Now the SPIRIT of Traditionis custodes is upon us!!

Like Vatican II, TC has now (after only twelve days!!) sprouted its own ghastly SPIRIT, which can even be directly contrary to TC itself, but still has to be as mercilessly enforced.According to Fr Zed, some American cleric called Gregory has forbidden an Authentic Form Mass in some American church which … is NOT a “parish church”.Simply a tyranny, isn’t it, all this. You have to guess what

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Saint John Henry Newman and the Olympic games: ariston men hudor!

So what would be a really Patrimonial way of partaking … spiritually, of course … in the Olympic Games? I was once accorded the tremendous privilege of looking at Saint John Henry Newman’s personal books at the Birmingham Oratory, in ‘the Cardinal’s’ study (with adjacent chapel). Tiny discoveries can be as personally satisfactory as large ones, and here is such a one that I made. We all know

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Vacatio Legis

Like most of those who have read Traditionis custodes, I was vastly intrigued by the bit right at the end.Legal enactments of any and every sort, secular and religious, tell you when the new law will come into effect. Summorum Pontificum, for example, came into effect a couple of months after it was published. But TC was to come into effect as soon as it had been published in Osservatore Romano (

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