Tag Archives: Vatican II

Pope Francis, Biden and “post-institutional” Catholics

by Roberto de Mattei at the Lepanto Foundation What will be the effects of Joe Biden’s election on the life of the Church? Biden is the second Catholic President in the history of the United States after John Fitzgerald Kennedy, … Continue reading

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Cassocks, Tradition, and the Dying of the New Church of Vatican II

The blog, ‘Messa in Latino’, quite recently published two pieces about Facebook postings by one of the clergy of the Bergamo diocese, Monsignor Alberto Cararra.  They are both significant in offering hope that even in Italy the light of Tradition may be … Continue reading

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Earthquake: Francis decrees women can occupy the former Minor Orders of Lector and Acolyte!

Comment: Francis takes another step towards Protestantism! First posted on RORATE CAELI [Full English text of Francis’ motu proprio.] Of course, for us Traditional Catholics, the Minor Orders never ceased to exist. And for good reason: the  last major dogmatic Council, … Continue reading

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Differences in the Old and New Liturgical Calendars at Christmas and New Year

Much has been written about the tragic liturgical changes after Vatican Two, resulting in the strange introduction of the Novus Ordo Mass – often referred to as “Bugnini’s Mass” – that replaced the sublimely reverential Mass of the Ages, the … Continue reading

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Invalid baptism leads to an avalanche of invalid sacraments

From Rorate Caeli: A rogue “permanent deacon” in the Archdiocese of Detroit, Mark Springer, administered invalid baptisms for 13 years. One of them was to someone who would eventually be “ordained” a priest in 2017 — only to learn he … Continue reading

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Some thoughts about Vatican II from Fr Z

Posted on 19 August 2020 on Fr.Z‘s blog: Since I responded elsewhere to a question about Bp. Barron’s recent videos and his view of traditional Catholics, and since every answer he gives seems to circles around Vatican II, it occurred to me that … Continue reading

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Bishop Schneider lists problems in Vatican II documents that lead to ‘relativism’

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, July 28, 2020, LifeSiteNews: The auxiliary bishop of Astana has called for the correction of texts promulgated by the Second Vatican Council that have led to “relativism.”  “I think that one day the Church should formally correct (expressions … Continue reading

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From Vatican II to Abu Dhabi: Debate Between Bishop Schneider and Archbishop Viganò

Source: FSSPX News On February 4, 2019, Pope Francis with the Grand Imam of the Cairo Mosque signed a Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together. On February 24, 2019, Fr. Davide Pagliarani, Superior General of the Society … Continue reading

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50 priests, scholars, journalists thank Viganò, Schneider for raising Vatican II questions

Dr Maike Hickson, July 15, 2020, LifeSiteNews: Today, more than 50 priests, scholars, journalists, and other persons of prominence published an Open Letter to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, thanking these two prelates for their recent statements in which … Continue reading

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Abp Viganò defends his union with Church: ‘I have no desire to separate myself from Mother Church’

July 6, 2020, LifeSiteNews: “I have no desire to separate myself from Mother Church, for the exaltation of which I daily renew the offering of my life,” stated Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò regarding accusations that he was “on the brink … Continue reading

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St Padre Pio on the Novus Ordo Mass, Vatican II and Fatima

May 5th is the feast day of the holy Pope, Saint Pius V, in the traditional calendar (prior to the liturgical changes of Vatican II). Below we post the link to a video of Padre Pio’s last public Mass celebrated … Continue reading

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England’s Re-dedication as “Mary’s Dowry” in Face of the Current Pandemic

WALSINGHAM, England will be re-dedicated as the “Dowry of Mary” in the face of the Wuhan virus pandemic, renewing the first dedication made by King Richard II in 1381 at Westminster Abbey as he sought Our Lady’s protection during a … Continue reading

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The Change in the Liturgy: the real reason men fell away from the Church post-Vatican II

Nobody can deny that the exodus of Mass-attending Catholics from the Church in the wake of the changes applied after Vatican II (and very notably the exodus of men in particular) has been a disaster for families and the whole … Continue reading

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“The Antichrist presents himself as a pacifist, ecologist and ecumenist” (Cardinal Biffi)

Fr Ray Blake has published a few prescient quotations from deceased Cardinal Giacomo Biffi (1928-2015) on his blog that could be seen as describing pretty aptly the current ideology in the Vatican, infiltrated by enemies of the Cross and the … Continue reading

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How Vatican II elevated worshippers’ ‘active participation’ above worship of God

By Peter Kwasniewski at LifeSiteNews: Historian Yves Chiron, in his bestselling biography of Annibale Bugnini, notes the rising popularity of a phrase—today more likely to elicit the rolling of eyes—that was bandied about in the 1950s and 1960s: The “active … Continue reading

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