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Which Pope said this?

Men who rise up with such audacity against Our authority, who persist in their offense with such stubbornness, do they deserve Our credit for their words when they say that their thoughts on the Primacy of this Holy See are those which are proper to Catholics, and that they remain united to Us...

Which Pope said this?

Understanding the liturgical reform

I thought I’d close out the week with a little linkaround, sharing some liturgical thoughts and reading that you might find interesting. First off, on November 23, the fifth and final installment in the series by theologians John Cavadini, Mary Healy, Thomas Weinandy on the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council, entitled,...

Understanding the liturgical reform

The Reaction of the Young

Reactionary Catholics often boast about the youthfulness of their movement. In many ways, the rise of reactionary traditionalism is playing out as an intergenerational struggle. While there are certainly many elderly traditionalists, and while the majority of young Catholics around the world have no interest in traditionalism, the movement is perceived, presented, and...

The Reaction of the Young

Contempt for Pope Francis is a long-term problem

I recently had an exchange with Dr. Mark Nowakowski, a traditionalist Catholic and talented composer (he wrote the score to Mass of the Ages), on our completely opposite views of Pope Francis. He wrote an article for the traditionalist website One Peter Five in February entitled “On the Theological Impossibility of Dealing with Abusive...

Contempt for Pope Francis is a long-term problem

Evangelization Consummates with Encounter

Evangelization is a term that is oftentimes misunderstood, taken to mean the desire to conform another’s will to our own, rather than lovingly introducing those we meet to Christ and the love he offers to all. So often throughout the course of Christian history, evangelization has been attempted by means of coercion, conflict,...

Evangelization Consummates with Encounter

With Gratitude and Joy

Dear Readers, Thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement of the work we do at Where Peter Is.  We are committed to providing free content to help evangelize and share the joy of the Gospel, inspired by our Holy Father Pope Francis. But in order to continue to do that,...

With Gratitude and Joy

The Ghost of Christmas Wars Present

‘Tis the season. The weather is turning colder, the colored lights are going up, family gatherings are being planned—and right on cue, one of the routine culture war battles is heating up. It is time to signal your allegiance; will you say “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas”? In honor of the newborn Prince...

The Ghost of Christmas Wars Present

Advent Reflection: Meeting the Law

When I was in high school in South Jersey in the late 2000s, I had a classmate who thought that pie was the funniest thing in the world. It wasn’t that pie was his favorite food or that he liked classic pie-related humor such as hitting clowns in the face with pies; he...

Advent Reflection: Meeting the Law

The view from the mountain of the house of the Lord

A reflection on the readings for November 27, 2022 — The First Sunday of Advent Nestled in the forests of McKean County, Pennsylvania, the Kinzua Bridge State Park is one of many beautiful spots one will find when exploring the Pennsylvania Wilds. Across the northern portion of the commonwealth, you can see 2.1...

The view from the mountain of the house of the Lord

Which Pope said this?

“The Catholic Church, of course, leaves many questions open to the discussion of theologians. She does this to the extent that matters are not absolutely certain. Far from jeopardizing the Church’s unity, controversies, as a noted English author, John Henry Cardinal Newman, has remarked, can actually pave the way for its attainment. For...

Which Pope said this?

Pope Francis on protecting the truth of the faith

Anyone who has played youth baseball or softball has seen a backstop, a large structure made of chain-link fencing that is erected behind home plate to serve as a barrier in case a wild pitch or errant throw gets past the catcher and keeps going. During tryouts and practice, the backstop keeps a...

Pope Francis on protecting the truth of the faith
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