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Whom are we imitating?

It is important, nay absolutely crucial, that we Imitate Christ by practicing virtue!

With Pope Francis we need to practice virtue daily!



CHAPTER XIX OF THE EXERCISES OF A RELIGIOUS MAN The life of a Christian ought to be adorned with all virtues, that he may be inwardly what he outwardly appeareth unto men. And verily it should be yet better within than without, for God is a discerner of our heart, Whom we must reverence with all our hearts wheresoever we are, and walk pure in His presence as do the angels. We ought daily to renew our vows, and to kindle our hearts to zeal, as if each day were the first day of our conversion, and to say, "Help me, O God, in my good resolutions, and in Thy holy service, and grant that this day I may make a good beginning, for hitherto I have done nothing!"

2. According to our resolution so is the rate of our progress, and much diligence is needful for him who would mak…

The Ends Do Not Justify The Means: Canonizations Infallible or Not? - Updated

Just a quick note as I see that another person has jumped on the "Canonizations are not Infallible" bandwagan.

First a list of the current links that I've noticed:

This reference to Dr. Lamont's is telling:
“We need not hold that the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II were infallible, because the conditions needed for such infallibility were not present. Their canonizations are not connected to any doctrine of the faith, they were not the result of a devotion that is central to the life of the Church, and they were not the product of careful and rigorous examination. But we need not exclude all canonizations wha…

Tradicat On the Road

Just a note that Tradicat is still traveling a lot and ... even though I'd like to post a lot more often(er) ... I suspect that I'll be posting only once a month ... or so.



There's a bit of a fluffle over the canonization of Pope Paul VI.

So - in 60 minutes I'm going to try to provide some perspective that I believe is lacking from both Drs. Lamont and Kwasniewski in their articles or that people not used to reading academic article might overlook

For reference here's links to the articles.

For some back ground from Ott's Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma page 299:

The secondary object of the Infallibility is truths of the Christian teaching on faith and morals, which are not formally revealed, but which are closely connected with the teaching of Revelation. (Sent. certa.) This doctrine is a necessary consequence of the doctrine of Infallibility which has the purpose "of preserving and of truly interpreting the deposit of Holy Faith" (D 1836). The Church could not achieve this purpose if she could no…

Chroncile: Perspectives

Updated: I found a reference and have made a correction marked 'updated' and in Red.

For many people, it seems this crisis is about lines in the sand.

Archbishop Lefebvre and many Catholics like him, drew the line at Catholic Dogma, Doctrine and Principles.
Others kept on moving it further and further back.
Now a number of people (how many is hard to tell) have finally refused to move their line in the sand.
 The question is: What are they going to do about it.
More importantly, what are you going to do about it?
I don't think I've said it clearly enough when I've talked about the 'Resistance' and Sedevacantists departure from the foundation of Catholic Dogma, Doctrine, and Principles.
I'll try to make it clearer: You cannot resolve this conflict by joining the "other" side. For clarification, by other side I mean the modernists et al who are attempting to re-make the Catholic Church in their own image.
In principle, that is exactly what…