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Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matthew on July 18, 2007, 04:51:09 PM
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Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Magdalene on July 18, 2007, 05:53:18 PM
Ok, here's a brief profile of me.

I am 36 years old. I live in Southern California. I was born in Lebanon but left when I was 2 years old because of the cινιℓ ωαr between the Muslims and Christians. I was consquently raised in Saudi Arabia, England, and Belgium. I came to the United States in 1984.

I am a Maronite Catholic but only went to the Novus Ordo Mass all my life (that is when I would go to Mass -which wasn't that often since I wasn't raised strongly in the Catholic faith).

I was introduced to traditional Catholicism by Mike Solimanto about 6 years ago (he made a response on EWTN against the error of an "expert" there and I e-mailed him to get more info. about the topic and continued to e-mail him after that). I now alternate between going to the SSPX chapel for Mass and independent chapels. If I am too tired to get to a TLM, I reluctantly end up going to the more conservative of the N.O. Masses in town (during which time  I read from the traditional prayers of the TLM and only look up during the consecration)

I have been taking care of my 95 year old grandmother for 5 years now - day and night shift - and I only get 1 day off a year. You can't imagine the extreme mental and physical fatigue this entails. My body's aged beyond it's years and I'm suffering from depression. I'm sooooooooooooo unbelievably tired.

Granny and I live with my parents (I wish I could move out but, since I take care of Granny, I can't). My two brothers  also live with us. My sister used to live with us until she got married 4 years ago and moved to France.

I have no desire to ever get married and I don't want to become a nun, so I don't know what God has in store for me in the future.

Anyway, that's the short of it.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: gladius_veritatis on July 18, 2007, 07:33:09 PM
My name is Eamon Patrick Shea.   I live in West Chester, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati.  The Mass center I frequent is Saint Gertrude the Great (Bp. Dolan and Fr. Cekada).

I am 33 years of age, having been born in 1973, on the 24th of September.  My 'native' state (since age 1 and 1/2) is Florida, and my hometown is Ponte Vedra Beach (outside Jacksonville, just north of St. Augustine, our Nation's oldest city).  My mother still lives in my hometown, my older sister is attending medical school in Maryland, and my older brother is an architect in the Orlando area.  He is married and has one child (born about six months ago).

I graduated (as my siblings also did) from the University of Notre Dame du Lac, located in northern Indiana, receiving a B.A. degree in English Literature in August 1996.  I attended Most Holy Trinity Seminary from September 1999 until February 2002, leaving due to lack of priestly vocation.  While there I completed the philosophical training, although I had only just begun the theological courses when I departed.  I am presently pursuing an M.A. through the Universite de Nancy, located in Nancy, France.

My poor family is ensnared in NewChurch, and I ask your prayers for their conversion.  I have been blessed with countless graces and advantages in my life, especially since (and including) realizing what is happening in this poor world - particularly with respect to our holy mother, the Church.

God bless and keep each of you, today and always.

In the Immaculate Heart of our Sorrowful Mother,

Eamon Shea
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: clare on July 21, 2007, 08:46:29 AM
Name: Clare
Age: 33
Location: The North of England
Masses attended: SSPX
Status: Married
Children: Two, daughter (Rachel, age 3 and a bit) and son (Anthony age nearly 2).
Occupation: Wife, mother (formerly a legal accounts assistant).
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Catholic Samurai on July 28, 2007, 10:13:04 AM
My name is Joseph. I wont give my last name. Im 16 years old, I live in South East Texas and attend mass at St.Michals SSPX Chapel in Spring, which is a 100 mile drive from where I live.

I was born and raised in a conservative novus-ordo church and because I didnt learn anything in first communion class (the teacher was a dope) I was taght a Traditionalist catichism. That didnt stop me from falling into almost every heresy in the book. With three lax priests who just want to get the 30minute sermon over and done with and no spiritual guidance I turned to Luther and Calvin at the age of ten. That all changed when one of the priests decided to stand up to some of the errors being preached by the other three priests. Thanks Fr.Brenda! :pray:  My family and I converted to the true mass about four years ago. Its uphill from here on.

Im a homeschooler in the 10th grade. I am of Leonese-Spanish (my mothers side) and Tyrol-Austrian blood. I hope to attend and graduate from college and become an architect. After I get a job in architecture I'll get married and have a family and raise about 8 or 10 little soldiers for God.  :baby:>  :duel:

For now Im just a 10th grader, shut up in a mobile home in the country, a hundred miles from family and friend, waiting for the day I get my drivers license and first car.

Im also a yellow-stripe in Taekwondo. I also practice a little bit of Northern Soulin, Tiger style Kungfu and Japanese Kendo.  I enjoy the martial arts and swordsmanship. Some of my old friends say Im a Satanist or a Buhddist for practicing the martial arts. Before I studied into it I used to think so to. On the contrary, I found that if you practice Kungfu and throw out pagan devotion and replace it with that of a Catholic you will iprove yourself not only physically but spiritually as well.  Its good penance too, believe me!

I enjoy discussing philosophy, theology, history, martial arts, anything about Spain, and the crisis in the church.

Yours in Christ
Joseph Catholic Samurai
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Clodovicus on August 08, 2007, 11:36:04 PM
Link to last intro (http://cathinfo.com/bb/index.php?a=topic&t=1608&min=15&num=15)

I am a convert to Catholicism for almost 2 years and hope soon to be confirmed, and also to enter College with the credit I hope to get from activities abroad, if all goes well, which is due next year. I have not yet decided what to do for a career, but I'm leaning towards Real Estate and or Property management.
I was born and raised in the Baptist Church, believing that the Church was evil and oppressive, as all misguided Protestants do, and then went to various other Protestant denominations for a few years before encountering Catholicism in 2004.
I study the Catholic Church, particularly its history, not only as a hobbie, but also for education purposes, and also Catholic social teaching, such as economics, including Distributism. I like to read, study, pray, and write.

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JoanScholastica on August 12, 2007, 04:26:15 PM
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Trinity on August 19, 2007, 08:44:11 AM
Thanks, Joan.  Now all I have to figure out is what to make of it.  I have also read that the Phillipines are heavily Catholic and have areas where white people don't live long if they are so foolish to venture there.  Best I can figure at this point is that they are more religious than most people in this unbelieving world.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Christin on September 11, 2007, 06:45:00 PM
Wow, it's wonderful to meet such nice traditional Catholics! Yeah, there are some arguments caused by confusion, like the one regarding celibacy.

(We are called to remain pure. That's the ideal. However, for those who can't accomplish this, God has established the sacrament of Holy Matrimony. So marriage is holy, and is not a sin, as is adultery. It just isn't as saintly as celibacy.)

Despite these occasional disputes, I am overjoyed to meet fellow traditional Catholics striving to live their lives in a way that pleases God.

Since this is an introduction thread, let me get to the point...
I'm a 23-year-old teacher from NJ. There are no Tridentine Masses in the town where my family lives, and this is very detrimental to us as Catholics. Posting here enables me to be a bit more connected with the traditional Catholic world, from which I am otherwise almost completely isolated.

Having said that, greetings to you all, and for the future, happy posting! :wink:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Kephapaulos on September 11, 2007, 07:10:22 PM
I think my introduction is pretty much long overdue. lol

Many usually call me Teo simply or on message boards like here and FE I think some could call me Keph as well. I am a college student in San Antonio, Texas. I have the goal of someday becoming a doctor, a general pracitioner at this point, but I still have to work on the bachelor's degree some more. I attend Masses of the SSPX and pretty much hold their traditionalist position.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Adesto on October 21, 2007, 04:43:54 PM
Hi hi,

Just thought I'd best introduce myself. Teo got me onto here so I might as well be polite and say hiya  :smile:

Name: Miriam
Age: 21
Living: In Wales, but I'm English.
Attending: SSPX masses. Have been since I was about three, and went to an SSPX school for secondary education too.
I'm currently in Bangor University in North Wales studying English Lit at BA level. I love the looking into the Catholic side of Medieval Literature and I want to follow with an MA on Medieval Devotional Poetry.  :reading: The fun bit starts when I try to get a job that is remotely connected to that field.
Interests include hiking, climbing, archery, running and editing the Uni magazine, presenting on radio, music, fire arts (poi, snakes, occasional staff) and of course academic reading and writing, and plain old reading for pleasure  :detective:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: amiga on October 27, 2007, 04:33:32 AM
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matthew on December 02, 2007, 03:37:04 PM
What exactly are SSPX rules?

I allow all types of Traditional Catholics on this board, as long as they can be civil.

I've never heard of a "post-sedevacantist" -- do you mean that you're a conclavist and your group has elected a pope? If so, there's already a term for that (conclavist)

If it's something else, please elaborate so we can all learn something.

God bless,

Matthew
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Mousey on December 10, 2007, 08:44:34 PM
(I'm staying somewhat anonymous, although some of you already know who I am, there are a few from another forum that apparently hate me because of my love for purity, modesty and the rosary.)

I'll tell you a wee bit:

I'm a female.
I like animals and small children.  
(or was it "children and small animals"?)


Phew!  I feel like I really opened up!

Ok... maybe a tiny bit more:  I like what a lot of the stuff I read here.  

I am not a sedevacanist.  I attend the Extraordinary Form, but not the SSPX.  

I've no kids, and never been married.  I'm sort of aloof.  

I live in the midwest, but I'm from upstate New York.  I was very outgoing and ambitious, and had a lot of friends and opportunities.  It's amazing that I ended up here, as I never would have dreamed of coming here, were it not for a company I was helping to start (I was planning on moving back after a few months).  The office did well, but bought out a co. in MD and closed this office, while I remained behind in Kansas.  Before moving here (and before my Consecration to the Blessed Mother) I always wanted to be near the big cities and I was into traveling.  Now, I am just content to live a simple, quiet life where I can attend the traditional Roman Catholic Mass as often as I can each week.   I've never been happier.  Now my 'opportunities' are focused on the (Extraordinary Form of the) Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Adoration, and I have a very good Confessor.  I wouldn't trade these things for all the money in the world.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ronyu02 on December 13, 2007, 05:47:23 AM
Hi everyone!

I'm Ron Yu, a 22-year old college student in the Philippines. I'm a regular at FE, but I do lurk around here often and so I decided to register here as well. Oh yeah, I'm Filipino; the surname's from 1/4 of my ancestry. ;)

I'm into computers and I play piano as well. I like classical music, but my general tastes are somewhat eclectic. I enjoy reading and other geeky (?) hobbies like crosswords, sudoku, origami, and the Rubik's cube.

I still pretty much attend NO due to several circuмstances, but I'm trying to live my Catholic life as traditionally as possible. I've already attended a couple of TLM's, and currently I'm still rooting for one in our parish. :)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Anne De Guigne on February 21, 2008, 01:01:33 PM
Hello. My name is Nicole. I choose this avatar and screen name because Anne de Guigne is my favorite person to emulate, besides Jesus and His Mother, of course. I like her because up to the age of four, she was a brat, but then became saintly in her obedience, as I need someone to intercede for me before the throne of God in the "Honor thy mother and thy father" department.

I am fifteen years old. I formally entered the Catholic Church two months ago. Both of my parents are agnostics. I am currently a ninth grade student, but I am discerning becoming a nun or a sister when I turn eighteen. I live in California, in the United States of America.

I mainly assist at the Holy Sacrifice of Mass at a small Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest chapel, though I am willing to attend both SSPX/Independent Masses and Ordinary Form Masses if ICKSP /FSSP /Diocesan Extraordinary Form Masses are not available.

I am trying to watch less television and to pray, make rosaries, or to listen to Catholic radio instead.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: roscoe on February 21, 2008, 03:57:43 PM
Welcome here Anne. In case you don't know, there are a few people in this Forum who do not accept the vat 2 church as legitimate and see the alleged popes beg w/ john 23 in fact as anti-popes.

There have been about 45 different anti-popes and about 30 different schisms in the history of Holy Church so do not let this phase you.

The Catholic Religion is a set of Dogmatic beliefs that are infallible and have been defined in the 2 part constitution of the Vatican I decrees.

This infallible belief system is here provided for your perusal.

http://www.ewtn.com/library/COUNCILS/V1.HTM#4 and #6

Ciao
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: TheD on September 07, 2008, 04:00:31 PM
Hello.  I am sorry I am typing this a little late.  My name is Dominic.  I am 20 years old.  I live in Eastern Iowa  (Iowa City to be specific).  

I have been a Traditionalist Catholic for the past two years or so after being a conservative Catholic.  I attend an indult Latin Mass at St. Wenceslas here in Iowa City.

I still live with my family.

Dominic :dancing-banana: :dancing-banana: :dancing-banana:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: St Jude Thaddeus on February 01, 2009, 07:59:17 PM
Greetings to all. I am a cradle Catholic originally from Chicagoland, lived overseas for fifteen years, and am now a Houstonian. My username and avatar correspond to my patron saint, and I am also devoted to the Blessed Virgin who restored my faith after several years away from it and led me to Tradition. I attend Mass at an SSPX chapel. I have been reading this forum for more than a year and I enjoy the articles and discussions.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: spouse of Jesus on March 01, 2009, 02:59:35 AM
I am a 22 year old still unbaptized convert!I was born in Isfahan during Iran-Iraq war to a moslem couple who used NFP!I also have a perpetual vow of chastity.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: gladius_veritatis on March 02, 2009, 07:39:28 AM
Welcome to all.

Chris, it is not sedevacantist (and if it was, you would not catch spiritual "cooties", anyway).  However, such things are discussed freely (although not very often).  The site owner is an SSPX-er, to use a label, which is always a bit useless.

Bishop McKenna is in Monroe, Connecticut, for the man who asked about Mass in the NYC area.  I am sure there are more, and he would be a good person to ask.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Alex_The_Lion on March 10, 2009, 12:03:05 PM
 :smile:   My real name is Nico(Nicholas) Campbell and I am 12 years old. I have a brother and 3 sisters. We live in AR and go to Latin Mass in Little Rock. I like Alex the lion from Madagascar. My hobbies are coin collecting, aquariums, and creating PowerPoint presentations.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: zviadist on April 07, 2009, 09:08:49 AM
Quote from: Telesphorus
Quote from: Kristy
are you sure?


Well, maybe I should be doing something useful.

 :farmer:


Ha ha found you here!

How are you?

Cannot stand Angel Queen. Is it any better here?

Nowhere to go...
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: zviadist on April 07, 2009, 09:16:46 AM
Quote from: TheD


Trust me this forum is WAY BETTER than Angel queen!


Sounds good. In what way? I just found it through a google search for traditional catholic discussion forum. I stopped posting at AQ a few weeks ago after a long hiatus in the first place. I cannot stand the restrictiveness of the place. All the special things you have to say or are forbidden from saying.

What is this forum like?

Thank you in advance for your answer.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: TheD on April 07, 2009, 09:20:41 AM
Quote from: zviadist
Quote from: TheD


Trust me this forum is WAY BETTER than Angel queen!


Sounds good. In what way? I just found it through a google search for traditional catholic discussion forum. I stopped posting at AQ a few weeks ago after a long hiatus in the first place. I cannot stand the restrictiveness of the place. All the special things you have to say or are forbidden from saying.

What is this forum like?

Thank you in advance for your answer.


Don't worry, on Cathinfo there is a lot more freedom and posts are rarely locked.  I got banned from angel queen just because I tried to defend +Bishop Williamson!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: zviadist on April 07, 2009, 09:31:33 AM
Thanks for the info. Is there a place to go to see the rules of the forum? I would rather keep in good stead and the best way is to know the rules.

At AQ, if you even hinted that you believe that the VatII church might not be fully Catholic they would jump all over you and scream about being "bleep" and other such nonsense. So childish. I am a serious seeker of knowledge and understanding and as such I try to not cut off any possibility before exploration. And I am getting more and more worried about the Church...

thanks again
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matthew on April 08, 2009, 10:30:21 AM
Here is the rules thread I posted a while ago:

http://www.cathinfo.com/index.php?a=topic&t=3431#p0

Since then, I thought of a better way to put it, though:

"In necessary things, unity. In doubtful things, liberty. In all things, Charity."

And to clarify: anything related to the current UNPRECEDENTED crisis in the Church is considered DOUBTFUL by this forum. That goes for everyone, no matter how "clear" it seems to you that this or that position is "the only way".

Therefore you can't call someone a heretic just because they chose this or that nuanced position regarding the Crisis.

We simply must give people the benefit of the doubt when talking about the Crisis.

Anyhow, the only things that are going to be censored on Cathinfo are: blasphemy, filthy language, and grossly uncharitable comments. Stuff that "cries out" for censorship, as it were. Anything else I like to keep the forum free and open, even if that means a heated discussion or two (or three).

No one likes to compose a post for 20 or 30 minutes only to have it deleted by a mod on a power trip.

Matthew
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Lybus on May 10, 2009, 07:38:39 AM
Yeah, I'm in a similar situation, Martyer. I have to drive 40 miles to church, go figure. I go to a very secular High school and the only Traditional Roman Catholic there that I know may as well be a pagan. I will also be going to a very secular college this fall, so I'll need all the prayers I can get so I don't lose my faith or my mind. Pushups, ay? How many can you do? Oh by the way, where is the rules section? I think I had one of my posts deleted because I wasn't following the rules, I think.
I am inexperienced, but I"m also arrogant, something that is very difficult to break at the age of 18. I love to learn new things. Your article on a healthy diet, Catholic Martyer, was very interesting.

Oh yes, I also like to wish ill thoughts on the Federal Reserve System here in the USA :)
Glad to be here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Lybus on May 10, 2009, 04:25:40 PM
Yes indeed, thank you for being here. In regards to faith and morals I do my best to humble myself since I don't know everything; anyone who doesn't know everything does not need to feel proud. I certainly hope I'm not a heretic. I do believe though, that since we cannot possibly know everything, or if we're even right, we must have good intentions and ask God for the grace to know what is right so that we may best please Him. Perhaps there are a few protestants out there that may hold to this and are searching for the true faith, though I do notice that most of them believe that they know everything : /
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: DeMaistre on May 10, 2009, 05:59:10 PM
I am finishing my freshman year in a public high school - was just introduced via http://traditionalcatholic.net to Catholic Tradition a few months ago - the rest is history.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Prodinoscopus on June 01, 2009, 12:05:25 AM
Hi, I'm new to the forum, having registered just a few minutes ago.

As my screen name / avatar and signature might suggest, I don't quite know where to put myself ... yet I seem to be attracted to Traditional Catholic discussion forums.  I'm a male convert to the Catholic faith for almost 25 years, married with three children, and a Trad at heart if not in practice.  Like the novelist Walker Percy, I would simply describe myself as a bad Catholic.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: spouse of Jesus on June 10, 2009, 08:04:17 AM
Wellcome!
And indeed an important role at such a young age!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Arborman on July 16, 2009, 02:16:55 PM
Hi.  I just wanted to let every know I just signed up.  I have been visiting the last 2 days and have been impressed how the moderator lets reasonable discussions go on instead of locking the topic or banning people.  

I attend the Diocesan Latin Mass but have also attended SSPX and I am very sympathetic towards them.  I am starting to think as a sede but feel good people are found on all sides.  

I am 49, married 29 years with 3 grown children.

To Jesus through Mary-
Bill
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: PetrusPrimus on July 30, 2009, 06:45:23 AM
Hello all, my name is Michael. I am a happily married Catholic in Cincinnati, OH who is living in a world without a Pope.

My journey has led me from the Novus Ordo to the FSSP to the SSPX to parishes of the "9" who left the SSPX to the CMRI (who are sedevacantists, where I am now happy).

I unfortunately have seen alot of mind control and exploitation present in the different societies outside the Novus Ordo. The CMRI would be the only exception to this rule (as far as I can tell now). This is probably because they have actually renounced their previous status as a cult and have cleaned house.

I am not here to bash particular groups (I have gotten over that phase), but to expose some terrible scandals that have several of my friends in shackles to some very self-serving individuals who really don't care if others are being led into the most deadly sins one can think of. I would hope my training in Classical and Modern psychology have given me insight into the psychological warfare one often sees in the traditional movement.

I and my wife pray for the restoration of the Holy See. My purpose here is to help "set the captives free" and warn others who are deliberating whether to get involved with certain priests (ie move across the country or even the world to settle their family where they think they can have a wholesome Catholic life). I hope I can be of service to the group in other ways as I have seen and learned alot in my young life (I was a seminarian with the FSSP and have been trained in Thomistic philosopy and theology). Anyone interested in Catholic apologetics can certainly be my buddy. I ask for your prayers as I have to do some difficult things this week.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: CatholicThurifer on August 02, 2009, 08:30:48 PM
I've already had some posts, but I guess I'll introduce myself here anyways.

I'm CatholicThurifer. I'm a 22 year old young man. I'm a Catholic tradiitonalist. I occasionally still serve, in case anyone was wondering.

I mostly agree with the viewpoints of the SSPX concerning the crisis of the Church, and would love to be able to go to one of their priories on a regular basis. Right now I normally assist at a diocesan TLM, and totally avoid the Novus Ordo Masses. But, like I said, I would love to be able to go to the SSPX because I know they promote the true Faith in its entirety.

Anyways, I hope to be able to grow in my Faith while here, and make some new friends along the way. :-)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: radtrad on August 03, 2009, 09:55:19 PM
My name is Robert.  I am 29 years old.

I live in Glasgow, KY.

I am married and have two girls (aged 7 and 2) and two boys (aged 5 and 4 months).

I am the Clinical & Program Director for a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility for teenager girls (boring huh?).

I met my wife in college (Western Kentucky University) and began going to the Fathers of Mercy.  We eventually ended up at an SSPX chapel in Franklin, TN.  We then moved to KY for the job and the Latin Mass. That's where we are now!

Ideologically I am closer to the sedes than anything (though I haven't taken the plunge).  The Society has never really made sense to me.  NO is obviously wrong.  So right now we are going to the Latin Mass offered by a NO priest!  Make sense?  :wink:  It is the best set up we have had.  So I can't complain too much.

Robert

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Dylan on August 06, 2009, 10:26:06 AM
I've been registered here since 2007 but, I never properly introduced myself.

My name is Dylan and I'm a young man who lives in Western Massachusetts. I'm a baptised traditional Catholic but, was originally Novus Ordo. I first learned about traditional Catholicism back in 2007 when I began trying to learn more about my religion and have come to accept the Sedevacantist position since then.

I've unfortunately never been able to attend a Traditional Latin (Tridentine) Mass or even receive the valid sacraments because  there are no Traditional Churches or Eastern Rite Churches in my area - all Novus Ordo - but, I still try to look for some. Hopefully I will be able to find a valid Traditional Church within a reasonable distance so I can do so.

Catholic apologetics is one of my favorite interests. I'm also interested in Creationism/Intelligent Design, Biblical history, church history, and any other type of history in general.

I'm still learning more and more about the Catholic Faith and I hope to learn a lot more here than I already have.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Jehanne on September 24, 2009, 11:14:16 AM
Hi Everyone,

Yes, I never introduced myself, either!  My name is "Don" and I am from Iowa.  I have been happily married for 13 years  and my wife and I have four children ("kids") ages 12, 11, 6, and 4.  We hope to have another someday if we can afford him/her or if NFP calculations should fail, whichever comes first.  My wife is Catholic, although, not traditional.  Unfortunately, we have not attended Mass in many years, due to my youngest three children (all boys) being disabled with autism and/or mental retardation.  I am able to confess every month or so; unfortunately, my wife does not go to confession at all.

Cheers,

Don
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: RomanCatholic1953 on September 25, 2009, 09:42:11 PM
I identify myself as a Traditional Roman Catholic since I was
Baptized at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Redondo Beach,Ca in 1953 by Rev. Msgr. Daniel Collins. I came from a protestant family that have not set foot in a Catholic Church since the reformation.  My Mother decided to become a Catholic through the Radio, and the Television preachings of Bishop Fulton Sheen., and the examples of her Catholic friends.  My Brother, and my Sister were baptized at the same time.
In 1955 we moved to new Parish just built. St Lawrence Martyr in Redondo Beach, Ca.  While the church was under construction, Mass was celebrated in a Knights of Columbus
Hall in Hollywood Riviera.
At St Lawrence, where I had my first confession, first
communion, and confirmation. I was also an altar boy, that
had no trouble with the Latin, and the Ceremonies.
I was the class of 1963, a class of baby boomers born in
the aftermath of world war 2. A average of 60 pupils per
class room. In the 6th grade, the boys, and girls attended
separate classes. All were teaching Nuns, and the tuition was
$5.00 a month.
On Sunday, there would be at lease five masses, and the
church was full of 200 people, with cry rooms with those
that have babies. The lines for Confession were always very long.  In 1965, A new church was built that holds 400 people. But, at that time, the changes in the liturgy were being introduced, and Mass attendance begin to decline.
I always remained a Traditional Roman Catholic, and will
never surrender to the changes.











Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JustCatholic on November 04, 2009, 01:53:21 PM
Hello. My name is JustCatholic and I am a theoholic.

I was born in a hospital because I wanted to be near my mother.  We live near where Marcel ave intersects with Sedepod St.  (a deadend) near  Eschaton village. I look forward to many happy slappys from you all  :wine-drinking: :wine-drinking:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Belloc on November 04, 2009, 02:33:22 PM
Quote from: NorthernCatholic
Hello everyone,

I am a native Scot, male, living in Norway, married with children. I am of the sedevacantist view, in that the papal see appears to be vacant, given that anti-pope Benedict XVI is an apostate from the faith and most likely an occultist.

I was brought up in the Novus Ordo, but only came to the sedevacantist view a few years ago.


Scotland to Norway-what in hte world? Send me PM, always good to meet an Albannach...
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: greenhill on November 05, 2009, 04:08:29 PM
Hello everybody!
I would like to introduce myself.
My name is Donald. I am a 53 year old Englishman, but I have lived in Berlin, Germany for 25 years.
I come from a mixed (heretic) background. My father was a (lapsed) Calvinist ("Church" of Scotland) and my mother was a Lutheran. I was brought up in the Anglican schism. About 15 years ago, after reading much Catholic literature (Chesterton, etc) I felt I could no longer remain in the Anglican sect. I became a Catholic, but was totally ignorant of what the Novus Ordo had done to the church. My conversion was very wierd! I was told that because I was a practising Anglican that I knew all about it already and just given a cathecism and given the OK. I was also a practising "gαy" and was told to keep my mouth shut and be discrete. As long as I was in a "loving relationship" that was fine. The messes, sorry, masses were a shock! Things went on there that would have sent my Anglican rector into convulsions! At least there was reverence in my English parish church. The rector would NEVER have dreamed of turning his back on the altar! They gave me a wierd feeling in my stomach. My whole being and conscience started to tell me that something was wrong! The only feeling I got was a sort of vague feeling that being a Catholic was being "nice" and "tolerant" to everybody - no matter how WRONG my gut told me that false and heretical movements and "Self-expression" were. I dropped right out of this blah-blah form of "Catholicism" and into sin, sin, SIN!!!! I got sick, sick, SICK!!! I became more and more depressed and angry in the "gαy" madness.
About a year ago, when I was at my LOWEST point - lost and despairing - I was called to a church here where the priest celebrates only the true (tridentine) mass and were there is traditional Catholic teaching. I immediately had the feeling that this was IT!
I had a long talk to the priest and a l-o-n-g confession! (The poor man! Imagine listening to all those years of horrible sins!!!) And I started on a PROPER Catholic education.

As a result, I have given up "gαy"! I am a totally - and joyously! - celibate. Celibacy gives me no trouble. I am at peace now. I am deeply with God. Sometimes I regret missing out on the joy of marriage and children. This makes me sad. But, not all Christians are called to this state.

I take an active part in the Church (I am a member of the schola. Wonderful Gregorian chant!) and my life is based on the true teachings of the Church, and prayer. I pray the Rosary daily and attend mass regulary.

My life is better and better and happier and kinder.
I am more and more of a peaceful person. I am a caring traditional happy Catholic with firm beliefs and coherent morals, instead of a wishy-washy liberal lost soul in danger of Hell!

It is really fine to find all you traditionalist committed Catholics!

Nice to join you!

D
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: greenhill on November 06, 2009, 03:55:44 AM
Quote from: Vladimir


How is the state of traditional Catholicism in Germany?


Dear Vladimir

Thank you for asking

Well, in Berlin it is very poor for a capital city, BUT we have a wonderful new SSPX church - St Petrus - ( with a lovely high altar!, but the church is, sadly, I think, too small for all the people who attend mass. That is a crying shame when you think of all the huge cathedral-like (gutted) novus churches here which are half empty). Apart from that there are a few churches - two I think - which have tridentine masses at impossible times, as a sort of nostalgic "curiosity" I feel.
I feel at home with the SSPX, but I go to the Institute of St Phillip Neri at the church of St Afra, which is about an hour from my home. This was started by Father Goesche on the lines of the Oratory in England. He was formerly a Novus priest who later worked with the SSPX and then founded the Institute. The institute is dedicated to the true mass and propagating traditional Catholicism and Catholic culture.

I live sandwiched between a huge neo-Gothic Franciscan church ( Franciscan! I could tell you a story about the English "mass" circus which all those poor African Catholics here have to endure!) and a hideous modern box run by a bunch of sad men who call themselves Jesuits!

The Archbishop here is a poor little frightened grey mouse who, I believe, sees all deviations from the mainline Novus protestant sect as suspect innovations!

Around the country, it goes according to whether the area is mainly protestant or traditionally Catholic. In the south, where there were always mainly Catholics, there are many traditionalists masses. It depends also on the bishops. In some areas they have the impossible times and hidden away locations, and in others, where there are strong initiatives by local people, they are in central main churches at 10 O clock on a Sunday. We also have a central city church which I go to here because it has lovely late masses at 11,00 on Sunday, where the church - St Adalbert - is lent to a latin mass group and a very saintly and gentle, very traditional old "retitred" priest officiates.

The SSPX has churches and chapels all over the country and has very active participation.

God bless!

Donald

I will send the website of the Institute shortly.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: greenhill on November 06, 2009, 08:41:49 AM
As promised, the website of the Institute of St Philip Neri in Berlin and some words about it.

The Institute was founded five years ago by the traditionalist secular priest Father Gerald Goesche. He raised the money to buy a former convent and home for fallen women, founded a hundred years ago in a very poor area of Berlin. (The church is dedicated to St Afra, who was an early martyr and former prostitute) The institute is dedicated to the traditional Mass, teaching, social care, and Catholic culture. Most of the non-liturgical and pastoral work is done by volunteers and there is absolutely NO funding or handouts from the Diocese. All funds come from the faithful. It has no parish, as such, to keep it independent from Novus interference, and depends on private donations (covenants, etc). Nevertheless it is a magnet for traditionalists in Berlin! The church is always full for Sunday Mass and has daily Rosary as well as Benediction, etc.
The church is a fine building but was in a very poor state when it was taken over. Father Goesche and friends had to do a lot of hard physical work! For example, the VII-inspired, misguided wreckers completely destroyed the High Altar (leaving only fragments), painted over the vaulting, and the beautiful stained glass windows are gone. No altar rails, of course! This was a GREAT PITY as the whole original interior had survived the heavy bombing of World War II completely intact!
The next big task is a total replacement of the roof structure, as it is in a very poor condition and only kept up by prayer and braces!

Not only had Father Goesche to find, at very short notice, the whole cost of buying the building (and thereby save it from profanation!), but the state keeps hitting him with various huge tax bills. He has also had to replace the High Altar, vestments, cloths, pictures, side altars, sanctuary carpets........the list is ENDLESS! And all on the donations of the faithful!!!!!!
You have guessed it!
This is also a begging letter!!!

Any tiny amount anybody can give would be very gratefully received!!!
I hope it is OK to do this. This is NOT any sort of scam, but a most needed and sacred resource for the Holy Catholic Church in Berlin.

Also there is absolutely no conflict with the SSPX. Father Goesche was very closely associated with the Society for some time and even helped to build the Society´s new church of St Petrus where I am going in a couple of hours for Confession and Mass!

Unfortunately, the website is still only in German. I was only asked to translate it yesterday. As soon as I have completed it, I will publish it again. Meanwhile, if you don´t understand German, you can look at the many wonderful pictures.

Any questions you have, I will try to answer, or I will find out and get back to you!

Thanks for reading all this!

Donald

www.institut-philipp-neri.de
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MrsZ on November 06, 2009, 10:07:58 AM
I've actually been visiting this site, and registered for some time now.  I've made a couple of posts and realize that I'm expected to identify myself!

I'm female, married for 19 1/2 years and have two children, ages 15 and 17.  My H is a cradle Novus Ordo Catholic and I was baptised Orthodox, and occasionally attended services throughout my childhood (to age 16) with my maternal grandparents.  

My parents had no faith, although each was baptised (my father Catholic) and (my mother Orthodox).

I agreed to raise our children Catholic ... and then started learning about Christianity following my mother's death at age 45 to breast cancer.

Ultimately, while starting out listening to Protestant radio and reading Protestant books .. I was led to learning more about the Catholic faith.  

I was confirmed in the Catholic Church in the year 2000 ... subsequently, through I believe, interviews with Mel Gibson around the time of the making of the Passion of the Christ, I began to learn about Tradition and the Tridentine Mass.

We've been moving ever closer to a belief in the Traditional faith and the traditional mass.  Unfortunately, we live in a place that is hundreds of miles from the nearest Tridentine Mass and so we suffer through a bland, albeit relatively adequate Novus Ordo Mass (if that can be even be said) ... and try to accept this as a Cross we must bear ... and continue to pray to be freed to attend a Tridentine Mass at some point before I die.

Both sides of our families are in varying degrees of apostasy from the Truth Faith ... most are practical atheists .. some adhere to some degree of apostasy connected to some heretical denomination ...  There's rampant divorce, adultery and a garden variety of sins .... and so it goes.

God Bless,
MrsZ (and the "Z" stands for "zealot" a name given me by an apostate sister in law)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Regina on November 18, 2009, 07:16:05 AM
I am a 34 year old convert coming from a non-practicing Methodist background.  I have a master's degree in education, along with a bachelor's in child and family studies.  I have been married for about 10 years, and I have 8 children so far.  I found this forum interesting, to say the least, and thought I would join it to learn more about my faith.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Jamie on November 25, 2009, 01:31:17 PM
Hi all - I am Jamie and I am a traditional Catholic of the SSPX bent.  I am in New Zealand.  I am passionate about scholastic philosophy and am studying scholastic logic at present - I hope to begin Latin next semester and scholastic physics.

I am a food fanatic (it is my hobby) and have in the past worked as a professional opera singer (in NZ and the UK).  I am also a computer programmer.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Jamie on November 26, 2009, 01:50:21 PM
Quote from: Vladimir

Quote from: Jamie

I am a food fanatic (it is my hobby) and have in the past worked as a professional opera singer (in NZ and the UK). I am also a computer programmer.


What did you sing?


I sang a lot of oratorios (such as Haydn's Creation), concerts (arias and art songs), and was in a number of operas.  My favorite role was that of Duke Bluebeard in Duke Bluebeard's Castle by Bartok (which some here may consider too modern to be good music - but I love it).

Here is a snippet of a Solti performance of Duke Bluebeard. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXyNf38oIp4)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Chi Roh on November 29, 2009, 09:10:39 AM
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Clovis on December 04, 2009, 12:59:08 PM
Greetings,

I am a 32 year old male from Dublin Ireland interested in converting to the Catholic Faith. My main interests are classical music (particularly Beethovan), literature and history.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: tradcath72 on December 06, 2009, 05:12:28 PM
Hello
I have been lurking at your site for a couple of weeks. I like your forum. Some of the others I have been to seem to limit discussions. Lock them too quickly.
My name is Joan. I am 71yrs old. I was raised Catholic and attended  Catholic school. I have never lost my love of the Traditional Mass. I attended Mass on and off for the last 40 years. I left the N.O. for good 5 years ago. I never lost the faith, just wanted my Traditional Mass back!  About 2 years ago there was a link that said "the truth about the Catholic Church after Vatican II" That led to MHFM. I don't beleive all thats there or support them but it was an eye opener to me. I learned so much about what happened to my church and also renewed much that I had forgotten in my struggle. For them to call almost all priests heretics is not for them to say.  And also learned there was Traditional Mass. I just feel so bad the beautiful churches are tore apart! They are bare!! I am sure the Holy Spirit is not there.

I found you through a link at FE about St Gertrude the Great.
I have also been a follower of St Gertrude the Great streaming Mass. Needless to say--Have I made another error?? No comment other than my trust has been put on alert.

I live in western Wisconsin and don't drive far anymore. Trad Masses are few. For the past year I have been attending Mass at St Thomas Aquinas Seminary SSPX in Winona Mn. 45 miles. (I go by 3 N.O. on my way) My age,health, and weather keeps me home some of the time. Also I found a small independent chapel 130 miles from me that I like too.  So with winter upon us I pray my rosary daily and do much spiritual reading.

Are there more streaming Mass sites some place?

I am not much of a posting person but may chide in occasionally.

Thanks for the informative site and I do hope to find good support to the Catholic Faith!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: oldavid on December 14, 2009, 03:15:42 AM
Ah Littlerose! You give sustenance to my old heart.
I don't say that I will always agree with you about everything but I appreciate your down-to-earth view.

Yes, I'm new here...disgusted from Fisheaters, I'm old; about 55 in fact,and only really interested in having a yarn with like-minded catholic folk.
 I particularly dislike the incessant unprovoked activity of the silly thingys to the left of this message.

I'll come back again when I'm less bothered.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matthew on December 14, 2009, 10:51:54 AM
Quote from: oldavid
Ah Littlerose! You give sustenance to my old heart.
I don't say that I will always agree with you about everything but I appreciate your down-to-earth view.

Yes, I'm new here...disgusted from Fisheaters, I'm old; about 55 in fact,and only really interested in having a yarn with like-minded catholic folk.
 I particularly dislike the incessant unprovoked activity of the silly thingys to the left of this message.

I'll come back again when I'm less bothered.


Welcome to the forum!

You know what? I just modified this forum's programming just for you. You will no longer see that box of "emoticons" to the left of the posting screen.

I will eventually make that be an option in the user's Control Panel -- they'll be able to turn the "smilies" on and off. Right now, I have to do it manually.

I'm a programmer, and I've been modifying the forum a lot lately.

God bless,

Matthew
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Raoul76 on December 16, 2009, 11:09:33 PM
A Polish Feeneyite!  

It's like me and "CM" ( having a hard time getting used to that ) have blended into one strange beast...

Ah, but alas alack, they're una cuм.

Welcome anyway, my consonant-encuмbered fellow Pole.  I'm half-Polish.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: St Jude Thaddeus on December 17, 2009, 12:41:31 AM
Quote from: Tradycja


Religion: Roman Catholic.
Ethnic background: Polish
Location: USA
Vocation: Defender of EENS
Politics: Social Kingship of Christ.
Mass attendance: Uniate
Position regarding the crisis in the Church: Fr. Feeney was right.


Jak się masz, Pan/Pani? Greetings from another Polock, Chicago area native. Actually, I'm half Polish, half German, and half Swedish. That's what the nuns at the adoption agency told my parents, anyway. I guess math wasn't their strong suite.

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Thurifer on December 31, 2009, 12:40:56 AM
Quote from: littlerose
I have found answers among the discussions here to some of the questions I had about why things were so confusing back in the 'sixties when the adults in my Catholic community were up in arms over VatII. I did what most teenagers do when perplexed by their elders, just took off on my own.

Now I am older and feel a little bit like a returning war refugee picking through the wreckage of a bombed village, trying to reconstruct the old homestead.


I received my first Holy Communion in 1968. By the time I was in 5th or 6th grade, I convinced my parents that I should not have to go to CCD anymore. All we were doing was coloring and playing with felt and glue. It was a tragedy that was going on everywhere. So I was never Confirmed until I was an adult.

I'm from the Chicago area. A couple of things happened that destroyed the faith around here around that time. Vatican II is the no-brainer. But, Urban Renewal as Ethnic Cleansing was also going on as ethnic Catholics headed for the suburbs and found themselves in watered down parishes in suburbia. This never dawned on me until I read E. Michael Jone's book The Slaughter of the American Cities. But, as it turned out it was the untold story of my family, and I'm sure countless others.  

I highly recommend that book.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: pax on December 31, 2009, 04:08:29 PM
 :sign-party-time:

How y'all doin', eh?

I am a Canadian married to beautiful woman from Virginia.

We are traveling on that road to heaven, hoping to increase daily in holiness, praying that we never deviate to the left or to the right.

Yes! I confess! We are rad-trads thoroughly subject to Pope Benedict XVI.

Who will help us bear this burden?

 :ape:

I've come for an argument.

 :boxer:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Thurifer on December 31, 2009, 05:51:17 PM
Quote from: littlerose
Quote from: Thurifer
Quote from: littlerose
I have found answers among the discussions here to some of the questions I had about why things were so confusing back in the 'sixties when the adults in my Catholic community were up in arms over VatII. I did what most teenagers do when perplexed by their elders, just took off on my own.

Now I am older and feel a little bit like a returning war refugee picking through the wreckage of a bombed village, trying to reconstruct the old homestead.


I received my first Holy Communion in 1968. By the time I was in 5th or 6th grade, I convinced my parents that I should not have to go to CCD anymore. All we were doing was coloring and playing with felt and glue. It was a tragedy that was going on everywhere. So I was never Confirmed until I was an adult.

I'm from the Chicago area. A couple of things happened that destroyed the faith around here around that time. Vatican II is the no-brainer. But, Urban Renewal as Ethnic Cleansing was also going on as ethnic Catholics headed for the suburbs and found themselves in watered down parishes in suburbia. This never dawned on me until I read E. Michael Jone's book The Slaughter of the American Cities. But, as it turned out it was the untold story of my family, and I'm sure countless others.  

I highly recommend that book.


I don't want to read that book. I remember too much of it, posted in a reply here:
http://www.cathinfo.com/index.php?a=topic&t=8625


I just finished reading your posts in that thread, littlerose. That is one incredible story and you are one heck of a writer. Thanks so much for sharing that. You really ought to write a book. That story needs to be told widely.

You are definitely very well informed on what was going on. The insurance for the mills, etc. So, yes I would agree that you lived it. But, hard as it might be for you to believe, you lived just a portion of it. That book is so well docuмented and goes back so far that I am sure you will learn something and make some connections that you never knew existed. So, I would still recommend it to you.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matthew on January 01, 2010, 12:12:56 AM
Let's not hijack the "Introduce yourself" thread.
I started a thread called "Atheism" -- please continue the conversation there.

http://www.cathinfo.com/index.php?a=topic&t=9954

I don't mean "if you must, please take it elsewhere" -- I really mean it -- continue the conversation in that thread.

Matthew
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Ladislaus on January 06, 2010, 10:45:11 PM
Hello, Everyone,

I was an SSPX seminarian (St. Thomas Aquinas Winona) from 1989-1991.  Prior to that, I received a BA in Latin & Greek, so I ended up teaching Latin to the 1st year seminarians during my second year.  Left to become a sedevacantist.  Spent some time with Father Jenkins in Cleveland (where I got to know Joseph Santay pretty well as we both worked on their TV show).  I then became a seminarian under Father (now Bishop) Sanborn.  That ended pretty badly for me.  I returned to SSPX for a little while, vacillated back and forth, and left again.  I spent a few years studying Greek and Latin at The Catholic University grad school in Washington, DC.  I finished all the courses but not the actual degree.  I became a computer programmer so as to make a living and am now married with four children.

Somehow along the way I've gotten to know very well quite a number of bishops:  Williamson, Santay, Sanborn, Fulham, Neville, Webster, and Elmer.

I now adhere to a middle position between SSPX and sedevacantism which I feel resolves the very real difficulties with both of them, and I hold a stricter interpretation of the dogma Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus (but again more of a via media between the extremes of say a Most Holy Family Monastery and what I believe to be a wrong/weak SSPX position -- if in fact one could say there's some kind of monolithic SSPX).

I felt that forums such as angelqueen were way too dogmatically SSPX (actually censoring the very word sedevacantist), so I started my own forum--though I didn't get very much traffic on it.  As you can perhaps gather from what I wrote above, I believe in allowing a certain amount of latitude around the diabolical disorientation which has infested the Church.  I have my opinions of course but don't feel as though anyone who disagrees with me should be therefore condemned as a heretic.  Unfortunately, I got into that mindset under Father Sanborn, and that pretty much destroyed my vocation to the priesthood.  But, alas, those are very long stories.  So I happened upon this forum and was encouraged to see a tolerance of people with various viewpoints.  I am very much disheartened to see a lack of charity and compassion among Traditional Catholics towards those who take different positions.  I've run the full gamut and have been blessed to know so many good sincere souls in every camp.  If people have veered off in the wrong direction, then we should only be sad for them.

Looking back, the happiest times in my life were those I spent at St. Thomas Aquinas.  I hate living in the world, and daydream a lot about being back at the seminary.

Yours in Jesus and Mary,
Laszlo Szijarto
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matthew on January 17, 2010, 10:11:27 PM
This is really pathetic, but this forum already had "Peter the Roman" pay us a visit. :facepalm:

I guess you two will have to duke it out to decide who's the REAL "Peter the Roman".

One thing for sure: No one can claim CathInfo is boring, or without character (or characters  :wink:)

Also, I've already met "Elias", but he goes by the common name of Joseph Saraceno.

Pretty bad when you meet someone who claims to be Elias, but it's not the first one!

Matthew
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: jhfromsf68 on February 16, 2010, 11:57:02 PM
Hi everyone:) I've been lurking for awhile and have finally decided to come out of hiding :wave: I live in Northern California and I'm a convert to the Church. I started my conversion in 99 but wasn't actually baptized and confirmed untill 2007. Unfortunatly I'm going through a rough time right now struggling with sin:(

I look forward to taking part in the forum and getting to know you all.
God Bless
James
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Joseph de Maistre on April 07, 2010, 10:24:35 PM
Thank you for making this excellent Traditionalist Catholic forum - I've been gradually learning more and more about the TLM and have recently purchased a Douay-Rheims Bible.

The first time I saw Bishop Williamson, I knew I was meant to delve deeper in my Catholic faith.  For a long time, I was a halfway Catholic, just doing enough to "get by."  But I realized that I wasn't really doing enough.

Seeing the zeal with which Williamson knows the truth is refreshing, and I hope to build the same zeal in my love for God.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: NeelyAnn on April 14, 2010, 01:41:29 PM
New here.  I am a traditional Catholic homeschooling mom.  I prefer to lurk more than contribute, unless I really have something ot say.  I just like keeping up on news and seeing what others have to say.  I like learning from those who may know more.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on May 21, 2010, 01:11:42 PM
Hello. I am a new member here on CatholicInfo. I've been wanting to sign up here for a while and finally have. I am looking forward to posting about Traditional Catholicism and other things here.

SpiritusSanctus
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: CathMomof7 on May 25, 2010, 06:44:51 PM
Hello everyone.  I thought I should introduce myself first before I start engaging in discussions.  I don't want anyone to think I'm a troll.  I've been reading here for about 6 months.  I think I like it better here than FE and AQ.  Not sure if I should say that or not.  Anyway, a bit about myself....I am 43 and a convert originally to NO Mass about 15 years ago.  My husband was baptized a Catholic but that was about it.  We both went through RCIA at the same time.  Our Catholic life has been varied and, at times, tumultous.  We've moved around quite a bit and we have a lot of experience with the various types of NO Masses.  Some of those experiences led us to leave Catholicism on more than one occasion.  About 12 years ago, we suffered greatly in our marriage and separated.  We eventually divorced and remained so for 3 years.  It was during that time that I had a real spiritual conversion.  I returned to Church and was blessed with a fairly traditional priest who became my confessor.  It was through him and St. Joseph's intercession that I was able to be reconciled to my husband.  Since our reconciliation, my husband and I have had so many blessings and graces.  6 years ago, we moved from our fairly traditional Novus Ordo parish in the South to the Northeast.  I need not mention that things are not very traditional here.  It has been painful, but through the process we have grown in a more traditional direction.  2 years ago over the summer we began to attend an FSSP Mass in our diocese.  It was about a 2 1/2 drive for us, so it wasn't something we were always able to do.  We found another TLM closer to our home in another diocese.  We attended that for quite awhile but that Mass was discontinued.  We were at a loss for a long time, but we recently made the decision that we could no longer, in good conscience, attend another Novus Ordo Mass.  So right after Easter, we began attending an SSPX chapel about 40 minutes from our house.  I'll say we are a bit confused some of the time but we have already many graces.  I hope to find some support here as well as answers to questions when they arise.

Cindy

Oh, I would like to mention--we are expecting our 7th child in November.  Please pray for us.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Thursday on June 01, 2010, 10:02:20 AM
Hi all, I'm a 35 year old married with two kids Catholic. Kids are 1 and 3, both girls.

Grew up in the NO, 4 years ago I heard an interview with Hutton Gibson about the V2 takeover and been trying to become fully Catholic since.

Like the person above me I prefer this site to FE, not that there aren't a lot of decent folks over there.

Don't get much time to post but hopefully I'll be able to contribute something.

Anyone here think we could get the Legion of Decency up and running again? I'd just love to shut down holiwood, comedy central, Borat,etc
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Alexandria on June 01, 2010, 11:58:47 AM
Welcome, Thursday!

Are you an American living in Korea?  And I assume it is the south.

P.S.   Keep that picture of you-know-who dusted at all times!  :pop:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 08, 2010, 09:30:41 PM
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and sedevacantist.


why did you go this route?

For several years I studied everything I could find pro and con, and finally concluded that sedevacantism is the Catholic position.  It is not feasible to expound the arguments in a forum, but I would say that Rama Coomaraswamy's book "The Destruction of Christian Tradition" is the most comprehensive and clear on this subject, and probably was the most convincing for me.


I am not a sedevacanist, but I do respect sedevacanists. Most of them really understand why Vatican II was a bad council and what has gone wrong in the Church since Vatican II. Really, most sedevacanists are Traditional Catholics. They aren't the "terrible people" the modern-day Catholic world depicts them as. Before I joined this forum I was on another Catholic forum (wished I had joined this one to begin with) and the people on there would always ask the Traditionals if they were sedevacanists, as if they were horrible people if they were.

I feel Traditional Catholicism (the true Catholic faith) is the true position that we were robbed of thanks to Vatican II. The Church may be a remnant, but the good news is that is still exists.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on June 17, 2010, 12:06:31 PM
Hello. My name is Matthew. I am new here, although I have been lurking for a while. I feel alone in the world because I do not know any people who agree with me about things. I am in my late twenties. I do not know much about Catholicism because when I was growing up they never taught me anything at all about it. When I learned about it a couple of years ago I realized it was true, which was very scary because almost nobody has the faith anymore which means that almost everyone I ever knew is destined for Hell, unless God works miracles to convert them. I recently started going to a SSPX chapel and I like it there.

My favorite pope is Pius IX because when he was first pope he was poisoned by evil liberal ideas, but then he repented and changed his ways. I read an old book about him called Cross upon Cross that I liked very much. I started liking Pope Pius IX when I read his Syllabus of Errors which I liked very much and thought was one of the greatest things I had ever read. I hope that our current pope has a similar conversion like Pope Pius IX had. I know some people here think that Benedict XVI is not really pope because he does bad things and some people think that he is our pope even though he does bad things. I am undecided and would not be surprised either way, but if, against all odds, he started doing stuff like condemning Vatican II and banning the New Mass I would be very happy and would probably follow him.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matthew on June 20, 2010, 04:48:53 PM
Traditio has allowed bald-face lies in their "Traditional Mass Directory" when it comes to their reports of the SSPX, however -- so take their "warnings" with a grain of salt.

They seem to have an axe to grind against the SSPX for some reason.

I posted a thread on here a few weeks ago on this topic. It is quite disgusting how an ostensibly traditional organization, one that claims to care for souls, could be so lacking in decency, honesty, and charity.

That having been said, I would ask all further discussion of this topic to be moved to its own thread. We don't want to clutter up the "Introduce Yourself" thread.

If anyone wishes to ignore my request, they will find their offending post(s) deleted. Sorry, I have to maintain some order on my forum.

Matthew
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matthew on June 21, 2010, 12:39:17 PM
Well, I wanted to address the lie anywhere and everywhere it was found, yet I didn't want anyone to start a discussion about Traditio here as a result.

I also wanted to remind people that discussions in this thread are to be kept very short & sweet, or it will take newcomers forever to read through this thread to get to know the members.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: jrlomy2k on June 29, 2010, 10:38:01 AM
Not sure how all of this works, or if I am doing this right but here goes:

About me:

Name: Jennifer
Age: 38
Location: Central IL/ formerly MN
Status: Single
Beliefs: Sedevacantist

How's that for a start?  I was raised in the Novus Ordo, but at least my parents were good enough to keep us rooted in the fundamentals of the True Faith.  I was in the dark about many of the ongoings of the church which has brought forth "new terminology" such as Novus Ordo, Traditionalists, Indult, Sedevacantism, etc....etc...  I was taught that Catholicism meant only one thing.  True Catholicism does--what we have on earth now--oh, boy!

My first experience with "traditional Catholicism" was a funeral mass (latin) for my grandmother (in an Independent Chapel) when I was 13.  I have relatives/ancestors who were in the religious order at many levels, mostly prior to VII. It took a crisis/tragedy in my immediate family in the early-mid '90's for my parents to go back to (at what at least appeared) Traditional Catholicism by attending  "Latin Mass".  (Though most of my family and relatives still attend the NO; few of them are affiliated with some "trad group or another".)

Long story short, I have experienced the "trad group" gammut.  I've attended Tridentine, Indult, SSPX, SSPV, CMRI, Independent chapels/churches. Some relatives and I have had some personal contact/experiences with those who have/ are forming "splinter groups" (those who take one article/point in history and make it an entire platform of their beliefs ie: Siri Thesis, BoD/BoB, etc...*For the record, I have not jumped on the Feenyite or Siri bandwagons)

While questioning (out of sincerity, not out of disobedience) these churches and why "one is different than the other"...I learned that they all have one thing in common:  They all hate each other.  I have never experienced a more backbiting, loathing, scandalous group of so called "leaders of souls" than the ones who are supposed to be guiding them.  I know I am not the only person who has had personal connections to any of these particular groups, but experiencing some of this practically first hand, I can't imagine why anyone in my position wouldn't choose the same path that I did if given the same situation. After much consideration and heartbreak and research--I chose to become what "traditionalists" label "home alone" catholic. I know that this term tastes like vile in the mouth of Traditionalist sects, but I haven't been able to find true Catholicism in any single one of them.

To be honest, I've joined the group out of curiosity partially to find friendship because, even as a traditionalist (but especially being single, living alone and having very little Catholic influence outside of my "front door",) I'm looking for a bit of comradarie.   I know that most all of the members here will disagree with my choice of "being Catholic"  But, at this point, I cannot be convinced otherwise. I can be quite "passionate" about what I believe, and it's only out of frustration at the crisis in the (earthly) church has posed that I become "angry"; it is not against anyone personally. I can get a bit obstinate at times, and I am trying to practice more humility seeking skills.  I only ask that you respect this, as I will try and respect yours; we can disagree to agree.  (and vice versa).  

I guess I'm stating this off the bat because I've briefly viewed reasons for being "ousted".  While I know I am not the only one who believes as I do, I just have found very few people who do.  Just hoping there may be a few friends here.

God bless you all and have a good day!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Raoul76 on June 29, 2010, 11:02:05 AM
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But, at this point, I cannot be convinced otherwise. I can be quite "passionate" about what I believe, and it's only out of frustration at the crisis in the (earthly) church has posed that I become "angry";


I was a home-aloner for seven months or thereabouts and am probably a lot like you -- given to anger and pride and self-righteousness, or worse.  Once, I had a full-on Messiah complex and thought I was this shining end-times prophet, if not a Michael the Archangel figure.  So submitting myself to God and fighting through pride has been my life's work, you could say.

Here is what I've learned though.  We can give God the burden of this Church crisis, we don't need to carry it -- nor can we.  The pride comes in when you want to be the one who suffers the most from the crisis, who is the most angry.

You complain about all the backbiting in the trad groups, yet instead of working from within these trad groups, you are sitting at home thinking you are more charitable and thus more Catholic than they are -- see the trap?  You in turn are now backbiting them and you are the ultimate Catholic alone in your bubble.

Alexandria, work your magic!  She prayed for me when I was in a situation like yours, and it seemed to work.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: jrlomy2k on June 29, 2010, 02:31:13 PM
Raoul,

As far as "more to the story"...not exactly sure what you're implying, the tone in which it may be stated---well, it's not very welcoming.  *It's difficult to discern "tone inflection" in type, so forgive me if I have presumed wrongly.

As far as gossip, who here can cast the first stone?  But, you made a comment which is probably more correct than I had attempted to explain.  The CMRI and SSPX do have a "revolving door policy", yet grossly contradict each other.  Does any other Catholic not see the problem with this?  You are correct; the CMRI are a friendly bunch.  But, make no mistake, they cannot be left out of the "scandal/backbiting" group. This is only logical because without a Church head, there is no one to govern or discipline them. At risk of being accused as a "gossip", it can be left at that. However, to clarify something for you and anyone who might have misunderstood my position as a Catholic. I left these groups because of doctrinal reasons; the social iniquities of these groups only sealed the deal.  

I don't, nor ever have considered myself an end-times prophet, nor do I have a God complex. I am a "simple-minded" person, and while I do try to learn my faith, Christ did not make His church so complex that it could not be understood by all. To me, it all boils down to simple, elementary catechism.  You presume that nothing has been addressed with these groups.  This is far from the case, yet nothing has been remedied.  "By their fruits, you shall know them".  

As far as anger is concerned, it is a character flaw amongst dozens that I have had and am working on; who doesn't have one of those?  Frustration would describe it more.  

Either way, I hardly believe I am to solely carry the "church crisis" for the whole world.  But, as Catholics, (especially now who are without a Head, with all that has come about since VII--)we ALL carry the burden of salvation for souls.  We cannot, or should not pass it on for others to worry about. "Passing the salvation buck" was never the ideation of the Catholic Church in the first place.  We cannot presume these "priests" will do our thinking for us.  I'm just doing what I believe is right and Catholic.  If someone has proof of otherwise, then so be it. I will be the first one in the pews  and confessional when we have a valid church with valid priests. We are only held accountable for what we know; willful ignorance does not excuse anyone.  *Yes, I know I'm speaking to the choir. ;)

Raoul, I hope I might have been able to clarify things for you  or anyone who might have had implied the same.  Outside of all of this, I really am personable and not difficult to get along with.  :D

God bless,
Jennifer

PS- At risk of making posts longer than ought, how do I make "previous comment" boxes  within a response that I see when someone wants to recall a certain statement by others?  Many apologies for lengthy posts.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Belloc on June 29, 2010, 02:47:35 PM
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Jennifer said:
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But, at this point, I cannot be convinced otherwise. I can be quite "passionate" about what I believe, and it's only out of frustration at the crisis in the (earthly) church has posed that I become "angry";


I was a home-aloner for seven months or thereabouts and am probably a lot like you -- given to anger and pride and self-righteousness, or worse.  Once, I had a full-on Messiah complex and thought I was this shining end-times prophet, if not a Michael the Archangel figure.  So submitting myself to God and fighting through pride has been my life's work, you could say.

Here is what I've learned though.  We can give God the burden of this Church crisis, we don't need to carry it -- nor can we.  The pride comes in when you want to be the one who suffers the most from the crisis, who is the most angry.

You complain about all the backbiting in the trad groups, yet instead of working from within these trad groups, you are sitting at home thinking you are more charitable and thus more Catholic than they are -- see the trap?  You in turn are now backbiting them and you are the ultimate Catholic alone in your bubble.

Alexandria, work your magic!  She prayed for me when I was in a situation like yours, and it seemed to work.


I can attest the improvements in Raoul!!

Aelexandria is somewhat like you, though I think her heart/mind/souls is becoming clearer and less confused...

CMRI is looking a bit to Americanist is some, likely nto all, of her members-but again, fallible people in bad times....it happens in the human element...

also, Jennifer stated something about the earthly church is messed up or gone, something like that-no it is not, Christ is here with us, not vaguely off in the distant sky....if the Church were dead here on earth, Jesus lied in Mt 16, the Mormons and Jack Chick were right, basically, the Church failed and disappeared...in other words, Christ was a failure...
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Belloc on June 29, 2010, 03:05:27 PM
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I am a "simple-minded" person, and while I do try to learn my faith, Christ did not make His church so complex that it could not be understood by all. To me, it all boils down to simple, elementary catechism.  You presume that nothing has been addressed with these groups.  This is far from the case, yet nothing has been remedied.  "By their fruits, you shall know them".


there ya go-read a cathecism and it is understandable.prots often of the low class end, arminianism, states this-just read the bible, pray to the Holy spirit and you know what it says....the remedy is simple, the problems vast, we are in unprecedented crisis, but relying on ones self to find the truth and understand it is not a Catholic approach.....nor is coach warming...

take this to heart, understand this is not a personal attack on you....
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Goose on June 29, 2010, 07:09:19 PM
Hello... I stumbled across this site and found a few topics interesting and seeing how there appears to be more freedom concerning the discussion of topics which are forbidden elsewhere I thought I would register.

I'm 35 years old married w/ 3 children. In case it might interest or edify someone here I 'll go a little longer:

I grew up in the V2 Church, was schooled in the V2 schools and lost my faith. To be completely honest I must admit I'm not sure if I ever had faith to begin with so in honesty I cannot and do not blame my V2 upbringing nor the lousy schooling. I lived a life of sin until Easter Sunday when I was 18 years old. God granted me the grace of true contrition for my sins. I never had any feelings for God or religion or anything until then; I received communion every Sunday unworthily and I do not recall ever having belief in the Real Presence yet God chose to bestow His mercy on me. I was pierced to the heart w/ remorse for my sins as I gazed upon the beautiful sight of Christ crucified and the choir sang, "Alleluia Christ is risen!" That day the choir sounded like angels which truly pierced me. I was converted from that point on started realizing the truth of God's existence and started having a personal relationship w/ God. I knew He could hear me and see me and I would talk to Him for the first time in my life.

I began to devour everything I could on the faith I neglected my entire life. Luckily my mom had an extensive library of TAN books and other good, solid, Catholic books that left me craving more.

I entertained the thought of a religious vocation only later to feel called to the married state. Four years after my conversion I relapsed into sin for years at a time but always w/ the thought in my mind of God and how one day I would need to return to Him. My foolish presumption was clearly an abuse of God's mercy but I was fortunate that God would have me back when the time came.

Right after the time of my conversion God led me almost immediately to the traditional Catholic faith by introducing me to the Latin Mass. My mom told me about this strange old mass where the Priest faced the tabernacle - how weird yet how appropriate- I thought. At my beckoning we journeyed down to witness this spectacle one hour away. At first I found parts of it distasteful. The silence was annoying, not knowing when to stand or kneel was even more so. I would go back time and time again but not exclusively. Later, it would come to grow on me and draw me in.

I drifted from new mass to true Mass off and on and stayed exclusively to the Bishop approved Mass centers. Later I married my wife and we had our first child. We would occasionally attend the TLM at the FSSP at this point in our life but mostly the NO. This gradually changed when I noticed myself having to explain to our now two children that we shouldn't do this or that even though everyone else at Mass was doing it or that the Priest was wrong about this or that. I was incessantly having to contradict what was going on at Mass and what the Priest was saying.  Well, one day the Priest mentioned something about the old covenant being valid.... I questioned him after mass and he affirmed what he said in ambiguous language such as "God never revokes His promises." We left that Church only to start going to another NO parish close by. Well, I kid you not, within a couple of weeks this Priest also started to talk about how the old covenant has not been revoked and this time before he had a chance to finish I said, "Let's go!" and marched my whole family out of Mass right in the middle of the homily. Being slow to learn and feeling like we're missing out by not attending daily Mass somewhere when we could we went back to the first parish I mentioned. All went well for a while although I was still conscious of the contradictions and telling my children we shouldn't do this or that.  Well, the Priest gets up and starts talking about how the Church is unjust for not allowing women Priests! I sat their looking at my children's little heads looking at this Priest and hoping that they weren't understanding him.. but then it hit me and I thought to myself, "WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU DOING??!? WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO YOUR CHILDREN?!?" We left after Mass and I pulled my membership from that parish and have left to the traditional Mass exclusively. Never again will I submit my loved ones to nonsense and blasphemy!

So, now, we homeschool our children and attend Mass at the FSSP or SSPX and maintain the traditional disciplines and theology of the preconciliar era.

I believe Pope Benedict XVI is the reigning Pope but do not hold sedevacantism as an impossible theory.

I'm unashamed to have a nice little bonfire in the backyard consisting of protestant books and bibles and heretical catholic books while enjoying a nice cigar and an affordable single malt scotch (yes, there is such a thing - try Speyburn)  :wine-drinking:

Anyway, I hope to learn a lot and contribute where I may.

Thanks for reading!

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MyrnaM on July 04, 2010, 02:36:59 PM
Welcome Jennifer,  I am SV, CMRI Traditional Catholic.  I have never been a member of any other traditional group so I really can't compare.  CMRI says that Our Lord is present on the altar of SSPX, so  if you have no where else to go you should go because of the True Presence that we are to worship, in fact obligated to worship.  

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: jrlomy2k on July 05, 2010, 09:15:57 PM
Quote from: Elizabeth
Hi Jennifer :jumping2: :jumping2: :jumping2: :jumping2:

I hope you'll feel welcome in spite of some rather un-neccesary comments directed toward you! :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:


Thank you very much, Elizabeth.  I appreciate the sentiment

Despite what the others are accusing me of, I am not confused.  I do not believe the True Chuch has ceased to exist;  it just cannot be found under the guise of "traditionalist sects" (definitely not found in the Novus Ordo or VII heresy).  Knowing what is out there regarding the disobedience of Canon Law, and the scandals within these groups, I don't understand how others can justify/rationalize the actions fo these men, or the people who vehemently defend them.  There simply cannot be valid masses, or valid sacraments coming from these renegades.  But, I just thought I would try and put this out there so people know where I stand.  I don't fall on the cafeteria catholicism bandwagon, and goodness knows these groups are full of it.  Anything that is meant to divide, cannot be Catholic.  Perhaps I am too simplistic for these "online self proclaimed Catholic scholars"/"armchair theologians".  

"They wil ridicule Christian simplicity; they will call it folly and nonsense, but they will have the hightest regard for advanced knowledge, and for the skill by which the axioms of the law, the precepts of morality, the Holy Canons and religious dogmas are clouded by senseless questions and elaborate arguments.As a result, no principle at all, however holy, authentic, ancient, and certain it may be, will remain free of censure, criticism, false interpretationns, modification, and delimitation by MAN" - Ven. Bartholomew Holzhauser 17th Century on the End Times
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: wallflower on July 13, 2010, 03:22:33 PM
I ran across the site while googling the (in?)famous Backyard Rad Trads. One of their recent interviews was sent to me and I googled them wondering about who they are, their background, etc... trying to glean a little more of their perspective. I'm tending to trust my first impression though. In the meantime this seems like a forum I might enjoy! I find it difficult to bond with my neighbors as none of them believe or live anything like us, so this forum might give me that intellectual/spiritual fresh air that I need now and then. I am a wife and mother so if I'm here too much, please tell me to get back to my duties! JK, I shouldn't be around too much but I will enjoy checking in now and then. I like what I see so far.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Emerentiana on July 14, 2010, 01:01:48 PM
Quote from: wallflower
I ran across the site while googling the (in?)famous Backyard Rad Trads. One of their recent interviews was sent to me and I googled them wondering about who they are, their background, etc... trying to glean a little more of their perspective. I'm tending to trust my first impression though. In the meantime this seems like a forum I might enjoy! I find it difficult to bond with my neighbors as none of them believe or live anything like us, so this forum might give me that intellectual/spiritual fresh air that I need now and then. I am a wife and mother so if I'm here too much, please tell me to get back to my duties! JK, I shouldn't be around too much but I will enjoy checking in now and then. I like what I see so far.


I think Back Yard Rad Trads is a great site.  The interview with the Palestinian Catholic man is excellent!  Jim, the host is  an SSPX Catholic who lives in Post Falls Idaho with his family.
Welcome to the forum
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Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: wallflower on July 14, 2010, 06:59:33 PM
Quote from: Belloc
Welcome, stick around and share.....you may want to go ahead, though and hide me, why not, everyone else is  :roll-laugh2:
Yes I noticed that ignoring thing! I've seen it on other sites but I find it interesting that it's made public here. I need to look around a bit more before taking that step but I'll let you know when it's imminent.  :wink:

Emerentiana, thank you for the welcome! I'll need to listen to a few more of those sessions before making up my mind on that but I appreciate your opinion.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Sigismund on July 14, 2010, 08:44:33 PM
I have been posting here for a bit, but just noticed this thread.

I am what most people here would call a conservative NO type, or perhaps a semi-trad.  I an not comfortable with the SSPX's canonical situation, and at present am not willing to attend their Masses.  My parish has a very conservative priest, who remarkably went to an extremely liberal seminary and used to be quite liberal himself.  There is a Tridentine Mass celebrated at our church by an FSSP priest every Sunday, which I usually attend.  The NO Mass is reverent and the sermons are orthodox.  I go to daily Mass there, which is NO.  There are also eastern rite churches around (Byzantine and Maronite) which I go to as well.  

I am a widower, with 4 grown children, one of whom is a Byzantine priest.  (My wife was Byzantine.)  I am fortunately able to retire soon, while still pretty young.  I intent to begin formation to be ordained a deacon.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Thursday on July 29, 2010, 06:07:58 PM
Welcome Milt,

I have dug into the "doubtful ordination" of Father Morrison. I traced the rumors back to a guy named Terry Boyle. This is from the original e-mail from Boyle.

M.E. Morrison was "ordained" in California in a Protestant church (Ebenezer Lutheran Church) by Thaddeus Alioto, a married man claiming to be a bishop (because he had been "consecrated" a bishop by Wallace David de Ortega Maxey).

After quite a bit of digging I found an article by Rama Coomaraswami entitled "I'm the Only One Ordained" which states that Malachi Martin went to Rome on Rama's behalf to confirm the validity of certain traditional priests that were being accused of having invalid orders. According to the article Martin went to Rome and confirmed the validity of both men that Boyle claims constitute Morrisons lineage. Here is the quote from the article.

. (I have in my possession and hand written letter from Malachi Martin affirming the validity of Bishop Patrick Taylor.) I never discussed with him the issue of the Lefebvre ordinations, but I assume from other comments that he considered them valid. Again, I never discussed with him the position of Bishop Vizelis, but since he derives his Orders from Archbishop Thuc, one must assume them to be valid. The other Bishop about which I asked him to make inquiries was Bishop Thaddeus Alioto in Mexico which again he assured me was valid. (Bishop Alioto was a Dominican who was ordained in 1950 by Pius XII and was consecrated by a Bishop Maxi before the changes.)

Personally I  have little doubt to the validity of Father Morrison, rather I see the ad hominem attacks as confirmation that his commentary is on the mark.

Let me know if you want to see the complete e-mails or articles.

Again, welcome aboard!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Thorn on August 18, 2010, 05:07:39 AM
Since I gave info on myself on the thread 'Changes' I shall not repeat it here, but continue from when we went back to the Jesuit's traditional independent Mass & another odyssey of faith began.  
 
The Jesuit was elderly & had found a young priest to help him with his growing flock.  When the Jesuit died, the young priest took over and things started downhill.  Some people left to attend a SPPX chapel miles away.  I stayed on with the 2 youngest children (the 2 oldest had married & moved on).
Dr. Drolesky had met the Jesuit & left an essay which Father encouraged us to read.  Dr. Drolesky also gave some talks at the church under the young priest & I started following Dr. Drolesky on 'Christ or Chaos' on the computer.  I thought as he did.  When he started writing about the sad situation at SGG church in Ohio I paid attention.  That's how I found 'CathInfo'.  SGG had their Vipers of Vaudeville.  We had the Laugh Factory as the priest constantly flung one-liners from the pulpit & would joke about sacred things.  When I respectfully approached him about it, he said he did it because one of the reason why the NO came into being was that the older priests were Jansenists!  I couldn't believe my ears!  If that were so then my parents, all my aunts & uncles and all the saints I ever read about were Jansenists too. Things got worse.  SGG has Whatever (Quidlibit). We have the Funny Papers commonly known as the church bulletin.   I read CathInfo because I don't feel alone.  There's much more to the story but I now attend churches miles away.  Dr. Drolesky printed 2 emails I received from this priest that were shocking & so I left them to their jokes and social club. This priest missed his calling as a stand-up comic.  His sermons are puerile & downright embarrassing.
In short, I was a thorn in this priest's side & have been a thorn in the side of others I've encountered along the Way.

I'm really not interested in discussions and only read Gladius & a couple of others.  Gladius is always right on.  I thought he was an older man because of his knowledge & astuteness & was surprised to find that he's young!  I liked to read Elizabeth too but was greatly surprised and disappointed with her views on Malachi Martin.  How can one defend the undefendable?!
 
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: gladius_veritatis on August 24, 2010, 10:27:23 PM
Quote from: Thorn
Gladius is always right on.


Thank you for the kind words, Thorn.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Anthem on August 30, 2010, 08:49:17 PM
I'm new here as of today. I also frequent FishEaters, and can sympathize with some of what I read here concerning others' experiences at FE.  I avoid labels, but I'm a traditional Catholic, currently have only the NO option locally (well, longer story, but anyway..)

I believe I was made aware of CathInfo on a thread at FE where the discussion was turning toward something "anti-Semetic" (so-called).  

I'm in my 40's, been married seven years and have three children.  I'm a scientist.  I am of German descent and live in the midwest US.  The rest is unimportant, most likely, or will come out in some future discussion.

I'm pleased to have found this forum, and hope to get to know everyone better.  Some may recognize my handle; it's the same I have at FE.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: OHCA on September 01, 2010, 01:05:37 AM
I was born in the upper Southeast right after the N.O. was inflicted upon us.  Even as a child, I inherently felt something wasn't right and that I didn't belong.  This ultimately resulted in severe laxity and a brief period of semi-lapse in my practicing the faith.

To make matters worse, the N.O. parish in which I grew up was very liberal.  A parish priest there during or right after V-II (before I was born) left the priesthood and married (I think it was either a nun or someone formally exploring becoming a nun).  I can't remember anything specically wrong with the first priest I remember.  Then when I was about 10 or so we got a priest who would go all over town in street clothes, walking shorts, whatever.

Then we got an old priest when I was about 16 who nearly drove me out of the church.  At the time, I was convinced that he was losing his mind.  But in hindsight, it was probably just his way of carrying out his vocation post-V-II.  He would torture us with his sports fanaticism during the homily (running down scores like a sportscaster), and I remember at least one occasion of him making a crude sɛҳuąƖ joke (not during a homily -- I can't remember whether it was to me personally or to a group of my teen high school classmates).

Then in college (secular) the campus priest wore street clothes around and prided himself on how fast he could rush through mass.  Finally, pushing 30 yrs old, I moved to a town with a very conservative N.O. parish.  Now my parish has even started offering some T.L. Masses.

My much older sisters were in Catholic elementary school (parish where the priest left church and married) during V-II.  Without going into detail of their circuмstances, it is my opinion that this contributed to the ruination of their lives.

When I was growing up, I'm quite certain there would not have been a T.LM. within 300+ miles of where we lived.  In fact, I was probably nearly 20 before I knew they still existed anywhere.  Then a few yrs later I heard Pat Buchanan talking about T.L.M. being in D.C. and was amazed.

I have always thought it was a regrettable decision (this is the understatement of the last 200 yrs, isn't it) for the Church to embark on a course of wholesale change in such a turbulent decade as the 1960s; I've always thought it disastrous for the universal church to forego its universal language; wrong to forego the expectation of discipline to do penance of Friday abstinence and Lenten fasting obligations; etc.  As for Friday penance, apparently the teaching is to substitute some other penance for abstinence.  I was not taught this in 7 yrs of Catholic school nor 5 yrs of CCD.  

Sorry to be legthy, but I wanted to provide some background by way of introduction so you know why I'm here and where I'm coming from.  I'm late 30s, married, male, professional.

