How Easy it is to Fall: Father Aidan Nichols

Back in 2019, the popular and well published Dominican priest and theologian Fr. Aidan Nichols sign a document which accused Pope Francis of Heresy. The document is basically a list where the authors and signatory members – “… accuse Pope Francis of having, through his words and actions, publicly and pertinaciously demonstrated his belief inContinue reading “How Easy it is to Fall: Father Aidan Nichols”

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The Spirit of the Liturgy: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

For this book review I would like to simply point out its great value towards the discussion of Vatican II and liturgically related themes. Ratzinger discusses the very essence of the liturgy in the first part. He details not only the True and Definite Sacrifice of the Mass so often emphasized by the Tridentine Mass,Continue reading “The Spirit of the Liturgy: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger”

Did the Liturgical Reforms of Vatican II go Further Than Sacrosanctum Concilium Called For?

It is often argued in Vatican II’s favour that the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy did not envision the depth and level of changes that ended up being the result of the liturgical reforms it called for which happened subsequent to the Council. Is this true? It is often pointed out that Sacrosanctum Concilium calledContinue reading “Did the Liturgical Reforms of Vatican II go Further Than Sacrosanctum Concilium Called For?”

A Response to the Ottaviani Intervention: Part 1 of 2

Part 2 will be coming soon. This is not a complete disagreement with the contents of the Ottaviani Intervention. I can see how someone could view certain omissions in content and additions in content to the Novus Ordo Missae (NO) in the way that they do. The Ottaviani Intervention was a short critical study ofContinue reading “A Response to the Ottaviani Intervention: Part 1 of 2”

Does Francis Only Quote Post Vatican II Sources?

I once heard someone accuse Francis of only using Post-Vatican II sources in his encyclicals and Exhortations. Is this true? Should we expect someone living 55 years after Vatican II closed to often quote pre-Vatican II works? I did a quick survey of other Popes and how far back quote church documents in their encyclicalsContinue reading “Does Francis Only Quote Post Vatican II Sources?”

Sr. Lucia Called Vatican II a Holy Council

“The simple remembrance of the mysteries in each decade is another radiance of light supporting the burning torch in souls. This is why the devil has moved against it—such a great war. And the worst part is that he has deluded and deceived souls of great responsibility in their position. They are blind men leadingContinue reading “Sr. Lucia Called Vatican II a Holy Council”

List of Locations Saints are Referenced in Vatican II: All 16 Documents

List of All locations where Vatican II uses in-text Saint references. (this does not included places where texts are referenced but the saint names are not used in the text but instead included as a footnote/endnote – the footnoted references are in the hundreds) The focus is on Saints in the popular sense. For example,Continue reading “List of Locations Saints are Referenced in Vatican II: All 16 Documents”

Against The Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen on Vatican II on Other Religions

I have already answered most of the objections raised by the Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen will raise in my Topic by Topic analysis of Vatican II. (Linked Here) In this post I will go part by part refuting this troubled congregations claims. CMRI Claim NOSTRA AETATE #1: “The opening paragraph of this declarationContinue reading “Against The Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen on Vatican II on Other Religions”

Review of Moving Beyond Vatican II by Eric Sammons

Eric Sammons article Moving Beyond Vatican II (crisismagazine.com) major point is as follows. “So, how should Catholics approach Vatican II? First, to be clear, this is not a call to “reject” Vatican II or to declare it heretical. It’s a call to stop being handcuffed to that council, to move beyond it. Too often we’ve hadContinue reading “Review of Moving Beyond Vatican II by Eric Sammons”

The Errors of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate on Vatican II and Education (Gravissimum Educationis)

IN this article linked here The Decrees of Vatican II on Education Compared with Past Church Teachings – CMRI: Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen the CMRI again make several mistakes when they invalidly critique Vatican II and accuse it of heresy. CMRI Claim: Gravissimum Educationis #6 says “But it must always keep in mind theContinue reading “The Errors of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate on Vatican II and Education (Gravissimum Educationis)”