Catholic Traditions

The Source of Art and Beauty

By John Horvat II, Catholic Thing, December 26, 2020 Paris is the City of Light, full of spectacle, beauty, and art. Yet in these dreary times of coronavirus lockdown, the theaters and concert halls are silent and dark. Artistic beauty finds no refuge from the draconian restrictions that... read more

Finally, the Bishops Talk Sense About Hymns

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis, December 22, 2020 It is axiomatic that nothing well-written ever comes from a committee. So, I regard as miraculous the recent report, Catholic Hymnody at the Service of the Church, put forth by the doctrinal watchdogs of the United States Conference of Catholic... read more

The 2020 Vatican Nativity Scene is Weaponized Ugliness— Edward Pentin (@EdwardPentin) December 12, 2020 By Steve Skojec, OnePeterFive, December 11, 2020 We knew, over a month ago, that it was coming. It hardly softened the blow to see it. The Vatican Nativity scene for 2020 is…well, it’s horrifyingly... read more

Welcome to Advent! The Prior’s Advent Message

By Prior Michael Brunner O.S.B., Portsmouth Abbey, November 28, 2020 Welcome to Advent… a nice Latin word meaning something like “the arrival.” It also has the connotation of looking forward. So now is the Church’s season of Advent, which looks forward to Christmas. And in that... read more

The Solemnity of Christ the King

BY D.D. EMMONS On the last Sunday of the liturgical year, Catholics celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. A relative newcomer to the Church calendar — established in the 20th century — this feast is designed to give special recognition to the dominion Christ our Lord has over all... read more
The Catholic seminary of San Rafael, in Mendoza, Argentina.

Protests continue in Argentina over decision to close ‘conservative’ seminary

By Inés San Martín, Crux, November 6, 2020 Protests continue in Argentina over decision to close ‘conservative’ seminary ROSARIO, Argentina – Tension continues to grow over the Vatican-ordered closure of a diocesan seminary in Argentina’s Mendoza region. Last week, Bishop... read more

Pope cancels public Christmas celebrations despite having just attended ecumenical extravaganza

John-Henry Westen Blog The announcement came just two days after the Pope took part in an in-person prayer gathering with non-Catholic religious leaders in Rome. October 29, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic News Agency is reporting that it has seen a letter from the Vatican’s Secretary of... read more

Where Francis Leads, We Can’t Follow

By Michael Warren Ware, October 22, 2020“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable because of it. What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I... read more

Banish Sin, Transform the Church

David G Bonagura, Jr., August 16, 2020 The Second Vatican Council is back in the news lately, with two prominent, tradition-minded bishops revisiting well-known arguments of conciliar interpretation in light two recent Vatican documents, Amoris Laetitia and the Abu Dhabi statement [1] on world... read more

A Priest Just Doing His Job

By Steve Skojec, OnePterFive, July 23,2020 Sixteen years ago this summer, when the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter was just making inroads here in the Archdiocese of Phoenix, the first priest they sent was a newly ordained young man from France named Fr. Stéphane Dupré. My little (at the... read more
James Joyce (1915)

Farewell to Ulysses

By Michael McMahon, Crisis, July 27, 2020The recent toppling of statues regarded as representing white supremacy is a sign that James Joyce’s Ulysses may soon be toppled from its top rank on the lists of great novels. Not only is James Joyce a dead, white, European male, but his work,... read more