It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Worship Mary - Get Excommunicated!

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: I've been telling Evangelical Protestants this for years. Whenever they ask why Catholics worship Mary, I respond that any Catholic who worships Mary would probably be excommunicated. I then go on to explain that the form of veneration Catholics give to Mary is not the same as worship, and Catholics understand this distinction all too well.

Now it would appear that my illustration has become reality. A group of Catholics, who have taken Marian veneration to the point of worship, have just been excommunicated for worshipping Mary...

Little Rock, AR, Sep 27, 2007 / 02:17 pm (CNA).- In its 165 years of existence, the Diocese of Little Rock had never experienced its members being excommunicated, that is, until recently. Six sisters in Hot Springs, Arkansas were automatically excommunicated due to their participation in the Community of the Lady of All Nations, or more commonly called, the Army of Mary.

The group, which was founded in Quebec, Canada is known for elevating the Virgin Mary to the status of God, and the belief that their founder is “possesed by Mary."

"The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued the declaration of excommunication on July 11, after extensive consultations with the Canadian bishops and the Vatican’s Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. Pope Benedict XVI approved the declaration, which was only announced by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on Sept. 12. CNA coverage here http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=10381

A Vatican official stated that the “association is no longer considered a Catholic organization because of its false teachings on the Trinity and Mary.”

Excommunication excludes members from “communion” within the Church. The members are not able to lead the Liturgy (if they are priests), receive the Eucharist or partake in other sacraments.

According to Arkansas Catholic, "They will no longer have any sacraments. We removed (the Blessed Sacrament) from the premises last night," Monsignor Herbert, archdiocese administrator, reported....

read full story here

How Liberals Use The Media To Destroy Their Opponents

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The truth is finally being told! Some dissident Democrats are now coming out and exposing how far-left liberal fascists have been using the media for years to smear and destroy anyone who opposes their agenda...



Perhaps this helps explain the disproportionate news coverage of Catholic sex-abuse scandals, when studies show that sexual abuse is just as high in Protestant churches, and over 100 times higher in the public schools. The Catholic Church openly opposes many liberal causes.

ECUSA Broken On 'Fundamental Lines' - Anglican Communion Crumbling

"What we expected to come from them is to repent - that this is a sin in the eyes of the Lord and repentance is what me, in particular, and others expected to hear coming from this church," he said.

Correspondents say it was hoped the agreement would help defuse the crisis.

But Assistant Bishop of Kampala, Ugandan David Zac Niringiye, says it was "not a change of heart" and showed the church was already split.

"What this situation has brought to the fore is the malaise - something much deeper - that the entire communion has not dealt with and the consecration of Bishop Gene really brought to the surface something that was there," he told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme.

"It is not the same church because it's broken on very fundamental lines."

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Conservative Anglicans around the word are completely dissatisfied with the response of the ECUSA to demands that the denomination "repent" and acknowledge homosexuality as a sin. Instead what the ECUSA gave them was a promise to exercise restraint in the consecration of gay clergy and put a hold on gay marriages until further notice. They did not acknowledge homosexuality as a sin, nor did they give any indication that they repented of ordaining a practicing homosexual to the episcopate. The bishops of the ECUSA chose instead to give a political response.

The African bishops' response indicates that a deep rift is developing within the Communion, one that may jeopardize the stability of the entire denomination.

A few years ago, rumors circulated about several Anglican bishops in dialog with the pope about returning to Rome under a full fledged Anglican Rite. These negotiations have been kept secret, but rumor has it they are underway. The response of the African bishops indicates that they are dissatisfied with the way the leadership of the communion has handled this problem.

Some of my readers may wonder why I've taken such interest in the Anglicans. The answer is for historical purposes. What we are witnessing here is the embryonic stage of the formation of a new rite within the Catholic Church. It represents the beginning of the end for the English Reformation. Anglicanism is falling, and in that fall we'll we are witnessing a rebirth -- the rebirth of something that hasn't been seen in 500 years -- The English Catholic Rite.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

ECUSA Retracts Statement - Tries To Straddle Fence Again

Christian Post correspondent Daniel Blake in London contributed to this report.