I'm very happy to have found Cathinfo and strengthened to have found there are several other folks out there who relate to my sentiments.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: OHCA on September 05, 2010, 01:38:05 AM
What's the FE moderator's position?  I gathered that primarily from the information on FE other than the forum, and expected most of the members to be fairly consistent.  I was surprised by the poll, especially the two-option poll.  I think SSPX uses the 1962 Missal.  Do many use the 1956 Missal who at least agree that Benedict XVI is Pope?  Who are they?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: scipio_a on September 05, 2010, 01:52:28 AM
Quote from: OHCA
What's the FE moderator's position?  I gathered that primarily from the information on FE other than the forum, and expected most of the members to be fairly consistent.  I was surprised by the poll, especially the two-option poll.  I think SSPX uses the 1962 Missal.  Do many use the 1956 Missal who at least agree that Benedict XVI is Pope?  Who are they?


I conducted the 1956 poll precisely to prove to a troll or someone, that at FE the majority would avoid the NO at almost all costs, and that he, trying to push the anti SSPX line about obedience was barking up the wrong tree...

the SSPX use the 1962,   1956 is typically inde and sede chapels of some sort.  I beleive the SSPV use it, but not certain.

You'd have to ask Quis and Vox about their stand.  I think that like me they are peculiarly open to almost all TLM organizations to some extent.  In ther past Quis' preference was for an FSSP chapel, but he had attended SSPX several times...but I can in no way speak for them
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: CyberSaint on September 05, 2010, 11:27:51 PM
As I read through the various postings in this thread, I thought it would be consistent if I provided a few more details about myself, for what they are worth.  :wave:

I am a convert to the Church, having come over from LCMS Lutheranism in 2001. I graduated from Concordia Seminary, and it was there that I began to question the teachings of the LCMS and became more interested in learning about the Catholic Church.

The Truth won me over quite soundly.

I became a convert to Traditionalism in 2007 after the Pope's Motu Proprio, and attend TLM at at NO parish (Motu Mass), as well as at a local Oratory.

I respect the perspectives of the SSPX, as well as the FSSP and ICKSP, but have no agreement in various Sede Vacantist positions as they seem to create an artificial and separate Magisterium, much like Luther tried to do.

I enjoy discussion and even debate, as long as it is profitable toward salvation and conducted with civility, but I disdain childish rants, ad hominem attacks, back-biting, and the like. There is too little time on this side of the Rekoning for that.

I anticipate learning great things from you all at this forum, and while I will not say anything negative about my time at FE, I can already tell in this short time I have been here that this forum has a feel of comaraderie and respect I quite enjoy.

My God bless our discussions. I look forward to learning from all of you.  :cheers:

Sola Deo Gloria,

CS
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: OHCA on September 06, 2010, 12:30:01 AM
My wife converted from ELCA Lutheranism.  The first town we lived in when we married didn't have ELCA.  So we went to LCMS a few times together and a liberal N.O. together.  We were disappointed with both (I didn't want her hearing anymore protestantism without me present so I could subsequently refute it).  We mostly attended the liberal N.O. and searched other nearby towns for a better N.O.  When we moved and found our current conservative Church, I knew she was at home and on the path to conversion.

I am very pleased that our parish now has "Motu," and my wife seems happy to attend but doesn't want to exclusively.  She is very conservative and has been exhibiting increased pleasure with the T.L.M.  Any tips for bringing a converted Lutheran fully aboard with "Motu" would be appreciated--PM or post at your preference.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Charles on September 17, 2010, 03:06:51 PM
Hi all, Cradle Roman Catholic, born the year JXXIII became pope. I stopped going to Mass in about '72 I think it was. Ran with the wrong crowd. We didn't steal, fight or hurt anyone but ourselves. Beer and pot. Woke up at age 24 and went back to school, but never practiced the Faith until  2006.

It was time to return. Thankfully, I became a member of CA forum before I actually went to Mass again. I had no idea there was a fuss. Which is a good thing in a way.

I left in time I think. If I had continued practicing the Faith, it sure would not have been the practice of it in the way those my Father's age and older did.(NO parish) I'd have been used to Catholicism the easy way, and may not have been willing to concern myself with errors, heresy, and apostasy.

Which brings me back to CA. I don't give the site and it's minions an iota of credit, but the trads there were always right. And the liberals stuck out like a sore thumb. They don't get it. They dig the wiggle room. They wave their neo CCC and GERM high and say "because it says we can, it's right here.... I don't care if it may contradict Doctrine, the Bishops say it's ok". Pretty lame.

But, I kept flip flopping. I was afraid of coming back to the Church, seeing the truth of what the post-VII version was all about , and then leaving again. I was afraid my absence may have already offended God beyond His mercy. I thought my only shot was bearing the cross in obedience and toughing it out. As long as I remained orthodox and prayed reparation, surely God, if He would still have me, would bless me for my obedience and patience.

Finally, I came to realize the whole post-VII version is a complete about face. Everything. I feel I can now walk away from the fiasco confident I'm not walking away from the Roman Catholic Church. By God's grace I have an independent chapel 3/4 miles from my home. I spoke with the priest there, who is validly ordained, and he has welcomed me under the condition I not receive Communion until he deems it's time. I'm fine with that, and respect him for his concern for my soul. (he assured me the day would come) That is the patient obedience and cross God wants me to bear. I'm certain of it. And Mass is prayed daily there unless Fr has to be out of town, which is the real blessing, as I have a hunger for daily Mass.

While I believe my seemingly countless days of noon Mass at a NO parish have not been entirely wasted, it was making me a spiritual wreck. I feel there are a few good Bishops in full communion with Rome and I accept BXVI as my Holy Father. But as long as the fiasco continues in my Archdiocese, I will not support it.

Anyhow, that's all I got. And after lurking awhile, I like this place.

God Bless all here,
Charles
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: OHCA on September 24, 2010, 05:28:15 PM
Welcome redcandle77,

Were you a cradle Catholic who had previously only known liberal to moderate N.O. parishes, and was unaware of other valid serious options--that was my story.  I don't think any of the N.O. parishes I had previously attended regularly or had even visited would have qualified as conservative until I relocated and found my current parish about 11 years ago.

Being conservative by nature, I was most pleased and I knew I had found the proper reverence (as proper as N.O. can be) when I found my current parish.  I was even more elated when we got the "Motu."

Growing up in a liberal N.O. parish, in the Bible-belt, with no population of Catholics of any considerable quantity anywhere in the region, and all that were within hundreds of miles, or even known to me, were N.O.s, I thought my only hope to ever have traditional Catholicism in my life was to fervently pray that the Church (N.O.) would eventually reject V-II and the N.O., which I still pray for that eventuality.

I was aware of traditional Catholicism because my parents were conservative and older than parents of most people my age, and they had old Missals, Catechisms, Catholic Guides, etc., which I started reading at a young age.  That just felt right--the explanations in those old Catechisms for the Latin, the abstinence on Fridays, etc., etc.  By the time I came along in 1972, all of that was already gone--but reading those solid explanations in those books that were only about 30 or 40 years old when I was reading them, and understanding that these were the practices for so many centuries, and they were explained as though they were as unshakeable as the Rock itself, I have always yearned for a return every since that young age and something never felt right that so many centuries of our Heritage, our Faith and Religion, had been cast aside over a span of time of a decade or so.

But even given my awareness and yearning for tradition, I thought it was history and would only come about again through fervent prayer.  I was so excited when I found a few Internet communities (particularly this one) of like-minded traditional Catholics--talking about a human being feeling like an island, a man without a home, a man who didn't really belong anywhere, etc., that was truly me.  I couldn't go protestant (though I toyed with the idea out of frustration in my late teens) because of the Truth I had known from those old books; my liberal N.O. family parish made me want to scream from the time I reached the age of discernment.  I went through a period of not going to Church in my late teens, and my father would get after me about it, he had a feeling I was considering leaving it and he was rooted enough in tradition to set me straight, and he kept getting after me weeks after I had decided not to leave (but he didn't know for sure) but while I was still attending irregularly, and we had a few big arguments, and I would rebelliously yell that I was not going anywhere else because I was more Catholic than the Catholic Church.  I felt that way then, but had a tinge of "can this really be true?"  Looking back, I have never felt more confident of the accuracy of my assertion that I am more Catholic than the Catholic Church, the N.O. that is, as that was all I knew at the time.

Reaching out to anyone who may have a similar background as I perceive you may have, redcandle77.  Not that I was or ever have been socially shunned or discriminated against, but I have been in an area my whole life with very few Catholics of any sort, and that sort has been solely N.O. until most recently.  Until very recently, I have felt like I was 1 of maybe 150 people in the entire U.S. who holds my traditional Catholic views.  For an example of one aspect of what this does to a person over time, just take a look at my exchanges with Classiccom in the Crisis forum.

In short, my entire life I have felt, to some degree, isolated in my views from the rest of my community by being Catholic; and isolated in my views from other Catholics by being conservative and traditional.  Anyone else have this experience?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cheryl on September 30, 2010, 12:36:36 PM
Quote from: Harv1
Right.  This is my second attempt.  I'm 76, with one husband, one son and one Jack Russell.  Interests are history of WW11, hiking(not in deep snow), camping in a tent and antiques. This place seems interesting if you folks can just be patient with my computer problems. I'm also a member in good standing of the walker, Attends and gum the burger to death  club. You are now all remembered in my prayers and rosary. One other thing, if you get nasty with me I can use my cane or beat you with wet noodles.
Take care!


Welcome,
Well, I'll take care not to upset you, I wouldn't want the wet noodle treatment.  You're just a young'un compared to my mother-in-law; she didn't get her first computer until she was 89. Are there any particular aspects of WWII history that interest you?  I'm more interested in the history of the home front rather then the battles. Don't worry about using the computer, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it.  Glad you joined our group! :wave:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Harv1 on September 30, 2010, 12:49:01 PM


Welcome,
Well, I'll take care not to upset you, I wouldn't want the wet noodle treatment.  You're just a young'un compared to my mother-in-law; she didn't get her first computer until she was 89 Are there any particular aspects of WWII history that interest you?  
Trouble, now I need my kid to help me with this.
Yup, I'm interested in the European area in respect to escape lines, the French resistance and as many escape stories I can read. I have quite a collection. I do have a book on what to do in the US if attacked (believe it was written in 42.) It reads very funny since the Germans did not have a plane to reach N. America.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MaterLaeta on October 01, 2010, 09:43:10 AM
Hi!  I'm new here today.  FE appears to have been suspeneded andI need my daily dose of discussion about tradition.  I am going through withdrawal.

About myself:  I am a 40 something stay-at-home mom with 5 beautiful children.  I am a convert to Catholicism and it took me almost 13 years to find tradition and begin going to a TLM.  Right now, I go to the diocesan TLM because that's the best I can do.  I don't post a lot on FE and probably won't post much here either.  I tend to read and try to learn.  Sometimes I will post a particular question that I have.  

I hope to learn something here & make some friends.

Some here may recognize me here from FE because I am using the some user name.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Stubborn on October 03, 2010, 07:49:35 AM
Hi everyone!

50 years old and raised a traditionalist.

Looking forward to learning and occasionally contributing.

I'm the same Stubborn from AQ, FE etc.

 
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Kailyn on October 12, 2010, 10:38:23 PM
Hello everyone.  I just joined.  I'm Kailyn, and I'm 22. :wave:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Kailyn on October 13, 2010, 12:19:47 AM
Thanks for the welcome!  I would consider myself a traditionalist Catholic, though from all the boards I've found in the past couple of days, that has a pretty broad definition depending where you are!  I've only just found this forum.  I've seen many many in my recent quest, but this one looked the most promising.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ora pro me on October 20, 2010, 03:49:02 PM
Vigo89,
Welcome to both of you! I am always very excited to hear of conversions.  In this day and age of such vast knowledge that can be gained on the internet, it is both an exciting time to discover Catholicism, but also one that comes with an increased need for due diligence since you will find differing ideas on Catholicism on the internet.  You will do best to read books that have an imprimatur on the inside cover which is the seal of the Church that the book contains no error.  Look for books that were written before 1960 and with an imprimatur.  

May I suggest some that I have recommended over the years to my friends, both Protestant and Catholic?

The first is a pretty thorough Catechism that is easy to understand and wonderful for beginners as well as cradle Catholics.  It is My Catholic Faith by Bishop Louis LaRavoire Morrow originally written in 1949.  The new edition is $42.00 but I found a used edition here:

http://usedmarketplace.borders.com/booksearch?qwork=4531446&matches=23&keyword=my+catholic+faith&cm_sp=works*listing*title

The next 2 are short booklets written in 1958 by a former Protestant (or Methodist?) minister named Paul Whitcomb.  They are informative, straightforward and easy to understand.
The first is his own story of conversion and is titled Confession of a Roman Catholic.  
The 2nd is an explanation of many of the fundamental Catholic truths that he explains along with the teaching from the Bible regarding each.  It is called The Catholic Church has the Answer. You can find both for a reasonable price here:
http://www.miqcenter.com/books/0-chteachg.shtml

and here:
http://www.miqcenter.com/books/0-apologcs.shtml

You will also find catechisms on those pages, such as the Baltimore Catechisms and other great books, but since I think we're supposed to keep posts in this category short, I'll bring this to a close for now.

If you contact the good sisters at that last site, they can give you other suggestions.

Best wishes with your journey.  Pray to the Holy Ghost and the Blessed Virgin Mary for guidance.  
With prayers for you,
Ora pro me
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ora pro me on October 21, 2010, 02:03:20 PM
Vigo89,

I have another suggestion for you while you're waiting for your books to arrive.  I'd like to recommend a website with Catholic sermons that you can listen to.  When you click on the link, scroll down a bit more than halfway and you'll see a whole series of sermons by Fr. Benedict Hughes on the catechism, chapter by chapter - 38 in all.  He even has a great sermon on the appendix at the end of the catechism, which covers "Why I am a Catholic".  I've used these for review and they are a great way to learn the fundamental truths of the Catholic Faith.

Enjoy:
http://traditionalcatholicsermons.org/index_files/SermonsOnTheCatechism.htm
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: OHCA on October 21, 2010, 06:54:56 PM
I attend a very traditional mainstream Catholic parish that offers the Traditional Latin Mass.  Parishes I have previously attended and visited have let go of tradition to varying degrees.  I have found in this strong traditional parish more of the fullness of Catholicism and more of the factors alive and vibrant why I am Catholic.

I encourage you to find a very traditional mainstream Catholic parish (with a strong preference for one that offers the Traditional Latin Mass) or an SSPX chapel.

I echo what others have said about getting the old books.  I'm 38 (ancient compare to you) and even I was taught out of watered down books.  But my parents had old Catechisms around the house that I read and learned very much from those sources.  Also, for a Catholic Bible, I strongly recommend the Douay-Rheims Version (I think the one I use is one a Bishop Challoner worked with the translation in the 17th century).

Also, the SSPX website offers a great "beginners' kit" for those beginning to attend the Latin Mass that may be helpful for you as well.  Look around on their site and I believe you can find this is free.  Also, Angelus Press is a good source for books true to the Catholic Faith.

If you are near any large city, the Traditional Latin Mass should be available.  Otherwise, you may have difficulty finding it.  If TLM is not going to be a practical option for you, I encourage you to find as traditional mainstream Catholic parish as you can find to attend, and live by the traditions as best you can learn them.  Between this site and some other traditional websites and forums, and especially if you can get your hands on some old books, you should be able to learn the fullness of Catholic traditions on your own fairly well.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Emerentiana on November 01, 2010, 07:52:48 PM
Quote from: Vigo89
Hello all,  
     I am 21, my husband, who is 23, and I have been married for 3 years.  We were both raised protestant and our fathers are both protestant ministers.  My husband began attending my church when he came to college and we still attend there.  We have served as the youth leaders and on the worship team in the past.  About a year ago, my husband was sent a book called "Why Do Catholics Do That."  That book sent our life into chaos.  Nearly everything I knew about Catholicism (which wasn't much) was challenged, as well as what I knew about my own faith.  
     A few months ago, we both agreed that though we do not understand everything, and most likely will not for a long time, we need to convert.  We still have not sprung the news on our families, but we have planned to leave our church after Christmas, and begin our new journey at the first of the year.  If you have any suggestions, resources, or encouragement please share.


Hi Vigo,
Welcome!
I converted from the Lutheran church when I was 21!  I felt like a kid in a candy store.  I loved all my new friends the saints, and Jesus and Mary.  It is the feast of All Saints today!
At this juncture in your life, I would remind you that back in 1969, the Vatican 11 modern church started with its new protestantized service called the Novus Ordo.
We are all TRADITIONAL Catholics here.  We can direct you to traditional priests in your area for instruction.  
The Novus ordo modern church is not very different from what you left!
:wave:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cera on November 03, 2010, 09:59:19 PM
Hi I'm new. I registered a few months ago, but just re-found this website. Here is something I've been thinking about:

If I knew then what I know now, I would have never sent our children to college. I have been a professor in the social sciences in a large public university for over 30 years. The system is rigged to attack Christian morals and beliefs. This is true from the premarital-sex and GLBT-friendly dorms, to the rigid teaching of only evolutionary theory in the biological sciences, to the predominance of Marxism in history, political science, philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics, communications, human services. The textbooks available to me totally ignore or misrepresent traditional values and cover various forms of Marxism. I either do not use or minimize the use of a textbook, and often create my own reader with original source material. I now, wish we had not made financial sacrifices to send our children to college. Of course, I could say the same thing about the N.O. "Catholic" schools we sent our children to when we didn't know any better.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Ethelred on December 02, 2010, 07:02:43 AM
Salve forum,

I am a roman catholic supporter of Archbishop Lefebvre since a long time. I also admire Bishop Williamson's faithfulness and steadiness in following the Archbishop.

That's the reason I joined this forum, in order to share thoughts with other traditional catholics. There's only a few places left in "more or less catholic virtual land" where Bishop Williamson supporting catholics can talk. Suche people - be it priests or laymen - are being censored even in the SSPX since about two years, at least here in Europe.

Although having English roots my first two languages are not English. So please bear with my English writing.

Anway, all the best! In Christo.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: TraceG on February 09, 2011, 12:10:43 AM
Hello.  Newbie and 2nd post here.  One day something happened in the news and made me believe it must have been a miracle.  After that the word Catholic almost repeated in my head.  I began to read more about the Catholic church after that.  I did ended up going to a handful of n.o services, but by the grace of God I had a friend who is a traditional catholic.  My friend got me in contact with a priest that says Mass in Evansville(driving from Louisville).  After 2 TLM I never went back to n.o and never will.  That was back in November of 2009.  It has been a slow process, but I should finally receive a conditional Baptism, make first Confession, and receive the Holy Eucharist this year.  Deo Gratias!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Baskerville on February 10, 2011, 04:35:13 PM
Hello all! I am Edmund a 29 year old male from Montana. I was raised NO/Secular and got involved in buddhism in high school. After high school I converted to Russian Orthodoxy and then back to Catholicism via RCIA. After a year or two of the NO I got fed up with it I had been studying Catholicism and its history and found that I could in good conscience no longer go to the NO "Mass". I now attend an SSPV Chapel. I like reading, Pipe smoking  :detective: gardening, swimming, fishing and hiking. I hope to get married one day and have a big family.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Hobbledehoy on February 10, 2011, 09:06:12 PM
Hello everybody:

I'm a twenty-something construction worker from the western seaboard. I am interested in liturgical, theological, scriptural and ecclesiastical studies. I hope I can contribute something edifying to this forum.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Exilenomore on February 12, 2011, 07:14:28 AM
Hi. I decided to register after lurking for a while. Greetings from the remnant Church in Belgium! I'm 21, male, trad... Nice to meet you.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Zenith on February 18, 2011, 12:36:08 AM
Hello my name is Zenith and I'm a 27 year old guy from Sydney, Australia. I am an electrician by trade and spent 7 1/2 years in the navy though left just over 2 years ago partly for a better lifestyle as its not very condusive to the Faith.

I was raised Novus Ordo though my family always took the Faith seriously and I couldn't ask for better parents.
I started going to the Tridentine Mass almost 6 years ago. I attend SSPX Masses. Both my parents started going about the same time and so did my sister though my brother is thoroughly NO.

I came across this site through my father and although I have not seen many other forums, this one does seem pretty good with the odd cracked pot spilling its contents here and there. (Not naming any names)  :wink:
I also like it because of the support that it shows for Bishop Williamson who I find is a rather avoidable topic amoungst others I know. I think he has been dealt with and treated unjustly by those who seem to want unity with Rome at all costs.

Well thats a bit about myself so I won't go on.

God bless
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: tlmforme on February 25, 2011, 12:04:07 PM
I'm a cradle Catholic.......69 yrs. old. I have 4 grown children & 8 Grandchildren. My husband of 51 yrs. & I have both retired & are kept busy with 13 acres of grass, a small lake & some timber. We both love the outdoors, so this is great for us. Our Grandchildren love it......there's room for football games, baseball & we have put up a basketball hoop.

My hobbies are GARDENING, sewing, gathering the pictures of a lifetime into scrapbooks, reading & continuing to learn about my faith.

I was raised in Catholicism from infancy on & was 28 yrs. old with 3 small children, when the Novus Ordo was introduced. I tried for 10 yrs. to love it & for the next 30 yrs. to endure. After Summorum Pontificuм was promulgated, I gave thanks to God & Pope Benedict & "hightailed" it to a small parish that offers the TLM. & the Novus Ordo Masses.

Since that time, I have not attended a NO. & hope I never have to again. I live worrying about whether the Latin Mass will continue to be offered. However, my pastor seems very dedicated to the Latin Mass.

To tell you the truth, I don't know where I belong anymore. I DO know that I could never be sedevacantist. I have heard so many conflicting views of the SSPX., that I don't think I could be a member there either, but I pray that Pope Benedict & the SSPX can reach an agreement, as we could sure use some additional Traditional Catholics in the Latin Church.

You've read my basic info, so please tell me do I belong here? I've posted on CAF., but Traditional Catholics don't seem to have a place there.    :confused1:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matthew on February 25, 2011, 01:26:28 PM
Yes, you are certainly welcome.

There are PLENTY of non-Sedevacantists here. If you don't want to discuss Sedevacantism (there are plenty of us here in that category!) simply avoid the "Crisis in the Church" sub-forum, which is where all discussion of that nature is to be kept.

Incidentally, sedevacantists are only allowed on this forum if they agree to be civil to those of use who aren't -- including myself. Among other things, they must acknowledge that we are Catholic and NOT in need of "conversion". Any who don't agree to this -- the bitter/extreme ones -- are banned from the forum.

I have 5 acres myself, and we also love the outdoors. We have 4 kids so far, but they're all under 5. :)

Welcome to the forum,

Matthew
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on February 25, 2011, 03:56:23 PM
Wow, Matthew, I knew your kids were pretty young but I didn't know they were THAT young. You must really have your hands full. I must give you a (virtual) pat on the back for being able to raise a family and run a major forum at the same time.  :cool:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Adrienne on March 03, 2011, 03:00:44 AM
Hello,

My name is Adrienne. I will be 17 years old by the end of this month. I live in WA state.

I was raised Novus Ordo. Last July, God blessed me with discovering the SSPX. This unfortunately created much conflict in my family and still does. Amazingly, I have been able to attend Mass every Sunday at the closest SSPX chapel (35 minutes away) since around the month of November, thanks to my sister and her family who are the only ones of my family that regularly attend the Traditional Latin Mass. Before, I could only sometimes attend the Traditional Latin Mass, and mostly attend the NO Mass. I don't know how long I will be able to attend the True Mass, though, so please pray for me and my family, especially my parents.

I really need some advice for my spiritual life but I am not sure if this is the place to seek that? If anyone is willing to give advice, please send me a message. I do appreciate this.
Thank you
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: gladius_veritatis on March 04, 2011, 11:03:29 PM
Welcome, Adrienne :)

Urb, I think you missed a left turn somewhere close to Albuquerque. :scratchchin:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: IrishUkrainian on March 10, 2011, 05:36:18 PM
Greetings Ladies and Gents!

I'm 20 years old and currently a student at GW University in DC.  However I've been accepted at Boston College as a transfer student and will begin there next fall.

I was raised in a nominal NO family.  However over the last couple of years the sheer wickedness and hypocrisy in the NO Church became apparent to me.  I believe that the majority of NO bishops are at best careerist cowards (and at worst closet satanists working to destroy the Church).

However, I'm not convinced (for a number of reasons that I don't really feel like discussing for now) that the NO sacraments are invalid.  I used to be a Dimond fanboy until I read this:  http://sites.google.com/site/intheruinsofrome/sedevacantism, which demolished a lot of their arguments.  As a side note, I actually got into an argument with the MHFM secretary over invincible ignorance.  She tried to claim that it was a V2 creation, but when I quoted an encyclical by Pius IX when he explicitly discusses it, she just kept saying, "No, no, no."  End of conversation.

I currently attend a Ukrainian Catholic divine liturgy when possible.  No offense to the 99% of you who are TLM devotees, but I think the Ukrainian DL is a better fit for me.  When I can't make the DL, I suck it up and attend the NO (There are no SSPX chapels in my area).

P.S. I'm actually a Michael Voris fanboy.  He might be NO but he's an honest man who's unafraid to scathingly criticize the bishops.  Like me he believes that NO sacraments are valid but recognizes the rot in the NO Church.  Check out his youtube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/RealCatholicTV?blend=2&ob=1
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Raoul76 on March 10, 2011, 05:55:49 PM
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P.S. I'm actually a Michael Voris fanboy.


You have the excuse of youth on your side, at least.

http://www.youtube.com/user/RealCatholicTV?feature=mhum#p/a/u/0/K0sILSapUUc

Here is a video wherein we learn, according to Voris, that ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖs are "more intensely loved by God than most others" because of the "cross" of ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖity, which "non-ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ persons" can't possibly understand.  

Voris suggests that ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖs are special in their ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖity, and that the suffering of unrequited ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ lust is part of the sanctification of their souls, thus taking away any incentive they might have to fight their wayward urges.

Signed,

A non-ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ person ( I never knew that was my designated title before, thanks, Michael Voris! )  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Emerentiana on March 27, 2011, 01:07:55 PM
Hi Adrienne, :wave:Welcome to the forum!  You will learn a lot here.  My advice:  stay clear of the Baptism of Blood and Desire thread for now, until your know your faith better.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Telesphorus on March 27, 2011, 10:06:10 PM
Quote from: jllsjlls
Quote from: SpiritusSanctus
Welcome, IrishUkrainian.

Voris' videos go back and forth alot. Sometimes he will speak out against something wrong, other times he will give something that is wrong an excuse. Just like he did with the gαys.


I watched "the gαys" video several times and I did not see/hear that he is excusing gαys in any way whatsoever.


It would seem that if he said that God especially loves ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖs because of their affliction, that would contradict scripture:

24 Wherefore, God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness: to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause, God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. God delivered them up... Not by being author of their sins, but by withdrawing his grace, and so permitting them, in punishment of their pride, to fall into those shameful sins. 27 And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts, one towards another: men with men, working that which is filthy and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error. 28 And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient. 29 Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness: full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity: whisperers, 30 Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Foolish, dissolute: without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. 32 Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death: and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: s2srea on March 31, 2011, 06:04:53 PM
I guess I never formally introduced myself. I live in Lake Arrowhead California, a mountain community set in the San Bernardino Mountains about 1.5 hrs. from LA. I am married to a beautiful woman, and we have 3 beautiful children (so far ;) ); Aurora (2 1/2 yrs) and Ava & Audrey (twins, 8 mo.) . I am blessed that I come from a family whose parents, sister & husband, and grandparents (mothers side) are all traditional Romans Catholics.

I started out in the NO (as I'm sure most Trads have) and attended their 'youth program' at my local church with my sister when I was a senior in High School. My grandfather was the first to attend a Tridentine mass held by an old Mexican priest in a local hospital chapel. He would encourage us to attend, but of course we blew him off with "Ugh.. I cant even understand the language, why would I go there?" I can't remember what did the convincing, but eventually, my parents attended a SSPX chapel and encouraged I try. So I did.

The feeling was- awkward. Beautiful, as we've always been 'conservative' Catholics. Never took communion in the hand (even when the Msgr. and 'Sister' told us we should),  always dressed appropriately, and tried to be as reverent as possible in the NO. So the TLM felt like a biting into a lemon, but tasting honey. It was dry (so I thought) yet beautiful. "Un" interactive (again, so I thought), yet felt right. I wont go into the details of how I made the full switch, but I came to the conclusion after study, that IT was the most Roman Catholic experience I'd ever had, and I fell in love with it.

Years later, I had some troubling experiences with a local priest, and decided that the SSPX, for all the good it does in my eyes, wasn't where I wanted to go to mass; for me, too political. I now attend the mass of a great priest, who is a theologian who was helped converted to tradition by Malachi Martin.

Thanks!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: s2srea on March 31, 2011, 06:36:53 PM
Quote from: Emerentiana

Hi Richard.  Welcome to the forum.  I lived for many years in Beaumont Calif.  I used to drive to LA (this was the 70's and 80's) to a CMRI priest who came about every three months for mass.  Who is the priest you go to now?


Hi Emerentiana- I don't mind visiting the CMRI chapel in Fontana when needed :) I go to Msgr. Ben Fama
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Darcy on April 02, 2011, 12:01:10 AM
I read "Hey Lurkers" thread and felt guilty, so I registered. Although I have not been lurking long, the request spoke to me.
Logging in was difficult [my fault likely] and then it told me my username was taken but there were no options to change it [that I could see], so I apologize if I have someone's name and I will gladly change my username if necessary.

I was Roman Catholic prior to 1968. I am now being called to return to the One, True Faith. I will need lots of help.

 :wave:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Soldat fem de Dieu on April 06, 2011, 02:02:22 AM
Quote from: Raoul76
Has the enigmatic "soldat fem de jesus" introduced him- or herself?


Dearest Roul76:

Please allow me to clear the enigma.

My screen name is Soldat fem de Dieu, which means, “woman soldier of God”.  

You and I share a similar passion. "To die gloriously on the battlefield, fighting for The Great Monarch".  I am a Sede.  I have a strong devotion to Jeanne d'Arc (my avatar is St. Joan, and this version of her, uncannily looks like me).

I am currently residing in the US but know I must be in France or Europe.  I am gathering my ammunition to go.

I am a woman who wears dresses and leads a life of virtue remaining in a state of Grace with His will in mind each and every day.  I love our Faith with extreme fortitude and fervor.  

My great concern is that the NO Parishioners are being misguided (as I fell into the NO, due to the fact that I was unaware the Traditional Tridentine Mass existed, and being raised with old school Traditional Principles, had somewhat of a rude awakening in the NO, but it was our Lord, who brought me to The Traditional Church).  I hope to be your support, but also, a gentle voice to back you.   When Sede’s become extreme with their explanations or arguments/beliefs, one tends to shy away due to the heated intensity.  I would think your intention is not to scare Newbie’s, NO or inspiring converts away and risk their spread of poison against the Truth and what we are doing, which is raising awareness and bringing people to the Higher Truth and closer to God and preparation for our eternal salvation.  Our Lord wants us to approach these subjects and people with Humility and Grace.  I know your intentions are pure, and for that, I support you and look forward to contributing in discussions to come.

I fear nothing,
for God is with me!

St. Joan of Arc
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Raoul76 on April 06, 2011, 05:06:22 PM
You mean a girl for God, Emerentiana, if she wants to go to France and be like Joan of Arc, she isn't interested in marriage.

Where do you go to church, soldat?  

I'm wondering if I know her in real life.  The girl I have in mind loves Joan of Arc, is sede, and is more amenable to the Jєωs than I am, like Soldat Fem de Jesus here.   The difference is that she has never told me she wants to die fighting for The Great Monarch and in fact is back at college.

Soldat fem[me] de Jesus said:
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You and I share a similar passion. "To die gloriously on the battlefield, fighting for The Great Monarch".  


Well, for myself I was thinking more along the lines of the priesthood, or whatever God wants me to do.  Basically my plan was to, if I survive the Chastisement, wander the countryside like the Pied Piper preaching and trying to inspire people to come back into the Church, sort of like the John the Baptist of the Great Monarch.  I know, it's pretty crude, but we do what we can.  Mainly I just want to be there for the Restoration, just to see it, and to say "I made it."

As far as you're concerned, women fighting is not the norm ( Joan of Arc herself never killed anyone on the battlefield, though she was in the thick of things ) so hopefully you have a divine inspiration.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: gladius_veritatis on April 06, 2011, 05:13:10 PM
Quote from: Raoul76
Basically my plan was to, if I survive the Chastisement, wander the countryside like the Pied Piper preaching and trying to inspire people to come back into the Church, sort of like the John the Baptist of the Great Monarch.  


The Chastisement and subsequent battles will convert or destroy most of those who are presently contra God.  After the dust completely settles, there will be little need for missionaries.  The need will be for rebuilding, etc.

Why not find the GM and assist him?  'Twould not be easy, but 'twould be more practical, IMO.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Raoul76 on April 06, 2011, 05:18:26 PM
Soldat fem[me] de Jesus said to me in another thread:
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Also, if I may, have you paid a visit to the Museum of Tolerance?


Not recently  :laugh1:

Maybe you should take me one day.  If you can find a way to chloroform me, put me in the back of a truck, and drag me there, then we have a date!

This also proves you live in Los Angeles, pretty much, though I suppose you could say you know that I live in Los Angeles and that's why you're recommending the Museum of Tolerance to me.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Raoul76 on April 06, 2011, 05:19:40 PM
Gladius, how will the battle lines be drawn after the confusion of the Chastisement?  Will people just automatically know who to follow or what the plan of action is?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Raoul76 on April 06, 2011, 05:37:27 PM
I see in another post, soldat, that you do want to be married.  I'm finding this hard to reconcile with your desire to die drenched in blood on the battlefield.  I guess the two aren't mutually incompatible.

What is more paradoxical is having a devotion to Joan of Arc, being a sede, believing in the Great Monarch -- yet also recommending the Museum of Tolerance.  That will take some mental gymnastics to comprehend.  I am guessing your experience in the Novus Ordo is to blame, you probably had rabbis come and speak to you.  But there's no reason for a Catholic to concern himself overly much with what is known as the h0Ɩ0cαųst, not only because the official story is dubious, but because there are many genocides that take place and have taken place.  The Russian Christians who were slaughtered by communists -- communism has Jєωιѕн roots -- for instance, though many of them were not Catholic.  Or the Armenians.  

Why, in the face of all this, should I be concerned first and foremost with the Jєωs, especially when they emerged victorious after World War II and are now in complete control of the media, finance, and politics, and have their terrorist state of Israel?   Not to mention that Vatican II itself is a Judaized ape of the true Catholic Church.  They are doing quite well for themselves, at least for now.  

Anyway, as far as marriage goes, statements like that probably won't win you many suitors on CathInfo, though there are many single men here who, unlike me, are on the market.  Ixnay on the Museum of olerance T-ay.

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LordPhan on April 21, 2011, 12:59:12 AM
Hello, I am a 28 year old man who now attends the SSPX parish in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matthew on April 21, 2011, 01:01:22 AM
Wow -- I think I know some people at that parish!

Do you know Andrew R., Matthew Z., or Steven B.?

I knew them when they were seminarians -- as far as I know, they still live in Toronto, ON and attend the SSPX parish there.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LordPhan on April 21, 2011, 02:10:34 AM
I do know an Andrew that I gathered was a former seminarian. We were at a nice dinner party and Father Webber was there too. I have also talked to him a few times after mass aswell. The other two I may know but I'm not sure.

I have been attending Mass there for a few months. The District Superior of Canada Father Jurgen Wegner is based out of there. Our Priest for the chapel is Father Webber and also Father Mery.

I have made many friends so far and I look forward to Sunday Mass every weekend. We have a great bookstore at the chapel and I have been buying up a little library of them so far. I recently got a copy of the Catechism of Trent and the Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent translated into English. These are very good. I found a copy of the Haydock commentary online but I am going to save up some money and buy myself the gigantic hardcopy they have at the chapel I think.  

Hoping to make many more friends here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LaramieHirsch on June 11, 2011, 08:11:19 PM
Hello.  My name is Laramie Hirsch.  I am a Catholic who appreciates the Traditional Movement within the Church.  I attend Novus Ordo masses, but if my schedule changed, I would happily attend a Tridentine Latin Mass of the order of St. Peter, if I could.  

I discovered this website today (June 11, 2011), after having entered into Google a search for what Catherine Anne Emmerich says about Hell.  I guess, from time to time, I'm interested to learn more about Hell in order to edify my life.  My search brought me to this website, which appears very helpful and intriguing.  It reminds me of another forum that I frequent, the Fisheaters.

Over on Fisheaters, I've been a member since February of 2009.  When I discovered that forum, I was intrigued by the concept of a future prophecy concerning a man called the Great Monarch.  I have been a contributor over there ever since.

In general, I would like to consider myself a writer and fan of fantasy fiction and essays.  I'm a Catholic convert from the Baptists.  I converted in 2001, and the books that drew me in were Malachi Martin's Hostage to the Devil, and Peter Kreeft's Fundamentals of the Faith.  Ever since then, I have been a conservative Catholic who especially appreciates the traditional Latin Mass.  I am not a sedevaticanist, and I don't buy the concept of a hidden Pope at this point.

I look forward to sorting through various threads and reading people's opinions.  I'm always eager and happy to meet new folks in the Traditional Catholic movement, and to have intelligent conversation, particularly about culture.  

Thank you for having me,

-L.H.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Jim on June 16, 2011, 02:32:03 AM
Dear Cathinfo forum
I am a young traditional Catholic. I live in Northern California. I have been a traditional Catholic for almost 5 years now, slowly becoming one from conservative Novus Ordo, to "neo-Trad"/reform of the reform to hardline indultarian/fssp type, to SSPX leaning/sympathetic indultarian, to sold on the SSPX and now my current position. I tend to be scrupulous. This scrupulosity with regards to intention and sacraments had me examine the new sacraments pro and against validity, and had me scared, wanting to receive only traditional sacraments from traditionally ordained bishops and priests. A little over 1-2 months ago, I began reading the old wild west on FE. I especially read the posts of Sander aka HMiS. I also read the posts of others such as Gladius. It was because of what Sander said regarding sedevacantism, that it is not a sin at worst an error and material schism etc. and my own examining of the thesis without any anti-sede rhetoric (that if the sedes are right the gates of hell prevailed, Christ "lied" etc) that I am no very much leaning towards sedevacantism.

I have not had the courage nor do I think I am right or confident to tell this to anyone. As a matter of fact, only one fellow traditional Catholic knows of this, and he came under fire for a column he wrote recently.

My position is that there is a very serious crisis in Holy Mother Church, so much so that these men claiming to be popes may be antipopes due to heresy etc. However, I certainly do not know this as a fact, and I may well be wrong. I hope and pray that Our Lord end this crisis. Due to said crisis, I wish to receive the sacraments from traditional priests (ordained in either old rite or NO but by a bishop consecrated in the old rite.) Playing it safe with regards to the new 1968 consecration rite, since it may be invalid, lets just get sacraments we know are valid. I know certain sedes say that even a priest ordained in the NO by a validly consecrated bishop arent priests, but I do not buy this.

I hope to make friends with all of you, under no pressure or threat of censorship, as we all just have honest questions. It is not our fault. Once I got past the demonization of sedes, I floated more towards this position.

I also think I may have a priestly vocation, and these constant realizations of the current crisis obviously changed where I looked.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MyrnaM on June 23, 2011, 11:49:39 AM
We are all traditional Catholics here, however because of the apostasy we live in, something we disagree about exactly where the Church IS.

I hope if you read those topics you will not get discouraged and move on.  It is a consequence of not having a Catholic Pope.  

Even those here, {myself included} who believe the chair of Peter is empty, we all have great respect for the Pope office and believe the fact that A Pope is the visible head of the Church on earth, the vicar of Christ.  

Welcome and hope you join in.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: the smart sheep on June 23, 2011, 12:35:51 PM
I am very glad to be here.

After two days I have learned so much.

I will not be discouraged. In fact I am finding that these topics are just what I was looking for. I am from a family of nine children and now my father has 43 grandchildren. Needless to say very Catholic family of SSPX and Novus Order. These conversations are what I grew up with and are still having at our huge gatherings.

Kudos to you all for being brave and Christ like militant, especially in the Krahgate files, to show me and others the TRUTH.

SS

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: inprincipio on June 23, 2011, 02:30:20 PM
Hello,

I am a Traditional Catholic, wife of a Vietnam vet, mother of six children and grandmother of ten plus one baby due to be born in August.  I am the mother of Parentsfortruth.  I remember the glory of the Catholic Church before "Vatican II" and I am not ashamed of it...in fact that people should be embarrassed of the Church prior to V2, I find disgusting.

I studied music at Alverno College in the very early '60's.  When things were changing and there was experimentation taking place in the later '60's and into the '70, I was confused like most people.  It was then that I began my search for the traditional Roman Liturgy and the Faith (which appeared to be losing ground).  

It is always great to talk to Catholics who share the one, holy, catholic and apostolic faith.

Sincerely, Inprincipio
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: inprincipio on June 23, 2011, 05:28:59 PM
I chose the name "inprincipio" for many reasons, the most obvious of which is the denial of God as creator and the words of Holy Scripture as the inspired word of God.  These are the first words of the Book of Genesis and the first words of the Gospel of St. John.  I am sure many of you can elaborate on the significance of this word.  So thank you for your kind words of welcome and I hope to post often :).
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Jaynek on June 29, 2011, 03:01:24 PM
Quote from: Ruth
Hi,

I'm eager to join this group of traditional Catholics.  My name is Ruth, I'm 51 years old and am the mother of seven children.  One is in heaven having been baptised as an infant and died shortly thereafter.  I have home schooled my six living children for a total of 18 years (three children are now in college) in order to protect them and teach them the truth.

I need some advice on some issues that are concerning me and don't know where to turn.  I hope this is the right place for me.

Regards,
Ruth


Ruth,
I am 53 and also have 7 children.  They range from 30 to 10 years old. I have home schooled my children in the past although they are currently in school.  (I mean the youngest 3 are in school and the older ones are working and/or married.)  I am happy to see someone here that I have experiences in common with.  

I am not sure that I have done a very good job as a mother, but perhaps I have learned something from my mistakes that could help you.  I hope that someone will have advice for you.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: TheHarlequinKing on July 04, 2011, 11:37:44 PM
Lords and ladies.... 'sup?

I'm just visiting, but I'll stick around if there are some interesting discussions about the liturgy or whatnot. You may already be familiar with me since I go by this screen name on another Catholic forum. Cathinfo was brought to my attention when a friend of mine mentioned I had been talked about in a thread here. Rather unkind words, I'd say! (I thought we were friends, Stevus!)

Nonetheless, if we're making introductions, I'm a traditional Catholic guy, early 20's, with a very wide variety of interests and activities. Among them, I sing in a men's schola for Gregorian chant. I occasionally serve the altar at Mass. Not an SSPX'er myself, but I sympathize with them. They remind me of Katsumoto's samurai in the movie "The Last Samurai".

Otherwise, I'm an armchair historian (formerly an armchair pontificator too, but it turns out that's not my strong suit after all). I'm a founding member of a neo-Victorian society in my city, and a bit of a steampunk. I do things like build build elegant wooden picture frames for computer monitors. I'm also a digital entertainment enthusiast, which isn't to be confused with an Xbox bro on Call of Duty all day. Video games aren't really art, but some are far closer to being art than others, and some can indeed make you smart. To illustrate an example, I was introduced to G.K. Chesterton via the game Deus Ex, which was partially inspired by The Man Who Was Thursday. I also credit video games with teaching me how to build and repair PC's. And believe it or not, being a geek without looking or smelling like one can make you very popular with ladies.

Beyond that, I have some fascinating house renovation projects which I could tell you about sometime later. And some really un-PC ethnic jokes. But all my interests aside, nothing's more important than Jesus Christ. I think we can all agree on that one.

Oh, and I'm half-Indonesian, and half-English. An unusual but a very fine combination, I must say.



*By the way, is it true that the owner of this forum lives in San Antonio? If so, we should hang out over some drinks.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Judas Machabeus on July 23, 2011, 04:04:37 PM
I am yet another FFE (former Fish Eater).  I went by ImpyTerwilliger (with Owl Jolson, the singing owlet, as my avatar) on FE.  But now I figure it's time to get serious.  So I have become Judas Machabeus.  You can't get much more serious than that.

I am 48 years old and live in the single state.  I am in Philadelphia, where I work as an immigration lawyer with Catholic Social Services.  I sing in the schola cantorum at St. Paul's in the Italian Market section of South Philly.

I came to tradition in 2007 after a long delay caused by misgivings about some traditional Catholics.  It was the Mass that convinced me; I had only experienced that kind of reverence and mystery in the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and here it was in our own tradition!  It came as a welcome shock to me.  Then I started learning about the doctrinal issues at stake.  It has been a very enlightening four years.

I hope to be able to continue to learn here and to share what I have come to know and experience.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LordPhan on July 23, 2011, 04:14:33 PM
Quote from: Judas Machabeus
I am yet another FFE (former Fish Eater).  I went by ImpyTerwilliger (with Owl Jolson, the singing owlet, as my avatar) on FE.  But now I figure it's time to get serious.  So I have become Judas Machabeus.  You can't get much more serious than that.

I am 48 years old and live in the single state.  I am in Philadelphia, where I work as an immigration lawyer with Catholic Social Services.  I sing in the schola cantorum at St. Paul's in the Italian Market section of South Philly.

I came to tradition in 2007 after a long delay caused by misgivings about some traditional Catholics.  It was the Mass that convinced me; I had only experienced that kind of reverence and mystery in the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and here it was in our own tradition!  It came as a welcome shock to me.  Then I started learning about the doctrinal issues at stake.  It has been a very enlightening four years.

I hope to be able to continue to learn here and to share what I have come to know and experience.


Welcome, this is a forum for serious catholics so you'll like it.

Your name reminded me of a shakespeare play Love's Labours Lost where the characters in the play perform a play as characters in history for the nobility.
One of them comes on "I am Judas Machebeus!" then the audience yells "Boo Judas!" and he yells "Judas Machebeus not Judas Iscariot!" lol
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Petertherock on July 23, 2011, 07:17:03 PM
I have been a member here for a while but never posted much. Now that FE is OOS I will be more active in here. I have been a trad for about 3-4 years so I am still learning.

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: udoc89 on July 23, 2011, 09:14:33 PM
My name is Kathleen. My family and I converted in 1997. (We were Anglicans--okay, really we were garden variety Episcopalians, but I always thought "Anglican" sounded more impressive.) When we became Catholics, I thought I had finally arrived, but it didn't take too long to figure out the journey was just beginning.

My local parish (in a small town noted for its ice cream in southeast Texas) has the Latin Mass once a week--Sunday afternoons. I was delighted when our priest made it available. I was shocked and dismayed to find that most of the parishioners, even the older ones, couldn't have been less interested. Guess I still have a lot to learn.

There are maybe 20-30 of us who attend every week. I hope it will still be available this time next year. My husband and I have attended an SSPX Mass in Spring, TX, but it is a pretty long drive for us, and my husband travels frequently so I would be making the journey by myself on most occasions.

I have posted on other forums before (Catholic Answers some years back and Fisheaters more recently,) but have often found them to be contentious and, frankly, rude. I will be around a lot, but will not post much, at least initially.

I do like what I have seen so far.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MaterDominici on July 23, 2011, 09:18:41 PM
This guy is here to properly welcome the Texans!  :cowboy:
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Post by: NaomhAdhamhnan on July 24, 2011, 08:12:35 AM
Another Fisheater emigrant.

Go to both ICKSP and SSPX Masses. Trad for two years. The journey is only beginning.

I've a new username. Didn't like my last one on FE.

Hopefully this forum will continue in the great vein of FE.

For the greater glory of God.
Naomh
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Post by: TeaGuyTom on July 26, 2011, 12:04:39 AM
 Hi! I am another refugee from FE. I figured I would find another forum(at least temporarily) until the unstable period ends. I was planning to join another forum, but so many FE members joined, the forum is not accepting registrations at this time. I'm an introvert so avoiding drama is important. This place seems peaceful.
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Post by: SouthernBelle on July 26, 2011, 04:00:54 PM
Hello! I am not a refugee from Fisheaters ... :laugh1: ... though I have been reading that forum since it was the old Apologia site. I also remember when this site was started!

I am a Catholic convert of nearly 10 years. I attended my first TLM in 2002, and have been bouncing back and forth between the TLM and the NO since then, depending on where I have lived (my husband's job has moved him a lot these past few years). Currently I live in the southeast and attend a NO mass.

I look forward to interacting with other members, though I must confess I feel that I already "know" many of them!



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Post by: evensong on August 02, 2011, 09:33:10 AM
Hi, I'm new here, but have lurked for some time. Not a fugitive from any other forum, just really appreciated the quality of the posts I've read here and the general tone of the forum. Not much to say for myself and will probably not post very often as I usually find others have said it better. Am a elderly Catholic woman raised in the true Faith by pre VatII nuns. for many years very disheartened over the changes, destruction of our church. then discovered there was life out there after all First found The Remnant, then SSPX, and eventually settled for an indult Mass in a city near enough for us and our decrepit vehicle to limp to. But we support SSPX as we are able and pray earnestly for the restoration of all things in Christ.

Thank you for having this forum. God bless you all.
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Post by: evensong on August 02, 2011, 11:36:44 AM
Thanks! I'm still getting used to the whole forum thing and very clumsy with my tiny keyboard on this gadget, so won't be posting much -- apologies in advance if I slight anyone.
I have a tremor that makes the touchscreen on this thing go bonkers. But it has been a blessing in that it gives me much exasperation to "offer  up"  :)


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Post by: KBernadette on August 04, 2011, 02:30:59 PM
Hello, I guess I'm a refugee from FE, though I was really just a lurker there.  Augstine posted something here that inspired me to completely jump ship there and never go back.  I realized that forum had become a bit of a guilty pleasure and rage inducer instead of helping my faith as was my original purpose for going there.  

I'm a convert of 2 years and embrace traditionalism whole heartedly.  I've attended ICKSP and FSSP chapels.  I'm not much of a poster, nor am I very elequent when I do post, but I'm glad there is a sane trad board out here to glean from.
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Post by: Gregory I on August 13, 2011, 07:10:47 PM
HI all!!! My name is Gregory I, and I am a Roman Catholic Who believes the holy see is vacant.

I am not contumacious, merely convicted. And, more than that, I totally enjoy fair and moderate dialogue and debate. I hope to have good conversations here. God bless you all.

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Post by: Anna1959 on August 14, 2011, 06:15:36 PM
I am new here, I found this forum while desperately looking for a Traditional Catholic forum that was accepting of sedevacantists (you ARE accepting, right? :)

I first became a Catholic in the mid-1970s, via the traditionalist movement in existence at that time. I've only been to one, maybe two novus ordos in my life, so I consider myself blessed in that regard (one wedding, one funeral). Everything I know of the novus ordo religion, I know from fellow Catholics who were involved in it.

However, the group I was involved with was sede, and so was/am I. when they disbanded due to the death of their priest, I had noplace to go...I drifted into the Eastern Rite but because they accept the modern "popes", that again left me out in the cold.

I sort of became a home aloner for a long time, and unfortunately because of that I came to believe the gates of hell had indeed prevailed. It was only within the last few months that I decided that they did not, because I have missed my Catholic Faith so very much, and have always been on the periphery, wanting back in, but not knowing where or how (where I live now the closest sede TLM is about 2 hours away by car, and I am unable to drive...though I am trying to find out if anyone local to me goes to them and maybe I can share gas expenses if they take me.)

I have looked over this forum.....I cannot believe how starved I have been all these years! So many issues we all think alike on, apart from TradCatholicism! Vaccines, survivalism, Masonry, zionism....I thank God this forum is here, and thank you to Matthew for being so kind in helping this older lady who is not very computer savvy get signed up (my registration was messed up at first).

I have contented myself with watching videos of TLMs on YouTube; thank God my son told me about that!

I am so happy to be home, and to be here! Deo gratias!
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Post by: Daegus on August 14, 2011, 08:18:42 PM
Quote from: Anna1959
I am new here, I found this forum while desperately looking for a Traditional Catholic forum that was accepting of sedevacantists (you ARE accepting, right? :)

I first became a Catholic in the mid-1970s, via the traditionalist movement in existence at that time. I've only been to one, maybe two novus ordos in my life, so I consider myself blessed in that regard (one wedding, one funeral). Everything I know of the novus ordo religion, I know from fellow Catholics who were involved in it.

However, the group I was involved with was sede, and so was/am I. when they disbanded due to the death of their priest, I had noplace to go...I drifted into the Eastern Rite but because they accept the modern "popes", that again left me out in the cold.

I sort of became a home aloner for a long time, and unfortunately because of that I came to believe the gates of hell had indeed prevailed. It was only within the last few months that I decided that they did not, because I have missed my Catholic Faith so very much, and have always been on the periphery, wanting back in, but not knowing where or how (where I live now the closest sede TLM is about 2 hours away by car, and I am unable to drive...though I am trying to find out if anyone local to me goes to them and maybe I can share gas expenses if they take me.)

I have looked over this forum.....I cannot believe how starved I have been all these years! So many issues we all think alike on, apart from TradCatholicism! Vaccines, survivalism, Masonry, zionism....I thank God this forum is here, and thank you to Matthew for being so kind in helping this older lady who is not very computer savvy get signed up (my registration was messed up at first).

I have contented myself with watching videos of TLMs on YouTube; thank God my son told me about that!

I am so happy to be home, and to be here! Deo gratias!


Welcome Anna

Just so you know, accepting Benedict as a true pope (regardless of how patently false that position likely is) doesn't invalidate a Mass (all sedevacantism is is the theological opinion that the current papal claimant is not the incuмbent pope), so there's no reason to be skeptical of traditionalist groups like the SSPX or the FSSP, although I would be careful with which one you choose. FSSP is Diocesan and operates under the heels of "Catholic Bishops" who suppress tradition as much as possible. In the FSSP, while the dress style seems to be less sloppy from what I've noticed, there are still many immodest dresses floating around. Not to mention the modernist attitude that many FSSPers harbor. The priests don't say anything heretical (or at least.. not to my knowledge), but they refuse to speak against the NO out of fear of being "disobedient" to the "Magisterium".

I can't speak for the SSPX as I don't attend Mass there and never have. (I would if I had better clothes and a car...) The FSSP is the only trad group I have experience with so far as I am rather new to tradition and rather young (just turned 17). Maybe you could try looking for a CMRI or SSPV chapel too, as they are sedevacantists as well. Whatever suits you.

Welcome aboard to you and Gregory as well.
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Post by: Anna1959 on August 14, 2011, 08:38:46 PM
Hi,

Actually the only TLM close to me is diocesan, and I won't go there because I've heard the priests use hosts from that morning's novus ordo to give as Communion! Also, we don't know if they were validly ordained anyway.

SSPX is 90 mins by car, and I don't have a car. I don't even know how to drive one! (and in my mid 50s, I'm too old to learn).

Right now I'm working on finding someone in my area who travels to one of two sede TLMs about an hour from here by car, so I can share gas costs with them and get a ride (one is in Nazareth, PA; the other is in Paulsboro, NJ...but Bp Hesson has now retired so the Paulsboro Mass site does not have a priest currently.)
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Post by: Daegus on August 14, 2011, 08:46:37 PM
Quote from: Anna1959
Hi,

Actually the only TLM close to me is diocesan, and I won't go there because I've heard the priests use hosts from that morning's novus ordo to give as Communion! Also, we don't know if they were validly ordained anyway.

SSPX is 90 mins by car, and I don't have a car. I don't even know how to drive one! (and in my mid 50s, I'm too old to learn).

Right now I'm working on finding someone in my area who travels to one of two sede TLMs about an hour from here by car, so I can share gas costs with them and get a ride (one is in Nazareth, PA; the other is in Paulsboro, NJ...but Bp Hesson has now retired so the Paulsboro Mass site does not have a priest currently.)


That sounds ridiculous. Instead of automatically believing that, call the parish and ask them if they do that. If they do, perhaps then you can worry. If you want to know if they were validly ordained, just call and ask whether or not they were ordained using the pre-VII (say old rite) rite of ordination. I'm not sure if I'd say that Novus Ordo ordinations are invalid per se, but I do think that much doubt is cast upon them.
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Post by: Sigismund on August 14, 2011, 09:03:22 PM
It isn't ridiculous at all.  If you believe the the NO is valid if properly celebrated, as the FSSP doers, there is no reason not to use Hosts from an earlier NO Mass at a TLM celebrated by an FSSP priest.
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Post by: MaterDominici on August 14, 2011, 11:07:59 PM
Quote from: Sigismund
It isn't ridiculous at all.  If you believe the the NO is valid if properly celebrated, as the FSSP does, there is no reason not to use Hosts from an earlier NO Mass at a TLM celebrated by an FSSP priest.


Yes, that is one reason why the diocesan TLM hopped from church to church around here a bit. One church was asked to "host" it and was all in favor of the idea in a "one big happy family" sense, but quickly soured on the idea once the TLM attendees started asking questions such as at what Mass the hosts were consecrated and by whom. If you have doubts about the NO, many diocesan TLMs would be a bad choice for you.

And now, back on topic ... welcome Anna!  :cheers:
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Post by: Sigismund on August 19, 2011, 08:29:49 PM
That is a good question.  I don't know the answer, but a survey in which anonymity was assures would yield interesting results, whatever those results were.  The one FSSP priest I know says that the he believes the NO is valid and not a sacrilege if properly celebrated, but is inferior to both  the TLM and the eastern rites.
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Post by: PereJoseph on August 24, 2011, 04:14:27 PM
Hi, everybody !  I feel like I have been a member for a while, since I have lurked here pretty consistently for the past six months or so.  I recently became convinced of "sedevacantism" (which still feels awkward to say, much less put into writing), and in a large part due to the arguments and articles posted on this forum.  I finally broke down and registered, after many efforts of resistance, when I couldn't help but post on a particular subject.  I hope not too become overly distracted by the forum now that I will be posting on it, but I also hope to contribute insight to discussions and to assist my fellow Catholics' spiritual growth where I can.
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Post by: Nishant on September 02, 2011, 08:35:45 AM
Hi, everybody. I'm Nishant Xavier from India. I've always attended the Ordinary Form of the Mass, and frankly that's all that most people here have heard of. I still believe in its validity and all, but was blown away upon seeing some videos and pictures of traditional Masses and have grown to love it. I've searched though, and there are none anywhere near where I stay. I'd still love to be able to worship in one someday. God bless.
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Post by: Gabriele on September 09, 2011, 02:09:39 PM
Greetings to all. I’m an italian user. I’m 28 years old and I come from the North of Italy, near Venice. It's a bit of time I'm trying to understand the condition of traditionalism in the United States. I found your forum some days ago and I've only read a few threads especially on sedevacantism. Personally, I tend to believe right the position developed by Fr. Guerard Des Lauriers o.p. on the formal vacance of the Apostolic See (I have great respect for Msgr. Sanborn). I hope not to be nasty to someone for this. I'm not here to convince anyone, but to learn. In particular, I’d like to have some catholics friends from america to be updated on the Catholic religion in their country. :)
If I do not write often it's because my English is not very good. I apologize in advance for my mistakes.
In Jesus and Mary,
Gabriele
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Post by: NewTrad on September 19, 2011, 10:50:44 AM
Heya,

I'm a 35 year old Catholic man from the south. Haven't lived here my whole life, but long enough to develop a decent southern drawl if I'm not paying attention to how I speak, lol.

I converted to Catholicism in 2009 and about a year later discovered the crisis in the Church.  :shocked:  I'm still sorting through all of the information, but fairly recent events and personal experiences in the NO have helped to convince me that something is very, very wrong there. One such incident included attending a Catholic bible study and making a statement about the mortification of the passions. Nobody had any idea what I was talking about. I had to explain what I meant for a couple of minutes before the Priest (no offense to the Priest, just want to convey a story) said, "Okay, I think I know what you mean." Nobody else had a clue...and I"M THE CONVERT! They should be teaching me about these things.  :facepalm:

So, here I am, staring at an incredibly complex and yet seemingly simple problem (bit of a paradox there) that has me utterly befuddled. Out of all of the various positions, I have come to believe that the SSPX holds the most prudent one. The Society appears to have held the faith. For the good of my soul, I should go to where the faith is being proclaimed clearly and without apology.

Anywho, I'm finishing off my bachelor's degree next year, God willing, and am hoping to do something a bit more useful in this life.

Cheers,
NewTrad
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Post by: aquinasnmore on September 20, 2011, 10:55:24 AM
Hi everyone!

My name's Ian. We live in Colorado out on the prairie where we raise our ten kids and a bunch of chickens.

We attend Immaculate Conception FSSP Parish in Colorado Springs.

My wife and I sang in the Collegium Cantorum - a polyphonic choir at the University of Dallas - when we were in college.

We home school and are very interested in becoming as self-sufficient as possible in our arid climate.

I am the owner of Aquinas and More Catholic Goods which is one of the few Catholic stores where the staff actually has a clue about traditional vestments, missals and traditions.
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Post by: aquinasnmore on September 20, 2011, 02:34:54 PM
Thanks! I don't have a lot of time for posting since our store takes more than most of my time but I'll check in when I can.
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Post by: wisconsheepgirl on September 25, 2011, 03:22:27 AM
Hello CathInfo-

I am a convert from very far right evangelical/fundamentalist Pentecostal church. I became interested in Catholicism when I found out that Catholic's said that Peter was the first pope and I could not believe the arrogance of those Catholics!! I was challenged to find out all about Catholicism and further told (by my college professor) that I could only use historical texts, books, and the Latin Vulgate (English translation).

Well, I didn't turn that paper in until right before my senior year as an undergrad. My professor agreed to put a P (Pass) on my grade report and then after completion I would get the appropriate letter grade.

I have no one in my family that is converted. I am the only Catholic (save my husband) though I do have a sister who just recently decided she didn't want to "be" Catholic anymore. Primarily she saw a lot of them as being unkind and not charitable. And sadly I had to agree.

I am so glad that MD and Matthew have created this forum. It is genuinely Catholic. As well as interesting, and most importantly to me-kind.  After seeing/visiting other forums that are Trad Catholic, this one is by far the best one. Keep up the good work!

WSG
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Post by: Stephen Francis on September 25, 2011, 04:38:08 PM
Deo volente, allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Stephen Francis. I live on the East Coast of the USA.

I am not a Roman Catholic... yet. Suffice it (for now) to say that I cannot publicly convert to the Church at this writing. There are ways in which a public conversion would be absolutely devastating to my family right now. I cannot address these issues on this board, but I would be happy to share SOME of my story through email, etc with those who might want to know more or might be able to offer advice, assistance, etc.

I am a follower of Christ after the example of St. Francis of Assisi, and I am studying and learning more about the Faith and the Church daily.

I covet your prayers as I share with you on this board and as I continue my journey towards full communion with Christ's Church.

Ad Jesu Per Mariam,

Stephen Francis
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Post by: ora pro me on September 25, 2011, 05:01:52 PM
Welcome to all new members!  

Wisconsinsheepgirl, your sister's excuse of not wanting to be Catholic anymore due to the lack of charity in her fellow Catholics is indeed sad and one that I have heard far too often.  Catholics who scandalize others will have to answer to answer to God for their faults and perhaps have to particularly answer to Our Lord for those who have fallen away from the Church due to the scandal that the unkindness caused.  Then, too, how many souls DON'T convert because of scandal from Catholics?  How tragic!  

But I wonder what those who give up their Faith due to this excuse or other excuses will say before Our Lord on their Judgment Day.  I pray that they see their folly and return to the true Faith before it is too late.  

Those who are sincerely trying to be charitable should stay strong in their Faith and share "the light of their candle" with their fellow Catholics.  They should also see that if they DO have charity, it is only through the grace of God, which is all the more reason for them to share the fruit of God's grace with others by their example and their prayers.

Let's all remember to pray for each other, our brothers and sisters in Christ.
 



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Post by: ora pro me on September 27, 2011, 02:13:21 PM
Michael5,
I came back here yesterday to give a thumbs up to those who have introduced themselves recently and then I noticed your introduction.  I had missed it earlier.  Your apostolic work and edifying aspirations for your country are admirable and I will be praying for the success of your work.  With Our Lady of Good Success, you will surely realize the success that God wills.

I have been praying for many years for unity of Catholics.  I hope and pray that your hopes for unity of Traditional Catholics at your chapel will come to fruition.  

I am often reminded of what the people in the time of the early Church said of the early Christians, "See these Christians, see how they love one another".  What a great compliment and one for all of us to strive to attain.

Do you currently have a priest at your chapel? Please keep us updated on your work.  

May God's blessings and Our Blessed Mother's assistance and St. Michael's Protection be with you and yours.

For anyone who has not yet heard about Our Lady of Good Success and her prophecies for our time, see:
http://olrl.org/prophecy/goodsuccess.shtml

and:
http://www.traditioninaction.org/OLGS/olgshome.htm
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Post by: pat on September 27, 2011, 11:50:12 PM
hello I am Pat, I live in Oregon, I have found your board and found comfort that what I was feeling about N.O. was not an isolated matter.

I was raised Catholic prevatican ll... and just under the wire :)  I was confirmed on my 10th birthday in 1967. in an old italian community  N.Y.with strong traditions.

when my parents (who were seperated) got back together that year.. we moved to oklahoma I only remember going to Mass once.. and still the old confessional... when I said thank you Father at the end, he said " your welcome"

I was puzzled at that age.

I don't remember going much.

6 years ago tired of the protestant bless me... shallow walk I was observing i went back to the Church

the Church had an awesome Priest, for even the NO was reverant and solemn and the old church made worship the same.  there were people issues but that is what is to be expected sadly.

well, he was transfered and I started being aware of inconsistancies... of course the difference is the liturgy ... pre and now I am just learning...

I have witnessed things not consistant with Catholic worship.

Mimes on palm sunday (a girl representing Jesus no less) in the the sanctuary processing down the isle. to the Hosanna from Jesus Christ Superstar.

the church I am near now
political statements during the homily.

promoted bible studies use protestant books (purpose driven life)

I called a an sspx priest explaining my distress.. he told me I was in danger of losing my faith and  I shouldn't go.

my husband and I were able to go to this church once.(which is an hour away) I am thankful... circuмstances.... my budget and iffy car.  and no public transportation available.
am not able to go.

a few weeks ago  I went to the n.o church again.  a new priest.  before mass ever began. he asked if there were any birthdays and to stand... i couldn't believe it.  I smelled food nearby no one was eating but...... i did not receive Communion couldn't.
and at the end after the priest left there was applause for the choir

I am reading different messages... shouldn't go to n o, should go anyway ,my heart is breaking but I could never receive the Host again,  my heart would not  be in the right frame

anyway I am interested being here to learn what has been hidden away in my soul all this years... The Lord bless all of you!
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Post by: LordPhan on September 28, 2011, 01:42:45 AM
Welcome, Naturally I agree with the SSPX Priest, you shouldn't go to the Novus Ordo, Can you make it to the SSPX Parish once a month? Get a 1962 Missal, and on the Sunday's you can't make it to the SSPX Parish, stay home, Keep the day holy and read the passages for that Sunday's mass.

The SSPX has the Tridentine Rite, which was declared infallible by the Council of Trent and was the same mass(with minor variations) that the Apostles Said.

The Novus Ordo is a protestant service masquarading as Catholic. There is a serious crisis in the church, this is not the first Crisis, The Arian Crisis was just as bad, during that Crisis, most of the Bishops became Arian Heretics, but a Great Saint, Saint Athanatius a Patriarch and Doctor of the Church rebelled against the errors in the Church, at one point he said to his flock "Even as they invade the sacred places know that those who hold to Tradition, even if they become but a handful are the true continuation of the Catholic Church"(Note I quoted this from memory, it should be essentially correct if not 100% word for word but if you want to check I have a thread buried somewhere on this website that has it quoted properly) in the end, Athanatius won, the Arians were condemned, an Anti-Pope was deposed, the true Pope recanted statments he had made before he was deposed by the Anti-Pope, and had sided with the Traditionalists, in the end Tradition as always and will always won. We win, because we are correct, we win because we are following what God wants, not what Man wants.

A Great Book of the Bible to read is St. Paul to the Gallacians, where he states that anyone who preaches a gospel other then the one that he preached, even if they are from the Church, even if the are an Angel from Heaven would be Anathema(Highest form of Excommunication) and that anyone preaching such a gospel would be forming a church of man(and what man wants) and not a church of God.

Anyway, I hope you learn all that wish and find what you are looking for.

Deo Gratias
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Post by: pat on September 28, 2011, 09:26:02 AM
thank you both for your replies. it is appreciated. do to transportation issues and financial crunch (which we all can relate I'm sure) it is not possible at this time  to go to latin Mass.

I found a pre Maryknoll Missal at St Vincent's  and a 1957 Year of Grace covering Advent to Candlemas.

I am on the lookout for the 1962 Missal... don't get me wrong... my husband and I live a very frugal life.  I cook from scratch...no fast food... dial up internet ...over the air tv.... and a local landline only.... 1 car.. we were hit by the foreclosure issue.... upside down mortgage ta boot.

sooo... I am not crying poor, just this is the situation at the moment. The Lord is meeting all our needs and believe in time we can get reliable long distance transportation to get to Mass.

again thanks for your replies.

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Post by: ora pro me on September 28, 2011, 12:27:24 PM
Pat,

Since you can't get to Mass, maybe you'd like to assist at a Mass spiritually by watching it over the internet.  Someone here told us about a Latin Mass parish that broadcasts Mass over the internet each Sunday.  If anyone sees this post and knows what website that is, could you post that?  

Also, if you put "Tridentine Mass" into the search engine at Amazon you'll find a VHS tape and a DVD of the Latin Mass. (You can click the Amazon link at the top of any page on Cathinfo.)  

Other than assisting spiritually at a Mass in these ways, reading your Mass prayers at home and praying your Rosary is what many Catholics have done who haven't been able to get to Mass during these difficult times.  

Best wishes to you and your family.  You were walking through a desert for years and now you've found the living water again of Sanctifying grace.  God bless you and yours.
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Post by: Drumshanbo on September 29, 2011, 10:42:21 PM
Hi Everyone,

I live in Northeast Oregon.  I found tradition through a N.O. Priest in Missouri, who offered the mass in a very orthodox manner.  At the time, I was a member of the Freemasons ( I hope you don't hold this against me), I had consulted the local diocese prior to joining and was told that it was okay.  One day, while leaving the local lodge building this priest saw me and confronted me about being a member of the lodge.  He informed me that I was living in grave sin and could not receive the sacraments.  He told me that for the sake of my salvation, I needed to quit the lodge immediately and repent.  I did as Father instructed.  It was like a weight had been lifted from me.  The local bishop suppressed Father's mass because some parishioners thought he was too orthodox.  Father eventually moved on to the ICKSP.  After this I began attending Mass at the local SSPX Chapel and have never looked back.  Where I live, the only Latin Masses offered locally are a diocesan one that is offered without a fixed schedule, the SSPX in New Plymouth, or the CMRI in Tri-Cities.  I am not anti-Sede, I think that they have some valid points.  Praying for this apostasy to end.  I look forward to the discussions.  I may not post much, because I still have a lot to learn.  God's Blessing to all.
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Post by: ora pro me on September 30, 2011, 07:00:37 PM
Pat,
In response to my question above in this thread, if anyone knew of a Latin Mass that was broadcast over the internet I received the following link from a member here named "Exilenomore" by PM:

 http://www.tikilive.com/show/saintjudes

Password is: jude75

Exilenomore also said the following:

"I think you may post it in public because I saw it posted on another forum as well. It is not the Mass that I attend, since it is in Texas, America and I live in Belgium, Europe.

The priest is Father Louis J. Campbell, who was ordained in 1961, so he is certainly a valid priest. I believe he has been saying the tridentine Mass for a long time and do not think he has any problems with Latin, but he seems to have some problems with his voice now. In any case, he is not 'indult' and does not say the novus ordo. :)

The Mass is temporarily not being said in the St. Jude's Shrine itself, because the latter has been damaged by a hurricane. But they are aiming to have the church back in use in December."


So, this priest is celebrating his 50th anniversary this year, or perhaps has already celebrated it!  Isn't that wonderful?  Congratulations to Fr. Campbell! Let's all say a prayer for this Catholic priest.


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Post by: Irish Catholic200 on October 05, 2011, 09:14:59 AM
Hi
I am a traditional catholic from the west cost of Ireland Galway city. I am 22 years old I was brought up in the  novus-ordo church but then just before I finished high school I lost my faith and became a agnostic. I have just converted to the traditional catholic faith about 3 months ago

I found about  traditional Catholicism on you tube of all places, by watching some of the Diamond brothers videos. And after a lot  of research I became aware that the  novus-ordo church and the new mass are not catholic
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Post by: Graham on October 12, 2011, 05:11:28 PM
I started a thread at FE in the personals section. You can have a look to get to know me a bit better, and maybe refer a nice girl !

http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/index.php/topic,3444896.0.html
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Post by: ellembee on October 15, 2011, 09:55:18 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm ellembee. I'm a trad, in my mid 20s, who was raised NO although I fell away from the faith completely before returning to it and then discovering traditionalism. I'm a coffee addict, a cat lover, a voracious reader, and I'm here to learn more and get to know all of you a little. Overall, I'd say I'm pretty friendly and down to earth, but I'll let you be the judge of that. ;)

Thanks for having me on board!
- E.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Domitilla on October 17, 2011, 02:59:50 PM
Greetings.  I am a 57 year old, traditional catholic female.  My husband (a convert) and I have been married for 30 years and, by the grace of God, have 4 children.  

I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss all things Roman Catholic.  Thank you.
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Post by: IMPERATOREBT on October 18, 2011, 06:31:12 AM
Salvete Milites Christi!

I am IMPERATOREBT, 21 years old from Sydney, Australia. I am a Tridentine Catholic, and belong to the community of the FSSP.

I was referred to this forum by a friend and from the looks of it I am very excited to join. It's about time that I found a Traditional Catholic website that also 'goes there' when it comes to politics, the enemies of the Holy Catholic Church and corruption both internal and external.

From what I have seen just before registering, I think that I'm going to get along with MATTHEW, his posts seem right up my alley! I am very well informed about the origins and present state of Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ/Illuminati/NWO/Zionist (whatever name you wish brand them). Hopefully with this community we can all share information and ideas and fill in the gaps.


SANCTE MICHAEL ARCHANGELE, ORA PRO NOBIS!

SANCTE MAXIMILLIAN KOLBE, ORA PRO NOBIS!

SANCTE PONTIFEX MAXIMUS PIUS X, ORA PRO NOBIS!

AVE PONTIFEX MAXIUMUS BENEDICTUS XVI, REX VATICANUM!
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Post by: Jessa on October 24, 2011, 12:22:45 AM
Name: Jessa
Age: 26
Location: Midwest  
I just joined!
 :dancing-banana:

I was raised conservative/traditional Catholic. My dad is in the Army, one brother is in the Air Force, other brother is in high school and plays foot ball, my sister is married in middle of divorce, other sister is in high school having a blast. My mom works for a bank now that we all left the nest. I'm the oldest, I hope I didn't confuse anyone!
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Post by: LordPhan on October 24, 2011, 12:46:54 AM

Jess' sig said:
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~Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.~
Ephesians 4:29


Perhaps you'd rather have the real biblical quote:

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Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth; but that which is good, to the edification of faith, that it may administer grace to the hearers.



With the exception of learning Latin and reading the Vulgate, this is the best Bible you could read

http://www.veritasbible.com/commentary/haydock

A Hardcopy is expensive for that, but any DRB will do as a hardcopy.

And welcome to the site.
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Post by: Darcy on October 27, 2011, 07:40:27 PM
Hi Everyone and Welcome. I am glad people are coming to the Boards of Truth. I'm returning after a short stint of hard labour. But I like it here and so I am back.
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Post by: MiserereMeiDeus on November 09, 2011, 10:24:28 AM
Hello,

My name is David and I live in a semi-rural area in northern California about a 600 mile round trip from the nearest SSPX chapel, and a couple of hundred from the nearest TLM of any sort. I was raised pre-VII :geezer: . I left the Church for a few years during the 1960's, and when I tried to return I couldn't find the Church any longer. I reluctantly turned away again and wandered in dark places for a long time, and wallowed in sin. By the grace of God I found my way back about 12 years ago, and discovered that a trad movement existed.

I am a huge supporter of Bishop Williamson.

God bless you all!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Vladimir on November 09, 2011, 02:13:58 PM
Hi.

If you're 600 miles away from the nearest SSPX chapel (probably the one in Sacramento?) have you looked a going to Oregon for mass?
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Post by: MiserereMeiDeus on November 09, 2011, 07:21:40 PM
Quote from: Vladimir
Hi.

