Radical Traditionalism

The goal of these articles is to engage various hypotheses by radical traditionalists. These articles are meant to be a counterpoint to some of their excesses. They span a variety of theological issues such as Vatican II and Mariology. 

The Church Was Infiltrated… And the Gates of Hell Did Not Prevail

By Guillermo Moreno

If infiltration is grounds for disobeying the Church’s authority, then is there a line? Because the Church has been infiltrated before, repeatedly during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Radical traditionalists either ignore or are oblivious of the times when the Church was infiltrated by the likes of the Theophylacti, the Borgias, and the Medici. Depending on which rad trad denomination, infiltration is grounds for independence from Rome at best, and sedevacantism at worst. This article addresses these instances of Church infiltration, but adheres to Christ’s promise in Matthew 16, that the gates of Hell will not prevail against the Catholic Church.

6/12/2022

A Case Study: The Bad Fruits of Vatican II

By Jeremy Hausotter

In this essay Jeremy addresses a common complaint against Vatican II as being the tree producing the bad fruit.

4/30/2022

Let the Luminous Mysteries Shine!

By Guillermo Moreno

Among the objections of radical traditionalists against the “Novus Ordo” Church are the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. They reject these mysteries, promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 2002, because of the apparent break from tradition. In this essay we address some of the controversies.

3/6/2022

Cover in Ashes: An Alleged New Message from an Approved Marian Visionary

By Guillermo Moreno

In 1973, Our Lady appeared to Sister Agnes Sasagawa in Akita, Japan, and revealed to her a message of a great chastisement if humanity does not repent and turn to God. In 2019, Sister Agnes has allegedly received a new message that seems to allude to a catastrophic event within forty days if humanity does not repent. Some believe this chastisement is the COVID pandemic. The purpose of this article is to review the Akita messages and this COVID interpretation.

4/11/2021

The Faithful Catholic Responses to Traditionis Custodes

By Guillermo Moreno

Amidst the controversy surrounding Pope Francis's motu propio on the Latin Mass, Catholics can have numerous responses but only some of which express fidelity to the Church. This article examines Traditionis Custodes, and gives a Catholic response to it in light of the cultures of TLM and NO Catholics.

8/14/2021

Commentary on Dignitatis Humanae Part I: On the Text

By Jeremy Hausotter

Dignitatis Humanae remains controversial today because here Vatican II famously declared that man has a right to religious freedom. Part I works through the Declaration paragraph by paragraph examining the text.

3/15/2020

Commentary on Dignitatis Humanae Part II: The Magisterium's Understanding of Religious Freedom

By Jeremy Hausotter

Part II of this Commentary explores the notion of religious freedom found in the papacies from Leo XII to Francis in order to understand the condemnations of indifferentism and the development of an authentic understanding of religious freedom.

3/15/2020

Commentary on Dignitatis Humanae Part III: Dignitatis Humanae and the SSPX

By Jeremy Hausotter

Part III explores three articles published by the SSPX and can easily be found on their website. The content of these articles are some arguments against the teachings of Dignitatis Humanae. Part III analyzes and refutes these SSPX arguments.

3/15/2020

Commentary on Dignitatis Humanae Part IV: Dignitatis Humanae and Marcel Lefebvre

By Jeremy Hausotter

Part IV explores the book Religious Liberty Questioned by Marcel Lefebvre who is the founder of the SSPX. This investigation develops further some themes in Part III while also treating the problem of coercion within Catholic theology.

3/15/2020

The Return by Thomas Cole
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