Correction: Wednesday, September 26, 2007:

An article on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, about a statement issued by the Episcopal House of Bishops incorrectly reported that The Episcopal Church had agreed to halt the ordination of gay clergy in an effort to prevent a schism in the worldwide Anglican Communion. While Episcopal bishops agreed that there should not be consent given to the consecration of non-celibate homosexuals who would “challenge to the wider church and will lead to further strains on communion," they did not state any intentions to bar such consecrations.

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Well I guess I should have known the victory would be short lived. It turns out that the Episcopal House of Bishops came out with one statement this morning, and then a few hours later changed it to something else. So the Episcopal Church USA is trying to straddle the fence again. I suppose we should expect nothing less from an organization so deeply corrupted by Liberalism. It's days like this I thank God I'm Catholic. On our journey to Catholicism, my wife and I made a brief stop in the Episcopal Church USA, and we promptly left due to this kind of stuff. To any war-weary conservative Episcopalians out there, I would just like to say you're always welcome in the Catholic Church.

ECUSA Caves to Conservative Anglican Demands

(The Christian Post): The Episcopal Church has agreed to halt the ordination of homosexual clergy in efforts to prevent a schism in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

In Tuesday’s announcement, the U.S. arm of Anglicanism said it would also stop all prayers of blessing for same-sex couples, thus fulfilling the two major conditions requested by Anglican officials before a Sept. 30 deadline.

Furthermore, The Episcopal Church would allow conservative dioceses to opt out of American church body and affiliate with a conservative province thousands of miles away.

The decisions come after Anglican leaders across Africa and Asia threatened to leave the worldwide communion unless appropriate assurances were given that The Episcopal Church would reverse its pro-gay agenda.

According to the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, Katharine Jefferts Schori, bishops that have been meeting for the past six days found "common ground to stand on."

“High ground,” she added.

"Not everyone is 100 percent happy with every word in this document,” Jefferts Schori noted, “but we believe we have found a place that all of us can stand together – at the foot of the cross."

The threat of a worldwide split has been hanging over the 77 million member Anglican Communion since the ordination of V. Gene Robinson as the first openly gay bishop in The Episcopal Church in 2003....

read full story here

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Liberal Episcopalians suffered a crushing defeat yesterday, as the ECUSA voted to stop all gay ordinations, gay marriages, and same-sex blessings, etc. This was a massive, and unexpected, victory for Biblically orthodox Episcopalians who threatened the American denomination with excommunication and isolation of such a ban was not instituted by September 30.

The Episcopal Church USA is still by no means a conservative, or even moderate, denomination. Indeed, the bishops at yesterday's meeting admitted no wrong in their previous actions. Rather, they simply caved into conservative demands to prevent the embarrassing isolation of their denomination from the larger worldwide body.

Some conservatives may even be disappointed by yesterday's vote, having hoped for final closure (excommunication of the American body) on this sad chapter in Anglican history. But there is a lesson to be learned in this, which conservative Episcopalians should carefully take note of. The lesson is that Liberals are cowards. They only act according to their agenda when they think there will be no consequences, when they believe they can get away with it. Once called on the carpet for their actions, they cave in and cower. What we saw this week was something that should have happened 20 years ago, when the ECUSA was just starting to openly ordain gays to their priesthood. Had the confrontation happened then, the situation in the ECUSA might have never reached the point its at now.

The final lesson in all of this? The problem is not Anglicanism, nor American Episcopalianism in particular, but rather a wicked spirit of liberalism that has permeated all western denominations and church bodies. This spirit of liberalism has festered and taken over only where it has not been openly confronted with real consequences for its agenda. Had conservatives in the ECUSA taken this matter to a boiling point twenty years ago, as they did just recently, then its likely that liberal advocates would have simply taken their agenda elsewhere, to another denomination, where resistance was not so fierce.

