The Catholic Renewal

The Catholic Church, especially in North America and Europe, is in a demographic nosedive. The writing is on the wall, and it cannot be denied anymore, at least not by any reasonably informed person. Throughout the United States, for example, parishes are closing. Congregations are being merged, and dioceses are downsizing. Our bishops today have […]

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Advice to Evangelicals: Get Some Liturgy!

As a Catholic, writing something like this is sure to raise a few eyebrows, but I feel like it’s necessary. I may be Catholic, but I used to be an Evangelical, and I live in an area where I’m surrounding by Evangelicals of all stripes (Baptists, Pentecostals, Non-denominationals, etc.). I am a convert to the […]

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The Rise of Militant Catholicism and Rules for Retrogrades

The world has radically changed in the wake of the Wuhan Virus (COVID-19) and with it the Catholic Church has changed too. The worldwide quarantine, of both the sick and the healthy, has spawned the birth of something new. Or maybe I should say the rebirth of something very old. The rise of Militant Catholicism […]

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Find a Reverent Catholic Mass

. Catholics in the United States now have a resource that is the envy of many other countries, but hopefully, other nations will follow suit with their own version of the same thing. It’s called REVERENT CATHOLIC MASS, and it’s an online directory that tells Catholics where they can find reverent Catholic liturgies throughout the […]

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The English Patrimony is for Catholics of Methodist Heritage Too

It’s a little known fact, and seldom reported, that the Ordinariates of English Patrimony (UK, North America, Oceania) are for Catholics with a Methodist background, as well as Anglican and Episcopalian backgrounds. This is one reason why these ordinariates are often referred to by the term “English Patrimony” rather than just “Anglican Patrimony” which is […]

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The English Patrimony is for All Catholics

If you’re a Catholic, and you speak English as your primary language, then you have a special heritage you may not even be aware of. The English Patrimony, lost in the Protestant world for centuries, has now been restored to the Catholic Church. I’m talking about the English spiritual heritage that was originally Catholic, from […]

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Why Do Regular Catholics Join Ordinariate Parishes?

Incarnation Catholic Church, Ordinariate Parish in Orlando, Florida with Bishop Steven J. Lopes on October 23, 2016. What is an Ordinariate parish? These are specialty parishes, designed to host a specialty liturgy that was originally designed to accommodate Anglican and Methodist converts to Catholicism. Thus, they are called the Ordinariates of English Patrimony (or “Anglican […]

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A Winning Strategy for Catholic Americans

Faithful Catholics and American Patriots now find themselves on the same team, fighting against a cabal of Modernism, Marxism and Globalism that really and truly is hell-bent on world domination. Unlike the Soviet Union or the Nazi Third Reich, this cabal is not planning the military overthrow of Western Civilization, but rather a subversive and […]

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What Is The Divine Worship Mass (DWM)?

The Divine Worship Mass, otherwise known as the DWM, is a traditional Catholic liturgy of the Eucharist that is celebrated in Sacred English (thee, thou, thy, thine, etc.) as typically seen in traditional English translations of the Bible and prayer books. It follows the basic pattern of the standard Ordinary Form Mass (Novus Ordo or […]

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Retaking The Catholic Church

I’ve been asked to write a short and concise battle plan for retaking the Catholic Church for traditional orthodoxy, and saving it from the crisis that is currently unfolding. The battle plan is simple and easy to follow. Victory is assured for those who follow it, both in their personal lives (short term) and reclaiming […]

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A Challenge to Bishops

Your Excellencies, this is meant to be read as a friendly challenge, with nothing but love and respect as the tone and subtext. Please don’t interpret it any other way. Do you have a parish in your diocese that’s floundering? By that I mean, is it financially in trouble, and have you seriously considered the […]

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What to Expect from the “Dreaded” Amazon Synod

The Amazon Synod is scheduled to begin in just a couple weeks, and it’s been the talk of much consternation among conservative and traditionally-minded Catholics for almost two years now. I completely empathize with the concerns of my conservative and traditionally-minded Catholic brethren. I think their concerns are valid and should be taken seriously. On […]

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Traditional Catholicism — In English?

Our Lady of Walsingham Shrine in Houston, Texas

The Ordinariates of English Patrimony are growing. The parishes and communities therein are thriving, and people are starting to ask some serious questions about them. The following is a simple Q&A about it, which should clear up some of these questions… Are the Ordinariates of English Patrimony really Catholic? YES. They are 100% Catholic in […]

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Defining The Antichurch

The term “Antichurch” may be a new one to some people. We’ve all heard of the Antichrist, and a good number of Catholics have heard of an Antipope, but what is an Antichurch? In this blog I’ll briefly explore the meaning of the term, and then go into what the Antichurch is, versus what it’s […]

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The Greatest Time to be a Priest