If you're 600 miles away from the nearest SSPX chapel (probably the one in Sacramento?) have you looked a going to Oregon for mass?


Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, the closest TLM in Oregon is a 200+ mile round trip, is once a month, and on the one occasion I drove up there the sermon was pretty liberal, and the priest mixed in NO rubrics and English with the Mass. I haven't been back since.
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Post by: PartyIsOver221 on November 09, 2011, 07:26:57 PM
Welcome MiserereMeiDeus.

Glad to hear God has called you back to the faith, and you are a traditional Catholic. Praise Jesus!

If I were you and looking for a the Mass of All Time somewhere near by, I would check out if CMRI was close by to assist at.



God bless you too.
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Post by: ora pro me on November 10, 2011, 01:19:57 PM
Welcome, Miserere!  Have you looked at Traditio's list of Tradtional Catholic Latin Masses?  The person or persons who put this together have an annoying way of putting crazy faces next to the Masses to which they have personal reservations, but if you can get past that weird little annoyance, the list can be quite useful.  

Here's the link and for California, scroll down to pages 121 through 128.  

http://traditio.com/tradlib/masslat.pdf

Best wishes to you in your quest to find a Mass location.
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Post by: tradne13838 on November 10, 2011, 05:41:30 PM
Hi. I was here very briefly after I registered, then left for a while. I've come here looking for a good place to fellowship and discuss. I'm a bit of an oddball in the trad world: an SSPX supporter that attends an FSSP chapel (and loves it there). Why? I can't make the three hour journey to the nearest Society chapel, and staying home sounds too much like what I did as a Protestant. I also have been discerning my vocation in life, with serving as a priest within the SSPX being one of my biggest interests. However, God has the final say, not I. Prayers for me are more than welcome. I hope to find a home away from home here.
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Post by: ingenting on November 20, 2011, 12:03:34 PM
I am a person from Sverige who loves Catholicism and hence I will be Confirmed very soon. I just love the Carthusian Order and the Franciscans.
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Post by: AJNC on November 25, 2011, 08:52:23 AM
Hello. I live in India and attend an SSPX chapel where we get Mass on two Sundays a month. I am over 60, and have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Mass attendance ranges from 15-35.
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Post by: Kelley on November 30, 2011, 05:04:13 PM
Hi everyone!
I'm Kelley from Boston...
Just joined yesturday and made my 1st post today.
How exciting...Cheers!
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Post by: tmw89 on December 14, 2011, 09:03:14 PM
Greetings, all.  I joined and briefly posted here over the summer, but after the situation on another forum mostly stabilized I let my CI account fall into disuse.  No longer!  Seems like there are less N.O. types here than elsewhere, so I very much look forward to reading (and maybe even posting on) this forum.
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on December 14, 2011, 09:12:52 PM
Welcome, tmw! Good to see you my man.

God Bless.
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Post by: RonCal26 on January 11, 2012, 11:07:26 AM
I'm RonCal26...

I'm actually from Los Angeles, California but I'm currently studying in Manila, Philippines because undergrad education is so freakin expensive courtesy of two stupid presidents.

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Post by: Paige on January 11, 2012, 04:17:17 PM
Hello!  I'm Paige and new to forums in general but really looking forward to diving in with both feet!  Happy to find such a well rounded group of likeminded individuals!  :)  God Bless!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Retablo on February 06, 2012, 03:56:43 PM
Greetings:

I am a newcomer to this forum. I just wanted to check-in, as it were, and introduce myself.  I am 41 years old, a male, and I live in the Niagara region of New York State. I am not a member of the SSPX and while I would describe myself as a "traditional" Catholic, I am not a "Traditional Catholic"...if that distinction makes sense.  I do, fairly frequently, attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form, and I am an advocate of the "reform of the reform".  

I chanced upon this forum and found it interesting.  My objectives are to observe, to read, to learn, to ask questions as they might arise, or to share if I feel I have something of value to contribute, always in a respectful tone, and always respectfully mindful of the demographics of the usership of this discussion board.

I look forward to "meeting" a number of you and conversing with you.

Peace,

"Retablo"
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Post by: Retablo on February 07, 2012, 01:57:50 PM
"You should take a visit to Fort Erie and talk to Father Gruner and the Fatima Crusaders."

I did, in fact, many, many years ago. The experience was...interesting. Once was enough.
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Post by: catherinemary on February 08, 2012, 08:56:10 PM
Hello Everyone,

I've posted a few times before, I do alot of reading posts, not so much commenting, but I've decided to start involving myself more.
I live in the Hudson Valley NY and attend a chapel about 50 min from my house. Left the NO 6 yrs ago, and haven't looked back. I have 4 children, 2 boys 2 girls.  My youngest boy is 14 and I am raising him in the Trad Church.
 It is quite a struggle because he remembers going to the NO and can't understand why we changed. Please pray for us, thank you!

     
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Post by: Busillis on February 09, 2012, 01:44:18 AM
Hi Folks!

I chose the name because I wanted something latin that meant disordered, as in "we live in a disordered age."

I'm not a practicing Catholic because of the changes in the Church, but I'm interested in traditional Catholicism.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: quietmemory on February 13, 2012, 07:46:13 PM
Hi, everyone! I just joined up...my name is Amanda. I've been Catholic for 12 years now, having been blessed to have been received into Holy Mother Church on the Easter Vigil of 2000.

Although I go to the Novus Ordo Mass (it's the only Mass I can get to) I do attend the Traditional Mass whenever I get the opportunity to. It truly is a foretaste of heaven. God is so good.

Anyway, I hope to meet a few of y'all and join in some discussions on the Faith. God bless!
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Post by: KofCTrad on February 29, 2012, 09:15:26 AM
My name is Chuck.
I'm 33 years old and have been a lurker here for a while. I found this sight after I got kicked off of Angelqueen because of the dogmatic stance they take toward sedevacantism. I'm not a dogmatic sedevacantist because I think you can have an opinion on it until the next pope makes a definitive ruling. If we get another pope, if the second coming doesn't happen first.

 I grew up in the Novus Ordo. Went to Catholic grade school, H.S. and college. I first became aware of the problems in the Church when I attended college. All the religion professors were liberal and spouted what I knew were heresies and lies yet they all loved VaticanII? Some said it didn't go far enough? That strted me on the journey. Than the abuse scandal broke and They released the "Third Secret" which I knew was false because my dad had a book written by Sr. Lucy from 1967-69 and on the page where she discusses the 3rd secret she wrote the beginning of the secret as, "In Portugal the Dogma of the faith will always be preserved ETC..."

 So I have people who were clearly not Catholics (no exaggeration) who liked Vatican II. I had a hierarchy that I now knew blatently lied and who covered up horrible crimes and I was left with a lot of questions. I gradually started to discover the Traditional movement, Archbishop Lefebvre, SSPX, where I've attended mass, The fatima crusader, Chris Ferera and his books and writings, Gerry Matatics, The Dimonds etc...

  And finally it all started to make sense.

Sorry for any misspellings and improper grammar.

I live in the Philadelphia area and people are releaved that enough money was raised to give 4 Catholic High Schools a few years reprieve.

No one has a clue as to why there are no more vocations and why the schools are closing and enrollment is down. They think it's because of the priest abuse-pedophilia scandals. Not even close. They don't get it. If you don't have the Catholic Faith, you're not going to have vocations or Catholic Schools. The humor and irony of it is a lot of the people complaining the loudest admit they don't go to Church or practice the faith anymore. Or give to the Church. And they wonder why the schools close. LOL!!! Total insanity. Which is a good working definition of the post 1964-65 post modern world.... INSANE!!!!!  
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Post by: FaithByProxy on March 09, 2012, 08:53:42 PM
Hello! My name is Brandi, and I am 21 years old.

I began converting to Catholicism officially in October of last year. I will not go into all the details of my conversion, since that could easily take ten posts. I will say that I was raised in a godless household that was completely antagonistic towards anything Christian, and would only find the Truth after meeting my future husband.

This took extensive research on my part in order to figure out what Catholicism was all about, as I had previously been taught that anything Christian was essentially evil and wrong. Of course, I have only barely scratched the surface of all there is to know, but my studying led me to a traditional approach to the Faith...and really, is there any other true approach to take?

Unfortunately, my parish is extremely liberal. Electric guitars, female altar servers, Protestant songs, modernist decor, chattering before Mass as if we were in a high school cafeteria, a priest walking out dressed up as Larry the Cable Guy in the middle of Mass (true story), the whole nine yards. It's a small town, and there is nowhere else to go, so my fiancée and I try to stick to the older and smaller churches where they at least don't have room to cram in a bunch of college kids with badly tuned guitars.

I consider it a test of virtue for me. I am an extremely impatient person, and there is no greater test of patience then having to fulfill your Sunday obligation honestly and prayerfully in such an atmosphere. I humbly look forward to my Baptism and acceptance into the Church, and hope that I will become worthy of the Truth the Lord deigned to lead me to after so many years of darkness.

If you managed to navigate your way through that rambling mess of a post, thank you! May the Lord Bless you and keep you!
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Post by: FaithByProxy on March 09, 2012, 09:15:03 PM
Thank you, SpiritusSanctus!

Sadly, I do not. The closest Traditional Latin Mass is held in a town two hours and thirty minutes away, and the last time I attempted to drive down there my poor car almost didn't make it back up the mountain. I live in a relatively rural area, in that there are very few towns nearby and none within a reasonable distance that offer the Traditional Latin Mass. We used to have one held every second Sunday of the month in our oldest and most beautiful church, but the priest couldn't make the drive out here anymore.

Once we are married, my fiancée and I are likely going to move to a town where we could attend a church that is within at least twenty miles.
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Post by: VinnyF on March 10, 2012, 11:06:05 AM
Hi folks.  I do post on other boards, usually with same screen name. I like the robustness   :light-saber: of this board and the wide variety of opinion that is tolerated.

I am a Third Order member of the Society of St. Pius X and I run an apostolate called TraditionalCatholicRadio.org

I was a sophomore in high school when the Mass of Paul VI was foisted on the faithful.  It created a significant crisis of faith for me trying to understand how the solid bedrock of the Catholic faith could somehow turn to sand overnight. I never left the church but my spiritual life was in desolation.  Unfortunately, I did not know the faith actually survived, albeit underground.

The Holy Ghost rescued me on a business trip to Phoenix when, while looking for a Sunday Mass in the yellow pages, I found a church whose Masses were in Latin.  Neat, thought I, haven't seen one of those in 20 years. Attending the Mass was like being hit by a train. With great joy, I found that the true faith did exist and was struggling to re-surface.  I never attended another N.O. Mass again and the conversion of my family, which took a few years, saved their souls, in my opinion. Our youngest son will be ordained as a traditional priest in 2 years.

PM me if you need more info.
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Post by: s2srea on March 10, 2012, 11:14:30 AM
Welcome Vinny! Congrats on your son. Is he in the SSPX seminary?
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Post by: VinnyF on March 10, 2012, 11:37:48 AM
Quote from: s2srea
Welcome Vinny! Congrats on your son. Is he in the SSPX seminary?


Yes
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Post by: Reflection on March 11, 2012, 01:06:13 PM
Hello,

I am going to convert to Catholicism and have joined this board to gain more information, help, advice and further education on the faith.

God bless you all.
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on March 11, 2012, 03:10:37 PM
Welcome, Vinny and Reflection.  :cool:

Reflection, congratulations! You are truly blessed to have found Catholicism. I do recommend you read here for further information and advice that will certainly come in handy.

God Bless.
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Post by: ora pro me on March 12, 2012, 02:41:33 PM
Welcome, VinnyF and Reflection.

VinnyF, thank you for sharing your story and congratulations on your son's upcoming ordination.

Reflection, best wishes to you in your studies of the Catholic Faith.  Can you tell us what brought you to the Catholic Faith? Are you currently preparing for Baptism and do you have a priest to help you in your quest? Be assured of our prayers!
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Post by: Reflection on March 12, 2012, 03:25:36 PM
Quote from: ora pro me
Welcome, VinnyF and Reflection.

VinnyF, thank you for sharing your story and congratulations on your son's upcoming ordination.

Reflection, best wishes to you in your studies of the Catholic Faith.  Can you tell us what brought you to the Catholic Faith? Are you currently preparing for Baptism and do you have a priest to help you in your quest? Be assured of our prayers!


Thank you for the good wishes, ora pro me.

My quest is little more than a month old but I was drawn to the Catholic faith because I believe it is the only true faith. It is the only faith that has retained any vestiges of tradition, that is from my opinion as an outsider. Catholic social teaching, the pro life movement ( which I have participated in and met some fine Catholics who have given me further motivation and insight) have also shown me the fine work the faith can undertake and develop.

I come from a Protestant/Secular background so religion was never a major part of my youth. However, the more I've thought about it lately the more I felt something change; in my attitude, my outlook and my belief. I felt clearer, free from distractions.

I hope to attend a SSPX Church soon that is located fairly close to me and speak to the Priest then.

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Post by: ora pro me on March 12, 2012, 08:13:13 PM
Reflection,
I posted a few links in the Library section just a few minutes ago that I believe will be of interest to you and to many here. I meant to post these links long ago since they are good sources even for us cradle Catholics. A quest for knowledge of the truth must never stop for any of us.

Best wishes again to you.  I am sure that you will be in good hands with your local SSPX priest.  
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Post by: Reflection on March 13, 2012, 12:33:15 PM
Quote from: ora pro me
Reflection,
I posted a few links in the Library section just a few minutes ago that I believe will be of interest to you and to many here. I meant to post these links long ago since they are good sources even for us cradle Catholics. A quest for knowledge of the truth must never stop for any of us.

Best wishes again to you.  I am sure that you will be in good hands with your local SSPX priest.  


Thank you, ora pro me.

I shall read those links with interest.

God bless.
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Post by: Thaumaturgus on March 19, 2012, 02:21:05 AM
Hello folks, my name is Michael Dillon. I've been a "lurker" on this forum for about 3 years before I decided to join today.

Well, my history is a little complicated but here it goes in a few short words.

I turned 41 on St.Patricks day. I was raised Protestant during my formative years and converted to the Novus Ordo about 4 years ago. I gradually started inching towards the Trad movement and joined an independent Trad chapel in El Mirage,Arizona (Our Lady of the Sun International, formerly presided over by the late Father Francis Le Blanc, now presided over by Father Andrade).

I then became a sedevacantist in the early summer of 2009 due to the influence of the Dimond brothers. I am no longer in association with the Dimonds and am a member of a Catholic community in New Mexico (we are sedevacantists).

Well, that's about it in a nutshell.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on March 19, 2012, 10:04:58 AM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, Michael!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Thaumaturgus on March 19, 2012, 10:31:32 AM
Thanks for the welcome, although I can't except your blessing. We few Catholics in New Mexico hold to the full deposit of the Catholic Faith and are not in religious union with anyone out there who claims to be "Catholic" . As far as we know, we are the only Catholics left in the world in these days of the great Apostasy.




Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on March 19, 2012, 03:28:09 PM
Quote from: Thaumaturgus
Thanks for the welcome, although I can't except your blessing. We few Catholics in New Mexico hold to the full deposit of the Catholic Faith and are not in religious union with anyone out there who claims to be "Catholic" . As far as we know, we are the only Catholics left in the world in these days of the great Apostasy.


I'm confused. Are you saying you only accept sedevacantists as Catholics, or are you saying that only people in your group are Catholic?
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Post by: s2srea on March 19, 2012, 06:28:24 PM
Quote from: Thaumaturgus
Thanks for the welcome, although I can't except your blessing. We few Catholics in New Mexico hold to the full deposit of the Catholic Faith and are not in religious union with anyone out there who claims to be "Catholic" . As far as we know, we are the only Catholics left in the world in these days of the great Apostasy.


That is freaky. And sad.
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Post by: EmilioP on March 25, 2012, 10:56:34 PM
Hi there I am a Primitive Baptist interested in Catholicism and Catholic theology.  Nice to get to know you!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on March 25, 2012, 10:58:25 PM
Welcome, Emilio. If you have any questions about Catholicism, please feel free to ask.

God Bless.
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Post by: EmilioP on March 25, 2012, 11:48:07 PM
Quote from: SpiritusSanctus
Welcome, Emilio. If you have any questions about Catholicism, please feel free to ask.

God Bless.


Thank you SS, I appreciate the warm welcome!  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: s2srea on March 26, 2012, 09:07:12 AM
Yes welcome Emilio!

Please feel free to start a new thread with questions. As a forewarning, those who may have not seen your introduction here, which states you are not Catholic, may be offended that you are questioning the Faith, not knowing exactly your background. Good luck!
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Post by: EmilioP on March 26, 2012, 09:55:13 PM
Quote from: s2srea
Yes welcome Emilio!

Please feel free to start a new thread with questions. As a forewarning, those who may have not seen your introduction here, which states you are not Catholic, may be offended that you are questioning the Faith, not knowing exactly your background. Good luck!


Friend, Michael made it clear in another thread that beginners are most definitely NOT welcome here.  (See the thread titled "It can't get better than this").  Therefore, I think I ought to depart this forum without delay.  Would you advise otherwise?
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Post by: s2srea on March 27, 2012, 01:38:09 PM
I think I would agree with that Emilio. Matthew is indeed the owner of this forum- he makes the rules. I'm sure there are other places you might be able to be challenged, unfortunately, not like you would be here.

And I think that was his issue. If your interest was in Catholic theology, for the sake of learning and not 'debate', I don't believe you would have gotten the response you did. But it seems like you're looking for a debate, and there's nothing wrong with that, but I don't think its the direction the forum owner wants to take this website in.

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Post by: Graehame on March 28, 2012, 07:28:18 PM
I'm 58 years old, a retired U.S. Army officer, was born a Catholic, & since the early '70s I've attended Mass rarely. I won't attend a NO Mass, & in the past 7 years I've lived in 12+ different cities in 6 different states & a couple of foreign countries, with plenty of business travel in addition. Moving around like that makes it tough to find Traditional services. My sympathies & rhetoric, however, lie entirely with Traditionalism, although I stop short of saying that the NO Mass is definitely invalid. My problems with the NO Mass are mainly doctrinal & liturgical, not sacramental. I would say, rather, that there is no certainty that the Eucharistic sacrifice is valid in all NO Masses.

Presently I'm semi-retired from the insurance industry, concentrating on home-schooling my grandkids.

Some of my views may be controversial in that I see Jesus' promise to "be with (the Church) always..." as a CONDITIONAL promise. The 1st part of that statement was, "Go therefore...teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you..." (RSV)-- an instruction that the Church began systematically violating post-V2, although sporadic violations began decades earlier. As the Church has violated Jesus' instruction, it has forfeited His promise.

I believe this position is consistent with a number of End Times prophecies, such as that of Malachy-- that there will be only 1 pope after Benedict. Such as that of Pope Leo XIII, who overheard Satan promise to "destroy your Church within 75 to 100 years"-- almost exactly 75 years before V2 was convened. Such as the prophecy Jesus made to Sr. Lucy of Fatima at Rianjo, drawing a comparison between what would happen to the Church & what in fact happened to the French monarchy after the King of France ignored a request from Heaven. The King was beheaded & the monarchy came to an end. Such as what happened to the ancient Levite priesthood after the Hebrews ignored the Will of God for generations. They were deprived of their priesthood, as we are about to be deprived of ours.

My view is also consistent with that of the late Fr. Malachi Martin, who wrote that in the 21st Century the Church would break up into a number of national or regional churches linked only by a nostaglic memory of having once been united.

My views may also accommodate sedevacantism. While I don't insist on it, & I certainly see how people of good will could come to diametrically opposite conclusions, I think that the preponderance of the evidence leads one at least to strongly suspect that J23 & probably P6 were not validly elected. If so, then the views that V2 taught heresy & that the NO Mass is invalid gain traction. Towards the end of his life Giuseppi Siri certainly made public remarks that strongly suggest he was elected pope.

Based on the published work of Fr. Herman Kramer ("The Book of Destiny") & other influences, I've come to believe that the path to the End Times will steepen dramatically beginning c. 2017, including the appearance of the AntiChrist. More detail on this point if anyone is interested.

I also strongly suspect that JP1 was murdered by high-ranking members of the Church hierarchy.

...but to state any of this is FACT would be to insist upon what cannot be proven. One of the great advantages of being Catholic, thru 2000 years, has been our certainty. We are now in the process of being deprived of that, forced to exist in the same muddled confusion that thruout history has characterized the rest of the world. It is natural, I suppose, for a people who have always known the calm certainty of the truths of religion to react when deprived of this by stating half-truths & suppositions as if they were firmly established fact. I hope to be able to avoid this pitfall, & to react with charity when others engage in it.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: s2srea on March 29, 2012, 01:31:47 PM
Welcome Graehame!
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on March 29, 2012, 01:33:08 PM
Yes, welcome Graehame!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Diana Catherine on March 30, 2012, 03:38:27 PM
My name is Diana.
.
I am Catholic and here to learn.

 :read-paper:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on March 30, 2012, 03:38:54 PM
Welcome, Diana!

God Bless.
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Post by: s2srea on March 30, 2012, 03:55:41 PM
Quote from: Diana Catherine
My name is Diana.
.
I am Catholic and here to learn.

 :read-paper:


Welcome Diana. We are Catholic and here to help. you. learn.  :incense:


 :cowboy:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Ascetik on April 04, 2012, 09:15:45 PM
Just wanted to say HI! :)

Atomagenesis from FE here some of you might remember/know me from there. Anyway, thought I'd come to this forum too ;)
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on April 04, 2012, 09:16:18 PM
Welcome, Ascetik!

God Bless.
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Post by: Joromi on April 05, 2012, 06:16:39 PM
Hello, I'm new here and trying to learn as much as I can!
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Post by: s2srea on April 05, 2012, 07:20:47 PM
Welcome Ascetik and Joromi! :)
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on April 05, 2012, 08:30:58 PM
Welcome to the forum, Joromi!

God Bless.
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Post by: KyrieEleison on April 06, 2012, 06:32:40 AM
New here (hi to everyone)!  I accidentally misspelled my user name when registering.   :facepalm:

Perhaps not today, but is there a way to fix that?



Glad to be here, and hope everyone has a holy and blessed Good Friday.

KyrieEleison
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on April 06, 2012, 04:13:28 PM
Welcome, KyrieEleison! A holy and blessed Good Friday to you as well.
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Post by: KyrieEleison on April 07, 2012, 12:59:03 PM
Quote from: SpiritusSanctus
Welcome, KyrieEleison! A holy and blessed Good Friday to you as well.


Thank you!

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Post by: Clelia on April 16, 2012, 10:29:04 AM
Christ The King!

Cradle Catholic Wife & former Home School Mother, former n.o. & secular musician, attending SSPX Chapel, love good Bishop Williamson, long journey to This point! God is Good!

We pray for The Pope and pray for The Consecration of Russia to The Immaculate Heart of Mary to be done SOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!

'Been 'round-the-block regarding the n.o., Eastern Church, and former "indult" Masses, etc. I am not qualified for anything other than joining my heart with like hearts here who love The Sacred and Immaculate Hearts, and who are also trying to work with grace to expiate sin and lead a holy life in The One, True Faith.

I beg your indulgence as I learn to navigate here and develop a modest profile.

Peace to all men of Good Will here.

Ad Jesum per Mariam.

  :pray:

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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on April 16, 2012, 12:47:15 PM
Welcome to CatholicInfo forums, Clelia!

God Bless.
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Post by: Clelia on April 17, 2012, 03:51:41 PM
Thank you,
SpiritusSanctus!
God's Blessing to you, also.
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Post by: Memento on April 19, 2012, 08:08:52 AM
Greetings. I joined simply to say thank you and God Bless you for the Library - especially to Hobbledehoy for St. Bernard's Sermons on the Canticles with the older translation and the T. E. Bird book on the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception.
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Post by: s2srea on April 19, 2012, 08:10:11 AM
Quote from: Clelia
Christ The King!

Cradle Catholic Wife & former Home School Mother, former n.o. & secular musician, attending SSPX Chapel, love good Bishop Williamson, long journey to This point! God is Good!

We pray for The Pope and pray for The Consecration of Russia to The Immaculate Heart of Mary to be done SOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!

'Been 'round-the-block regarding the n.o., Eastern Church, and former "indult" Masses, etc. I am not qualified for anything other than joining my heart with like hearts here who love The Sacred and Immaculate Hearts, and who are also trying to work with grace to expiate sin and lead a holy life in The One, True Faith.

I beg your indulgence as I learn to navigate here and develop a modest profile.

Peace to all men of Good Will here.

Ad Jesum per Mariam.

  :pray:


A stunning introduction- welcome Clelia! Do you mind explaining your name- is it your name in real life?
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Post by: s2srea on April 19, 2012, 08:11:08 AM
Quote from: Memento
Greetings. I joined simply to say thank you and God Bless you for the Library - especially to Hobbledehoy for St. Bernard's Sermons on the Canticles with the older translation and the T. E. Bird book on the Little Office of the Immaculate Conception.


Welcome Memento!

Hobbledehoy is a cherished and valuable member here- we should all be more grateful for all the time he spends uploading his precious works!
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Post by: Clelia on April 19, 2012, 09:11:52 AM
No, s2srea, Clelia is actually the name of a Saint (which I am certainly not!) who although she was canonized beatified and by VII Popes (another rant; I'll refrain here) her story is the impressive one.  

short bio link:
St. Clelia Bio (http://saints.sqpn.com/saintc33.htm)

and more here:
St Clelia more (http://www.miraclesofthesaints.com/2010/09/voice-from-heaven-miraculous-voice-of.html)

I am searching for any vintage books written about her.

Without singing, would the Angels RAP in Heaven????
Just a little old joke from a little old joker.

Your posts are most realistic when you respond. We have to deal with the way things really are: humility.

God Bless you.
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Post by: Clelia on April 19, 2012, 09:19:29 AM
Hmnnn... I just posted a response here a few minutes ago, and I think a gremlin ate it. [sigh].

I apologize if this comes up twice; but I'll try again:
------------------------

No, s2srea, Clelia is actually the name of a Saint (which I am certainly not!) who although she was canonized beatified and by VII Popes (another rant; I'll refrain here) her story is the impressive one.  

short bio link:
St. Clelia Bio
http://saints.sqpn.com/saintc33.htm

and more here:
St Clelia more
http://www.miraclesofthesaints.com/2010/09/voice-from-heaven-miraculous-voice-of.html

I am searching for any vintage books written about her.

Without singing, would the Angels RAP in Heaven????
Just a little old joke from a little old joker.

Your posts are realistic when you respond. We have to deal with the way things really are: humility.

God Bless you.

and P.S. Welcome, Memento!  :smile:
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on April 19, 2012, 10:05:07 AM
Clelia, this thread is getting full, so sometimes posts won't show up until someone else posts on this thread.

And welcome, Memento! God Bless.
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Post by: motherchurch52 on April 19, 2012, 12:04:23 PM
i am brand new, thank you for activiating my acct.
not sure if I am doing something wrong .. will see if i Can use the site.
I am Catholic mother of 5.
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Post by: Clelia on April 19, 2012, 01:49:32 PM
Dear motherchurch52,

I think you may have the same situation I had earlier today -  SpiritusSanctus just informed me if the thread is getting full, we may need to wait for another post. Do you see yours now?

Unless I am lost again in lack of comprehension, mea culpa.

Thank you,  SpiritusSanctus.
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on April 19, 2012, 08:59:46 PM
You are welcome, Clelia. :)

Also, I must say that I like your avatar picture.
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Post by: Clelia on April 20, 2012, 06:14:30 PM
Thank you, SpiritusSanctus!

She should have been The Barbie Doll of holiness, beauty, modesty, and virtue,  instead of old pagan-Barbie deforming young girls everywhere for the past 45 years.

St. Clelia Barbieri is a wonderful model for young ladies:
http://www.miraclesofthesaints.com/2010/09/voice-from-heaven-miraculous-voice-of.html

 :dancing: Toodles!
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Post by: Nylndech on April 22, 2012, 07:38:37 PM
Hello.

I'm a crypto-traditional Catholic without access to TLM.

I have questions but don't know anyone who can answer them, so I joined Cathinfo.

I'm 100% pro-life.

I can't think of anything else to put here.
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on April 22, 2012, 08:32:03 PM
Welcome, Nylndech! Good to have you here.

God Bless.
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Post by: brainglitch on April 24, 2012, 08:51:34 AM
Hi everyone,

I've been looking at this forum for a few days....thought that maybe I could contribute my two cents worth every now and then.

Just as an intro.....used to be Novus Ordo, then Indult, and have now attended SSPX almost exclusively  for about six years. I am in my early 20's and am attending a large state university in the Midwest for an electrical engineering degree. I am a graduate of the SSPX' s college in St. Marys Kansas.

Just wondering....what's with all of the Jєω hatred here? I have a close relative, traditional Catholic, who is a convert from Judaism....I hate to imagine what they would think if they read some of these threads. Not that I believe in the h0Ɩ0cαųst or love the ADL (I actually don't have an opinion on that either way), nor do I mind people expressing "unpopular opinions"; I just find the level of anger and hatred rather disturbing, as well as the accusation of "heresy" when someone disagrees with someone else's opinion.

That said, there seems to be a lot of good stuff here. Talk to y'all later....

 :cheers:



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Post by: LordPhan on April 24, 2012, 10:19:23 AM
Welcome to the forums.
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Post by: Deo Vindice on May 04, 2012, 05:23:50 PM
Quote from: brainglitch
Hi everyone,

I've been looking at this forum for a few days....thought that maybe I could contribute my two cents worth every now and then.

Just as an intro.....used to be Novus Ordo, then Indult, and have now attended SSPX almost exclusively  for about six years. I am in my early 20's and am attending a large state university in the Midwest for an electrical engineering degree. I am a graduate of the SSPX' s college in St. Marys Kansas.

Just wondering....what's with all of the Jєω hatred here? I have a close relative, traditional Catholic, who is a convert from Judaism....I hate to imagine what they would think if they read some of these threads. Not that I believe in the h0Ɩ0cαųst or love the ADL (I actually don't have an opinion on that either way), nor do I mind people expressing "unpopular opinions"; I just find the level of anger and hatred rather disturbing, as well as the accusation of "heresy" when someone disagrees with someone else's opinion.

That said, there seems to be a lot of good stuff here. Talk to y'all later....

 :cheers:

I apologize for sounding gruff, but your comment about "Jєω hatred" sounds like a conditioned response that I have observed over the years from people who, like many of us, including myself,  find discussion about the Jєωs a very uncomfortable subject.  Again, by conditioning.  I can tell you that no rational person would invite the (conditioned) forceful and immediate recriminations that come from those who have been lied to from every quarter and every venue about the historical relationship - if you can call it a relationship - between the Jєωs - whoever they are - and Christianity,i.e. Holy Mother the church.  Because, God knows, a person sure doesn't want to be an "anit-semite". Once a person puts on their big boy pants and starts going off of the approved reading list and looking at some very unpleasant things called FACTS, then it becomes rather disturbing, to say the least, to see how Christianity and western civilization have been and continue to be attacked, despised, and debased by a system of thought that is based upon racial and religious supremacism and a very, very disordered thought process. I wish I could go back to the day when I ate every steaming bowl of b.s. about  Jєωιѕн victimization, how our faith came from the Jєωs (like that Christ hating blatantly contradictory term "ʝʊdɛօ Christian"), etc.   But I can't.  And that doesn't make me hateful.  It does however, make me vigilant.  Nothing has changed since Holy Thursday night.  For example, and  more recently, if you start doing honest research you will probably conclude that these are the same people that did Russia and are doing us and everyone else.  Just keep peeling the layers back. I saw on the internet recently a statement by a person that said, "the tombstone of Christianity and western civilization will read "I was not an αnтι-ѕємιтє."   Keep up the good work.  You are obviously intelligent and disciplined.

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Post by: Clare2012 on May 12, 2012, 03:37:36 PM
Hello everyone, I'm Clare...I'm based in the UK and I'm creating my own Catholic Music blog - collating the best Catholic music videos, mp3's and interviews with artists for people's enjoyment...I look forward to reading more here...(and hopefully receiving some of your music recommendations!)
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Post by: eddiearent on May 12, 2012, 10:31:00 PM
Hi all. Long time lurker, first time poster (well, posted some already). I've been attending the TLM since 2005 and it's good to be on these forums.
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Post by: catherineofsiena on May 21, 2012, 04:38:18 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm new here.  Been lurking off and on but the past couple of weeks of news have me upset and seeking some Catholic solidarity.  I recognize a few names from other forums.

Hope it isn't too rough around here  :fryingpan:
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on May 22, 2012, 10:33:33 AM
Welcome, catherineofsiena! Good to have you.

God Bless.
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Post by: catherineofsiena on May 23, 2012, 05:13:20 PM
Thanks for the welcome SS!
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Post by: Marcelino on May 27, 2012, 09:04:03 PM
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I do know an Andrew that I gathered was a former seminarian. We were at a nice dinner party and Father Webber was there too. I have also talked to him a few times after mass aswell. The other two I may know but I'm not sure.

I have been attending Mass there for a few months. The District Superior of Canada Father Jurgen Wegner is based out of there. Our Priest for the chapel is Father Webber and also Father Mery.

I have made many friends so far and I look forward to Sunday Mass every weekend. We have a great bookstore at the chapel and I have been buying up a little library of them so far. I recently got a copy of the Catechism of Trent and the Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent translated into English. These are very good. I found a copy of the Haydock commentary online but I am going to save up some money and buy myself the gigantic hardcopy they have at the chapel I think.  

Hoping to make many more friends here.


Don't hold your breath!   :jester:
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Post by: SaintTherese on May 28, 2012, 05:52:15 AM
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We would more than appreciate any support and prayers you can throw our way! You can also help us win the trip by voting for our entry "Lolla at Lincoln!" Voting is allowed once per day until June 2nd! Through the power of prayer we have faith!

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Thank you!!!  :)
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Post by: Tomas de Torquemada on May 30, 2012, 01:45:18 PM
Hello, folks!  
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Post by: Thorn on May 31, 2012, 12:21:48 PM
Greetings, Tomas!!
Could you tell us something about yourself?
Hope you have a good time here.
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 06, 2012, 10:36:35 PM
Welcome to the forum, By their Fruits.

Quote
Looking back I believe St Pius V Church did the correct thing by not following the Archbishop to renegotiate


This is not accurate. Archbishop LeFebvre did not renegotiate with Rome. The SSPV broke away because they refused to recognize JPII as Pope, and I believe they also were upset that ABL used a 1962 Missal.
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Post by: Kazimierz on June 07, 2012, 11:17:42 AM
Salvete omnes in pace et gratia DNIC

As means of an introduction, we be a Traditional Catholic, formally educated with several degrees covering the disciplines of English, History, Philosophy and Theology.
Affiliated with the SSPX. Previously taught in Society schools.

Also pro-Southern and Confederate. :-) (Hurray for Davis and Lee, Stonewall Jackson's Way)

A cigar afficianado  :smoke-pot:

Here to observe, learn, act charitably, and pray like there is no tomorrow, as we fight against those who seek accommodation with modernist conciliar Rome.

Vivo Christo Rey!
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Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on June 11, 2012, 02:18:20 PM
Hi, everyone.  We are Catholic farmers from New Jersey.  I am happily married to my husband. I grew up in the Novus Ordo and now attend a independent chapel. (not SSPX).  I get Bishop Williamson's newsletters and I am very much concerned with the SSPX  and Rome negotiations.  

It is stated that Bishop Williamson is in early retirement...  this what the novus ordo usually does to its own priests when they don't go along with liberal ways.  


What can we do to "Restore All things in Christ"?    
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 11, 2012, 02:30:14 PM
Welcome to CathInfo, Viva Christo Rey! I like your screen-name.

God Bless.
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Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on June 11, 2012, 04:36:56 PM
Thank you SpiritusSanctus.  Yours is good too.    I learned about the Cristeros long before the movie. I was looking  up ant-Catholicism in northamerica because I was trying to learn more about my own family's persecution.  
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Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on June 12, 2012, 10:25:29 PM
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"To live with the Saints in Heaven is all bliss and glory
To live with the "saints" on earth just another story"

I thought I would share that with you guys...
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Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on June 19, 2012, 04:40:51 PM
I wanted to say that my profile picture is of St. John Neumann, Bishop of Philadelphia.
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Post by: AlligatorDicax on June 24, 2012, 02:01:17 PM
I'm a native and long-time resident of Florida (U.S.A.), who was born long enough before the New Ordinal of 1969 to be able to remember what Catholic Masses and sacraments were like before Vatican II.  Alas, I was then still too youthful to realize the significance--never mind the consequences--of the changes.

After all, "Good Pope John" had told an interviewer that "Catholicism stood in need of reform".  Hey, "reform" is always good, isn't it?  And what better time than the "Sixties"?

I understand that I'm extremely fortunate to have access to an independent traditional Catholic church, with an extensive schedule of traditional Latin Masses and devotions, within a very short commuting distance for me, and easily drivable distance for the family members who've retained the Faith they were baptised into.

(Note to CathInfo Webmasters: If your user-registration software is designed to squeeze underscores ("_") out of the user-names people that submit when registering for this site, one of your confirmation messages really needs to inform the new user that that has been done, if for no other resaon than to avoid unnecessary damage to personal computer equipment caused by repeated new-user frustration with failed log-in attempts that relied on a new user-name & password that was very meticulously docuмented just a few minutes earlier.)
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Post by: guitarplucker on July 11, 2012, 03:28:42 PM
By the way I'm Busillis. My email account was lost and password, so I signed up for a new account.
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Post by: Orla Walsh on July 23, 2012, 05:54:39 PM
Thank you for your welcome.  I suppose a little about myself.

I'm Irish, married 12 years sadly no children but a wonderful husband.  I work as I can look after our house and we have no children to look after.

I have been a trad catholic since 1986 (I'm nearly 39 years old) and have been there through the ordinations of 1988 and all that has happened since.

I attend Corpus Christi Church in Athlone (central Ireland) and we have a growing congregation there as we have a good few big families, I think there are more children than adults.

My name is Orla Walsh so what you see is what you get.

God bless,
Mrs Orla Walsh
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Post by: tradite on July 26, 2012, 08:17:09 PM
My name is John. I have went by the name of TRADITE since 95. I have fought against the new regime of novelty and heresy in Rome since the 70's. I wanted to attend the SSPX but found the organization had changed and become soft under Fellay. There had really become no difference between the SSPX and the FSSP or ICKSP. I received venomous hatred from SSPXers and was deleted many times from their boards and such. I now suggest after the latest debacle of Rome and Fellay discussions that I was correct. The SSPX must immediately depose of Fellay and appoint another senior Bishop who should then ordain four more bishops and send a clear message to all the faithful including RATzinger that we will not be absorbed into the new order regime and emasculated in our stand for the truth. If this is too harsh then I expect as usual to be deleted.
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on July 27, 2012, 12:23:15 AM
Welcome, tradite!

God Bless.
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Post by: donkath on July 27, 2012, 02:57:34 AM
Recently joined.  I am a Widow.   Raised seven sons after the death of my husband when expecting No. 7 at 2 months.  They are all middle aged now...the eldest would be 58 yrs. of age.   I recently turned 80.   My children were the first victims of Vat.II...none now practice the faith, except the youngest who converted about 10 years ago....he is now 47.  I am a member of the SSPX after a long time in the wilderness.  I love to read, paint and think.  It is so good to meet you all and appreciate deeply the intelligent discussions that take place here. I have read all of Archbishop LeFebvre's works/books which speak of nothing but how to keep our wonderful Catholic faith, as also it clarifies so many otherwise complicated writings of pre-vatican Popes.  Somewhere along the line I have become his disciple.
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on July 27, 2012, 03:14:35 PM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, donkath!

God Bless.
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Post by: VadeRetroZatana on August 03, 2012, 06:44:59 AM
Hello I'm new around. I love reading Saints mystics books and scripts hope I will find more research here and materials to learn.


God Bless.  :incense:
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Post by: Loriann on August 03, 2012, 10:04:25 PM
I am Lori and I am Catholic and attend mass and eucharistic adoration weeky. I teach catechism and prepare special education students for the sacraments.  I am married 30 years and have a daughter who attends Catholic High School.
I live in Chicago, and joke that the last 5 years I have lost every vote I have cast.
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on August 04, 2012, 04:36:28 PM
Welcome to both of you!  :cheers:

God Bless.
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Post by: John Grace on August 04, 2012, 04:38:49 PM
Greetings to all the new people who joined the forum recently.
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Post by: convertigo on August 04, 2012, 08:43:54 PM
Greetings CathInfo-tees all.  I am a family man, husband and father of four.  Not husband of four, I mean that my bride and I have had our marriage of 15 years blessed by God 4 times (so far).  If there is a formalised method of evangelisation where-by devout Catholic ladies attract way-faring men, it has worked at least once!  I then survived an RCIA attempt by Beelzebub, Inc. to thwart what the Holy Ghost had imprinted upon my tattered soul, and have been pursuing the true and singular path to salvation ever since.  Having been an avid reader of this forum for the past several months, I thought it might be time to enter the fray, albeit marginally, since I travel a bit wih my work and devote my home time to my wife and family.  Matthew, I have been wondering if linking  my Amazon sessions from here benefitted you prior to my registration; that point now moot.  I am looking forward to many years of deepening my faith and understanding; Our Lady grant that this forum continue to be effective on both!
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Post by: Dellery on August 04, 2012, 08:49:11 PM
Hello everybody, I go by Dellery, and am seeking a new home as I foresee getting banned from FE shortly. I look forward to good discussions with those of like minds, thanks for letting me be part of this forum.
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on August 04, 2012, 08:59:20 PM
Welcome, convertigo and Dellery!

God Bless.
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Post by: Belloc on August 07, 2012, 02:49:21 PM
Hey, Belloc here....
before last Friday, had not posted here since I think it was 1/2011.

happy to be back, a lo of new people since my last tango here.....a lot have left, apparently.

Just real quick, not much to say:
-aged 41, prior work as a PI, cop, CSI,etc. Now in a to-be-unnamed govt paper pushing job
-Catholic that goes to a diocesan parish where we have a Sunday TLM and TLM during the week, feast days,etc.Priest would love it if he could do only that.
-not a SV, though have been tempted toward this view many times. No heartburn toward SV, unless they are obsessive about it or wish to excommunicate all non-SV or even ,non-couch sittters.
-not a Dem nor a Repub, usually vote 3rd party, for myself or not even bother.


the rest of me, well, I have now over 6000 posts and many threads.....
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on August 07, 2012, 03:19:51 PM
Welcome back Belloc. :)

God Bless.
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Post by: Neil Obstat on August 07, 2012, 07:23:38 PM
Quote from: Dellery
Hello everybody, I go by Dellery, and am seeking a new home as I foresee getting banned from FE shortly. I look forward to good discussions with those of like minds, thanks for letting me be part of this forum.


Welcome, Dellery!

You might enjoy reading this thread:

Just-Left-FishEaters (http://www.cathinfo.com/catholic.php/Just-Left-FishEaters)
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Post by: linz8422 on August 08, 2012, 02:02:35 PM
Hi my name is Lindsey, I would say that I really stared to realize something was seriously wrong with the Church once I watched a docuмentary on 9/11 being and inside job. After that, the rabbit hole just went deeper and deeper. Now, I'm awake, but wonder if life inside the matrix was easier? Either way I am unsure if I should become a sedavacantist? I'm very confused...I have no way to get to a latin mass where I live, is it a sin not to go to Mass if it's a new mass. I really can't stand going to these new masses anymore, it's like having teeth pulled.
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Post by: Telesphorus on August 08, 2012, 02:09:37 PM
Quote from: linz8422
Hi my name is Lindsey, I would say that I really stared to realize something was seriously wrong with the Church once I watched a docuмentary on 9/11 being and inside job. After that, the rabbit hole just went deeper and deeper. Now, I'm awake, but wonder if life inside the matrix was easier? Either way I am unsure if I should become a sedavacantist? I'm very confused...I have no way to get to a latin mass where I live, is it a sin not to go to Mass if it's a new mass. I really can't stand going to these new masses anymore, it's like having teeth pulled.


Dear Lindsey, recognizing that the typical accounts of past events "don't add up" is important and helps one to discern the true gravity of what has been happening to Catholicism.

That being said, it's important not to put too much emphasis on developing a theory about any one event, like 9/11 (or among those in our parents generation, about the Kennedy assassination).  More important is to understand who the political actors have been, and what their values are.  

It's the City of Man against the City of God.  The Prince of this World against Christ's Church.

Keep that in mind, read the old encyclicals of about Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ, and I recommend also the works of Leon de Poncins, Monsignor George F. Dillon, Msgr. Cahill's Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ and the Anti-Christian Movement, and it you might also benefit from a book that I warn you is not from a Catholic perspective, but very illuminating, The Jєω, the Gypsie, and El Islam, by Richard F. Burton.
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Post by: Belloc on August 08, 2012, 02:16:58 PM
Quote from: Neil Obstat
Quote from: Dellery
Hello everybody, I go by Dellery, and am seeking a new home as I foresee getting banned from FE shortly. I look forward to good discussions with those of like minds, thanks for letting me be part of this forum.


Welcome, Dellery!

You might enjoy reading this thread:

Just-Left-FishEaters (http://www.cathinfo.com/catholic.php/Just-Left-FishEaters)


I was an old FE psoter, was banned for taking umbridge with the flippant nature there and for my anti-GOp and Pro-Distributist views....
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on August 08, 2012, 07:41:41 PM
Welcome Lindsey. No, it's not a sin to avoid attending the Novus Ordo. If you cannot attend a TLM, you are better off staying home on Sunday and making a Spiritual Communion.

God Bless.
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Post by: suger on August 17, 2012, 05:40:37 AM
Hello,

I just registered. I live in continental Europe. I prefer not to disclose any further personal information, because the huge eye of Menzingen, stationed high in the Swiss Alps, sees too much here (not to speak of the numerous informators Menzingen can rely own), and if you live in any country not to far from Menzingen (Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc., which Menzingen's high stationed-eye can scan and scrutinize), you feel you must be prudent about disclosing your thoughts (if you don't trust +Fellay and his close business partner Krah), the more on the internet, you really want to remain anonymous and make sure you don't leave any indicia.

Congratulations for your forum! Should British or American English (spelling, etc.) be preferably used?
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Post by: Belloc on August 17, 2012, 08:30:15 AM
welcome!!
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on August 17, 2012, 08:18:15 PM
Welcome suger!

God Bless.
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Post by: Stefan on August 22, 2012, 10:42:51 AM
Hello everybody,

my name is Stefan and I was banned at "kreuzgang.org" because I defended Bishop Williamson there. So I decided to sign up here.

God bless you all.
Stefan
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on August 22, 2012, 10:44:33 AM
Welcome Stefan. Good to have a Bishop Williamson supporter like you here instead!

God Bless.
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Post by: Belloc on August 22, 2012, 10:50:22 AM
Quote from: Stefan
Hello everybody,

my name is Stefan and I was banned at "kreuzgang.org" because I defended Bishop Williamson there. So I decided to sign up here.

God bless you all.
Stefan


welcome, you from Germany? live there??

I ask as I am a part-Prussian,a  part-Bavarian.....
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Post by: Ethelred on August 22, 2012, 10:51:46 AM
Quote from: Stefan
my name is Stefan and I was banned at "kreuzgang.org" because I defended Bishop Williamson there. So I decided to sign up here.

Welcome -- Grüß Gott Stefan!

Cathinfo is one of the best places for supporters of Bishop Williamson.
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Post by: Stefan on August 23, 2012, 07:03:15 AM
@Ethelred:
@Belloc:
Thank you for saying "welcome" to me.

My ancestors are from the southern part of Germany and Austria.
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Post by: Sue Des Nimes on August 29, 2012, 02:49:33 AM
Hello -

I am a UK based Catholic who spent a long time in Ireland during my childhood and early adolescence.

During those years I would describe myself as having been an "Evangelical Atheist from the Church of Dawkins". The corruption of the liturgy in Ireland and the "Spirit of Vatican II" mindset did a lot to push me away from the Church. If the Priests celebrating Mass didn't seem to really believe in anything then I didn't see why I should.

It was an Orthodox priest in England who was instrumental in restoring my Faith. I attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form every Sunday at which I am the sole server. My wife and I were married in the EF.

I am a strong supporter of the SSPX who has prayed for their reconciliation with Rome. However above that I am loyal to the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church. I have attended SSPX Mass but not received Holy Communion in accordance with the guidelines from Ecclesia Dei.

I actually have very little issue with Vatican II although I believe that there is a huge problem in the Church caused by the "Spirit of Vatican II". The liturgical abuses I see so often while justified as being in accordance with Vatican II are actually CONTRARY to it.

Our Parish celebrates Mass in the EF as well as the Novus Ordo. At the NO the Mass is celebrated Ad Orientem and the text of the Mass is sung (normally in Latin). The ordinary of the Mass is sung in Latin in accordance with the liturgical calendar. It is very similar to how Mass is celebrated at the London Oratory. (i.e. in accordance with the actual rubrics and the General Instruction of the Roman Missal)

I am not sure if I am in the right place but I approach things with charity.
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Post by: Belloc on August 29, 2012, 07:58:46 AM
Quote from: Sue Des Nimes
Hello -

I am a UK based Catholic who spent a long time in Ireland during my childhood and early adolescence.

During those years I would describe myself as having been an "Evangelical Atheist from the Church of Dawkins". The corruption of the liturgy in Ireland and the "Spirit of Vatican II" mindset did a lot to push me away from the Church. If the Priests celebrating Mass didn't seem to really believe in anything then I didn't see why I should.

It was an Orthodox priest in England who was instrumental in restoring my Faith. I attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form every Sunday at which I am the sole server. My wife and I were married in the EF.

I am a strong supporter of the SSPX who has prayed for their reconciliation with Rome. However above that I am loyal to the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church. I have attended SSPX Mass but not received Holy Communion in accordance with the guidelines from Ecclesia Dei.

I actually have very little issue with Vatican II although I believe that there is a huge problem in the Church caused by the "Spirit of Vatican II". The liturgical abuses I see so often while justified as being in accordance with Vatican II are actually CONTRARY to it.

Our Parish celebrates Mass in the EF as well as the Novus Ordo. At the NO the Mass is celebrated Ad Orientem and the text of the Mass is sung (normally in Latin). The ordinary of the Mass is sung in Latin in accordance with the liturgical calendar. It is very similar to how Mass is celebrated at the London Oratory. (i.e. in accordance with the actual rubrics and the General Instruction of the Roman Missal)

I am not sure if I am in the right place but I approach things with charity.


Welcome........not sure about the communion/ED thing......since attending a SSPX Mass validly fufills your Sunday obligation, not sure why communion would be excluded......but, a topic for another thread, not the Intro one....
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Post by: Sue Des Nimes on August 29, 2012, 10:56:41 AM
Well, ED have adjudged the SSPX masses as being valid but illicit. They do satisfy the Sunday obligation but there isn't clarity as to whether a Catholic in good standing can receive. Really a case of me playing things safely.



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Post by: Belloc on August 29, 2012, 11:01:25 AM
from way I heard it explained, can go to SSPX Mass, receive Eucharist, but there is a restriciton on confession, not sure the details, but that said, if in state of sin and need to confess, SSPX priest only option, would not think twice about going to him....did this about 3 yrsa go when  travelling and did not want to leave the Chapel and get on a plane and take that risk....any-hew, welcome to the forum, perhap further dicuss on this can go in another thread...
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Post by: suger on August 29, 2012, 04:25:42 PM
Quote from: Stefan
@Ethelred:
@Belloc:
Thank you for saying "welcome" to me.

My ancestors are from the southern part of Germany and Austria.


Des isch schee!! I heiss Suger ond wunsch di alles guad.
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Post by: Rachel W on August 31, 2012, 02:23:11 PM
I am not here to engage anyone here in arguments because I know that this forum is not for the open-minded. Trying to help a blind person see is a futile exercise, and I am quite opposed to beating my head against a brick wall.  

For the sake of others who stumble across this forum, though, I plan to point out that double standards and ridiculousness are the modi operandi of this place.  
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Post by: Belloc on August 31, 2012, 02:38:22 PM
Quote from: Rachel W
I am not here to engage anyone here in arguments because I know that this forum is not for the open-minded. Trying to help a blind person see is a futile exercise, and I am quite opposed to beating my head against a brick wall.  

For the sake of others who stumble across this forum, though, I plan to point out that double standards and ridiculousness are the modi operandi of this place.  


rather broad-stroking us and being rather closed minded to what we say.......you dont discuss, nor refute/defend and then attack....perhaps, enxt forum you look into, might want to read the posts awhile and get the feel for the forum first........this would be helpful for you and save some time.....

Again, double standards? this was discussed, with you refusing to really provide answers, in the SSPX threads.......your response bascially was "Fellay seems rather nice and friendly" which tells us nothing about how he is acting, what he says and what he does......a lot of people are friendly and all, so????

I think we, really ,can possibly at least, conclude that you came here to support the Fellay faction and/or Fellay.......fine, but you refused to really hit on anything substantial and now, you are rather defeated and angry and wish to act superior and closed minded yourself, lumping us all here at CI into one baskets...

BTW-this is NOT the thread for this, this is for you and newbies to tell us about yourselves and maybe, some quid pro quo.....I find that that might clarify and clear up any later issues, up front......
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Post by: gillandro on September 01, 2012, 01:40:18 PM
Hi all.  I am a first time poster to this site and I am just trying to find out more about faith.  I am sort of trying out different religious beliefs and I desire to figure out how I figure in the cosmic scheme of things.  I believe in just about any religious doctrine for now but have trouble believing in some of the others but I would love to get new points of view on old ideas.  I love a good debate and always willing to listen to other ideas as long as the people presenting them are willing to at least listen to contrary ideas if not agree with them as well.
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Post by: Thorn on September 01, 2012, 08:08:51 PM
Welcome, gillandro!  Well, there's hundreds & hundreds of threads here on any subject you can think of that should keep you very busy for awhile, so just dig in & read away to your heart's content.  You'll learn a lot.
 Sorry, but I'm not particularly interested in debating.
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Post by: JMacQ on September 07, 2012, 09:46:29 AM
Hello everyone. Praised be Jesus and Mary!
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Post by: Belloc on September 07, 2012, 09:50:41 AM
Quote from: gillandro
Hi all.  I am a first time poster to this site and I am just trying to find out more about faith.  I am sort of trying out different religious beliefs and I desire to figure out how I figure in the cosmic scheme of things.  I believe in just about any religious doctrine for now but have trouble believing in some of the others but I would love to get new points of view on old ideas.  I love a good debate and always willing to listen to other ideas as long as the people presenting them are willing to at least listen to contrary ideas if not agree with them as well.


Welcome :cheers:
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Post by: Belloc on September 07, 2012, 09:51:37 AM
Quote from: JMacQ
Hello everyone. Praised be Jesus and Mary!


If you like, tell us about yourself....
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Post by: JMacQ on September 07, 2012, 10:00:15 AM
Want to learn more about my Holy Catholic Faith and support His Grace Bishop Richard Williamson here.
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on September 07, 2012, 02:43:27 PM
Ah, another Bishop Williamson supporter!  :cheers:

Welcome, JMacQ!

God Bless.
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Post by: Apollonia on September 07, 2012, 08:02:49 PM
It is a pleasure to have found this website. I am a 50+ female raised in the Catholic Tradition until Vatican2 after which I drifted away. Now I am returned forever to the True Traditional Catholic Church. I attend a small Sspx chapel, and have experienced my first Ignatian retreat in California!

I am grateful to those who maintain this site for us!
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Post by: Apollonia on September 07, 2012, 08:25:27 PM
   Next year I hope to go on my first pilgrimage!
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on September 07, 2012, 09:43:31 PM
Welcome, Apollonia!

God Bless.
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Post by: vinceaglieri on September 17, 2012, 05:22:31 PM
Hello everyone,

I'm 18 years old and i'm new to Catholic Tradition. I've led a pretty sinfull life in the past, particularly the past 4 years, even though at the same time, I really started to come to realize the Truth of God and His True Church. I feel that in my heart I have a burning desire to devote my life to Jesus Christ, but I feel held back by my family and the world around me. I'm a pretty nervous guy, especially around people, and I would say I have pretty low self-esteem. Its like I am an in-the-closet believer. I have 10 highschool credits to finish and I am contemplating whether to go back to the "Catholic" or public highschool in my area, or to do my credits from home. At the moment I'm registered with a homeschooling service but I haven't done much work this past year. Anyways, nice to see a Traditional Catholic Network. :)
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on September 17, 2012, 05:27:36 PM
Welcome, vince. Glad to see you found Traditional Catholicism.  

God Bless.
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Post by: Sede Catholic on September 17, 2012, 05:33:27 PM
Dear Spiritus,

It is really good that you make the effort to welcome people to CathInfo.

Well done.

God Bless you, Spiritus.

Yours, Sede Catholic.
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Post by: Conspiracy_Factist on September 18, 2012, 11:13:08 PM
Hi, I'm the  gooch, live in Monteal Canada, father of 3 kids, it's been almost a year since I left the nuovus order. i attend the sspx church in my city althogh I don't believe totally in the SSPX but since it's the only place with the traditional mass I go. I would like to discuss with other catholics the differences I have with the SSPX which are , No slavation outside the Church....a heretic can not be a pope..these are the 2 biggest issues I see whereby my priest doesn't agree with me.
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Post by: MaterDominici on September 18, 2012, 11:39:08 PM
Welcome, gooch!

Feel free to start a thread (or two) to discuss these topics and I'm sure you'll be flooded with all sorts of opinions in no time!  :wink:
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Post by: Traditionalmom on September 26, 2012, 07:39:15 PM
Hello my name is Traditionalmom. I've been a frequent user of CAF and Fisheaters and I'm here to talk with more folks about Traditional Catholicism. I've been married 9 years and have 4 children. My husband is Cont. Anglican (high church conservative) and extremely anti-Catholic. I would like to convert to the Catholic Church and I will hopefully sooner than later.
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on September 26, 2012, 07:42:48 PM
Welcome, Traditionalmom. I shall pray for your husband's conversion.

God Bless.
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Post by: Virgil the Roman on September 30, 2012, 09:03:45 PM
Welcome Traditionalmom!  :detective:
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Post by: Walty on October 04, 2012, 04:04:52 AM
Probably already replied to this several years ago, but what the heck.

I'm Walty.  I've posted on FE for years.  I've lurked a time or two on CI, but will probably be posting a bit more here.

We'll see how it goes.
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Post by: Belloc on October 04, 2012, 11:53:39 AM
Quote from: Walty
Probably already replied to this several years ago, but what the heck.

I'm Walty.  I've posted on FE for years.  I've lurked a time or two on CI, but will probably be posting a bit more here.

We'll see how it goes.


welcome!
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on October 04, 2012, 11:54:36 AM
Hey Walty. welcome.  :cheers:

God Bless.
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Post by: GemmaGal on October 08, 2012, 02:24:30 PM
Hi everyone,

I have some time on my hands lately and I would rather read and write on forums like this rather than so many others that I have a tendency to frequent.

My mass history is that after my conversion I was fortunate, gratia Dio, to be in a parish where the priest and a dedicated group of parishioners started the TLM. So for years and years we had that beautiful blessing.

I relocated to a parish in the U.S. for a time and the N.O. became so difficult to bear, and there were no other masses nearby, that I grieved what was happening to the church and stayed away from the N.O. altogether.

Since moving to Italy, where there are less actual violent abuses of the mass I again began daily mass for a few years, but having relocated two more times, I am now considering moving to either Fontgombault, Flavigny sur Orzerain, Norcia, or somewhere in Ireland where there may be a proper mass because I feel my faith weakening.

I certainly can appreciate the Sedavacantist point of view, and understand fairly well the SSPX position, as I have been to SSPX masses myself, although I need to catch up, on SSPX, I've only read a little about them in the last few years.

I don't feel burdened to understand everything that is happening in the world vis a vis the faith, the fall out from Vat2 etc. But its a sorely troubled world with no strong church to guide us at present so its something good finding others interested in coming to grips with the current situation and I am interested in finding out how others are coping.

May God Bless you all in whatever you are doing.
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Post by: Belloc on October 08, 2012, 02:31:13 PM
Welcome, where are you living now? send me a PM if you have any tips for working overseas!


FontgombaulT-my priest went there at least 2x for retreat and has been to Clear Creek as well, his pics and the liek were great. He did not, once there, want to return! Wearing my St/  Benedicts medal actually, he got for me there....
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Post by: Sans Peur on October 08, 2012, 11:28:57 PM

Hi all, my name is Nick, i am 23 years old and am born and raised Australian. I was raised Catholic (NO), left the Church in my teens and became atheist or at least unconcerned with religion.

However i have always been politically aware, i suppose you could say i am somewhat of a Nationalist, though these days my concerns are less racial or political as much as they are theologically. It was my love of Europe, Europeans and European-Western culture (in opposition to the growing Islamic influence in Western nations) that led me to research the origins of the "Modern world" and to answer questions like "why does the 'progressive left' hate religion so much, and why do they hate Western Civilization?"

Australia's current Prime Minister is a first in a lot of ways. The first female Prime Minister. The first openly Atheist Prime Minister who refused to swear on the Bible at her swearing in ceremony. The first unmarried Prime Minister, whose "defacto" partner is a effeminate Hair Dresser. She is also the head of the Australian Fabian Society.

It was this interest in politics, this instinctive love of the West, this love of Europeans and traditional Europe which led me to the deeper questions of religion, of God, and to ask why this war on Western Civilization is so intense. I now understand the war on Western Civilization is part of a broader war on God.

However, i haven't finished my journey just yet. Upon my growing interest in religion (which is now bordering on obsession) i still have many unanswered questions which is part of the reason i have joined this board. There is much i dont like in Roman Catholicism, obviously all the modernist stuff we see today but even in the Church of hundreds of years ago i see a worldliness i dont like, which is why for the past few years i have attended Orthodox Churches on off, primarily Russian Orthodox Old Calendar Churches.Their liturgies are amazing and their devotion is humbling to witness. However i dont like the idea of having to become Russian or Greek in order to worship fully in their Churches. I love the West. I want to study Latin at University. I want to help revive Latin as the universal language of the West. I love lots of Roman Catholicism, and id love to return home to the Church of my family, but i have lots of misgivings. Orthodoxy in my opinion in many respects is much stronger and much more in keeping with the traditions of the Ancient Church than in the West.

Anywho, i have lots of questions that i hope the members of this board can help answer for me or at least point me in the direction of sources that will help me.

Cheers!
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on October 08, 2012, 11:44:13 PM
Welcome, Sans Peur!

Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. To address what you wrote about "worldliness" in the Church hundreds of years ago, I'm not sure what kind of "worldliness" you are refering to, but I think it's important for the sake of your soul that you begin attending a Traditional Latin Mass (if you have one near you), and put your own personal qualms with Catholicism aside, for the devil will you that against you.

God Bless.
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Post by: Nadir on October 08, 2012, 11:45:09 PM
Welcome, Nick Without Fear, from a fellow Aussie,

That was a great intro. Not that I agree with you in everything you said. It's where you are at, and that's where you start. No doubt you have a lot to learn (don't we all?) and you will learn a lot here.

The Orthodox Churches, while keeping many of their traditions, are heretical. You will learn more about that as you go along. Maybe you could post a question about that. There are many good hearts and good heads around here.

God bless you!
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Post by: Sans Peur on October 09, 2012, 12:12:01 AM
Quote from: Nadir
Welcome, Nick Without Fear, from a fellow Aussie,

That was a great intro. Not that I agree with you in everything you said. It's where you are at, and that's where you start. No doubt you have a lot to learn (don't we all?) and you will learn a lot here.

The Orthodox Churches, while keeping many of their traditions, are heretical. You will learn more about that as you go along. Maybe you could post a question about that. There are many good hearts and good heads around here.

God bless you!


Haha i thought it wouldn't be too long before someone commented on the Latin name, this is a Traditional Catholic group after all.

I wouldn't expect you to agree with everything i say, but i am here to learn and i am not dogmatic, in only my few years on this path i have learnt lot's but have also unlearned more. As i said politics is for me taking a back seat ride, as politics is only an outward manifestation of theological issues.

I will post questions, but today i have just flown in from work and am absolutely shattered, i have been up 24 hours so far and its only 1pm, so probably not the best time for me to posting all this. But, 2 weeks away in the desert and i cannot wait to get home to spend a whole week immersed in my studies.

I intend to browse the forum a fair bit, to see if my questions have already been answered elsewhere, before i repeat things that may have already been covered.

Great to see there are fellow Australians on here!

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Post by: Jaynek on October 09, 2012, 06:13:52 AM
Quote from: Sans Peur

Haha i thought it wouldn't be too long before someone commented on the Latin name, this is a Traditional Catholic group after all.


I'm interested in Latin too.  I think the Latin phrase would be "Sine Metu" and "Sans Peur" is actually French, a closely related language.

Anyhow, welcome, Nick.
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Post by: Belloc on October 09, 2012, 07:24:44 AM
Quote from: Sans Peur

Hi all, my name is Nick, i am 23 years old and am born and raised Australian. I was raised Catholic (NO), left the Church in my teens and became atheist or at least unconcerned with religion.

However i have always been politically aware, i suppose you could say i am somewhat of a Nationalist, though these days my concerns are less racial or political as much as they are theologically. It was my love of Europe, Europeans and European-Western culture (in opposition to the growing Islamic influence in Western nations) that led me to research the origins of the "Modern world" and to answer questions like "why does the 'progressive left' hate religion so much, and why do they hate Western Civilization?"

Australia's current Prime Minister is a first in a lot of ways. The first female Prime Minister. The first openly Atheist Prime Minister who refused to swear on the Bible at her swearing in ceremony. The first unmarried Prime Minister, whose "defacto" partner is a effeminate Hair Dresser. She is also the head of the Australian Fabian Society.

It was this interest in politics, this instinctive love of the West, this love of Europeans and traditional Europe which led me to the deeper questions of religion, of God, and to ask why this war on Western Civilization is so intense. I now understand the war on Western Civilization is part of a broader war on God.

However, i haven't finished my journey just yet. Upon my growing interest in religion (which is now bordering on obsession) i still have many unanswered questions which is part of the reason i have joined this board. There is much i dont like in Roman Catholicism, obviously all the modernist stuff we see today but even in the Church of hundreds of years ago i see a worldliness i dont like, which is why for the past few years i have attended Orthodox Churches on off, primarily Russian Orthodox Old Calendar Churches.Their liturgies are amazing and their devotion is humbling to witness. However i dont like the idea of having to become Russian or Greek in order to worship fully in their Churches. I love the West. I want to study Latin at University. I want to help revive Latin as the universal language of the West. I love lots of Roman Catholicism, and id love to return home to the Church of my family, but i have lots of misgivings. Orthodoxy in my opinion in many respects is much stronger and much more in keeping with the traditions of the Ancient Church than in the West.

Anywho, i have lots of questions that i hope the members of this board can help answer for me or at least point me in the direction of sources that will help me.

Cheers!


I attended for years a Easter Rite Catholic Church, ruthenian......same liturgy, by and large, but in union with the Church.....
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Post by: 1st Mansion Tenant on October 10, 2012, 01:00:48 AM
Hi everyone. I finally joined a little while back, I have been reading the posts for quite a while. I attend an SSPX chapel in CA. Hope to learn a few things here. There has been so much weirdness in the past few months that I am really confused about a lot of things. This seemed like the place to be. Please be patient while I learn how to use the forum better. Thanks.
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on October 10, 2012, 11:06:39 AM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, 1st Mansion Tenant!

God Bless.
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Post by: Devonshire on October 15, 2012, 01:51:38 PM
Hello everyone. My name is Devin. I've been a member here for a fair bit, but was content to simply lurk around the forum and read the many interesting posts and threads. After about a year of lurking, I have fairly good idea what the forum is like and am confident enough to start posting.

I'm rather new to Catholicism (the authentic version anyway), having left the Novus Ordo a little less than two years ago. A friend at the SSPX chapel I first attended recommended this forum as a good place to learn about and discuss the Faith and related topics.

I currently attend a SSPX chapel about 70 miles away in North-Central Texas in the Fort Worth area. Sadly, I cannot regularly attend due to finances and whatnot.

I hope CathInfo will be a place I can find some measure of support from my fellow Catholics in this insane world.

God Bless,

Devin
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on October 15, 2012, 04:06:45 PM
Welcome, devonshire!

God Bless.
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Post by: Houndsditch on October 20, 2012, 10:56:22 AM
Greetings, gentles all!

I am a refugee from the sinking Ignis Ardens, and I look forward to lively conversation here, maybe without the fear of the looming scimitar that has completely spooked IA.

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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on October 20, 2012, 11:15:35 AM
Welcome, Houndsditch! Good to have you here.

God Bless.
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Post by: lauraelizabeth on November 02, 2012, 09:50:20 AM
Hello. I am a 23 year old English/Theology student at a 'catholic' school in Massachusetts. I am absolutely head over heels in love with the Church, really...and going to this school has only strengthened my faith because I'm constantly having to defend my beliefs to the plethora of liberal-anti-life-anti-family crowds. I am discerning God's Will for my life and will gladly do whatever He wishes! Whether it is cloistered contemplative life or motherhood,,it doesn't matter to me. My family does not attend a society chapel because we just do not have the means to travel so far,,however there are some more traditional masses around which we do attend.
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Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on November 02, 2012, 10:54:17 AM
Welcome, lauraelizabeth!

God Bless.
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Post by: michaela benedicta on November 11, 2012, 07:40:46 PM
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Hello everyone!
This is my first time posting by being part of any kind of forum,and after what I have been reading, I am very happy to be here at Cath Info and meeting all of you!
To start off, I am a 36 year old "girl" (yes, you read that right, I will NEVER grow up!)

  :dancing:
I am a disabled veteran and I live in St. Anthony Town, Texas. I converted 10 years ago, and I was baptized into the True Faith after searching my whole life. After taking instruction, I was Baptized and received my First Holy Communion on my birthday. :) God has been very merciful to me, for I was brought to an SSPX chapel, and never looked back. I was completely spoiled with Holy Mass every day, evening Rosary, and Benediction on Thursdays! I can never thank my best friend enough for bringing me to the Faith.. And I thank God every day from rescuing me from my worldly life, that would have for sure landed me in Hell!
(Sorry, getting back on topic!) :facepalm:
I am bedbound, and this forum has been a great blessing thus far... It is good to see other Traditional Catholics getting together to discuss pertinent issues. Sometimes you feel as if you are the only one in the whole world that knows the Truth, and lamenting the terrible state that our Church and humanity in general is in.
I like to make Rosaries in my spare time, and do artwork as well. I also like to collect beautiful images of Our Family in Heaven, and also take pictures of all of the beautiful churches I have been to. <3
That's just about it, I am not a fancy theologian, I just know that Our Jesus doesn't lie, and the gates of Hell will never prevail against Our Church. I completely love the book 'Abandonment to Divine Providence,' and try to follow God's Holy Will every day the best that I can. ( with His help, of course!)  
Always remember what St Padre Pio said.. " crosses are necklaces of the Divine Spouse, and I am jealous of them." Our Lord and Our Mommy Mary need REAL friends these days, real warriors ready to fight and give all under the banner of the Red And Blue. (Sorry, getting off soapbox now.. :soapbox:
Sorry if this was boring, like I mentioned before, this is new to me. I look forward to talking with all of you, and thank you for making me feel welcome. :pray:

In Christo Rege et Maria Regina,
Michaela Benedicta Angelina <3
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Alex117 on November 11, 2012, 08:09:29 PM
Welcome to lauraelizabeth and michaela benedicta!

Good Lord do I love being reminded that there really are true Catholic women out there. I hope you two enjoy your time here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: michaela benedicta on November 11, 2012, 09:14:36 PM
Thank you, Alex117!

I look forward to talking with you on our journey Home..to Heaven.   :incense:

Have a holy and happy day!

Love,

michaela benedicta angelina  :dancing:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on November 13, 2012, 08:07:16 PM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, michaela benedicta! Nice to have you.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Aviso on November 14, 2012, 03:36:01 AM
Hello to everybody, Aviso here from France.

I like this forum, I am a French Catholic, saved in Garabandal few years ago, I am pleased to join you, of course and has you can see, my English is not my first language, so thank you for your understanding.

God Bless, Aviso.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: lauraelizabeth on November 14, 2012, 08:27:25 AM
Welcome Aviso! I am new as well =). With God Alone we shall fear nothing!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: stgobnait on November 14, 2012, 08:38:51 AM
welcome.... from the emerald isle...:0
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on November 15, 2012, 12:17:51 PM
Welcome, Aviso!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JonahG on November 15, 2012, 01:04:11 PM
Hello!
Im Jonah and a recent convert.
Glad to be here.
3 little ones and a dear wife keep me going.
Best to all!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on November 15, 2012, 01:12:01 PM
Welcome, JonahG! Good to have you here with us.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: TwoHearts on November 25, 2012, 10:45:44 AM
I am new to this forum. I was a Religious Sister for 27 years but left due to all the changes. I then stayed on as a lay-missionary in the 3 world nation to which I had been sent: Our Sisters there were into New Age practices & Marxist Liberation Theology. I still have the desire to return to Religious Life but with a TLM community. Since they are so few & I am 69 already, my option are very few. I am living in Union City, NJ for the time being since I came back to the US in October. What I need more than anything else right now, is a way to get to Holy Mass (TLM). There seem to be no people in this area who are traditional in any sense of the word. If anyone reading this knows someone in this area who could take me to Hoy Mass, I would be most grateful....

Also, I am a very limited income & am looking for a place to live in a rural area but near the TLM Mass.

my email is: ursulamacnamara@yahoo.com
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on November 25, 2012, 02:37:04 PM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, TwoHearts!

As for a TLM near you, there is an SSPX chapel in North Caldwell, NJ:

http://www.sspx.org/chapels.htm
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cronier on November 26, 2012, 09:49:47 AM
Hello,

I am new to the forum.  I've been in Tradition for about 7 years now, SSPX and love it.  

In reponse to TwoHearts I would encourage you to look into the SSPX Oblate Sisters.  They take older vocations especially women who have been in religious life before and, like yourself, left because of all the liberal changes that have gone on.  I will say a prayer for you that you find transportation to and from Mass.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Jacob III on November 26, 2012, 12:13:17 PM
Hello,

My name is Jacob. I'm a 25 year old, married Catholic living in Iowa. I'm looking for some like-minded Catholics to discuss things with and find solidarity in faith with.

My interests are history and revitalizing the liberal arts education, esp. for young men. I'm also interested in building fraternity for lay men in order to affirm each other's traditional masculinity and be united in prayer as leaders of our family.

My wife and I are the only practicing Catholics in our family, besides my mother. My only brother is lapsed and my father is militantly atheist/secularist/liberal. My wife's parents are divorced, both remarried, wife's dad "married" a man (it's legal in Iowa). Her sisters and their husbands are Protestant and did not like the fact that my wife converted to the One Truth Faith a few years ago. Contraception, or our lack of its use, has caused some incidents in the past. Likewise has my father-in-law's gαy "marriage" been a point of division. At times, it seems like a big mess.

Anyway, enough about that for now. If you read this, please pray with me in solidarity for my and my wife's steadfastness in our faith. Thanks for reading.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on November 26, 2012, 02:01:30 PM
Welcome, Cronier and Jacob III!

Prayers for you and your wife, Jacob, and prayers for the conversion of your family members.  :pray:

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Aleah on December 08, 2012, 08:13:07 AM
 My name is Aleah and I joined this website for updates with what is going on within the SSPX. We all know modernism has been creeping in for a number of years and we are now at a crossroad. I am hoping those who post will provide wonderful information to assist our family with decisions about our precious faith.

On a more personal note- I grew up "Traditional Catholic" and have attended both SSPX and independent chapels/churches. My older sister was even blessed to give our beloved Archbishop flowers when he visited our church many years ago.
My entire family (parents, siblings, etc.,) is Traditional Catholic and share the same concerns I have about the SSPX.

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on December 08, 2012, 08:29:59 PM
Welcome, Aleah! It's awesome to hear that your entire family is Traditional Catholic. I hope you enjoy your time here at CatholicInfo.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Donachie on December 09, 2012, 05:52:25 PM
Donachie is a Scottish surname from my little family history, and I like Scotland and Duns Scotus.

