Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Why I Am Not A Trad

I see now that, in the recent post here in which I suggested that I'd go to great lengths to avoid an Extraordinary Form Mass, I didn't enumerate the reasons clearly enough. Because there is also this.

To quote Mark Shea on the same topic:

It brings the faith into disrepute, it causes honest and good people to stumble when they might enter in, it harms innocents . . . and, worst of all, it even tempts new Catholics who think they are embracing “hard truths” but are, in fact, embracing ancient evil to become twice the sons of hell that the Trad anti-semite is.  It is pure filth and every Catholic, but most especially every lover of the EF, should smash it flat.  People have died by the millions because of this crap.

The rite may be beautiful. But its contemporary association with abject hatred, and with those who attempt to justify it -- and even seem to delight in it -- is enough to make every person of good will shudder.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

This day you will be with me

Elizabeth Duffy is one of the best writers I've read in a long time, in any genre. Read this.