traditional Catholicism

Christ’s Descent Into Hell

  Why Did Christ Descent Into Hell? This is an article that I actually meant to write in Holy Saturday but was never able to. However various people have been asking me this question of why Christ descended into hell such as we recite in the Apostles’ Creed. […]

The Popes Against Slavery

Papal Efforts against Slavery: How the popes combated slavery Introduction There has not been an institution that has done more for the abolition of slavery as we know it than the Catholic Church. This is specifically true in regards to the constant efforts and admonitions against what is […]

On Processions

Swirling incense run about in the streets, candles flickering and fragrant flowers, priests in surplices, cassocks, stoles, and copes. Altar servers in albs and surplices bearing torches and the crucifer, often in a tunicle bearing the cross of Our Lord, images of wood and ivory often processed in […]

Hand Gestures at Mass?

The Orans Position and holding hands during the Our Father Most people who attend a Novus Ordo parish or who simply attend Mass in what is known as the Ordinary Form (which most people attend) encounter two specific types of hand gestures that many of the laity engage […]

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