Penance For The Restoration

breadIn the wake of the great scandals rocking the Church in recent weeks, the Traditian Order hereby calls on its members and supporters to voluntarily adopt the traditional penitential practices of the Church, offering any sacrifice this entails for the restoration of Holy Mother Church.

The traditional rules of fasting and abstinence under the 1962 liturgical calendar, as outlined in Canons 1250-1254 of the 1917 Code of Canon Law, are as follows.  Our Upcoming Events on the right-hand sidebar of our page will note the holidays listed below as they arise.

1.   Abstinence is obligatory on all Fridays, except on Holy Days of Obligation outside of Lent.  Fasting and complete abstinence are obligatory on the following days:

  • Ash Wednesday
  • Fridays and Saturdays in Lent
  • Good Friday
  • Holy Saturday
  • Ember Days
  • Vigil of Pentecost
  • Vigil of Christmas
  • Fasting and partial abstinence are obligatory on all other weekdays of Lent (i.e., Monday through Thursday—Fridays are always complete abstinence); this means that meat can be eaten at the principal meal on these days.
  • Sundays throughout the year or on a Holy Day of Obligation outside of Lent cancels the fasting and/or abstinence of any day.
  • If a fast-day Vigil falls on Sunday, the fasting and abstinence associated with the Vigil are not anticipated on the Saturday, but dropped altogether for that year.
  • In 1931, Pope Pius XII gave an indult to the American bishops allowing them to dispense with Abstinence on any penitential day that was a civic holiday and on the Friday that followed Thanksgiving Day. (Canon Law Digest, vol. 1.)
  • Moreover, in the United States liquids, including milk and fruit juices, may be taken at any time on a day of fast, but “other works of charity, piety, and prayer for the pope should be substituted” to compensate for this relaxation.

2.   What can be eaten?

  • The law of abstinence forbade the eating of flesh meat and of broth made of meat, but did not exclude the use of eggs, dairy products, or seasonings made from the fat of animals.
  • The law of fasting prescribed that only one full meal a day was taken with two smaller meals that did not equal the main one.
  • As to the kind of food and the amount that might be taken, the approved customs of the place were to be observed. It was not forbidden to eat both flesh meat and fish at the same meal, nor to interchange the midday and evening meals.

 

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From The Pastor’s Mother

motherThe Traditian Order has been running the bulletin posts of its member and Roman Catholic Priest Father Edwin Palka for several weeks.  He has displayed noteworthy courage and holiness in detailing a priest’s point of view in the recent and ongoing scandals of the Roman Catholic Church and he is an inspiration to those who know him.  We ask that you pray for him.

While we probably cannot continue to post one priest’s bulletin posts forever, this week’s was again particularly poignant and worthy.  This week’s was written by his mother.

From the Pastor’s Mother: A Mother’s Point of View
Bulletin article, August 26, 2018.

Today I let my mother tell a story about priests, a bishop and a Cardinal the family encountered when my brother, sisters and I were young and new to Florida.

Our family consisted of Mom, Dad, and 4 children. In 1974 we moved to Florida to follow our dream of getting out of the cold Michigan weather. We rented a home, enrolled the kids in school, and found the nearest Catholic Church. I volunteered for CCD and was asked to teach the Confirmation class. Within 3 weeks after starting the pastor asked to lie to the parents and students about how and why the requirements and costs of the program suddenly changed. I was shocked.

A priest had never asked me to lie. I told him that he could have his books back and find someone who was willing to lie for him. We continued going to Mass there and were encouraged to attend the parish New Year’s dance. At the party, the pastor came with his girlfriend. It was very obvious there was more going on than friendship.

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Chevalier Charles Coulombe on the Role Of Freemasonry in Revolutions

This time I want to share a few thoughts on Chevalier Charles Coulombe’s video “Freemasonry’s Role in Revolutions” which can be found here.  Before I launch into my personal diatribe against the Synagogue of Satan, which is not my description but that of His Holiness, Pope Leo XIII, let me make one thing perfectly clear. In the United States, which is the only country where Masonry is a mass organization (in Britain and other countries, where you would never see a bumper sticker saying “2B1 Ask 1,” it is a small, elite organization, open only by invitation), most Masons are good, decent men, who have no idea what the true aims of the Lodge are.
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The Day of the Patron

PiuxXpatronAugust 21 is the day on the modern Church calendar set aside to recognize the great Pope Saint Pius X.  While most moderns recognize him only as a few of the initials in the curious “SSPX” group, in fact he is a pope for the whole Church.

Pope St. Pius X recognized and battled modernism, the heresy of our day, fighting it in the Church.  Had he prevailed, we almost certainly would not be fighting the battles we must today.

While it is a Monday, still you owe it to yourself to spend some time researching this great man, and understanding what he tried to do for you so all of this would not happen.

From The Pastor: One Proposed Solution

Below is the most recent bulletin article of Fr. Edwin Palka, found in the Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church in Tampa, Florida’s bulletin of August 19, 2018 and shared by Father in a Facebook post on his page the day before. Fr. Palka is the pastor at the main Traditional Latin Mass parish in the Diocese of St. Petersburg and also a member of the Traditian Order. His last three weeks of columns have caught national attention due to his bravery in frankly discussing the scandals in the Church.

From the Pastor: One Proposed Solution
Bulletin article, August 19,  2018

Finally. I am done. At least for now! I am tired of writing about active homosexual and homosexual activist (AH/HA – aha! Now you get it!) priests and bishops. I thought it was important for people to have their eyes opened to this sick reality, but exposing this “hidden in plain sight” evil is not the goal. Eradicating it is. The current state of the Church can be depressing, even capable of bringing about spiritual despair. But it need not be. There is always hope. A well founded hope, in fact.

The Light of Christ will conquer the darkness. The Immaculate Heart will triumph. We know that. But what can we do? First and foremost, we must pray and fast. “Oh, no, Father, not that old line!” Yes. We are battling demonic Antichrists when facing men delighting in homosexual desires and actions and all that emanates from them. Some kinds of demons can only be cast out by prayer and fasting according to Our Lord’s explanation in Mt. 17:21 in every Bible except our bishops’ own New American Bible. Interestingly, in the next verse He once again tells his apostles that He will be betrayed (by Bishop Judas Iscariot). If you have any doubts as to the demonic activity of the AH/HAs, for the love of God read Richard Sipe’s (+RIP) works (awrsipe.com) and the Pennsylvania grand jury report, read them. They do not detail “icky” stuff; they detail demonic activity.

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A Call For a Supernatural Reaction

Fra Angelico Final Judgment


While it was a worldly force that may have found its way into the Church regardless, modernism, the mother of all heresies, a philosophy that eschews the supernatural aspects of the faith, began creeping into the Church early in the last century.  That is, if not all the way back to the “Enlightenment.”  Regardless, it was finally powerful enough to exert its influence in the 1960s, coinciding with the Second Vatican Council.  As the world became post-Christian and less supernaturally aware in the decades following the counsel, this toxic worldview spread within the Church with less suspicion and increasing vigor.

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