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Byzantine Thomism and the True Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue: “Breathing with Both Lungs”

One of the many encouraging signs in the Traditionalist ‘movement’ today is the growing understanding that the contemporary crisis in the Catholic Church does not simply originate in the neo-Modernist recrudescence of the 1940s to the 1960s, nor in the original Modernist wave of the 1900s that St Pius X fought against, but in fact…

Vatican II Iconoclasm: Destroying What Our Fathers Built

The bishops who came home from Vatican II (or the “liturgist” wolves they failed to stop) initiated acts of violent destruction and iconoclasm in the name of the Council. The zeal for change disparaged the Church’s heritage and liturgical tradition and naturally influenced its architecture and design. This ended up destroying the monuments that our…

Mother Maravillas de Jesús: Guarding the Teresian Reform

Author’s Preface: The following article pertains to the ongoing campaign against traditional contemplative life unleashed by Pope Francis. I had drafted my article in full prior to the fortuitous appearance of two other articles on Madre Maravillas, namely, Mary Cuff’s “The Beauty of Austerity” (Crisis Magazine, January 8, 2022) and Sr. Gabriela Hick’s “St. Maravillas:…

Traditionalists are Achieving the Main Goal of Vatican II

Editor’s note: just as there are disagreements about Vatican II between hierarchs such as Bishop Schneider, Archbishop Vigano and Cardinals Burke and Sarah, traditionalists disagree about the history, nature and future of Vatican II. Mr. Litwinski here offers another perspective which addresses the central claims made by the Roman Pontiff on this issue in Traditionis…

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