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How I Had to Convince the Church My Baptism Was Invalid

Many traditionalists hear the word “ecumenism” and associate it with things like the silly Assisi meetings and the never-ending, unproductive “dialogue” that bishops have with non-Catholics. It’s something you might hear about in a traditional Catholic media article talking about Pope Francis, but it never has any real effect on you or your life. This…

Can Those Who Missed Out on Traditional Baptism Get the Exorcisms “Supplied”?

Now that more and more Catholics are becoming aware of the many differences between the traditional rite of baptism that the Church used for well over a thousand years and its efficient, community-friendly, exorcism-free replacement at the hands of Paul VI, devout men and women have much reason to lament benefits of which they or…

An Aid in Experiencing the Striking Beauty of a Traditional Baptism

Image: Baptism illumination, circa 13th century. Although few things can match the natural beauty of a fall day in the upper Midwest, I still vividly recall my wife and myself making our way from the cool outside air into the hushed baptistry of our local cathedral, to witness the striking splendor of the Sacrament of…

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