Tag Archives: Tradition

The burden of Catholic sanity…

A child enters the world through the struggle of pregnancy and the pains of labor. Health is preserved and perfected through the efforts of a balanced diet and physical fitness. True intellectual prowess is achieved after years of intensive study, reflection, … Continue reading

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Who knew?

4:09: “It is a long established principle of the Church never to completely drop from Her public worship any ceremony, object, or prayer which once occupied a place in that worship.” — Fulton J. Sheen, narrator

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Masters of the house… #Augustine #solaScriptura

Whilst researching the origin of the expression, “In essentials, unity, etc.”, I stumbled upon an intriguing passage (paragraph 2, below) in a letter by St. Augustine. I now provide a few other passages from that letter which I think you’ll … Continue reading

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“Irony is dead…”

Someone recently asked me, in not so many words, “Don’t you think it’s a little ironic for you to post a papal teaching (and again here) against ‘hyphenated Catholicism’ when ‘traditionalist’ Catholics insist on their own special qualifier?” I agree … Continue reading

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BEWARE OF MINES

A prudent reminder from Fr. Hunwicke: REMORA: What exactly IS a pope? “[I]t is one of the reproaches urged against the Church of Rome, that it has originated nothing, and has only served as a sort of remora or break in the … Continue reading

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I especially like…

…numbers 3, 8, 9, and 12. 12 Things to do for a Traditional Catholic Lent The passion, death and resurrection of Jesus brought about the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the apostles and the whole Church. This is … Continue reading

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A caveat on traditionalist revanchism…

“Tradition is to be distinguished from the various theological, disciplinary, liturgical or devotional traditions, born in the local churches over time. These are the particular forms, adapted to different places and times, in which the great Tradition is expressed. In … Continue reading

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