I like St. Jerome and the Vulgate Bible, Latin as well, and think it is a disgrace there is no Latin in the V2 Church.

In my spare time I am writing a book on geocentrism which I hope really puts the nails in the coffin of heliocentrism and "scientific" materialism. The errors of Darwinism and NASA's faked Moon landings and faked trips to Mars are included.

I appreciate the great value of Aristotle as well and think it's fair to say these times are "apocalyptic".   :cowboy:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on December 09, 2012, 05:58:52 PM
Welcome, Donachie!

I completely agree with you about geocentrism and am glad you are writing a book in its favor.

As for Aristotle, he was a smart man, but he was also a pagan, so be sure to approach some of his beliefs with caution.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: keepingitsafe on December 10, 2012, 12:54:21 PM
Serial-lurker. Dislike making forum profiles. Really thankful for this forum over the past year. Happy Monday!  :gandalf:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on December 10, 2012, 02:59:38 PM
Welcome to CI, keepingitsafe!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Dolorosa on December 11, 2012, 10:40:05 AM
          Greeting from Florida!  I attend the Latin Mass.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on December 11, 2012, 02:49:07 PM
Welcome, Dolorosa! Nice to have you.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: catacumbae on December 13, 2012, 09:09:57 AM
I've been an admirer of this board for a long time...very trilled to finally be here. I'm looking for answers and guidance. Hope you all can help me. I'm 45 with seven beautiful kids. My wife is a Godsend, and I love her dearly. I consider myself somewhere between Adolph Hitler and St. Francis of Assisi...a miserable sinner. Please pray for me, as I will for all of you.

Pete
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Alex117 on December 13, 2012, 09:14:27 AM
Welcome aboard, Pete!
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Post by: Cheryl on December 13, 2012, 12:11:59 PM
Quote from: Alex117
Welcome aboard, Pete!



(Just A Joke) Are you trying to usurp SS as head of the CI welcoming committee?

I truly don't know how SS manages it, he seems to welcome all newcomers without missing any.

God Bless you SS and you too Alex.


And, welcome catacuмbe!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on December 13, 2012, 12:18:21 PM
 :laugh1:

Yes, it looks like Alex beat me to it, but welcome, Pete!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Alex117 on December 13, 2012, 12:36:36 PM
Quote from: Cheryl
(Just A Joke) Are you trying to usurp SS as head of the CI welcoming committee?

Of course not! That job carries too much responsibility :jester:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: catacumbae on December 13, 2012, 12:59:53 PM
Thank you Sir Alex and all... :cheers:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Montfort on December 25, 2012, 04:03:40 PM
Hello everyone,
I've been a reader of Cathinfo for quite some time. I thought I'd join and give it a go. A blessed Merry Christmas to you all.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Montfort on December 25, 2012, 04:16:50 PM
Just a little background. I've been married to my beautiful wife Lily for four years and we currently have 2 children, a girl and a boy. God willing I will teach them to preserve their Catholic faith to till their last breath.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on December 25, 2012, 04:53:21 PM
Welcome, Montfort!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Alex117 on December 25, 2012, 05:08:54 PM
Quote from: Montfort
Hello everyone,
I've been a reader of Cathinfo for quite some time. I thought I'd join and give it a go. A blessed Merry Christmas to you all.

Welcome aboard Montfort, and merry Christmas!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on December 25, 2012, 07:21:14 PM
Yes, a Merry Christmas to you as well Montfort!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Inquisitive on January 01, 2013, 10:27:29 PM
Hello to everyone here.  I have grown to love to learn about the Catholic faith and it's meaning to my family and my family, and we have been very fortunate to have met the wonderful members of Bishop Mary Fidelis's congretation in Washington State.  Our best to everyone who participates here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on January 02, 2013, 11:46:25 AM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, Inquisitive! A Happy and Blessed New Year to you.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Gail on January 04, 2013, 04:53:09 AM
Hello my name is Gail.

 I have found this forum very helpful and informative over the past 6 months.

God bless you all!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cheryl on January 04, 2013, 04:57:12 AM
Quote from: Gail
Hello my name is Gail.

 I have found this forum very helpful and informative over the past 6 months.

God bless you all!



Welcome to CI Gail.  Hope you enjoy your stay!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on January 04, 2013, 11:40:13 PM
Welcome, Gail! Good to have you.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Pelly on January 06, 2013, 01:39:03 PM
Hi! I'm Pelly!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Alex117 on January 06, 2013, 01:58:54 PM
Quote from: Pelly
Hi! I'm Pelly!

Welcome to the forum, Pelly! I am now officially your first Liker!  :alcohol:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cheryl on January 07, 2013, 05:57:40 AM
Quote from: Alex117
Quote from: Pelly
Hi! I'm Pelly!

Welcome to the forum, Pelly! I am now officially your first Liker!  :alcohol:



Welcome Pelly!  Dog gone you Alex! :roll-laugh1:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on January 07, 2013, 01:21:55 PM
Welcome to CI, Pelly!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Casimir on January 13, 2013, 10:40:35 AM
New here and glad to be here.  How do you do?
 :wink:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on January 13, 2013, 11:52:38 AM
Welcome, Casimir!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Angel9 on January 21, 2013, 05:56:46 PM
Well gets started with the Introduction, my name is not Angel or Angela  :laugh1:
I come from a family of 9 but 10 is due in April. I like to play volleyball, softball, cook,  :ready-to-eat: not to big on sewing, and I love to read.  :reading: I am only 15 but I might sound older in my posts. The only reason how I knew about this cool website is from my sister who also uses the website, so when I heard about it I wanted to get in on the racket, ( me and my sister call this website Catholic facebook). I used to be homeschooled but now I atend my local public highschool as a freshmen.

   
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on January 21, 2013, 06:00:17 PM
Welcome, Angel9.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: SouthsideGuy on January 22, 2013, 10:17:25 AM
Hi everyone,

I have been enjoying this forum for a few months and thought it was time to chime in every now and then.  Matthew, please keep up the great work.

Al
Chicago, IL
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on January 22, 2013, 10:42:51 AM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, SouthSideGuy!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Frances on January 31, 2013, 08:00:30 PM
Greetings.  My first name is Frances, a convert from several varieties of Protestantism, from Northeastern USA.  I am in my mid-50s, a "single-in-the-world" elementary school teacher.  I hear the True Mass about every-other-week as it is 130 miles one-way, 2 3/4 hrs. drive in good weather, light traffic.  Other times I'm on the road for up to six+ hours.  I've been reading this site for some time, so thought I'd sign up.  God's Blessings!  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Alex117 on January 31, 2013, 08:06:31 PM
Quote from: Frances
Greetings.  My first name is Frances, a convert from several varieties of Protestantism, from Northeastern USA.  I am in my mid-50s, a "single-in-the-world" elementary school teacher.  I hear the True Mass about every-other-week as it is 130 miles one-way, 2 3/4 hrs. drive in good weather, light traffic.  Other times I'm on the road for up to six+ hours.  I've been reading this site for some time, so thought I'd sign up.  God's Blessings!  

Welcome to the forum, Frances!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on January 31, 2013, 08:51:21 PM
Welcome, Frances!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Napoli on February 02, 2013, 09:08:10 PM
My name is Alexander. I have slowly discovered that I can't stomach the Vatican II church. I only attend Tridentine Masses. I believe without the Sacred Liturgy we are lost. St. Michael and I are great friends. God bless you all!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on February 02, 2013, 09:11:31 PM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, Napoli!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: SeekingHim on February 11, 2013, 11:27:07 PM
Here's a bit about me. :)

--My name is Amanda
--I'm 34
--I attend the Novus Ordo Mass, but attend a Traditional Mass whenever I can get to one
--I enjoy reading, cross-stitching, crocheting, singing, and sewing (I'm still learning with this one, but I'm getting there. )

Anyway, I'm glad to be here, and I'll see y'all around on the boards.  :cool:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Stella on February 13, 2013, 04:19:01 PM
I am joining Cath Info for Lent, not as a penance, but to counteract a natural tendency to isolate, especially at this time of the Liturgical Year. I have been a daily lurker for months and feel like I already "know" some of you.

I have been assisting at the Traditional Latin Mass exclusively for eight years, at present at the SSPX, though with very strong sympathies toward the Resistance. In January one of the Resistance priests was in the area, 2.5 hours away actually, and I was blessed to be able to attend and go to confession.

Never married and remaining so for the Sake of the Kingdom, age 55.

Thank you for being here for me.


 

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: jacobhalo on February 14, 2013, 05:55:05 AM
I'm a 66 yr old male, who has never married.  I love being single because I have the freedom to do what I want, when I want to do it.  I am a retired Social Studies teacher and I taught in the Camden Diocese in New Jersey.  Presently,  I am a piano teacher with 33 students.  My 93 yr. old mother lives with me and, thank God, she is in very good physical and mental shape.  
  I began attending the Latin Mass about 10 years ago.  I had thought that the Latin mass was extinct but a friend of mine, who plays the organ at the church, told me about it.
I've been banned from other Catholic sites due to my abhorrence of Vatican II.  I guess I have to tone it down.

May God bless everyone!!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Oakenshield on February 14, 2013, 07:21:02 PM
Hi, I am relatively new here. I am 17 and simply love Lord of the Rings because it symbolizes the Faith...among other reasons!
Oh, and here is something you probably would've never guessed: I am a girl. I took the name "oakenshield" because I couldn't remember any of the girl names from The Silmerillion that actually made sense... But seriously, I'm not obsessed with LOTR! Honest!  :smile: I have been going to the Latin Mass ever since I can remember and treasure it all the more for that.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: St John Burke on February 16, 2013, 06:28:25 AM
St John is pronounced "Sinjen". I am a convert to Catholicism, I entered the Church from a background in Medieval and Early Modern European history in which I hold a B.A degree. I currently work as both a Priest's Clerk and Private Tutor. During my period of instruction prior to my reception into the Church I was asked by my Priest to serve the Usus Antiquior (1962 rubrics) and have done so almost every morning since for several years. I am familiar with both Tridentine and pre-Tridentine uses of Holy Mass and am an active advocate of the return of the Sarum Use in England as it was said prior to the Protestant Reformation in this country. I am an ardent monarchist, agrarian and traditionalist both religiously and socially. My other interests include Anglo-Saxon/Middle English literature. Gothic architecture, falconry, swordsmanship, hunting and pipe smoking. I hope to make some small contribution to the discussions here. (and for the curious, I'm 24 years old).
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Caviezel Fan on March 03, 2013, 11:42:37 AM
I am a new member here - just joined today.  I live in Tennessee, and I work at Books-A-Million as a bookseller.  I was raised Southern Baptist, and converted to Catholicism in 1992.  I am single (no children), but I am the "mother" to 2 cats and 3 birds.  I was originally born and raised in Virginia; I still have my mom and brother there.

My favorite movie of all time is "The Passion of the Christ" and favorite actor is none other than Jim Caviezel.

I am sure I will enjoy my time at this wonderful forums site!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: kaylaVeronica on March 03, 2013, 03:45:47 PM
Hi!

I’m new here. I’m from the midwest. I was raised Lutheran, converted to Catholicism in 2009. I’m recently married, but no kids yet.

I think that about sums it up...  :smile:

I might end up being more of a lurker than a poster, but thought I’d introduce myself anyway.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: kaylaVeronica on March 03, 2013, 03:56:58 PM
Quote from: Graham
Hi Kayla. Are you and Mith migrating to Cathinfo?


Kind of...I left FE for good a while back.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Emitte Lucem Tuam on March 04, 2013, 11:06:19 PM
Hi, I just joined CathInfo.   Up until a recent move, I regularly attended Mass at an independent chapel in Lawrence, MA.  I've now moved to NC and am having a hard time finding a similar chapel here.  Anyway, I've read some very interesting and enlightening stuff on this forum and look forward to contributing.  
(oh, and I am also a FishEaters "refugee", btw - lol).

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Remacle on March 05, 2013, 02:00:29 PM
Hello !
I live in Brittany, particular nation on the west of France, where Tradition is implanted well.
I'm married and soon five children.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Telesphorus on March 05, 2013, 02:11:26 PM
Quote from: Remacle
Hello !
I live in Brittany, particular nation on the west of France, where Tradition is implanted well.
I'm married and soon five children.


You mean you have four with one on the way?  :wink:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on March 05, 2013, 02:25:45 PM
Welcome to CI, Remacle!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Remacle on March 05, 2013, 02:29:58 PM
Quote from: Telesphorus
Quote from: Remacle
Hello !
I live in Brittany, particular nation on the west of France, where Tradition is implanted well.
I'm married and soon five children.


You mean you have four with one on the way?  :wink:


Right !
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: VoiceInTheWilderness on March 07, 2013, 08:01:40 PM
Hi Everyone!

I was born a Catholic, and will most probably die as a Catholic. I'm quite old, but new to this kind of thing.

I joined because I was intrigued by the phrase 'Traditional Catholic'. What does it really mean for members of this forum? I hope to find out in the coming weeks.

My warmest regards to everyone here....
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on March 07, 2013, 10:02:25 PM
Welcome, VoiceInTheWilderness!

A "Traditional Catholic" is a Catholic who adheres to the Traditional teachings of the Catholic Church prior to Vatican II. If you have further questions on the subject, please do not hesitate to ask. Perhaps you could start a thread.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: mara on March 14, 2013, 07:36:50 AM
 :confused1: Me trying to learn Catholicism....
:facepalm: Me when there an alter girl or a female handing out (distributing?) The Host.... or presenting and literally preparing the gifts?? How does... I mean it's when Father sancitifies. (Wording?) That the real Presences is invoked... yes?? The lady isn't even a Nun and if she sere she is still not +Father!
Anyhow I don't know if I  belong here. I suspect I'm nore conservative than trad...
But then I change lines if an efm is distributing the Host and wait for Father's line and I'm thr only lady in a skirt or veil ever at my parish............... except miniskirts!
There is more LoL...but this is supposed to be an intro.
I look forward to learning from y'all here! Just let me know if I don't fit here. wrong sort of place for me. +gb+ HH (so exciting! And nervous at the same time!) and everyone here!
Oh yeah me when they said White Smoke! :rahrah:  gbu :pray:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on March 14, 2013, 05:25:40 PM
Welcome to CI mara!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: dominus misrere on March 15, 2013, 01:40:06 PM
Hi everyone,

  I was born a Baptist, studied to be minister.  Learned that I was wrong and converted to being Catholic.  I studied to be a Deacon, where I learned about the Novus order church and Vatican II.  I prayed for guidance on becoming a Deacon.  God had me deployed overseas and the church would not continue my deaconate calling.  I then learned of the SSPX and tradition.  It has been a long and winding road for me to come to tradition, but I am very happy that I have made it.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on March 15, 2013, 01:41:45 PM
Welcome. :smile:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: dominus misrere on March 15, 2013, 01:43:26 PM
Quote from: Matto
Welcome. :smile:


Thanks!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on March 15, 2013, 09:21:18 PM
Welcome, dominus miserere! I'm glad you discovered Traditional Catholicism!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: mara on March 18, 2013, 03:06:54 AM
 :applause:
Welcome dominus misrere!
From one (happily former) fundy to another!
Thanks be to God!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: PatrickG on March 21, 2013, 02:12:27 AM
Hello. I can't really say much about myself - a general 'rad-trad' and Bp. Williamson-ite. I'm proud to say the English SSPX are considered 'a Williamson enclave'*! I found out about CathInfo on the forum (why won't the website let me say Suscipe Domine - I've only favourable things to say about you!) and thought that it seemed to follow my line of thinking on most things (negotiations with Rome, Jєωs, Freemasons, the Council and so on).

* A (presumably intended as insulting!) epithet given to us by a poster on the blog of the 'conservative' (read Ratzingerian and so raving Modernist) priest Fr. Blake:

Quote
'What is not appreciated that the UK Province of SSPX is, de facto, a +Williamson enclave and not reflective of the total SSPX operation... Many feel that +Fellay has been dilatory in not sorting-out the UK situation, where a priest with a Sedevacantist background, though reportedly not such, is District Superior and certainly a +Williamson acolyte.''
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on March 21, 2013, 03:16:42 PM
Welcome, PatrickG! Good to have another fellow +Williamson fan here!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Mithrandylan on March 21, 2013, 07:22:24 PM
Hello Patrick!  Nice to see you over here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Sister Terese Peter on March 30, 2013, 02:19:13 AM
I am new to this forum, too.  I am a semi-retired Benedictine Sister.  My community doesn't exist anymore.  About 2 years ago, there were only five of us left and my superior and two other elderly sisters were in extremely bad health and were very handicapped.  Another sister and I were trying to take care of them but it was getting increasingly impossible to do that.  The bishop intervened and now the three elderly sisters are being taken care of properly by a skilled nursing facility run by the Felician sisters.  No provisions were made for me and the other sister.  We went our own separate ways because of disagreements on how to go on.  I am temporarily staying with a friend in South Carolina, but I am poised to move to Baltimore, MD in a few weeks.  I am looking forward to a move into my own place where I can live out my Benedictine religious life in peace.  I pray the Monastic Diurnal (Lauds, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline) everyday.  I miss being able to chant the Hours in our little Chapel, but this will have to do for now.

I have been a teacher and principal for over 25 years. My area of teaching is math and science in grades 6-10, although I've taught all other subjects as well. When I am able, I prefer to attend the EF of the Mass.  The closest EF of the Mass here in SC is over 100 miles away.  I am a classically trained teacher and have implemented this teaching method in my classes and schools in which I was principal.  

I love animals and have always had a pet.  Right now, I have a pitch-black cat who I rescued from a shelter a year ago. His name is Raven (after the raven which saved St. Benedict's life in the cave), and he is a most unusual cat.  I've had many cats before him, but none of them have been as energetic as he is.  If I didn't know better, I'd say he suffers from hyperactivity.  All he wants to do all day is play.  He is a cat's cat, actually.  Her prefers the company of other cats to humans.  But, he is very affectionate, sweet-tempered, and gentle.  He is so black that many times all you can see if the outline of his body with 2 glowing greenish-golden eyes.  

Well, anyway, that is about it.  Just wanted to say hello and to introduce myself.  Blessed Easter to all! :cool:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Mithrandylan on March 30, 2013, 12:45:15 PM
Welcome, Sister!

Question: Why doesn't the Diurnal include Prime?  And why does it include Compline?   :confused1:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on March 30, 2013, 08:46:06 PM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, Sister Terese Peter!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on March 30, 2013, 09:31:57 PM
Dear Sister,

You're very welcome here. I was very moved by your plight. There are many religious women adversely affected by the state of the Church.

I am delighted to hear about your Raven. I love cats too. We had a great "cat" thread going a little while back which I am sure you'd love. I wonder if you read it.

I would be grateful if you can say include my family in your prayer .
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: HelenMargaret on April 09, 2013, 03:59:43 PM
Christ Is Risen!
Hello everyone, I am a cradle Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic. I love all authentic and apostolic traditions of the Catholic Church and am here to discuss with and share my faith with like-minded brothers and sisters.  I have a real love for authentic liturgical traditions of all Rites practiced in the Catholic Church and hoping here I can discuss your traditions with you.  I am not unfamiliar with Traditional Latin spirituality as I grew up attending Byzantine and Latin liturgies,was in my teens when the Mass changed.  I live in a spiritual desert geographically speaking, no type of Eastern or traditional liturgies being celebrated in my area.  The nearest things are 1-2 hrs away so it is infrequently I can participate in good liturgy. So finding those who love tradition, Eastern/Western is a good thing for me.

Also if Byzantine Catholics are not welcome or if this not the forum for me please advise I will leave with no ill will.  By chance any other Byzantine Catholics or any other Eastern Catholics here?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: John Grace on April 09, 2013, 04:15:47 PM
Quote from: Sister Terese Peter
I am new to this forum, too.  I am a semi-retired Benedictine Sister.  My community doesn't exist anymore.  About 2 years ago, there were only five of us left and my superior and two other elderly sisters were in extremely bad health and were very handicapped.  Another sister and I were trying to take care of them but it was getting increasingly impossible to do that.  The bishop intervened and now the three elderly sisters are being taken care of properly by a skilled nursing facility run by the Felician sisters.  No provisions were made for me and the other sister.  We went our own separate ways because of disagreements on how to go on.  I am temporarily staying with a friend in South Carolina, but I am poised to move to Baltimore, MD in a few weeks.  I am looking forward to a move into my own place where I can live out my Benedictine religious life in peace.  I pray the Monastic Diurnal (Lauds, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline) everyday.  I miss being able to chant the Hours in our little Chapel, but this will have to do for now.

I have been a teacher and principal for over 25 years. My area of teaching is math and science in grades 6-10, although I've taught all other subjects as well. When I am able, I prefer to attend the EF of the Mass.  The closest EF of the Mass here in SC is over 100 miles away.  I am a classically trained teacher and have implemented this teaching method in my classes and schools in which I was principal.  

I love animals and have always had a pet.  Right now, I have a pitch-black cat who I rescued from a shelter a year ago. His name is Raven (after the raven which saved St. Benedict's life in the cave), and he is a most unusual cat.  I've had many cats before him, but none of them have been as energetic as he is.  If I didn't know better, I'd say he suffers from hyperactivity.  All he wants to do all day is play.  He is a cat's cat, actually.  Her prefers the company of other cats to humans.  But, he is very affectionate, sweet-tempered, and gentle.  He is so black that many times all you can see if the outline of his body with 2 glowing greenish-golden eyes.  

Well, anyway, that is about it.  Just wanted to say hello and to introduce myself.  Blessed Easter to all! :cool:


Welcome.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on April 09, 2013, 04:29:10 PM
Welcome, HelenMargaret!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: HelenMargaret on April 09, 2013, 10:42:25 PM
Thank-You Servus!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on April 11, 2013, 09:49:14 AM
Quote from: HelenMargaret
Christ Is Risen!
... any other Byzantine Catholics or any other Eastern Catholics here?


Welcome Helen Margaret. Sigismund is one...
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Soma on April 11, 2013, 09:51:33 PM
Hello. My name is Soma, short for Somayina. I'm 38 years of age, and attend Mater Dei parish in DFW metroplex. I was raised in the new mass and only started attending mass of '62 at the age of 24, in SSPX chapel.

Many interesting articles on here. I'm an African American male. This last sentence sounds so strange, but i figure it gives a description, which seems necessary given my name.  :laugh1:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on April 11, 2013, 10:00:54 PM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, Soma!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on April 12, 2013, 09:38:16 AM
Welcome, Soma! God bless you. What's DFW? (We're not all Americans here)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: PerEvangelicaDicta on April 12, 2013, 09:55:21 AM
Hello Soma!  Every so often I see the "introduce Yourself" thread pop up, but I have neglected to read it until today.  
I enjoyed your brief description of coming to the Faith.  It's good you are here - we can all strengthen each other.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ora pro me on April 14, 2013, 04:49:19 PM
Welcome to all the newcomers!  God bless each of you and your loved ones.  May your Catholic Faith be strengthened here.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Soma on April 14, 2013, 06:59:51 PM
My apologies, DFW stands for Dallas/Fort Worth. This is a large metroplex in the Northern state of Texas.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Soma on April 15, 2013, 08:25:44 PM
i give up writing anything late at night! I meant to say "in the northern part of the State of Texas"

 :faint:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Luker on April 20, 2013, 01:18:45 PM
Hello all!

I am new to cathinfo, just trying this to see if my account finally worked.  I have been lurking for sometime, but could never get my account to work till now. Finally, third time is the charm!

Just to briefly introduce myself:  my name is Luke, I am a pretty new Catholic convert (from protestantism) and I assist at SSPX Chapel in British Columbia, Canada.

You probably won't see me post too much, I am mostly still reading and learning about Tradition but hopefully I will find some place to contribute!

Luke

p.s. Is it just me or do I recognize many names from the Fishie forum? I did sign up there
, but didn't really like where things were going.  This place seems more like 'home'
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on April 20, 2013, 04:16:20 PM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, Luker! Good to have you with us.

I am glad to hear that you converted from Protestantism to Traditional Catholicism.

Yes, there are some members here who post (or used to post) at FE. That place is very liberal, it's best to avoid it.

Hope you enjoy your stay here.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Raphael on April 22, 2013, 07:56:33 PM
Hi everyone!
Finally registered because:
1) Love this forum!
2) Feel semi-confident enough to jump into conversations (I am a rookie with computers - not talking...)

I'm a trad wife and mom of many (9), attend Mass at an SSPX chapel, and try to be a good Catholic (not one of those "nice" ones...can't spell "nice" the way His Excellency says it...)
My husband and I were awaken from our slumber a little while ago, realizing the catastrophe that was under our noses; the generator that was keeping the Church going in this present crisis was itself spluttering. As if raising children to be good Catholics in this crazy world wasn't enough...

That's about all, I guess. We're fighting the good fight, just like you all are, too. God bless!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on April 22, 2013, 09:55:44 PM
Welcome aboard, Raphael! Nice to have you. I like your username.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: SoldierOfChrist on April 23, 2013, 10:48:44 PM
Hey everyone.  I'm new to this message board.  Very excited to have found it.  I'm tired of posting things on facebook, trying to start conversations, and then finding that nobody knows enough about religion to make informed comments or statements.

I returned to the Catholic faith this past September because I felt moved to do so by the Holy Spirit.  I then listened to quite a lot of interviews with Malachi Martin, which convinced me to check out the Latin Mass and eventually to dispense completely with attending the Novus Ordo.  I live in Centereach, NY and I attend mass at the SSPX chapel of St. Michael the Archangel in Farmingville, NY.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on April 23, 2013, 11:19:55 PM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, Ryan!

I'm glad that you returned to the Catholic Faith and then decided to start attending a Traditional parish. Enjoy your time here.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Luker on April 24, 2013, 09:42:39 PM
Hi Ryan

I'm new to this forum too, but glad to see you found Tradition and yes welcome to Cathinfo.  I think this is probably the best Catholic forum around.

Luke
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Charlemagne on April 25, 2013, 02:08:53 PM
Well, here goes. I’m a cradle Catholic born shortly after The Changes took effect. After years of going back and forth, I’ve (for the time being; story of my life) settled on sedevacantism. HOWEVER, I don’t “anathematize” those who don’t hold my position. As +Apb. Lefebvre said (paraphrasing), “I’m not saying he’s not the pope, but I’m not saying that you can’t say that he’s not the pope.” We’re all in this together; we care about the Faith and the Crisis or we wouldn’t be here. Short intro, I know, but I like to keep things simple. I’m glad to be here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on April 25, 2013, 09:29:45 PM
Welcome, Charlamagne! Good to have you at CatholicInfo.

It's nice to see another sedevacantist who respects Archbishop Lefebvre.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Charlemagne on April 25, 2013, 09:46:57 PM
Thank you. I very much respect +Abp. Lefebvre. I wish he had gone all the way and declared himself a sede, but I respect his decision to not do so.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cheryl on April 26, 2013, 11:10:17 AM
Quote from: Charlemagne
Well, here goes. I’m a cradle Catholic born shortly after The Changes took effect. After years of going back and forth, I’ve (for the time being; story of my life) settled on sedevacantism. HOWEVER, I don’t “anathematize” those who don’t hold my position. As +Apb. Lefebvre said (paraphrasing), “I’m not saying he’s not the pope, but I’m not saying that you can’t say that he’s not the pope.” We’re all in this together; we care about the Faith and the Crisis or we wouldn’t be here. Short intro, I know, but I like to keep things simple. I’m glad to be here.


Glad to have you here Charlemagne! Hope you enjoy the group!

~God Bless~
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Charlemagne on April 26, 2013, 11:50:38 AM
Thank you, Cheryl.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Exfish on May 24, 2013, 04:03:09 PM
I'm trying to get used to the GUI.
Oh Hello Cathinfo. I've heard a lot about your forum. Hope I can learn about Traditional Catholicism. I am a Catholic attend Ecclesia Dei (whenever I can).
I heard this is the place. The real deal as it were.
Glad to be here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on May 24, 2013, 04:06:01 PM
Hi Exfish. Welcome. Does the username you chose mean you used to post at fisheaters?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Exfish on May 24, 2013, 04:10:09 PM
I am ashamed to say yes.
 :facepalm:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cheryl on May 25, 2013, 05:34:32 AM
Quote from: Exfish
I'm trying to get used to the GUI.
Oh Hello Cathinfo. I've heard a lot about your forum. Hope I can learn about Traditional Catholicism. I am a Catholic attend Ecclesia Dei (whenever I can).
I heard this is the place. The real deal as it were.
Glad to be here.


Glad to have you here Exfish! Hope you enjoy CI!

Ad Jesu per Mariam
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on May 25, 2013, 05:52:31 PM
Welcome to CI, Exfish!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Napoli on May 25, 2013, 05:53:28 PM
Greetings.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: RosaleeMarie on May 27, 2013, 01:15:32 PM
Hi, another newbie here.  Lurked over at another place.  Glad to be here.  :dancing:  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on May 27, 2013, 02:12:14 PM
Welcome to CatholicInfo forums, RosaleeMarie!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: fidelismaris on May 27, 2013, 08:54:12 PM
I'm a perpetual lurker who finally decided to get an account.

Currently expecting our first child for our first wedding anniversary, been exclusively SSPX for about 5 months and discovered Tradition about 10 months ago. We were pretty high profile Novus Ordo conservatives in our parish. Husband was on parish council, we were both really involved in various ministries. Identified with the "JPII and B16 generation" of faithful young people. Everyone knew our name and thought very highly of us.

After we got engaged I read somewhere that weddings and funerals should be a High Mass, and we thought that made sense so we looked into it. Neither of us had actually even been to a TLM. We were huge supporters of the NO in Latin, though. The closest TLM happened to be SSPX, so we went and didn't receive Communion for the first few weeks because it was an "illicit" Mass... but we were addicted! It was a rough timeline, wedding wise. Wedding was FSSP and marriage prep was insane liberal Claretian/Diocese mash up. It's been quite a journey. Thankfully my husband and I have remained on the same page through it all.

Though there was a lot of heartache, we never went back to our NO parish. Everyone has been told by the associate pastor of the local NO parish to no longer associate with us. Thankfully some friends ignore him and come with us to the TLM on a fairly regular basis.

I support Bishop Fellay, but I'm open to hearing other sides from people who have been around the block a bit more.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on May 27, 2013, 09:06:21 PM
Welcome, fidelismarias!

In regards to your support of Bishop Fellay, I think you should familiarize yourself with the difference between his mindset and that of the Saintly Archbishop Lefebvre's. For instance, consider this:

Quote from: Archbishop Lefevre
This conciliar church is, thefore, not Catholic. To whatever extent priest, bishop, cardinal, or laity adhere to this new church, they separate themselves from the Catholic Church.


God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: fidelismaris on May 27, 2013, 09:09:13 PM
Would you mind re-posting the link you had up? I'd like to read more.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on May 29, 2013, 03:16:24 AM
Welcome lurkers! Hope you'll feel right at home here. :wink:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: catquilt on May 29, 2013, 07:48:18 AM
Good morning! My name is Lynne but I always use the screen name catquilt. I'm a cradle Catholic but fell away from the faith in college (sigh). I got married and had a daughter and finally came back to the Faith in 2005.

Although I attended the N.O. Mass for most of my life, when I went to church, it didn't take me long to desire the TLM. Luckily, there is one about 10 miles from my house.

So, yes, I was on FE and yes, I was horrified by the stuff going on there. Prior to the guy's coming out, I was disturbed to see so many trads who I liked get banned for no real reason. So, as I said, this transsɛҳuąƖ thing was the straw that broke the camel's back.

I hope most of you are sane.  :laugh1:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on May 29, 2013, 11:00:33 AM
Welome to CatholicInfo, catguilt!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MaterDominici on May 29, 2013, 02:22:13 PM
Quote from: ServusSpiritusSancti
Welome to CatholicInfo, catguilt!


hee hee    I saw the same thing at first, but it's CatQuilt.

Welcome, catquilt!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Stella on May 29, 2013, 04:29:51 PM
Quote from: fidelismaris
I'm a perpetual lurker who finally decided to get an account.

Currently expecting our first child for our first wedding anniversary, been exclusively SSPX for about 5 months and discovered Tradition about 10 months ago. We were pretty high profile Novus Ordo conservatives in our parish. Husband was on parish council, we were both really involved in various ministries. Identified with the "JPII and B16 generation" of faithful young people. Everyone knew our name and thought very highly of us.

After we got engaged I read somewhere that weddings and funerals should be a High Mass, and we thought that made sense so we looked into it. Neither of us had actually even been to a TLM. We were huge supporters of the NO in Latin, though. The closest TLM happened to be SSPX, so we went and didn't receive Communion for the first few weeks because it was an "illicit" Mass... but we were addicted! It was a rough timeline, wedding wise. Wedding was FSSP and marriage prep was insane liberal Claretian/Diocese mash up. It's been quite a journey. Thankfully my husband and I have remained on the same page through it all.

Though there was a lot of heartache, we never went back to our NO parish. Everyone has been told by the associate pastor of the local NO parish to no longer associate with us. Thankfully some friends ignore him and come with us to the TLM on a fairly regular basis.

I support Bishop Fellay, but I'm open to hearing other sides from people who have been around the block a bit more.


Wow, that's quite a story! How wonderful that your husband has been on board for all the changes.

I am not married, but did a similar highly-committed Novus Ordo to- FSSP - Indult - SSPX type of journey.

Jesus Christ and Mary never change, however.

Welcome to Cath Info.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on May 29, 2013, 04:34:40 PM
Quote from: MaterDominici
Quote from: ServusSpiritusSancti
Welome to CatholicInfo, catguilt!


hee hee    I saw the same thing at first, but it's CatQuilt.

Welcome, catquilt!


Ah, ok, thank you Mater. :)

My apologies, Welcome catquilt!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Napoli on May 29, 2013, 04:41:47 PM
I can understand if a Catholic see "guilt". Lol.

Welcome!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: catquilt on May 30, 2013, 06:57:36 AM
Quote from: ServusSpiritusSancti
Quote from: MaterDominici
Quote from: ServusSpiritusSancti
Welome to CatholicInfo, catguilt!


hee hee    I saw the same thing at first, but it's CatQuilt.

Welcome, catquilt!


Ah, ok, thank you Mater. :)

My apologies, Welcome catquilt!

God Bless.


haha I didn't even notice. My eyes aren't as sharp as they used to be, guess I really need to break down and get glasses.  :geezer:

Thanks for the warm welcome.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cuerno de Chivo on June 05, 2013, 03:01:38 AM
 :confused1: Hello, and to whom it may concern,

I seem to be having a problem with the forum; my email account activation link was faulty. It says to ask the admin to resend the confirmation link. ???


Oh, and hello to all. Might be lurking for the most part. I lurked on Fish Eaters, on and off, for about some 2 years I think; and, rarely lurk on it's scion: s.


I learned about the 'Zwitter' drama on FE from reading Fluffy's intro post on SD. Found more info on this site's subforum, and was left with the 'what the f-' expression on my face. :roll-laugh2: :smoke-pot: :dancing-banana:

Felt like registering here, Stormfront Jr & SSPX-SO hybrid; not a put down, by any means. :applause:

Thank you,
Cabró Encabronado
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 05, 2013, 10:46:59 PM
Welcome to CI, Cuerno!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Alencon on June 07, 2013, 10:26:21 PM
I'm a prodigal son and a recent convert to Catholcism from Protestantism. The parish that I belong to is decidedly mainstream but I've found myself drifting more and more into the traditionalist camp of the Church. I've been strongly influenced by the writings of Orestes Brownson and Plinio Correa de Oliveira, two fine Catholic scholars, am am particularly devoted to St. Therese of Lisieux (hence my choosing to be named after her hometown in Normandy), St. Michael, and the Blessed Mother.

It's nice to be here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cheryl on June 07, 2013, 10:30:50 PM
Quote from: Alencon
I'm a prodigal son and a recent convert to Catholcism from Protestantism. The parish that I belong to is decidedly mainstream but I've found myself drifting more and more into the traditionalist camp of the Church. I've been istrongly nfluenced by the writings of Orestes Brownson and Plinio Correa de Oliveira, two fine Catholic scholars, am am particularly devoted to St. Therese of Lisieux (hence my choosing to be named after her hometown in Normandy), St. Michael, and the Blessed Mother.

It's nice to be here.


Welcome to CI Alencon!!!

Hope you enjoy the forum.

Ad Jesu per Mariam
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Alencon on June 07, 2013, 10:32:07 PM
Quote from: Cheryl
Welcome to CI Alencon!!!

Hope you enjoy the forum.

Ad Jesu per Mariam


Thank you!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 07, 2013, 10:32:54 PM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, Alencon!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Alencon on June 07, 2013, 10:44:50 PM
Quote from: ServusSpiritusSancti
Welcome to CatholicInfo, Alencon!

God Bless.


I think I'm going to enjoy posting here. God Bless as well.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: BTNYC on June 09, 2013, 01:34:11 AM
Christian name: Brendan

Age: 35

Married, two kids.

About me: I was raised and "catechized" (if you can call it that) in the very doldrums of post-V2 Catholic America in the 1980's. I left the Church immediately after Confirmation. After much study, in my mid 20's I discovered that everything I hated about "going to Church" as a lad (modernist songs, sign of peace, boring, wishv washy sermons, listening to women read Scripture and receiving Holy Communion from them) was all contrived novelty and not genuinely Catholic at all. Armed with that fresh breath of the air of truth, I began attending Traditional Latin Mass, and have been there ever since.

I am joining Cathinfo after a brief stint at CAF... I had lurked there for a bit, and knew it to be a hotbed of liberal and modernist error, so I joined in the hopes of engaging in lively debate. I was soon disabused of that bit of fancy as I was given an "infraction" for "uncharitable posting." The nature of my uncharitable posts: calling Martin Luther a heretic and quoting some of his less popular writings to a Lutheran.

When I saw that honest debate and defense of Catholic doctrine was impossible, even (I might even say particularly) in areas of such clear cut moral clarity as the evils of ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖity (wait, I'm on Cathinfo now, so I can say it more plainly - fαɢɢօtry), I got out of there fast. Check out my threads there once in awhile if you need a good laugh... the fact that I'm constantly walking on eggshells in them is quite apparent.

At least I won't have to do that here... Thanks for having me!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Telesphorus on June 09, 2013, 03:48:44 AM
Quote from: BTNYC
Christian name: Brendan

Age: 35

Married, two kids.

About me: I was raised and "catechized" (if you can call it that) in the very doldrums of post-V2 Catholic America in the 1980's. I left the Church immediately after Confirmation. After much study, in my mid 20's I discovered that everything I hated about "going to Church" as a lad (modernist songs, sign of peace, boring, wishv washy sermons, listening to women read Scripture and receiving Holy Communion from them) was all contrived novelty and not genuinely Catholic at all. Armed with that fresh breath of the air of truth, I began attending Traditional Latin Mass, and have been there ever since.

I am joining Cathinfo after a brief stint at CAF... I had lurked there for a bit, and knew it to be a hotbed of liberal and modernist error, so I joined in the hopes of engaging in lively debate. I was soon disabused of that bit of fancy as I was given an "infraction" for "uncharitable posting." The nature of my uncharitable posts: calling Martin Luther a heretic and quoting some of his less popular writings to a Lutheran.

When I saw that honest debate and defense of Catholic doctrine was impossible, even (I might even say particularly) in areas of such clear cut moral clarity as the evils of ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖity (wait, I'm on Cathinfo now, so I can say it more plainly - fαɢɢօtry), I got out of there fast. Check out my threads there once in awhile if you need a good laugh... the fact that I'm constantly walking on eggshells in them is quite apparent.

At least I won't have to do that here... Thanks for having me!


Good to see you got out of CAF quickly.

The enemies are everywhere, and they're relentless, but they have to be careful here to stay on.

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 09, 2013, 03:40:03 PM
Wow, calling Martin Luther a heretic is "uncharitable"? That is sickening.

Glad to have you here at CatholicInfo instead, BTNYC (Brendan)!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: BTNYC on June 09, 2013, 04:41:56 PM
Quote from: Telesphorus


Good to see you got out of CAF quickly.

The enemies are everywhere, and they're relentless, but they have to be careful here to stay on.



Quote from: ServusSpiritusSancti
Wow, calling Martin Luther a heretic is "uncharitable"? That is sickening.

Glad to have you here at CatholicInfo instead, BTNYC (Brendan)!

God Bless.



Thank you for the warm welcome, my friends. I'm already enjoying breathing the fresh air of truth over here after months of the poisonous vapor of lies at CAF...

And I'm glad I made no stopovers at that transsɛҳuąƖ witch's coven that thinks it's a traditional Catholic forum. The "Fish" over there stinks mightily indeed...

Peace and God's Blessings.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Kreuzritter1945 on June 10, 2013, 08:54:39 PM
I am a traditional Catholic (sedevacantist), 22 years old, living in California. I'm almost finished with college and am currently searching for a Catholic lady. I have had no success in finding a spouse since many women here are not really Catholic. They also dress very immodestly and have feminist views. My ancestors are from Europe, mostly from central Europe, like Germany.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: GottmitunsAlex on June 11, 2013, 12:45:12 AM
guten Abend.
I am a traditional Catholic of the non-sedevacantist venue.
Married, with III children. Was in the Novus Ordo seminary for drei years.
Thank Gott I left. I am not a PC person. I tend to cut to the chase and call it, without vulgarity, as it is. Ever since I found tradition, I have not been able to let go of it. I read daily in order to edify my faith.  I hope to read and learn much from this forum. And hopefully contribute, in any small way I can.
I was in FE for 2+ years, left it last year for its blatant and public liberal stance.
I was in Sd since December of last year. You could say I was one of the "original settlers" there, a top poster. But, I've already been banned twice. I can take a hint.

I heard about this forum from a buddy of mine. And I was reluctant to join for two reasons:

1.- I am a sola forum person. I really don't have time to do "double" posts on separate forums and keep up with the Joneses and members and topics on two or three separate forums.  (Never was much of a multi tasker).

2.- Until recently (Couple of days ago actually) I found out that this forum is sedeplenist friendly. So there couldn't be a better time for everything to coincide as it did: Beautifully.

There are probably people here from the good old days. (I am still using the same username).
So another chapter starts. Deus vult.

May God bless everyone here.

Admin: Thank you for accepting my registration and for having me.


Gott mit uns, Alex





 
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Mithrandylan on June 11, 2013, 05:52:20 AM
Hi Alex!

Was wondering when we might see you over here.   :cool:

Welcome!  God bless.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 11, 2013, 09:28:10 AM
Welcome, Kreuzritter1945 and GottmitunsAlex! Nice to have you with us here at CatholicInfo.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: GottmitunsAlex on June 11, 2013, 10:53:00 AM
Thank you Mith and SSS!
Glad to be here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Exfish on June 11, 2013, 12:13:25 PM
Welcome home, GottmitunsAlex!

 :applause: :applause:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: tmw89 on June 11, 2013, 07:39:32 PM
Quote from: Exfish
Welcome home, GottmitunsAlex!

 :applause: :applause:


Indeed!

Finally, I should add... a grand "willkommen"!

(but that is practically all the German I know  :sign-surrender: )
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: GottmitunsAlex on June 11, 2013, 09:14:44 PM
Happy to be here tmw89!!!  Good to see ya!
Thanks exfish!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: stmykearchangel on June 12, 2013, 05:12:12 PM
Hi all I'm new here I just thought I would check things out over here for a while!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: GottmitunsAlex on June 12, 2013, 05:31:58 PM
Welcome stmykearchangel !
Good to see you're on Cathinfo.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: PatrickG on June 13, 2013, 01:58:26 AM
Quote
guten Abend.
I am a traditional Catholic of the non-sedevacantist venue.
Married, with III children. Was in the Novus Ordo seminary for drei years.
Thank Gott I left. I am not a PC person. I tend to cut to the chase and call it, without vulgarity, as it is. Ever since I found tradition, I have not been able to let go of it. I read daily in order to edify my faith.  I hope to read and learn much from this forum. And hopefully contribute, in any small way I can.
I was in FE for 2+ years, left it last year for its blatant and public liberal stance.
I was in Sd since December of last year. You could say I was one of the "original settlers" there, a top poster. But, I've already been banned twice. I can take a hint.

I heard about this forum from a buddy of mine. And I was reluctant to join for two reasons:

1.- I am a sola forum person. I really don't have time to do "double" posts on separate forums and keep up with the Joneses and members and topics on two or three separate forums.  (Never was much of a multi tasker).

2.- Until recently (Couple of days ago actually) I found out that this forum is sedeplenist friendly. So there couldn't be a better time for everything to coincide as it did: Beautifully.

There are probably people here from the good old days. (I am still using the same username).
So another chapter starts. Deus vult.

May God bless everyone here.

Admin: Thank you for accepting my registration and for having me.


Gott mit uns, Alex


Waidmannsheil!
Good to see you.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: GottmitunsAlex on June 13, 2013, 02:00:02 AM
Good to see you too Patrick! It's good to be here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Coastal GA Trad on June 13, 2013, 09:40:23 AM
Hello Everyone. I am from the coast of Georgia and attend an Independent Chapel in Jacksonville Florida. I am an ardent Royalist and love history. I particularly like British history as I am mostly of British decent. As a side note, awhile back I tried to start an Independent ( Resistance aligned) Chapel in my part of the country and I was just wondering if any of you might be from the Georgia Coast area.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: GottmitunsAlex on June 13, 2013, 10:02:30 AM
Welcome Coastal Ga Trad! Good to see you!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 13, 2013, 10:13:22 AM
Welcome, stmykearchangel and Coastal GA Trad! Nice to have you on CI!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: stgobnait on June 13, 2013, 10:32:37 AM
yes, cead mile failte.... a hundred thousand welcomes..... :smile:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Pheo on June 13, 2013, 03:47:29 PM
I guess it's about time that I say hello.  I signed up a while ago just to lurk CI, but I'd like to start participating more...refuge from FE that I am.  Try not to hold it against me!

I've interacted with some of you on trad fora before, but I've never been a very prolific poster.  Still, I've come a long way since finding Tradition and am working diligently to expunge the last traces of feminism and false liberalism from my thinking (which means leaving FE was probably a good move).

Thanks for having me and God bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: GottmitunsAlex on June 13, 2013, 04:01:36 PM
A hearty welcome Pheo.
Good to see you here!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: St George on June 15, 2013, 10:37:01 AM
Hi all!!!

I'll just mostly lurk and see what the fishies who have leaped from the tank are doing --- I miss some of you!!!!!!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: PatrickG on June 15, 2013, 10:46:43 AM
Good name. Hullo.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 15, 2013, 02:27:57 PM
Welcome, Pheo and St. George! Good to have you both.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Mithrandylan on June 16, 2013, 11:58:59 PM
Quote from: Pheo
I guess it's about time that I say hello.  I signed up a while ago just to lurk CI, but I'd like to start participating more...refuge from FE that I am.  Try not to hold it against me!

I've interacted with some of you on trad fora before, but I've never been a very prolific poster. Still, I've come a long way since finding Tradition and am working diligently to expunge the last traces of feminism and false liberalism from my thinking (which means leaving FE was probably a good move).

Thanks for having me and God bless.


It takes a lot of work!

God bless, Pheo.  Nice to see you!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ArturoOrtiz on June 20, 2013, 06:49:12 PM
Hi my name is Arturo Ortiz I am a Cradle Catholic but have not practiced it until about two years ago. For a long time I had concidered myself to be liberal and I have followed different belief systems that are not compatible with Catholic teaching. I used to follow beliefs like Eastern spiritualities and New Age thinking.

These beliefs have let me in the wrong path and it let me sin because I did not have a clear conscience and I was confused on many things. I could not understand good vs bad and many other things.

Two years ago I had enough of these beliefs and I had lived a wordly life for some extent including living in sin. Because of this I wanted to learn the Catholic faith that I had grown up with. For this reason I had gone to my closest Catholic Church near my house. I had enrolled myself in R.C.I.A and had made use of the sacraments. I had grown a lot in my Catholic faith by using any means of resources that I could. I used websites like Catholic Answers, EWTN, Christian Bible Society by John Martignoni and many other things.

for those interested on my full conversion story please check out the links
http://walkinginthedesert.com/2013/01/08/my-conversion-story-the-road-to-catholicism/
http://walkinginthedesert.com/about-walking-in-the-desert/

Recently I had discovered Tradition, it is something that not many people talk about anymore, something that many people have abandoned even within the Catholic sphere. Because of this I found the websites FishEaters wich has helped me tremendously and I am  greatful for it. Now I have found this website.

Recently I am discerning the priesthood and I am planning on joining either the FSSP, Institution of Christ the King, or the Norbertine Order which is probably the one I will join but I am not sure yet.

I hope I make friends and get to know all of you
God Bless

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 21, 2013, 12:14:27 PM
Welcome, Arturo Ortiz!

I'm glad you got out of liberalism and found Tradition.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Armor of Light on June 28, 2013, 12:26:49 AM
Hello all-

I'm joining here tonight and hope to find some refuge from the storm raging on other forums. Horrible or 'Whore-able'...whichever fits. Anyway, I know some of you it seems. I don't post too often but follow along pretty well.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 28, 2013, 10:17:26 AM
Welcome, Armor of Light! Good to have you.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Adonis33 on June 28, 2013, 06:09:46 PM
Hello. I do not post often, but I lurch quite a bit. I'm a little disappointed by what has gone on at other trad sites.

I am a Traditional Catholic that goes to a SSPX mass (if I do not oversleep) or an extremely reverent NO mass.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 28, 2013, 07:44:54 PM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, Adonis33! Glad you registered.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: CantareVivace on June 28, 2013, 09:12:06 PM
Hello Everyone!


I am from California.
I am a student.
I LOVE the Traditional Mass.
I am a Music Nerd... As in MUSIC, not what modern day deems as music.
I am a student conductor at my school.
I love choir music. Message me if you know anything good.
My name: Not putting that out there. But you can call me CantareVivace!

Sing Lively everyone! Even if you cannot sing, you can always try!



Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 28, 2013, 11:47:58 PM
Welcome, CantareVivace!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Tarpeian on June 29, 2013, 02:41:55 AM
Hello,

My name is David DeSimone. I'm 43, married to my better half for 22 years,have 3 boys, and by the grace of God counting. I'm located on the east coast, and currently go to a N.O. Mass, because no Traditional Mass is close enough.

My interests include Traditional Roman Catholicism and Traditional Roman Catholicism:)

Pax,
Tarpeian
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 29, 2013, 11:25:17 AM
Welcome, Tarpeian!

If you have no TLM, I think you're better staying home on Sunday and praying a family Rosary. Going to the NO puts your Faith and the Faith of your children in danger.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Meg on June 29, 2013, 12:39:15 PM
Hi, I'm new to the forum. I'm a regular on FE, but given the recent scandal there, I'm not sure if I can go back there. I would like to participate on a forum where Catholics are serious about their faith. However, I'm not really a fan of the SSPX, so I'll avoid those topics which have to do with the SSPX, or Sedevacantism. If I do posts in those sections, remind me that I said I wouldn't!

God bless!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Napoli on June 29, 2013, 12:40:23 PM
Welcome Meg.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 29, 2013, 02:15:00 PM
Welcome, Meg!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Tarpeian on June 29, 2013, 03:30:48 PM
Quote from: ServusSpiritusSancti
Welcome, Tarpeian!

If you have no TLM, I think you're better staying home on Sunday and praying a family Rosary. Going to the NO puts your Faith and the Faith of your children in danger.

God Bless.


I'm trying to work with what God has sent. We are without question the most orthodox parish in the diocese. In terms of square miles our diocese I suspect is one of the largest. Until 3 years ago we were one of only two parishes who had a 24 hour perpetual adoration chapel. We had perpetual adoration for over 15 years, but then it was stopped because, we were in "violation of canon law." Now we have limited adoration:((. I would estimate the average family is over four children. We have many that have 8-14 children. I attribute this to the Faith we foster at home and through homeschooling. We are under attack by the bishop and progressive factions within the parish community. We had two priests "reassigned" as soon as word got out that they were going to offer the TLM! My two youngest sons serve the N.O., and I have trained them at home to assist at the TLM.

Tomorrow will be the first "trial run" for the (the post-Vatican II Mass ["ordinary form"] in Latin). It won't even be "ad orientem." I hope I don't come across as ungrateful because at least it's a small step. The sad part is the church is ready for the TLM everything was left as is when the started to the N.O..

Thoughts?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on June 29, 2013, 03:44:28 PM
Welcome, Tarpeian. I, like SSS, would suggest you stay away from the Novus Ordo, even in its most reverent forms.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: 3Sanctus on June 29, 2013, 09:04:31 PM
Hi all!  I just signed up, though I've read through several threads already.  I'm registered at the local FSSP parish, but I've attended the local SSPX Mass (it's in a local hotel) and have been thinking about switching to there.

I'm hoping to find less drama and more help fighting the good fight here than I've found elsewhere.

God bless!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on June 30, 2013, 11:27:23 AM
Quote from: 3Sanctus
Hi all!  I just signed up, though I've read through several threads already.  I'm registered at the local FSSP parish, but I've attended the local SSPX Mass (it's in a local hotel) and have been thinking about switching to there.

I'm hoping to find less drama and more help fighting the good fight here than I've found elsewhere.

God bless!


Welcome aboard, 3Sanctus!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: NathanL on July 04, 2013, 10:43:07 AM
Hi there everybody! I'm a 22-year-old college junior who has decided over the past couple of months that it's time for me to finally give in and join the church. I had tried to make the leap twice before, once even making it to some RCIA 'classes' where I was living at the time, but something about this summer has been quite different. I think I was finally ready to submit my mind and will to something outside of myself...

I started out at the main NO parish in town, even attending daily for two weeks, then as I started to read more about the crisis in the church I began devouring any traditionalist material I could get my hands on--Bp. Williamson, Fr. Milch, and ChurchMilitant on YouTube, the excerpts from Iota Unum on SSPXAsia, dozens of articles at SSPX, CMRI, Tradition in Action, etc. (even some stuff by the Dimonds, I'm very sorry to say :P). This has led me to the diocesan TLM which has been leaps and bounds ahead of anything I've experienced before. Right now I'm digging in to Griff Ruby's book and also some devotional classics like Preparation for Death, Introduction to the Devout Life, etc.

My most recent move was to fire off an e-mail to CMRI asking for more information about catechesis for adults and about the CMRI and independent parishes in my area. Anyone who is familiar with that aspect I would love to hear advice!

I've been lurking for a week or two but it was time to jump in, I guess. Anyway, greetings!  :cool:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: jen51 on July 04, 2013, 10:56:21 AM
Hello, Nathan!

Before your interest in the True Church, were you Protestant or something else? It's so great to see an up and coming Catholic. :)

So you quit taking RCIA classes? Are you recieving instruction from a traditional priest now? I've heard many RCIA horror stories.  :shocked: I was just wondering where you at in your conversion process.

At any rate, welcome aboard! We're glad to have you. :)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on July 04, 2013, 11:36:19 AM
Nice to have you on CatholicInfo with us, Nathan!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: NathanL on July 04, 2013, 12:50:05 PM
Quote from: jen51
Hello, Nathan!

Before your interest in the True Church, were you Protestant or something else? It's so great to see an up and coming Catholic. :)

So you quit taking RCIA classes? Are you recieving instruction from a traditional priest now? I've heard many RCIA horror stories.  :shocked: I was just wondering where you at in your conversion process.

At any rate, welcome aboard! We're glad to have you. :)


As a child I attended a small evangelical church that belonged to my uncle's family but my mother and stepfather were not religious and I never really was either. The RCIA classes I went to were three years ago, I was not yet in a religious frame of mind and I ended up unable to take them seriously. Right now I'm figuring out how to find a traditional priest in my area.

Thanks for the welcomes!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: notforgotten on July 17, 2013, 10:20:14 AM
Hi everybody. I'm a married Catholic. I live in Tustin, Ca. USA. I'm semi-retired. When I find time, I go to Saint Cecilia Church in Tustin. I have no children. My wife has two. We only have my sister and her family living in southern California with us. My mom and step dad are in heaven with the Lord. Most my family reside in Washington. I'm glad to be here with my fellow brothers and sisters. Thank you.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on July 17, 2013, 12:21:07 PM
Welcome to CatholicInfo, notforgotten!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: monnatale on July 18, 2013, 05:56:18 PM
Hello. How do I delete my account from this forum? Please advise. Thank you.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MyrnaM on July 18, 2013, 06:21:02 PM
Quote from: monnatale
Hello. How do I delete my account from this forum? Please advise. Thank you.


Don't let the turkeys here get you down.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: TonyAgnesi on July 20, 2013, 09:52:34 PM
My name is Tony Agnesi i am a story teller. I write about love, hope and forgiveness, which have helped me to celebrate God’s grace. Join me and see if you see yourself in my stories.  My blog, Finding God's Grace in Everyday Life features weekly stories, posted on Sunday, that celebrate and inspire.  You can check it out at:

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I'd love to hear your comments.

Tony
 (http://tonyagnesi.com)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MyrnaM on July 20, 2013, 11:04:47 PM
Hi Tony, I read your blog on chivalry and you are a great writer, I enjoy your style, it is down to earth.  Your use of words show you have the gift and yet you are not trying to impress someone with fancy words.  I hate to read things where I need a dictionary at hand trying to figure out exactly what the author was saying.  

Now lets  hope someone does not come along and call you a troll.  lol! A word some like to toss around on this forum.  

I will say this; I am a grandmother and I still find people very helpful.  Just the other day I purchased a 42 lb. bag of kitty litter from Costco,  and a big bag of Miracle Grow.  I was struggling to get these heavy items into my car when another customer saw me.  She, yes, another women in this case, came running over to help me.  I was very grateful!  

Just know that when you help an elderly we do appreciate it.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ServusSpiritusSancti on July 21, 2013, 10:59:14 AM
Welcome, Tony!

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: John Lambert on July 30, 2013, 09:08:44 PM
Greetings from balmy South Louisiana in the middle of summer:

I looked around on this site before introducing myself, so I know that there may be flames and misinformation, but here goes:

I am John Lambert; I am an Old Roman Catholic Deacon.  Professionally I am a tenured university associate professor.  I earned my undergraduate degree in the 1970's, and returned to grad school late in life, earning my MBA and DBA.  In addition to my work in the US, I supervise doctoral students for a grand ecole in  France, and soon will be supervising some for another program based in The Netherlands. I am now back in school working on my Master's degree in Pastoral Theology.

The philosophy that I wish to offer is that we of Tradition, we of Apostolic Succession, need to work together. Our numbers are small (Old Roman Catholic numbers are especially small), but we of Tradition frequently have very little that separates us.  I urge everyone to consider the Epistle from last Sunday (10th Sunday after Pentecost) in the Traditional calendar.  I believe that it applies to some of our points of disagreement between and among Traditionalists:

EPISTLE ¤ I Cor. 12. 2-11
Lesson from the first Epistle of Blessed Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians.

[Our acts are not only supernatural if they proceed from the Holy Ghost; without His aid we are powerless and given to sin; we are not even able to pronounce the Name of Jesus, affirming His divinity, save by His inspiration.]

Brethren, You know that, when you were heathens, you went to dumb idols, according as you were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, saith Anathema to Jesus; and no man can say: The Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of graces, but the same Spirit; and there are diversities of ministries, but the same Lord; and there are diversities of operations, but the same God, who worketh all in all. And the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man unto profit. To one indeed, by the Spirit, is given the word of wisdom; and to another, the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit; to another the grace of healing in the one Spirit; to another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, the discerning of spirits; to another, divers kinds of tongues; to another, interpretation of speeches. But all these things one and the same Spirit worketh, dividing to every one according as He will.

Considering the foregoing, I pray that together we can advance Tradition and most importantly, the message of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Dominus Vobiscuм
Deacon John Lambert
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Onosurf on July 31, 2013, 05:43:25 PM
Quote from: Magdalene
Ok, here's a brief profile of me.

I am 36 years old. I live in Southern California. I was born in Lebanon but left when I was 2 years old because of the cινιℓ ωαr between the Muslims and Christians. I was consquently raised in Saudi Arabia, England, and Belgium. I came to the United States in 1984.

I am a Maronite Catholic but only went to the Novus Ordo Mass all my life (that is when I would go to Mass -which wasn't that often since I wasn't raised strongly in the Catholic faith).

I was introduced to traditional Catholicism by Mike Solimanto about 6 years ago (he made a response on EWTN against the error of an "expert" there and I e-mailed him to get more info. about the topic and continued to e-mail him after that). I now alternate between going to the SSPX chapel for Mass and independent chapels. If I am too tired to get to a TLM, I reluctantly end up going to the more conservative of the N.O. Masses in town (during which time  I read from the traditional prayers of the TLM and only look up during the consecration)

I have been taking care of my 95 year old grandmother for 5 years now - day and night shift - and I only get 1 day off a year. You can't imagine the extreme mental and physical fatigue this entails. My body's aged beyond it's years and I'm suffering from depression. I'm sooooooooooooo unbelievably tired.

Granny and I live with my parents (I wish I could move out but, since I take care of Granny, I can't). My two brothers  also live with us. My sister used to live with us until she got married 4 years ago and moved to France.

I have no desire to ever get married and I don't want to become a nun, so I don't know what God has in store for me in the future.

Anyway, that's the short of it.



Sorry to hear about your situation.  I go to OLHC.  Been there about a year.  It takes a while to break in to that crowd...at least it did for me.  If you go and need intros, let me know.  Cheerio
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: TCat on August 03, 2013, 04:16:15 PM
My name is James and I believe in the Traditional Catholic church.
I don't like anything about the novus ordo church, and I think Vatican 2 was at least an outrageously stupid decision or at worst apostacy, but am still making my mind up on the subject.

Essentially I wonder about the orthodoxy of the modern church. I want to become a professional religious, but everywhere I could potentially join is so liberal it would turn my stomach. I don't think the liberal church is the real church and I don't see how I or anyone else could be motivated to devote their lives to a church that is so sickenly liberal and heretical.

I will post on this topic if my account is activated ( I got an error message when I registered)

Look forward to receiving wisdom from the posters on here, I see a lot of people who think like me are on this forum.

Basically I want answers. How can a mass so empty be valid, how can a pope who disses tradition at every opportunity be a valid pope, how can the modern popes contradict previous popes to such extremes as seeming like they are not even in the same religion - still be popes? I thought there was supposed to be unbroken continuity!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Lover of Truth on August 08, 2013, 01:01:14 PM
Quote from: Raphael
Hi everyone!
Finally registered because:
1) Love this forum!
2) Feel semi-confident enough to jump into conversations (I am a rookie with computers - not talking...)

I'm a trad wife and mom of many (9), attend Mass at an SSPX chapel, and try to be a good Catholic (not one of those "nice" ones...can't spell "nice" the way His Excellency says it...)
My husband and I were awaken from our slumber a little while ago, realizing the catastrophe that was under our noses; the generator that was keeping the Church going in this present crisis was itself spluttering. As if raising children to be good Catholics in this crazy world wasn't enough...

That's about all, I guess. We're fighting the good fight, just like you all are, too. God bless!


Mother of nine?  I love you already!  It was the issue of contraception that first got me to study authentic Catholicism.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Croagh Patrick on August 13, 2013, 10:30:27 AM
Hi all

I am a 47 year old/young traditional Catholic man who has being attending SSPX church for past 27 years.

I love ot read, cycle, praying and apostolizing. I lve the Holy sacrifice of the Mass , Our Ladies Rosary and my favourite saint is St. Philomena.

My favourite quote is from Hamlet and it perfectly summarises the way I pray

 "My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go. Please advise is most welcome.

THank you all  - your website is an inspiration.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Croagh Patrick on August 13, 2013, 05:00:34 PM
Quote from: Croagh Patrick
Hi all

I am a 47 year old/young traditional Catholic man who has being attending SSPX church for past 27 years.

I love ot read, cycle, praying and apostolizing. I lve the Holy sacrifice of the Mass , Our Ladies Rosary and my favourite saint is St. Philomena.

My favourite quote is from Hamlet and it perfectly summarises the way I pray

 "My words fly up, my thoughts remain below: Words without thoughts never to heaven go. Please advise is most welcome.

THank you all  - your website is an inspiration.


And obviously typing on keyboards is not one of my favourite pastimes.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on August 13, 2013, 05:02:39 PM
Welcome and God Bless, Croagh Patrick. You have been in tradition a lot longer than I have. :cheers:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Tridentine MT on August 25, 2013, 03:17:51 AM
Hi all!

I'm a traditional Catholic from Malta, the country where TLMs are de facto prohibited by the Archdiocese.

Hopefully I will get in touch with fellow Catholics in this forum and manage to bring the SSPX or SSPX-SO over Malta on a permanent basis. Otherwise it's so lonely here  :sad:

You can find news from Malta here:

http://pro-tridentina-malta.blogspot.com/

A blessed Sunday to all!

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cheryl on August 25, 2013, 08:31:32 AM
Hi Tridentine MT!  Glad to have you here.  Hope you enjoy the forum! :smile:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Tridentine MT on August 25, 2013, 10:46:39 AM
Quote from: Cheryl
Hi Tridentine MT!  Glad to have you here.  Hope you enjoy the forum! :smile:


It looks promising after a preliminary investigation  :detective: .
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: KyrieEleison28 on August 27, 2013, 10:05:56 AM
Hello all!

My name is Ashley, I live in Massachusetts, and I've been attending the TLM for just about 2 years now. It's been the best 2 years of my life. I am constantly looking to deepen my knowledge of tradition and God. I hope to find many good discussions here!

God bless!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: jen51 on August 27, 2013, 10:47:36 AM
Quote from: KyrieEleison28
Hello all!

My name is Ashley, I live in Massachusetts, and I've been attending the TLM for just about 2 years now. It's been the best 2 years of my life. I am constantly looking to deepen my knowledge of tradition and God. I hope to find many good discussions here!

God bless!


Hello! Welcome aboard. :)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cantarella on August 27, 2013, 05:54:02 PM
Hello all,

Finally introducing myself here. I am a Catholic living in Seattle, Washington. I attend the local SSPX Chapel. I converted to Catholicism from the Novus Ordo conciliar newchurch about a couple of years ago and I will never go back.

I am a twenty-something homeschooling mother of 3 little children so far. I have been blessed beyond words. I am a penitent sinner who strives day to day to be in God's grace. I try to live my life in conformity with Our Lord's will.  

In Christ Our Lord!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Clement on August 29, 2013, 03:24:55 AM
Greetings,

I've been a bit skittish about posting due to some unseemly behavior by a member of the forum. I've been forum stalked in the past and I hope to avoid the perpetrators of such antics here.

Regarding my background, I'm a lapsed Protestant investigating the Catholic faith. I've come to believe that the Catholic faith is the true faith, but that the Church has been infiltrated by nefarious forces. I believe the papacy has been compromised for years now. I'm not sure if a baptism in the new rite is valid or not. I'm here as an investigator, seeking counsel and edification.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Lover of Truth on August 30, 2013, 06:29:48 AM
Quote from: Clement
Greetings,

I've been a bit skittish about posting due to some unseemly behavior by a member of the forum. I've been forum stalked in the past and I hope to avoid the perpetrators of such antics here.

Regarding my background, I'm a lapsed Protestant investigating the Catholic faith. I've come to believe that the Catholic faith is the true faith, but that the Church has been infiltrated by nefarious forces. I believe the papacy has been compromised for years now. I'm not sure if a baptism in the new rite is valid or not. I'm here as an investigator, seeking counsel and edification.


The form and matter of baptism is correct in the Novus Ordo but we cannot be sure they have the proper intent.  Can it be assumed?  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Lover of Truth on August 30, 2013, 06:39:32 AM
Quote from: NathanL
Hi there everybody! I'm a 22-year-old college junior who has decided over the past couple of months that it's time for me to finally give in and join the church. I had tried to make the leap twice before, once even making it to some RCIA 'classes' where I was living at the time, but something about this summer has been quite different. I think I was finally ready to submit my mind and will to something outside of myself...

I started out at the main NO parish in town, even attending daily for two weeks, then as I started to read more about the crisis in the church I began devouring any traditionalist material I could get my hands on--Bp. Williamson, Fr. Milch, and ChurchMilitant on YouTube, the excerpts from Iota Unum on SSPXAsia, dozens of articles at SSPX, CMRI, Tradition in Action, etc. (even some stuff by the Dimonds, I'm very sorry to say :P). This has led me to the diocesan TLM which has been leaps and bounds ahead of anything I've experienced before. Right now I'm digging in to Griff Ruby's book and also some devotional classics like Preparation for Death, Introduction to the Devout Life, etc.

My most recent move was to fire off an e-mail to CMRI asking for more information about catechesis for adults and about the CMRI and independent parishes in my area. Anyone who is familiar with that aspect I would love to hear advice!

I've been lurking for a week or two but it was time to jump in, I guess. Anyway, greetings!  :cool:


Griff Ruby's book is most excellent.  It filled in a lot of gaps for me when I was becoming familiar with tradition.  It is good to see the truth find some people who are humble, sincere are open to it and seek it.  I have a theory that it always does.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Malleus 01 on September 21, 2013, 07:16:15 PM
Quote from: Clement
Greetings,

I've been a bit skittish about posting due to some unseemly behavior by a member of the forum. I've been forum stalked in the past and I hope to avoid the perpetrators of such antics here.

Regarding my background, I'm a lapsed Protestant investigating the Catholic faith. I've come to believe that the Catholic faith is the true faith, but that the Church has been infiltrated by nefarious forces. I believe the papacy has been compromised for years now. I'm not sure if a baptism in the new rite is valid or not. I'm here as an investigator, seeking counsel and edification.[/quote


You are very astute in your observation and thank you for exploring the Catholic faith. Prayer will be your guide so reflect on the truths of the faith as given you for truth becomes self evident upon reflection with grace.  You are here because you already know that to be true.  

As for all  seven sacraments - They are  given to the   world by
our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and the Catholic Church Established to provide them. Baptism being the gateway for no one can truly call themselves Catholic nor partake of the other six until they are Baptised Validly.   For any Sacrament to be valid it must have the proper form matter and intent.  

Since Paul the VI Changed the Rite Validity is now in question especially in the area of intent.

We have the traditional movement because of these anomalies

Pax Vobis
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: TheKnightVigilant on September 27, 2013, 07:09:03 PM
As I never introduced myself properly upon registration, below is a brief account of my conversion to the Catholic Church which I posted on another forum and now reproduce here.

Quote
It goes like this: I've been a conspiracy nut for a long time and various speculations (or should I say calumnies) surrounding the Catholic Church are a prominent fixture of many conspiracy theories. One such popular theory postulates that the Jesuits control world politics and are the originators of Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ. I was researching some similar claims made by a protestant anti-Catholic on youtube when I stumbled across a Bishop Williamson video on Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ in the Catholic Church. I was immediately struck by his tone and manner. He was rational and logical, and I'd never been exposed to rational Christianity before, only Protestant "get ready for the rapture" loons and sentimental Anglican or Novus-Ordo types. I was intrigued and scoured youtube for more of his material. Suddenly, his arguments, the things he was saying just made total sense of what I'd learnt beforehand in my days as a conspiracy-nut - what I'd learnt about the Satanic mass media, 9/11, the role of the Jєωs, Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ - everything. In all the years that I had been engrossed in researching these things, nothing I'd ever encountered even came close to adequately explaining just why this was all happening, but Bishop Williamson's arguments - or, you could say, the Catholic interpretation of history - brought all the pieces together. But let me be more specific...

Now, everything I knew about history before finding the Catholic faith had been filtered through a lens of Darwinian evolutionism, Freudian psychoanalysis, and Marxist historiography courtesy of our cultural overlords. But it never made sense to me that all of the currents of human history are driven by simple biological imperatives and economic factors, and that we people are merely swept along by these currents. Bishop Williamson's characterisation of history in one of his talks as defined not by economic factors, not by politics, not by biological imperatives, but primarily by religion was extremely compelling even without further elaboration on his part. Even though I still identified at this point as an agnostic, I could not reasonably deny that, if one assumes that the Biblical accounts are true, the Catholic interpretation of history as being driven by a head-on clash between Christ and his Church on the one hand, and Satan, represented by the Jєωs, Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ and their allies on the other made alot more sense than any of the Atheist historiography ever could, regardless of what premises you assume as fact beforehand.

It was primarily these historical arguments that drove me to research the Catholic faith in more depth, but not solely. In the process of watching these videos I was exposed to Catholic tradition and discovered that what I hitherto believed to be Catholicism, the hippy lovey-dovey globalist-relativist nonsense I'd seen from Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI, was really not Catholicism at all. It was knowing that which compelled me to discover real Catholicism. From there I plunged into almost incessant research on Catholic teaching and apologetics. I bought dozens of books on the subject, locked myself away at every opportunity to focus on serious reading, and very quickly I discovered that I was no longer agnostic. Soon after that I found myself Catholic. Not based on my feelings, but based on reason and faith.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: domino on October 04, 2013, 03:29:46 AM
let me introduce myself .
i'm 33 living in France
I know my english is very bad .
I followed the Sspx for more than 20 years and Good shepherd Institute from the beginning .
I'm a father with one child .
I live in the Arts and from the Arts .
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Anna Maria on October 11, 2013, 04:33:17 PM
Hi everyone. I'm Anna Maria.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: shin on October 11, 2013, 04:47:03 PM
Hello Anna Maria!  :smile:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Anna Maria on October 11, 2013, 04:57:25 PM
Hello Shin.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: orleans on October 22, 2013, 02:13:05 PM
I just joined!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: orleans on October 22, 2013, 02:44:39 PM
How do you unlock the private message service? It says I must be established? Help  :confused1:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on October 22, 2013, 02:47:47 PM
You have to be a member for a while before you can use PMs. I am not sure how long you have to wait. Anyway, welcome.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: orleans on October 22, 2013, 07:39:43 PM
Thanks Matto.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nick on October 22, 2013, 08:01:26 PM
Have just received my English copy of  The Impossible Reconciliation , by Fr. Rioult.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Hyperdox Nick on October 24, 2013, 08:16:48 PM
Hello!

My name's Nick, I live near Vancouver, Canada, and although I was born and raised a Roman Catholic (in the Novus Ordo Rite), I recently converted to Orthodox Christianity. Now I attend an OCA church nearby.

I'm fully prepared to talk at length on anything related to Orthodox Christianity, the Great Schism, and matters of Faith, since before my conversion I read extensively on both sides and reviewed arguments both ways.

So, if you'll have me here, I'm happy to discuss!

Nick
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Mithrandylan on October 24, 2013, 08:40:52 PM
Welcome to CI, Nick.  You aren't welcome to proselytize here.  If you created an account, I hope it was to learn, not to teach.  May the Blessed Virgin draw you to her Ever-Glorious Son.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Hyperdox Nick on October 25, 2013, 12:53:53 PM
Thank you! Can you clarify the difference between learning and teaching? If I can avoid it, I'd prefer to not be kicked off the forum... :)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Mithrandylan on October 25, 2013, 10:53:41 PM
Quote from: Hyperdox Nick
Thank you! Can you clarify the difference between learning and teaching? If I can avoid it, I'd prefer to not be kicked off the forum... :)


I mean that I hope your time on CI is spent mainly in silence reading and learning, not "sharing" your faith with us*; and when you choose to post, that your posts be earnest, honest, and for the purposes of achieving the truth.

*I don't mean to sound cold or unwelcoming, as my own becoming a traditional Catholic is in large part due to the information and direction of certain internet fora, but there is no benefit in appreciating error or reveling in ecuмenism.  I pray for your conversion to the Catholic faith, which, if you were raised Novus Ordo, you were unfortunately deprived of.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: GregM on October 30, 2013, 01:32:50 AM
Hi.

I am a Catechists and a Extraordinary Minister of Communion in my parish. I have been serving the Church for more than 20 years.

I have been looking for a place like this where we can share our faith, views and practices. I have probably not been looking hard enough, but I finally found this forum.

In my country where Islam is the main religion there are a lot of things we are not allowed by law to do in order to share our faith with others. We are not even allowed to use the Arabic word word of 'Allah' to mention God in our local language.

In my ministry I have found that many of the faithful here have very weak foundation in the Catholic faith because no form of Christian religious knowledge lesson are allowed in the mainstream educational avenues, while Islam is being freely taught and evangelized even among the non-muslims. So all that we can hope for is to reach out to the church goers and to children attending our Faith Formation Ministry. I am praying for reverse-evangelization whereby the children from our Sunday Schools may pass on what we have shared with them back to the parents.

One of my strategy is to reach out to my friends (many of whom are lapsed Catholics) through a Facebook page I created to share many of the fundamentals of our Catholic faith.

