Fr. Berg and H.H. Pope Benedict XVI

The North American District of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) would like to congratulate Fr. John Berg on his re-election as the Superior General for a second term from 2012-2018. We look forward to his continued leadership over the course of his second six year term.

One of the reasons I decided to publish this blog was to collect some information that I don’t see out there.  You most likely know what a Catholic is, but you may not have ever heard of “traditional Catholics.”  From Wiki “Traditionalist Catholics are Roman Catholics who believe that there should be a restoration of many or all of the liturgical forms, public and private devotions and presentations of Catholic teachings which prevailed in the Catholic Church before the Second Vatican Council (1962–65). They are most commonly associated with an attachment to the Mass liturgy in general use in that time period (often called the Tridentine Mass, the Traditional Mass or the Latin Mass), but their theological and practical concerns are broader in scope.”  Traditionalist Catholics stress on following Catholic customs prevailing immediately before the Second Vatican Council, such as the following:

  1. Use of the “old fashion” Catholic Mass in Latin or the Tridentine Mass
  2. Observance of the classic Saints and their feast days
  3. Abstaining from all meat on all Fridays.
  4. Fasting from midnight before receiving Holy Communion.
  5. Kneeling to receive Communion directly upon the tongue, from the hand of a Priest
  6. Men removing any head covering in church and present themselves “as professionally as possible.”
  7. Women wear a mantilla or a head covering and present themselves as “professionally as possible.”
  8. Frequent confession.
  9. Prayers such as the Stations of the Cross and the Rosary in the form in use before the late twentieth century.
  10. 10.  A general conservative traditional world view.

1 thought on “Catholic”

  1. St. Barbara’s, Powell WY, Noon Sundays has a sung high “extraordinary rite” mass and most holy days. And even the Novus Ordo is quite reverant.
    I have to wonder as I relocated knowing nothing about the American Redoubt, but was led by “Divine Providence” just to find someplace I would find tolerable.
    I wondered why some remote, isolated area would have a thriving traditional community.

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