Saturnos For Priests

A cappello romano or saturno (because its appearance is reminiscent of the ringed planet Saturn) is a hat with a wide, circular brim and a rounded crown worn outdoors by Catholic clergy when dressed in a cassock. Along with the biretta, it's become very popular in the United States among priests who wear cassocks. Many of... Continue Reading →

Keeping Your Kids Catholic

As a trained catechist, and Catholic apologist, I'm frequently asked by Catholic parents how to keep their kids Catholic. Let me begin by saying you have to do it yourself! You can't trust Catholic schools or parish catechism programs to do it for you. We have 50 years of failed history as an example. If... Continue Reading →

On Veils for Christian Women

For two-thousand years, Christian women have been covering their heads in prayer, whether it be in a chapel, or in public, or at home. It's a custom as old as Christianity itself. (Technically, it's older.) And Western women still do it, without even realizing it, and even if they're not religious at all. Take, for... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Traditional Catholic Towns in the Ozarks

If you're looking for traditional Catholic towns in the Ozark Mountains, they can be found. These are towns were the local parish celebrates either the Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) regularly on Sundays or more often, and/or the Traditional English Mass (Divine Worship) regularly on Sundays or more often. These towns have no other Catholic... Continue Reading →

My Position on Vatican II

Inevitably, whenever starting a traditional Catholic blog such as this, I end up with two accusations. This comes from the hyper-polarity in the Catholic world today, which can only be remedied by a return to an interpretation of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) that is in continuity with the history and tradition of the... Continue Reading →

The Origin of the Bible

All Christians revere the Bible as the written word of God. Few, however, know why that is. In fact, most Christians just assume that to be the case without ever questioning it. They hear it from their pastors and their churches. Everybody says it. But how do we know the Bible really is the authentic... Continue Reading →

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