Fr. Amorth Speaks of St. Pio

It is quite interesting that even now the consecration of Russia still excites so much controversy.  I place this here without comment but with the fervent hope that this year proves the turning point for a world on the point of calamity and Christ’s Church which in human terms at least, seems likewise close to…

My Dear Son

There follows a letter first printed in the district magazine of the Society of St. Pius X in the November/December issue.   If I had a son about to choose his vocation in life I could not better this advice.  May the good Lord have mercy on the souls of Mr. Barry and his son Peter….

Instructing the Ignorant

The subject of Ireland’s primary schools is in the news at the moment.  The minister in charge of education, Richard Bruton, is looking at the problem of access to school for the irreligious.  The problem in a nutshell is that the Catholic Church is patron of most catholic schools in Ireland and as patrons expect…

Putting the Fun Back Into Fundamental

The Irish Times, that bastion of journalistic integrity, has printed an article in today’s edition by a priest of the Clogher diocese maintaining that ‘fundamentalist Catholics are turning people off Church in Ireland’.  The author of the article, Fr. Joe McVeigh, never specifies what he means by the label ‘fundamentalist’ but it is quite clear…

A whiff of schism: when different Catholics hold radically different beliefs

At a Catholic parish in Athy, Ireland, a lesbian couple who resigned from parish ministry after entering a legal marriage has returned to active participation—and to loud applause. So now everyone is welcome in St. Michael’s parish, right? Wrong. Anthony Murphy, the editor of Catholic Voice—the man who objected to the lesbian couple’s prominent role…

Archbishop Martin and Maynooth

Last week Archbishop Martin, a trustee at Maynooth College, the national seminary, said he had decided not to send Dublin seminarians to Maynooth any longer due to “an atmosphere of strange goings-on there”.  “It seems like a quarrelsome place with anonymous letters being sent around. I don’t think this is a good place for students,”…

Libellus of Condemned Errors regarding ‘Amoris Laetitia’

The following is a statement issued after a conference organised by a new lay association called Veri Catholici, which in Latin means, “True Catholics”.  The association was set up in response to the call by Bishop Athanasius Schneider “…to engage with our fellow Catholics in more traditional ways. We should organize conferences and symposiums on…

Does the Faith Change?

“The body of bishops failed in their confession of the Faith…. They spoke variously, one against another; there was nothing, after Nicea, of firm, unvarying, consistent testimony, for nearly sixty years. There were untrustworthy Councils, unfaithful bishops; there was weakness, fear of consequences, misguidance, delusion, hallucination, endless, hopeless, extending into nearly every corner of the…

A Historic Indictment

A Review of Antonio Socci’s La Profezia Finale by Christopher A. Ferrara http://www.cfnews.org Introduction Again and again the Italian Catholic and public intellectual Antonio Socci has shocked the Catholic “mainstream” with explosive exposés that confirm the diagnosis of the current crisis in the Church in “traditionalist” and “Fatimite” circles. Unlike so many of his colleagues…

The Spirit of Sacrifice and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

This article was written by Rev. Fr. Philippe Pazat and appears in the current issue of “Ite Missa Est”, the magazine of the UK district of the Society of St. Pius X.  Fr. Pazat is in charge of the Society’s third order but there is no doubt that the following article could be read with benefit…

The Necessity of Religious Instruction

“But while the preaching of the divine Word should never be interrupted in the Church, surely in these, our days, it becomes necessary to labour with more than ordinary zeal and piety to nourish and strengthen the faithful with sound and wholesome doctrine, as with the food of life. For false prophets have gone forth…

Schadenfreude – the Revolution bears Fruit in Ireland

The Irish State, like its US counterpart was born in revolution and as the idea of America as the model state has been exported worldwide, Ireland has not been slow, along with the rest of the world, especially the West, in adopting and adapting it.  There is only one problem with this and that is that revolution is…