Daily Archives: 2 August 2021

TC Letter 1: Introduction

Traditionis Custodes has dropped. I won’t say like a bomb, like some intemperate and excitable commentators have mentioned. While the document is certainly discouraging in many respects to advocates for the traditional Latin Mass, it is hardly the end of … Continue reading

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Blogging Unfolding Ahead

On one hand, I probably have no business still doing this. My original thought was to write, well, original stuff more or less daily, mostly commenting on liturgy as a counterweight to what I believed was an outsized online component … Continue reading

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Populorum Progressio 74: An Appeal to Youth

74. We are fully aware of the fact that many young people have already responded wholeheartedly to the invitation of Our predecessor Pius XII, summoning the laity to take part in missionary work. (Fidei Donum (1957)) We also know that … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 234: Unfair Generalizations

The worst are racial slurs and inappropriate jokes. As usual, the treatment is to imagine oneself in the shoes of another: 234. Often, the more vulnerable members of society are the victims of unfair generalizations. If at times the poor … Continue reading

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