Conservative Episcopalians have averted a disaster -- for now. They've also received a victory, whether they wanted it or not. So now they have a choice. That choice really all depends on what they want to do with the rest of their Christian lives. They can either stay and fight against Liberalism in the Episcopal Church USA, or they can take their victory and run. They're always welcome in the Catholic Church, and especially in the newly developing Anglican Rite still in its embryonic stage. So their two options are nothing but positive at this point....

1.) Fight Liberalism in the ECUSA and greater Anglican Communion with victory in hand, or
2.) Get in on the ground level of the Anglican Rite within the Catholic Church.

Monday, September 24, 2007

One Step Closer To Anglican Rite

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: One more Episcopalian bishop is crossing the Tiber to Rome. See details here. What does this mean? It means that the Pastoral Provision for the Anglican Use in the Roman Catholic Church now has three former Episcopalian bishops. The potential now exists for the reestablishment of the Anglican Rite if (or when) Rome decides to act. We know that Pope Benedict XVI sent an encouraging letter to conservative Anglicans back when he was Cardinal Ratzinger, but for the moment, that's all we know about this pope's intentions toward the Anglican Use Pastoral Provision.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Pope's Enemies Bubble To Surface

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: If Summorum Pontificum, the pope's motu proprio liberalizing usage of the 1962 Missal, can be likened to a rock thrown into a pond, then it's effect can be likened to the sediment and filth at the bottom being stirred up and bubbling to the surface.

The fact that liberals dislike (even distain) the Tridentine mass is no secret. The strict rubrics are far to constraining to those who would rather let it all hang out. The deep sense of reverence spawned in the laity during such liturgy must be disturbing to those who frown upon those who kneel while receiving the Eucharist, on the tongue no less -- "how dare they." But more than anything, the Tridentine mass has a way of showing just how intolerant the supposedly "tolerant" liberals of the Church really are.

Really, why should anyone feel threatened by those who just want to show their love and adoration toward the Eucharist in a way that Catholics have historically done for some 500 years? What could possibly be so threatening about that? Especially when nobody (not even the pope) has thus far asked any change of the majority of Catholics who celebrate the liturgy in the modern way. Where is the harm in making small accommodations for small groups who don't want to get in anybody else's way, and just do things as they've always done? Yet the "tolerant" liberals of today's post-modern Church have a way of dealing with traditional Catholics in the most intolerant way.

In less than a month since the implementation of Summorum Pontificum, indeed it's been less than ten days, we've seen a demonstration of open hostility toward the document, on the part of many clergy all around the world. Metaphorically speaking, the "rock" has plopped into the pond, and all the "sludge" is now bubbling to the surface.

I believe that traditional Catholics can take comfort in two things in light of these recent events.

First, the liturgical reform of the Church is underway. What the pope has done will not be reversed, no matter how much liberal Catholics may want it to be. In the months and years ahead, the liturgical reform of the Church will continue to sail forward, and as it does, more and more liberal Catholics (clergy and laity) will voice their outrage.

Second, every time a "tolerant" liberal voices his intolerance toward Summorum Pontificum, and the Tridentine liturgy, he publicly identifies himself in opposition to the pope and to the historic Tradition of the Catholic Church. In essence, he identifies himself (publicly) as an enemy to the pope and the liturgy. It couldn't possibly be more convenient to the Vatican. Up until now, the pope's enemies hid beneath the surface of a seemingly tranquil pool. Now stirred by the impact of the pope's motu proprio on the liturgy, they come to the surface kicking and screaming their disgust. All the Vatican needs to do now is take note of the names. Having blown their own cover, these dissidents now display their hostility in public, and thus open themselves up to disciplinary action later on.

As we are starting to see in California, it seems that a pattern is emerging. Those most hostile toward the ancient liturgy also happen to be those most prone to liturgical abuses in the modern liturgy. More than that, we're starting to discover that they also tend to be those with the most legal troubles in the sex-abuse scandal unfolding on the West Coast.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Liturgical Rupture in Southwest Missouri

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: I've met Father Dennis personally, and I can testify that he is a very kind and gentle man. I've not seen any indication from him that would be contrary to the Christian spirit of charity. Likewise, I've also attended masses he has presided over, and I can testify that he is mindful to some ancient and historic traditions common in the Church prior to the introduction of the 1970 Missal. So this pastoral letter comes as all that much more of a surprise to me: PDF bulletin here.