I would like for any members of the Forum here to pay the page a visit and critique if you may. There may be things that I have done wrong, or things that I need to do. You may contact me directly through this forum with your views.

https://www.facebook.com/TheCatechist

God bless.

Yours in Christ
Greg
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on October 30, 2013, 02:29:11 AM
You're most welcome Greg. I suppose when you say you've been serving the Church for 20 years you mean, as a catechist, do you?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LoverOfTradition on October 30, 2013, 11:51:54 AM
Hello everyone,

I'm new to the forum. I'm been lurking around and reading for awhile and decided to join.

I'm a traditional Catholic and attend the SSPX.  

God bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Mithrandylan on October 30, 2013, 05:26:07 PM
Welcome, Lover of Tradition!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LoverOfTradition on October 30, 2013, 07:53:28 PM
Quote from: Mithrandylan
Welcome, Lover of Tradition!


Thank you, Mithrandylan!  :smile:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Landless Laborer on November 01, 2013, 03:01:27 PM
Hi everyone,
I'm Greek Orthodox, and am converting to Catholicism through the Byzantine branch.  Still in the learning process, but i've learned enough to recognize that the Orthodox Church is in schism and not vise versa, as She teaches.  I'm joining through an Eastern rite, because i really don't want to be under the authority of our local RC bishop, whom i believe is hell bound, and taking many others with him.  
Holy Mother of God, save us!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on November 01, 2013, 03:08:43 PM
Welcome, Landless Laborer.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: 2Vermont on November 02, 2013, 06:50:46 PM
Welcome LoverofTradition and Landless Laborer!

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ameliaj on November 11, 2013, 02:19:47 PM
Hi, I'm a newbie.  I'm active on a couple of other traditional catholic forums and a refugee from a third. Nice to be here (although I've lurked unregistered for awhile now.)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LoverOfTradition on November 11, 2013, 02:43:39 PM
Quote from: ameliaj
Hi, I'm a newbie.  I'm active on a couple of other traditional catholic forums and a refugee from a third. Nice to be here (although I've lurked unregistered for awhile now.)


Welcome to the forum, Ameliaj!  :smile:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: monka966 on December 03, 2013, 04:10:55 PM
Hello I am new here.  I was brough up in Vatican II catholicism, but have been having problems with the whole N.O. mess for a while now.  I am hoping that one day I will be blessed by God to follow the true and only Catholic faith.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: soulguard on December 05, 2013, 01:40:51 PM
Welcome Monk number 966!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: holyhearts on December 15, 2013, 05:12:13 PM
Not totally new to this forum but lost all my information & had to re-register.
I have been living off & on between the USA and Brazil. Am back in the US
& have decided to stay. I am wondering if there is any one living in or near Union City, NJ that could drive me to a TLM? At this point, I will accept
anywhere! My email is: ursulacrc@yahoo.com.br
I was a religious for 27 years but left because of the "mess". Later I worked as a lay-missionary in Brazil....But all of Latin America is submerged in Marxist Liberation Theology. Thank you & God bless you!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Lover of Truth on December 16, 2013, 01:28:41 PM
Is this really true.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: crossbro on December 17, 2013, 01:15:22 AM

I live in Reno, NV. I attend Holy Spirit Mission. We are a traditionalist community with TLM. Been with this parish for a little over 2 years. About 70 families. Our priest is with the diocese and this parish is on diocese owned property. I attend daily mass NO six mornings a week. I can handle the daily mass communities because we all basically share the same values. Sunday mass NO is a whole new ball game though.

White, 46, male, single, prolife, conservative, traditional.

To be continued, questions ?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: shin on December 17, 2013, 01:23:52 AM
Welcome to the forums to you both!

Holyhearts you might want to ask Matthew to remove that email address after a little while, as spambots might gather it up otherwise.

May God keep you and help you!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Joe on December 19, 2013, 08:52:44 AM
Good Morning!

I just found this forum and decided to register to learn and be able to discuss traditional Catholicism.

About myself:

Born and raised in Texas, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  I was homeschooled from 1st-12th grade.  After high school I went to a military academy and graduated in 2012 with a BS in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering and a commission as a junior officer.  I'm currently stationed in Washington, DC in a desk job, which is far from my first choice but then again I didn't have much of a choice.

I married my best friend from high school in October and have enjoyed every bit of our marriage so far. :)

I'm an avid skier, sailor and backpacker.  I also love rock climbing and mountaineering.  

My family was a migratory Catholic family, although I lived in the same town until I went to college, we attended 5 different parishes in 18 years.  At first we went to the local charismatic Christian community on Sundays after attending mass at our official Catholic parish, which was just a typical suburban parish.  Then we stopped going to the charismatic services and went solely to our home parish.  After a while we then moved to a more traditional parish and attended the Novus Ordo in Latin.  Our pastor was moved out to a different parish, about an hour outside of Dallas, and we followed him there.  After my freshman year at college they joined the TLM parish that had just started (it was a TLM community and then bought a church and became a parish).

Anyways, that's kind of my background...  Hoping to learn and be able to appreciate the Extraordinary Form in a more meaningful way as well as have intelligent discussions about living a Catholic life in the modern world.

Cheers,
Joe
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Thorn on December 19, 2013, 09:33:16 AM
Welcome!  I home schooled my children too, years ago.  Best thing I ever did!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LoverOfTradition on December 19, 2013, 07:25:38 PM
Welcome to the forum, Joe!  :smile:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: shin on December 20, 2013, 12:55:45 AM
Good to hear from you Joe!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: holysoulsacademy on December 20, 2013, 09:27:00 PM
Hi it's holysoulsacademy! (the name of our Homeschool), mother of 10, and have been attending the TLM for the past 12 years.  
We named our homeschool as such because we have dedicated all our prayers and works for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
Homeschooling was critical in bringing us to our own path to Tradition.
Currently attending an SSPX Chapel after many regrettable experiences within the Indult and other Diocesan TLM communities.
Glad to find this forum, pretty interesting.
Looking forward to many "conversations".
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: soulguard on December 21, 2013, 07:55:31 AM
Quote from: holysoulsacademy
Hi it's holysoulsacademy! (the name of our Homeschool), mother of 10, and have been attending the TLM for the past 12 years.  
We named our homeschool as such because we have dedicated all our prayers and works for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
Homeschooling was critical in bringing us to our own path to Tradition.
Currently attending an SSPX Chapel after many regrettable experiences within the Indult and other Diocesan TLM communities.
Glad to find this forum, pretty interesting.
Looking forward to many "conversations".


Welcome to the forum!
I also went to the Indult but now my nearest TLM is the SSPX too.
I was able to hit the ground running when I went to the SSPX after having gone to the Indult. Dont like the way the Indult promotes the pope all the time tho.
 :farmer:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LoverOfTradition on December 21, 2013, 09:55:50 AM
Welcome to the forum, Holysoulsacademy!  :smile:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Brennus on January 03, 2014, 05:38:25 PM
I am in my early 40s and was born and raised in the Catholic faith in the Post Vatican era in a family that favored pre-conciliar thinking and practices but was not part of any traditional community. My faith weakened in my early teens and I no longer was going to Mass by 18.

I returned to the church in 2003. A few months later I discovered Traditionalism and attended my first Tridentine Mass in February 2004. Nothing has been the same for me since that day.

I am married to a good woman and we have six sons and a daughter.

I used to post on Fisheaters, deleted my account there in 2007, returned a year later, but stopped posting again after a while because I started to suspect there was something fishy about the place beyond the name.  I checked into it from time to time because it is a useful sort of news aggreagator. However, that whole Clare Brigid sent me reeling. In the midst of that, I saw stuff about this site and decided to check it out. (I never saw any of that Laura Bookworm stuff. I missed that when it happened. WOW!)
 
I attend both the Tridentine and the Novus Ordo. I consider them both valid but the Novus Ordo inferior and I only go to it out of necessity and want to phase it out.

I am a journalist at a small daily newspaper in Pennsylvania and have reservations about giving out too much about myself on internet fora.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LoverOfTradition on January 03, 2014, 06:45:04 PM
Welcome to the forum, Brennus!  :smile:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Senor Creel on January 09, 2014, 07:27:16 PM
 :cussing: too many smileys taking up my screen real estate!

So ive been to sspx masses and cmri masses and i can count the number of times on 1hand.

I do daily mass nom when its not too cold in the morning when i wake up :facepalm: hey its the hard wood floors!

For me its all about killing my "death grip" habit for good. Nom confession, nom eucharist, sspx confession, sspx eucharist, cmri confession, cmri eucharist could not get the job done.

15decade rosaries daily could not get the job done. Praying to saints for thheir intercessions from credit card sized collection cards didnt do it for me either.

Fasting was a waste of time. I truly thought it was a demon. But after trying out a lot of these things i saw that valid holy orders and invalid ones arguments and what not made not a speck of a difference. With all that baggage of capital T traditionalism and novus wierdo stuff i finally threw in the towel of surrender. I had just a thought to try out. Put away the computer and tablet. Guess what!? It works. Though its a constant struggle to combat, i just cant let my guard down. When im on these devices and i get the urge to visit bbdotcom i immediately put them away. Right now im doing the 90day no fap challenge and everything is pretty good right now.

Alittle too much info but its a contribution for us men. Put away all internet enabled devices. I mainly use my smartphone for browsing.

I guess im mainly here at cathinfo cause of the level of discussions on the cic and ccc type stuff.

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: soulguard on January 11, 2014, 05:36:17 AM
Quote from: Senor Creel
:cussing: too many smileys taking up my screen real estate!

So ive been to sspx masses and cmri masses and i can count the number of times on 1hand.

I do daily mass nom when its not too cold in the morning when i wake up :facepalm: hey its the hard wood floors!

For me its all about killing my "death grip" habit for good. Nom confession, nom eucharist, sspx confession, sspx eucharist, cmri confession, cmri eucharist could not get the job done.

15decade rosaries daily could not get the job done. Praying to saints for thheir intercessions from credit card sized collection cards didnt do it for me either.

Fasting was a waste of time. I truly thought it was a demon. But after trying out a lot of these things i saw that valid holy orders and invalid ones arguments and what not made not a speck of a difference. With all that baggage of capital T traditionalism and novus wierdo stuff i finally threw in the towel of surrender. I had just a thought to try out. Put away the computer and tablet. Guess what!? It works. Though its a constant struggle to combat, i just cant let my guard down. When im on these devices and i get the urge to visit bbdotcom i immediately put them away. Right now im doing the 90day no fap challenge and everything is pretty good right now.

Alittle too much info but its a contribution for us men. Put away all internet enabled devices. I mainly use my smartphone for browsing.

I guess im mainly here at cathinfo cause of the level of discussions on the cic and ccc type stuff.



Do you watch television? listen to modern music?
Those things erode Catholic sensibilities and cause a carefree attitude to sin. The novus ordo mass is terrible, but I confess ( much to the dislike of cathinfo) that I go to Novus ordo mass just to get the eucharist. It is better to go to the Latin mass regularly, but if you have not got access to the Latin mass then the least you must do is say the Rosary. Otherwise you will lose your soul.

Welcome to the forum too.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MaterMisericordiae on January 21, 2014, 05:38:05 PM
Hi!

My name is Jared. I'm going to be 23 in a couple weeks and I am currently enlisted in the Marine Corps, which makes practicing my faith difficult :drillsergeant:. I am a convert to Catholicism, confirmed in 2010 at a novus ordo parish and have been becoming more and more traditionally minded as the years go on. At this point I have started attending Indult and SSPX masses when I can while leaving the Novus Ordo behind. I am still unsure on a lot of issues involving the crisis of the church but, I just know that the abuses and lack of authentic traditional catholicism is what is driving me away from the novus ordo. I was very fond of Pope Benedict XVI and I am not very fond at all of Pope Francis. However, I do not lean towards sedevecantism. I find the idea of sedevecantism to be extremely frightening and appauling. I find myself in confusion a lot though when I think of the state of the church today. I want to be a saint, I want to be holy and I just want the Church to return to tradition. Perhaps I have said too much for an introduction but, here I am, this is me!

God bless you all and please pray for me... HARD!  :smile:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LoverOfTradition on January 21, 2014, 06:46:52 PM
Welcome to the forum, Jared!  :smile:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: San Amaro on January 25, 2014, 07:46:52 PM
My name is Rubén - I'm 19 years old and I'm currently a college student attending an Independent parish.

I used to be a typical, vanilla, NO catholic with no substance whatsoever until I decided to become an atheist. I returned and discovered true catholicism starting with reading Ed Feser's The Last Supersition, which rid me of my disgusting atheism. I then was able to participate in a Latin Mass thanks to a friend of mine - it was the most inspiring thing that could have happened to my faith. I realized that the modern garbage being spewed wasn't the true faith, that there existed something more profound - the greatest cure for the ailments of sinful nature.

Anyway, May God bless you all!  :smirk:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LoverOfTradition on January 25, 2014, 08:21:15 PM
Welcome to the forum, Ruben!  :smile:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Lover of Truth on February 07, 2014, 12:25:46 PM
Quote from: TheKnightVigilant
As I never introduced myself properly upon registration, below is a brief account of my conversion to the Catholic Church which I posted on another forum and now reproduce here.

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It goes like this: I've been a conspiracy nut for a long time and various speculations (or should I say calumnies) surrounding the Catholic Church are a prominent fixture of many conspiracy theories. One such popular theory postulates that the Jesuits control world politics and are the originators of Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ. I was researching some similar claims made by a protestant anti-Catholic on youtube when I stumbled across a Bishop Williamson video on Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ in the Catholic Church. I was immediately struck by his tone and manner. He was rational and logical, and I'd never been exposed to rational Christianity before, only Protestant "get ready for the rapture" loons and sentimental Anglican or Novus-Ordo types. I was intrigued and scoured youtube for more of his material. Suddenly, his arguments, the things he was saying just made total sense of what I'd learnt beforehand in my days as a conspiracy-nut - what I'd learnt about the Satanic mass media, 9/11, the role of the Jєωs, Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ - everything. In all the years that I had been engrossed in researching these things, nothing I'd ever encountered even came close to adequately explaining just why this was all happening, but Bishop Williamson's arguments - or, you could say, the Catholic interpretation of history - brought all the pieces together. But let me be more specific...

Now, everything I knew about history before finding the Catholic faith had been filtered through a lens of Darwinian evolutionism, Freudian psychoanalysis, and Marxist historiography courtesy of our cultural overlords. But it never made sense to me that all of the currents of human history are driven by simple biological imperatives and economic factors, and that we people are merely swept along by these currents. Bishop Williamson's characterisation of history in one of his talks as defined not by economic factors, not by politics, not by biological imperatives, but primarily by religion was extremely compelling even without further elaboration on his part. Even though I still identified at this point as an agnostic, I could not reasonably deny that, if one assumes that the Biblical accounts are true, the Catholic interpretation of history as being driven by a head-on clash between Christ and his Church on the one hand, and Satan, represented by the Jєωs, Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ and their allies on the other made alot more sense than any of the Atheist historiography ever could, regardless of what premises you assume as fact beforehand.

It was primarily these historical arguments that drove me to research the Catholic faith in more depth, but not solely. In the process of watching these videos I was exposed to Catholic tradition and discovered that what I hitherto believed to be Catholicism, the hippy lovey-dovey globalist-relativist nonsense I'd seen from Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI, was really not Catholicism at all. It was knowing that which compelled me to discover real Catholicism. From there I plunged into almost incessant research on Catholic teaching and apologetics. I bought dozens of books on the subject, locked myself away at every opportunity to focus on serious reading, and very quickly I discovered that I was no longer agnostic. Soon after that I found myself Catholic. Not based on my feelings, but based on reason and faith.


Nice post!  I have heard said that the humble and sincere will find the truth.  It seems you are proof of that sentiment.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: holysoulsacademy on February 08, 2014, 07:14:17 AM
Helooo! Jared & Ruben!  

I have had a blast here at CathInfo, with quite a number of very thought provoking conversations.  

The group of Trads that come to speak are quite impressive, I have learned a lot in the little bit of time that I have been on board.

Matthew runs a pretty tight ship, which helps keep things on track.  
I was never much of a forum person, it seemed that every time I was perusing one, it seemed more of a whining post or a dart board.
But I have found on CathInfo more debate, conversation, and inspiration than otherwise.

 :popcorn:

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: adorotedevote789 on February 16, 2014, 07:10:23 PM
I am just a person, one person in this world.
I live in Melbourne and I attend the mass every Sunday morning at 11am at
St Patrick's Cathedral & then I go to St Francis Church at 6pm for the evening mass.
I attend 2 masses because I love being in both churches.
I am quite conservative that's because I've been brought up in a Muslim culture.

I do hope to share my opinions & read interesting posts. God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cuthbert on February 16, 2014, 07:21:25 PM
Welcome adorotedevote789, how are things for the faithful in Australia? May God & His Most Holy Mother preserve you & grant the grace of final perseverance.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: adorotedevote789 on February 16, 2014, 11:25:22 PM
Things will never be well in Australia, but who am I to judge. There are just too many "stories" going around and the media has been pretty unkind to "us" and the "palace" in Rome is not helping "us" either.

I guess it's really an "adorotedevote" in Australia, only faith can keep us together.

God Bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: holysoulsacademy on February 19, 2014, 06:36:48 PM
+AMDG+
Feast of SAINT CONRAD, HERMIT
Feast of SAINT GABINUS, PRIEST & MARTYR

Welcome aboard adoretedevote!

That is one of my most favorite songs in the hymnal, along with Ave Verum & The Angelus.
This has been a very helpful forum for me and the other ladies in church who rely on my computer access to hear news of the Resistance.

Viva Cristo Rey! Viva Virgen Maria!
St. Frances Cabrini, Pray for us!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: johnb104 on February 19, 2014, 08:51:59 PM
Hi everyone, I'm just a new convert who can't justify modernism. My conversion turned my life around completely and I want authenticity.

Please bear with me if I ask any newbie type questions, I'm willing to learn from others and consider what I'm being told. I'm glad to be here, and hope I have something to offer.

Thanks :)

-John
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: PerEvangelicaDicta on February 19, 2014, 09:46:39 PM
Welcome, John.
Your humble heart and sincere quest for Truth will ensure spiritual growth by leaps and bounds, and fill your heart with indescribable joy.  
(speaking as one who "discovered" tradition a dozen years ago).

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LoverOfTradition on February 20, 2014, 12:09:19 PM
Welcome to the forum, John!  :smile:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: andysloan on February 20, 2014, 12:41:47 PM
Welcome John! God bless.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JoeZ on February 25, 2014, 07:51:59 PM
Greetings all,

I was born and raised Catholic, unfortunately NO though. Converted to tradition shortly after I was married and my dear wife followed me whole hearted. We have 11 children and 1 one the way. About me;

Husband and father by vocation.
High school drop-out by education.
Concrete plant mechanic for a living.
Rifle marksmanship instructor as a hobby.
Prepper by inclination.

God bless,
JoeZ
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matthew on February 25, 2014, 08:29:14 PM
Welcome to the forum!

I think you'll fit in here just fine.

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: PerEvangelicaDicta on February 25, 2014, 09:57:05 PM
Quote from: Matthew
Welcome to the forum!

I think you'll fit in here just fine.



Amen to that!  
Intriguing summary JoeZ.  I look forward to your participation.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LoverOfTradition on February 25, 2014, 10:13:00 PM
Welcome to the forum, Joe!  :smile:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: johnb104 on February 26, 2014, 04:20:25 AM
Welcome Joe, I'm new here too!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JoeZ on February 26, 2014, 07:42:51 AM
Thank you all.

JoeZ
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: dmg on March 04, 2014, 01:58:29 PM
Hello. Dave here. Live in AZ. Too hot for me. Wanted to find a place where I can some questions answered.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on March 04, 2014, 03:15:52 PM
Welcome Dave from Arizona. You've come to the right place, so make your self right at home and shoot! What's your background?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Providence on March 05, 2014, 10:31:16 PM
Hello, I was looking for a good forum to interact with other traditional Catholics, and apparently I found the right place.

I used to be a person who didn't have a care about religion. I don't remember exactly when, but through the graces of God I found the true Catholic Church and her beautiful sacrifice of the mass.

Anyway, I hope to learn more and continue to deepen my faith.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on March 06, 2014, 09:44:41 PM
Welcome, Providence! Make yourself at home!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: tradforlife on March 08, 2014, 11:36:51 PM
Hey, everyone. I'm Amanda. I've been looking for a good traditional Catholic Web site, and I think this one might be it. I look forward to meeting you and seeing you on the boards. God bless!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on March 09, 2014, 06:09:41 AM
Welcome Amanda! Are you new to tradition? What made you want to join CathInfo. Did you lurk for long or just recently discover us?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Memorare on March 23, 2014, 03:25:42 PM
Hello everyone: my name is Dana. Converted in 2008 after three years of personal education. I attend a beauitful Catholic Church in alabama. I've attended very few traditional masses because of where I live... It's approximately over an hour drive one way to a church that has traditional mass. However I heard that a monastery in the area came in communion with our bishop and has TM.  The husband attends mass with us, my children are being raised catholic of course. Please pray for my husabnd's conversion.

Anyway, I homeschool my three children.  

If anyone would be willing to converse with me privately about the monasary in the area, I would appreciate it. I do not want to publicly post my location.

Blessings!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on March 23, 2014, 04:20:42 PM
Welcome Dana/Memorare, I believe you will have to wait a week in order to send and receive private messages, so be patient. I don't live anywhere near you so I wouldn't know anything about the monastery. I just wanted to warn you about the week's wait.

God bless you and all your loved ones. Great that you are homeschooling.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Memorare on March 23, 2014, 04:30:57 PM
Quote from: Nadir
Welcome Dana/Memorare, I believe you will have to wait a week in order to send and receive private messages, so be patient. I don't live anywhere near you so I wouldn't know anything about the monastery. I just wanted to warn you about the week's wait.

God bless you and all your loved ones. Great that you are homeschooling.


God bless! I just read the rule, no problem at all.  Thanks for the welcome! My Children attended our parish school and we weren't happy there, so we came back home. I am truly blessed in being able to school them and to have a large community of homeschooling catholics for support. We luckily attend a very respectful parish. But I would like to introduce my children to traditional as well.

I am reading some of the subforums and I'm feeling "at home" with the content of them. I look forward to conversing and learning here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: flameburns623 on March 23, 2014, 07:21:49 PM
Hello.

New here. 54 year old grandfather of two, veteran and college graduate.

Have been attending St. Francis de Sales since my return to the Church in 2008/2009.

I fell into inactivity in the early 1980's, after being raised in a very conservative/still-Latin-using parish, and then--when I joined the Army--seeing the true impact of VII: it disillusioned and alienated me, and after dabbling with Protestantism and then drifting into nothingness, I gradually found my way back 'home'.

At the time of my return I was full of hope that Pope Benedict XVI would nudge the Church closer to Tradition. I figured it might take two or three Pontificates, but I had hoped to truly see a 'reform of the Reform' which would bring us back to noble Tradition.

Pope Francis has proven a disappointment and I am quite honestly spending a year in prayer and reflection on the whole situation. I am now attending the local SSPX chapel and doing tons of reading on the issues. An SSPV congregation apparently also meets in the area so that is one direction I have cast my gaze.

Please do keep me in your prayers!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on March 23, 2014, 07:30:19 PM
Welcome flameburns623,
Here's  :pray:ing for you!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Apollonia777 on March 30, 2014, 04:53:03 PM
Hello everyone,
I'm new here. 27y single female traditionalist in the cold Northern Europe. I've always been a Catholic but found my way to Tradition just recently (last autumn) and wonder why it took me so long!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: holysoulsacademy on March 30, 2014, 05:52:45 PM
+AMDG+
LAETARE SUNDAY A.D. 2014


Quote from: johnb104


Hi everyone, I'm just a new convert who can't justify modernism. My conversion turned my life around completely and I want authenticity.

Please bear with me if I ask any newbie type questions, I'm willing to learn from others and consider what I'm being told. I'm glad to be here, and hope I have something to offer.

Thanks :)

-John


Welcome aboard Johnb104, you will find Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism is THE ONLY WAY to fight the diabolical heresy of Modernism.

I noticed you have a devotion to the Holy Souls, our family does too.  They are great to pray to, as they have come to our assistance many, many times.  Also, they are all ETERNALLY GRATEFUL for your prayers, as those prayers help them escape Purgatory and enter into Heaven!  Talk about friends in high places!

Quote from: JoeZ
Greetings all,

I was born and raised Catholic, unfortunately NO though. Converted to tradition shortly after I was married and my dear wife followed me whole hearted. We have 11 children and 1 one the way. About me;

Husband and father by vocation.
High school drop-out by education.
Concrete plant mechanic for a living.
Rifle marksmanship instructor as a hobby.
Prepper by inclination.

God bless,
JoeZ


Hello JoeZ, we are trailing behind by 2 children, looking forward to your postings!

Quote from: dmg
Hello. Dave here. Live in AZ. Too hot for me. Wanted to find a place where I can some questions answered.


Hi dmg from AZ, the forum can get pretty heated up like AZ, enjoy!

Quote from: Providence
Hello, I was looking for a good forum to interact with other traditional Catholics, and apparently I found the right place.

I used to be a person who didn't have a care about religion. I don't remember exactly when, but through the graces of God I found the true Catholic Church and her beautiful sacrifice of the mass.

Anyway, I hope to learn more and continue to deepen my faith.



Hi Providence! "Seek and ye shall find ...",  God will always answer, never cease seeking, and He will bring you to home to Him.  Great to have you on the forum!

Quote from: tradforlife
Hey, everyone. I'm Amanda. I've been looking for a good traditional Catholic Web site, and I think this one might be it. I look forward to meeting you and seeing you on the boards. God bless!


A beautiful name, from a 7th Century Saint.  (Well it actually derives from St. Amandus. I actually have a son born on the feastday of a great female saint and we ended up naming him a male version of it, she was a great teacher and he definitely has excellent traits for teaching)

Quote from: Memorare
Hello everyone: my name is Dana. Converted in 2008 after three years of personal education. I attend a beauitful Catholic Church in alabama. I've attended very few traditional masses because of where I live... It's approximately over an hour drive one way to a church that has traditional mass. However I heard that a monastery in the area came in communion with our bishop and has TM.  The husband attends mass with us, my children are being raised catholic of course. Please pray for my husabnd's conversion.

Anyway, I homeschool my three children.  

If anyone would be willing to converse with me privately about the monasary in the area, I would appreciate it. I do not want to publicly post my location.

Blessings!


Hello Dana, we will keep praying for your husband's conversion.  St. Joseph is a most excellent patron for that, we have had many prayers realized through his patronage, especially after we formally made him the Patron of our home.  Also, the children, their prayers are most precious to Our Lord.  Teach them to pray sincerely and devoutly for their father.

Quote from: flameburns623
Hello.

New here. 54 year old grandfather of two, veteran and college graduate.

Have been attending St. Francis de Sales since my return to the Church in 2008/2009.

I fell into inactivity in the early 1980's, after being raised in a very conservative/still-Latin-using parish, and then--when I joined the Army--seeing the true impact of VII: it disillusioned and alienated me, and after dabbling with Protestantism and then drifting into nothingness, I gradually found my way back 'home'.

At the time of my return I was full of hope that Pope Benedict XVI would nudge the Church closer to Tradition. I figured it might take two or three Pontificates, but I had hoped to truly see a 'reform of the Reform' which would bring us back to noble Tradition.

Pope Francis has proven a disappointment and I am quite honestly spending a year in prayer and reflection on the whole situation. I am now attending the local SSPX chapel and doing tons of reading on the issues. An SSPV congregation apparently also meets in the area so that is one direction I have cast my gaze.

Please do keep me in your prayers!


Hello flameburns63!  Hope you find a Resistance Mission too, the SSPX-MC priests are such a blessing!  Welcome aboard!

Quote from: Apollonia777
Hello everyone,
I'm new here. 27y single female traditionalist in the cold Northern Europe. I've always been a Catholic but found my way to Tradition just recently (last autumn) and wonder why it took me so long!


Hello Apollonia77!  Hoping to hear a lot from you on the forum, it's wonderful that so many Catholics from all over the world are on CathInfo!  BTW - she's one of our favorite Saints.

Pax Christi!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Memorare on April 03, 2014, 08:30:24 AM
Thank you for the welcome HSA :-) St Joseph is asked frequently to pray for us.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Oatmeal on April 10, 2014, 09:29:49 AM
Hi, everyone.  My first post probably came across the wrong way: http://www.cathinfo.com/catholic.php?a=topic&t=31001&min=0&num=5

I was angry after reading that docuмent, and my post was supposed to be sarcastic but it came across to many as being uncharitable.  I apologize for that.

I'm 40 years old and I've been a Catholic for 20 years.  I was blissfully unaware of all of the problems in the post-conciliar church until Francis stepped out onto the loggia of St. Peter's last March.  My spiritual life has been in a tailspin ever since.  I was active in Opus Dei, but I have since terminated my relationship with them.  I'm probably headed for the R&R camp.  The nearest SSPX chapel is 100 miles away, and I'm not quite ready to take that step yet, but the day is coming.  I'm not a sede, but I have great respect for the sedevacantist position and I won't argue that their conclusion is wrong.  They may very well be right, but I'm too spiritually exhausted to go that far at this point in time.

I don't think I'll post much, but I look forward to reading the thoughts of like-minded individuals in this forum.  Knowing I'm not alone helps me get through the day.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on April 10, 2014, 04:37:05 PM
Welcome, Oatmeal! Love your name! Good and wholesome.

You picked a hard time to enter the Church. But it's the only time you've got.

Yes, I found your first post puzzling especially as it was your first. But anyway it's good to have you here. You come across here as a humble person, and that is an indispesible virtue.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AugustineA on April 11, 2014, 02:44:50 AM
Hi there. I'm receiving some sort of registration error. After pasting the link from my email it says it wasn't registered properly and to please contact an admin, but I'm not sure how. I'll continue looking about, but if somebody sees this could send the word, it would be much appreciated.

edit:

Oh btw, I'm happy to be here. I am a 25 year old convert to Catholicism, roughly four years ago. My family is evangelical, and not the welcoming sort. I was always attached to Catholicism, ever since a family friend invited us to Easter Mass as children.

Last Sunday was my first time at a traditional Latin Mass at an FSSP parish. I've since decided not to return to the NO unless I absolutely must. Praying there felt like coming home, and it was beautiful to see so many people taking the faith seriously. St. Paul says race to the finish with the discipline of an athlete right. :P

Obviously, everything is quite new to me. I've purchased a missal from Baronius Press in the meantime, and looking to get involved with the young adult group there, and of course support the parish in any way possible.

I have never experienced anything like the Latin Mass before, or the community there. Deo Gratias!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: holysoulsacademy on April 14, 2014, 08:23:23 AM
Quote from: AugustineA

I have never experienced anything like the Latin Mass before, or the community there. Deo Gratias!


The Mass is ... words can't describe.
Looking forward to hearing from you!

Quote from: Oatmeal
The nearest SSPX chapel is 100 miles away, and I'm not quite ready to take that step yet, but the day is coming.  


It's great to hear from you Oatmeal!
You should also inquire about resistance masses when they come into town.
They have great priests fighting hard to bring Sacraments to the Faithful.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nobody on April 14, 2014, 08:46:59 PM
Quote from: Oatmeal
Hi, everyone.  My first post probably came across the wrong way: http://www.cathinfo.com/catholic.php?a=topic&t=31001&min=0&num=5

I was angry after reading that docuмent, and my post was supposed to be sarcastic but it came across to many as being uncharitable.  I apologize for that.

I'm 40 years old and I've been a Catholic for 20 years.  I was blissfully unaware of all of the problems in the post-conciliar church until Francis stepped out onto the loggia of St. Peter's last March.  My spiritual life has been in a tailspin ever since.  I was active in Opus Dei, but I have since terminated my relationship with them.  I'm probably headed for the R&R camp.  The nearest SSPX chapel is 100 miles away, and I'm not quite ready to take that step yet, but the day is coming.  I'm not a sede, but I have great respect for the sedevacantist position and I won't argue that their conclusion is wrong.  They may very well be right, but I'm too spiritually exhausted to go that far at this point in time.

I don't think I'll post much, but I look forward to reading the thoughts of like-minded individuals in this forum.  Knowing I'm not alone helps me get through the day.


Hi Oatmeal,

Welcome to CI.

You may be the right person for the job, having experience with Opus Dei. I started a thread about Opus Dei and what we can do to get family/friends out of it, but it seems no one here is able/willing to help out. Have a look if you are willing :

http://www.cathinfo.com/catholic.php/Opus-Dei-What-can-we-do-about-it

Even if you don't reply, it's still nice knowing it is possible to get out of Opus Dei. Well done !
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Maxine on April 16, 2014, 11:27:25 AM
Maxine, 42, London UK

Returning to Catholicism after many years of drifting in a secular world.

Only find meaning now in the Traditional Latin Mass. Can see why I left the church 20 years ago and even signed up to Dawkins style atheism.  Church was stale, boring and uninspiring.

I have a science degree and have worked as a teacher and librarian. Am now looking for a change of career - am hoping to work in efucation of children with special needs.

I'm here to find some answers and debate.

Hoping to be Confirmed in the Traditional Rite in November.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Maxine on April 16, 2014, 11:42:54 AM
That would be 'education' of course.

Apologies for the typo - I only have smartphone internet access at the moment.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: stgobnait on April 16, 2014, 12:41:28 PM
welcome maxine.... :jumping2:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Michael Wilson on April 19, 2014, 08:57:46 AM
Michael Wilson,
 I was a member of Ignis Ardens forum (before its untimely and lamented demise), and am currently a member of Angelqueen, Archbishop Lefebvre, Bellarmine, and  Suscipe Domine forums. I was born and raised a Catholic, and my family became traditionalist in the late sixties, when the new all English canon was introduced, thanks to the writtings of Mr. Patrick Henry Omlor. I'm a 58 years old batchelor (the lucky woman that didn't get stuck with me, ha!); I live with my Mom and a spinster sister. I work as a teacher's aid in a public school with children who have learning disabilities and as a clerk in a liquor store.  
I hold to the  sede-vacante opinion as a logical explanation of the "how?" Question of the current situation in the Church; as in: "How is it possible that the Pope and the magisterium could teach erroneous even heretical doctrines, promulgate harmful, even invalid sacraments, as well as discipline."
Politically, I favor the Monarchial form of govenment; but I prefer above all else, a government that is based on and guided by Catholic principles. But I'm not interested in politics and am not active in any "cause".
In books, I like the writtings of Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP (obviously); Rev. Garigou Lagrange (although I'm a Molinist on the question of grace and predestination); and the writings of the pre-Vatican II popes.
I also like to read fantasy for entertainment (Lord of the Rings, Yes!); like to drink a good Bourbon, Scotch, and have a nice red wine when I can afford it (Cabernet, Zinfandel, Malbec, Merlot, are my favorite varieties). I also like to drink cheap beer;Coors Extra Gold is my daily beer; and good beer: Chimay Abbey Ale (once a year).
I like to hang around traditional Catholic forums, because I have learned a great deal by reading the posts and having discussions with other members.
Favorite sports teams: Football: Miami Dolphins; Basketball: the Heat; Hockey: Boston Bruins; Baseball: San Francisco Giants; Soccer: Real Madrid. Rugby: "Les Blues".
As most of you can conclude by now, temperamentally I'm a Sanguine-Melancholy.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: PerEvangelicaDicta on April 19, 2014, 09:17:22 AM
Now that's an introduction! We know the cut of your jib now.  
All told, I look forward to your cotnributions.

Quote
"How is it possible that the Pope and the magisterium could teach erroneous even heretical doctrines, promulgate harmful, even invalid sacraments, as well as discipline."


This has been a very difficult, painful struggle for me, especially the past year.  Your "how" has been my framework to discern.

Welcome, and happy, holy feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Michael Wilson on April 19, 2014, 01:26:05 PM
Thank You! Yes, it is a very difficult question.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Mabel on April 19, 2014, 01:27:52 PM
Hi Michael,
I'm glad to see you here. I have appreciated your posts often on other forums.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Michael Wilson on April 20, 2014, 11:47:56 AM
Thanks Mabel!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on April 20, 2014, 09:50:53 PM
Nice to have you here, Maxine. I hope you will find what you're looking for.

Michael, that was a very interesting intro. Welcome! You said
Quote
I was born and raised a Catholic, and my family became traditionalist in the late sixties, when the new all English canon was introduced, thanks to the writtings of Mr. Patrick Henry Omlor.


The way you have expressed it, I would have thought that your family were always traditionalist. Am I right?
I have yet to read anything by the late Patrick Ormlor, (May he rest in peace).
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Ambrose on April 21, 2014, 02:19:01 AM
Quote from: Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson,
 I was a member of Ignis Ardens forum (before its untimely and lamented demise), and am currently a member of Angelqueen, Archbishop Lefebvre, Bellarmine, and  Suscipe Domine forums. I was born and raised a Catholic, and my family became traditionalist in the late sixties, when the new all English canon was introduced, thanks to the writtings of Mr. Patrick Henry Omlor. I'm a 58 years old batchelor (the lucky woman that didn't get stuck with me, ha!); I live with my Mom and a spinster sister. I work as a teacher's aid in a public school with children who have learning disabilities and as a clerk in a liquor store.  
I hold to the  sede-vacante opinion as a logical explanation of the "how?" Question of the current situation in the Church; as in: "How is it possible that the Pope and the magisterium could teach erroneous even heretical doctrines, promulgate harmful, even invalid sacraments, as well as discipline."
Politically, I favor the Monarchial form of govenment; but I prefer above all else, a government that is based on and guided by Catholic principles. But I'm not interested in politics and am not active in any "cause".
In books, I like the writtings of Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP (obviously); Rev. Garigou Lagrange (although I'm a Molinist on the question of grace and predestination); and the writings of the pre-Vatican II popes.
I also like to read fantasy for entertainment (Lord of the Rings, Yes!); like to drink a good Bourbon, Scotch, and have a nice red wine when I can afford it (Cabernet, Zinfandel, Malbec, Merlot, are my favorite varieties). I also like to drink cheap beer;Coors Extra Gold is my daily beer; and good beer: Chimay Abbey Ale (once a year).
I like to hang around traditional Catholic forums, because I have learned a great deal by reading the posts and having discussions with other members.
Favorite sports teams: Football: Miami Dolphins; Basketball: the Heat; Hockey: Boston Bruins; Baseball: San Francisco Giants; Soccer: Real Madrid. Rugby: "Les Blues".
As most of you can conclude by now, temperamentally I'm a Sanguine-Melancholy.


Michael, I have been reading your posts on other forums for some time, and I am happy that you have now joined CI.  Welcome.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Michael Wilson on April 22, 2014, 04:50:23 PM
Quote from: Nadir
Nice to have you here, Maxine. I hope you will find what you're looking for.

Michael, that was a very interesting intro. Welcome! You said
Quote
I was born and raised a Catholic, and my family became traditionalist in the late sixties, when the new all English canon was introduced, thanks to the writtings of Mr. Patrick Henry Omlor.


The way you have expressed it, I would have thought that your family were always traditionalist. Am I right?
I have yet to read anything by the late Patrick Ormlor, (May he rest in peace).

 Nadir,
  yes that is correct, we have basically been trads all of our lives, as we had the blessing of never having participated in the N.O.M.
Mr. Omlor's writings are very good, and he was one of the original English speaking trad authors.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Domitilla on April 22, 2014, 05:34:29 PM
Welcome aboard, Michael Wilson!  I always looked forward to reading your posts on IA (of felicitous memory).  Now, I'll have the pleasure of reading you once more.  How I wish a few more of the IA crowd would migrate over here ...
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Michael Wilson on April 26, 2014, 09:25:31 AM
Ambrose,
 thank you very much.
Domitilla,
 I'm glad you are here also.  We have a few refugees from I.A. Over at Suscipe Domine forum, including Clare, Maximillian and Feeneyite (now "Yankee Girl").
I hope I have time to post here, as there are many interesting threads.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: magdalena on April 29, 2014, 08:49:11 PM
Michael Wilson said:
 thank you very much.
Domitilla,
 I'm glad you are here also.  We have a few refugees from I.A. Over at Suscipe Domine forum, including Clare, Maximillian and Feeneyite (now "Yankee Girl").
I hope I have time to post here, as there are many interesting threads. [/quote]



So you just hopped on board?  I have to admit that I miss IA as well.  It had many interesting  :jumping2:personalities--and humor.  Happy to see you, and will be looking forward to reading your posts.  Like Domitilla, I, too, hope to see others from IA migrate over here some day, and wish Patricius the very best. Every Trad forum that disappears is a loss.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: magdalena on April 29, 2014, 09:15:07 PM
Sorry.  The jumping person was an "oops", but it went into cement!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Michael Wilson on May 03, 2014, 09:27:23 AM
Thank you Magdalena for your kind welcome.
Good to see you and other ex-I.A. Members here too.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: twentymilz on May 13, 2014, 06:18:55 PM
Greetings everyone. I've been lurking for a while and probably won't post much. Some of you might know me, as I was dustinsdad on another board or two. I'll be twentymilz here. (I think I registered here a long time ago with the old name, but don't remember the password and have since changed e-mail addresses. If i did its been over a year, and I'm not sure if i even posted here before.)

Anyway, I haven't been on the other one for a while. Tran-gate pretty much ruined it for me. I can't deal with the self-loathing trad angle which had come to dominate it, as well as an infatuation with any story dealing with the homo topic. Add the  influx of neo-cat conservatives, felt a little too close to CAF.

For the record. I usually assist  and am a member at an ICKSP parish (it's where I "discovered" tradition)  but occaisionally go to an SSPX chapel. My thinking is probably more SSPX and I'll likely wind up there eventually. Maybe sooner rather than later.

Like alot of folks, the canonizations have troubled me greatly. I fully expected the Good Lord to not allow it. But here we are.


My position as fsr as the sede arguments...anything is possible. I would not at all be surprised if after this chastisement a future pope declares the post concilliar popes to be anti-popes.  I don't trust myself to make that call. All I can do is try to hold to the Faith and reject the modern errors. These are dark days.

That's all for now.

Peace.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: wxg101 on May 14, 2014, 11:45:59 PM
Hello, my name is William. I have been "lurking" around this forum for a while, and have grown fond of it- since this seems to be where most of the interesting discussions are occurring. Information will come with time, although it can be rest assured that I am a Roman Catholic and I take my faith very seriously. All I ever think about is God and His Church.

Amen.

Sincerely,

William
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Martin Killeen on June 14, 2014, 10:02:20 PM
Hi My Name is Martin Killeen,

I am retired from the NYPD.
I live in Costa Rica.
I was baptized in the original pre- VaticanII  RCC..well I might need to be corrected on that...I was baptized while the mass was still in Latin and almost none or none of the distortions of Vat II had visibly taken place yet...1961...our churches in the Bronx NY at the time were staunch Irish Catholic and my 2 overlapping parishes in particular(I lived on a borderline)
were considered "hold out churchs"...concerning the Latin Mass, dogma Liturgy, priests, Etc.

I cant remember what year we switched from the Latin Mass but training as an Altar Boy in 70, 71..we were still taught the Latin Mass, but when I was able to serve 72 73,it was the vernacular N.O.

So perhaps technically not a VatI ...I was fortunate to experience Vat I.....until of course the hammer came down.

I remember the 1st Novus Ordu and even with errors, at first ,it still seemed like a real mass. I was an altar boy....so after being a hold out church we stuck to what seemed to be a fairly strict vernacular mass.

But by around 1974 ,we had some radical nuns in house, and they really got involved , and church wasn't church anymore. UGH...instead of organ music..hippies with BANJOS guitars and tamborines...it was like "The Partridge Family" was running the mass.



Anyway I have been on a private journey for about a year..reading and studying a lot.

amazon.com has been really helpful, I've bought a small library of study books from them.

I started one night by doing a search on "The Virgin of Fatima" (my mothers favorite and she always talked on the secrets and how it was so real and important and the rosary.) From there it's been step by step study realization study realization....shortly after the journey started I had to go back to the states and I attended mass in English........I was blown away the mass...all the words of all the prayers the whole thing...it was...hard to describe
but horrifyingly..scary...bad.


I had previously attending N.O. masses in Spanish, and was using old old English Latin prayer books..so I had no idea how bad things had become.

Well I could go on for hours....but I'll cut to the chase.

I really want to connect with some Traditional Catholics,at this point I'm desparate to find anyone, here in Costa Rica.
I know they exist because I read a story about them and how they tried to operate within the structure of the RCC...several priests were trained in the TLM but at the  11th hour,stabbed in the back the, "bishop" here Quiros had assigned his #2 to "assist" all along but really he was just an informer so that when everything was go...the hammer came down....NO TLM allowed.

Anyway if there is any one out there who could give me any tip or lead to get me in touch with some Traditionalists...I would be grateful.

Amen...... Thank you all.......Martin Killeen.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: stgobnait on June 15, 2014, 04:30:43 PM
welcome, a good irish sounding name! :)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Martin Killeen on June 15, 2014, 07:03:11 PM
 Thank you, stgobnait and thanks for welcoming me aboard.

 You would find my Killeens, in Ballina, Bunree, Lacken. Ireland, Republic of.

 thanks again.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Lover of Truth on June 23, 2014, 11:00:49 AM
Quote from: Martin Killeen
Hi My Name is Martin Killeen,

I am retired from the NYPD.
I live in Costa Rica.
I was baptized in the original pre- VaticanII  RCC..well I might need to be corrected on that...I was baptized while the mass was still in Latin and almost none or none of the distortions of Vat II had visibly taken place yet...1961...our churches in the Bronx NY at the time were staunch Irish Catholic and my 2 overlapping parishes in particular(I lived on a borderline)
were considered "hold out churchs"...concerning the Latin Mass, dogma Liturgy, priests, Etc.

I cant remember what year we switched from the Latin Mass but training as an Altar Boy in 70, 71..we were still taught the Latin Mass, but when I was able to serve 72 73,it was the vernacular N.O.

So perhaps technically not a VatI ...I was fortunate to experience Vat I.....until of course the hammer came down.

I remember the 1st Novus Ordu and even with errors, at first ,it still seemed like a real mass. I was an altar boy....so after being a hold out church we stuck to what seemed to be a fairly strict vernacular mass.

But by around 1974 ,we had some radical nuns in house, and they really got involved , and church wasn't church anymore. UGH...instead of organ music..hippies with BANJOS guitars and tamborines...it was like "The Partridge Family" was running the mass.



Anyway I have been on a private journey for about a year..reading and studying a lot.

amazon.com has been really helpful, I've bought a small library of study books from them.

I started one night by doing a search on "The Virgin of Fatima" (my mothers favorite and she always talked on the secrets and how it was so real and important and the rosary.) From there it's been step by step study realization study realization....shortly after the journey started I had to go back to the states and I attended mass in English........I was blown away the mass...all the words of all the prayers the whole thing...it was...hard to describe
but horrifyingly..scary...bad.


I had previously attending N.O. masses in Spanish, and was using old old English Latin prayer books..so I had no idea how bad things had become.

Well I could go on for hours....but I'll cut to the chase.

I really want to connect with some Traditional Catholics,at this point I'm desparate to find anyone, here in Costa Rica.
I know they exist because I read a story about them and how they tried to operate within the structure of the RCC...several priests were trained in the TLM but at the  11th hour,stabbed in the back the, "bishop" here Quiros had assigned his #2 to "assist" all along but really he was just an informer so that when everything was go...the hammer came down....NO TLM allowed.

Anyway if there is any one out there who could give me any tip or lead to get me in touch with some Traditionalists...I would be grateful.

Amen...... Thank you all.......Martin Killeen.


Welcome.  So what is it like to live in Costo Rico?  Compared to the U.S.?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MonteiroM on July 07, 2014, 10:13:21 PM
Hello,

My name is Milton Monteiro. I'm 29, from the south of Brazil, Santa Maria-RS. It's close to the border with Argentina and Uruguay. There is a small priory of sspx here.

I've been reading this forum for some time, but only now decided to participate. This is because of my decision to start contacts with resistance priests and parishioners.


Thank you.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: The Penny Catechism on July 07, 2014, 10:20:44 PM
Quote from: MonteiroM
Hello,

My name is Milton Monteiro. I'm 29, from the south of Brazil, Santa Maria-RS. It's close to the border with Argentina and Uruguay. There is a small priory of sspx here.

I've been reading this forum for some time, but only now decided to participate. This is because of my decision to start contacts with resistance priests and parishioners.


Thank you.


welcome aboard MonterioM and enjoy the forum
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JezusDeKoning on July 07, 2014, 10:45:58 PM
Quote from: MonteiroM
Hello,

My name is Milton Monteiro. I'm 29, from the south of Brazil, Santa Maria-RS. It's close to the border with Argentina and Uruguay. There is a small priory of sspx here.

I've been reading this forum for some time, but only now decided to participate. This is because of my decision to start contacts with resistance priests and parishioners.


Thank you.


Olá Milton, bem-vindo. Agora nos temos uma/um fórum para a resistência lusofonia,  so you came at pretty much the perfect time. Hope you like it here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MonteiroM on July 08, 2014, 05:25:56 PM
Thank you.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: excubitor on September 20, 2014, 04:51:24 AM
Hi everyone,
Traditionally minded Catholic here interested in liturgy, the sacraments, science and moral life here. I am a recent convert from Protestantism and after five years research into Catholicism I finally plucked up the courage to visit the local parish.
I quickly discovered that the Catholics had a very poor understanding of the churches teaching.

I feel that forums such as this fulfill a vital role in introducing Catholics, protestants and all people to the eternal truths of the faith which do not change even though they may be somewhat obscured in dark times of crisis such as we are currently going through.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: TradCatKnight on September 23, 2014, 12:34:23 PM
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Beloved brethren I am Eric GaJєωski founder and owner of TradCatKnight the largest traditional catholic page on the Internet (over 100,000 followers worldwide) which happens to be pro-Resistance. You will notice pro-Resistance forums such as this advertised at the bottom of my website's page. My spiritual director is Fr. Paul Kramer and I email the Resistance priests including His Lordship on a daily basis keeping in contact with our latest news. Further, we are starting a Resistance community here in the Ohio Valley if anyone is interested. To the moderator please consider starting a thread or forum entitled TradcatKnight blogs to where I or you could post my daily blogs for further commenting. Here are TradCatKnight's social media outlets for those interested, Ave Maria!

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Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Vexilla Regis on October 01, 2014, 11:51:52 AM
I'm a college student majoring in economics. My parents were were wish-washy NO Catholics. Thanks to the magic of the internet, I discovered the old traditions of the Catholic faith, and I was fully convinced that the NO could not be the real Catholic Church, but rather merely a counterfeit Church.

Anyway, its a pleasure to be here. :)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: UGADawgs79 on October 08, 2014, 08:28:00 AM
Hello, my name is Jeremy and I have been Catholic since 2008 - converting from the Protestant faith.  I am a 3rd degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus and really enjoy learning more about the Catholic Church.  Hope to meet some new people and have wonderful discussions about the Church and what it teaches.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: StMichaelStore on October 13, 2014, 07:31:35 PM
Hi,

I am not trying to spam people. But I want to tell the faithful about us.

www.stmichaelstore.com

St Michael the Archangel Religious Books & Gifts: Suppliers of herbal remedies and preparations for The End Times

We are new to social media. But we are getting ready. Our website is old, but we are in the process of updating so please bear with us.

Thanks.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: shin on October 13, 2014, 07:35:44 PM
I know the St. Michael Store, you've been on the Internet for quite awhile. I used to have a website with info about all the different sacramentals and links to their providers. I've ordered from you in the past, and before that too when when the place was under different ownership. Still a family business?




Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ewamewa on October 14, 2014, 10:06:02 AM
greetings.. Im new to the board.  

my name is Eva and Im currently part of SSPX Toronto. I've been quite lost in my life for a few years until about 3 years ago when I left the Novus Ordo church thanks to my mother.


I hope to get to chat with many of you as I am still learning everything and my knowledge is growing but still limited  :confused1:

God bless everyone  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: StMichaelStore on October 14, 2014, 10:00:00 PM
My Aunt Had Freitag Publishing, and My Mom purchased that 20 years ago, we have had the website since 2003.  But I am getting us on Facebook and in Catholic forums now.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: shin on October 14, 2014, 10:32:48 PM
Hello Eva!  :smile:

And Hello St. Michael Store!

Yes I remember Freitag Publishing!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: audrey84 on October 21, 2014, 09:26:31 AM
Hello!  I am a trad who is stuck in novus order land.  I'm very happy to be here, though.  

St Michaels store  -thank you for the link.  I am a big fan of herbal remedies.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: St Magnus on October 21, 2014, 02:47:35 PM
Welcome and God Bless !
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Resolute on October 26, 2014, 01:13:25 PM
Hello to Everyone,

My name is Martina.  I have called my username RESOLUTE because I am resolute on two things:  

Aging is not for sissies, but I am determined to carry on, despite my worsening eyesight, no matter what.

I've battened down the hatches with regard to the Catholic Faith.  I've collected my good books, and I'm as ready as I'll ever be for this time of Anti-Christ.  

I warn you all, I can be brutally frank, but I try to be charitable too, and my intentions are always the best.

You want to discuss kids?  What's happening from your end of the world?  Count on me and please count me in!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: shiren1975 on November 10, 2014, 02:21:16 PM
My name is Andrew.
I live in England, but I was born In the Netherlands.

Although a big part of my family has always been catholic, I was an athieist for years. I have converted to a traditional catholic about 2/2,5 years ago.

I have a nice job and have become much happier and stronger with religion in my life.

Those are the most important things I've got to tell about me.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: res ipsa loquitur on December 14, 2014, 03:45:48 AM
I'm Justin from the Philippines.  Studied Vatican 2 in high school and college as part of Novus Ordo Catholic School curriculum.  Read Apologia pro Marcel Lefebvre, Infiltration of Modernism in the Church, Libertas Praestantissimum and thank the SSPX for helping me understand the crisis in the Church. Been attending SSPX Masses for 18 years.  Have grown to understand that human nature does not disappear upon the ordination of a priest and therefore understand that as much as I cannot make myself a saint on my own, I have to bear with the human weaknesses of priests who, despite themselves, can help me grow spiritually.  I work side by side with protestants, muslims, atheists, modernists and trying-hard traditionalists.  I know that I am not a theologian and leave the task of theological debates to theologians.  I prefer to discuss the Ten Commandments, the Seven Sacraments and the Rosary when dealing with all people I meet.  I am simplistic and keep the gospel of St. Matthew Chapter 25 verses 31-46 as my guide for Judgment Day.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cantarella on December 14, 2014, 04:04:11 AM
Quote from: res ipsa loquitur
I'm Justin from the Philippines.  Studied Vatican 2 in high school and college as part of Novus Ordo Catholic School curriculum.  Read Apologia pro Marcel Lefebvre, Infiltration of Modernism in the Church, Libertas Praestantissimum and thank the SSPX for helping me understand the crisis in the Church. Been attending SSPX Masses for 18 years.  Have grown to understand that human nature does not disappear upon the ordination of a priest and therefore understand that as much as I cannot make myself a saint on my own, I have to bear with the human weaknesses of priests who, despite themselves, can help me grow spiritually.  I work side by side with protestants, muslims, atheists, modernists and trying-hard traditionalists.  I know that I am not a theologian and leave the task of theological debates to theologians.  I prefer to discuss the Ten Commandments, the Seven Sacraments and the Rosary when dealing with all people I meet.  I am simplistic and keep the gospel of St. Matthew Chapter 25 verses 31-46 as my guide for Judgment Day.


Welcome to Cathinfo, res ipsa loquitur!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: res ipsa loquitur on December 14, 2014, 06:04:25 AM
thank you.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Anna on December 27, 2014, 11:34:20 AM
Hello

 I'm Anna, and I am English.  I'm a cradle Catholic.  I'm not sure if I've pressed the right button or if I'm replying to the previous poster, so please overlook if I have done the latter!  (Not very technological, I'm afraid).
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Seeker123 on January 04, 2015, 05:19:57 PM
Greetings,

I am not a Catholic but a seeker after truth who has faith in God. I say seeker, because I am unsure of the entirety of what truth is, not that truth exists. I believe everyone knows of truth in the marrow of their bones, but may deny this due to various psychological reasons.

The reason I would like to post on a Catholic forum is because I want to express and expand my views on faith and from my experience have found Catholics to be very philosophical. So this seems like the perfect place to do that!

I am very eager to start posting and get some feedback on my views. I doubt they are completely (or at all) original, but they constitute something of a revelation for me, and have helped me spiritually grow of late.

God Bless!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MaterDominici on January 07, 2015, 02:18:26 PM
Welcome!  :cheers:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: 2Vermont on January 09, 2015, 04:13:00 PM
Quote from: Bellator Dei
Greetings Everyone.

I am looking forward to some lively discussion with fellow Catholics!

I would like to be upfront and let everyone know that I believe the Chair of Peter to be vacant since the death of Pope Pius XII.  I have arrived at this position through logical analysis and much prayer.  I do not look down on anyone who holds opposing views, however I believe this to be the only logical conclusion.  I am very open to hearing other view points and I am happy to discuss this with anyone.

I am not a home-aloner, I attend a SSPX Chapel, I am under 40 years of age, I have been married for nearly 20 years, and my wife and I have 10 children.  

I am a sinner, I have many faults, I don't claim to be a theologian, and I certainly do not believe that I have all the answers.

To have faith means to believe things that we don't entirely understand.  In this day and age, we are all called to have more faith...  These are certainly trying times we are living in and I hope to gain some insight by discussing issues on the forum.  

God Bless you all, I will see you on the forum.

Bellator Dei

 


Welcome.  I tend to agree with you. There are many here who do.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on January 09, 2015, 05:52:09 PM
Welcome, Bellator Dei!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JMC1608 on January 15, 2015, 12:51:25 PM
Hello my name is Jessa and I am 25 years old. I have just registered to this forum and this is a whole new experience for me. I am just really excited to be apart of conversations with like-minded people to gain and give perspective on topics all relating to this beautiful faith.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: stgobnait on January 15, 2015, 01:20:22 PM
Welcome Jessa!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on January 15, 2015, 01:34:55 PM
Hi, Jessa!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: greta83 on February 02, 2015, 11:42:15 AM
Hi, I'm a newbie here. I lurk on a couple of other catholic forms... I lean trad and them not so much.  I"m stuck in the middle of NO land.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Arvinger on February 07, 2015, 09:02:17 PM
Hello,

I follow this forum since quite a while, but only now I decided to register and perhaps join some of the discussions. I'm a Polish traditional Catholic (revert from Evangelicalism), I attend SSPX chapel in the UK, I am interested in the theology of the Early Church. I am not a sedevacantist, but I would describe my position regarding today's crisis as very similar to the one presented by Ladislaus ("sede-doubtism").

God bless you all!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: stgobnait on February 08, 2015, 10:48:44 AM
Welcome Arvinger.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: steelcross on February 11, 2015, 11:19:26 PM
Greetings, I gave an introduction before recently as I am new here. My name is Mark, 37 years old. I was baptized into the Catholic faith, but consider myself a convert as I didn't truly get involved in our faith until I became 20 years of age. After I heard how St. Pio begged his superiors not to make him say the mass of Vatican 2 made me think. Now for at least a few months now, I attend an SSPX Mass and I feel the difference. I'm learning more and more. I'd like to comment on the young lad about martial arts, keep studying it, as long as youdo not ccompromise the faith, your good. I too have practiced martial arts, it is very good to help keep in shape, teaches discipline, and is necessary for self defense. We must be ready both in spiritual and physical conditions. May Jesus and Mary bless you and keep you all. †
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Newborn Cath on February 14, 2015, 03:44:56 AM
J.M.J.

Name: James.
Age: 34
Location: Middle GA (Byron/Warner Robins)
Occupation: Night auditor (11 p -7 a) at a local hotel.

Background: I'm a convert that entered the Church Easter 2012. I was agnostic the 7 years prior. I felt God tugging away at me. I attended my local Baptist "church" a time or two before I knew He was calling me to the Church. I had an unexplainable need to go to Confession. I believe that my past experience attending the NO with my grandparents when I was very young had an influence that God used. I discovered Catholic's Come Home and found out my local parish was starting a program soon, so I started attending that. I also started to pray the Rosary daily. I was prompted to find a parish near by that looked, and felt more like a catholic parish. I found St. Joseph's in Macon. It was great for a little while. I started attending R.C.I.A. there and upon completion was confirmed. I was attending the NO there while also attending the FSSP parish about 2 hrs away as often as I could until I started trucking and fell away.

I was briefly introduced to tradition by my R.C.I.A. sponsor. I've tried going back to the NO parish here and there over the past year to get back to attending Mass, but after I had been exposed to the TLM, the NO feels Protestant to me. I can just tell by looking at the NO and TLM side by side. Combined with the scandals of the Pope, Bishops, and priests, the destruction of the Faith, and the wreckovation of once beautiful parishes, I have to conclude that I can no longer accept VII and the NO. I do still believe, for better or for worse, that the Pope is the Pope, scandalous and heretical as he may be. I believe that we're still called to obedience in what he says that is correct and aligns with tradition, but respectful disobedience to his shenanigans.

I'm looking to find the Faith as it's been handed down to us by the Apostles. I don't want some watered down, heterodox, knock-off. I've stopped attending the NO, and the FSSP is too far for regular attendance. Since I can no longer in good conscience submit to VII and the NO, I don't feel that I can attend the FSSP which also holds the NO as valid. My rolls-can-barely is holding on by the dirt caked on it. Thankfully there is also a SSPX chapel here in GA, however it is also about 2 hrs away.

I'm still very new to the Faith over-all, and I still have A LOT to learn. I look forward to learning from, and with y'all. I can't think of anything else at the moment. I hope this doesn't seem too scattered. I'm fairly simple minded with a shoddy memory, and "uncircuмcised lips" as Moses once put it. I'm also pretty shy so please have patience with me.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: shin on February 14, 2015, 03:54:02 AM
Good to know you!
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Post by: JezusDeKoning on February 14, 2015, 06:51:01 AM
Welcome.

Newborn Cath, I realized that we have a similar story. We both came back to the Church but very quickly realized something was up and left for the TLM. In me, it took a very short time. Hell, once I noticed myself saying all the responses in Latin at an English NO, I knew it was probably time to go. :roll-laugh2:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: steelcross on February 15, 2015, 12:32:47 PM
@newborn cath, its good you are sticking with the faith. You may message me anytime with any questions you may have. I really got into my faith back in 2000, but progressed since and had an interesting journey. And @stubborn, I thank you for your input. I feel as if I may learn more from you and those with a deeper knowledge than I. Pray for me as I will pray for you. May Jesus and Mary Bless you and keep you all. :)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Tarcisius on February 20, 2015, 10:23:18 AM
Hello all!

I go by Tarcisius, but my real name I choose to keep to myself. I am a 22 year old, cradle Catholic, sedevacantist man. For work, I am a carpenter apprentice with a local union, and in my free time I am a volunteer firefighter. I hope to be a career firefighter someday, but I am happy with the career in which God has currently placed me, imitating his foster father :)
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Post by: Sandy B on February 20, 2015, 07:34:58 PM
Hello and I love my Roman Catholic church.   I am Sandy B of the Washington DC Metro Area.  I am a member of the largest, by membership,  Catholic Church in Virginia.  I so love that my church, huge, but, many of us know each other anyway.  We have a very friendly family like church in general.  I am all about retirement and loving every moment.  Now I am 77 years old I love meeting new people so if you want to chat or talk Catholic or whatever I am open.  I play piano often and love the old songs of the 20's , through the 70's mostly.  I love to play show tunes also on the piano.  Church, music and friends that is me and what about you?  Sandy B
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Post by: Cantarella on February 20, 2015, 08:04:39 PM
Welcome to CathInfo! Tarcisius and Sandy B
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Post by: Sandy B on February 20, 2015, 08:15:02 PM
Thank you for your welcome as most appreciated. Sandy B
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: GGMoreno on February 22, 2015, 12:12:02 AM
Hello,

In 2005, I came back into my senses. The journey in my heart to tradition was short, but the journey on foot has been long. In these times, I revere Monsignor Lefebvre more than ever. I know he is a saint and I believe Rome has whored herself out--and rides in the glory of the world on the beast. There is no such thing as a good compromise when it comes to preserving the faith.

May God bless us in the sojourn, and may we not be weakened by the corporeal goods of this world, for our glory is in Heaven through the blood of Christ and the mantle of Our Lady.

Gabriel (alias)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: friendly atheist on February 23, 2015, 01:03:19 PM
im just your friendly neighborhood atheist. Im here to study the way that religious people think and act differently from the people im used to. Im a student at a college in Southern California and thats all you need to know about me unless i decide to say more
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: BTNYC on February 23, 2015, 01:07:49 PM
Quote from: friendly atheist
im just your friendly neighborhood atheist. Im here to study the way that religious people think and act differently from the people im used to. Im a student at a college in Southern California and thats all you need to know about me unless i decide to say more


Thank you, sir. May I be dismissed now in order to prepare for your imminent scrutiny?
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Post by: Wannabe a Saint on March 07, 2015, 11:44:30 AM
Hello all,

I just registered and selected the username 'Wannabe a Saint', which is true enough, but I don't know why I didn't just use my real name -- Bill Velek -- which is what I've been using in every other forum that I've ever participated in.  I guess I'll go by both names here.  Bill is short for William, of course, thus I have chosen St. William the Confessor as my avatar.

Anyway, here is some 'bio' info for my introduction:  I'm a 63 year old male, married and live in Arkansas (southern U.S.).  I'm retired (formerly a private attorney, city attorney, and part-time city court judge), and also a retired veteran with 7 years active duty Air Force and 16 years Army guard and reserve.  I couldn't stand practicing law ... (I should have been an engineer) ... so I retired as soon as I was eligible for my city attorney pension.  My wife is also retired after 30 years of teaching.  We have been married for 41 happy and glorious years, and we have 8 children and 12 grandchildren.

Now for the more important stuff -- my religion.  I was born and raised Catholic by two wonderful cradle-Catholics who very much practiced their faith, including regular confessions and Mass every Sunday, and I attended Catholic schools for 12 years back when there were mostly priests and nuns teaching (translation: I received a solid and fairly traditional Catholic education).  I married a wonderful Catholic girl who was likewise born and raised in a devout Catholic family and she attended 12 years of Catholic School as well. We were both virgins when we married in the Catholic Church 41 years ago and are still very much in love and very blest by Almighty God.  Thank you, Lord!

As I said, we have 8 children, but travel distance to Catholic School was an obstacle, so they all attended public school; however, all of them also attended Parish Religious Education until they graduated from high school, and they all received their required sacraments (Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation). But somewhere along the line, as our nest emptied, I stopped going to Mass several years ago, although my wife and most of our kids still go -- at least most of the time. As for me, I'm not sure I can even say exactly why I stopped, but as I have contemplated returning to the church over the past year or so I realized that I had developed certain issues with the Catholic Church that I need to resolve or else find another denomination. I began to search for my faith, and last year I thought that my disagreements were so insurmountable that I gave up on the idea of ever returning to the Catholic Church and began seriously considering other churches -- mainly the Coptic and Eastern Orthodox.

However, a few weeks ago I got into a lengthy in-depth discussion with one of my sons who is devoutly Catholic, and he helped me to overcome some of my issues. But I still have a few that I need to address, which I hope to do here. Three weeks ago I received the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) for the first time in several years, and although I know that I made a good and honest confession, it didn't seem to be the appropriate time or place to monopolize the confessional in order to discuss general concepts of theology. So I still have not received the Eucharist because, as far as I'm concerned, I don't think I'm eligible because I'm not in full communion with the Catholic Church. I therefore think that it would be dishonest for me to receive the Eucharist when I believe it would probably be withheld from me if the priest knew what I do believe and what I don't. I would very much like to receive the Eucharist, and especially so on Easter Sunday.

Because this is just an introduction thread, I'll save all of my questions for later in separate threads for each topic.

Thanks for your time, and may God Bless all of us.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MaterDominici on March 07, 2015, 12:23:19 PM
Welcome to Cathinfo, Mr. Velek!

I hope you find the answers you're looking for. I look forward to reading more from you.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on March 07, 2015, 12:41:51 PM
Welcome.
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Post by: Wannabe a Saint on March 07, 2015, 12:42:48 PM
Quote from: MaterDominici
Welcome to Cathinfo, Mr. Velek!

I hope you find the answers you're looking for. I look forward to reading more from you.


Thanks, and please call me 'Bill' ... and that goes for everyone.  I look forward to some interesting discussions, and I hope to learn a lot here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: londonmark on March 09, 2015, 12:30:58 PM
Quote from: Arvinger
Hello,

I follow this forum since quite a while, but only now I decided to register and perhaps join some of the discussions. I'm a Polish traditional Catholic (revert from Evangelicalism), I attend SSPX chapel in the UK, I am interested in the theology of the Early Church. I am not a sedevacantist, but I would describe my position regarding today's crisis as very similar to the one presented by Ladislaus ("sede-doubtism").

God bless you all!


Dear Arvinger

I thought I would introduce myself by replying to you. Hope you don;t mind. I am also an attender at SSPX chapels. (I go to both in London. Are you in London too? If so I do hope we bump into each other!)

I am a revert from "liberal Catholicism" - i.e. non-Catholicism. Like you I would not describe myself as a complete sedevacantist but I like you I have doubts and one of my tasks for paryer, mortification and meditation this Lent is to seek guidance on this.

regards in Christ

Mark

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: magdalena59 on March 11, 2015, 11:10:35 AM
Hi Everyone. My name is Magdalena. I am a Catholic revert who loves all things Catholic and all things traditional but am unfortunate not to have any traditional Masses anywhere in my vicinity, so I hope to learn some things here at this forum.

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Estoc on March 17, 2015, 08:44:26 PM
Hello everyone! I'm glad to have found this forum and I hope to learn a few things about traditional Catholicism due to being a recent convert from Protestantism. I've read some of the literature put out by SSPX, including Open Letter to Confused Catholics, so more than passingly familiar with the basics about the group. Cheers!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Estoc on March 23, 2015, 05:18:51 PM
Quote from: Nadir
Welcome, Estoc! God bless you!


Thank you! There aren't very many forums for tradition-minded Catholics so it's nice to be here.
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Post by: CJH on March 26, 2015, 11:17:08 AM
Hello, I'm Chris (handle: CJH).
I'm from the Alamo City.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AlanF on April 02, 2015, 09:27:32 AM
Hello,

I'm 23 years old. I've been a Catholic about 7 years now, though I was in the Novus Ordo, not knowing any better, for about the first year of that, so I've been a trad almost 6 years. I hold the 'Sedevacantist' position, though I still go to Una cuм Masses if there's nothing else available.

I live in Surrey, in England, and mostly attend either SSPX Resistance or SSPX Masses in London and the South East of England; I've also been going along to the monthly CMRI Masses in Ely when I can, and the new monthly non-una cuм Mass in London, recently set up following Bp. Sanborn's London conferences in January.

I was an occasional poster on Ignis Ardens, where I knew a lot of the posters in person. I used to post occasionally also in Fisheaters before it went seriously downhill; I've also been banned from CAF, which I joined in my Novus Ordo days. I don't expect I'll have many posts here, I've never been a big forum poster.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: joshua17 on April 23, 2015, 08:41:57 PM
Hello my name is Joshua.
I was raised a SSPX catholic in Post Falls.
I am currently living in Dover NJ and looking for a place to attend mass.
Does anyone know of any trad latin mass in the area? I dont have a car so it would need to be close. I heard there is a SSPX-MC 12 miles away in sparta NJ. does anyone go there or have any info such as mass times? Thanks.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on April 27, 2015, 05:09:37 PM
Welcome, Joshua. Sorry I can't help you there as I am not familiar with the set-up in the US, but I suggest you are likely to get a response if you start a new thread with this question in the title.

God bless you!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Barry on April 30, 2015, 05:15:41 PM
Hello, my name is Barry, and I live in Canada with my American wife and two home-schooled children.  I lived in the Cincinnati area for many years, and know many of the clergy (and hundreds of the laity) in the Ohio-Kentucky and Midwest area, from the many chapels.

I currently attend Mass at the SSPX and also an independent priest.

We went from attending the Novus Ordo to the real Traditional Roman Catholic world when I was a teenager, thanks to the courage and faith of my parents (God rest their souls), even though they lost most of their friends at the time.  We never regretted it - only the necessity of doing so, and the fact that the pastors abandoned their flock.  May God have mercy on their souls.

Theologically, I am probably overly hopeful about the various brands of Traditional Catholics working together since they would rather die than deny an article of the Faith.  In truth, I am probably closest to a sedeprivationist, but pray that God restores the Church soon.  I have no plans to join under Francis I as long as he is not of the same eternal Faith that my parents taught me, but I pray for him.

I probably won't post a lot - only when I think I have something of value to add, which will not probably be often.

Question:  I want to post something (of value!), which has three columns.  How do I do that, or where should I post this type of Question?

God bless you,

Barry
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Stubborn on May 01, 2015, 07:15:18 AM
Welcome Barry!
Not sure what you mean by 3 columns, but post it in the General Forum - Matthew will move it if it's not in the right forum so no worries!
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Post by: Prayerful on May 05, 2015, 01:33:41 PM
I'm from Ireland and I attend a Diocesan indult Mass. It is a fine building with a magnificent choir. Confession are held just before and about half way through Mass. It would be interesting if there were any independent priests around here, as all I know of otherwise are SSPX chapels and other Novus Ordo churches that would have a First Friday indult Mass. I someone was prevented from registering at CAF, posted a bit at Suspice Domine.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on May 07, 2015, 04:16:40 AM
Welcome Prayerful! There's room for you here. Drag up a prie-dieu and make yourself at home!
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Post by: Prayerful on May 09, 2015, 01:20:16 PM
Quote from: Nadir
Welcome Prayerful! There's room for you here. Drag up a prie-dieu and make yourself at home!


Thanking you sir.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: noiselessgrouse on May 28, 2015, 11:28:06 PM
Hello,

A family member recommended this forum as a way to research traditional Catholic  home-school options and possibly some helpful hints as I start on this journey. I would like to be added to the women's forum if possible. I attend a small SSPX chapel within the US. Thank you.  

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Post by: Sherlayne on May 29, 2015, 09:00:20 PM
My name is Sherlayne and I'm 69 years old.  I'm currently in a nursing home but I don't know if I'm here permanently.  My problem is falling, so they're teaching me to use a walker.  I'm doing quite well.  

I have a wonderful husband who is living in our home about 15 miles away.  I have a 37-yr old son from my first marriage who is married to a lovely woman.  They have 2 children, a boy (toddler) and a girl (2 mos. old).  My family means everything to me.  They visit me regularly and we are all very close.

I come from a protestant family but converted to the RCC when I was a teen.  My parents did not object.  During the past few years I have developed many doubts and I'm non-practicing at this time.  I've come to believe that our church (which I stlll hold dear) is a black and white institution in a gray world.  I won't ever leave the RCC though as I've loved it for so long; I'd just like to see it become a little more realistic.  I think our new pope is wonderful, compassionate and merciful.

I live in the U.S., on the east coast and I'd love to develop more faith and have fewer doubts.  As far as the sex scandals go, I never blamed the church, only the guilty individuals who committed those terrible sins.  

I'm happy that I found a group like this; I'm here primarily to learn and listen to others' points of view.

Sincerely,
Sherlayne
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on June 01, 2015, 04:09:26 AM
Welcome, Sherlayne. I'm 69 too, but a Cradle Catholic. Actually very few of us here think this pope is wonderful! You'll learn why, if you stick with us.

Maybe you can post some of your doubts on a new thread. We'd love to hear them and discuss with you either in the open or in the women's section.
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Post by: Binechi on June 01, 2015, 07:15:17 PM
I like to take this time for those members of Cathinfo, old and new, to inform everyone ,that I have decided to change my name from , "Director", to Binechi.

In thinking it over for some time , I have decided that the name director takes away from the Moderator, in that he is the guiding light on this Form, and earns that respect.

Being new to this sort of communication, at the time, I just picked a name out of the hat, not thinking how important it would come to mean., so my decision.

