Mercy Towards Traditionalists: A Wake Up Call

This post is to bring awareness to and draw out from fruit from an excellent article by Pedro Gabriel entitled “Showing Mercy Towards Traditionalist”. (see the link here) https://wherepeteris.com/showing-mercy-towards-traditionalists/https://wherepeteris.com/showing-mercy-towards-traditionalists/ Although there are many important reflections present there is one I would like to dwell upon. That of not making defending Vatican II or Pope FrancisContinue reading “Mercy Towards Traditionalists: A Wake Up Call”

Vatican II: Church Architecture

Today I just want to mention a brief verbal way that we sometimes use in casual speech that although may be innocent often degrades Vatican II. You know, those times where we enter a church and say, “I bet back in the day before the reforms of Vatican II that main altar was beautiful beforeContinue reading “Vatican II: Church Architecture”

Warning Against Useless Disputes: Vatican II

2 Timothy 2:14-19 (NRSV) “Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. ButContinue reading “Warning Against Useless Disputes: Vatican II”

Reacting to Archbishop Viganò: A Pastoral Reflection — Where Peter Is

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive opinions. (2 Peter 2:1 NRSVCE) In the context of my previous essay on Vatican II, we turn… The post Reacting to Archbishop Viganò: A Pastoral Reflection appeared first on Where Peter Is. ReactingContinue reading “Reacting to Archbishop Viganò: A Pastoral Reflection — Where Peter Is”

A Defense of Lumen Gentium

We have recently, finished our defense of Lumen Gentium. Taking anti-Vatican II Lumen Gentium arguments (listed under the Principle Vatican II Heresies) from http://www.catholicapologetics.info/ we have gone point by point to refute the website. They have 5 points against Lumen Gentium. We give 5 responses. You may find our Pro-Vatican II defense here https://defendingvatican2.wordpress.com/defending-vatican-ii/7-0-lumen-gentium-lg/ .Continue reading “A Defense of Lumen Gentium”

The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity

How Modern Culture is Robbing Billions of People of Happiness: by Matthew Kelly This is an excellent book that really gets Catholicism. What is happiness? What program is going to get you their? Holiness. And how do you be holy? Simply, daily small acts of holiness. That all you have to do. Little tiny gesturesContinue reading “The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity”

The Spirit of Vatican II: Out into the Deep — Where Peter Is

“By the power of the risen Lord [the Church] is given strength that it might, in patience and in love, overcome its sorrows and its challenges, both within itself and from without, and that it might reveal to the world,… The post The Spirit of Vatican II: Out into the Deep appeared first on Where… TheContinue reading “The Spirit of Vatican II: Out into the Deep — Where Peter Is”

Death of Judas: Vatican II Moving Forward not Looking Back

We are talking Maccabees here. 1 Mac 9:11-18 “Then the army of Bacchides marched out from the camp and took its stand for the encounter. The cavalry was divided into two companies, and the slingers and the archers went ahead of the army, as did all the chief warriors. Bacchides was on the right wing. FlankedContinue reading “Death of Judas: Vatican II Moving Forward not Looking Back”

Into the Breach an Apostolic Exhortation to Men

By Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted Bishop of Phoenix “And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land…” EZEKIEL 22:30 This is one of the most effective and well written works on the topic of masculine spirituality that I haveContinue reading “Into the Breach an Apostolic Exhortation to Men”

Encouragement for Pro-Vatican II Defenders from Cardinal Scola and Bishops

Note sure if you have heard the news back in July 2020. Cardinal Scola, Bishop Baron and Bishop Daniel Flores all putting out support for Pope Francis and Vatican II. Let us pray for them. This can also be a word of warning for ourselves. Let’s us not make Vatican II into Christ himself justContinue reading “Encouragement for Pro-Vatican II Defenders from Cardinal Scola and Bishops”