I think in Father Dennis' letter we have a perfect example of the kind of misunderstanding Pope Benedict XVI is earnestly trying to correct. Father Dennis is right about two things. He's right that there are elements within the Church today (some calling themselves "traditionalists") seeking to bring strife and disruption by abolishing the 1970 Missal entirely. He's also right that in ancient times, it was the custom of the Church to present the mass in the languages most commonly understood by the people. But I believe that's about it. The rest of his letter seems to be rife with misunderstanding. I was saddened to read it.

Equally disruptive is the knee-jerk reaction of progressives in the Church seeking to advance the progress of the new missal. Their common assumption is that all tradition-minded Catholics are "traditionalists" in the most extreme sense. The common assumption is that all tradition-minded Catholics, want to usurp the 1970 Missal, abolish it, and bring back the old Latin mass exclusively. Neither assumptions are accurate. Speaking as a tradition-minded Catholic myself, I can say that I have no desire to disrupt the Church, nor do I intend to usurp the 1970 Missal. I recognize the value of the vernacular mass, and I would never want it abolished. On the contrary, I look forward to the approved English reforms of the 1970 Missal, that will soon bring it into greater conformity with the beauty intended by Pope Pius VI. I look forward to the positive influence the old Tridentine mass will have on the celebration of the new vernacular mass and vice versa. I look forward to the reintegration of the Church's ancient traditions with the progress of the new liturgy. I eagerly await a day when a new Missal will be published, that brings the two forms of the mass together in one book, and we can put all this petty squabbling behind us.

I pray for Father Dennis, because he is a good man, but his letter typifies the kind of "rupture" Pope Benedict warned us about. We must strive to rise above this, listen to each other, and learn.

Addendum: 10-21-2007
My sources indicate that there is more to this story than meets the eye. Apparently, Father Dennis may have been the victim of a insidious game of 'gotcha!' My sources tell me that Father Dennis was approached about saying an Extraordinary form of the mass in his parish in a very confrontational and overly aggressive way. Apparently, a small group of women badgered Father Dennis, and his congregation, into providing an Extraordinary form of the mass, against their will. As a result, my sources tell me, Father Dennis' letter was the product of righteous indignation spelled out in a very flawed and human way. The women who frustrated him, are now using his words against him in a formal complaint to Ecclesia Dei. Personally, I don't know what the truth is in this matter anymore. However, if what my sources say is true, it would appear that Father Dennis' letter was just as much the product of pushy traditionalists as it was Father Dennis' over reaction, and this good man (and I know he's a good man) has been manipulated an played by some unscrupulous folks.

Monday, September 17, 2007

It's Back! 'The Little Office' 1962 Tridentine Edition

This is the first ever edition that includes the complete Gregorian Chant for the Little Office – in traditional four stave notation! The music for the Little Office has never before been gathered together in one volume. For many people the Gregorian chant of the Little Office offers an introduction to the beauty of the Church’s traditional liturgical heritage. This volume will help you sing all the Hours of the Little Office.

Our edition includes a commentary on the rubrics and ceremonial by “A Master of Novices” (which was first published in the early twentieth century), and also includes a description of the indulgences with which the recitation of the Little Office has been enriched by Holy Mother Church.

The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a shorter form of the Divine Office in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It has long been the Church’s daily liturgical prayer to Our Lady, and these hours of praise have been used by Priests, religious and the laity throughout the centuries. Lay people used to flock to the great Cathedrals to publicly recite The Little Office during the Middle Ages, and during the great persecution, when the practice of the Catholic Faith was illegal in Great Britain, Bishop Challoner commended The Little Office to his flock.