Thank you for your patience with the old Director over the years, and look for the old , but new "Binechi"
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on June 01, 2015, 11:21:58 PM
What does Binechi mean? Is it Italian and so pronounced Bineki? Or is it Bye neki? or binechi rhyming with spinachy?
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Post by: Elisabetta on June 07, 2015, 11:26:12 PM
Hi!
I'm Elisabetta, I'm living in West Point, Nebraska, but I'm actually an Exchange Student from Rome, Italy (so please forgive my poor grammar).
I thought it was nice to join a Catholic forum to read and compare being Catholic in Rome and in the USA.

Since I come from Rome, I know everybody is thinking: "Did she meet the Pope?" So before you all are gonna ask me, the answer is yes!
I "met" John Paul II when I was a kid (probably around 6) and Pope Benedict few years ago, when he came to my parish. And I didn't actually meet Pope Francis, but I had the opportunity of singing for him in May of last year. Hopefully I will be able to take a selfie w/ him as many have already done!

What to say more?!
My italian family is not Catholic, actually, it is not even Christian. My grandparents and me are the only Catholic. It has Always been hard for me to get closer to Christ, not being able to share my faith w/ my family. I Always missed the possibility of going to Church all together on Sunday and being able to share His Body.
But I know God is w/ me! My host family here in Nebraska is Catholic, and I am living w/ them what I Always dreamed for my family: to share the word of Christ.

I will be leaving the USA on August 15 and I hope to bring much w/ me. I already feel like I grew in Christ during this year and I would love to keep getting closer to Him.  

God Bless
Elisabetta

P.s. I'm taking an important English test on Friday. It will allow me to attend my dream college. ..Prayers are Always a great help (:
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Post by: Guingamp on June 14, 2015, 12:33:06 PM
Hello, my name is Guingamp. I am a student of theology in Germany ( the german theology is extremly modernistic ) and I will finish my studies this year. I hope my grammar and orthography is okay. I am no sedisvacantist, but I think that the condition of the church is really dreadful and I do not see the will of the authority to reorganize the situation.
I am an adherent of thomistic philosophy and theology. In this area I prefer the strict thomism ( especially Garrigou Lagrange ). I would like to write my doctoral thesis about Garrigou Lagrange and at the moment I am looking for a professor who would accept this topic ( it is not so easy and it won't be helpful for my future career as a theologian because neo-scholastic philosophy is despised by nearly all german theologians ).
I am dealing with spiritual and mental problems. I am suffering some ( I think ) psychosomatic diseases ( maybe someone knows "visual snow" ) and I have nearly no religious feeling or something like that. I do not know the reason. It is hard for me to pray ( maybe someone is able to recommend a book or so to deal with this problem ), but my faith is not grounded in feelings. It is an act of the will, forced by reason and i will wait for the grace of God. For this reason I actually do not know what is my vocation.
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Post by: Janine of Bruthen on June 18, 2015, 09:29:28 PM
Good afternoon,

I am Janine, and I live in Bruthen, Victoria, Australia.

I attend Mass at Tynong, which is a bit of a drive, but very worth it.

We have four children, and I'm hoping to have some good discussions here with fellow Catholics of the traditional variety.

 :incense: pax vobiscuм
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on June 18, 2015, 09:45:06 PM
Janine of Bruthen sounds like the name of a saint! Welcome Janine!
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Post by: JMKViking on June 24, 2015, 11:08:16 PM
I am a former seminarian of the SSPX who was in Winona during the 90's.  I am very much a supporter of His Excellency Bishop Williamson.  I have witnessed for years members of the SSPX say incredibly disparaging things about the person of Bishop Williamson.

I am inclined to think given my own knowledge of things behind the scenes since 2008, that his former religious superior simply has a personal dislike of him.  Prudence as well as the dictates of the Holy Commandments does not permit the public revelation of those facts, but  this unfortunate reality was being nurtured for almost 20+ years.

I have lost virtually any hope that the current leadership of the SSPX will abandon its current 'deal or bust' with Rome stance anytime soon.  We can all find sophisticated arguments made by several well meaning clerics about 'resistance to what' or 'nothing has changed' positions, but the facts are the facts.  The superiors really think that the SSPX will be lost if they do not get back in with current Rome--which is eternal Rome.  And it is precisely for this reason that they have silenced or will silence anyone who says anything inconvenient to this slow, methodical march.  

Because money is needed for legitimacy in the minds of these corporate clerics, they must continue to invent themselves for their audience.  They so love the SSPX, they can not suffer the idea that it might be a band-aid until such time as the wound caused by the modernist inspired apostasy we are all witnessing worsen with every passing day, actually is healed by God.  Band-aids are not meant to remain on wounds forever.  They really see only human solutions to this crisis and for this reason they have their Napoleon...and they label the most educated among their former ranks, the most elder in WISDOM an inconvenient and disobedient wretch.  And he is called unconverted from his Anglican past!  I was never taught more about the voice of Rome than from Bishop Richard Williamson, and I know that Matthew would agree 100%.  Let the clerics with stones worthy of their sacerdotal characters stand up and at least spread the greatest work of the faithful son of the Archbishop--his outlines of the great Papal Encyclicals.  But they won't, because the author is an anti-sem*te ! ! !  
I have known a priest of the SSPX who I suspect re-created one schema when delivering to the faithful in an adult catechism so as to avoid the allusion he was reproducing a work of Bishop Williamson. All references to the author were removed by not photocopying the originally handwritten and painstakingly clear work of Bishop Williamson.  How pathetic and effeminate.
I am afraid even lay editors of SSPX publications have long ago labelled the Bishop as bad for business.  Fiftiesism is alive and well in the SSPX and the false prudence argument will slowly choke the softer and softer SSPX priests who more and more shun any sort of confrontation for fear of being fellay-ed.  It is frightening the megalomania which now flows from top to bottom.  Clerics have even suggested that the faithful must obey the Superior General of the SSPX!  They aren't even members!  These poor priests are blind to their own arguments of jurisdiction!

It is unfathomable that true men are wanting in His remnant, but it seems that we will all do well clinging to the Mass from whomever we can receive it.

I have laid silent since the death of Ignis Ardens at the bullying of the SSPX leadership, but I will no longer remain silent and have decided to join this site after having read here for nearly 2 years.  

Please support the official website of Bishop Williamson at http://stmarcelinitiative.com/ . Get his talks downloaded and put them in the hands of the next generation of catholic men with the stones to stand up of the truth for surely our days are numbered.
 
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Dux on July 25, 2015, 05:21:05 AM
Hello  :roll-laugh2:

I am Duje, from Chatolic Croatia. Very nice to see people from different countrys and continents here... However, I like to disccuss about religion, and defend faith in pope  :incense:

I never disscus with my personal thoughts, but by quotes of Augustin, Toma, Pope, Vatican councils, tec...


Nice te be here  :roll-laugh2:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: rum on September 20, 2015, 07:04:24 PM
Hi, I was banned a while ago. My handle was Hatchc. Matthew has allowed me to rejoin. Nice to be here again!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: rum on September 20, 2015, 07:19:06 PM
Quote from: Matto
Quote from: rum
Hi, I was banned a while ago. My handle was Hatchc. Matthew has allowed me to rejoin. Nice to be here again!

Hi, rum. Welcome back. Are you the same rum who posts on the Te Deum Forum?


Thanks for the welcome, Matto! Yes I'm the same rum.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ilpadrino on September 21, 2015, 10:39:25 AM
I'm an ex-SSPX seminarian and am discerning the possibility of returning to formation, either in Boston, KY or in Angers, France.

I am a convert from the Novus Ordo (and the only one in my family), and was a N.O. seminarian for 2 years before leaving on my own. Having discerned that I still had a vocations, I went to the SSPX because of it's then-solid position regarding the Crisis in the Church. I eventually entered the seminary for them and was there for 4 years, then asked/told to take a year off in a priory, which turned out to be an ejection year. The reasons given to me were very weak, even in the opinions of priests and lay folk to whom I've told the story to. (I'm willing to relay them via PM if you're interested, as I don't consider it a type of material to post ad multitudinem.

I realize now that members of the SSPX (especially it's seminarians and brothers living in the seminary) have been and are still being hoodwinked if not out-right deceived by the authorities thereof.

I would ask the prayers and sacrifices of all who read my post for the intentions of clarity in discernment, especially in October when I will be going on retreat. Thank you and God bless! :gandalf:
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Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on September 21, 2015, 05:34:24 PM
We will pray for you.   Are you going on a silent retreat?
Pray for us when you go on retreat.  

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Post by: ilpadrino on September 22, 2015, 07:49:09 AM
Yes, I am attending the men's Ignation retreat. I will certainly remember all who are praying for me!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MaterDominici on September 24, 2015, 12:48:53 PM
Quote from: ilpadrino
I'm an ex-SSPX seminarian and am discerning the possibility of returning to formation, either in Boston, KY or in Angers, France.


Given the new thread in the anonymous forum, I hope you're brushing up your French! Do you know that some Dominicans will be in the US at the end of October?

http://www.cathinfo.com/catholic.php/Fr-Pfeiffer-aligns-himself-with-American-Orthodox-bishop
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Maria Regina on October 13, 2015, 05:17:29 PM
I am also new, baptized as a baby, convent-educated with a Master's degree.

I live in the land of granola -- flakes, nuts, and fruits --otherwise known as California.

As there is no church reasonably close to me, I pray at home with my husband.

I firmly believe that we are in the Last Days, and I pray that Christ will come soon to save us.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MyrrhTree on October 16, 2015, 10:19:24 PM
My Dear Fellow Members,

Hello! I'm new to the forum and feel so privileged to be among traditional Catholics in Christ.

First, a little bit about myself. I am a 25 year old, single woman living in Southern California. I converted to Catholicism when I was 12 after a surprising and very beautiful revelation of God through the Blessed Virgin Mary. Unfortunately due to conflicting family beliefs and life interventions, I have not yet been baptized. However, I am looking forward to my baptism this fall^ ^

I have joined this forum because, as a student of history and religion, I realize that there are some flaws with Vatican II, which I hope will be addressed for the sake of the faithful, but most importantly for God. As I'm still a student, I look forward with all my heart to learning and growing with others on this forum. Many hugs to everyone here and may God bless you<3

Yours sincerely and respectfully,
MyrrhTree



Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Kephapaulos on October 16, 2015, 10:25:44 PM
Welcome, MyrrhTree! Praise God that you are converting to the One True Religion!

You are indeed correct that there are flaws with the Second Vatican Council. More than just flaws, they are heresies and errors.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: gseu345 on October 20, 2015, 04:10:51 PM
Hi,

I'm writing from Europe and I'm new to the forum.
My reason for registering is to ask for some direction. or rather, some help with the following problem. It might be out of scope for the forum but since I'm also a Traditional-minded Catholic, I thought I might ask this on a forum.

I have been targeted with 'gang stalking' since years. (I know it sounds 'tinfoilhatty' but it exists although there is still quite much disinfo on the web so it's hard to get an accurate picture about it. I think it's a combination of criminal, demonic and technological harassment and it's done by cults.)

I'm looking for an international organization that could provide some supervision in this situation. I have searched the web for a Catholic anti-cult network but I only found Protestant organizations - which deal with spiritual matters quite differently than Catholic organizations supposedly do.

I wonder, is the Malteser International worth asking (Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke being their current patron) or are they too over-infiltrated by liberals?

Any help would be greatly and kindly appreciated!
+JMJ+
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Kephapaulos on October 20, 2015, 05:11:48 PM
Welcome, gseu345!

I'm not sure how much help I would be, but I'll give it a try. First of al, Cardinal Burke is the most conservative bishop in the Novus Ordo as far as I know, but in spite of that, he still would accept Vatican II.

As far as the stalking goes, I would try to block as many emails or accounts as possible and maybe even get new emails and accounts. Also, pray to St. Michael and your guardian angel. Ultimately, this threat that has come to you is spiritual, and so they would be able to battle any demonic forces that would come your way.

I hope that helps in some way.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: gseu345 on October 21, 2015, 03:30:39 AM
Dear Kephapaulos,

Thank you for the kind welcome! Well, I didn't find any Traditional Catholic organization with a scope that this could fit into, so finding a 'conservative' NO organization seemed to be the next best idea.

Also thank you for the tips. Thanks be to God in my case the communications (internet and phone) harassment isn't overwhelming so it's manageable. I'll try to pay more attention to the Holy Archangels and my guardian angel. It is however the criminal (street level, neigbor and family) aspect that I'm looking help for and try to counter. Authorities are still skeptical about the very existence of this stalking so they are currently of little to no help.

Anyway, I thought I shouldn't open a separate thread for this so I just asked it in the Introductions.

Thank you again!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on October 21, 2015, 03:52:25 AM
Welcome gseu345! It would be more appropriate to start a thread on this concern you have as this thread is for people to introduce themselves to the other posters and not for discussion. Besides you may miss out on the person who has the knowledge you need because he may not be in the habit of reading the introductions. Make sure you give your thread an appropriate title. Good luck with it. Where in Europe do you live?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: gseu345 on October 22, 2015, 06:17:28 PM
Dear Nadir,

Thank you! I'm from Hungary.
I must add that the Traditional 'movement' is rather new here and TLM is celebrated only at two parishes in the whole country. I'm currently attending a NO parish where Mass is celebrated with as much reverence as circuмstances allow (and hope for TLM to spread quicker).

In any case, I'll open a thread for this and see if someone could have a solution.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: HiddenServant on November 19, 2015, 08:50:26 PM
Usa here born and bred.
Origin is the Midwest .
I am a Chicagoan at heart.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LaughingAmigo on November 26, 2015, 10:51:57 PM
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Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Student of Qi on December 01, 2015, 03:37:21 PM
Hello to Cathinfo and all who know who I am! I don't expect to post much (if at all) but, I thought it would be good to give greetings and make my presence known.

So, Greetings from Alfons Oh.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Theresius on December 03, 2015, 09:17:48 PM
Hello everyone, just registered.  Living in New England.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LaramieHirsch on December 11, 2015, 01:32:21 AM
Hi everyone.  

Taking a hiatus, probably till February, to study more Radiology.  Enjoy.

-LH
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Desmond on December 30, 2015, 08:11:23 AM
Hello everyone,

I'm Desmond,
30 years old, male,  and originally from somewhere in the European subcontinent.
After decades of atheism/agnosticism/idontgiveahootism I've recently come back to "catholicism" (after an inner call of sorts).

The issue is I have a very poor understanding on what Catholicism is supposed to even entail, due to all the confusion in our time.

I've been trying since the very beginning to discern the basic tenets of the faith, to little avail, mainly by reading the catechism, magisterial docuмents, etc.

I've been asked to leave/banned from other "catholic" forums before, so well, my hopes aren't sky high about fruitful membership on this particular one.

Nevertheless I shall try to behave and abide by what is asked of me by moderators and fellow posters.

Thanking everyone in advance,

Regards,

Desmond
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on December 30, 2015, 08:14:45 PM
Welcome Desmond! I sense that you will stay here as long as you need and won't be kicked off if you abide by what you say.

What Catechism are you reading and what magisterial docs? Stick with the pre-Vatican II editions and you should not go too wrong. Ditch the Catechism of the Catholic Church issued after Vatican II. The  confusion is a direct result of Vatican II so ditch that too. Catechism of Pope St Pius X should serve you well. Ditto for the pre-Vatican II magisterial docuмents. Read the Lives of the Saints and the Bible, esp the Gospels praying all the time to the Holy Spirit and your Guardian Angel to guide you. And don't forget to pray your Rosary every day - a true safeguard.

You can ask any questions you want to here and we will try to help. Are you attending a traditional Latin Mass?

 :pray:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Desmond on December 31, 2015, 09:34:09 AM
Quote from: Nadir
Welcome Desmond! I sense that you will stay here as long as you need and won't be kicked off if you abide by what you say.


Thank you Nadir.

Quote from: Nadir

What Catechism are you reading and what magisterial docs? Stick with the pre-Vatican II editions and you should not go too wrong. Ditch the Catechism of the Catholic Church issued after Vatican II. The  confusion is a direct result of Vatican II so ditch that too. Catechism of Pope St Pius X should serve you well.
Ditto for the pre-Vatican II magisterial docuмents.


I've read the Catechism of Pius X, but I've found it teaches the soul-body of the Church dichotomy, which I find problematic and cannot reconcile logically with other doctrines. I rejected the so-called "Vatican II religion" decades ago, hence my atheist years, out of sheer instinct even before a rationalisation, and honestly said teaching evokes a similar response, along with others such as "invincible ignorance" et similia.
I've read dozens of threads on this very forum about the issues, and that is the primary reason I actually registered.

Quote from: Nadir

Read the Lives of the Saints and the Bible, esp the Gospels praying all the time to the Holy Spirit and your Guardian Angel to guide you. And don't forget to pray your Rosary every day - a true safeguard.


I did and am from time to time. I have never prayed the Rosary as I do not know how. No one ever taught me during my N.O. catechism. So I limit myself to the Pater Noster and Ave Maria mainly. Sometimes I have recited St. Michael's prayer (lay version).
I only know personally very few catholics, and all of them are "novusordites", and lukewarm at that.

Quote from: Nadir

You can ask any questions you want to here and we will try to help. Are you attending a traditional Latin Mass?

 :pray:


I have never attended a TLM, the only one avaliable in my area is off the VII church, (the nearest SSPX chapel is couple hundred miles away) and thanks to sedevacantist material I am now dubious as to the validity of the reformed Rite of Ordination, therefore I doubt the Priest is even valid.
I only attended N.O.'s Sunday masses and last time was years ago. I have attended Funerals though.
I will be hopefully moving to the UK in a few short months, and check out some "resistance" chapels, even to simply just seek counsel about my issues first and foremost.


Thank you.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on January 01, 2016, 01:08:42 AM
Desmond, thank you for putting us in the picture. One never knows just how much another knows...

It is extremely important for you to learn to pray the Rosary, especially if you do not have access to a traditional Holy Mass. Here is a site which will be helpful. https://www.olrl.org/pray/ Scroll down the menu to The Rosary and you will find how to pray the Rosary. You will find that things will fall into place if you pray the Rosary every day.

God bless you. I will pray for you.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Desmond on January 03, 2016, 10:59:07 AM
Quote from: Nadir
Desmond, thank you for putting us in the picture. One never knows just how much another knows...

It is extremely important for you to learn to pray the Rosary, especially if you do not have access to a traditional Holy Mass. Here is a site which will be helpful. https://www.olrl.org/pray/ Scroll down the menu to The Rosary and you will find how to pray the Rosary. You will find that things will fall into place if you pray the Rosary every day.

God bless you. I will pray for you.


Thank you Nadir,
does it matter where I procure myself one?
For instance, can I get one from a regular N.O. church?
Does it matter?
A couple years ago a rumour circulated around, addressed by Fr. Amorth himself, about allegedly desacrated/satanic rosaries for instance.

As far as praying the Rosary helping to discern truth, and not only helping in one's salvation, as traditionally said, and reiterated at Fatima, I'm very skeptical about.

Most people identifying as "catholics" pray the Rosary, yet are in utter confusion.

In fact, the whole cult of Medjugorje is centered around the Rosary and the most common (false?) miracles seem to be transmutation of rosaries from common materials into gold/silver.

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on January 03, 2016, 02:52:19 PM
Desmond,  there are many good souls who make Rosary Beads or you could buy from a religious order. Would you take these questions/comments to a new thread?  This isn't the appropriate venue for such discussions. I think there would be a lot of valuable input which would otherwise be unmade on this introduction thread. Still praying!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AnonymousCatholic on January 06, 2016, 12:51:21 AM
My name is Anthony and I'm a 15 year old male who was born and raised Roman Catholic. I began my life at a novos ordo church where I learned the basics of traditional Catholicism. This continued up until the priest was sent west because parents of spoiled sociopathic children complained that the Fr. was actually disciplining the children for misbehaving. After Fathers departure the priest that took over had an I.Q. roughly equivalent to a housefly so my family has been attending a traditional Roman Catholic parish since, in the archdiocese of Detroit. I attended a catholic school that was borderline Protestant and the experience was rather shocking. I found that I had had been light years ahead of the other children when it came to simple Catholic doctrine. I mean most barely knew the Hail Mary. The religion books themselves spoke more of tolerance than actual religion. So here is where I became a hermit who hates everyone.


After four years at that sinkhole I entered a public high school with A's and B's and a hatred of anything public. After a few weeks and catching up with my formerly Catholic classmates I find that my classmates have predominantly become gαy. So after a straight year of taking useless electives and a 75% average on all my grades I left the public school and pursued education at home. Now I take twice as many classes and get straight A's. So now at this time my only issue in life is dealing with my Protestant cousins that come over every Sunday for dinner. This has been going on for two years and every single Sunday they want to talk politics and to be frank I've heard more intelligent sounds out of a donkey's rear end. So after 2 years of my aunt with yet another boyfriend at the age of 45 and my Jєω worshipping grandmother these Sunday's die after my mother finally had it with every type of passive aggressive behavior you can think of. After all these years of being spoon fed liberal bs and Protestant "enlightenment" I am a dedicated Catholic who is extremely happy to have found a website to peruse a higher understanding of the one true faith. (Also I should add that if this finds itself somewhere completely random I am still attempting to figure out many of this websites functions so I apologize to anyone I may be inconveniencing.)



Regards to all who follow Christ and His holy church.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MaterDominici on January 06, 2016, 03:40:31 AM
That's quite the intro for someone who chose the username 'Anonymous'.  :wink:

Welcome!  :cowboy:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Jovita on January 07, 2016, 02:11:50 PM
I have stumbled upon this website while researching whether or not the local mission is still active. I found a thread, SSPX Transfers 2015, and read that the priest at my mission is leaving.

Who am I? One of the confused Catholics that Bishop Lefebvre addressed. In the thread above, Matthew, states

Quote from: Matthew

I never understood the Catholics that go "eastern" as their response to the Crisis in the Church.

There is a famous saying: "To thine own self be true."


Mine is a long, convoluted history. Why am I an Eastern Catholic? Well, that in itself is a miracle.

I was born into a Roman Catholic family. My parents (my entire family on both sides eventually) left the church in the summer of 1969. I was raised Catholic but outside of the church. I attempted to go back into the church when I was 18 and in college. I didnt recognize the church and was not able to get the attention of the priest or the nun in charge of the school there to talk to. So I wandered away. I remained a Christian. I married a Christian. Together we wandered Christiandom. Eventually we studied Eastern Orthodoxy, but chose Catholicism instead. Easier said than done, in what I have learned, our extreme liberal diocese. Because I remember the Latin Mass, I have been critically labeled a Traddie. I didnt know with that came rejection. My husband was not able to convert to Roman Catholicism, I was not able to revert, and I actually gave up trying. Then my husband found an Eastern Catholic parish. So, by way of marriage, I am an Eastern Catholic. The Roman diocese didnt want my husband and never wanted me back in the first place. Why I am here? I am a Roman Catholic. I want my church back.

After reading a few threads I wonder if the SSPX is a safe place to be, is it a safe place for those who remember what it was like pre V2? I was finally able to meet an FSSP priest and realized that it is a front to capture SSPXer's and other trads.

I want my church back. Where do I go?

Thanks for listening.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MaterDominici on January 07, 2016, 03:18:56 PM
Welcome, Jovita!

Where to go varies a lot depending on where you are. Sometimes the SSPX is a good option and sometimes it is not. I recommend starting a new thread asking for advice specific to your location. There's a good chance someone here knows the ins and outs of the options in your area.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: theresao1965 on January 25, 2016, 03:02:02 PM
My name is Theresa.  I live in Spokane, WA, where I have lived for 42 years. By definition, I guess I could and would define myself as a 'cradle catholic".  I was baptized into the Catholic Church, some 50 years ago and was raised, and attempt to lived my Catholic faith as best as I can over time. However, I do not believe one can do it alone.
I am a home care provider for people who are homebound and have disabilities or need home care services of some kind. I am also someone who has studied history in college in my spare time. :smile: I am not exceptionally exciting over all...but I may ask a lot of questions on this site...which is why I joined...so bear with me!  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on January 28, 2016, 03:59:47 AM
Welcome, Theresa. Ask questions to your heart's content.
That is a very important work. God bless you and those you care for.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: jmjZelie on February 04, 2016, 12:55:30 PM
Hi, CathInfo forum members!

I am jmjZelie.  

I am a Catholic convert of 6 years. My husband and I converted to the Faith together. We currently have five children. We homeschool with a Catholic curriculum, which we love.  

Soon after our conversion, I started learning about Traditional Catholicism. We started slowly shifting our family life and faith practices to be more in line with Traditional Catholicism. We now have access to a weekly Latin Solemn High Mass, and we are learning Latin (slowly!) as a family.

I hope to learn a lot from participating here!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: knish on February 10, 2016, 11:13:57 PM
Name: Dan
Age: 26
Location: New Jersey
Masses attended: FSSP/SSPX
Status: Single
Occupation: NEET
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on February 10, 2016, 11:37:30 PM
Welcome Dan/knish! What does NEET mean?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Earl of Devonshire on February 12, 2016, 04:10:01 AM
Quote from: Nadir
Welcome Dan/knish! What does NEET mean?

Not in Education, Employment or Training.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Miseremini on February 23, 2016, 06:42:06 PM
Quote from: jmjZelie
Hi, CathInfo forum members!

I am jmjZelie.  

I am a Catholic convert of 6 years. My husband and I converted to the Faith together. We currently have five children. We homeschool with a Catholic curriculum, which we love.  

Soon after our conversion, I started learning about Traditional Catholicism. We started slowly shifting our family life and faith practices to be more in line with Traditional Catholicism. We now have access to a weekly Latin Solemn High Mass, and we are learning Latin (slowly!) as a family.

I hope to learn a lot from participating here!


Welcome,  you certainly are fortunate to have a Solemn High Mass with Priest, Deacon and Sub Deacon EVERY week.  Do you go to a seminary for Mass?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: aryzia on February 24, 2016, 01:16:05 PM
Hello all!

Here's some stats on me:

Marriage status: widow
Kids: lots
Grandkids: lots
Lives: Southern Cal
Catholic: Born/raised
History: Novus Ordo turned Trad in 2008 turned resistance 2013
Subjects of interest: Catholic-all; Science-astronomy, medicine/natural health; Writing  



Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Alexandria on February 24, 2016, 01:22:27 PM
Aryzia, what tipped you off finally after spending most of your adult life in the novus ordo pews?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: aryzia on February 24, 2016, 04:03:48 PM
When I was a kid, my mom was a friend of Fr. Shell (not sure of spelling). When Father S joined up with Archbishop Lefevbre, my mother could not understand breaking with Rome and warned Father S not to "leave" the Church since the Archbishop was not under the pope.  As a kid, that kind of stuff is powerful coming from your mom, so I closed the door on the SSPX for years thinking they were wrong and that we had to stay scrunched down in the tiniest corner of the conservative remnant of the Novus Ordo.  Being naturally inclined to research, I eventually came across the subject again after stumbling into Fr. Wathen's book.  The minute I read it, I knew.  The hardest part was that I knew my die-hard Catholic mom had been mistaken all those years.  Against my extended family's wishes, my immediate family and I went from adoration that Good Friday at the Novus Ordo, to our local SSPX chapel that Easter Sunday, until the subject of Resistance came up some years later.  I thought they were wrong at first glance, but upon looking into it (as I am wont to do) I saw the truth in the Resistance position.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: RomanKowalski on February 24, 2016, 08:10:24 PM
Greetings,
I'm Roman, I've been reading this forum on and off for quite a while now so I figured I should join just to have an account. I find this forum to contain lots of interesting discussion and perspectives. I'm 33 and married, live on and off between Nebraska and Michigan. My father and grandfather found the SSPX in the 80's in Bay City, Michigan, so thankfully I didn't have to grow up attending Novus Ordo masses. I attended a Catholic school until 4th grade when homeschool was legalized and was homeschooled from that point on. I'm not an overly social person in general, so I probably won't post a great deal but here I am, nonetheless.  :smile:

On a sidenote: My father, who is in his elderly years, is growing skeptical of even the SSPX and has privately shown an interest in CMRI and Sedevacantism which caught me by surprise given that he has "Sedevacantism: A False Solution to a Real Problem" on his bookshelf. Quite frankly, I'm not sure many of us know what to make of the crisis in the Church and the varying Traditional reactions to it anymore.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Johann on March 06, 2016, 05:05:41 AM
Hello, I’m Johann, a student in his 20s. I am currently at the conclusion of the Cassiciacuм thesis (papa materialiter non formaliter), though I am not dogmatic about it.

There is so much confusion, tragedy and heresy. I am so very anxious and fearful, clinging to whatever literary scraps of pre-conciliar Catholicism I can find.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: SancteMauricius on March 10, 2016, 06:24:25 PM
Hello everyone, Saint Maurice is my patron Saint for Confirmation, but my real name is Allan.

I am married with five beautiful children.  I was in the Army, then a DoD contractor in Seoul, Korea; and now I'm a DoD contractor in Guam.

A bit about my journey, to date:

I grew up "Catholic", under the Novus Ordo, and was even an Altar Boy.  However, until three years ago, I almost left our Faith.  I thank Our Lord Jesus Christ for gently bringing me back; I strove to learn as much as I could about our Faith, with the intent to worship God properly.  That's when I stumbled onto references for the Traditional Latin Mass, and from there, the rest is history.

I registered because of some of the resources and topics being discussed, which I am finding quite useful.  It's almost as if I've been led here.

Cheers, everyone, and have a blessed day!

Pax
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Amy Davidson on March 21, 2016, 03:37:04 PM
Hey everyone! :)

My name is Amy and I'm 17. I'm not actually a Catholic, and don't know that much about it, but I am interested in finding out more. My great friend of mine recommended this site to me a while ago, and I promised him I'd join, so here I am!

I look forward to my time here, and hope to learn a lot.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on March 22, 2016, 12:17:51 AM
Welcome Amy! I hope you find what you need. Do you belong to a church?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Earl of Devonshire on March 22, 2016, 01:47:12 AM
Quote from: Nadir
Welcome Amy! I hope you find what you need. Do you belong to a church?

Yes she does belong to a Baptist church to my knowledge.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: qeddeq on April 23, 2016, 12:40:28 AM
i don't know how this works, your system, because i don't like dealing with computer details, so i hope it goes thru.
I was novus ordo and am now attending a CMRI center in arizona. the novus ordo has been a disappointment to me, as has the whole rcia program, which had little to do with catholicism. what a mess.
i don't know much about sspx but i agree with the sedevacantists because...just look at it. Take it all in and tell me that's roman catholicism. i see the novus ordo as getting worse not better. No idea what the plan is now. I have never heard anyone even discuss the issue of what to do when the church has no pope, and no hierarchy. i have broken with the novus ordo.
I am a 49 YO male.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MyrnaM on April 23, 2016, 08:44:04 AM
Quote from: qeddeq
i don't know how this works, your system, because i don't like dealing with computer details, so i hope it goes thru.
I was novus ordo and am now attending a CMRI center in arizona. the novus ordo has been a disappointment to me, as has the whole rcia program, which had little to do with catholicism. what a mess.
i don't know much about sspx but i agree with the sedevacantists because...just look at it. Take it all in and tell me that's roman catholicism. i see the novus ordo as getting worse not better. No idea what the plan is now. I have never heard anyone even discuss the issue of what to do when the church has no pope, and no hierarchy. i have broken with the novus ordo.
I am a 49 YO male.


Hello and welcome, I also attend CMRI in Spokane Washington I hope you have a positive experience here, however at times there are some heated debates, but don't let that sway you from your strong faith, the  reason for the debates is proof we have no True Pope in Rome to unite us as was in the past centuries.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MrsArrington on April 25, 2016, 06:09:38 PM
Hello and blessings all!

The 'welcome' thread here is about the most detailed in any forum I've every joined :) I think that's amazing in itself. I'm a medium-time lurker here and thought it was about time I took that great leap into the unknown.

Name: Mrs Arrington (but you may also call me Eleanor!)
Status: Married, with 2 children (our daughter just under a month short of 2 years, and a son of 10 months)
Occupation: wife and mother (previously worked in publishing)
Location: London

I was brought up with the Novus Ordo by faithful (in their own way) parents...though I don't think I had as thorough grounding in Catholic tradition (and Tradition) as would have been good. After a relatively liberal upbringing I have grown very much increasingly conservative (which is to say, sensible...) with age.

I started attending a Sunday TLM at Oxford while I was a student and then living as a single woman in London after graduating I eventually found myself with SSPX. My own studies, as well as what I read and thought and prayed, since, taught me the reality of the 'church' since Vatican-II (which however well-meaning, cannot be counted as less than heretical). So at that point attending SSPX masses seemed to be the place to be. It was also where I met my husband :)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MyrnaM on April 25, 2016, 09:45:13 PM
Hello to you Eleanor, the most wonderful part about the Internet is meeting people we would never have met from all over the world.

Stop lurking and share your devotions, fears or whatever.  We all have them.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Lover of Truth on April 26, 2016, 09:18:44 AM
Welcome Mrs. Arrington.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: onewhoknows on May 18, 2016, 03:49:11 PM
 :pray:
Hi I'm new here.  I have received a message from someone but cannot get it because I am not an established member.  How do I become established?

Thanks!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LittleFlowers on May 28, 2016, 08:41:57 PM
Hi, I'm LittleFlowers! I'm in process of becoming a secular Franciscan, am a young woman, and single. Hi to everyone!

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: EcclesialVigilante on May 31, 2016, 08:24:37 PM
EcclesialVigilante.  Pipe smoking  :detective:, beer drinking  :cheers:, Byzantine Catholic  :incense: Texan  :cowboy:.  I came here because you guys have the most information on the unfolding events in Pfieffer-land (your coverage has been excellent) and I know people I am trying to get out of there since finding out about Tetherow.

Cheers!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: David Dionisi on June 10, 2016, 05:37:25 PM
I am a lifetime Catholic. I lead the Teach Peace Foundation and we provide education to help people go to heaven.

Please watch the docuмentary, endorsed by Sister Agnes, which explains how Satan is suppressing the Our Lady of Akita message (see the section Satan's Truth Suppression at 46:15 in the docuмentary online at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6isd20OPYY.

Akita and the Fatima Secret is endorsed by first-hand witnesses and prominent Catholic scholars (e.g., Fr. Jim Anderson and John Salza, etc.).

DOcuмENTARY SECTIONS                               START TIME

1. INTRODUCTION                                                 00:01
2. THE ARK OF THE COVENANT AND MARY              04:56    
3. MARY AND THE PERIOD OF PEACE                      07:43
4. THE FATIMA MESSAGES AND MIRACLES              09:12
5. THE AKITA MESSAGES AND MIRACLES                14:20
6. SATAN'S TRUTH SUPPRESSION                           46:15
7. COREDEMPTRIX                                                 57:10
8. CONCLUSION                                                     58:48

Total docuмentary length is 101 minutes.

I am also the producer of the docuмentary, The Secret of Nagasaki. This film provides concrete evidence that the Catholic Church was intentionally targeted for atomic bomb destruction by high ranking Freemason (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceFJ6I5awms).

The organization I lead also provides resources to help people learn to pray the Holy Rosary.

May the peace of our Lord be with you, David Dionisi
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Degrelle on July 13, 2016, 02:26:05 PM
Good day, ladies and gentlemen of Cathinfo.

I've lurked Cathinfo for many years, but decided to finally register. It seems like Cathinfo is the only message board that has persevered over the years and although I've at times had reservations, Matthew's recent post about how past perceptions of Cathinfo are invalid pushed me to go ahead and register.

Just a little bit about myself:

I'm traditional Catholic (obviously), a convert from Novus Ordo about 11 years ago. I'm married and the father of five. I am what many call a "sedevacantist" but I don't come here to cause trouble or annoy people with endless rhetoric on the topic. I am also Canadian, which is certainly nothing to be proud of these days. As I see it, Canada does not exist anymore.

I often think of myself as a "young fogey", a man out of time, striving to lead a good Catholic family in an insane world that has turned its back on God and common sense.

A little bit about my Username and Avatar:

Léon Degrelle was a Walloon Belgian politician and staunch Catholic, who founded Rexism/the Rexist Party in Belgium. The movement's name was derived from the Roman Catholic journal and publishing company Christus Rex. Rexism has been accused of being fascist but was based on Catholic teaching.

After Germany launched Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union, Degrelle joined the Wermacht then the SS Division Wallonien (long story on how devout Catholics ended up in the pagan SS, but the Walloons weren't the only ones) in order to fight against the Soviets. Degrelle worked his way up from simple private to the SS equivalent of a full colonel during a four-year career (1941-1945). He is one of only three non-Germans ever awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves.

He is an inspiring figure and quickly became one of my heroes as I read about his life.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Anem on August 06, 2016, 10:02:16 AM
Hi pleased to meet you. Not officially a catholic, but i am learning much about being with Christ and the informaton on the church doctrine have helped me find grace and to that i am grateful for.

Nice to meet everyone
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Mark 79 on August 06, 2016, 01:12:40 PM
Quote from: Anem
Hi pleased to meet you. Not officially a catholic, but i am learning much about being with Christ and the informaton on the church doctrine have helped me find grace and to that i am grateful for.

Nice to meet everyone


Are you Norwegian or just using a VPN based in Norway?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Anem on August 06, 2016, 01:31:08 PM
Quote from: Mark 79
Quote from: Anem
Hi pleased to meet you. Not officially a catholic, but i am learning much about being with Christ and the informaton on the church doctrine have helped me find grace and to that i am grateful for.

Nice to meet everyone


Are you Norwegian or just using a VPN based in Norway?

Oh i am not that clever :D
No i am from Norway 100%. Born and raised. Never been to Iceland but some of my brothers have been there
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Seeking32 on September 25, 2016, 02:53:33 PM
Hi,
My name is Mike and I am interested in Traditional Catholicism as espoused by Bishop Williamson.
I was raised in a mixed Lutheran/Pentecostal upbringing. I am hoping to find a traditional mass to attend in my area.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on September 25, 2016, 04:33:12 PM
Quote from: Seeking32
Hi,
My name is Mike and I am interested in Traditional Catholicism as espoused by Bishop Williamson.
I was raised in a mixed Lutheran/Pentecostal upbringing. I am hoping to find a traditional mass to attend in my area.


Hi, Mike!

Welcome to traditional Catholicism!  

Where do you live?  That might help us to be able to tell you of some places near you for Mass.

We are here for you if you have any questions, want prayers for something/someone, or just want to talk to fellow traditional Catholics!  :-)

Keep fighting the good fight and may God bless you!

In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,

Rita
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Seeking32 on September 25, 2016, 04:59:31 PM
Quote from: AMDGJMJ
Quote from: Seeking32
Hi,
My name is Mike and I am interested in Traditional Catholicism as espoused by Bishop Williamson.
I was raised in a mixed Lutheran/Pentecostal upbringing. I am hoping to find a traditional mass to attend in my area.


Hi, Mike!

Welcome to traditional Catholicism!  

Where do you live?  That might help us to be able to tell you of some places near you for Mass.

We are here for you if you have any questions, want prayers for something/someone, or just want to talk to fellow traditional Catholics!  :-)

Keep fighting the good fight and may God bless you!

In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,

Rita


I am in the High Point,NC area.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JezusDeKoning on September 25, 2016, 07:34:54 PM
I have to say, it's very interesting to find someone who was raised in a mixed Lutheran/Pentecostal environment. You couldn't find two more different religions. Welcome!
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Seeking32 on September 25, 2016, 08:50:00 PM
Quote from: JezusDeKoning
I have to say, it's very interesting to find someone who was raised in a mixed Lutheran/Pentecostal environment. You couldn't find two more different religions. Welcome!


Thanks for the welcome. You would be surprised at the numbers of Charismatic Lutherans out there. It's kind of like the Charismatic movement in the RCC.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: OHCA on September 26, 2016, 07:21:09 AM
Quote from: Seeking32
Quote from: AMDGJMJ
Quote from: Seeking32
Hi,
My name is Mike and I am interested in Traditional Catholicism as espoused by Bishop Williamson.
I was raised in a mixed Lutheran/Pentecostal upbringing. I am hoping to find a traditional mass to attend in my area.


Hi, Mike!

Welcome to traditional Catholicism!  

Where do you live?  That might help us to be able to tell you of some places near you for Mass.

We are here for you if you have any questions, want prayers for something/someone, or just want to talk to fellow traditional Catholics!  :-)

Keep fighting the good fight and may God bless you!

In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,

Rita


I am in the High Point,NC area.


SSPX has St. Anthony of Padua in Mount Holly (maybe a Charlotte suburb) about 85 miles from High Point.  Not to throw too much at you at once--but the validity of the ordinations of Novus Ordo (mainstream modern Catholic Church) are doubtful.  Thus, I would avoid their Latin Masses even though they may be closer to you.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Seeking32 on September 27, 2016, 01:29:15 AM
Quote from: OHCA
Quote from: Seeking32
Quote from: AMDGJMJ
Quote from: Seeking32
Hi,
My name is Mike and I am interested in Traditional Catholicism as espoused by Bishop Williamson.
I was raised in a mixed Lutheran/Pentecostal upbringing. I am hoping to find a traditional mass to attend in my area.


Hi, Mike!

Welcome to traditional Catholicism!  

Where do you live?  That might help us to be able to tell you of some places near you for Mass.

We are here for you if you have any questions, want prayers for something/someone, or just want to talk to fellow traditional Catholics!  :-)

Keep fighting the good fight and may God bless you!

In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,

Rita


I am in the High Point,NC area.


SSPX has St. Anthony of Padua in Mount Holly (maybe a Charlotte suburb) about 85 miles from High Point.  Not to throw too much at you at once--but the validity of the ordinations of Novus Ordo (mainstream modern Catholic Church) are doubtful.  Thus, I would avoid their Latin Masses even though they may be closer to you.


Charlotte is quite a long drive for mass. Since there aren't any closer than 2 hour drive one way,would a local Eastern Orthodox parish suffice?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on October 06, 2016, 04:58:43 AM
I hope you haven't given up on getting an answer o your question, Seeking32.
Avoid the Orthodox. It is not Catholic at all.

Btw, God bless you and welcome.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Seeking32 on October 07, 2016, 03:45:48 AM
Quote from: Nadir
I hope you haven't given up on getting an answer o your question, Seeking32.
Avoid the Orthodox. It is not Catholic at all.

Btw, God bless you and welcome.


I havent given up yet Nadir. Still looking for a good resistance mass or chapel in my area so that I may join the true Church.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Spera in Deo on October 10, 2016, 04:26:53 PM
 I just joined a couple or so days ago.  I was raised a lutheran, fell away - far away - for years.  In my 50's, I began to crave a relationship with God.  I became a novus ordo after 2&1/2 years of rcia and remained so for 12 years.  Then, once more I began to feel what I now think of as "the tug" at my heart and mind;  I was not being fed spiritually in any way.  One Sunday morning, almost 6 years ago, I walked into a Latin Mass and never left.  I am in my earthly home now and so very happy.  God waited a long time for me and I will be full of gratitude and humility till I die.  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: GoodGround on October 11, 2016, 02:51:40 AM
Hello everyone,       I am 65 years young, married for 43 years to the same man, an ER physician. I live in northern California in the Emerald Triangle although I am not a "farmer". My son is 25 and living in L.A. I am a retired biochemist/nutritionist from the amino acid lab at University of Wisconsin.
    I am a cradle Catholic from a dysfunctional family of 6 (4 kids.) Despite all the pain we experienced from my parents' alcoholism (deceased), I will be forever grateful to them for raising me a strict Catholic--12 years Catholic School. There was only the Latin Mass at that time in Cleveland which abounded with ethnic Catholics. (Go Indians)
     I left the Church when I was 21 so that I could be a "modern woman". You can guess what that entailed, although it could have been worse. I was a secular humanist for 27 years and then returned to a Church I did not recognize or like. Appalling. I attended regularly for my son's sake as did my husband.
      Three years ago I became profoundly depressed, entertained thoughts of ending it all.When the Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima came to our church, I felt compelled to go to her and beg for help. A couple days later, I offered God the broken pieces of my brain and received the knowledge that I should start antidepressants. Since my university work had involved brain neurotransmitters, I had absolutely refused to take anything. I followed the Lord's direction and gradually saw massive improvement. A very large part of my healing came locating and attending a Tridentine Mass an hour and a half away from me.
      In truth, I have dropped off the planet; as the Lord said, leave everyone and everything and follow Me. As bad as that may sound it is immensely peaceful and I feel very close to my heavenly family. I guess I should add that my husband has polar opposite beliefs and we are each other's crosses at this time. The only thing we can talk about is major league sports (go Warriors, Cavs, and Indians.) So I have good days and cry all day episodes.
    Well, I believe in being very open about life now since I truly feel we are running out of time before the "Minor" Chastisement (Fr. Bernard Kramer and Desmond Birch). Sorry for such a long post. I look forward to reading thoughtful opinions and hope to find some like-minded souls.  JMJ    gg
     
       
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: WWSmith on October 17, 2016, 11:59:45 AM
New to the forums not to tradition. SSPX member (Minnesota)
Hello and good day to you all.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: cora890 on November 07, 2016, 11:33:37 PM
Hi everybody my name is Cora and I am new here.I am from Canada and I am hoping to have a great time over here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: pinklane on November 25, 2016, 12:22:07 AM
Just joined up.Love to catch up with you all.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: tacolegs on November 26, 2016, 03:45:19 PM
Hello!
I am Derrick. I just joined today. I am 20,  I was raise Catholish, fell away, came back, and still trying to get bearings. Some friends who were instrumental in my reversion were charismatics, but I do like the more traditional side. I don't know many traditionalist Catholics, though, so I would love to connect with some more and get advice on the more traditional mindsets and ideas.

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on November 26, 2016, 06:01:07 PM
Welcome tacolegs! I do hope you find what you need here. Just ask the questions that are concerning you, on another thread though.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: hopeandpeace on November 29, 2016, 12:10:03 AM
New here.I have always felt the presence of God and I have always been blessed by it.I would love to share my thoughts with all of you and learn everything from here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: countrychurch on December 07, 2016, 10:26:09 AM
Quote from: Magdalene
Ok, here's a brief profile of me.

I have no desire to ever get married and I don't want to become a nun, so I don't know what God has in store for me in the future.

Anyway, that's the short of it.
wow, i could really relate to this last thing. I dont feel called to religious life (except that i am religious by anyone's standards) but dont necessarily feel called to marriage (for a plethora of reasons). I have never had any "luck" in romance so steer clear of such. Anyway, just thought i would intro myself. I'm older than you, haven't been outside the USA except a trip to Mexico once yrs ago when much younger. I've been "Catholic" all my life but only serious about my faith for about 1/3 of my life, the last 1/3. You know, one thing i CANNOT relate to is your apparently close family ties. Yes, i u/stand u being tired and all, but you dont know what its like to be totally alienated from family. I've gotten used to it b/c I had no choice but in a way you never get used to it. Anyway, i will leave it at that 4 now, not even sure u are checking into this part of the forum anymore... God bless  
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Volodymyr on December 13, 2016, 04:01:36 PM
Well, here goes:

My real name is Walter. I live in Scottsdale, AZ. I am originally from PA and my wife is from NY.
We were both raised Roman Catholics. My Father was a Byzantine Catholic and I have been told that according to Canon Law that identity automatically is mine by birthright.

I am Social Worker by trade. I work with homeless men who are addicts, mentally ill, and those criminal histories including sex offenders.

I have degrees in Human Services, Chemical Dependency Case Management, and Biblical Studies.
I am currently in the Orthodox Christian Studies Degree program at St. Athanasius.

I am praying one day for a Sedevacantist Byzantine Church in our area. We attended a Byzantine Church in Gilbert, but it was primarily made up disgruntled Roman Catholics and Cradle Byzantines who were not very friendly.

I am going on too long--vanity.

Pray for me that the Lord will have a Byzantine Church one day that I can be a part of.

God Bless,

Volodymyr
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Neo on December 13, 2016, 06:00:15 PM
 
    I would like to remain anonymous for now.

    I want to convert to the Catholic Church.

    I live in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

    If there are any Dominicans in this group that can help

    me that would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on December 13, 2016, 06:33:22 PM
Welcome Volodymyr, I hope you find what you are looking for here. I would have thought that you are Catholic through Baptism rather than through birthright. But maybe you mean your affiliation with the Byzantine rite is yours through birthright.

Why are you studying for an Orthodox Christian Studies Degree when you are Catholic?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on December 13, 2016, 06:37:31 PM
Quote from: Neo
 
    I would like to remain anonymous for now.

    I want to convert to the Catholic Church.

    I live in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

    If there are any Dominicans in this group that can help

    me that would be greatly appreciated.


A warm welcome Neo! I hope you find what you are seeking. Ask any questions you want on a new thread. We will do our best to help.

Have you any past religion?

Mostly we are anonymous here, so don't worry.

May God bless your seeking and your finding.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Neo on December 14, 2016, 05:34:58 AM
Quote from: Nadir
Quote from: Neo
 
    I would like to remain anonymous for now.

    I want to convert to the Catholic Church.

    I live in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

    If there are any Dominicans in this group that can help

    me that would be greatly appreciated.


A warm welcome Neo! I hope you find what you are seeking. Ask any questions you want on a new thread. We will do our best to help.

Have you any past religion?

Mostly we are anonymous here, so don't worry.

May God bless your seeking and your finding.



Thank very much Nadir! My Grandparents were Roman Catholics. My father was a Roman Catholic but dropped out to join protestantism at age 21. My mother did not have a religious upbringing. I was raised to despise and mock the Catholic faith but was close very close to my Grandmother and always for as long as I can remember ended up despising the Protestant faith.

I was Baptized in the Baptist Church through the pressure of my parents but stopped going to the Baptist Church as soon as I had the chance. Since I left the Baptist Church I have been studying all Religions and have made the decision to join the traditional Catholic Church the one my Grandparents were a part of.

For awhile however I have been trying to get my parents to get away from Protestantism but they want nothing to do with the Catholic church. I have also tried talking to my brothers and sisters but they too don't want anything to do with the Catholic faith. We were raised to believe the the Catholic Church was the whore of Babylon and the Pope would be the false Prophet and Pope Francis doesn't really help. And trying to explain traditional Catholicism to a Baptist is like trying to teach Chinese to your dog. Its really frustrating.

So I am leaving them behind for now and will be doing this on my own. I am trying to organize my life as well because technically I am not even Catholic yet. I need to get the sacraments etc. I think I need to get re-baptized and there is like a thousand other things I need to do. And thats why I joined this forum so I can keep myself motivated. So thank you very much for your reply!



Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ronald on December 29, 2016, 02:44:39 AM
Just joined up,it is great to be here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: horetz on January 16, 2017, 08:30:52 PM
Just dropped in to say Hi, I hope that you have a great year ahead.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: laststand on January 18, 2017, 05:31:23 PM
Greetings! First name is Cody, and that's all for my name.

- 24 years old. Have been going to the Latin Mass since May 2015. Started with Indult and now go to a SSPX parish fairly quickly.

- Grew up in a family of dedicated liberals who were baptized Catholics but clearly fell away. No extended relatives who understand there is a crisis in the church. Pretty lonely in the Catholic family department. Prayers for them would be great.

- Currently single. Barred from the priesthood because of above mentioned family situation.

- Been reading these forums for about a month and a half and intrigued by much of the discussion and the reason I am here.

Have a good evening.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on January 18, 2017, 09:49:26 PM
Welcome Cody. How can your family stuation bar you from the priesthood? Who have you tried asking?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on January 19, 2017, 08:28:54 AM
Quote from: laststand
Greetings! First name is Cody, and that's all for my name.

- 24 years old. Have been going to the Latin Mass since May 2015. Started with Indult and now go to a SSPX parish fairly quickly.

- Grew up in a family of dedicated liberals who were baptized Catholics but clearly fell away. No extended relatives who understand there is a crisis in the church. Pretty lonely in the Catholic family department. Prayers for them would be great.

- Currently single. Barred from the priesthood because of above mentioned family situation.

- Been reading these forums for about a month and a half and intrigued by much of the discussion and the reason I am here.

Have a good evening.


Welcome to the forum, Cody!

Being the only traditional Catholic among one's family and relatives is not easy.  I know because I am in the same situation.  My family thought of traditional Catholics as being worse than protestants or Jєωs.  So, trying to be one was really rough at first...  

As a result of this, I left home when I was 18 and worked as a governess for traditional Catholic families in order to be able to go to the Latin Mass.  Eventually my family let go of their prejudice concerning the Faith, and asked me to return to help on the farm, saying that they would not pressure me about the novus ordo.

We are all here for you if you ever have questions, just want to chat or need prayers!

God bless!

Rita
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: laststand on January 21, 2017, 02:48:01 PM
Quote from: Nadir
Welcome Cody. How can your family stuation bar you from the priesthood? Who have you tried asking?


Parents are baptized Catholics. They cohabitted, got married in Vegas away from their families, and were not open to life. Their marriage is invalid by three measurements. That technically makes me an illegtimate.

Talked to my pastor. Bastards can't be priests. Deuteronomy 23:2. Catechism of Council of Trent and the SSPX doesn't allow it. End of story. Besides, I never had a desire to be a priest so no harm for me.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on January 22, 2017, 03:52:11 AM
Thank you for answering my question, laststand. I don't think the circuмstances of your parents' marriage makes you a bastard, though I could be wrong.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Mithrandylan on January 22, 2017, 01:10:14 PM
Quote from: laststand
Quote from: Nadir
Welcome Cody. How can your family stuation bar you from the priesthood? Who have you tried asking?


Parents are baptized Catholics. They cohabitted, got married in Vegas away from their families, and were not open to life. Their marriage is invalid by three measurements. That technically makes me an illegtimate.

Talked to my pastor. Bastards can't be priests. Deuteronomy 23:2. Catechism of Council of Trent and the SSPX doesn't allow it. End of story. Besides, I never had a desire to be a priest so no harm for me.


Hello!

Just for the record, none of the measurements you listed would invalidate a marriage.  If two baptized people marry, even outside the Church, the marriage is valid.  It is unlawful in this case (because as baptized Catholics, they had an obligation to marry in the Church) but it is valid.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: dressur4 on January 22, 2017, 02:21:06 PM
I have joined this forum to discuss and ask and learn more about the Orthodox beliefs of the Catholic Church  and I am very orthodox.  My name is Tom Jacques     Also I tried to PM someone as they had a real good post and this annoying box comes up instead of just going to the PM part that box gets in my way, stating " you must be a verified member or something " and I am a member    can someone fix this?   thank you
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on January 22, 2017, 04:13:21 PM
Welcome, Tom!

Are you Catholic? This is the place to learn more about our faith, as it is handed down to a s from the Apartment stles.

Usually it takes about a week before you can send a message. Can you not respond to that comment on the thread itself?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on January 22, 2017, 04:32:27 PM
Quote from: Mithrandylan
Just for the record, none of the measurements you listed would invalidate a marriage.  If two baptized people marry, even outside the Church, the marriage is valid.  It is unlawful in this case (because as baptized Catholics, they had an obligation to marry in the Church) but it is valid.

Are you sure? I thought if baptized Catholics marry outside the Church it is not a valid marriage. I know one traditional Catholic who was in such a marriage and was divorced and was under the impression that his marriage was invalid because he was married outside the Church.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: laststand on January 22, 2017, 06:30:23 PM
Quote from: Mithrandylan
Quote from: laststand
Quote from: Nadir
Welcome Cody. How can your family stuation bar you from the priesthood? Who have you tried asking?


Parents are baptized Catholics. They cohabitted, got married in Vegas away from their families, and were not open to life. Their marriage is invalid by three measurements. That technically makes me an illegtimate.

Talked to my pastor. Bastards can't be priests. Deuteronomy 23:2. Catechism of Council of Trent and the SSPX doesn't allow it. End of story. Besides, I never had a desire to be a priest so no harm for me.


Hello!

Just for the record, none of the measurements you listed would invalidate a marriage.  If two baptized people marry, even outside the Church, the marriage is valid.  It is unlawful in this case (because as baptized Catholics, they had an obligation to marry in the Church) but it is valid.






That's incorrect. It is invalid. By traditional standard AND by Novus Ordo standards which is pathetic. You know you're in a bad situation if you don't even follow the new doctrines. If baptized Catholics get married in front of a heretical minister that is a mortal sin and excommunication.

Check the Catechism of the Council of Trent for that and under cladestine marriage. My pastor has confirmed all of that his and I have no reason to believe he is wrong.

Where are you getting your doctrines from?
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on January 23, 2017, 07:31:01 AM
Quote from: laststand
Quote from: Mithrandylan
Quote from: laststand
Quote from: Nadir
Welcome Cody. How can your family stuation bar you from the priesthood? Who have you tried asking?


Parents are baptized Catholics. They cohabitted, got married in Vegas away from their families, and were not open to life. Their marriage is invalid by three measurements. That technically makes me an illegtimate.

Talked to my pastor. Bastards can't be priests. Deuteronomy 23:2. Catechism of Council of Trent and the SSPX doesn't allow it. End of story. Besides, I never had a desire to be a priest so no harm for me.


Hello!

Just for the record, none of the measurements you listed would invalidate a marriage.  If two baptized people marry, even outside the Church, the marriage is valid.  It is unlawful in this case (because as baptized Catholics, they had an obligation to marry in the Church) but it is valid.






That's incorrect. It is invalid. By traditional standard AND by Novus Ordo standards which is pathetic. You know you're in a bad situation if you don't even follow the new doctrines. If baptized Catholics get married in front of a heretical minister that is a mortal sin and excommunication.

Check the Catechism of the Council of Trent for that and under cladestine marriage. My pastor has confirmed all of that his and I have no reason to believe he is wrong.

Where are you getting your doctrines from?



It is true that traditionally illegitimate children are not allowed to be priests.  I remember that growing up in the novus ordo, even they held this to be the case...

I don't remember any of the docuмentation, but I am sure that your pastor probably has all of it.

That being said, if you don't feel called to the priesthood, I wouldn't worry about it too much anyhow.  :-)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on January 23, 2017, 07:33:08 AM
Quote from: dressur4
I have joined this forum to discuss and ask and learn more about the Orthodox beliefs of the Catholic Church  and I am very orthodox.  My name is Tom Jacques     Also I tried to PM someone as they had a real good post and this annoying box comes up instead of just going to the PM part that box gets in my way, stating " you must be a verified member or something " and I am a member    can someone fix this?   thank you


Welcome to Catholicinfo!

We are all here for you if you ever have questions or need prayers for yourself or your family!

As to the PM, it usually takes a few days or a week before you can send them.  I think that this was put in as a safeguard by the admin.

God bless!  :-)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: laurnie on February 15, 2017, 11:24:22 PM
Hi everybody, I am from Toronto. I have been a church-goer all my life and I have always felt the presence of God calm and reassuring. It feels great to be a part of this forum and I am looking forward to having a good time here.
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on February 16, 2017, 09:04:44 AM
Quote from: laurnie
Hi everybody, I am from Toronto. I have been a church-goer all my life and I have always felt the presence of God calm and reassuring. It feels great to be a part of this forum and I am looking forward to having a good time here.


Welcome, Laurnie!  :-)
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Incredulous on February 16, 2017, 11:57:10 AM

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    Willkommen!

"And vich SSPX chapel to you go to?"

(just joking)  :wink:

Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: countrychurch on February 18, 2017, 01:48:21 PM
I went to novus ordo nearly all my life, with sporadic moments of blessedness @ traditional Mass (which is not to say i had have no such moments @ novus ordo.. i have but i like the R mass way better)

I dont know why the pope seems to be against the T Mass

but then i dont u/stand a lot of things about the pope. In any case, guess this is supposed 2b about me

I found out the hard way how true Catholicism is--did Christianity "my way" for too long, not knowing that was what i was doing..!  

 PROTESTANNTS!!! Ahhhh--

Now  i try to bring all those poor people who don't get it  into the Church

i didn't know how much absolute resistance there was "out there"!!!! Whew!!!!!!

Jesus, are we there yet?   :sad:
Title: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Mithrandylan on March 06, 2017, 08:50:51 PM
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Welcome Cody. How can your family stuation bar you from the priesthood? Who have you tried asking?


Parents are baptized Catholics. They cohabitted, got married in Vegas away from their families, and were not open to life. Their marriage is invalid by three measurements. That technically makes me an illegtimate.

Talked to my pastor. Bastards can't be priests. Deuteronomy 23:2. Catechism of Council of Trent and the SSPX doesn't allow it. End of story. Besides, I never had a desire to be a priest so no harm for me.


Hello!

Just for the record, none of the measurements you listed would invalidate a marriage.  If two baptized people marry, even outside the Church, the marriage is valid.  It is unlawful in this case (because as baptized Catholics, they had an obligation to marry in the Church) but it is valid.






That's incorrect. It is invalid. By traditional standard AND by Novus Ordo standards which is pathetic. You know you're in a bad situation if you don't even follow the new doctrines. If baptized Catholics get married in front of a heretical minister that is a mortal sin and excommunication.

Check the Catechism of the Council of Trent for that and under cladestine marriage. My pastor has confirmed all of that his and I have no reason to believe he is wrong.

Where are you getting your doctrines from?


Cody,

If Catholics get married outside of the church, then it is a mortal sin.  I don't recall whether or not an excommunication follows, but even if it does, that doesn't make it invalid.  It is an excommunicable offense, latae sententiae, to consecrate without an apostolic mandate, but consecrations made without such a mandate are not invalid.  Ditto marriage.

Something can be bad without being invalid.

Anyways, in the case you're describing, and with the information you've provided, I don't see why one should conclude that the marriage is invalid.  I am "getting my doctrines" from pre-conciliar canon lawyers, who, when listing the diriment impediments to marriage, do not list "getting married outside the church."  

If it was truly clandestine, i.e., without witnesses, then that's a different story, or at least COULD be a different story, since the marriage would lack the canonical proof to be considered valid (though don't get upset at me, since you didn't use the word "clandestine" until now, and I'm not even sure that you're using it correctly-- it means that there's no proof that the marriage was attempted).  However, I'm sure a certificate with witnesses exists.  Besides, marriage enjoys the favor of the law; it is a unique sacrament in that it is assumed valid even in the face of doubts, unless it is proven invalid.


Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Meg on March 22, 2017, 10:09:19 AM


Parents are baptized Catholics. They cohabitted, got married in Vegas away from their families, and were not open to life. Their marriage is invalid by three measurements. That technically makes me an illegtimate.

Talked to my pastor. Bastards can't be priests. Deuteronomy 23:2. Catechism of Council of Trent and the SSPX doesn't allow it. End of story. Besides, I never had a desire to be a priest so no harm for me.

Hello!

Just for the record, none of the measurements you listed would invalidate a marriage.  If two baptized people marry, even outside the Church, the marriage is valid.  It is unlawful in this case (because as baptized Catholics, they had an obligation to marry in the Church) but it is valid.





That's incorrect. It is invalid. By traditional standard AND by Novus Ordo standards which is pathetic. You know you're in a bad situation if you don't even follow the new doctrines. If baptized Catholics get married in front of a heretical minister that is a mortal sin and excommunication.

Check the Catechism of the Council of Trent for that and under cladestine marriage. My pastor has confirmed all of that his and I have no reason to believe he is wrong.

Where are you getting your doctrines from?


It is true that traditionally illegitimate children are not allowed to be priests.  I remember that growing up in the novus ordo, even they held this to be the case...

I don't remember any of the docuмentation, but I am sure that your pastor probably has all of it.

That being said, if you don't feel called to the priesthood, I wouldn't worry about it too much anyhow.  :-)

I know of at least one Catholic bishop from the sixth century in Scotland, who is a canonized saint, who was illegitimate. His parents weren't even married. His father is unknown. His name is St. Mungo (aka St. Kentigern). He is an important and revered Scottish saint, and the patron saint of Glasgow. Not only that, but his mother, St. Theneva, is also a canonized saint.

Neither St. Mungo or his mother were Catholic when he was born. It is believed that St. Mungo was baptized, however, shortly after his birth, as was his mother.

http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=hallg&book=saints&story=kentigern
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: CatholicJoe on April 10, 2017, 09:28:47 AM

Good Day,
Just introducing myself.  I'm a cradle Catholic, and was raised in the Novus Ordo growing up.  Since college, I've been on a long journey through Catholicism trying to find what I believe is right and true, and ended up joining an SSPX church.  It feels like coming home to me.
I'm trying to learn more about my faith and meet likeminded people, so I was very glad to find this forum.  I look forward to getting to know y'all better and having intelligent discussions about our faith and living in the world!
Pax,
Joe
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: countrychurch on April 10, 2017, 06:28:41 PM
Hi, I'm Countychurch

I'm an idiot

Ask anyone who knows me

but they are idiots too...

:-X
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Macarius on April 11, 2017, 12:17:18 AM
I am Macarius, a sinner unworthy of the grace of being Catholic.

I love the Church, Our Savior Jesus the Messiah, and the most Holy Theotokos.

I listen, learn, and share.

I laugh and I cry.

I do not take myself too seriously.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Roccina on April 11, 2017, 03:26:47 PM
Hello. I'm Roccina and I was born and raised Catholic and am so happy to find other traditional Catholics online. In Maria.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on April 15, 2017, 08:34:01 PM
Good Day,
Just introducing myself.  I'm a cradle Catholic, and was raised in the Novus Ordo growing up.  Since college, I've been on a long journey through Catholicism trying to find what I believe is right and true, and ended up joining an SSPX church.  It feels like coming home to me.
I'm trying to learn more about my faith and meet likeminded people, so I was very glad to find this forum.  I look forward to getting to know y'all better and having intelligent discussions about our faith and living in the world!
Pax,
Joe
Welcome, Joe!  
We are here for you if you have any questions or want other traditional Catholics to chat with!
God bless!
Rita   :popcorn:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on April 15, 2017, 08:35:36 PM
Hi, I'm Countychurch

I'm an idiot

Ask anyone who knows me

but they are idiots too...

:-X
Well...  Welcome to the Forum...  We all have our moments.  Just keep trying your best, and don't degrade yoruself to much!   :cheers:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on April 15, 2017, 08:37:03 PM
I am Macarius, a sinner unworthy of the grace of being Catholic.

I love the Church, Our Savior Jesus the Messiah, and the most Holy Theotokos.

I listen, learn, and share.

I laugh and I cry.

I do not take myself too seriously.
Welcome, Macarius!
What you say could probably be said for most of us on the forum...
The Bible says that "The just man sins seven times a day."
So, we keep fighting and trust everything into the most capable Hand of God!   :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on April 15, 2017, 08:38:07 PM
Hello. I'm Roccina and I was born and raised Catholic and am so happy to find other traditional Catholics online. In Maria.
Hi Roccina!  
Welcome to Cathinfo!  
I am looking forward to your posting here!   :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: moosy on April 16, 2017, 11:39:07 AM
hello everybody!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on April 16, 2017, 05:06:45 PM
hello everybody!
Hello, moosy.
Tell us something about yourself. What is.your nationality? Are you cradle or convert Catholic? Are you young or old? Etc.

Oh! And a blessed Easter to you!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on April 16, 2017, 06:42:45 PM
hello everybody!
Welcome to the forum!   :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: marianna on April 19, 2017, 12:47:29 AM
Hello, everybody, I am really happy to be a part of this forum. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on April 19, 2017, 08:32:30 AM
Hello, everybody, I am really happy to be a part of this forum.
Welcome Marianna!
How long have you been a traditional Catholic?   :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: exleftist on May 04, 2017, 06:45:04 PM
Hi all, 

I'm in the long process of studying to be Catholic. As a former radical lҽϝƚιsƚ, I am particularly horrified of both Pope Francis and Vatican II, and would very much like to be a part of Traditionalism. I learned first-hand the evils of leftism and lҽϝƚιsƚ philosophy as well as can see the damage they're doing to the West and have been on a crusade of sorts to counteract it by education of others.

My mother was raised in a Roman Catholic home (pre-Vatican II) and abandoned the Church once she turned 18, being confused and disillusioned by things she saw in the Bible, so unfortunately I grew up in an agnostic home and have had to learn things on my own which I am still doing. My mother passed away in 1986.

We have one Traditionalist church near me and one other which is an FSSP church. I don't as of yet know the difference between the two. Unfortunately, the Traditionalist church is basically across town from me.

I assume Traditionalist churches accept RCIA, in spite of it's obvious weaknesses? Or do they have their own conversion process? Or do they accept both? 

Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on May 04, 2017, 08:47:59 PM
Hi all,

I'm in the long process of studying to be Catholic. As a former radical lҽϝƚιsƚ, I am particularly horrified of both Pope Francis and Vatican II, and would very much like to be a part of Traditionalism. I learned first-hand the evils of leftism and lҽϝƚιsƚ philosophy as well as can see the damage they're doing to the West and have been on a crusade of sorts to counteract it by education of others.

My mother was raised in a Roman Catholic home (pre-Vatican II) and abandoned the Church once she turned 18, being confused and disillusioned by things she saw in the Bible, so unfortunately I grew up in an agnostic home and have had to learn things on my own which I am still doing. My mother passed away in 1986.

We have one Traditionalist church near me and one other which is an FSSP church. I don't as of yet know the difference between the two. Unfortunately, the Traditionalist church is basically across town from me.

I assume Traditionalist churches accept RCIA, in spite of it's obvious weaknesses? Or do they have their own conversion process? Or do they accept both?
Hi!  Welcome to the forum!   :)
Many of us here came from the novus ordo.  So, we can understand where you are coming from, at least to a certain degree.  
The biggest problem with the FSSP is that most of their priests were ordained in the novus ordo, and novus ordo priests sometimes offer Masses at their chapels...  
It can take a bit of time to become a solid traditional Catholic, but we are all here for you if you should ever have any questions!  We shall be praying for you!   :pray:
God bless!
Rita
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on May 04, 2017, 08:57:57 PM
Welcome Exlҽϝƚιsƚ!

Traditional Catholics don't have much time for RCIA. This is a group venture and traditionally souls are converted individually. Individual instruction under the direct spiritual guidance of a priest is the way to go. I presume you have not yet been baptised, seeing your mother left the Church at 18 and you were raised in an agnostic home.

Anyway God bless you in your search for Truth. Got any questions? We'll do our best to answer on another thread.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: nisstin on May 05, 2017, 01:09:47 AM
Hey, Guys, I am new here. Looking forward to get acquainted with you all. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on May 05, 2017, 01:28:46 AM
Hi Nisstin and welcome. Enjoy the corn beef!

Are you male or female? We like to see one of those symbols that you see attached to our name either in pink or blue.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on May 05, 2017, 06:11:44 AM
Hey, Guys, I am new here. Looking forward to get acquainted with you all.
Welcome Nisstin!  We will look forward to your posts!   :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Olduvai Oliphant on May 12, 2017, 07:36:03 PM
I'm a Veteran, American and a convert to the SSPX. I live in the Western US, I've been married over 20 years, and have both Children and Grand Children.

I'm always willing to learn new things about my adopted Faith. I have finally found a home.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on May 12, 2017, 07:38:51 PM
Welcome, Olduvai! May I ask what are you converted from?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: congaudeant on May 12, 2017, 10:48:51 PM
 :) Hello. :)

I've been browsing this forum, reading some very interesting threads and benefiting from the information various members have contributed.

I attend an SSPX parish and am looking for further growth in the spiritual life and the salvation of not only my soul, but also my wife's, children's and extended family's souls. I would like to humbly ask some questions here that, hopefully, will receive some answers that will contribute toward that end. Certain members who seem very knowledgeable and trustworthy enough to help me with these questions may also receive a PM from time to time, provided they are interested and willing to answer my queries.

Be assured that I am here to learn.

Thanks very much, especially to Matthew, who has provided some excellent information that I have found useful.

:)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on May 13, 2017, 12:58:25 AM

Welcome, Congaudeant. Fire way! You usually have to be here about week before you can send messages. God bless you in your search. Your desires are noble ones.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on May 13, 2017, 09:20:57 AM
I'm a Veteran, American and a convert to the SSPX. I live in the Western US, I've been married over 20 years, and have both Children and Grand Children.

I'm always willing to learn new things about my adopted Faith. I have finally found a home.
Welcome to the forum!!!   :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on May 13, 2017, 09:21:52 AM
:) Hello. :)

I've been browsing this forum, reading some very interesting threads and benefiting from the information various members have contributed.

I attend an SSPX parish and am looking for further growth in the spiritual life and the salvation of not only my soul, but also my wife's, children's and extended family's souls. I would like to humbly ask some questions here that, hopefully, will receive some answers that will contribute toward that end. Certain members who seem very knowledgeable and trustworthy enough to help me with these questions may also receive a PM from time to time, provided they are interested and willing to answer my queries.

Be assured that I am here to learn.

Thanks very much, especially to Matthew, who has provided some excellent information that I have found useful.

:)
Glad to have you here!  We will try our best to answer any of your questions!   :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: congaudeant on May 13, 2017, 10:46:00 PM
Thank you for the encouraging welcome.
Title: Just a howl from the White Wolf
Post by: White Wolf on May 17, 2017, 03:32:46 PM
I suppose I should introduce myself.
I was born into the shadow of the pontificate of Pius XII; now to divide my history into eras.
The First 15 years of my life were spent in sheepleville, that is to say, American suburbia.  But I had contact with the decaying Catholic ghetto (in the true sense of the word- an enclave of a culture in another society) in Lancaster.  I attended a Novus Ordo Parish and Novus Ordo High School.  The issue of the day was contraception.  I was against contraception not simply because the pope said it was wrong but because I could see how it was evil.  That was the door to more paganism...  Even though I was lost in Novus Ordo land, thankfully my mother gave me a Baltimore catechism and I took to it like a duck to water.  I also read some excellent books in eschatology so that, when I was a teen, I lambasted the congregation after I led the rosary because bedlam had ensued after the first "Mass" through the second decade.  I told those people they could take their conversations into the parking lot rather than the middle of the church.  I was later chewed out by the priest when I went to confession.  (Many times I have been fortunate to be told by the priest what my sins are. :P)
The next 10 years of my life were devoted to studying math on my way to teaching at the high school level.  I went through logic that would do a Vulcan proud.  I've seen calculus problems that make engineers tremble.  Simultaneously I was acquainted with the restaurant industry.  There, I learned that following stupid orders by authority led to catastrophic results.  Like Scotty, I couldn't change the laws of physics.  That was good training for my move to Tradition.  
Then came the paradigm shift.  I read some books on the "New Age" and started to see this stuff all over the place, especially in the Novus Ordo church. Slowly I started to Understand this was something other than what I was taught in the catechism.  Then I started to read books by Archbishop Lefebvre.  For over a month I had argument after argument with a good Catholic friend.  I pointed out that the archbishop might have violated the letter, but not the spirit, of canon law.  I argued that he was not really excommunicated nor were the SSPX bishops.  I officially jumped ship from the Novus Ordo on Low Sunday 1991.  My first Traditional Mass was at St Jude's in Eddystone with Fr Gregory Post the priest.  What struck me most about the Traditional Mass was the silence, just as what was most annoying about the Novus Ordo was the noise.
The next era of my life was the '90's in Kansas City, well, mostly in Kansas City, but also, Ohio, Florida, California (the land of fruits and nuts), Texas (both ends), Arizona, Colorado... you get the idea.  I had so many adventures it would take a tome to relate all of them.  Suffice it to say that I've forgotten more about the SSPX than a lot of people will ever know.  But I did a lot of work in the day... set a toilet in every state along I-70 and I-40 except for Georgia, same for wiring at least one outlet...  The PVC pipe I glued, if it was all laid in a line, could probably be seen from space.  Then there was my work with Angelus Press, especially from '95 to '99.  I shipped packages to all 50 states, every island of note in the Pacific, every country in Europe, and even Asia.  Anyplace I did not ship a package is probably not worth finding on a map.
The next era of my life was when my parents moved back to PA.  I alternated between tours of duty in the SSPX and helping my parents.  That was when I witnessed the decline and fall of the SSPX.  Then came the great collapse of '08.  Since then I have been counting down to the "annihilation of nations" part in the message of Fatima, and saying rosaries for reparation.

Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for us, you are our only hope.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on May 17, 2017, 07:54:23 PM
A belated welcome, White Wolf! Quite a chequered career you've had. 
Title: Re: Just a howl from the White Wolf
Post by: AMDGJMJ on May 18, 2017, 07:20:29 AM
I suppose I should introduce myself.
I was born into the shadow of the pontificate of Pius XII; now to divide my history into eras.
The First 15 years of my life were spent in sheepleville, that is to say, American suburbia.  But I had contact with the decaying Catholic ghetto (in the true sense of the word- an enclave of a culture in another society) in Lancaster.  I attended a Novus Ordo Parish and Novus Ordo High School.  The issue of the day was contraception.  I was against contraception not simply because the pope said it was wrong but because I could see how it was evil.  That was the door to more paganism...  Even though I was lost in Novus Ordo land, thankfully my mother gave me a Baltimore catechism and I took to it like a duck to water.  I also read some excellent books in eschatology so that, when I was a teen, I lambasted the congregation after I led the rosary because bedlam had ensued after the first "Mass" through the second decade.  I told those people they could take their conversations into the parking lot rather than the middle of the church.  I was later chewed out by the priest when I went to confession.  (Many times I have been fortunate to be told by the priest what my sins are. :P)
The next 10 years of my life were devoted to studying math on my way to teaching at the high school level.  I went through logic that would do a Vulcan proud.  I've seen calculus problems that make engineers tremble.  Simultaneously I was acquainted with the restaurant industry.  There, I learned that following stupid orders by authority led to catastrophic results.  Like Scotty, I couldn't change the laws of physics.  That was good training for my move to Tradition.  
Then came the paradigm shift.  I read some books on the "New Age" and started to see this stuff all over the place, especially in the Novus Ordo church. Slowly I started to Understand this was something other than what I was taught in the catechism.  Then I started to read books by Archbishop Lefebvre.  For over a month I had argument after argument with a good Catholic friend.  I pointed out that the archbishop might have violated the letter, but not the spirit, of canon law.  I argued that he was not really excommunicated nor were the SSPX bishops.  I officially jumped ship from the Novus Ordo on Low Sunday 1991.  My first Traditional Mass was at St Jude's in Eddystone with Fr Gregory Post the priest.  What struck me most about the Traditional Mass was the silence, just as what was most annoying about the Novus Ordo was the noise.
The next era of my life was the '90's in Kansas City, well, mostly in Kansas City, but also, Ohio, Florida, California (the land of fruits and nuts), Texas (both ends), Arizona, Colorado... you get the idea.  I had so many adventures it would take a tome to relate all of them.  Suffice it to say that I've forgotten more about the SSPX than a lot of people will ever know.  But I did a lot of work in the day... set a toilet in every state along I-70 and I-40 except for Georgia, same for wiring at least one outlet...  The PVC pipe I glued, if it was all laid in a line, could probably be seen from space.  Then there was my work with Angelus Press, especially from '95 to '99.  I shipped packages to all 50 states, every island of note in the Pacific, every country in Europe, and even Asia.  Anyplace I did not ship a package is probably not worth finding on a map.
The next era of my life was when my parents moved back to PA.  I alternated between tours of duty in the SSPX and helping my parents.  That was when I witnessed the decline and fall of the SSPX.  Then came the great collapse of '08.  Since then I have been counting down to the "annihilation of nations" part in the message of Fatima, and saying rosaries for reparation.

Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for us, you are our only hope.
Welcome to the Forum!  You surely have had an exciting life!  You should write an autobiography!   :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LittleCandle on May 30, 2017, 12:55:02 AM
Here goes.
My name is Amanda. I was received into the NO church in April 2000, and since then I've been to several Traditional Masses. I love the Traditional Mass, but since I have no way of getting to one that's near where I live (I don't drive), I've had to go to the NO church a block away from my house. I hope to one day have the opportunity to go to the Traditional Mass every Sunday, but until then, I guess I'm stuck. 

Anyway, I'm glad to be here. See you around in the forum!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AMDGJMJ on June 02, 2017, 09:36:29 AM
Here goes.
My name is Amanda. I was received into the NO church in April 2000, and since then I've been to several Traditional Masses. I love the Traditional Mass, but since I have no way of getting to one that's near where I live (I don't drive), I've had to go to the NO church a block away from my house. I hope to one day have the opportunity to go to the Traditional Mass every Sunday, but until then, I guess I'm stuck.

Anyway, I'm glad to be here. See you around in the forum!
Welcome to the forum, Amanda!
Have you considered contacting the priest at a traditional chapel near you and asking whether there is someone who might be able to give you a ride to Mass?  I have an acquaintance who has someone in their area pick them up and drives them to Mass.  I also do this for a girl who lives five minutes from me but our chapel is over an hour away.  
I shall be praying for you and that situations change so that you can get to the True Mass...  
Keep fighting the good fight and may God bless you!
In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
Rita  :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LeDeg on June 12, 2017, 01:49:41 PM

Longtime lurker. Struggling Catholic. I suppose would be classified as a "Home Aloner" as of now. Used to attend the FSSP, SSPX and the CMRI. I look forward to the discussions. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: DZ PLEASE on August 06, 2017, 08:17:04 PM
Hi. Done. Thx
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: WholeFoodsTrad on August 16, 2017, 06:28:58 AM
Hello all.  My interest in traditional catholicism began sometime after my conversion to christianity from a disbelief/agnosticism in the supernatural.  Ken Hovind convinced me that Evolution was bologna and that The Bible fit the facts.  That restored my childhood faith in Christianity, but I had been raised a protestant.  In my search for answers as an adult, I found that protestant answers fell short, but that catholic answers seemed to give a fuller answer.  That lead to my reading old catechisms online and getting a nice abbreviated version of the newer one from the library, that had wonderful prayers in it, some as old as the fourth century.  (as protestants we didn't have anything older than maybe the 1600s)  

So, my introduction to the catechism was good.  I remember discovering, to my relief that all catechisms were eternally valid, because I knew that vatican II had been a big victory for the left.   But I had no idea what a profound effect it had on the church, until I attended a catholic mass.  

My first experience with the mass was horrible.  I went expecting something like The Bell's of Saint Mary, but instead I got what looked like a very awkward religious ceremony.  My impression was that the church was trying very hard to be protestant and modern, while retaining its catholicism at the same time.    

So, Bishop Williamson had impressed me, because he stood up so hard for the truth.  I remember using him as an example to counter people who said christianity made europeans weak.  That always backed them down.  No wonder they clobbered the guy!  

So, I went to an sspx chapel and saw the mass I had expected in the first place.  That was great.  
Eventually, I found an old chapel, with a pre-historic priest (ha ha), that wasn't sspx, but that I liked and I made that my home.  

Nowadays, I've been enjoying reading the lessons on the 7th commandment in an old german catechism, from 1908.  It's amazing how much our values have changed in a hundred years.  
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: DZ PLEASE on August 16, 2017, 06:48:14 AM
Howdy.. Nice to know you…'re so nutritious; comes in handy if we get snowed in on the way to Californee.
Helo all.  My interest in traditional catholicism began sometime after my conversion to christianity from a disbelief/agnosticism in the supernatural.  Ken Hovind convinced me that Evolution was bologna and that The Bible fit the facts.  That restored my childhood faith in Christianity, but I had been raised a protestant.  In my search for answers as an adult, I found that protestant answers fell short, but that catholic answers seemed to give a fuller answer.  That lead to my reading old catechisms online and getting a nice abbreviated version of the newer one from the library, that had wonderful prayers in it, some as old as the fourth century.  (as protestants we didn't have anything older than maybe the 1600s) 

So, my introduction to the catechism was good.  I remember discovering, to my relief that all catechisms were eternally valid, because I knew that vatican II had been a big victory for the left.   But I had no idea what a profound effect it had on the church, until I attended a catholic mass. 

My first experience with the mass was horrible.  I went expecting something like The Bell's of Saint Mary, but instead I got what looked like a very awkward religious ceremony.  My impression was that the church was trying very hard to be protestant and modern, while retaining its catholicism at the same time.   

So, Bishop Williamson had impressed me, because he stood up so hard for the truth.  I remember using him as an example to counter people who said christianity made europeans weak.  That always backed them down.  No wonder they clobbered the guy! 

So, I went to an sspx chapel and saw the mass I had expected in the first place.  That was great. 
Eventually, I found an old chapel, with a pre-historic priest (ha ha), that wasn't sspx, but that I liked and I made that my home. 

Nowadays, I've been enjoying reading the lessons on the 7th commandment in an old german catechism, from 1908.  It's amazing how much our values have changed in a hundred years. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MyrnaM on August 16, 2017, 09:43:41 AM
It pleases God more if you stayed home rather than attend a NO "mass" consider praying your mass prayers from a missal that was published before 1962, you can still find them at Estate Sales, or on Ebay.  

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1959-Saint-Joseph-Daily-Missal-Catholic-Mass-Prayer-Book-1964-Printing-Nice-Cond-/322610485600?hash=item4b1d155960:g:sygAAOSwpjRZdYCI
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Meg on August 16, 2017, 09:52:48 AM
So, Bishop Williamson had impressed me, because he stood up so hard for the truth.  I remember using him as an example to counter people who said christianity made europeans weak.  That always backed them down.  No wonder they clobbered the guy!  

So, I went to an sspx chapel and saw the mass I had expected in the first place.  That was great.  
Eventually, I found an old chapel, with a pre-historic priest (ha ha), that wasn't sspx, but that I liked and I made that my home.  

Nowadays, I've been enjoying reading the lessons on the 7th commandment in an old german catechism, from 1908.  It's amazing how much our values have changed in a hundred years.  

Thank you for your charitable comment about Bp. Williamson.

It's good that you found an independent chapel to attend. It is indeed amazing that our values could have changed so much in a 100 years! It never ceases to amaze me as well.

I often think about the child seers at Fatima, and how the society in which they lived was thoroughly Catholic, yet that type of society doesn't seem to exist anywhere anymore. So sad, but we can at least try to live an authentic Catholic life, even if our neighbors, and family members at times haven't a clue about what a Catholic society looks like. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: WholeFoodsTrad on August 17, 2017, 05:38:17 PM
Thank you for your charitable comment about Bp. Williamson.

It's good that you found an independent chapel to attend. It is indeed amazing that our values could have changed so much in a 100 years! It never ceases to amaze me as well.

I often think about the child seers at Fatima, and how the society in which they lived was thoroughly Catholic, yet that type of society doesn't seem to exist anywhere anymore. So sad, but we can at least try to live an authentic Catholic life, even if our neighbors, and family members at times haven't a clue about what a Catholic society looks like.
How true!  I had an acquaintance from work over the house and he said something like, "who's the religious nut?"  ha ha Oh boy!  
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: WholeFoodsTrad on August 17, 2017, 05:41:37 PM
It pleases God more if you stayed home rather than attend a NO "mass" consider praying your mass prayers from a missal that was published before 1962, you can still find them at Estate Sales, or on Ebay.  

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1959-Saint-Joseph-Daily-Missal-Catholic-Mass-Prayer-Book-1964-Printing-Nice-Cond-/322610485600?hash=item4b1d155960:g:sygAAOSwpjRZdYCI
Thanks, I have the 1962 missal, a St. Joseph's missal from I think 1940s, my catholic faith, oh and an old bible with the order of the mass.  
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: WholeFoodsTrad on August 17, 2017, 05:42:43 PM
Howdy.. Nice to know you…'re so nutritious; comes in handy if we get snowed in on the way to Californee.
Ha ha ha  :ready-to-eat:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: john234 on September 28, 2017, 01:25:38 PM
Hi, I found this app which is very good. Every day there's a different prayer: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=letuspray.daily.prayers&hl=en (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=letuspray.daily.prayers&hl=en)

There's also a daily reminder to help me to remember to pray God in my busy life. Super! 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: johannesburg on October 19, 2017, 08:45:34 AM
hello cathinfo!

I have been a trad for quite a while now. You can guess where I am from.

I set this account up so I can take part in the lively flat earth discussion. I am flat earth.

I was in the Novus Ordo for a long time before seeing the light. But thankfully no more.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Meg on October 19, 2017, 09:40:28 AM
hello cathinfo!

I have been a trad for quite a while now. You can guess where I am from.

I set this account up so I can take part in the lively flat earth discussion. I am flat earth.

I was in the Novus Ordo for a long time before seeing the light. But thankfully no more.

Welcome to the forum! Glad to have another flat-earther here.

Are there many flat-earthers in S.A. that you know of?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: LittleWay on November 11, 2017, 05:53:10 PM
Name: Amanda
Age: 39
Location: Southwest Louisiana
Status: Never married
Children: None
Occupation: N/A....disabled

Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on November 11, 2017, 06:09:21 PM
Welcome Amanda!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Miseremini on November 11, 2017, 06:15:03 PM
Welcome Amanda.  I assume your avitar is a Memento Mori.....another lost Catholic tradition. Glad to see it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: DZ PLEASE on November 12, 2017, 12:20:29 AM
Name: Amanda
Age: 39
Location: Southwest Louisiana
Status: Never married
Children: None
Occupation: N/A....disabled

Welcome miss
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: lmauwnrcehnicne on January 28, 2018, 05:30:42 AM
Introductions. So my name is Gerry, I'm a single male in early middle age based in Ireland. Until about 10-12 years ago I was in the NO church and even thought I had a vocation until a crisis brought me to tradition. Though trainedin the heritage/culture sector I don't make my living from that but instead work for the government, 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: WholeFoodsTrad on February 04, 2018, 10:05:55 PM
Introductions. So my name is Gerry, I'm a single male in early middle age based in Ireland. Until about 10-12 years ago I was in the NO church and even thought I had a vocation until a crisis brought me to tradition. Though trainedin the heritage/culture sector I don't make my living from that but instead work for the government,
Welcome!  
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AnthonyB on February 21, 2018, 01:24:13 AM
Greetings to my fellow Catholics!  I am a 58 year-old (cradle) Catholic from Australia.  I joined this site in the hope of connecting with Traditional Catholics who, like me, are very unhappy with the tsunami of garbage that that has flooded into our Church since Vat 2.   Such is the corruption in the Church now, that I am convinced we are witnessing "The Great Apostasy".  Mainstream Catholicism is a sick joke, in my opinion and authentic Catholics are very thin on the ground - however, God ensures a faithful remnant always exists.  

God bless, 
Anthony.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on February 21, 2018, 01:33:11 AM
Welcome Anthony from a fellow Aussie. I hope you find something of what you seek here.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: AnthonyB on February 21, 2018, 01:49:47 AM
Oh thanks, Nadir.  I'm in Forster NSW; where are you?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on February 21, 2018, 02:55:22 AM
We are also NSW. Upper Hunter Valley. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nandarani on February 26, 2018, 11:59:33 AM
I'm in Honolulu, granddaughter of a Lutheran seminary professor and minister - who wanted to pray the rosary at around age 6 and wasn't permitted to do that.  Now I use the St. Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort bead by bead method and have memorized everything connected to it - all the introductory and concluding material.  It's been great for someone scripturally deprived and is a blissful time of my day though of course each day is different.  That method can be found in Patricia Quintiliani's My Treasury of Chaplets now out of print but easily found on-line.  I know if I used the normal method my mind would wander continuously.

Anyway, there's a long story between then and now.  There is nothing here in the way of traditional Catholicism so I am moving to the mainland and focused on researching.  I will probably use the database at traditio.com for specifics.

I've learned a lot about jurisdiction, lack of it, etc., epikeia and the misuse of it.   I was a member of True Restoration Radio until my knowledge base increased.   I joined up here because of one particular post!  I hope the member returns to the site to check his in-box.   I'm looking for information on a place about which he knows, Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel in Tampa.  Anyway:  glad to be here.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Ladislaus on February 26, 2018, 12:33:17 PM
I'm in Honolulu, granddaughter of a Lutheran seminary professor and minister - who wanted to pray the rosary at around age 6 and wasn't permitted to do that.  Now I use the St. Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort bead by bead method and have memorized everything connected to it - all the introductory and concluding material.  It's been great for someone scripturally deprived and is a blissful time of my day though of course each day is different.  That method can be found in Patricia Quintiliani's My Treasury of Chaplets now out of print but easily found on-line.  I know if I used the normal method my mind would wander continuously.

Anyway, there's a long story between then and now.  There is nothing here in the way of traditional Catholicism so I am moving to the mainland and focused on researching.  I will probably use the database at traditio.com for specifics.

I've learned a lot about jurisdiction, lack of it, etc., epikeia and the misuse of it.   I was a member of True Restoration Radio until my knowledge base increased.   I joined up here because of one particular post!  I hope the member returns to the site to check his in-box.   I'm looking for information on a place about which he knows, Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel in Tampa.  Anyway:  glad to be here.

What a great story.  It's nice to have you.  Were your parents also Lutheran?  At what age did you become a Catholic?  And then when did you become a Traditional Catholic?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nandarani on February 27, 2018, 08:54:40 AM
What a great story.  It's nice to have you.  Were your parents also Lutheran?  At what age did you become a Catholic?  And then when did you become a Traditional Catholic?
Ladislaus, thank you.  I can't tell you how glad I am to receive such a welcome.  Now it is time for prayer: extremely early in the morning here but the only time there is peace and quiet.  I very much want to share my background and have a real need for help as I plan to move so will be asking questions here.  I like the atmosphere here.  I hope to contribute what I can with no worries about criticism.  Everyone is doing the best they can in a devastating situation as far as I can see.  Apostolic succession and jurisdiction concern me... but there is so much mental anxiety around those subjects that I am almost at the point of going back to simplicity which has always served me best... but only as simple as possible, no simpler-that's not an original thought; I think I saw it somewhere or maybe it was put like this:  as complicated as necessary, but no more complicated +
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Ladislaus on February 27, 2018, 09:27:00 AM
Ladislaus, thank you.  I can't tell you how glad I am to receive such a welcome.  Now it is time for prayer: extremely early in the morning here but the only time there is peace and quiet.  I very much want to share my background and have a real need for help as I plan to move so will be asking questions here.  I like the atmosphere here.  I hope to contribute what I can with no worries about criticism.  Everyone is doing the best they can in a devastating situation as far as I can see.  Apostolic succession and jurisdiction concern me... but there is so much mental anxiety around those subjects that I am almost at the point of going back to simplicity which has always served me best... but only as simple as possible, no simpler-that's not an original thought; I think I saw it somewhere or maybe it was put like this:  as complicated as necessary, but no more complicated +

Well ... if you want to go into certain topics, it'll be hard to avoid criticism.  People get worked up into a lather about various hot-button theological issues ... sedevacantism vs. R&R, Baptism of Desire, and, the latest, flat earth vs. globe earth.  I admit that I am guilty of this myself at times.

But, at the end of the day, so long as one upholds the Catholic doctrinal principles, I agree that it's best not to spend too much spiritual energy on these things.

I hope that you don't get scared off.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nandarani on February 28, 2018, 06:03:23 PM
Debate isn't something I can do well nor ever enjoyed because I don't like 'besting' anyone.  I've always been an information gatherer and dispenser.  I like sharing what has worked for me, particularly with devotions.   But now, front and center is this:  I'm in the throes of moving after a long time in Hawaii - came to teach, pretty much.  Looking for where I'll be living (and dying).  

I guess rather than controversy on related but more distant topics, I am interested and need more clarity on the 'stricter side' of pre 1958 Catholicism and how that translates into n o w.  What means something to me is getting situated in a place served by bishops who are validly ordained and have jurisdiction.  They don't have to be resident, but assuming that they have ordinary or supplied jurisdiction, the priests serving under them would too I believe is accurate.  Maybe all this interest comes from having a seminarian even Lutheran in my background... but is very key to where I move because valid sacraments are key.

I've been an epikeia sort of person.... valuing flexibility but in reality, flexibility is destructive - not everything is flexible.  That's a protestant approach to life:  flexibility to allow for material growth, gain.  I understand this very well through experience.  There is little other emphasis even from loving parents who did all the right things and gave me everything in one of the wealthiest communities in the country.  What I didn't have was :  a standard (!)  I now see that lack of information made a huge difference in my life.  The information wasn't available to me, but it wasn't available to even Catholics.  I grew up, we all are growing up in - chaotic times.

Epikeia can only be used in the internal forum, not in gaining any changes in unwanted laws from pre-1958 Catholicism or entirely dispensing with them.  I wasn't born knowing this; I did research on the subject since epikeia plays such an important part in my future with traditional Catholicism.  I'm gullible, but less so than I used to be.;)

About this topic of jurisdiction...  the more I learned, the more I saw I had assumed way too much about jurisdiction - something I wasn't even aware of pretty much, until relatively recently.  I had always assumed that it came automatically with ordination or consecration.  I thought it was simple.  I hope to find a middle ground between no options and anything is fine.   There cannot be 'no options' because Christ promised there always would be, so to speak, even now.  Anyway....  this subject is possibly going to have to be dealt with privately. 

I treasure being here. +

Oh... I 'converted' into Catholicism at the local flagship cathedral for the entire island chain:  Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu, with the front altar abandoned, and the table set up in the middle of the nave, presiders' chairs, and female dispensers of bread and wine, which is what the meal is.  This was less Catholic by several degrees than the Episcopal Church in which I was raised.  After some months, I left.  During this time, I was on my way to traditional Catholicism through listening to podcasts and reading such places as catholic.com and Catholic Answers and its forum.  I was working 18 hour days, commuting 1 hr 10 mins by bike to teach at a school far away from home, and listening all the way!  I've always had a 'hearing heart.'  I think, or a reading one anyway.  That's enough about me: I want to focus on other people and learn from them.  I will put my avatar up when I get the one I want. 

The only thing a born protestant can offer is this maybe:  everything is one way in dealing with Catholics - everything is a gift to me!  The only thing I can offer in return is my experience of how things are turning out for me, as it happens so to speak.  Because, I am, God willing, finally moving this year, safely and soundly.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: St Ignatius on February 28, 2018, 06:23:28 PM
There cannot be 'no options' because Christ promised there always would be, so to speak, even now.  Anyway....  this subject is possibly going to have to be dealt with privately. 

Seems to me like you are starting out with your feet planted on solid ground... 

If I may be so bold as to ask, do you pray the Rosary daily? This will be your greatest assistance in discerning all of your future decisions, Our Lady will not let you down.

Nonetheless, welcome to C.I.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nandarani on February 28, 2018, 06:48:11 PM
Yes.   All 15 decades, using St. Louis de Montfort's bead by bead method, which I have long since entirely memorized including several pages of introductory material with prayers, and same for concluding.  Am also re-reading the meditations in Fr. Libietis' True Consecration to Mary which helps with the Consecration.  It is the best time of my day; I love to pray.  Not that every day is 'easy' of course. 

I still feel as though it is safer to PM to ask the kind of questions I have. 

If anyone is willing to take a question or three from me (ha ha) likely just one that would expand as we 'discussed' and won't be offended if unfamiliar with what I have found in research, please, PM me.  If e-mail is best you could tell me that and I'll be fine that way too.  

Thank you.... 

Oh I am also praying using the Seven Dolours chaplet, and I 'love' The Imitation of Christ and share it with other people....plus other books, among them, the Revelations of St. Gertrude the Great (big book).  And:  The Mystical City of God (neemcog.com) AND Ann Catherine Emmerich, 1000 pages.  

I've shared material with my protestant relatives; it is all foreign territory to them.  Really Catholics have a l o t for which to be thankful.  The difference in orientation is enormous between Protestantism and Catholicism.  Basically ignore what is going on today except..... have to find the 'home.'  :) 

It's lonely here without association and I know others experience this in their situations on the mainland, too.  Hawaii just seems to be particularly boneheaded about this anyway.  No options exist.   I have not even found Eastern Rite - one place that fits that category did exist and sounded good, but it is defunct now.  I'm interested in the Eastern Rite as an alternative for valid sacraments and lines; that's one of my '?' and would love to hear from someone who is happy where they are and why.  Or even unhappy where they are, and why.   
Title: Eastern rites
Post by: Nandarani on February 28, 2018, 08:19:48 PM
Earlier mentioned Eastern rite and wasn't meaning orthodox.  So far have found no discussions or references of any length to the Eastern rites on this site.  May I request someone who calls one of the Eastern rites 'home' to PM me?  

I found a link on line re Eastern rite as an option for tradcaths but won't post it here-I just learned that there is another forum by a similar name:  the tradcath.proboards place and it came from there.  n+ 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Ladislaus on February 28, 2018, 09:31:54 PM
...  and I 'love' The Imitation of Christ and share it with other people.

The Imitation of Christ was one of the first spiritual books I ever read, when I was about 10 years old and still in the Novus Ordo.  It had a profound impact on my early development.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Miseremini on March 01, 2018, 01:32:38 PM
Welcome n+.  For good traditional devotions etc try this site.

http://catholicharboroffaithandmorals.com/

Much of its content is from the 1800's.

Keep praying the 7 Dolour Rosary.  Devotion to Our Sorrowful Mother is one of the oldest and it
was as Our Mother of Sorrows that she made her very first apparition to St. John after her assumption.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nandarani on March 09, 2018, 05:46:54 PM

Welcome n+.  For good traditional devotions etc try this site.

http://catholicharboroffaithandmorals.com/

Much of its content is from the 1800's.

Keep praying the 7 Dolour Rosary.  Devotion to Our Sorrowful Mother is one of the oldest and it
was as Our Mother of Sorrows that she made her very first apparition to St. John after her assumption.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nandarani on March 09, 2018, 06:00:16 PM
Welcome n+.  For good traditional devotions etc try this site.

http://catholicharboroffaithandmorals.com/

Much of its content is from the 1800's.

Keep praying the 7 Dolour Rosary.  Devotion to Our Sorrowful Mother is one of the oldest and it
was as Our Mother of Sorrows that she made her very first apparition to St. John after her assumption.

Thank you.  I have seen that site too.  Thank you very much for the last bit of information:  I never knew that!  Wow.
Right now I am taking a break from second reading/meditating using Fr. Libietis' True Consecration to Mary according to the method of St. Louis De Montfort, ...and have begun The Golden Arrow!  I was drawn to do this... and I now see why.  It is taking me to where I am going.  I've had that book for months, saving it for the right time.

It is sooooo wonderful; it reflects the kind of person I am inside ONLY because:  Sister Mary of St. Peter has the kind of mind that is happy just thinking inside.  I never knew that was 'ok' to be!  it took me decades to realize I must have had a vocation very early and never had any kind of outlet for it  -  the clues add up.  So now, with more time though still occupied with work at least it is the kind I very much enjoy - I have the freedom to learn to pray more deeply.  St. Louis de Montfort's bead by bead method serves me well now not only as a whispered means of prayer, bead by bead but also, now, I seem to have developed the ability to meditate much more deeply than I could before - and doing both praying of the Hail Mary and meditating was something I never thought I could do because of a very active mind which wanders... but now recently doesn't seem to  though-  I'm sure I'm speaking too soon on this.

Thank you for welcoming me. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: res ipsa loquitur on March 09, 2018, 08:28:01 PM
Welcome, Nandarani!

May God and Our Lady guide you and keep you safe in your spiritual journey.

I like very much the "Letter to the Friends of the Cross" and "The Love of Eternal Wisdom" because crosses will always be part of our life and these literatures can help us through the trials.  The Catechism Explained by Spirago and Clarke is a very good companion too.

Your devotion to Our Lady is very good and can benefit more souls once you consecrate yourself to Our Lady.  You might be interested in joining the army of Our Lady: http://fsspx.asia/en/militia-immaculatae-asia 

Ave Maria!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nandarani on March 10, 2018, 05:20:51 PM
Welcome, Nandarani!

May God and Our Lady guide you and keep you safe in your spiritual journey.

I like very much the "Letter to the Friends of the Cross" and "The Love of Eternal Wisdom" because crosses will always be part of our life and these literatures can help us through the trials.  The Catechism Explained by Spirago and Clarke is a very good companion too.

Your devotion to Our Lady is very good and can benefit more souls once you consecrate yourself to Our Lady.  You might be interested in joining the army of Our Lady: http://fsspx.asia/en/militia-immaculatae-asia

Ave Maria!
Thank you for the little prayer for me and for encouragement!  It means a lot to me. 

It feels lonely being me at times but the more I pray, the more things are in the right perspective.  Protestants do not have Our Lady.  Imagine wanting to pray the rosary at age 6 and having no outlet for that.  When I got older, the one thing I liked about the Episcopal Church was the Book of Common Prayer which is a very small version of the Divine Office.  Also imagine life without any devotions, and there are so many good ones within Catholicism.  Imagine no miracles.  Imagine a toothless religion that produces confusion in someone like myself - yet I didn't fully grasp the meaning of all this until a couple of years ago when I finally had time to pray... and that was a  g r a d u a l  process led on by the fact that I felt happy doing that, more happy than doing anything else, and the contrast became evident with former mental satisfactions losing their appeal.  I used to care about such things as... 'will the white race survive?' or 'will Germany, Sweden, and Europe in general survive the huge flood of people radically changing the status quo?'  Now, I clearly see that all that is misguided and a waste of valuable time and very short-sighted given that race doesn't matter and God is in control of what is happening.  I just wish Germany hadn't given up its Catholicism in the process, because it is sorely needed now to cope, and to counteract.  Hawai'i is totally multicultural and we have much more peace here than I saw on the mainland from afar last year and during the election. 

Though with a very active mind I certainly do go online particularly in connection with my 'work' which is trading on the foreign exchange which is intellectually stimulating and challenging so I enjoy it, and humbling.

I have come to see everything as penance.  Since I never married I get to see myself up close and personal and fully understand why the saints say the things they do about themselves (well, as fully as possible). Trading teaches me and chastens me, and prayer never fails to renew me: even when I can hardly get myself to sit and complete what I do, but make myself, all the way to yesterday, which for some reason was far out ahead of other days in terms of depth.  Today by contrast, of course, was abysmally distracted but I kept at it, and completed.

I have pulled up the link given to me; it is based in Asia.   Probably there is something like it in the West.  The Indian name Nandarani came to me another way than by being born having it.  It would definitely help me to find a way to join Mary's army.  I have the intention of getting to the point where I can consecrate myself to Her Sorrowful and immaculate Heart and do intend to use the St. Louis de Montfort consecration for which I've been reading the meditations - interrupted to read The Golden Arrow, the Revelations of Sister Mary of St. Peter - since I have given out maybe 15 Holy Face medals over the last several years to my relatives, and to strangers here living on the street.  I love to do that at certain junctures; I never force it if I don't feel inclined to do it over a period of weeks or months.   Some of the people on the street here are not mentally unsound or spiritually unaware.   I want to add that Dr. Thomas Droslekey's work, his videos online taking the history of the Church from earliest times right through the present and his site, have been very heartwarming for me; he inspired me to get Behold Thy Mother (Servite prayerbook) which I have not delved into much yet and to devotion to Mary's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart such as I am so bad at doing but will not quit trying... ...and are a treasure trove.  Like anybody else he has his detractors.

He looks to St. John of God to help him realize that kind of understanding which is truly surrendered to what others think of what we do, say.  He has had controversy and been disliked.  He has survived and presses on.

Dr. Droleskey is in pain now because of a chronically bad back, I pray for him every day.  He keeps on writing and is strongly wired with love for the Church, which I also am - he lights the fuse with his social doctrine of the Church.  I think I was born with it...  He has helped me 'catch up' with my own history through his brilliant combination of devotional knowledge, history, and I guess it is called 'political science.'  He writes of current events at length and with updates based upon the saints in the calendar, at great length.  That's the part I love.  
Title: Uniquely Tradcath fact of living, thoughts
Post by: Nandarani on May 10, 2018, 07:53:40 PM
Joining and being away mostly, every so often the puzzle has occurred to me... and recurred to me last night briefly before sleep so...

I know I will never ever down-vote anybody, no matter the opinion, manner, aspect... and wondered what is the use of such a system; the point might have been to ?  

Some may remember I stumbled around the first time, and began a thread, then realizing, because of a kind Hero Member Ladislaus  in fact, who responded via PM and helped right away with questions I had had at the time of arrival, in fact the questions that prompted me to actually join ...that I didn't need to take on a thread = too much responsibility for me in fact.  In response to my request it was deleted.   I think my plus minus was adjusted because originally lots of people down voted me and it seems others up voted.

But at least one person, and that one is me, looking around today and also noticing but not focusing upon the up voting and down voting, came across people actually speculating on why a person was banned.  I'm only writing now, full of faults and trusting God, to say:  I'm seeing the down vote aspect as more an indication of where a particular person is 'at' and saying more about the person passing judgment, than about another person's manifestation on the site, and through that, that person, inevitably.  Different people take that differently.  It seems a strange bird, the system, at home nowhere but lodging here among us.

It strikes me as an unnecessary hardness unnecessarily thickening skins when in life, a thin skin, though at times painful as I can attest, is actually more permeable to conveying grace to strangers?  At least, in my experience, it seems; one goes back, one reconnects, and one heals both parties.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Jaynek on May 11, 2018, 05:23:45 AM
Nandaranii, I started a new thread for discussion of the up/downvoting system, since, if many posters were to share their views on this, it would take the intro thread far from its intended purpose.  We won't need to worry about that in the new thread.  So click on this link to see my answer to your question: https://www.cathinfo.com/general-discussion/about-updownvoting/msg608422/?topicseen#msg608422 (https://www.cathinfo.com/general-discussion/about-updownvoting/msg608422/?topicseen#msg608422)

Perhaps others will contribute and, if we get lucky, Matthew, the forum owner, will have the time to give us the official answer.

I think you intended to make a new thread yourself, but your post showed up in the intro thread with a new title.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MargaretÁine on May 22, 2018, 10:44:10 AM
Hi, everyone. 

I'm MargaretÁine (not my actual name) and I'm from Ireland. To be honest, I'm so happy to have found this forum. As a young Catholic living in Ireland, I haven't always been able to meet like-minded people. I've been on this journey of exploring traditional Catholicism for a while now. It's been tough, and while I struggle, this is where my heart is at. 

I was raised nominally Catholic, but I still received the sacraments of baptism, first communion and confirmation. Growing up, I was often felt at odds with religion and faith. It was only whenever I traveled abroad and entered a beautiful church/cathedral, something inside of me felt moved. However, I wasn't completely sure if 'modern' Catholicism was for me. Then I discovered traditionalism and it all clicked. 

As I said, I am happy to be here. I hope to engage in some interesting conversations in the future.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: St.Patrick on May 22, 2018, 11:09:46 AM
Hi, everyone.

I'm MargaretÁine (not my actual name) and I'm from Ireland. To be honest, I'm so happy to have found this forum. As a young Catholic living in Ireland, I haven't always been able to meet like-minded people. I've been on this journey of exploring traditional Catholicism for a while now. It's been tough, and while I struggle, this is where my heart is at.

I was raised nominally Catholic, but I still received the sacraments of baptism, first communion and confirmation. Growing up, I was often felt at odds with religion and faith. It was only whenever I traveled abroad and entered a beautiful church/cathedral, something inside of me felt moved. However, I wasn't completely sure if 'modern' Catholicism was for me. Then I discovered traditionalism and it all clicked.

As I said, I am happy to be here. I hope to engage in some interesting conversations in the future.
Hi MargaretAine,
Welcome to the forum. I'm from Ireland too, and St. Patrick is obviously not my real name either. Have you been to the resistance Masses in Ireland? I'd be happy to help you in anyway. Send me a pm if you have any questions, or email irishcatholicresistance(at)gmail.com
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MargaretÁine on May 24, 2018, 10:07:32 AM
Hi MargaretAine,
Welcome to the forum. I'm from Ireland too, and St. Patrick is obviously not my real name either. Have you been to the resistance Masses in Ireland? I'd be happy to help you in anyway. Send me a pm if you have any questions, or email irishcatholicresistance(at)gmail.com
Hi, thanks for the message and the welcome! 

I haven't been to any resistance masses at all, as I live quite a distance away from those closest to me. I'd love to attend though. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: srchristinaosf on June 02, 2018, 07:33:55 AM
I'm Sr. Christina...I serve at an assisted living-type home, St. Anne's (http://www.stannesguesthome.org), in North Dakota.  I also do a blog for my religious community, Our Franciscan Fiat (https://ourfranciscanfiat.wordpress.com), where I share thoughts, stories and reflections from daily life, etc.
Have a great day!  

Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: vphigdon on June 07, 2018, 02:03:47 PM
My name is Vanessa. I have been attending SSPX Mass for 10 years now. I have recently discovered the newness of the Society this year. So, I have looked around and found my Padre have been looking for in the last 5 years. He is currently with the Resistance. Now, I am trying to find out how we get the Sacrament of Confirmation. I have been a homeschooler for 7 years and a Catechism teacher for 5 years in the SSPX. So how does the Resistance give the Sacraments? I know they have a newly ordained Bishop for America. Where should we go to get Confirmed?

In Jesus through Mary,
Vanessa
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Vintagewife3 on July 01, 2018, 06:21:58 PM
Hello! I’m a wife, and a mommy. I’m trying to learn more about my faith, and hopefully find some answers to questions about finding a good priest, properly practicing faith, and how to raise babies in this changing world!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on July 01, 2018, 06:30:45 PM
Welcome, Vintagewife3. Don't forget to visit the women's only section sometimes.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Vintagewife3 on July 01, 2018, 06:49:54 PM
Welcome, Vintagewife3. Don't forget to visit the women's only section sometimes.
Where would that be located?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on July 01, 2018, 06:53:47 PM
Ah, I see your sex is not recorded on your identity. You will have to register as a female, and then automatically the Women's Only Section will appear at the bottom of the home page. Click on your name and add your gender.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ca246 on July 02, 2018, 03:40:19 AM
I am a Roman Catholic living near Sacramento,California. I have copied from some assignments from school with similar personal introductory character to introduce myself.

Beliefs. I profess Jesus Christ to be the One Lord and Saviour, the only-begotten Son of God the Father Almighty, who less than 5200 years before His Incarnation within six days created all things exactly as is written in the Scriptures. I believe that truth is objective, that faith can be determined by reason alone, that the Latin Vulgate is literally the Word of God, and that outside of the one true Church of Christ (for which water baptism is required) there is absolutely no salvation.

Theological Positions. With the false II Vatican Council contradicting past infallible declarations, most of the Vatican hierarchy has fallen into at least material heresy. The validity of the sacraments of Eucharist, Ordination, and Extreme Unction in the Novus Ordo are doubtful. I do not believe that the pope issue is essential for salvation nor identify as Sedevacantist, but reject Francis as a heretical antipope (or antipope-to-be until formal deposition) due to his formal heresy on salvation dogma where he admitted from his own words that he was about to perhaps utter heresy ("Voy a decir...quizás una herejía") before denying dogmas from the Council of Florence when speaking of Copts slaughtered by Islamists.

Opinions. I think that art must follow traditional canons, that Church and State must govern in harmony, and that the Creation of God must not be substantially changed in any manner (including GMOs, chemtrails, etc.). European Christian civilization, from which come the most beautiful expressions of humanity, is under attack from the ѕуηαgσgυє (from which emanates Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ and Communism) and their collaborators, the rationalists, Saracens, pagans, modernists, and heretics of all sects. Atheistic Zionism (i.e.Jєωιѕн supremacism) is the greatest threat to not only Western culture but also to the freedom and well-being of every nation of the world. I am convinced that the earth is an oblate sphere static in the middle of the Universe, and outside of it there is no intelligent life (besides that from heaven and hell).

General personal information. I was born in 8 February 2000 in Sacramento, California and have lived in Illinois before moving back. I am of mostly Iberian descent. I am neither completely careless in health nor a fan of sports, like cooking, love history, enjoy classical art and music, dislike mathematics, and fluently speak English and Spanish as opposed to my progressively more limited knowledge of French, German, and Latin.

Personality. I care not for anyone’s personal life and find small talk completely unnecessary; I strongly believe in the right of personal privacy, the importance of strict honesty at all levels, and am not an outgoing person (classified “green-personality INTJ”).

Other trivial matters. Favorites: color is ultramarine blue, song is the solemn tone of the Ambrosian Hymn Te Deum Laudamus followed by that of the Asperges Me, architectural style is neo-gothic, art style is International Gothic or its later Pre-Raphaelite imitation, font is Cardo, book is the Gospel of St. Matthew (besides the Vulgate and Denzinger it has been actually a short book of stories and quotes from Padre Pio produced by Most Holy Family Monastery), Köppen climate is Dfc, sculpture is Michaelangelo's Pietá, and painting is the Raphael's Sixtine Madonna.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JezusDeKoning on July 02, 2018, 07:19:20 AM
Bienvenidos al foro, que Dios te bendiga y muchas gracias - no sabía del fuente Cardo antes que hablaras sobre eso. Acabo de descargar y usar, que lindo se ve.

Welcome, that Cardo font is stunning, so thank you for alerting me to it!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JacobPius on July 17, 2018, 12:55:48 PM

My name is Jacob Pius, Jacob ”is my baptized name,“Pius”is my confirmation name that is ready to use it in future. The Christian name, is follow Helping Spanish expel Muslims from St. James the Great, and defend to the traditional Catholic beliefs St. Pius X Pope against Modernism. 
I come from Northern China, where was the ancient Yan Kingdom's Dugang place. It is located in Baoding City in the south of Beijing and west of Tianjin. I am 26 years old (born on July 22, 1992), and was born in a pagan family in the countryside. My ancestors may be nomadic tribes from the Eurasian steppe. parents believe in polytheism or Buddhism, My grandfather had joined the Communist Party, But my uncle-grandfather (my maternal grandmother's brother) was an armed militia called "White neck" who resisted the invasion of the Communist Party in his hometown in the 1940s, Later, after the battle for protecting his hometown away from communist was defeated, he had been killed by Communist. Currently, there are 4 people in my family: my parents, my brother and me. My current job is painting and design. Although I am from the North China, But I am not a Chinese. I think my nation(ethnic group) should be a Yuyencian. I support and join the Yuyencia independence movement (see Twitter @Yuyencian about this political event).
The Yuyencia Church is the largest part of China Catholic, not only in its longest history, but also in the largest number of people, the most Priest, and the most determined areas against the Chinese Communist Party’s religious policy. (about Yuyencia Loyalty Church See: https://yuyencia.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/%E5%B9%BD%E7%87%95%E6%95%99%E4%BC%9A%E7%9A%84% E4%BA%94%E6%AC%A1%E8%80%83%E9%AA%8Chave-english-version/ )In this still highly centralized communist country, It is a real faith fortress, Is the key to spreading the Catholic faith throughout East Asia, never be defeated by the enemy.  But you are also clear, our universal church is now facing an unprecedented crisis, Vatican II Modernism Firmly Controls the Holy See, those Vatican officials became apostates, now it is going to betray the Loyalty church in my hometown, Signed an agreement with the Chinese Communist Party, And let the two countries that can’t coexist with each other establish diplomatic relations. This is a historic end to the Loyalty church in my hometown, but I also think this is a turning point in the recovery. Because many years ago, The priests of the faithful church were smitten by the Vatican of modernism. many people, including Bishop Fan Xueyan, nothing is known about the dangers of Vatican II, Because at the time of Vatican II, they are all in isolated prisons, In the iron curtain of the Communist Party, Information flow is inconvenient. But because of it, When they revived the church in the 80's, Persistence and spread are the pre-Vatican II Catholic beliefs, Including the ritual of consecrate bishops and priests. Until the late 1990s, Modernism began to spread in churches in my hometown, mainly in the liturgical reform, completely changed to Mandarin. But because of the conservation of the church in his hometown, for a long time we do not allow many outrageous exaggeration of innovative experiments. Until recent years, Modernism was formally impact, Mostly because most of the old bishops and priests who had received formal education pre-Vatican II had passed away.Because of the limitations of the environment under Communist rule, Tradition does not spread well to the next generation of clergy. Many of these young priests have accepted a modernist mission organization called the "disciple class(门徒班)", Everywhere to learn the Bible and the revival of the Divine grace spreading heresies, their harm is getting bigger and bigger. And in the Loyalty church of Novus Ordo,  only few people recognizing the dangers of Vatican II and turn to traditional camps, mainly because of the lack of traditional missionaries.
Beginning in 2014, after I got rid of the trap of the New Age and the Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ Thought, I began to accept the Catholic faith. At that time, I still couldn't notice the problem of Vatican II and the tradition, but the team was on the side of the loyal church. Later, I have a deep understanding of the Vatican II conference and modernism, Especially through the docuмentary of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, also know the opposition such as SSPX, but at the beginning I was supporting all traditionalists, does not oppose the compromise between SSPX and the Modernist Vatican, nor does it oppose FSSP's surrender, I didn’t go to church in the open church(CCPA) to participate in mass after that, just go to the underground church near my home. In 2016, because I was very active on the internet at the time, spread the knowledge of many Catholic traditions, so I met more and more supporters of the traditional, after the introduction of one of them, In the fall of this year, I started to contact the priest of SSPX for the first time, first time to participate in the traditional Latin Mass, So I also started to plan for the SSPX priest to baptize me with traditional ritual, It also reduced contact with the underground church on my home. However, the SSPX priest enters the mainland only once a year for no more than ten times,   so the plan for baptism was delayed until the winter of 2017, Fr. O agreed to baptize me in June this year. After more than a month of preparation,I had a long journey of nearly 50 days. I walked about 2,500km by bicycle. Mainly to some pilgrimage sites in the Yuyencia. Visited more than 60 churches. June 5, 2018, I passed the sacred baptism in the secret room of a hotel, formally became a Catholic.
In the summer of 2017, I was almost expelled by SSPX, because the head of SSPX in mainland China knows that my position is biased towards the Sedevacantism and supports the Resistance movement of Bishop Williamson. I also oppose the cooperation of SSPX and the Patriotic Association(CPCA), but In order to be able to baptize, I later did not cause conflict with them.
I learned about the internal division of SSPX before, I support the Bishop Williamson, SSPX really should not have too much contact with the modernist church in the current situation, the agreement between them is like the agreement between the Vatican and the Chinese Communist Party, is full of evil, cannot be confused by the tradition of restoration that Benedict XVI once had, he could be honest, but many liberals Vatican bureaucracy actually wanted to drive a wedge between the Society, the hostile relationship has not changed, do not naive, too close to the Vatican will only bring deeper danger to SSPX, so I fully support the idea that Bishop Williamson ignored the Vatican and missionary independently, but I really don’t want to see the SSPX split more and more, hope SSPX executives will be wise, recognize the status quo and return to the right path.  about Sedevacantist, Because I do not have the knowledge of theology and Canon law, so temporarily I can't understand which is correct, But I think as long as they have no problem with the teaching and ritual of tradition, can ignore them. Even if it's correct, this small group mentality can not solve the problem, In particular, most ordinary members of the church do not understand these complex issues, It's not easy for most people to maintain their traditional beliefs, whether the pope is the real, actually not important, we will do as required by Archbishop Lefebvre, as long as the Vatican does not return to normal, we do not have dealings with them, the two sides remain parallel relationship on the line, So as to guarantee the stability of the internal SSPX, not interfered with by modernists, this missionary independence is very important in the current crisis. 
Now, I am plan to go to the seminary, so I want find more knowledge in here.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JezusDeKoning on July 17, 2018, 01:02:55 PM
What an interesting and fascinating journey to the Faith you had. Welcome, Jacob!

Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on July 18, 2018, 04:44:39 PM
Jacob Pius, welcome! Your story is very inspiring. God bless and keep you safe.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JacobPius on July 27, 2018, 09:29:05 AM
 JezusDeKoning and Nadir,Thank for yours kindness
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Meg on July 27, 2018, 09:53:45 AM
In the summer of 2017, I was almost expelled by SSPX, because the head of SSPX in mainland China knows that my position is biased towards the Sedevacantism and supports the Resistance movement of Bishop Williamson. I also oppose the cooperation of SSPX and the Patriotic Association(CPCA), but In order to be able to baptize, I later did not cause conflict with them.
I learned about the internal division of SSPX before, I support the Bishop Williamson, SSPX really should not have too much contact with the modernist church in the current situation, the agreement between them is like the agreement between the Vatican and the Chinese Communist Party, is full of evil, cannot be confused by the tradition of restoration that Benedict XVI once had, he could be honest, but many liberals Vatican bureaucracy actually wanted to drive a wedge between the Society, the hostile relationship has not changed, do not naive, too close to the Vatican will only bring deeper danger to SSPX, so I fully support the idea that Bishop Williamson ignored the Vatican and missionary independently, but I really don’t want to see the SSPX split more and more, hope SSPX executives will be wise, recognize the status quo and return to the right path.  about Sedevacantist, Because I do not have the knowledge of theology and Canon law, so temporarily I can't understand which is correct, But I think as long as they have no problem with the teaching and ritual of tradition, can ignore them. Even if it's correct, this small group mentality can not solve the problem, In particular, most ordinary members of the church do not understand these complex issues, It's not easy for most people to maintain their traditional beliefs, whether the pope is the real, actually not important, we will do as required by Archbishop Lefebvre, as long as the Vatican does not return to normal, we do not have dealings with them, the two sides remain parallel relationship on the line, So as to guarantee the stability of the internal SSPX, not interfered with by modernists, this missionary independence is very important in the current crisis.
Now, I am plan to go to the seminary, so I want find more knowledge in here.

Welcome! You've provided a good summary of what's happening in China these days. We don't usually have much information about that on the forum.

It's really good that you want to go to seminary. The Resistance does have a seminary in Cebu City, Philippines, headed by Fr. Chazal, and I think that sedevacantists are allowed to attend there. However, as Fr. Chazal said recently said in a sermon, sedevacantists always end up leaving because they can't take it that the seminary (and Resistance) are not sedevacantist.

Fr. Chazal has written a book about sedevacantism, that you may want to read, since it would seem that you may not be totally convinced of it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Struthio on July 30, 2018, 03:23:02 PM
Hello forum! Please excuse my poor English. I am a Roman Catholic, baptized as a child shortly after the opening of the 1960s Vatican Hippie-Council. According to my findings that council was a highly solemn declaration of heresy and defection of more than 2400 theretofore true or apparent bishops. As far as I can recognize, there is no shepherd with apostolic authority left today demanding my submission.

I thank the Lord for the internet, providing access to church docuмents and much more, including sites like this one, which help a great deal with forming one's conscience and correcting one's ignorance, misunderstandings, and errors.

My examination of the crisis and of the true faith began 15 years ago. For a while I heard mass at an SSPX outpost, then briefly at an SSPX Resistance outpost. In the past five years I've enjoyed dwelling "in the desert" or "home alone" as they say.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: GrottoAl on July 31, 2018, 04:32:03 AM
Hello, GrottoAl here. (Real 1st name is Al). 

I use the same username on FE, I hope that some of those folks leave me be. I am cradle Catholic NO who fell away at 13 yo. I returned at 32. I came to tradition after the Motu Proprio of BXVI in 2007. That's when my NO Parish started doing the TLM daily. I hope honest sincere dialog is wanted here. I may have some tough questions but am trying to learn, not start a brawl. Thanks !
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on July 31, 2018, 03:56:58 PM
Hello, GrottoAl here. (Real 1st name is Al).

I use the same username on FE, I hope that some of those folks leave me be. I am cradle Catholic NO who fell away at 13 yo. I returned at 32. I came to tradition after the Motu Proprio of BXVI in 2007. That's when my NO Parish started doing the TLM daily. I hope honest sincere dialog is wanted here. I may have some tough questions but am trying to learn, not start a brawl. Thanks !
Welcome, Al, sounds like they were hanging out for it!

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I may have some tough questions but am trying to learn, not start a brawl. Thanks !
So, you've been in the wings for a while? :popcorn:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: GrottoAl on July 31, 2018, 07:08:18 PM
Only very recent history on this forum. I was on FE but I am looking for honest sincere dialog. I made the mistake of sharing an honest opinion. One which may or may not ring true here, I am not sure. I only know that I had people coming at me like I was a heretic. I do not have  a Doctorate in philosophy or Theology. I was brought back to the Church by a book I read, called the Way of Divine Love by Sr. Josefa Menendez. Let's say it like this. I have no earthly reasons to be here. That is, guys like me don't make it back to God. Ever.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JezusDeKoning on July 31, 2018, 08:49:54 PM
Judging by your first post and username, do you attend Assumption Grotto in Detroit? It's a tremendous parish. It's both NO and TLM, but it's incredibly reverent and incredibly Catholic.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Centroamerica on July 31, 2018, 09:25:49 PM
Hi, I'm CentroAmerica. I made this account when I was living in Guatemala although I'm an American from the Southeastern US. I lived in Brazil and was present for both the episcopal consecrations of Bishop Faure and Bishop Thomas Aquinas. I knew Bishop Faure before his consecration and Bishop Thomas Aquinas was the priest of my wedding and Mass. 

Nice to meet you all.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: GrottoAl on August 01, 2018, 04:22:06 AM
Judging by your first post and username, do you attend Assumption Grotto in Detroit? It's a tremendous parish. It's both NO and TLM, but it's incredibly reverent and incredibly Catholic.
Not anymore, although I still stop in. It is the Church that gave me the love for the TLM.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: christy on September 17, 2018, 02:29:37 PM
Hello!
Even though my username is chritsy, my real name is Bridget.   :)

I Live in New York, and attend the Traditional Catholic Mass exclusively. (no NO for me!)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: older salt on September 21, 2018, 09:48:29 PM
I am new here.
Name is Dan
ember day fasting hard. Please pray for me.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: 800 Cruiser on September 22, 2018, 08:37:06 PM
Hello. 
My name is Matthew. I’m 43, married and father of 5. 
I received my conditional baptism September 15, 2018. No idea on when confirmation will occur. 
We live in the Pacific Northwest. 
For now I’m doing my best to follow my wife’s lead on the faith but am trying to catch up so I can fully and properly apply myself to the traditional role. (I have always supported my wife and children in the faith, despite being allegedly a Protestant) 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MaterDominici on September 22, 2018, 08:50:31 PM
Hello.
My name is Matthew. I’m 43, married and father of 5.
I received my conditional baptism September 15, 2018. No idea on when confirmation will occur.
We live in the Pacific Northwest.
For now I’m doing my best to follow my wife’s lead on the faith but am trying to catch up so I can fully and properly apply myself to the traditional role. (I have always supported my wife and children in the faith, despite being allegedly a Protestant)
Welcome to CathInfo, Matthew!
Happy belated feast day!
I hope you can find some useful information here.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Markus on October 01, 2018, 10:32:13 PM
Hello, I'm Mark. I am 20 years old. I'm a traditionalist. I reject the Second Vatican Council and the New Mass and agree with the SSPX-MC position.

I was conditionally baptised on June 28th and confirmed the same day. I attend Mass every Sunday at the local (about an hour away) ICKSP oratory. I never have and never will attend the Novus Ordo: I am a convert from Protestantism and don't intend to go back to it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: OrangeKitty on October 09, 2018, 02:45:42 PM
Hi, everyone. I’m a 13 year old girl and my name is OrangeKitty. I really like kitties. I am a cradle a Catholic and I really like this fourm.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: MidwestLayman on October 20, 2018, 09:43:50 PM
Hey everyone.

Cradle Catholic who was raised in NO but has recently adopted a more traditional mindset for the Faith (read: started to take my Faith much more seriously than before).

I started at CA (Catholic Answers) then went to FE (Fisheaters). There are pros and cons to each of said forums, though I am a bit more disturbed of the mental gymnastics that displays itself to defend the "love" ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖs have for each other in FE when someone is critical of it. I can't necessarily ignore such incidents since it says a lot about those who deem themselves as "traditional Catholics." CathInfo later was then found when I tried to google search those where critical of FE.

I'm also currently a graduate student in social work looking to obtain my MSW.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Markus on November 16, 2018, 11:02:09 PM
Hey everyone.

Cradle Catholic who was raised in NO but has recently adopted a more traditional mindset for the Faith (read: started to take my Faith much more seriously than before).

I started at CA (Catholic Answers) then went to FE (Fisheaters). There are pros and cons to each of said forums, though I am a bit more disturbed of the mental gymnastics that displays itself to defend the "love" ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖs have for each other in FE when someone is critical of it. I can't necessarily ignore such incidents since it says a lot about those who deem themselves as "traditional Catholics." CathInfo later was then found when I tried to google search those where critical of FE.

I'm also currently a graduate student in social work looking to obtain my MSW.
That's interesting. I think many people here have taken a similar route as you: we started with Catholic Answers, thinking it was actually "Catholic" (there are a few exceptions, I suppose, admittedly), then we went to Fisheaters, thinking we found the "real deal" there, and then here.
I haven't been banned from Catholic Answers, surprisingly, but I think I came close. I am, however, banned from Fisheaters -- although, I'm not entirely sure why.
Master of Social Work, right? Interesting.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on November 20, 2018, 03:02:11 AM
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Post by: Neil Obstat on November 20, 2018, 03:19:13 AM
Hi, everyone. I’m a 13 year old girl and my name is OrangeKitty. I really like kitties. I am a cradle a Catholic and I really like this fourm.
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As a kitty fan, OrangeKitty, you might appreciate this meme: 
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Neil Obstat on November 20, 2018, 12:07:30 PM
Hey everyone.

Cradle Catholic who was raised in NO but has recently adopted a more traditional mindset for the Faith (read: started to take my Faith much more seriously than before).

I started at CA (Catholic Answers) then went to FE (Fisheaters). There are pros and cons to each of said forums, though I am a bit more disturbed of [by] the mental gymnastics that displays itself to defend the "love" ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖs have for each other in FE when someone is critical of it. I can't necessarily ignore such incidents since it says a lot about those who deem themselves as "traditional Catholics." CathInfo later was then found when I tried to google search those where critical of FE.

I'm also currently a graduate student in social work looking to obtain my MSW.
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Dr. Alan Keyes speaks with great energy about the abomination of the sin of Sodom in this video (https://www.cathinfo.com/general-discussion/church-militant-broadcasting-smashing-francis-and-the-sex-abuse-crisis/msg634624/#msg634624).
He excoriates Catholic bishops who are attempting to replace traditional Catholic teaching with a nefarious accommodation of corruption.
He challenges sɛҳuąƖ identity ambiguity and what "Fr. Martin and Bishop Cupich says."
Our shepherds in the Church have forsaken their faith in God by denying that God is He Who Is.
     And by trying to teach us that transɛҳuąƖity and/or bisɛҳuąƖity is okay with God.
3:11:17 -- "I defy any cardinal, I defy any bishop, who wants to shove that lie down my throat."
The abomination of spiritual pedophilia:  "If it does not offend the Lord, then I don't know what possibly could!"
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: paula2018 on December 11, 2018, 02:19:22 PM
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As a kitty fan, OrangeKitty, you might appreciate this meme:
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Hello, I'm Paula and just want to introduce myself.
I used to be a member of Our Lady Help of Christians in Garden Grove.
However, I've moved away.
I love kittens too. 
God bless you,
Paula :incense:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Maria Regina on December 11, 2018, 02:31:42 PM
Hello, I'm Paula and just want to introduce myself.
I used to be a member of Our Lady Help of Christians in Garden Grove.
However, I've moved away.
I love kittens too.  
God bless you,
Paula :incense:
Hello, Paula.
Welcome.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Endeavor on January 02, 2019, 07:02:19 PM
Greetings,

I am a cradle Catholic. I endeavor to live and learn my Catholic Faith.
I like both dogs and cats  :) as we have a couple of each!

Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Endeavor on January 03, 2019, 09:01:29 AM
Hello Matto,

     I was told of Cathinfo by an older Catholic friend. Not sure how she came across it but I do agree with her that all other forums fall short.

     I have always been Catholic. I do remember 1979 as my "waking" point to the changes in the Church. From there I have read as much as I can about the teachings of the Church. 

     As to my feelings of the imposter in Rome, he is not Catholic. Simple really. I look at those who think Joseph Ratzinger is the true pope with dismay. Long before Bergoglio, Ratzinger was active in undermining the teachings of the Church.

     I say that I endeavor to know the True Faith to the best of my ability because there is still much for me to learn. I pray for discernment and perseverance each day.  I realize my shortcomings in logic, some women have it, I do not. I have to guard against my emotions getting in my way.

     
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: NOTSP3RN on January 16, 2019, 01:42:31 PM
I started attending The Tridentine mass around 2004, and find myself more frequently plotting how to get Vatican II out of local parishes, and dioceses.  I think that this will happen in my lifetime.  I am Catholic.  I accept valid elections in the Vatican.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on January 16, 2019, 05:48:50 PM
Hello Matto
Greetings.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Shrewd Operator on February 16, 2019, 01:52:38 PM
Hello World!!

Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Shrewd Operator on February 16, 2019, 02:24:50 PM
I've been reading Cathinfo for a long time. I guess that made me a "Lurker". I've had enough of watching from the sidelines and now I want to contribute!

I've met some of you in person at the consecration of Bishop Zendejas.

How are you Matthew?

How are you Student of Qi?

I grew up entirely traditional; home-schooled, Latin Mass, Altar boy, catechist.

I'm interested in everything and I can't wait to get started!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: CatholicInAmerica on February 17, 2019, 10:38:29 PM
I am 16 and have been researching Vatican II and V2 popes and the horrible new mass. I grew up catholic and went to catholic school my whole life and my interest in the changes in the church started based off hatred of communion in the hand. After researching for 2 years I decided to go to the sspv chapel near me for midnight mass on Christmas and was amazed at the beauty of the true mass. Ever since then I have resolved to never fall into the V2 trap and terrible new mass. I am not a sedevacantist, however I don’t trust the new mass and new rites of ordination/consecration, so instead of saying definitively that the new mass, new rites are invalid, I hold them as doubtful and won’t ever be involved with them at all. I also don’t know for sure if the pope is or isn’t pope so my stance is “I am open to submit to the true pontiff whoever he may be if there currently is one because of this irregular, confusing, and terrible situation”. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on February 18, 2019, 01:58:13 AM
Welcome Catholic. Always good to have young blood!  ;) Keep up the research. You're in the right place.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: yeoman on March 12, 2019, 09:27:05 AM
yeoman here.

Living in Central Virginia, attending Mass at St Dominic's Oratory (a satellite of St Athanasius in Vienna, VA).

I've been married 30 years and have an adult daughter.

Run my own business as a Residential Building Contractor and am a US Army veteran.

Conversion story later, if anyone cares...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ByzCat3000 on March 12, 2019, 12:13:55 PM
David, 24 years old, live in New York State.

Have been lurking for a bit, but finally have recently decided to convert to Catholicism after about a year of seeking.  Am about to start the catechumen process in my local Ukrainian Rite parish.

I'm at the least trad leaning, and skeptical of Vatican II, but haven't worked everything out yet.  
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Your Friend Colin on April 07, 2019, 09:57:04 PM
Hello my name is Colin! I finally registered for an account after browsing here for a couple months. Oddly enough, I just realized my account was active but had never signed in (I never got an email from CathInfo that my account had been accepted, odd)
Anyway, I'm 22 years old. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado. I'm currently attending Colorado State University.
I grew up Novus Ordite. I don't think I ever had the Catholic Faith. 
To make a long story short, I got involved in the Hare Krishna Hindu cult. 12 days later I prayed to Christ asking for a sign and he showed me He is God. I was in a demonic trance. (If anyone wants to read my full testimony, let me know. I also did an interview with a friend if you don't want to read)

Began attending the Latin Mass in November of 2017.
Attended my first SSPX Mass Christmas 2018 (St. Isidore's in Watkins, CO)
After spending time on CathInfo, I see the direction the Society is headed and it is discouraging.
Thanks for approving my account, Matthew
God Bless
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: St Ignatius on April 07, 2019, 10:27:17 PM
Hello my name is Colin! I finally registered for an account after browsing here for a couple months. Oddly enough, I just realized my account was active but had never signed in (I never got an email from CathInfo that my account had been accepted, odd)
Anyway, I'm 22 years old. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado. I'm currently attending Colorado State University.
I grew up Novus Ordite. I don't think I ever had the Catholic Faith.
To make a long story short, I got involved in the Hare Krishna Hindu cult. 12 days later I prayed to Christ asking for a sign and he showed me He is God. I was in a demonic trance. (If anyone wants to read my full testimony, let me know. I also did an interview with a friend if you don't want to read)

Began attending the Latin Mass in November of 2017.
Attended my first SSPX Mass Christmas 2018 (St. Isidore's in Watkins, CO)
After spending time on CathInfo, I see the direction the Society is headed and it is discouraging.
Thanks for approving my account, Matthew
God Bless
Welcome Colin!

I was a member of the Denver parish for 20 years and helped build the beautiful church of St Isidores. I'm still a resident here in Colorado, but I haven't been a member of St Isidore's parish for nearly 9 years... if you are interested in learning more about the current slide of the SSPX,  I may be able to introduce you to someone who is still currently attending St. Isidores. Please PM me if you're interested. 

P.S. Please be patient for any response, I tend to be more of a lurker nowadays and don't login much...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: B USC90 on April 08, 2019, 09:43:17 AM
Hi everyone, this is my first post. I attend an SSPX chapel because it's the only trad chapel in my area within reasonable driving distance, but I'm not SSPX per se.



Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: B USC90 on April 08, 2019, 09:47:12 AM
I don't give them tithes because I reject their position with Rome and how they treated Bishop Williamson.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cadarin on April 22, 2019, 05:58:02 PM
Resurrexit sicut dixit Alleluia!


Happy Easter everyone! My name's Robert. American, 32.

I'm pretty new to tradition. I was a Novus Ordo seminarian the last ten years and was two years from their diaconate.  I've been studying tradition for a year and a half and have only broken away from the Novus Ordo last August.

My main reason for posting here is to ask for your prayers. I still feel called to the priesthood and hope to be able to enter the SAJM seminary in September. But since I don't know anyone in the resistance I might have to spend a year with them somewhere for them to get to know me. I did get do a retreat with the Dominicans of Avrille (amazing). I've been attending SSPX chapels since there are no resistance chapels near me (Florida). I really don't want to have to spend another year waiting to enter seminary but maybe it's what I need. Not my will but God's be done. Please keep me in your prayers.

Also please pray for an apostolic initiative that keeps coming up in prayer to reach out to Novus Ordo folk I know. I'm not sure if God wants me to reach out now while I'm still connected to a lot of people or to wait until I'm stronger in tradition.

For all of you who pray for the poor sheep in the Novus Ordo, thank you! There were several moments last year when I was wrestling with the arguments of tradition where it came to my mind that someone was praying for me.

Happy Easter!

P.S. (Cadarin is a masculine form of Catherine that I made up since my name was taken. I love St. Catherine and pray we get another humble daughter of Dominic like her in the future.)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Your Friend Colin on April 22, 2019, 06:00:05 PM
Resurrexit sicut dixit Alleluia!


Happy Easter everyone! My name's Robert. American, 32.

I'm pretty new to tradition. I was a Novus Ordo seminarian the last ten years and was two years from their diaconate.  I've been studying tradition for a year and a half and have only broken away from the Novus Ordo last August.

My main reason for posting here is to ask for your prayers. I still feel called to the priesthood and hope to be able to enter the SAJM seminary in September. But since I don't know anyone in the resistance I might have to spend a year with them somewhere for them to get to know me. I did get do a retreat with the Dominicans of Avrille (amazing). I've been attending SSPX chapels since there are no resistance chapels near me (Florida). I really don't want to have to spend another year waiting to enter seminary but maybe it's what I need. Not my will but God's be done. Please keep me in your prayers.

Also please pray for an apostolic initiative that keeps coming up in prayer to reach out to Novus Ordo folk I know. I'm not sure if God wants me to reach out now while I'm still connected to a lot of people or to wait until I'm stronger in tradition.

For all of you who pray for the poor sheep in the Novus Ordo, thank you! There were several moments last year when I was wrestling with the arguments of tradition where it came to my mind that someone was praying for me.

Happy Easter!

P.S. (Cadarin is a masculine form of Catherine that I made up since my name was taken. I love St. Catherine and pray we get another humble daughter of Dominic like her in the future.)
Welcome Cadarin! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: X on April 22, 2019, 06:05:14 PM
Resurrexit sicut dixit Alleluia!


Happy Easter everyone! My name's Robert. American, 32.

I'm pretty new to tradition. I was a Novus Ordo seminarian the last ten years and was two years from their diaconate.  I've been studying tradition for a year and a half and have only broken away from the Novus Ordo last August.

My main reason for posting here is to ask for your prayers. I still feel called to the priesthood and hope to be able to enter the SAJM seminary in September. But since I don't know anyone in the resistance I might have to spend a year with them somewhere for them to get to know me. I did get do a retreat with the Dominicans of Avrille (amazing). I've been attending SSPX chapels since there are no resistance chapels near me (Florida). I really don't want to have to spend another year waiting to enter seminary but maybe it's what I need. Not my will but God's be done. Please keep me in your prayers.

Also please pray for an apostolic initiative that keeps coming up in prayer to reach out to Novus Ordo folk I know. I'm not sure if God wants me to reach out now while I'm still connected to a lot of people or to wait until I'm stronger in tradition.

For all of you who pray for the poor sheep in the Novus Ordo, thank you! There were several moments last year when I was wrestling with the arguments of tradition where it came to my mind that someone was praying for me.

Happy Easter!

P.S. (Cadarin is a masculine form of Catherine that I made up since my name was taken. I love St. Catherine and pray we get another humble daughter of Dominic like her in the future.)
Can you speak French?

PS: I just sent you a PM.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Cadarin on April 22, 2019, 07:26:03 PM
I can read French slowly - I'm studying it now. I know Italian and Spanish though.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Meg on April 23, 2019, 07:47:22 AM
Resurrexit sicut dixit Alleluia!


Happy Easter everyone! My name's Robert. American, 32.

I'm pretty new to tradition. I was a Novus Ordo seminarian the last ten years and was two years from their diaconate.  I've been studying tradition for a year and a half and have only broken away from the Novus Ordo last August.

My main reason for posting here is to ask for your prayers. I still feel called to the priesthood and hope to be able to enter the SAJM seminary in September. But since I don't know anyone in the resistance I might have to spend a year with them somewhere for them to get to know me. I did get do a retreat with the Dominicans of Avrille (amazing). I've been attending SSPX chapels since there are no resistance chapels near me (Florida). I really don't want to have to spend another year waiting to enter seminary but maybe it's what I need. Not my will but God's be done. Please keep me in your prayers.

Also please pray for an apostolic initiative that keeps coming up in prayer to reach out to Novus Ordo folk I know. I'm not sure if God wants me to reach out now while I'm still connected to a lot of people or to wait until I'm stronger in tradition.

For all of you who pray for the poor sheep in the Novus Ordo, thank you! There were several moments last year when I was wrestling with the arguments of tradition where it came to my mind that someone was praying for me.

Happy Easter!

P.S. (Cadarin is a masculine form of Catherine that I made up since my name was taken. I love St. Catherine and pray we get another humble daughter of Dominic like her in the future.)


Welcome!

It's wonderful that you are hoping to enter the SAJM seminary in September. That's not so long from now really.

What I like most about the Dominicans of Avrille and the four bishops is their high level of integrity and charity in defense of Tradition. That's not an easy thing to maintain. In this the Dominicans of Avrille are true sons of St. Dominic, and the only traditional order of Dominicans that I know of.

Regarding reaching out to Novus Ordo folk, well, are you familiar with Fr. Chazal? He has a little Resistance seminary in Cebu city, Philippines.
The main group that he reaches out to are the Novus Ordo Catholics there. Even if you are not so strong in tradition, you likely have the basics down, and that's what counts. It's okay to not know everything.

It is a good idea to pray for the Novus Ordo sheep. I'll be praying for you, too.

Have you contacted Bp. Zendejas? You can get his contact info by PMing the forum owner here. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: 1st Mansion Tenant on April 23, 2019, 11:03:05 AM
Resurrexit sicut dixit Alleluia!


Happy Easter everyone! My name's Robert. American, 32.

I'm pretty new to tradition. I was a Novus Ordo seminarian the last ten years and was two years from their diaconate.  I've been studying tradition for a year and a half and have only broken away from the Novus Ordo last August.

My main reason for posting here is to ask for your prayers. I still feel called to the priesthood and hope to be able to enter the SAJM seminary in September. But since I don't know anyone in the resistance I might have to spend a year with them somewhere for them to get to know me. I did get do a retreat with the Dominicans of Avrille (amazing). I've been attending SSPX chapels since there are no resistance chapels near me (Florida). I really don't want to have to spend another year waiting to enter seminary but maybe it's what I need. Not my will but God's be done. Please keep me in your prayers.

Also please pray for an apostolic initiative that keeps coming up in prayer to reach out to Novus Ordo folk I know. I'm not sure if God wants me to reach out now while I'm still connected to a lot of people or to wait until I'm stronger in tradition.

For all of you who pray for the poor sheep in the Novus Ordo, thank you! There were several moments last year when I was wrestling with the arguments of tradition where it came to my mind that someone was praying for me.

Happy Easter!

P.S. (Cadarin is a masculine form of Catherine that I made up since my name was taken. I love St. Catherine and pray we get another humble daughter of Dominic like her in the future.)
Please steer clear of Boston Kentucky. Not an option.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Catholic CyberMilitiaman on May 25, 2019, 11:37:51 AM
New guy checking in!
Stumbled across this site while searching for the latest disturbing news coming from the Vatican with respect to Tradition.  So glad I found your forum.
Looking forward to future discussions.

Catholic Cyber-Militiaman (CCM)
https://catholiccyber-militia.com
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Quo vadis Domine on May 25, 2019, 09:06:20 PM
New guy checking in!
Stumbled across this site while searching for the latest disturbing news coming from the Vatican with respect to Tradition.  So glad I found your forum.
Looking forward to future discussions.

Catholic Cyber-Militiaman (CCM)
https://catholiccyber-militia.com
Welcome....hope you enjoy the forum. 😀
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: FeeneyFan on June 04, 2019, 10:15:21 PM
Hello I’m an American convert to the faith. Single guy 30 years old. I converted a couple of years ago and attend a diocesan Latin Mass but I’m open to SSPX and resistance views on the crisis.  Still trying to figure out where I stand on all the issues and I’m mostly here to learn.

I’ve been interested in the faith since around high school age when I started reading about the history of the Church and books like St Augustine’s confessions.  I’m also a classical trained musician and play organ for the Mass among other musical activities.


I’ve been a lurker for a long time and this is hands down the best forum I’ve come across.  I mean where else can you debate geocentrism, sedevacantism , and (((our overlords))) without being banned?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ByzCat3000 on June 04, 2019, 11:10:59 PM
I'm a 24 year old single guy, hanging out in the Eastern Rite (Eastern Catholic, NOT EO) right now, maybe I'm in a similar boat.

Given your username, though, you might be stricter on EENS than I am  ;D
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on June 05, 2019, 08:21:34 AM
I’ve been a lurker for a long time and this is hands down the best forum I’ve come across.  I mean where else can you debate geocentrism, sedevacantism , and (((our overlords))) without being banned?
I think Cathinfo allows good debate among the trad Catholic internet forums. Geocentrism and Feeneyism and sedevacantism and Our Overlords are taboo or heavily censored on many sites so this is the place for such discussions. What does (((. . .))) mean, by the way? Does that just mean "Jєωs"?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: FeeneyFan on June 05, 2019, 06:19:20 PM
You guessed it Matto it’s online “code” started by alt right people online.

Thanks for saying hi ByzCat3000 maybe we’ll meet in the “ghetto” sometime! ;D  Father Feeneys magazine The Point is available online and worth reading even if you disagree with his stance on EENS!  https://fatherfeeney.wordpress.com/ (https://fatherfeeney.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on June 05, 2019, 06:23:46 PM
No need for code. Just say Jєωs! And Welcome!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ByzCat3000 on June 05, 2019, 10:14:56 PM
You guessed it Matto it’s online “code” started by alt right people online.

Thanks for saying hi ByzCat3000 maybe we’ll meet in the “ghetto” sometime! ;D  Father Feeneys magazine The Point is available online and worth reading even if you disagree with his stance on EENS!  https://fatherfeeney.wordpress.com/ (https://fatherfeeney.wordpress.com/)
Will take a look!

And BTW, I will say, though I disagree to an extent, I also think his was an understandable reaction to a very real problem.  
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JMarieHenriquez on June 10, 2019, 04:03:49 AM
Hello everyone,

I, along with my family, recently came back “home” to the N.O. Church after never really embracing the faith when a child and drinking deeply of the world. After attending mass there for a few months and diving into online sermons and such, I came across the MHFM material. Although I do appreciate a lot of what they say and what I learned, it has been such a relief to find this forum and read other perspectives on what’s going on and what the truth is.  

We have been doing what MHFM recommends and staying home but are really wanting to attend mass. We are on the coast in east central Florida (Sanford is about an hour away). I suppose we could go to Orlando too but that is a bit far. Can anyone recommend a good church? We’re so new to this and still learning, so we don’t know who is valid, who to stay away from, if SSPX is an option or not, etc. Any info will be appreciated. 

Also, we took the MHFM advice on how to find a valid confessor (a N.O. Priest ordained before June 18, 1968 ). We found one ordained on June 16, 1968. Was this valid advice/necessary? 

Any input, advice, article/book/ video recommendations will be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Oh, and out of curiosity, if it was possible for us to move, where would be the best place in the states in terms of church and community.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: WesternNC on June 14, 2019, 03:37:15 PM
Hi,
I am not Roman Catholic but am interested in learning so I joined up.   

