What the Optimism About Vatican II Was Really About

“Meanwhile, John XXIII had announced the Second Vatican Council and thereby reanimated and, for many, intensified even to the point of euphoria the atmosphere of renewal and hope that reigned in the Church and in theology since the end of the First World War despite the perils of the National Socialist era.” – Cardinal JosephContinue reading “What the Optimism About Vatican II Was Really About”

Does Pope Francis Only Quote Post Vatican II Sources

In a video by Timothy Gordon entitled “5 Catholics Debate the Motu and SSPX” about Pope Francis’ recent move on Traditional Latin Masses, apart from a few speakers wrongful attribution of the word wicked to Pope Francis, (not M. Lofton) Eric Sammons had a rather weak criticism against Francis. Eric makes the claim that FrancisContinue reading “Does Pope Francis Only Quote Post Vatican II Sources”

Vatican II and Culture and Modern Times Quotes

This is a list using the Vatican Website translation of all the occurrences of Culture or Modern Times/Epoch and similar words are used in the 16 major documents of Vatican II. The list is the majority but not exhaustive. The focus was on Modern Times, references to ancient times are not always included. Lumen GentiumContinue reading “Vatican II and Culture and Modern Times Quotes”

Letter From the Editor October 2020: Love or Hate or Something in Between the Choice is Still the Same

For this month’s general letter I want to return to an addition to the website’s homepage. The open letter to those discourage – Hope against Hope was meant to be a bridge between various ideas about what Vatican II was and will be for the future. The whole point is that, if you like VaticanContinue reading “Letter From the Editor October 2020: Love or Hate or Something in Between the Choice is Still the Same”

Ronald Knox a New Apologetics

If you don’t know about Msgr. Ronald Knox I suggest you do a quick internet search. The man was brilliant, he translated the entire bible himself into what is known as the Knox Translation. He converted from the Anglican faith to Catholicism and his experience is well documented in his many writing often in apologeticContinue reading “Ronald Knox a New Apologetics”

Vatican II Eucharist Quotes

This collection of quotes shows just how much Vatican II was able to place the Eucharist at the center of many its exhortations and teachings. Notice how many times the phrase -especially the Eucharist comes up! This collection does not contain all the times the word Eucharist is used -but it does contain the majority.Continue reading “Vatican II Eucharist Quotes”

4 Quotes on Papal Primacy/Error

“For it has never been allowed that that be discussed again which has once been decided by the Apostolic See” St. Boniface I, Letter to Rufus, Bishop of Thessaly 422 “The Apostolic See’s confession of faith is unassailable; it is impossible for it to be stained by any false doctrine or be contaminated by anyContinue reading “4 Quotes on Papal Primacy/Error”

Quotes on Vatican II – #1

General Instruction of the Roman Missal #15 “Finally, in the manner the liturgical norms of the Council of Trent have certainly been completed and perfected in many respects by those of the Second Vatican Council, which has brought to realization the efforts of the last four hundred years to bring the faithful closer to theContinue reading “Quotes on Vatican II – #1”

Catechism Vatican II Style Part 2

This is my second post on my experience reading the Catechism of the Council of Trent. Since, some have been saying that the Trent Catechism is superior I wanted to see if that was true myself or was that assertion just based on bias. (see my first post here) After a few more weeks ofContinue reading “Catechism Vatican II Style Part 2”