Through its psalms, antiphons, readings, responsorials, and prayers the Little Office stresses the role Our Lady played in salvation history, and how through her fiat the divine Word took flesh in her womb and achieved salvation for us all; and how Our Lord granted her the first fruits of the general resurrection in her holy and glorious assumption.

All Catholics are called to a consistent prayer life. For those who do not feel called to recite the Divine Office, but still wish to participate in the liturgical prayer of the Church, or for those who have a particular devotion to the holy Mother of God, there is no finer form of prayer than the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

read more here

A Tale Of Two Cities

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: For liturgical Christians in the United States, it would seem that the choices offered in the days ahead mark a difference between two cities. The U.S. Catholic Church, and the Episcopal Church U.S.A. are the two cities I had in mind. For a period (1970s-80s) it appeared that the two had a lot in common. Their celebration of the mass was virtually identical, their traditions nearly indistinguishable, and their teachings similar. But during that same time, both churches embarked on separate paths that would make them irreconcilable.

In the one city, the Episcopal Church U.S.A., the philosophy of liberalism was embraced without restraint. Over the course of two decades, literally hundreds of female priestesses were ordained, along with dozens of practicing homosexual men. The ECUSA's positions on crucial moral issues (like abortion, fornication, and homosexuality) became a little "fuzzy." By the 1990s the ECUSA was leading the whole Anglican Communion in progressive innovation and "tolerance." Today the very existence of the denomination is threatened by the course it's taken. The untold story is that the denominations crisis is really old news. This isn't the first time the ECUSA has found itself on the rocks. In the late 1970s, when the first priestesses were ordained, and the 'Book of Common Prayer' was modernized, the denomination suffered a loss of about one-third of it's membership. Originally at 3.5 million members in the USA, the Episcopal Church dropped to 2.5 million within just ten years. That's a one-million member loss! What happened? The answer is simple. Moderate to conservative members of the denomination just left. They got up off their pews and walked out. There was no organized schism. There was no highly publicized demonstrations. Just one Sunday morning; there appeared large empty spaces in the pews between worshippers. Virtually overnight a third of America's Episcopalians just stopped going to Episcopal churches. Where did they go? That's in interesting question, and the answer is not so simple. A good number of them converted to Catholicism. Some of them added their numbers to the newly budding Eastern Orthodox churches in the USA. While it's safe to say that a fairly large portion turned to the rising conservative Evangelical movement. This left the ECUSA with even a greater percentage of "progressives" as moderates and conservatives left, thus sealing the ECUSA's path toward greater liberalism and more innovation. The end result was the election of Gene Robinson in 2003 to the position of bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. Gene Robinson was an openly gay priest. He left his wife and children to fulfill an elicit love affair with another man. The two of them now live together in what they call a "monogamous relationship." Far from chastising this priest, the Diocese of Newark actually rewarded him, by promoting him to the office of bishop. Then amid the worldwide fallout, the ECUSA responded to Anglican demands for a prohibition against such ordinations, with the election of Katharine Jefferts Schori (a female bishopess) to the head of the denomination. Bishopess Schori has retorted the worldwide Anglican demands by stating that she doesn't even think homosexuality is a sin. In fact, she said the perversion was a gift from God and should be embraced. Now the denomination risks a defacto excommunication from the Anglican Communion, should the Archbishop of Canterbury decide to bypass the denomination's authority, and provide direct episcopal oversight to those diocese requesting it. Meanwhile large congregations begin to peal away from the denomination, while tens of thousands of U.S. Episcopalians will simply walk out of their local churches just as their parents did some 25 years ago. Thus we see the fruit of liberalism in action. It has the power to destroy entire denominations. The U.S. Episcopal Church (ECUSA) is one of the oldest denominations in the United States. Many of our nation's founding fathers were Episcopalians -- including George Washington. This denomination, an icon of American history, is about to disappear off the face of the earth -- and it only has itself to blame.

