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Tagged: radical traditionalism

Is it Time for the TLM to Go Away?

Pope Francis is right: it is necessary to return to a single, unified Roman Rite and leave the “Traditional Latin Mass” in the past. And our personal liturgical preferences have absolutely no bearing on the matter. As conservatives have grown...

Is it Time for the TLM to Go Away?

Taylor Marshall, traditionalist scapegoat?

When he has finished purging the inner sanctuary, the tent of meeting and the altar, Aaron shall bring forward the live goat. Laying both hands on its head, he shall confess over it all the iniquities of the Israelites and...

Taylor Marshall, traditionalist scapegoat?

Ninety-Two Theses Too Few

The public has been advised that an outfit named the Catholic Identity Conference is organizing a press conference on October 1 in a DoubleTree Hotel ballroom in Pittsburgh that will unveil “articles of resistance against the Vatican and the Pontificate...

Ninety-Two Theses Too Few

“In the freaking Catechism!”

On Thursday, Where Peter Is began receiving unusually high web traffic coming from YouTube. After a little poking around I realized that viewers were being directed to our site from the latest video by an outfit called “Rules for Retrogrades.”...

“In the freaking Catechism!”

Let’s Not Canonize Shia Just Yet

Much has been made in recent weeks of actor Shia LaBeouf’s reported conversion to Roman Catholicism. To label Mr. LeBeouf, who was reared in a household he has characterized as “hippie Jewish,” a true convert to the ways of the...

Let’s Not Canonize Shia Just Yet

The Danger and Necessity of Enthusiasm

Reactionary traditionalists[1] criticize all sorts of things about the mainstream Church, from architectural styles to papal pronouncements, from ecumenism to the use of the term “Holy Spirit.” Among this storm of criticism, however, one overarching concern stands out; traditionalists feel...

The Danger and Necessity of Enthusiasm

Traditionalist flights of fancy

There’s something in human nature that motivates us to imagine ways of getting out of impossible binds, solving the unsolvable, or that allow us to go back in time to undo the undesirable situations where we find ourselves. When we...

Traditionalist flights of fancy