A candle in darkness outshines a bonfire in daylight. Not in living memory has there been a better time to be a priest. Not within a hundred years has there been a better time to be a priest. Not within a millennium has there been a better time to be a priest. And I say […]

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Rewording the Lord’s Prayer and “Pro Multis”

There has been much talk in the secular news about Pope Francis changing the words to the “Our Father,” otherwise known as the Lord’s Prayer. While many Catholics are upset by this, a good deal of Evangelicals are concerned about it as well, asking me such questions as “how can the pope change the words […]

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Evangelical Questions About the Crisis in the Catholic Church

A video chronology of the decline of the Catholic Church. Living in the Ozark Mountains, deep within the Bible Belt, I am immersed in a Baptist/Pentecostal (Evangelical) culture that is, for the most part, ignorant about the Catholic Church and what’s going on therein. The Catholic population of the Ozarks is between 3% and 6%, […]

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Forget Liberal Catholics — Convert the Evangelicals!

[Jesus] said to him, “A certain man made a great supper, and he invited many people. He sent out his servant at supper time to tell those who were invited, ‘Come, for everything is ready now.’ They all as one began to make excuses. “The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and […]

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The Benedict Option for Catholics

Rod Dreher is an amazing author and columnist. He was an Evangelical Christian who came into the Catholic Church, where he was confronted by the “Spirit of Vatican II” (a bastardization of the authentic Vatican II) and the Lavender Mafia, which promptly drove him out of the Catholic Church and into the arms of Eastern […]

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Mary’s Immaculate Heart Will Prevail

As Catholics we must remember this, in spite of the present crisis the Church now finds herself in, we have Our Lady’s promise at Fatima that in the end, her Immaculate Heart will prevail. What does this mean in the midst of our present crisis? Before we dive into that, let’s review what we actually […]

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Uniting the Clans: Why All Traditional Catholics Must Work Together

Recently, Dr. Taylor Marshal had a video chat with Michael Matt, Editor of the Remnant Newspaper and Remnant TV. For those of you who don’t know these two, Dr. Taylor Marshall is a former Anglican priest, who converted to Catholicism as a layman, and is a well known Catholic author, theologian, Thomist and apologist.  While […]

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St. Gregory’s Prayer Book

Not long ago, I was privileged and blessed to sit on the international editorial board that formulated the “St. Gregory’s Prayer Book.” I won’t mention who the other men were, as I don’t wish to speak out of place. Some of them may wish to remain anonymous, others may wish to speak in their own […]

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A Growing Traditional Catholic Parish in the Ozarks

What if I told you there is a place in the Ozarks where the priest always celebrates the liturgy ad orientem (facing east with the congregation), where communion is always administered on the tongue while kneeling, where the homilies are challenging and orthodox, where traditional customs (such as head-covering) are encouraged, where the only Catholic […]

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Support the Anglican Patrimony WITHIN the Catholic Church

A number of Catholics have contacted me recently, inquiring where they might find worthy, traditional, orthodox and reverent Catholic societies they might support in the wake of the current crisis now unfolding in the Church, both in the United States and worldwide. Naturally, the first thing I tell them is to support any traditional parish […]

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You’re Not Helpless!

Since writing my previous essay entitled Where to Find a Traditional Mass, I have been inundated with emails and messages from people saying that they don’t live near any of these parishes, and asking me what to do. My first question is: what do you define as “near?” I know people who are driving over […]

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Where to Find a Traditional Mass

I’ve blogged about this extensively, so I’m just going to make this short, sweet and to the point. The Catholic Church is in full-blown crisis mode now. It is unparalleled since the Protestant Revolution five-hundred years ago. It’s going to get worse — much worse. The only thing left to do now is protect your […]

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Why Do I Go To Mass?

I am a Catholic. The reason why I go to mass is pretty simple. I go to mass solely for one reason and one reason only. It is to worship God. I don’t really go for any other reason. That’s pretty much it for me. I go to mass because I know that is the […]

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What I Haven’t Told You Yet

In a previous essay I relayed the personal difficulty the 2002 homosexual-abuse and paedophilia scandal brought upon my wife and I just a few years after our conversion to the Catholic Church. We nearly lost our Catholic faith over it, but we managed to survive. Others weren’t so lucky. Here in the Bible Belt, I hear […]

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Volvamos a la Religión de Nuestros Padres

Lamento que mi español sea pobre. Soy un hablante de inglés y este es un blog en inglés. Hoy les escribo en español para llamar a todos mis hermanos y hermanas católicos, no solo a mi familia de habla inglesa. Confío en que me disculparán por mi mala traducción al español y relacionaran el espíritu […]

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Inculturation — What It Is and Isn’t

In sharing the Gospel with the world, the Catholic Church has adopted a process called inculturation. This can basically be summed up as follows. The traditions of the Gospel have a central doctrinal core, which are based in Mosaic Judaism, but redefined according to Christ and his Apostles. Some traditions are essential and cannot be […]

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