Publications

What’s Happening with the Notre Dame restoration? An Advent 2021 Update

The restoration of Notre Dame has been a triumphant vindication of medieval methods and materials.

OSB vs UFO - Stanley Jaki and the Theology of Aliens

In heated discussions on faith and science, one expert is routinely overlooked - Stanley L. Jaki, OSB.

Surveying Sacraments - a Global Snapshot of Traditional Weddings

Catholic with a small c, my catechism taught me, means universal. Our Faith’s long history, unique claim to the Truth, and geographic …

Sharon Kabel on a Supposed Saying of Pope Pius XII

Our friend Sharon Kabel has just posted another one of her useful and interesting research pieces, this time on a saying ascribed to …

Follow-Up on the Turkey Indult

In November of last year, I shared a provocative hypothesis: thanks to the discovery of new evidence, it was possible for the first …

On the Mythical Pius XII Thanksgiving Indult

Every year around Thanksgiving, a flurry of social media posts make the rounds in traditional Catholic circles, concerning a mysterious …

Catholic News Archive

The Catholic News Archive (CNA) is a freely available unique digital collection of American Catholic Newspapers. With an impressive …

Abbess Caritas Pirckheimer: A Crucial Witness In Times of Persecution

By virtue of her birth, her education, and her talents, Abbess Pirckheimer was uniquely positioned to be a bastion for Bavarian …

The Consecration of a Small English Church in 1846

In the fall of 1846, construction finished for Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Spinkhill, Derbyshire, England. The event …

How New Is the New Traditional Wedding Preface?

On March 25, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith issued Quo Magis, which, among other things, added an optional preface (de …

“May Your Kids Always Like You”: Subtle Changes in the Rite of Marriage

The Rite of Marriage was codified in the 1614–15 Rituale Romanum by the Council of Trent. The 1962 Rite of Marriage is identical to the …

Bible Vigils, and Why We Don’t Have (or Need) Them

Although it is now frequently claimed that the traditional Latin Mass (TLM) was never abrogated (totally abolished) following the …

Bible Vigils: Guest Article

Bible vigils were a Catholic phenomenon of the 1960s. They were called by a variety of names, “Bible vigil” being the most common but …

‘Virtually Impossible with an All-Latin Liturgy’: A Brief History of Active Participation

Although active participation may have dissipated as a liturgical rallying call, it remains an unusually revealing and concise way to …

Not Authorized: The Untold Story of the Death of the Old Mass

Although it is now frequently claimed that the traditional Latin Mass (TLM) was never abrogated (totally abolished) following the …