A small paper I wrote several months ago. I am cleaning up my server a bit, so I wanted to re-post some things on the forum. That way I can find things later if I need them.
PART I: The Crisis in the Church and the Justification for Traditional Catholicism
Vatican II was the worst disaster in the history of the Catholic Church, even when considering the Arian heresy,
the Great Schism, and the Protestant Revolt ("Reformation"). Never before has the Catholic Church embarked
on a process of self-destruction, from the Papacy down. Traditional Catholics call this the Crisis in the Church.
Since the 1970's, Catholics aware of this Crisis in the Church have been anxious to preserve their own Faith,
and that of their loved ones. As part of their prudent reaction, they left their local parish churches to attend
"Traditional" Catholic chapels, set up without the permission of Rome, which offer the Tridentine Mass
exclusively. These Traditional parishes have no canonical standing in the (Conciliar) Catholic Church, but the
state of necessity caused by the Crisis in the Church justifies their establishment, as well as the attendance of the
Faithful at these locales.