Tagged: radical traditionalists

When Catholics resist both faith and science

After completing my freshman year of college, my friend Chuck, a physics major, helped me get a summer job at the Center for Superconductivity Research. I wasn’t studying physics or a related field at the time—I hadn’t yet chosen a...

When Catholics resist both faith and science

The Trads and the Tyrant

Note: This essay will discuss the political takes of figures to whom I don’t particularly want to direct web traffic. Google “[figure’s name] putin” and most of it will come up. Conservative Catholicism has a long history of receptivity to...

The Trads and the Tyrant

The modernist root of radical traditionalism

Recently, “Pints with Aquinas” podcast host Matt Fradd posted a quote on his Facebook page by the well-known Companions of Christ priest Fr. Mark Goring, in which the Canadian-born pastor said, “The Lord is anointing the traditionalists. When people go...

The modernist root of radical traditionalism

Francis: A providential father

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This interview of Dr. Rodrigo Guerra by Miroslava López originally appeared in Vida Nueva Digital. This is WPI’s translation of the original Spanish. It has been translated and published with permission. —ML]   As we celebrate the eighth anniversary of the...

Francis: A providential father

Tradition and the Individual Vocation

In the first week of Lent I learned a lot from the Fratelli Tutti Study Guide, which I chose as a focus for these forty days. Still blinking in the sunlight after breaking free from the radical traditionalist (or “rad-trad”)...

Tradition and the Individual Vocation

Reaching Crisis Levels

On August 18, 2020—the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote in the US—Crisis Magazine published an article entitled “Against Women’s Suffrage,” by editor-in-chief Michael Warren Davis. When the...

Reaching Crisis Levels

The antidote to the poison pill

The talented Catholic journalist Brian Fraga has written an excellent and insightful piece at his blog, The Catholic Beat. Entitled, “Your Choice: The Eucharist or the Red Pill,” Fraga looks at the emergent radicalization in the traditionalist Catholic movement. Hallmarks...

The antidote to the poison pill

Bishops speaking up, defending Pope Francis and Vatican II

This is a positive development. As the polarization in the Church has begun to increase, fueled by a flurry of increasingly paranoid and bizarre open letters from former U.S. papal nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, some Church leaders are beginning...

Bishops speaking up, defending Pope Francis and Vatican II