Friday, July 30, 2021
Latin to be more widely taught in UK
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Theodore McCarrick is charged with sexual abuse
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
A Non-Catholic Defends Eucharistic Discipline
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
For those in need of a little ecclesial humor...
There is this.
Friday, July 16, 2021
Pope Francis Restricts Use of Traditional Roman Rite (Tridentine Mass)
Pope Francis has issued a motu proprio, "Traditionis Custodes," which effectively abrogates Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum," by which the former pope had liberated the ancient rite of the Latin Church. The new decree imposes sweeping restrictions on the use of the older liturgical rite and grants local bishops the authority to refuse to any priest the right to celebrate mass according to the old form. All priests must now secure permission to do so including those who have already been using the missal. For priests ordained after the publication of the new motu proprio (that is after today) permission to use the older rite is now reserved to the Apostolic See.
There is no possible interpretation of this document that does not lead one to conclude it is meant as an attack on conservative Catholics and the sensus fidelium of the Roman Catholic Church as it existed for its first 1900 years or so. That a pope would attempt to effectively suppress the heart of the liturgical patrimony of the Western Church, is quite simply scandalous. What was sacred for most of two millennia is now suspect, and those attached to it are clearly not quite right.
There is no charity or love in this. Only calculated cruelty.
The full test of the motu proprio and the accompanying letter may be found here.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Miami's hot condo market just got very complicated
Polish Courts Defy European Union Sparking Speculation Over Its Future
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
BITCOIN ‘Black Swan’ author Nassim Taleb says bitcoin is worth zero and fails as a currency and a hedge
Monday, July 12, 2021
New York's Gilded Age Glory
A look back at some of the lost Gilded Age architecture of New York's upper east side.