Traditional Roman Catholic Thoughts

Traditional Roman Catholic Thoughts

Reintroducing Logic and Reason to the Age of Sentimentalism

The USCCB Says It’s Too Difficult To Be Catholic On Any Other Day Than Sunday

The USCCB has moved the Feast of the Epiphany to Sunday this year. The reason for this is because the Feast is on a Friday and is close enough to move to Sunday.

hold up bro

It seems odd to me that the USCCB is always moving around Feasts and Solemnities because it’s too difficult for Catholics. When I first came into the Church only ten years ago, feasts and solemnities were on their respective days.

However, soon they began moving around holy days to Sunday if, for example, the holy day fell on a Saturday or Monday. It’s too difficult they told us.

But now, it appears they are moving feast days that fall on Fridays to Sundays now, as is the case with the Epiphany, so for those who still abstain from meat on Fridays, had to abstain still, even though it was technically the Solemnity of Epiphany, but now it’s on Sunday.

Isn’t it odd that the USCCB spends so much of their time talking about the need for religious freedom for all other creeds but makes it nigh impossible for Catholics to practice their faith on any day other than Sunday?

Jeff January 7, 2017 Leave A Comment Permalink

How Accurate Was I In 2016?

With 2016 behind us, it is time for me to look at how well my predictions were for the last year.

the thinker

1. Pope Francis will announce his abdication from the throne of St. Peter to be effective in 2017.

Obviously, this didn’t happen, although interestingly enough, Cardinal Burke, along with several other Cardinals issued Pope Francis a Dubia, which the Pope has yet to respond. So, while the Pope himself did not move in any direction to leave his office, it seems like some in the Church might be moving in that direction.

2. Pope Francis will release his Apostolic Exhortation in January. This Exhortation, which will be written based on the findings of the two Synod of the Family, will have wording that will make it allowable for those who are divorced, remarried, or engaging in homosexual behavior, to receive Holy Communion, based on their “conscience.”

Pope Francis released Amoris Laetitia in April, so wrong on the release date. The exhortation used the findings of the two Synods on the Family and did indeed have wording that allows for the divorced, remarried, or those engaging in homosexual behavior to receive Holy Communion. Argentinian bishops have “interpreted” the writings in this way, and Pope Francis has stated that there is “no other interpretation.” This exhortation prompted the Dubia from Cardinal Burke.

3. The new Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis will be in the mold of former Archbishop Harry Flynn.

Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Bernard Hebda to replace Archbishop John Neinstedt. So far, it would appear that he is not in the mold of Archbishop Flynn, but neither is he in the mold of Archbishop Neinstedt. He seems to be somewhere in the middle from what I have been able to gather thus far. It will be interesting to see his episcopate unfolds in the coming years.

4. The new Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis will be against tradition and will work to undermine the progress of the FSSP, the TLM community, and the progress the seminary has made.

Completely and utterly wrong, thankfully. When I predicted this, I thought we would get a bishop similar to that of now Cardinal Cupich of Chicago, who is a sworn enemy of tradition and the extraordinary form. Thankfully, we dodged a bullet.

5. Hilary Clinton will be elected president of the United States.

Thank God I was wrong on this one. I honestly thought Hillary would win a year ago. Though, once Donald Trump won the nomination and the scandals began to break from the Clinton camp, I changed my mind and thought she would lose. I completely forgot about this prediction.

6. I will blog more than The Old Evangelization.

TRCT – 36
TOE – 5

Overall score: 1.5/6

Jeff January 5, 2017 Leave A Comment Permalink