Meanwhile, this tale includes another city -- the U.S. Catholic Church. In the years following the Second Vatican Council, it appeared (for a time) that the Catholic Church and the Episcopal Church would become mirror images of each other. Such assumptions would prove to be mistaken. This is not for a want of liberals in the U.S. Catholic Church. In fact, they abounded in numbers and continue to this day. But the theologically conservative papacy of Pope John Paul II frustrated progressive modernists (i.e. "liberals") within the American Church. Though able to mismanage everything from the celebration of the sacred liturgy, to the handling of sexual predators within their own ranks, the U.S. bishops were unable to create the liberal utopia their comrades in the ECUSA accomplished so easily. It seemed their desires were thwarted at every turn, as if the Holy Spirit himself were working against them. Then the unthinkable happened. In the year 2003 their house of cards came crashing down, and the U.S. Catholic bishops were exposed to the world for the incompetent liberal bureaucrats they really are. Then just two years latter (2005), their bad dream became a nightmare as what appeared to be the world's most conservative cardinal was elected to the papacy. Pope Benedict XVI now threatens to undo everything they've worked so hard to accomplish, and with the stroke of a pen, this reigning pontiff is slowly bringing the U.S. Catholic Church back to its conservative and orthodox roots. Much to the frustration of these liberal bishops, the Catholic Church of tomorrow is moving steadily toward something that looks a lot like the Catholic Church of yesterday. In the midst of it all, another untold story is developing. The U.S. Catholic Church is growing -- at a fairly good rate. While some priests and bishops have been excommunicated for liberal heresy, along with their followers, there have been no significant schisms in the U.S. Catholic Church. There have been no significant walkouts, and no significant empty spaces in the pews. In fact, in some U.S. Catholic churches, it's standing room only.

So now we have a tale of two cities. Both so much alike in the beginning, and now so different. Once so close, and now so far apart. One with a potentially bright future, the other with none. One with more members than it knows what to do with, the other with so few members it can barely survive. I believe there is hope for the ECUSA yet, as the U.S. Catholic Church has yet to implement the coming reforms of Pope Benedict XVI. Perhaps some liberal Catholics will be unable to assimilate those reforms, and a few of them might turn to the Episcopal Church instead. Perhaps some of those female theologians, longing to become Catholic priests for decades, will finally turn to the ECUSA for their next career opportunity. Perhaps homosexual lobbyists within the U.S. Catholic Church will finally realize that all their shouting and protesting will be for naught, and turn instead to the ECUSA which not only embraces their perversion, but celebrates it! Stepping back to look at the big picture, it becomes apparent that liberal Catholic outcasts are the ECUSA's only hope for survival in the future. If that is the case, the tale of two cities may continue on into the 21st century, only to serve as a living example of how liberalism destroys one denomination, and conservatism makes another thrive.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

U.S. Episcopal Church About To EXPLODE!

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Behold the fruit of Liberalism (or Progressivism). This is what Liberal/Progressive ideology does to churches. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Modern Liberalism (or Progressivism) is an ideology that is completely and totally incompatible with Christianity. The two repel each other like oil and water. They cannot be mixed. This is the result, and it will continue to be the result wherever it is tried. The U.S. Episcopal Church is finished - done - kaput! If it survives in some form at all, it will only limp along as a shadow of what it once was, isolated and alone. More likely however, the denomination will soon be dwarfed by a new Anglican Province in the United States, that sticks to historic teachings and authentic Anglican tradition....
(WorldNetDaily.com) - The Episcopal Church is on the verge of a mass exodus if it doesn't repent of its approval of homosexual relationships, warn the leaders of three dioceses that signaled their intent this week to leave the 2 million-member denomination.

The dioceses of Fort Worth, Pittsburgh and Quincy, Ill., have stated that if they don't receive assurances by Sept. 30 that the House of Bishops will reject the consecration of bishops living in a same-sex relationship and same-sex blessings, they are prepared to cut themselves off from the Episcopal Church in the USA.

The Episcopal Church is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, which, led by bishops in Africa and Asia, largely has maintained traditional doctrines.

