• The Crisis of Truth I
    Let me begin the discussion of Truth by disclosing three examples of individuals who have trouble with the truth. [1] Some time ago, a [traditional] bishop came calling unexpectedly. We eventually went out to breakfast and began discussing various Church related matters. When it came to the question of who can or cannot receive Holy […]
  • The Society of St. Pius X, II
    From Novus Ordo Watch: 3.12.2019 The Lefebvrists (the Society of St. Pius X) have long considered themselves de facto, the final arbiter of all things Catholic. In effect they believe that the Holy See must submit to the SSPX, rather than the other way around, because the SSPX “stands for Tradition”, so they think, whereas […]
  • The Society Of ST. PIUS X
    The Society of St. Pius X is an international fraternity of “traditionalist” Catholic priests founded in 1970 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (d. 3.25.1991). It boasts of the highest membership of so-called traditional Catholics in the world. In 2022 it claimed over 700 priests and 1,135 total memberships. Many readers of this Column know this, but […]
  • “The Latin Mass needs to be restricted because the theology of the Church has changed.”
    So said ‘Cardinal’ Arthur Roche who is the Novus Ordo Prefect of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. He made this statement recently, within the past month or so. As far as I know, a ‘dicastery’ is similar in concept to a ‘congregation.’ Well, the cat is out of the […]
  • The Sun will Be Darkened And the Moon Will Not Give Its Light
    Many things are predicted in relation to signs that will occur before the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. In the 24th chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew, and the Apocalypse of St. John especially, we see the use of apocalyptic language to convey important ideas that transcend prose but are more aptly […]
  • Could it Happen Here? It is Happening Here II
    The greatest of all freedoms, that of speech, is disappearing. Since Lenin, no left-wing institution or country ever allowed dissent, and the left in America — which is elected and defended by liberals — is no exception. Already almost half of all college students say they do not believe in free speech for “hate speech,” […]
  • Could it happen here? It is Happening here
    My field of study in graduate school was communism. As a fellow at the Russian Institute of Columbia’s School of International Affairs, I was, if I remember correctly, one of seven students in the entire university to major in what was known at the time as “Communist Affairs.” I cite this in order to make […]
  • Paschal Time
    We give the name of Pascal Time to the period between Easter Sunday and the Saturday following Pentecost Sunday. It is the most sacred portion of the liturgical year, and the one towards which the whole cycle converges. We shall easily understand how this is, if we reflect upon the greatness of Easter, which is […]
  • The Hell You Say!
    On March 11, 2023 the false Pope Bergoglio was asked the following: What is your own interpretation of hell and paradise, and what happens to people who go to hell, and what to those who goto paradise? ‘Pope’ Francis responds: Hell is a state, there are people who live in hell continuously.…hell is a state, […]
  • The Prophecy of St. Francis of Assisi, as reprised from Fr. Safreed’s Reflection
    Not long before he died in 1226, St. Francis of Assisi called together the brothers of his Order and warned them of great tribulations that would afflict the Church at some point in the future. The source for this prophecy is found in Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi [London: R. Washbourne, […]
  • The Apostasy II
    Depending on who you talk to, the Great Apostasy that St. Paul refers to, began with the Protestant revolt, or more probably with the promulgation of Vatican II on December 8, 1965. Specifically, my opinion is Luther’s revolt was the first stage of future events that have made the faithful shutter and the cosmos shake. […]
  • The Apostasy I
    St. Paul in his 2nd letter to the Thessalonians states the following: Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revoltfirst, [apostasy in Greek] and the man of sin revealed, the son of perdition…whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power, andsigns and lying wonders…and in […]
  • Recognize And Resist Dishonesty III
    Why is the “Recognize and Resist” position as exemplified by Taylor Marshall and many other so-called theologians and bloggers so bad? There are many quotes that could be rendered to demonstrate why this is, but let’s present a couple from Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Satis Cognitum On the Unity of the Church: The Church has […]
  • Recognize And Resist Dishonesty II
    As stated previously in this Column when discussing the errors of Feeneyism on Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire, the Universal Ordinary Magisterium whether it contains non-fallible or infallible teaching, must be adhered to by all Catholics. There comes a problem, then, when assessing Vatican II because it “changed” Church teaching on major issues, […]
  • Recognize and Resist Dishonesty I
    The Traditional movement is full of individuals who have taken on what is called the “Recognize & Resist” understanding of the Church. Included on this list are people like “Bishop” Athanasius Schneider, “Archbishop” Carlo Vigano, “Cardinal” Raymond Burke, et al. I put quotes around their titles, because as I have demonstrated in this Column previously, […]
  • Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire V
    The following is a list of [top shelf] pre-Vatican II theologians who teach baptism of desire and baptism of blood. This includes St. Alphonsus Ligouri, St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Ambrose and St. Augustine all Doctors of the Church. There are others, perhaps many others. I have just listed these theologians based on […]
  • Baptism of Blood And Baptism of Desire iV
    In understanding the Church’s mind regarding Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire the following principles are required: You must believe the teachings of BOTH the: “Further, by divine and Catholic faith, all those things must bebelieved which are contained in the written word of God, andin tradition, and those which are proposed by the […]
  • Baptism of Blood And Baptism of Desire III
    We continue the discussion of Baptism of Desire and Baptism of Blood, by additional quotes from the Fathers and Doctors of the Church. St. Augustine, one of the greatest Doctors of the Church: “Those who die for the confession of Christ without having received thelaver of regeneration (baptism), are released thereby from their sins justas […]
  • Baptism of Blood and Baptism of Desire II
    In addition to understanding BOB and BOD from the mind of the Church and the Popes, we must look to accepted theologians who present to us an ensemble of consistent teaching on the subject. The theologian Melchior Cano (1509-1560) indicates the ten sources or “locis theologicis” from which Catholic doctrine can be rendered in all […]
  • Baptism of Blood And Baptism of Desire I
    In the course of most Traditional priests lives, sooner or later they will encounter those who distort the axiom “Outside the Church there is no Salvation.” They follow the teachings of the late Fr. Leonard Feeney and his followers, who embrace the Feeneyite position and reject common Catholic teaching concerning baptism of blood and baptism […]
  • The Christmas Season
    Today, let us meditate on a selection from “The Liturgical Year” by Dom Prosper Gueranger, OSB: Glorious day, indeed, is this of the Birth of the Savior! It had been looked forward to by the human race for four thousand years. The Church had prepared for it by the four weeks of her Advent, a […]
  • Modernity II
    Last time I attempted to describe the difference between the Medieval knowledge of the world, and what took place in Modernity, which represented what might be called the “turn to the subject.” Many religious and cultural commentators understand the crisis of the Modern world to be theological, and perhaps even cultural, whereas the real problem […]
  • Modernity III
    The Kantian Revolution has created gods out of men, as it places the creation of reality in the mind of each individual. This ultimately is the Revolution of Lucifer, who instilled godlike tendencies in humanity ever since he incited Adam and Eve to fall in that infamous garden. Now the serpent was more cunning than […]