Monthly Archives: August 2017

In Solidarity With Tulsa

In Solidarity With Tulsa

The Tulsa post reminds me of a similar struggle the Tradition-minded laity in Colorado Springs endured in order to preserve the Mass and catechesis in effect prior to the devastating changes imposed following Vatican II. Can you imagine having to say Mass in a Funeral Home, the irony being stupendous, while the Hierarchy promises “regularization” of the SSPX will soon occur?

My brothers and sisters in Tulsa, we at the Servants of the Holy Family Chapel in Colorado Springs, stand with you in your efforts to preserve Tradition in Liturgy, Practice and Belief, while those who have “canonical” stature work to destroy all that we hold dear. In fact the following image shows efforts we have underway to explain who we are: read more

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist versus the Extraordinary Form of the Mass

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist versus the Extraordinary Form of the Mass

Original Article By Andrew Parrish
Pewsitter.com
August 31, 2017

In fields such as theology, even words drawn from the vernacular, as opposed to custom-minted Latin terms, have a certain necessary precision in their meaning. An example of such a common word, generally meaning something specific, is “extraordinary.” In Catholic teaching, this word has the same definition as it does at large, only with slightly more dogmatic emphasis: An “extraordinary” thing is a thing, compared to the “ordinary”, that is in some way beyond, unusual, additional. read more

Curmudgeon’s Corner: The case against Catholic apologies

Curmudgeon’s Corner: The case against Catholic apologies

[Especially papal and particularly JP2, who (according to Wikipedia: List of apologies made by Pope John Paul II) “officially made public apologies for over 100 of … wrongdoings” – the most extensive being his March 2000 CONFESSION OF SINS AND ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS (see comment below for complete text)]

By Dr. Jeff Mirus | Aug 31, 2017

One of my very few disagreements with Pope St. John Paul II—to whom I pray each and every day—was over his introduction of the habit of formally apologizing for past failures and errors of the Catholic Church. This is a prudential question; good Catholics can disagree about it. But this week I have been haunted by the need to make the case for the opposition. Either the Holy Spirit is prompting me to prepare my brothers and sisters in Christ for another round of apologies…or I am selfishly petting one of my peeves. read more

Papal audience for writer who accused dubia Cardinals of inciting ‘satanic abuse’ of Pope

Papal audience for writer who accused dubia Cardinals of inciting ‘satanic abuse’ of Pope

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Stephen Walford and his family were granted an unprecedented 45-minute audience with Pope Francis

Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

August 31, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis granted a long, private audience to a relatively unknown Catholic writer who, one month earlier, had denounced three cardinals who have questioned Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, claiming that they have incited “satanic abuse” of the pope. read more

Vatican adviser slams Evangelical statement affirming biblical sexuality

Vatican adviser slams Evangelical statement affirming biblical sexuality

August 31, 2017, (LifeSiteNews) — A high-profile Vatican adviser responded to a recent Evangelical statement affirming marriage between “one man and one woman” with his own statement affirming “LGBT people.”

Rev. James Martin, a Catholic priest, author, and adviser to the Vatican on communications, tweeted a seven-point list of pro-homosexual affirmations in response to the Evangelical’s “Nashville Statement” that defended marriage between a man and woman.

Martin’s series of tweets were picked up by The Washington Post and published as a “counter-list” in an August 30 article titled “Seven simple ways to respond to the Nashville Statement on sexuality.” read more

GAY-PORN-STAR-TURNED-CATHOLIC INTERVIEWS FAITHFUL BISHOP

GAY-PORN-STAR-TURNED-CATHOLIC INTERVIEWS FAITHFUL BISHOP

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“It’s not loving to lie to people, it is loving to tell them the truth, even when the truth hurts”

by Trey Elmore • ChurchMilitant • August 31, 2017

DETROIT – A faithful Illinois bishop is taking on the LGBT lobby inside the Church in an interview with ex-gay author and blogger Joseph Sciambra. Bp. Paprocki also tackled the false compassion of accommodating sin pushed by so called gay ministries which are active in many Dioceses in the United States. The exchange was published on Sciambra’s YouTube channel on August 1. The interview covered the issue of “gay affirmative” ministries, as well as a Vatican letter issued by Cdl. Ratzinger on pastoral treatment of homosexuals and the correct understanding of “gradualism.” read more

Refreshing: Argentinian Bishop Defends Marriage Against Amoris Laetitia

Refreshing: Argentinian Bishop Defends Marriage Against Amoris Laetitia

en.news
8/31/17

The sacramental marriage “cannot be dissolved by any human power, neither civil nor ecclesiastical, neither by the passage of time after separation (culpable or not; brief or elongated), nor because love no longer exists between the spouses, nor by a personal conviction in conscience, even in good faith”, writes Bishop Pedro Daniel Martinez Perea of San Luis, Argentina, in a June 29 letter to his priests.