WNC

Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on June 14, 2019, 05:14:25 PM
Welcome Western! I hope you will find here that which you are searching. Feel free to tell a little more about yourself, I mean your age and sex, and your background. May God reward your efforts to find Truth.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Joseantoniano on July 08, 2019, 08:53:08 PM
Greetings, CathInfo....

I am a sedevacantist but I am not beligerant against traditionalists or anything like that... at least both are against Vatican 2 and in favor of the Latin Mass. I am sort of saddened by the crisis of the church but I am hopeful and I am sure that God will ensure the gates of hell will not prevail.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Quo vadis Domine on July 09, 2019, 05:56:41 AM
Welcome! I hold a similar position to yours, enjoy the forum.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Joseantoniano on July 09, 2019, 11:49:44 AM
Welcome! I hold a similar position to yours, enjoy the forum.
Thank you, it's good to know there's somewhere online where I can discuss these things and where it doesn't appear to be dominated by militant progressives.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: 5MicrosoftOfficer7 on July 21, 2019, 09:52:08 PM
Hello,

I'm a US service member (USMC) in Virginia. I've been a traditionalist all my life and I am looking for fellow Catholics who can help me find a good Latin Mass in Arizona as I will be moving there soon. Looking forward to hearing from you all. 

I come from NH originally and I enjoy reading the Great Books, science fiction, fantasy (No one is complete without Tolkien), and military history and philosophy. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: A new name on July 25, 2019, 03:16:18 PM
Greetings everyone,
I hail from the PNW, and I hold to the sedevacantist belief. Although baptized as an infant in the Church I was raised in a pantheistic new age home and only a few years ago I was a convert from Protestantism to the VII church which I believed was the church of the ages. I immediately gravitated after Confirmation to the R&R position but I have recently started attending Mass at a CMRI parish in my area.
At any rate, thank you for providing the forum.




Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on July 25, 2019, 04:34:20 PM
Greetings a new name! What is the PNW?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Stanley N on July 25, 2019, 04:55:53 PM
Greetings a new name! What is the PNW?
Probably Pacific North West, US. One of the original CMRI locations is there.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: A new name on July 25, 2019, 06:19:04 PM
Probably Pacific North West, US. One of the original CMRI locations is there.
Yep that's it. Spokane I think was one of the original locations but they also have a parish in the Tacoma area now as well thankfully. I was attending an FSSP parish before that.
Title: Introducing myself
Post by: Eliza10 on August 16, 2019, 10:15:12 PM
I am Eliza10, a convert since 200 from evangelical Catholicism. I am willing to call myself a traditional Catholic, now even though the cartoon of that on the internet and popping up in forums is so BAD, and in real life I do not see this among like-minded TradCaths, so I expect to run in to some of those cartoons here (among the regular folk). 

I post on CAF but trads are not so welcome there. I just signed up at Fisheters, since my husband and I eat fish on Fridays, but just got banned from posting - this in less than a month since signing up (as St.Eliza). I have no idea why since Vox doesn't respond to simple requests for an explanation. I do not necc. want to discuss Fisheaters because I do not want to go where I am (for whatever reason) unwelcome. Also I just got a job I have long wanted, and I won't have much time anyway. 

I realized some things while on Fisheters that I will be wary of here. I will explain them.

I would love some input from like-minded folk here how they deal with these things when/if they occur here:

1. I do not want to argue with folk who just want to argue for the sake of arguing. The type who only want to make their OWN points - in response to a post where this is hardly related to the thread topic. Once they are engaged in their goal, an argument, they will not acknowledge any point you make, because it's about winning for them, not sharing and arriving at understanding. I will try to identify these folk and avoid them. :boxer:

2. I do not want to be a target of SSPXers or others separated from Francis whose goal it is to convert me, arguing that if I have not chosen their path then I am sinning by remaining with Our Holy Mother the Church with Francis as Pope. The man is frightening just like his best buddies are. The state of the USCCB and other worldwide church hierarchy is shameful, and probably worse and more widespread than it appears. I see it, for me, as sinning to leave it, and I see our Church as being in it's passion. Who would follow Jesus through the streets of Jerusalem when he was bloody and defeated looking? Not many. I am following our Church like that. The Holy part, not the dirty part. I respect that others are following their conscience to do otherwise and I have done quite a bit of reading for the arguments to do so and the arguments are compelling. I respect the different viewpoint, and expression of it. I just don't want to be the target of their converting me. 

The Church is troubled and we have to find our way. Listening and sharing is can and should be good and helpful. Jesus will save it in the end. meanwhile there are souls to be gained for Christ. 


3. I want nothing to do with anyone who says "Shame on you" because you don't agree with their take on things.
 

And I have some questions:

1. If I post here about my thoughts or questions about any private revelation that the church has not made a statement against, am I going to get jumped on by folk that think all private revelation should not be looked at or discussed, because Catholics don't need to ever peek at private revelation at all? I would like to see discussion of actual reasons why a thing could not be from God. But other forums have folk that seem to be about the job of policing such discussion in order to disallow any discourse at all. Is that how it is here? 

2. What topics are censored on this forum? 

3. What are reasons for suspensions and bannings? Is there a procedure? Is one given a reason? 

Thank you. 


Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on August 16, 2019, 10:49:08 PM
Hi!  Welcome to Cathinfo!
Title: Another question
Post by: Eliza10 on August 16, 2019, 11:44:46 PM
Another question is, I am new and I wonder if that is why I cannot "like" a post. When am I able to do that?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on August 16, 2019, 11:51:23 PM
Greetings Eliza10, what do you mean by evangelical Catholicism?
Don't know about any bad cartoons here.

" my husband and I eat fish on Fridays," 
Did you mean this or is it a typo? Because that would mean that you are not really a traditional Catholic.

I would love some input from like-minded folk here how they deal with these things when/if they occur here:

Fire away with your questions. It's better to start another thread.

2. I do not want to be a target of SSPXers or others separated from Francis ....

You need to realise that SSPXers are not separated from Francis. There are quite a few sedevacantists here but generally they will not try to convert, as Matthew disallows dogmatic sedevacantism.
 

And I have some questions:

1. If I post here about my thoughts or questions about any private revelation that the church has not made a statement against....

It is unthinkable that the Church needs to rule on every private revelation. It is far safer to accept only what has been tried and tested and found worthy of belief. This is how the Church approaches it. She finds a revelation "worthy of belief" and it is safer to stick with that.

We are not against private revelation per se, as long as you realise that they do need the approval of the Church before you place absolute trust in them. There are many wackos out there who are out to get followers, for many reasons

2. What topics are censored on this forum? 

Almost anything is allowed as long as it is reasonable, as far as I can see.

3. What are reasons for suspensions and bannings? Is there a procedure? Is one given a reason? 

Being a dogmatic sedevacantist, and repeated offensive postings would be all I can think of, off hand.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on August 17, 2019, 06:15:20 AM
Greetings, Eliza10. I imaging your name is short for Elizabeth, and not Elijah. If you attend Mass at a CMRI chapel. I recommend two people to you. Look up MyrnaM's posts and Raoul76's posts. They are both hero members here. Raoul76, Mike, hasn't posted in a while. At one point he was my favorite posters and I miss his posts here. Myrna once shared her most important dream with me and I put it on my old blog where I shared my dreams with the world, but since have deleted. She had the most wonderful dream one night which I believe was from God where it was revealed to her that her biggest fault was vanity. This is her blog: MyrnaM's Blog (https://myforever.blog/blog/)

I suggest you read it. And do a search for Raoul76 on Cathinfo. You can use the Cathinfo search function, Google's Advanced Search function, or best of all, you can go to Raoul76's profile here and manually read all of his posts. He used to think I was a fraud and not a real Catholic and I love him for it. Someone once told me he was going to travel half-way across the world to baptize a good woman who loves Our Lord but was living alone with God in a land where the faith is criminalized by the government. Of course that is an unjust law, but what an act of charity on the part of Raoul76!

There are other sedevacantist as well, like 2Vermont, but I recommend looking into the posts of those two.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: forlorn on August 17, 2019, 09:17:06 AM
Greetings Eliza10, what do you mean by evangelical Catholicism?
Don't know about any bad cartoons here.

English doesn't seem to be her first language, I think she means "caricatures" by cartoons.

" my husband and I eat fish on Fridays,"
Did you mean this or is it a typo? Because that would mean that you are not really a traditional Catholic.

What's wrong with that? Fish has always been an exception to the ban on meat on fast days.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Eliza10 on August 18, 2019, 12:57:24 AM

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Greetings Eliza10, what do you mean by evangelical Catholicism?
Don't know about any bad cartoons here.
Hi Nadir, Oops, I meant Ep

" my husband and I eat fish on Fridays,"
Did you mean this or is it a typo? Because that would mean that you are not really a traditional Catholic.

I would love some input from like-minded folk here how they deal with these things when/if they occur here:

Fire away with your questions. It's better to start another thread.

2. I do not want to be a target of SSPXers or others separated from Francis ....

You need to realise that SSPXers are not separated from Francis. There are quite a few sedevacantists here but generally they will not try to convert, as Matthew disallows dogmatic sedevacantism.
 

And I have some questions:

1. If I post here about my thoughts or questions about any private revelation that the church has not made a statement against....

It is unthinkable that the Church needs to rule on every private revelation. It is far safer to accept only what has been tried and tested and found worthy of belief. This is how the Church approaches it. She finds a revelation "worthy of belief" and it is safer to stick with that.

We are not against private revelation per se, as long as you realise that they do need the approval of the Church before you place absolute trust in them. There are many wackos out there who are out to get followers, for many reasons

2. What topics are censored on this forum?

Almost anything is allowed as long as it is reasonable, as far as I can see.

3. What are reasons for suspensions and bannings? Is there a procedure? Is one given a reason?

Being a dogmatic sedevacantist, and repeated offensive postings would be all I can think of, off hand.
Oops, Nadir, I meant Evangelical Protestantism. I was baptized Methodist as an infant, grew up Presbyterian, became "born-again" (committed my life to Christ) in college, and was a member of various Evangelical Protestant churches until I converted after a journey of discovery that began with Scott & Kimberly Hahn's Rome Sweet Home (and a rosary)...
I have NEVER heard of it "not being Catholic" to eat fish on Fridays! Is this a SSPX thing? I am not sure I know any Catholics that go meatless on fridays - my husband and I seem to be the only ones. (at our local NO, that is. We go to Latin Mass at the Basilica on Sundays, which is the day it is available near us, but we have not met people there yet, as it doesn't seem to be an actual community). But we understand that the church teaching (that doesn't get taught from the pulpit) is that Friday should be meatless, unless we make up some other discipline. So we go meatless, but yes to fish.
Okay, yes, I should have known that SSPX is not separated from Francis. Oops, sorry.
I know it is "safer" to accept only "tried and true" but I am not just trying to be safe. I want to know and love the things of God. So I use discernment with private revelations. I like to understand why it is not true. If we truly want to know that, I believe God reveals it to us. There are several "maybes" I look at from time to time and wonder about, sort of waiting for the "wrong" to show up. Lots more others I have decided are false (always lots of good stuff there, but the "not right" discounts the whole thing). And there are two works of private revelation of the many that I love and trust. I don't care if people disagree with me on those. I just hope there can be respectful disagreement. I am done with arguing with disrespectful people.
I think I am pretty reasonable.  Thanks for answering the questions, Nadir.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Eliza10 on August 18, 2019, 01:18:03 AM
Greetings, Eliza10. I imaging your name is short for Elizabeth, and not Elijah. If you attend Mass at a CMRI chapel. I recommend two people to you. Look up MyrnaM's posts and Raoul76's posts. They are both hero members here. Raoul76, Mike, hasn't posted in a while. At one point he was my favorite posters and I miss his posts here. Myrna once shared her most important dream with me and I put it on my old blog where I shared my dreams with the world, but since have deleted. She had the most wonderful dream one night which I believe was from God where it was revealed to her that her biggest fault was vanity. This is her blog: MyrnaM's Blog (https://myforever.blog/blog/)

I suggest you read it. And do a search for Raoul76 on Cathinfo. You can use the Cathinfo search function, Google's Advanced Search function, or best of all, you can go to Raoul76's profile here and manually read all of his posts. He used to think I was a fraud and not a real Catholic and I love him for it. Someone once told me he was going to travel half-way across the world to baptize a good woman who loves Our Lord but was living alone with God in a land where the faith is criminalized by the government. Of course that is an unjust law, but what an act of charity on the part of Raoul76!

There are other sedevacantist as well, like 2Vermont, but I recommend looking into the posts of those two.
My patron Saint is St.Elizabeth Seton. :)
No, I am not CMRI. As horrified as I am at our Pope, I accept him as Pope. He presents us such a wonderful opportunity to trust God, not man...
I don't mind reading what Myrna and Raoul have to say, and learning what they think on the way, I just don't want anyone trying to persuade me when I have sought my conscience and am doing what God is directing me to do. But Nadir assures me that doesn't happen here so that's good. 
I looked at Myrna's vanity story on her blog you linked and I really liked it, too. I also read your "Richmond Hill" post, and I really liked that as well. You write well, and you beautifully described a place.
Your description reminded me of a favorite chapter of a favorite book of mine, a book I have read a few times since I first read it soon after finishing college: A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken. It's a true story. The author begins the book by describing a place he loves very much. Later he describes his sailing experience, his life in Oxford, and in all his writing you feel like you are there.  This book has many fans. If you would like, you can read that lovely first chapter online at the "Look Inside" link on the Amazon page, here: https://www.amazon.com/Severe-Mercy-Sheldon-Vanauken/dp/0060688246?tag=urlfronurl2-20 (https://www.amazon.com/Severe-Mercy-Sheldon-Vanauken/dp/0060688246?tag=urlfronurl2-20)
(I have shared this book many times, and everyone loves it. Just now, I see on that page I linked above that Amazon informs me, "You have bought this book 6 times" ;D) 
Yes, definitely, that was heroic and charitable of Raoul! 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Eliza10 on August 18, 2019, 01:21:04 AM
English doesn't seem to be her first language, I think she means "caricatures" by cartoons.

What's wrong with that? Fish has always been an exception to the ban on meat on fast days.
Oh, dear, I wrote so badly that English doesn't seem my first language! :o I guess I need to proof read!
Yes, the fish comment was surprising to me. I have been in northeast USA all my life. Maybe Nadir is from somewhere else?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Eliza10 on August 18, 2019, 01:23:39 AM
So i still have the question: when can I use the "Like" button?

And, is it possible to edit your posts at anytime after posting? (I have a habit of posting them and then seeing a typo...)
Title: Re: Introducing myself
Post by: Mark 79 on August 18, 2019, 01:37:54 AM
I am …

I post…

I will be wary…

I do not want…

I do not want…

I want nothing…
Is this how you behave when you visit someone's home for the first time? You lay down the law in someone else's home?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on August 18, 2019, 01:57:56 AM
My mistake, Eliza and Forlorn. Thamks for correcting me.

When I have more time I read what else you have said here.
Title: Re: Introducing myself
Post by: Eliza10 on August 18, 2019, 02:18:23 AM
Is this how you behave when you visit someone's home for the first time? You lay down the law in someone else's home?
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Is that what it looks like to you? :o
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I suppose I could spend a year reading here before I post, and I would learn the answers to my questions that way. But I thought there might be some persons of good will here who would be happy to give me the lay of the land. Rather than find things out the hard way.
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As a new person, I am wary.  But I have a reason (https://www.cathinfo.com/general-discussion/catholic-answers-53075/) to be.


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Title: Re: Introducing myself
Post by: Maria Regina on August 18, 2019, 02:54:52 AM
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Is that what it looks like to you? :o
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I suppose I could spend a year reading here before I post, and I would learn the answers to my questions that way. But I thought there might be some persons of good will here who would be happy to give me the lay of the land. Rather than find things out the hard way.
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As a new person, I am wary.  But I have a reason (https://www.cathinfo.com/general-discussion/catholic-answers-53075/) to be.


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Welcome, Elizabeth

Please post in the Woman's forum down below as that tends to be a more welcoming forum for newbies.

Ignore the naysayers who like to discourage you from posting.

After you post between 10 to 100 posts, then new posting opportunities will open up to you. That is your reward for good posting and faithfulness.

In today's culture, we see a rise in narcissism, pedophilia, rioting, and demonstrations. The "Me too" movement is everywhere. Thus, many people in this forum do not like the use of the "I" or "me" pronouns. If you have listened to Obama's narcissistic speeches, he repeatedly praised himself and used the "I" or "me" words throughout his speeches. Even when he was introducing a speaker, he praised himself more than the speaker. "Before I introduce the speaker, let me introduce myself ..."  ad nauseum.  Apparently, Obama never took Speech 101 in college as one of the first speeches was that of the introduction.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: forlorn on August 18, 2019, 09:16:57 AM
So i still have the question: when can I use the "Like" button?

And, is it possible to edit your posts at anytime after posting? (I have a habit of posting them and then seeing a typo...)
I think it's based off a certain number of posts to stop trolls making new accounts to spam downvotes. Somewhere between 10-100 I think like Maria said. 
You can edit them just after posting, but the option seems to disable itself after a certain length of time, or else maybe once others have replied to it. I'm not quite sure what the condition is, but all I know is I've often gone back trying to fix a typo and found myself unable. 
Title: Re: Introducing myself
Post by: Mark 79 on August 18, 2019, 11:41:38 AM
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Is that what it looks like to you? :o
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I suppose I could spend a year reading here before I post, and I would learn the answers to my questions that way. But I thought there might be some persons of good will here who would be happy to give me the lay of the land. Rather than find things out the hard way.
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As a new person, I am wary.  But I have a reason (https://www.cathinfo.com/general-discussion/catholic-answers-53075/) to be.


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Yes. To be as blunt as you have been, your initial post conveys that you are a cranky control-freak more feminist than feminine, utterly devoid of the self-reflection and humility typical of truly traditional Catholic women. Do you imagine that you were booted from other forums solely because you hinted at authentic Catholicism? …that being booted had nothing to do with your harpy-lays-down-the-law style?
Yes, you could "spend a year" of your oh-so-valuable time here only to discover that we lesser mortals are not up to your self-vaunted standards.
Title: Re: Introducing myself
Post by: Meg on August 18, 2019, 12:57:45 PM
I am Eliza10, a convert since 200 from evangelical Catholicism. I am willing to call myself a traditional Catholic, now even though the cartoon of that on the internet and popping up in forums is so BAD, and in real life I do not see this among like-minded TradCaths, so I expect to run in to some of those cartoons here (among the regular folk).

I post on CAF but trads are not so welcome there. I just signed up at Fisheters, since my husband and I eat fish on Fridays, but just got banned from posting - this in less than a month since signing up (as St.Eliza). I have no idea why since Vox doesn't respond to simple requests for an explanation. I do not necc. want to discuss Fisheaters because I do not want to go where I am (for whatever reason) unwelcome. Also I just got a job I have long wanted, and I won't have much time anyway.  

I realized some things while on Fisheters that I will be wary of here. I will explain them.

I would love some input from like-minded folk here how they deal with these things when/if they occur here:

1. I do not want to argue with folk who just want to argue for the sake of arguing. The type who only want to make their OWN points - in response to a post where this is hardly related to the thread topic. Once they are engaged in their goal, an argument, they will not acknowledge any point you make, because it's about winning for them, not sharing and arriving at understanding. I will try to identify these folk and avoid them

2. I do not want to be a target of SSPXers or others separated from Francis whose goal it is to convert me, arguing that if I have not chosen their path then I am sinning by remaining with Our Holy Mother the Church with Francis as Pope. The man is frightening just like his best buddies are. The state of the USCCB and other worldwide church hierarchy is shameful, and probably worse and more widespread than it appears. I see it, for me, as sinning to leave it, and I see our Church as being in it's passion. Who would follow Jesus through the streets of Jerusalem when he was bloody and defeated looking? Not many. I am following our Church like that. The Holy part, not the dirty part. I respect that others are following their conscience to do otherwise and I have done quite a bit of reading for the arguments to do so and the arguments are compelling. I respect the different viewpoint, and expression of it. I just don't want to be the target of their converting me.

The Church is troubled and we have to find our way. Listening and sharing is can and should be good and helpful. Jesus will save it in the end. meanwhile there are souls to be gained for Christ.


3. I want nothing to do with anyone who says "Shame on you" because you don't agree with their take on things.
 

And I have some questions:

1. If I post here about my thoughts or questions about any private revelation that the church has not made a statement against, am I going to get jumped on by folk that think all private revelation should not be looked at or discussed, because Catholics don't need to ever peek at private revelation at all? I would like to see discussion of actual reasons why a thing could not be from God. But other forums have folk that seem to be about the job of policing such discussion in order to disallow any discourse at all. Is that how it is here?

2. What topics are censored on this forum?

3. What are reasons for suspensions and bannings? Is there a procedure? Is one given a reason?

Thank you.

Several of us here have been banned from Fisheaters. That's not a big deal. IMO, Fisheaters isn't a traditional Catholic forum, but it pretends to be.
We do debate controversial subjects here, and as such, sometimes, or even oftentimes, the debate will turn into an argument. IMO, this is a place where we can try to defend a proper view on Church teachings, and learn to do it without personally attacking the other person. That's difficult to do sometimes, but we are all learning. You may find that some of your views will be challenged, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't post here.

I hope that you will try to learn more about Archbishop Lefebvre, and why he founded the SSPX, so that you will maybe understand his position on striving to maintain Tradition in the face of the Modernist takeover of the Church. You will find that sedevacantists will quite often be against Archbishop Lefebvre and what he stood for, but they don't often bring it up here. So you will see a variety of views here on the status (or non-status) of the Pope, and other issues. Traditionalists of all sorts are allowed to post here.

Archbishop Lefebvre believed that Rome is occupied by a Modernist sect. That doesn't mean that Rome is completely devoid of anything Catholic. As Bishop Williamson has said, it would be a mistake to think that there is no faith left in the Novus Ordo, but as you have seen yourself, it can be difficult to find Catholics who strive to be holy in the Novus Ordo, but they do exist.

It's not so much that the SSPX has left the Church, but that Rome has, for the most part, left behind proper Catholic teaching. The reason why some of us resist the SSPX reconciling with Rome is that we think that it's bad idea to reconcile with Modernists who are against Tradition (proper Church teaching).

When it comes to private revelation, most of us are not adverse to private revelation that has been approved by the Church before Vatican ll. I hope that you are not into the Medjugore stuff. I'm fairly sure that you won't find anyone here who will support that, and for good reason.
Title: Re: Introducing myself
Post by: Eliza10 on August 18, 2019, 02:38:58 PM
Welcome, Elizabeth

Please post in the Woman's forum down below as that tends to be a more welcoming forum for newbies.

Ignore the naysayers who like to discourage you from posting.

After you post between 10 to 100 posts, then new posting opportunities will open up to you. That is your reward for good posting and faithfulness.

In today's culture, we see a rise in narcissism, pedophilia, rioting, and demonstrations. The "Me too" movement is everywhere. Thus, many people in this forum do not like the use of the "I" or "me" pronouns. If you have listened to Obama's narcissistic speeches, he repeatedly praised himself and used the "I" or "me" words throughout his speeches. Even when he was introducing a speaker, he praised himself more than the speaker. "Before I introduce the speaker, let me introduce myself ..."  ad nauseum.  Apparently, Obama never took Speech 101 in college as one of the first speeches was that of the introduction.
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THANK you Maria! You are kind. That was very helpful. You certainly anticipated what I surely needed to hear.
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I very much appreciate the informative and insightful thoughts on Narcissism. LOL about Obama. No surprise there. Though I basically ignored that presidency, preferring to focus on all things true, right and beautiful. And he didn't happen to fit in any of those categories. [Perhaps you give that narcissist too much credit for having written his own speeches. He had narcissistic speech writers!]
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 Yes, I often notice that narcissism is widespread. It's everywhere, particularly in clergy in our infiltrated Church. When I find a priest who is not one (like one I just realized is not, at our Sunday Latin Mass - just from the couple of times he has blessed things for me, and from his homilies) it stands out, and I am filled with wonder and awe. And I know he needs prayers in this environment.
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 I thank God for teaching me clearly what Narcissism is - the best way, too - experientially (close and long term), and I now identify it rather it quickly. And yes, "I" is a marker of narcissism. But also it is a marker of one making boundaries, one who has learned through being manipulated by a narcissist, that boundaries are needed*. [On the other hand, boundaries annoy Narcissists. They feel invalidated, so it angers. They prefer open gates.]
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Thank you for telling me about Women's forum. I will look there next. Suddenly this week I surprised and blessed to be starting a long-awaited career restart, which maybe I will explain sometime later. So I can't post a lot right off, but I hoped to find a home-forum of like-minded folk for when I do. I was encouraged by Matthew's interview that this could be such a place. 
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* Solomon, and the enclosed garden, from the Song of, chapter 8: "If she be a wall"... "I am a wall" 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Eliza10 on August 18, 2019, 02:56:51 PM
I think it's based off a certain number of posts to stop trolls making new accounts to spam downvotes. Somewhere between 10-100 I think like Maria said.
You can edit them just after posting, but the option seems to disable itself after a certain length of time, or else maybe once others have replied to it. I'm not quite sure what the condition is, but all I know is I've often gone back trying to fix a typo and found myself unable.
Thank you for the useful info, forlorn. Okay I figured out the edit, that lasts only a certain amt.of time. Thanks.
Why are you "forlorn". Have you had serious setbacks? Or are you just playing on a melancholic personality type? It makes me think  of Eeyore...

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Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: forlorn on August 18, 2019, 03:47:51 PM
Thank you for the useful info, forlorn. Okay I figured out the edit, that lasts only a certain amt.of time. Thanks.
Why are you "forlorn". Have you had serious setbacks? Or are you just playing on a melancholic personality type? It makes me think  of Eeyore...

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I just tend to be quite pensive and melancholic about the way the world's going sometimes, but mostly I just like the word. There was a character in a game I played as a teen called The Forlorn Watchman, and the persona stuck with me. Also I appreciate the reference, I used to watch Winnie the Pooh when I was small, that pic is bringing me back haha. 
Title: Re: Introducing myself
Post by: Eliza10 on August 18, 2019, 04:17:58 PM
Several of us here have been banned from Fisheaters... ... I hope that you are not into the Medjugorje stuff. I'm fairly sure that you won't find anyone here who will support that, and for good reason.
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Thank you, Meg, You are also kind, and I thank you.
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The distinctions you explain here I really appreciate very much. I really do want to learn these things about my fellow trad Catholics who I have much in common with, but not all at once, and at a natural pace (basically, as I also read about things that are pertinent to me right now). [And I won't be learning from unkind people.]  I expect if I stay here as forum member I will get an education in that area. Right now I have other needs on the forum - faith and fellowship, some perspective when troubling things of our time happen, mostly. As I just mentioned above, my time is going to be monopolized starting about right now with a career move. And I especially do not want to interact with people who are going to be ugly, angry, damning and judgmental, because that is what the come her for and new people are I often a target for folks like this). So I was looking for a safe, charitable Christian place to be and maybe Women's Forum is a place to be start out.
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Well one of my two favored private revelations has been approved after Vatican 2... I'll explain on that sometime probably (I am not here to promote anything. But those things that are a part of me and I may want to mention it sometime, so that is why I asked, so I could know in what context I could mention them). 
But as to that, I do not think God abandons any place. Here is a story about that.  I remember being a new Born-again Christian, in college, where God suddenly brought in my life so many other Born-again Christians. It was as if the world had suddenly become light, and everywhere I turned, I met light-filled people that I had never dreamed existed all around me. Then, home for summer break, I got a job working in the records room of a hospital. 
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Plenty of people worked in the room with me, but no like-minded faith-filled Christians. I was sad. I prayed, "God, here I am, 40 hours a week, in a God-forsaken place. How will I make it through the summer?" That very day a very cheerful young women came down from an upstairs doctor clinic to deliver records to me. She promptly introduced herself and she said she was Christian! She had a lively faith, and she became my lunch partner, so I had a chance every day to fellowship with a Christian. After that I realized God doesn't forsake any place. Truly His angels are everywhere. So also God did not abandon the modernist Church. People who love God are there, and He has food for them. So He has sent prophets. (The evil one also has sent his false prophets, and there are more of them.) But God still works there, and everywhere.  Because He wants to save souls.
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I am not a Medjugorje fan, but I have read a lot pro and con, as I have often wanted to understand. I am confident that at that site many good things are happening, because these are Catholics gathered together in the Lord's name, seeking the Lord, and they are receiving the Sacraments - particularly Daily Mass and Confession. The stories I have heard of life-changing Confessions there are like gold. These things about Medjugorje impress me. God has not abandoned those people going there to seek Him. He is a Father who gives good gifts.
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As to the Medj. Messages and the seers, I have never found them compelling. I signed up to receive messages monthly, I think, once, and eventually realized they weren't telling me anything I didn't already know, so I stopped them. That is the part of Medjugorje that holds no interest for me. I have read pro and con Medj., both books and websites. I see the problems with persecuting, modernist bishops. I have also read some anti-Medj. stuff that I was not all-onboard with, in light of the former. But I kept it open-ended in my mind, not ruling real or not-real. Then I watched a recent Patrick Coffin show on it, and see there is a good case for something being fishy with the messages/seers.  
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But I know of those who have been blessed going there - that is a reality. [None of them, BTW, express devotion to the messages or seers]. So as I just explained, I see their positive experiences as being a grace of God. If there was deceit involved with the seers, what others planned for the bad, God turns to good. 
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Eliza10 on August 18, 2019, 04:20:39 PM
I just tend to be quite pensive and melancholic about the way the world's going sometimes, but mostly I just like the word. There was a character in a game I played as a teen called The Forlorn Watchman, and the persona stuck with me. Also I appreciate the reference, I used to watch Winnie the Pooh when I was small, that pic is bringing me back haha.
Love it!
Title: Re: Introducing myself
Post by: Meg on August 18, 2019, 06:18:14 PM
.But I know of those who have been blessed going there - that is a reality. [None of them, BTW, express devotion to the messages or seers]. So as I just explained, I see their positive experiences as being a grace of God. If there was deceit involved with the seers, what others planned for the bad, God turns to good.
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If God often brings good out of error, then there would be no real reason to search for truth. How much can you really count on God bringing good out of error? Jesus and His Apostles were clear about what's right and what's wrong, and we have the teachings of the Church (before Vatican ll) to keep us on the proper path. 

It doesn't matter if there is no devotion to the seers at Medj. It's still a form of fanaticism there, and it mainly appeals to the emotions, and emotion can only get you so far. We are to do our best to grow in holiness, and to love God and our neighbor. We can tarry in error, of course, and put off the inevitable. But eventually, we have to grow up. Growing in holiness is hard work. There are no shortcuts.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on August 18, 2019, 08:16:15 PM
I already love you, Eliza10 so I hope you are not a troll. I feel that Cathinfo has become an enchanted garden sheltered from the storms of the world and happy are those who find it. And that Matthew is a wise captain enlightened by his name saint who protects us from the howling winds and the storms.

Maybe it is just me, but I am finding peace everywhere. I am trying to convert my family and my neighborhood and my city. Of course, it is not I, but we, as all of us Catholics benefit from the same prayers. We live in the eye in the center of the hurricane. We go to an SSPX mission in Manhattan. For some reason the traditional Catholics I know in New York mostly seem to suffer, some alone. Perhaps because we live in such a bad place which someone describes as "Hades" recently.

I am ecuмenical among Catholics, more so lately than ever. I believe Francis is the Pope and that there are Catholics all over. Most of the educated have fallen, but the ignorant are still there. I find the Spanish speaking people are more faithful than the leaders. I just received Our Lord at my grandmother's Byzantine Parish and I have started going to Exposition and Benediction at my local Parish. I go to an SSPX mission, but I also greatly respect Bishop Williamson and my best friend is a sedevacantist. When I tell him I do not agree with all of his ideas such as the invalidity of ALL Novus Ordo sacraments except for Baptism and Matrimony he says "I don't know what to say." I have to visit him and bring him home-cooked cod and brown rice with no salt and some sacramentals.

Lately I am feeling the Church has become a mirror of the souls which reflect the state of the soul of every believer. The good will see the holiness and the wicked will see the corruption. I can not explain it rightly. It is far beyond my understanding.

I know a woman from Church named Cora. She is an old Filipino woman. She prays all the time. She is now all alone in West Virginia where she suffers and prays. She calls me on the phone. We are all trying to save the world with our prayers.

My wildflower garden is going very well. It is like I have found the secret to growing wildflowers. Throw the seeds on the ground. And then honor thy father and mother. And then the seeds will grow  and the flowers will multiply and you will end up with a beautiful garden of wild flowers grown from seeds and not bought from a gardener. Obedience makes the flowers grow. And all the insects and animals and birds will cooperate with you to make your garden flourish. And then the gardens of your neighbors will flourish and the forest around your house will be full of beautiful plants and animals and the trees will bear fruit and the harvests will be plentiful and the birds will fly together in flocks and everything will be right in your corner of the world. As right as it can be. If one man in the whole world would simply obey his parents perfectly, the devil would be cast into hell and chained down there for a thousand years and a billion souls will be saved. But none of us know how to obey. So we must pray for obedience. And silence. O my Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thy heart.
Title: Re: Introducing myself
Post by: Eliza10 on August 18, 2019, 08:18:43 PM

If God often brings good out of error, then there would be no real reason to search for truth. How much can you really count on God bringing good out of error? Jesus and His Apostles were clear about what's right and what's wrong, and we have the teachings of the Church (before Vatican ll) to keep us on the proper path. 

It doesn't matter if there is no devotion to the seers at Medj. It's still a form of fanaticism there, and it mainly appeals to the emotions, and emotion can only get you so far. We are to do our best to grow in holiness, and to love God and our neighbor. We can tarry in error, of course, and put off the inevitable. But eventually, we have to grow up. Growing in holiness is hard work. There are no shortcuts.
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I completely agree, Meg. Yet we are all full of error when we first turn to God and ask, "God, please answer me." He doesn't wait til we are in the right state or even the right church. I wasn't. I was raised Protestant, and I had a chance to go to the a Catholic Church after committing my life to Christ, but it seemed unwise, since all the devout people I knew were Protestant...
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But obviously you know that. It's just that lately, I have increasingly had a heart for all those so far from God, who can't be approached with what they are doing wrong. They have to be met where they are, and above all they need to see the love of God for them in us. They must grow in holiness, yes. But first they need to connect to God by knowing they are loved. Because of these I am endeavoring to grow in holiness, so I can be always connected to God so that I can hear His voice when He wants me to say or do something to serve Him in saving souls.
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As an adult I was always looking for a good Evangelical Protestant Church where I could grow on the meat of the word. There were weekly Bible studies, Women's Bible Conferences, Ladies Retreats, and Sunday School, and I took advantage of them all. When I was home with the child I was blessed with, there was Moms' Bible study. There was always an altar call in church or those turning their life over to Christ. It was the culmination of every church service. It only emphasized in me the need for something more. (I remember eagerly reading Catherine Marshall's Something More. That title - and her reaching in life - reflected that same inner urge I had.)
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One day my husband had a bunch of men in from church after a day of hunting, for a hot meal. They regalled each other with hunting stories and one man sat somewhat apart near the end of the table, not taking part. I watched him sitting there contemplatively, and he said slowly, "I've been wondering - How do you grow in holiness?" I was struck! Yes, How do you do it? He had put into words the very urge I had in my heart. But neither of us knew. But that moment was one of those "magnifying glass" moments, that God, or my angel (well both of course) wanted me to see, and to remember, as important..
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Years later when I was headed for where I never dreamed or desired to be - Catholic, and I was uncovering visions of the heaps of gold, the spiritual riches of the Church, I remembered that moment. And I knew - the Sacraments! That's how! And the Magisterium! The Saints! God has richly shown us the way..
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Eliza10 on August 18, 2019, 09:37:07 PM
....My wildflower garden is going very well. It is like I have found the secret to growing wildflowers. Throw the seeds on the ground. And then honor thy father and mother. And then the seeds will grow  and the flowers will multiply and you will end up with a beautiful garden of wild flowers grown from seeds and not bought from a gardener. Obedience makes the flowers grow. And all the insects and animals and birds will cooperate with you to make your garden flourish. And then the gardens of your neighbors will flourish and the forest around your house will be full of beautiful plants and animals and the trees will bear fruit and the harvests will be plentiful and the birds will fly together in flocks and everything will be right in your corner of the world. As right as it can be. If one man in the whole world would simply obey his parents perfectly, the devil would be cast into hell and chained down there for a thousand years and a billion souls will be saved. But none of us know how to obey. So we must pray for obedience. And silence. O my Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thy heart.
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Aw, Matto, I love you too!  
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I love to read what you write. I feel that reading what you write is a reminder to myself to keep things more simple (I can over-complicate things) and trust God, and that my best thinking (which is nowhere near approaching that of St. Thomas Aquinas) is surely straw, so, I should let it go and quiet my mind and let God speak and act. 
Also, this quality of yours is a good advertisement for SSPX.❤️  
Yes, Catholics under Dolan and his predecessors must truly suffer, increasingly so in these days.  :(

Yes, I keep thinking that faith often must be more pure among the less educated.  I don't have a lot of interaction with Hispanics where I am, but we see them at Adoration, at our nearby city's Basilica. Also in a previous job I worked with students of many backgrounds, and I found the Hispanics especially lovable. The strong family bonds make wholesome kids. And Hispanic folk have been on my mind since hearing of an older male hispanic teen who was lured and sɛҳuąƖly abused by a priest predator. I thought of how his parents trusted priests, and how the predator priest knew this and took advantage of it. What pain for that family!
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I would like to eventually learn more about Bsp.Williamson because he also loves the works of Maria Valtorta. Since he is controversial (a controversy I am not informed on), I know I just earned some down-likes for that. But first of all I am not counting, and second of all I know you won't judge me that way.
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Home-cooked Cod and brown rice. How nice. I will take mine with sea salt, please.  ;D
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Lately I am feeling the Church has become a mirror of the souls which reflect the state of the soul of every believer. The good will see the holiness and the wicked will see the corruption. I can not explain it rightly. It is far beyond my understanding.
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I love that. I have been seeing the corruption, but when I seek it (because I seek understanding), I feel further from God and know that I must instead concentrate on the good, and never any new learning to the detriment of devotions. [My husband and I gave up leisure TV for Lent (we already limit what we watch anyway) and instead watched TnT or CM shows, thereby all at once learning much about the scandals...but we are both now feeling we need a break from it.]
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I will pray for Cora in Virginia. Please thank her for me for saying prayers and offering suffering for the world. I am truly grateful to her. 
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I love what you said here about your wildflower garden.
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This summer it looked like I was not going to get the work I wanted in the fall, and with day to day budget concerns, my great plans to redesign the yard necessarily made no progress at all in these long awaited summer days. 
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After awhile (not right away!) I found peace in where God had me right now, and I realized: I had never put these fantastical yard plans before God. What if it wasn't His plan for me to spend money making major improvements on this 100 year old yard (that doesn't seemed to have been loved in decades)?  
I love flowers, you see, but it seems I should not plant anything until first, the yard is "fixed".  It needs to be leveled and graded properly, and then it needs fresh, even topsoil, and new proper grass. And then planting beds, here and here, just so.. And these perennials there, and those flowering bushes there. And vines. A dogwood. A weeping cherry. And maybe we really need a stone wall, here. So much planning. So much thinking... 
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Well maybe a wildflower garden would be the very thing next year, unless God gives me the go-ahead for this or that other thing... 
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Oh, and your thoughts on obedience! Thank you. What a wonderful opportunity to learn this important virtue God gives us when we are young, when He makes it so clear we are to be obedient to our parents. I always was obedient to them - except, when it was inconvenient. How many missed opportunities that God had planned for me! But yet I will always be a child who needs to focus on obedience. Maybe that can start by offering God my dreams and plans, and always saying "Only if it's your will, God." 
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And, "What is your will, God?"  Do you ever ask that, Matto? 
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on August 18, 2019, 10:01:57 PM
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Aw, Matto, I love you too!
 
.And, "What is your will, God?"  Do you ever ask that, Matto?
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I try to discern what God's will is. And when I am confused I sometimes ask for help. But now that you ask, I do not ask this enough. I try to see God in my superiors, most often in my parents so I try to obey them. But I do ask God when I have questions (but more often I ask the Blessed Mother or Gemma as I more often pray for their intercession than directly to God). Like I am looking for work after being disabled for a while, so I wonder what type of job God wills for me, and I want to get married and I ask God who I should marry and what kind of girl. But I probably don't ask enough. I have had prayers answered, but never in a direct command way, like hearing God's voice, but I think God gives me clues and suggestions (I think God gives everyone clues and suggestions but some people are too blind to see them).
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Eliza10 on August 18, 2019, 10:40:34 PM
I try to discern what God's will is. And when I am confused I sometimes ask for help. But now that you ask, I do not ask this enough. I try to see God in my superiors, most often in my parents so I try to obey them. But I do ask God when I have questions (but more often I ask the Blessed Mother or Gemma as I more often pray for their intercession than directly to God). Like I am looking for work after being disabled for a while, so I wonder what type of job God wills for me, and I want to get married and I ask God who I should marry and what kind of girl. But I probably don't ask enough. I have had prayers answered, but never in a direct command way, like hearing God's voice, but I think God gives me clues and suggestions (I think God gives everyone clues and suggestions but some people are too blind to see them).
Maybe you do ask it enough. There is just walking in faith, and being obedient to God's will in your everyday life, as you seem to do. I am just thinking for myself, as I am always planning, and full of ideas, that this is an area I have not submitted to God enough in my life.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Aragorn151 on August 18, 2019, 11:23:04 PM
So, do you introduce yourself here? 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on August 18, 2019, 11:50:54 PM
Go ahead! Don't be shy!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on August 19, 2019, 06:53:31 AM
So, do you introduce yourself here?
Let us all pray that you find your Arwen. I will reveal a secret of my soul. For some reason I am more drawn to Luthien than to Arwen and find that Beren one hand was more fortunate than Aragorn, even though Aragorn was the King and remained whole while Beren was disfigured. I would rather live anonymously on an enchanted island with the Silmaril in my beautiful wife's tiara until death comes and heaven awaits, than to be the rightful king of the restored Kingdom. So I prefer the Simlarillion to The Lord of the Rings. Is that blasphemy . . .?

If you remember, they both defeated Sauron, but Beren faced off against Morgoth and Morgoth was the greater foe. Sauron was only his servant.
Title: Re: Introducing myself
Post by: Meg on August 19, 2019, 10:43:02 AM
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I completely agree, Meg. Yet we are all full of error when we first turn to God and ask, "God, please answer me." He doesn't wait til we are in the right state or even the right church. I wasn't. I was raised Protestant, and I had a chance to go to the a Catholic Church after committing my life to Christ, but it seemed unwise, since all the devout people I knew were Protestant...
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But obviously you know that. It's just that lately, I have increasingly had a heart for all those so far from God, who can't be approached with what they are doing wrong. They have to be met where they are, and above all they need to see the love of God for them in us. They must grow in holiness, yes. But first they need to connect to God by knowing they are loved. Because of these I am endeavoring to grow in holiness, so I can be always connected to God so that I can hear His voice when He wants me to say or do something to serve Him in saving souls.
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As an adult I was always looking for a good Evangelical Protestant Church where I could grow on the meat of the word. There were weekly Bible studies, Women's Bible Conferences, Ladies Retreats, and Sunday School, and I took advantage of them all. When I was home with the child I was blessed with, there was Moms' Bible study. There was always an altar call in church or those turning their life over to Christ. It was the culmination of every church service. It only emphasized in me the need for something more. (I remember eagerly reading Catherine Marshall's Something More. That title - and her reaching in life - reflected that same inner urge I had.)
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One day my husband had a bunch of men in from church after a day of hunting, for a hot meal. They regalled each other with hunting stories and one man sat somewhat apart near the end of the table, not taking part. I watched him sitting there contemplatively, and he said slowly, "I've been wondering - How do you grow in holiness?" I was struck! Yes, How do you do it? He had put into words the very urge I had in my heart. But neither of us knew. But that moment was one of those "magnifying glass" moments, that God, or my angel (well both of course) wanted me to see, and to remember, as important..
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Years later when I was headed for where I never dreamed or desired to be - Catholic, and I was uncovering visions of the heaps of gold, the spiritual riches of the Church, I remembered that moment. And I knew - the Sacraments! That's how! And the Magisterium! The Saints! God has richly shown us the way..
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All Catholics are called upon to grow in holiness. You say above that "They have to be met where they are," which is, by the way, the Pope Francis method also. You also say that "They need to connect with God by knowing they are loved." That's yet another modernist and very Pope Francis way of viewing the Catholic faith. The Novus Ordo parishes harp on those two things continually.

I don't think you understand that one of our foremost duties as Catholics is to love God with all of our heart and soul and being. We are not children who have to be coddled and loved. We are the ones' who need to learn to love God above all things. That's what Our Lord said Himself. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Eliza10 on August 19, 2019, 08:57:03 PM
Meg's I am devoted to St. Therese the Little Flower. I love her simple love just how she expresses it. She is the kind of missionary want to emulate. ...

Hello to Aragorn!
Title: Re: Introducing myself
Post by: ByzCat3000 on August 19, 2019, 09:10:58 PM
All Catholics are called upon to grow in holiness. You say above that "They have to be met where they are," which is, by the way, the Pope Francis method also. You also say that "They need to connect with God by knowing they are loved." That's yet another modernist and very Pope Francis way of viewing the Catholic faith. The Novus Ordo parishes harp on those two things continually.

I don't think you understand that one of our foremost duties as Catholics is to love God with all of our heart and soul and being. We are not children who have to be coddled and loved. We are the ones' who need to learn to love God above all things. That's what Our Lord said Himself.
"Meeting someone where they are" can mean a lot of different things. I'd ask for clarification if unsure.

I mean Paul IN ONE SENSE did so with the Athenians.

Francis is bad because he strains Pelagian and acts like "good people go to heaven"
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Aragorn151 on August 19, 2019, 10:19:45 PM
So, I'm Dominic. I found out about this forum by looking into the most niche sede nonsense I've ever come across, that is, Pope Michael I. I forget where it was even mentioned. XD I'm not SSPX so I hope that doesn't disturb anyone. I attend a diocesan latin mass on sundays. And I waste way too much time on the internet as you could probably tell. XD 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ByzCat3000 on August 19, 2019, 10:23:32 PM
LOL!  I'm friends with "Pope" Michael on Facebook.  Good guy, but absurd of course.  Technically not sede, however.  Conclavist.

I go to a Byzantine Liturgy so...
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Syracuse on August 19, 2019, 10:25:29 PM
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So, I'm Dominic. I found out about this forum by looking into the most niche sede nonsense I've ever come across, that is, Pope Michael I. I forget where it was even mentioned. XD I'm not SSPX so I hope that doesn't disturb anyone. I attend a diocesan latin mass on sundays. And I waste way too much time on the internet as you could probably tell. XD

So by going to a diocesan latin Mass, you're acknowledging that the Novus Ordo sacrilege is a legitimate and Catholic Mass, and the primary Mass in the Roman rite. You're supporting the beast.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Aragorn151 on August 19, 2019, 11:06:03 PM
Ahhhaha, I love it. God bless you laddie. :) I really hope you're not the type that would rather miss mass than to attend a non-sspx latin mass. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Syracuse on August 19, 2019, 11:13:29 PM
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I really hope you're not the type that would rather miss mass than to attend a non-sspx latin mass.
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I really hope you're not the type that would rather miss a real Tridentine Mass offered by clerics who reject the counterfeit church, than attend a great sacrilege because it's more convenient for you to attend it.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Aragorn151 on August 19, 2019, 11:22:26 PM
What's a "real" tridentine mass?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Syracuse on August 19, 2019, 11:27:18 PM
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What's a "real" tridentine mass?

This forum is for Catholics adhering to holy tradition, not people putting themselves "out there" to be proselytized. It's up to you to seek God. God knows the hearts on man. If you are sincere, He will show you way.

I advise you to become Catholic and then return to the forum.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Aragorn151 on August 19, 2019, 11:37:04 PM
I asked you a question of theological import and something necessary for me to understand if I am to be Catholic in your eyes. Perhaps God is to use you to bring me into the truth which you speak of. What's a "real" tridentine mass? Help me to be Catholic. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Eliza10 on August 19, 2019, 11:59:44 PM
So, I'm Dominic. I found out about this forum by looking into the most niche sede nonsense I've ever come across, that is, Pope Michael I. I forget where it was even mentioned. XD I'm not SSPX so I hope that doesn't disturb anyone. I attend a diocesan latin mass on sundays. And I waste way too much time on the internet as you could probably tell. XD
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Hi Dominic!
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I am a newbie here getting my feet wet. My understanding was Traditional Catholics are welcome here even if not schooled in all things SSPX-related. I see Syracuse was just very unkind to you. He has only 47 posts, so maybe wait for some more feedback before you run away.
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As you can see from my introduction in this thread, not much before yours, I got rude feedback too (and also some nice, like forlorn's!). Some on the welcoming committee at Cathinfo are not  overly enthusiastic about new folk. [And you can't go hide from them in the Woman's Forum like I can]. It can feel a bit like being sharkbait. I have 5 downvotes and four upvotes (already!). One could conclude I am disliked more than I am liked. So you are not alone with your downvotes (only people who have been here awhile can give you down and up votes; I cannot give you any, as I would for your courageous candidness).
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But I am going to give it a little time. I will ignore the sharks who make their identities clear. Personally I feel as if I have more in common with SSPX and related groups than not. But some folks have been nice, and perhaps the sharks here are just more "activated", or starving for a fight. :boxer:
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My husband and I attend a Diosesan Latin Mass on Sundays. Are you in NE USA?
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"I really hope you're not the type that would rather miss mass than to attend a non-sspx latin mass."
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But many here are truly following their convicted conscience to do just that. Just like you and I are following our convicted conscience not to miss a Sunday Mass, even if circuмstances means that has to be a NO.  I would hope that the graces people receive in the beautiful SSPX Mass would be enough to make them to be able to muster respect the sincere conscience other Catholics who are not (perhaps, yet) where they are now.  If not, something is WRONG with them (or their choices) IMO.
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Syracuse on August 20, 2019, 12:05:22 AM
Read a Roman Missal issued from 1570 - 1962, and see for yourself. Better yet, go to one that's not offered by a priest who approves of the Paul VI sacrilege as licit and Catholic.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Eliza10 on August 20, 2019, 12:08:07 AM
P.S. The Tridentine Mass is just the name for the Latin Mass we go to on Sundays, whether is SSPX, FSSP, or diosesan. The NO is that other, conventional, very sad Mass imposed on most Catholics.

I have to run. Hope you don't get beat up on too much!  :fryingpan:
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Syracuse on August 20, 2019, 12:16:36 AM
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P.S. The Tridentine Mass is just the name for the Latin Mass we go to on Sundays, whether is SSPX, FSSP, or diosesan. The NO is that other, conventional, very sad Mass imposed on most Catholics.

Wrong. It's not just a name. The diosesan mass isn't Tridentine. It's a warped, mongrelized "mass" with Latin language and rites. The FSSP is offered by clerics whose very acts acknowledge that the Novus Ordo sacrilege is "Catholic" and "licit".
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Eliza10 on August 20, 2019, 01:16:13 AM
Dominic, I will share something I just learned, having been here just slightly longer than you. (But I have been working very hard to get the lay of the land, because I want to know if this is a benign place, or not. I am learning!)

You should know that you are not allowed to use the "like" and "dislike" buttons. Only regular (not newcomer) members can use those buttons. They are the (swarm of) judges, and you, the newcomer, are here to be judged. You heretic.  :heretic:

In my first good insider look here at SSPX and SSPX-related groups (I thought it was "Trad Cath" but now inside, I think unless I am in some ways related to SSPX I am in fact a disdained outsider to a chunk of folk here), I am beginning to get the idea that this is an insiders group that probably judges each other quite a bit.  Members of this group of elites, who are so much better than us, work to keep each other toeing the line. That certainly works to feel a bit like being constantly battered to many for these elitists, who must work tirelessly to adjust and align their life so they can avoid being judged for doing it wrong. This is all very tiring. But a newbie showing up here is a delightful opportunity to turn it around and enjoy being the smug batterer, rather than the battered!  That explains the "sharkbait" feeling I got right off.

(https://www.cathinfo.com/Smileys/classic/fryingpan.gif)


If you aren't already an insider, then you just aren't good enough. And you being "ignorant you" means that you have nothing to offer. Just a lot to criticize (and dislike).

(There are nice folks here too, and I am thankful. I would like to know these like-minded, sincere Catholics better, but I am beginning to doubt I can handle exposing myself to the very real element of ugliness and unkindness, whatever size it is, that is deeply rooted and at home here. And I just cannot understand how exposure to such a beautiful Mass would not transform people to be more Christlike. How?)  
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Eliza10 on August 20, 2019, 01:21:17 AM
Wrong. It's not just a name. The diosesan mass isn't Tridentine. It's a warped, mongrelized "mass" with Latin language and rites. The FSSP is offered by clerics whose very acts acknowledge that the Novus Ordo sacrilege is "Catholic" and "licit".
You haven't seen "mongrelized" until you attend a Latin NO Mass. (It's a unique hybridized version of Catholics trying to be Protestant.)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: forlorn on August 20, 2019, 05:55:32 AM
I asked you a question of theological import and something necessary for me to understand if I am to be Catholic in your eyes. Perhaps God is to use you to bring me into the truth which you speak of. What's a "real" tridentine mass? Help me to be Catholic.
The Tridentine Mass is the rite of Mass used in the Church from the Council of Trent(tridentine comes from the word Trent) in the 1500s up to Vatican 2. Although Trent only marks the standardisation of that rite, the rite has existed in some form or another since time immemorial. Trad Catholics are those who are for some reason or another opposed to Vatican 2 and the Novus Ordo rite(the vernacular masses you'll see in any local Catholic church), and so attend Tridentine masses.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Stubborn on August 20, 2019, 05:56:08 AM
I asked you a question of theological import and something necessary for me to understand if I am to be Catholic in your eyes. Perhaps God is to use you to bring me into the truth which you speak of. What's a "real" tridentine mass? Help me to be Catholic.
Hi Dominic and welcome aboard!

I just want to drop in for a second and add my 2 pennies into the pond for your consideration and for the consideration of others in the same situation.......


Fr. Wathen:
People should know that attending the Indult Mass represents a very serious compromise of their faith. Before a bishop allows the Traditional Latin Mass in one of his Novus Ordo churches, according to papal direction, he exacts this commitment: Those to whom the Mass is made available must give a verbal acceptance to the Second Vatican Council and to the new mass. Whether they know it or not, everyone who attends the Indult Mass makes the same implicit commitment. In the days of the Rome persecutions, a Catholic could escape martyrdom if he would burn the tiniest pinch of incense before one of the countless Roman gods. The commitment which the pope and bishops require is that pinch of incense.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on August 20, 2019, 07:53:29 AM
And I waste way too much time on the internet as you could probably tell. XD
Perhaps this is true, I also waste time on the internet. But in my mind, the time you spend on Cathinfo is not wasted.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on August 20, 2019, 07:58:38 AM
I have 5 downvotes and four upvotes (already!). One could conclude I am disliked more than I am liked. So you are not alone with your downvotes (only people who have been here awhile can give you down and up votes; I cannot give you any, as I would for your courageous candidness).
Do not worry about up votes and down votes. Often down-votes come from misunderstanding and not from true dislike. Many of the greatest Saints were outcasts who were seemingly hated, even by the elect, until after the time of their deaths. Didn't Saint Benedict's monks who were below him try to poison him because they did not want to follow his rule?
Title: Re: Introducing myself
Post by: Meg on August 20, 2019, 01:30:13 PM
"Meeting someone where they are" can mean a lot of different things. I'd ask for clarification if unsure.

I mean Paul IN ONE SENSE did so with the Athenians.

Francis is bad because he strains Pelagian and acts like "good people go to heaven"

I agree that it can mean different things, but to Pope Francis, and often with Novus Ordo Catholics, it often means that we accept and are okay with whatever "lifestyle" they are attuned to, and we overlook any problems such as co-habitation, ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖity, etc, in hopes that maybe someday, they will be okay with what the Church actually teaches and insists on (or used to insist on).

Pope Francis is very much into the "meeting someone where they are," which coincides with "accompaniment." The problem with that view is that there is not a clear teaching given to those whom are "met where they are," because it might, for example, cause them to turn away from conversion. But that's a BIG problem, because they absolutely need to know what proper Church teaching is, even if there's a chance that they might reject it and not convert. It may be inconvenient to live as Our Lord expects us to, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't do it.

Some of the Apostles themselves were not happy when Our Lord said that divorce and remarriage is not allowed. But that did not stop Our Lord from proclaiming the truth.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Meg on August 20, 2019, 01:35:58 PM
Dominic, I will share something I just learned, having been here just slightly longer than you. (But I have been working very hard to get the lay of the land, because I want to know if this is a benign place, or not. I am learning!)

You should know that you are not allowed to use the "like" and "dislike" buttons. Only regular (not newcomer) members can use those buttons. They are the (swarm of) judges, and you, the newcomer, are here to be judged. You heretic.  :heretic:

In my first good insider look here at SSPX and SSPX-related groups (I thought it was "Trad Cath" but now inside, I think unless I am in some ways related to SSPX I am in fact a disdained outsider to a chunk of folk here), I am beginning to get the idea that this is an insiders group that probably judges each other quite a bit.  Members of this group of elites, who are so much better than us, work to keep each other toeing the line. That certainly works to feel a bit like being constantly battered to many for these elitists, who must work tirelessly to adjust and align their life so they can avoid being judged for doing it wrong. This is all very tiring. But a newbie showing up here is a delightful opportunity to turn it around and enjoy being the smug batterer, rather than the battered!  That explains the "sharkbait" feeling I got right off.

(https://www.cathinfo.com/Smileys/classic/fryingpan.gif)


If you aren't already an insider, then you just aren't good enough. And you being "ignorant you" means that you have nothing to offer. Just a lot to criticize (and dislike).

(There are nice folks here too, and I am thankful. I would like to know these like-minded, sincere Catholics better, but I am beginning to doubt I can handle exposing myself to the very real element of ugliness and unkindness, whatever size it is, that is deeply rooted and at home here. And I just cannot understand how exposure to such a beautiful Mass would not transform people to be more Christlike. How?)  

I hope that you stick around, Eliza. You seem to think that you already know it all (I'm like that too), but that approach isn't going to work well here. There's a lot you can learn here, if you decide to develop a thicker skin. The Catholic Faith isn't all about peace and love, as you have perhaps been led to believe.

Perhaps you should try to understand why you have downvotes. I know why I have a lot of them, but it's okay. I don't mind. 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Marys Anawim on August 20, 2019, 04:07:11 PM
Hi my name is Melody ;D...
I was born and raised in the nous ordo, but was really a worldling...

when I was 21 had a "conversion" into the Charismatic Movement in Bronx, ny. 
I met my husband there and slowly God has brought us to the traditional latin mass in south jersey
 and more recently to the understanding of the traditional "sects". 

we attend an SSPX mass in Philly, but have the mindset of the resistance (mainly because we do not agree with the desire of the SSPX to cozy up with and have unity with Rome, when Rome has essentially lost the faith).

We have 5 beautiful children and have homeschooled since the beginning :laugh2:

we are hoping and praying to move to the mountains of the Dominican Republic 
and have a small catholic community there as we live simple, humble, charitable, penitential lives through this crazy time (which I believe to be the beginning of the chastisement.

Love the Catholic faith and life :)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on August 20, 2019, 04:32:53 PM
Hi my name is Melody ;D...
Hi Melody. Do you pray to Saint Cecelia often? 
My opinions change like the wind but I now think the most beautiful girl in the world is named Cecelia.
I love the name Melody as I love music. I am learning how to play the guitar.
My favorite name for a girl is Marina, which makes perfect sense if you know me well enough.
Shakespeare wrote a play called Pericles (but they think that he only wrote part of it). The part that he wrote is my favorite of Shakespeare's comedies, and Marina is my favorite female character in Shakespeare's plays, except of course for Cordelia.
God bless you and welcome to our little forum.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on August 20, 2019, 05:02:18 PM
Welcome Melody! Congratulations of your 5 beautiful children. Maybe over time we can learn more about you plans. Very interesting.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: ByzCat3000 on August 20, 2019, 07:26:08 PM
So by going to a diocesan latin Mass, you're acknowledging that the Novus Ordo sacrilege is a legitimate and Catholic Mass, and the primary Mass in the Roman rite. You're supporting the beast.
Says who?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Eliza10 on August 20, 2019, 09:04:06 PM
I hope that you stick around, Eliza. You seem to think that you already know it all (I'm like that too), but that approach isn't going to work well here. There's a lot you can learn here, if you decide to develop a thicker skin. The Catholic Faith isn't all about peace and love, as you have perhaps been led to believe.

Perhaps you should try to understand why you have downvotes. I know why I have a lot of them, but it's okay. I don't mind.
Thanks, Meg.  I really don't know it all, I just know what I know, and say it. When I do there is openness to correction but "You're wrong I'm right" isn't enough to convince me of anything. I don't mind other people saying they see it another way. I just don't like rudeness. And I am willing to be corrected in my wrong thinking but not just because someone says so - it have to understand it and know it to be true. God gives us discernment if we seek it. But I believe that corrections and information given to the uninformed should be given in a kind, Christlike way, or at least a neutral, not condemning way. (Unless it is some kind of urgent situation). So I think it better to ignore rude folk until they can find some decent way to say what is on their mind. If they know something I need to know, I trust God to will bring it to me another way, through a kind, or at least normal person.  People should not treat other people like everyone needs a thick skin all the time. So if they do they are unlikely to get my attention. 
Hmm, the Catholic faith isn't about peace and love. Well, I work with children, and they aren't all from Christian homes, and I need to be peaceful and loving even under high stress situations. It is something I cannot maintain on my own but need to be walking with our Lord, offering up my day and also things as they happen, and evaluating how I did that day, and I need to receive the Sacraments as often as possible and sit before the Lord in the Eucharist regularly and also be strict about my disciplines. This is what I try to do and I know I can do more but this is what I am doing now. I often meditate on the sorrowful mysteries and that isn't much peace and love. Well it is love. I often think of the children at Fatima and their very, very serious faces. They of course are an example to us. Maybe that is what you mean by it not being about peace and love?
I have watched a bunch of TnT with my husband, though not lately, as we both happened, for whatever reason, to take a lot less interest this summer. But we often watch CM (which is nice and short), because I want to understand the reality we are living in. Also because I became Catholic in a very liberal diocese, and so much was off in so many ways, CM's reporting 9also Taylor's Infiltration) explains to me WHY, and puts so many stray pieces of the puzzle together for me. However in order to still have peace after watching it, I find that I need to pray my rosary before I watch it... (I mean already have prayed it that day).
I know I can be doing more, but doing that to help me maintain the peace of God in me, and being loving to the people in my life, and including a new sort of "hard case" person God has put in my life, is my vocation right now. And my career with children. It's not a Christian environment, but I exist "in the world but not of the world"...
When I change on a thing, it can sometimes be a sudden turn around, because of sudden clarity and conviction, but more often it is by degrees that Gods leads me, bringing me to understanding of every change I make in my life that He has pointed me to. And I need to have understanding and peace about a thing - peace and conviction that it is God's way, before I jump in (at which point I am all in).  Which is why I said I was wary here of being the object of concerted conversion attempts.
It's interesting because I came here to fellowship with other TradCaths with no interest in learning about SSPX at all. Then in and looking around, I find I am in a conclave of sorts, which is not what I expected. So if people can show a modicuм of tolerance for someone who does not know all about something they know all about and are committed to, I might end up learning about what I never thought i was too interested in learning about. And maybe it will turn out that God had a reason for that.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JezusDeKoning on August 20, 2019, 09:32:31 PM
Meg is right — you must develop a spirit of humility and acceptance that you're always learning if you want a pleasant experience here.

There is a user like you, named Banezian. He consistently thought he was his own supreme authority and refused to admit he was wrong, which we all have to do. There are very few, in 2019, adult cradle Trads. You can look up his reputation score, which speaks for itself.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on August 20, 2019, 10:27:05 PM
It's interesting because I came here to fellowship with other TradCaths with no interest in learning about SSPX at all. Then in and looking around, I find I am in a conclave of sorts, which is not what I expected. So if people can show a modicuм of tolerance for someone who does not know all about something they know all about and are committed to, I might end up learning about what I never thought i was too interested in learning about. And maybe it will turn out that God had a reason for that.
Cathinfo has always had a diverse crowd. Our captain allows Catholics of various stripes to post here. When the forum was in its youth it was officially sympathetic with the SSPX. And then when it reached its adulthood it became sympathetic to "the resistance" which is an unofficial nickname for those priests who left the SSPX and now support Bishop Williamson, a former SSPX Bishop who was expelled and is now independent. But all kinds of Catholics are allowed.
There are those who go to the "Novus Ordo" or the "Ordinary Form," and those go to the various Eastern Rites, but the majority go the the traditional Latin Mass or the "Extraordinary Form". But there are different kinds of Catholics who attend the Latin Mass and they have different ideas. If you stay here you can learn about all of them.

As a new member we should be kind to you. In my experience some trads have a temper and some think they know everything, but in general I have known more good than bad, but perhaps I am simply fortunate. So welcome to our forum. I hope it pleases you. sometimes we argue and get mad, but we all mean well. And when someone comes along who does not mean well, he is usually banned. And everyone is happy (except for me. I usually want clemency for the banned, no matter the reason and I pridefully think I know better than our captain. As proof that he was right, on occasion he offers clemency to the banned, but the banned usually deny this mercy. However one of my favorite posters, Ladislaus was banned and he was offered pardon and he accepted and now he is one of the most prominent posters).

In my current state, as I am now, and as a mortal I am always changing. I offer friendship to all Catholics and I think there are Catholics in many places.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on August 20, 2019, 10:45:20 PM
Meg is right — you must develop a spirit of humility and acceptance that you're always learning if you want a pleasant experience here.

There is a user like you, named Banezian. He consistently thought he was his own supreme authority and refused to admit he was wrong, which we all have to do. There are very few, in 2019, adult cradle Trads. You can look up his reputation score, which speaks for itself.
I looked up Banezian out of curiosity and he's not there!
In the olden days I believe that the name remained but labelled "banned". Not so.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Syracuse on August 20, 2019, 11:29:44 PM
Quote
Says who?

Says reality. If you can't see it, you really don't understand the Crisis in the Church.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Syracuse on August 20, 2019, 11:33:57 PM
False trads like to compartmentalize (going to diocesan and FSSP services) which helps them rationalize supporting the beast.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: JezusDeKoning on August 21, 2019, 01:27:11 AM
I looked up Banezian out of curiosity and he's not there!
In the olden days I believe that the name remained but labelled "banned". Not so.
https://imgur.com/a/n1YZaLk (https://imgur.com/a/n1YZaLk)
You don't get to a ratio like that being a pleasant human being.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Alexandria on August 21, 2019, 07:12:46 AM
Meg is right — you must develop a spirit of humility and acceptance that you're always learning if you want a pleasant experience here.

There is a user like you, named Banezian. He consistently thought he was his own supreme authority and refused to admit he was wrong, which we all have to do. There are very few, in 2019, adult cradle Trads. You can look up his reputation score, which speaks for itself.
Both Meg and you are right.  She comes off like a proud know-it-all.  Plus, who has time to read treatise posts? 
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Meg on August 21, 2019, 04:54:13 PM

Hmm, the Catholic faith isn't about peace and love.

You are misquoting what I said. I said the Catholic Faith isn't ALL about peace and love. Do you understand the difference?

Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Glycogen on August 25, 2019, 12:36:03 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm here to rock the Catholic peloton and chew bubble gum, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Bataar on September 05, 2019, 03:24:03 AM
Hello, everyone, I'm new here.

Grew up in the Seattle area. Was raised in the Novus Ordo (spent some years at a Byzantine Catholic church), but my mom was definitely traditionally minded. Went to my first TLM last year at a FSSP parish. Didn't like it at first, but it definitely grew on me. My mom started me watching Taylor Marshall videos on YouTube and that lead me to more traditional Catholic videos. I stumbled onto videos by Bishop Sanborn and after watching several of them, I'm borderline Sedevacantist. I haven't fully committed yet, but I'm definitely leaning that way.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Viva Cristo Rey on September 05, 2019, 03:38:17 AM
Welcome!
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Wollyram on September 06, 2019, 01:01:57 AM
Hello,
I'm an ex Jєωιѕн atheist turned mere christian looking to become a catholic, I live in Jerusalem, work the night shift and play vidya on my off time.

Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on September 06, 2019, 04:40:48 AM
Welcome Wollyram.

I hope that you will learn a lot on CathInfo and come to a deep knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  

What is  Vidya?
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: forlorn on September 06, 2019, 06:10:07 AM
What is  Vidya?
Video games.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on September 06, 2019, 07:46:38 AM
Hello, everyone, I'm new here.

Grew up in the Seattle area. Was raised in the Novus Ordo (spent some years at a Byzantine Catholic church), but my mom was definitely traditionally minded. Went to my first TLM last year at a FSSP parish. Didn't like it at first, but it definitely grew on me. My mom started me watching Taylor Marshall videos on YouTube and that lead me to more traditional Catholic videos. I stumbled onto videos by Bishop Sanborn and after watching several of them, I'm borderline Sedevacantist. I haven't fully committed yet, but I'm definitely leaning that way.

I once leaned sedevacantist, but now I believe Francis is the Pope (but I think there are good Catholics on both sides of the issue). I love the Byzantine Rite. My Grandmother was Byzantine and looked up to her. And their Liturgy is good. Even the sedevacantists I know go to the Divine Liturgy and respect their priesthood and receive the sacraments from them when they refuse to receive the sacraments from Novus Ordo priests. Pray for guidance.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on September 06, 2019, 07:51:14 AM
Hello,
I'm an ex Jєωιѕн atheist turned mere christian looking to become a catholic, I live in Jerusalem, work the night shift and play vidya on my off time.

Wow, you live in Jerusalem! Have you visited some of the Christian Holy Places in Jerusalem where you live [Like The Cenacle]? I know we often neglect the treasures of our homeland. I know they always say that tourists go to the top of the Statue of Libery the first time they go to New York but natives have never climbed it on their whole lives. (I have never climbed it.)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: PASemi on September 09, 2019, 03:02:30 PM
Hello everyone.

Although baptized as Catholic, I'm now an Ecuмenical Christian philosopher, believing that most branches on the Tree of the Church are beneficial for the good of Humanity and the glory of God. Lk 5:7 "And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships ..." - it's a parable and we know, in which sense they have been fishers of men. Actually, I'm a Heretic, seeking and valuing Truth above any Dogma. My nick-name or spiritual name "Semi" means Half, and among else I'm an astrophysics amateur scientist, or rather a scientific heretic too.
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Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Matto on September 09, 2019, 07:20:36 PM
Greetings, Semi. How on earth did you find this forum? We are mostly Catholics here who as you know believe that outside the Catholic Church there is no salvation. As an amateur scientist you might be interested in the fact that there are geocentrists who post here. And most of us do not believe in evolution. You would think that we are blinded by our faith and we would think that you are blinded by your pride. Welcome.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Nadir on September 09, 2019, 09:13:03 PM
seeking and valuing Truth above any Dogma.
Love'n'marriage
Horse'n'carriage
Truth'n'dogma

I hope you soon sort out your dilemma. You have come to the right place to help you. So welcome.
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: PASemi on September 10, 2019, 06:33:43 AM
Greetings, Semi. How on earth did you find this forum? We are mostly Catholics here who as you know believe that outside the Catholic Church there is no salvation. As an amateur scientist you might be interested in the fact that there are geocentrists who post here. And most of us do not believe in evolution. You would think that we are blinded by our faith and we would think that you are blinded by your pride. Welcome.
I found it while searching for KathJuliane and found Brother Nathanael thread here. (Actually I've been searching for a speaking platform when B.N. censored my post.) I hope you will not burn (or ban) me at stack for my heresies, otherwise I'd be pleased to discuss and argue with those who disagree.

About salvation - there is hardly a salvation for you outside of your church. (Many others consider themselves to be "one holy catholic and apostolic" too...)

About flat Earth - nothing such is written in Scripture. While studying clouds from multiple geostationary satelites (multiple viewpoints), and sometimes personally feeling difference between air coming from Indian monsoones via Canada to Europe (it's more wet and unrest) from air comming from Brazilian rainforests or hurricane remnants, and watching cloud animations on the map (perfectly matching from one satelite's view to another's), I have personal ultimate perception of spherical Earth, while still sitting in mountain cottage. And as I've studied planetary dynamics and personally calculated ephemerides 100k years ahead, I'm ultimately sure about Sun's and Earth's and Moon's gravity and moment of Inertia. Did you experience a Tide ? (Tidal force is a sum of gravity and moment of inertia (it just seems like a difference of gravity here and at center), which is a scientific heresy, they claim some different complicated nonsense about that. And Moon's orbit is more complicated than what you think, because Moon orbits foremost arround Sun, and then somehow also whirls with Earth arround our common E-M barycenter.) Maybe better to make a separate thread for that, no space in "introduction" thread for a longer talk...

About evolution - ten billion letters of DNA code in each cell is a heavy proof - there is Mass, Energy and Information, and you cannot create bulk amount of Information instantly out of nothing. (And skeletons found in old layers are a proof too.) God is not any smaller if he sowed the life here and patiently tended this garden for hundreds of millions of years, on contrary (He is greater than what you thought). The DNA bio-computer did not evolve here, it came here already perfecly working, and the Eye of mammals also did not evolve here on Earth. The Life descends from Life and not from unalive mud, so when Pasteur proved that, scientists just shifted it by an octave into the past, that Life happened from unalive mud sometimes long ago, but it is a same nonsense. From all that evolved here on Earth there are living remnants and descendants, but there are no descendants of DNA prototype versions, and if it could evolve here that fast just by itself, it would evolve (different versions) many times since, but that never happened. So the Evolution does not disprove existence of God, on contrary it proves existence of God. "Formed human dust of ground" probably means from physical elements (O,H,C,N,...), which indirectly shows there exist beings made from Energies only, or yet otherwise, for example Angels... But God does not cheat and you cannot write billions of letters of DNA code into billions of cells by mere Word at once, and if >90% of those letters are same as in monkey or pig, it is evident, that the biological body has been raised and developed continually. Genesis and rest of Old Testament has not been translated correctly, there are multiple possible readings and incorrect ones have been chosen. It could also make a separate thread... Gn2:8 And J. God have established protection (or garden?) in until now since prehistory and placed there the human which (he) formed. (While reading this paragraph, it could also be arranged as "spirit, energy, mass, information"... Possibly? Nice idea, will think on it more later...)

Quote from: Nadir
... Horse'n'carriage ... Truth'n'Dogma
Some Dogmates are rather a Cage and not a Carriage. (Or a cage to stop the rage?) A Cage to keep you outside but not escaping elsewhere... They served a purpose to stop fruitless arguing and quarrel in antiquity times when correct solutions were out of reach of human intellect of that era... Keeping them literally unchanged into modern times restrains you onto antiquity mental level...
But there are more important things than Evolution anyway and your salvation or liberation does not depend on prehistory much.
Jesus is our Lord regardless of whether some Adam or Jacob existed or not. ("adam" just means "human", or "bloody,red,pink" or "I'll be silent", which is why they didn't translate it well. Jacob and Esau and many others there are just important parables, not a real history, or it does not matter much if it was historically theater-played once by God, but it matters until today what those parables mean...)
Title: Re: Introduce yourself!
Post by: Vintagewife3 on September 10, 2019, 07:25:34 AM
Hello everyone.

Although baptized as Catholic, I'm now an Ecuмenical Christian philosopher, believing that most branches on the Tree of the Church are beneficial for the good of Humanity and the glory of God. Lk 5:7 "And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships ..." - it's a parable and we know, in which sense they have been fishers of men. Actually, I'm a Heretic, seeking and valuing Truth above any Dogma. My nick-name or spiritual name "Semi" means Half, and among else I'm an astrophysics amateur scientist, or rather a scientific heretic too.
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Well, welcome, and good luck. I bet Your pride lead you here, but the Homy Spirit will want you to stay! I pray for your revert back to the church