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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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In the Murky Waters of Vatican II

CP&S comment: We wish to make clear that in publishing this article on the unscrupulous ways the New Mass was thrust upon the faithful, in no way are we stating that the Novus Ordo Mass, when celebrated according to the rubrics set … Continue reading

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When Confessionals Are Turned Into Broom Closets!

From Fr George W. Rutler’s ‘Weekly Column’   ——->         Thirty-five years ago I admired the neo-Gothic buildings of a Catholic college in Westchester County. But I was surprised to find that the confessional in the beautiful … Continue reading

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A fine word

The Holy Father had something good and important to say yesterday: When we celebrate the Mass, we don’t accomplish a representation of the Last Supper: no, it is not a representation. It is something else: it is the Last Supper … Continue reading

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EF Mass threat, the abuse crisis, ‘whimsical’ liturgically dancing bishops: so what can we do?

H/T to Richard Collins at http://linenonthehedgerow.blogspot.co.uk  for this reasoned blogpost. from: http://australiaincognita.blogspot.co.uk I posted last night, on the decision to outright suppress, or severely restrict, the use of the EF Mass by the Franciscans of the Immaculate. Naturally some have sought … Continue reading

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Crunch time?

In amongst our comments, JabbaPappa reports: Le Figaro – “Rome and Écône on the verge of reaching an agreement” From major French daily Le Figaro, in an article signed by its main religion correspondent, Jean-Marie Guénois: Rome and Écône on … Continue reading

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Kicking away the ladder

Shortly after I was born, an educationalist noticed that adults read in a peculiar way: we don’t actually read the letters in a word, or look at the word’s phonetic value, instead most adults look at a word, see its … Continue reading

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April may be cruel month for relations with traditionalists

John L Allen Jr on Mar. 24, 2011 For anyone hoping that longstanding ruptures between Rome and the traditionalist wing of the Catholic church are on the brink of swift resolution, it may turn out that April is indeed the … Continue reading

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In Defence of Tradition – Bishop Salvador L. Lazo

As we approach the advent of the New translation of the Roman Missal, and mutterings arise regarding resistance to change, it behoves us to look back to times when changes were greeted with equal trepidation. One such time was the … Continue reading

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VATICAN II – Bishop Schneider’s call for a “syllabus of errors”

I encountered Bishop Athanasius Schneider, who is also a patristic scholar, through a small volume entitled “Dominus Est”. From the book’s very first pages, this young and gifted bishop’s holiness shines through. His description of the Eucharistic devotion, which flowed … Continue reading

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