Bishop Martinez restates the Catholic teaching that a person who cohabits with another person is “in an objective state of sin” and must separate. Otherwise the reception of Holy Communion is impossible. read more

Evangelicals More Catholic Than Fr. James Martin, SJ

Evangelicals More Catholic Than Fr. James Martin, SJ

[And more Catholic than Catholics who defend him such as fellow Jesuits (including his rector and provincial) and Cardinals such as the American Wuerl, Cupich, Tobin (of Newark, NJ) and Farrell (prefect of a Vatican discastery)] ~ One Mad Mom

Oh my gosh!  The protestants have made James Martin, SJ come unglued!  To our “separated brethren,” a good deal of Catholics thank you!  There’s a thing here or there I might have changed but I’m not going to quibble on those since that has nothing to do with Fr. James Martin, SJ’s twitter rant, which of course, was kind of giant red-herring because it had little or nothing to do with the “Nashville Statement.”

So, let’s look at the statement:

cbmw.org/nashville-statement

Preamble read more

Cardinal Sarah on the Liturgy: A candid diagnosis followed by a fatal prescription

Cardinal Sarah on the Liturgy: A candid diagnosis followed by a fatal prescription

by Christopher A. Ferrara
August 30, 2017

In a recent article on the state of liturgy in the French journal La Nef, excerpted in English at Sandro Magister’s indispensable blogsite, Cardinal Robert Sarah, the now-neutralized Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, presents the usual “conservative” admissions of the liturgical disaster that has unfolded since the post-Vatican II “liturgical reform” was thrust upon the Church. The usual admissions are followed by the usual “conservative” refusal to admit that the “reform” was a catastrophic blunder that should be abandoned in favor of a return to liturgical tradition. Worse, Cardinal Sarah prescribes a cure that would be worse than the disease. read more

JEFFERSON CITY’S CATHEDRAL SCHOOL RESISTS LGBT POLICY

Jefferson City’s Cathedral School Resists LGBT Policy

Handbook: “Students may not advocate, celebrate or express same-sex attraction”

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • ChurchMilitant • August 30, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The flagship school for the diocese of Jefferson City has updated its handbook with clear Catholic instruction to counter the LGBT agenda being foisted on schools.

Just in time for the new school year, St. Joseph Cathedral School, has posted on their website a handbook, which on page 65 reads, “Students may not advocate, celebrate or express same-sex attraction in such a way as to cause confusion or distraction in the context of Catholic school classes, activities or events.” read more

Catholic priests at Australian prep schools urge students, parents to support ‘gay marriage’

Catholic priests at Australian prep schools urge students, parents to support ‘gay marriage’

Lisa Bourne

MELBOURNE, Australia, August 30, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Leaders from two prominent Jesuit schools in Australia have tacitly endorsed gay “marriage” before the country’s vote on the issue in communications to parents, staff and students.

Leadership for St. Ignatius College in Sydney and Xavier College in Melbourne used Pope Francis’ emphasis on love as the “primary Gospel value” and the primacy of individual conscience to give a positive portrayal of homosexual relationships. Their statements also directly defied Catholic teaching and recent statements by Australian prelates about upholding Catholic identity in Church institutions. read more

Society of St. Pius X – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Posted by Joseph Ostermeir, the Okie Traditionalist, on Monday, August 28, 2017

Society of St. Pius X – Tulsa, Oklahoma

Society of St. Pius X – Tulsa.  Its current status, history, and hopes for the future. Why traditional Catholics of the Tulsa area should visit and benefit from Archbishop Lefebvre’s Priestly Society. Arguably as a paternal, centralizing force of the Traditional Movement, in the past and for the future.  Because of its impending Accord with the Vatican, and entrance into the diocesan structures.   This is the subject of the latest installment of yours truely, The Okie Traditionalist. Preface:  much of the information presented here comes from senior founders of the Society’s Tulsa apostolate at different occasions at coffee and doughnuts, potlucks, and diners.

Right now a priest from St Mary’s, Kansas makes the arduous 10 hour Mass circuit drive to Oklahoma City and then to Tulsa to offer the unadulterated Roman rite of the Mass.  On the 2nd and 4th Sundays, at 3pm, preceeded by confession and rosary, the unambiguous Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered at Fitzgerald’s Funeral Home on Bolder Avenue just a few blocks from the Cathedral.  Yes, a funeral home, and yes just blocks from the Diocesan See.  The rented chapel looks like a beautiful, traditional Catholic church.  Afterwards, the faithful go for dinner with Father to discuss the Faith, society, and daily life.  Plans for a new church and hopes for growth, to include Mass every Sunday, remain. read more