The following extract is taken from Adolphe Tanquerey's Synopsis Theologiae Moralis et Pastoralis (1922).
Saturday, 8 June 2013
Sunday, 3 March 2013
Before the Catholic liturgy was reformed in the 1960s, every Low Mass in the world ended with the recitation, in the local language, of a set of prayers known as the "Leonine Prayers" or the "Prayers for Russia". These prayers are still sometimes recited today after celebrations of the Tridentine Mass.
Saturday, 10 November 2012
As all watchers of the Catholic extreme right must know by now, Bishop Richard Williamson has been expelled from the ultra-traditionalist Society of St Pius X (SSPX). This development has been years, if not decades, in the making, and is fascinating on a number of levels. A great English eccentric, Williamson is a highly cultured, charismatic and intellectually gifted man. He is also a political extremist and conspiracy theorist who has managed to alienate most of his fellow traditionalist Catholics, and who now finds himself cast into ecclesial outer darkness. He would be a gift to a novelist.
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Saturday, 28 July 2012
This book is Triumph of the Moon's evil twin. It is a work in roughly the same genre - a well-researched academic inquiry into the historical and cultural roots of contemporary neopaganism. The difference is that, while Triumph (published in 1999) was written from a broadly neutral perspective by an author who was sympathetic to neopagans, this book (published in 1998) is a hostile critique written by a conservative Christian.