"The Episcopal Church now faces potentially large numbers of departures that would make what has happened until now look like the calm before a storm," said Ralph Webb, director of Anglican Action for the Institute on Religion and Democracy, a non-profit group seeking renewal in mainline denominations....

read full story here

Catholics take note! What we have witnessed in the U.S. Episcopal Church is a microcosm of the struggles facing the U.S. Catholic Church. American bishops, priests and laity who follow the path of Liberalism (Progressivism) will only find themselves in isolation, and their churches in ruin.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Latin Mass Now Free - No Permission Needed

Rome, Sep. 14, 2007 (CWNews.com) - With the formal implementation of Summorum Pontificum, the Pope's motu proprio providing wider access to the 1962 Roman Missal, diocesan priests do not need permission to celebrate the Latin Mass, a top Vatican official has stated.

Cardinal Dario Castrillon-Hoyos-- the president of the Ecclesia Dei commission, which supervises Vatican outreach to traditionalist Catholics-- says that "from this point, priests can decide to celebrate the Mass using the old rite, without permission from the Holy See or the bishop."...

read full story here

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Website for Priests Needing Workshops in Latin Mass

http://www.fssptraining.org/

Britain FORCES Catholic Church To Ordain Perverts

(Times Online): Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church have accused the Government of using new equality laws to force them to ordain transsexuals as priests or allow them to become nuns.

The bishops of England and Wales said that proposals to ban “indirect discrimination” against people who have had gender reassignment operations would take away their right to check baptismal and confirmation certificates which would show if candidates for the priesthood, religious life or marriage had a hidden past. The Government plans to change the law so that such records are altered when a person has such an operation. Requesting an exemption, the Archbishop of Cardiff, the Most Rev Peter Smith, said: “Many Christians believe, on strongly held religious grounds, that gender is given before birth and cannot be changed.”

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Avoid "Euroarabia," Bishop Urges

Warsaw, Sep. 11, 2007 (CWNews.com) - During a Mass celebrated on September 11 to mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the US, the head of the Polish military chaplaincy appealed for a defense of Christian culture, particularly in Europe.

Bishop Tadeusz Ploski, the head of the military ordinariate, said that the Christian heritage of the European continent should be preserved, and warned against the development of "Euroarabia."

With representatives of the Polish military leadership in attendance along with Orthodox and Lutheran chaplains, Bishop Ploski issued a reminder that September 11 is also the anniversary of the Battle of Vienna, which he described as “Islam’s greatest defeat.”

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Likewise we must revive our Christian culture to avoid a future "Amerarabia."

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

New Mass Translation Here

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: As September 14th approaches, bringing with it the return of the Tridentine mass as the "Extraordinary Form" of the Roman liturgy, the other half of Pope Benedict XVI's "reform of the reform" has gone largely unnoticed. The reform of the new liturgy is coming, and will be upon us before we know it. The new English version of the mass has already been approved by the Vatican and the US Bishops. It is more true to the original Latin text, and is being hailed by English scholars worldwide as a masterpiece! You can download a preview (unofficial) copy of the new English liturgy here.

Monday, September 3, 2007

United Nations Aligns Itself Against Catholic Church

NEW YORK, August 31, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - During her 14 years at the helm of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Nafis Sadik always denied the organization's abortion advocacy even in the face of overwhelming evidence. She did not directly name her pro-life enemies nor did she reveal her allies in the battle to establish a global 'right' to abortion.

All that changed after her accolade-filled departure from UNFPA shortly after which she joined the Board of Directors for the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP) - the legal arm of the pro-abortion movement in the U.S.

With her distance from UNFPA separated by more years, Sadik has felt more comfortable in revealing her enemies and allies - the Catholic Church (specifically under John Paul II) and 'Catholics for a Free Choice' (CFFC) respectively....

read full story here

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Missouri Partisan

The Catholic Knight blog is undergoing a change. In the interest of directing 'The Catholic Knight' toward topics related to religion exclusively, the political element is being moved to another blog focused exclusively on the State of Missouri and interests related to it...