Author Archives: Catholicism Pure & Simple

The Upside-Down Church

Pope Francis can’t rest until all Catholics are modernists. By George Neumayr at The American Spectator: Pope Francis has often compared the Catholic Church to a “field hospital.” It is an odd analogy in his case, given his penchant for … Continue reading

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No Vaccination? No Salvation!

Coming to a church near you? From Gloria TV: Father Pasquale Giordano of Bernalda (12,000 inhabitants), Southern Italy, is categoric, “I kindly ask those who have no intention of having a swab or vaccination to refrain from coming to the … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, July 25 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. James the Greater – St. Christopher 2nd book of Kings 4,42-44. A man came from Baal-shalishah bringing the man of God twenty barely loaves made from the first fruits, and fresh … Continue reading

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‘Traditionis’: a picture is worth a thousand words

From Fr Z’s Blog: This is one of the most beautiful expressions of “full, conscious and active” participation at Mass that I have ever seen. It is another way, a silent but outward way, to express those amazing words: “My … Continue reading

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St. Bridget of Sweden

Bridget was nobly born, her father was Birger, the governor of Upland in Sweden, and her mother, Ingeborg, was the daughter of the governor of East Gothland. At fourteen she was married to young Ulf Gudmarsson, to whom she was … Continue reading

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Cardinal Burke’s Statement on «Traditionis Custodes»

Many faithful – laity, ordained and consecrated – have expressed to me the profound distress which the Motu Proprio «Traditionis Custodes» has brought them. Those who are attached to the Usus Antiquior (More Ancient Usage) [UA], what Pope Benedict XVI called the … Continue reading

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Traditionis Custodes: A Blessing in Disguise?

By Robert B. Greving at Crisis Magazine: As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make a whiskey sour. To this extent, Traditionis Custodes may be a blessing in disguise in the long run. Let me explain.   Two things seem clear … Continue reading

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Father Hunwicke reflects on Traditionis Custodes

Things rarely seem as precious as they do when there are attempts to rob you of them. CP&S comment: Many thanks to Father Hunwicke for this beautiful reflection. As I finished saying Mass last Saturday, the morning after Traditionis custodes, the … Continue reading

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Archbishop Viganò: The end does not justify the means

July 21, 2021, Maike Hickson at LifeSiteNews: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, in a foreword to a book on the problem of the coronavirus vaccine, decries the satanic nature of this vaccine using tissue of aborted babies in its production and testing. For … Continue reading

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Sancta Maria Magdalena, ora pro nobis!

An ancient tradition identifies Mary Magdalene with Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, who had wasted the great beauty that God had given her in a life of sin, but one day saw Christ and was touched by grace.  … Continue reading

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Clarity from @Card_R_Sarah

From Fr Z’s blog: Exactly. Inculturation is inevitable and necessary and a nature dynamic of who we are as Catholic Christians. But inculturation must be properly understood and applied. There is a two-way street between the influence of the world … Continue reading

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St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Born in Brindisi in Italy and christened Julius Caesar, the future saint’s father was Guglielmo Rossi, and his mother Elisabetta Massella, both exemplary Christians. His parents entrusted the boy’s education to the Conventuals of Brindisi where he showed early signs … Continue reading

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In the Midst of Crisis, Be Driven by Faith, Not by Fear

By Dr Peter Kwasniewski at Crisis Magazine: In our days, we are seeing an intensification of the spiritual battle as the situation within the Catholic Church continues to deteriorate. Battles have casualties, and some of those casualties are Catholics who have … Continue reading

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From Summorum pontificum to Traditionis custodes, or from the reserve to the zoo

From FSSPX News: Pope Francis yesterday published a motu proprio whose title could be full of hope: Traditionis custodes , “guardians of Tradition”. Knowing that it is addressed to the bishops, one could catch oneself dreaming: is Tradition in the process of recovering … Continue reading

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The Ancient Mass is the Future. Traditional Catholics are the most Faithful.

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