Tag Archives: Pope Benedict XVI

The Latin Mass Is The Future Of The Catholic Church

By John Daniel Davidson at The Federalist: You don’t have to know the entire modern history of the traditional Latin Mass to understand what’s behind Pope Francis’s recent apostolic letter, Traditionis custodes, claiming the ancient rite threatens the unity of the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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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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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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A Lie About John Paul II’s Words Underpins Francis’ Motu Proprio

Op-Ed by Leo Darroch at Rorate Caeli: The publication of this document, although expected, is much more despotic and cruel than anyone could have imagined. Canonists and liturgical experts have already started to offer opinions and their contributions will be welcomed … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections – 27th June 2021

Sunday, June 27 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Cyril of Alexandria  Book of Wisdom 1,13-15.2,23-24. Because God did not make death, nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living. For he fashioned all things that they might have … Continue reading

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MASS CONFUSION: Some Considerations on the Feared Modification of Summorum Pontificum

Editor’s Note: What follows is not just a series of considerations on the upcoming “reforms” of Summorum Pontificum. Rather it is a kind of Rosetta Stone that can help new recruits to Tradition crack the code long used by Modernists … Continue reading

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What can we offer the world? ‘Not much’ according to Mr. Lewis

Posted on June 9, 2021 by Steven O’Reilly on ‘Roma Locuta Est’ Mike Lewis over at Where Peter Is has offered his ruminations on the state and future of evangelization. The lengthy essay (4,600 words plus) ponders “What can we offer the world?”  The question … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis Planning to Restrict Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Letter “Summorum Pontificum”?

It is ongoing news: strange plans are getting underway in the Vatican under Pope Francis’ orders that are not going to favour the spread or even the celebration of the Mass of the Ages. These plans are not taking into … Continue reading

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Ex-pope Benedict chides ‘fanatical’ Catholics who reject his resignation

CP&S comment. Well, well, this news comes as a surprise right now! And also something of a disappointment. However frail Benedict XVI might be, he cannot be blind to the horrors we been have subjected to under Francis since he … Continue reading

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Lent, St Padre Pio, and Spiritual Combat with the Devil

“We must prepare for temptation if we want to approach God.” (St. Padre Pio) Pope Benedict XIV wrote an encyclical on Lent in which he said: “The observance of Lent is the very badge of the Christian warfare. By it, … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI Warned Us Years Ago of Dangers Ahead

Several times during his pontificate, Pope Benedict XVI sounded the alarm about the direction society was taking, and told us what we must do in response. By Joseph Pronechen on the National Catholic Register Like the seers and prophets of old, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER Z: Does the SSPX “exercise legitimate ministries” or not?

From a reader at Fr Z’s Blog … QUAERITUR: I appreciate all of your hard work on the topic of the SSPX and just your whole candid approach to speaking clearly about topics that are otherwise ambiguous. I attend the … Continue reading

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Antonio Socci: Benedict XVI Warns of a New Totalitarianism

by Antonio Socci on 1Peter5 : (First published at Libero, 15 November 2020) Last May there was controversy over the anticipation of some statements made by Benedict XVI to Peter Seewald published in his biography that was about to be published … Continue reading

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Reflection for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI This Sunday’s liturgy presents a parable to us that speaks of a wedding banquet to which many were invited. The First Reading, from the Book of Isaiah, prepares the ground for this theme, for it speaks … Continue reading

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Pray for the victims of 9/11 and for our world with this prayer from Benedict XVI

It is nineteen years since the devastating islamic terrorist attacks took place in the US that claimed the lives of 3,000 innocent people. Pope Benedict XVI visited Ground Zero in 2008, and this was his prayer. O God of love, … Continue reading

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