Articles on the Traditional Catholic Faith

Learn about the traditional Catholic Faith by browsing through articles on traditional Catholic doctrine. See that the Catholic Church has consistently taught the same doctrines throughout her history of over 2000 years — for not only did Christ promise that He would always be with His Church — “Behold, I am with you all days, even unto the consummation of the world.” — but He also promised that “the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Issues of Interest to Traditional Catholics

Baptism of Blood and Desire
From the Teachings of Popes, Councils, Fathers, Doctors, Theologians
The Looming Canonization of John Paul II
by Rev. Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
A Grave Omission: The Conciliar Church’s Utter Failure to Enforce Moral Standards
by Rev. Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
Betrayed Again by False Shepherds: Bishops Fund Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay Groups
by Sr. Mary Agatha, CMRI
Conciliar Church Says Jews Need Not Convert to the Catholic Faith
Harry Potter is Dangerous for Both You and Your Children
by the Very Rev. Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI
False Devotions: Dangers for Pious Souls
by Rev. Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
Magnificent Prayers, Yes — Magnificent Promises, No
by the Very Rev. Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI
Response to SPLC's accusation of Anti-Semitism
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI

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Traditional Catholic Dogmatic Theology

Answering the Objections to the Sedevacantist Position
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
The Betrayal of Christ’s Mystical Body
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Baptism of Blood and Desire
From the Teachings of Popes, Councils, Fathers, Doctors, Theologians
Bishop Carmona’s Defense of His Acceptance of Episcopal Consecration
by Bishop Moises Carmona
Campos Defection, The
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Children Who Die Without Baptism
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
Comments on Mike Duddy’s Article on the Eucharistic Form of Consecration
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Commentary on Patrick Henry’s “Petition for Spiritual Help”
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Concerning Baptism of Blood and Desire
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
Consecrating Bishops Without Papal Mandate
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Consecrating Bishops During Interregna
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Declaration of Archbishop Ngo-Dinh-Thuc
by Archbishop Thuc
The Doctrinal Errors of the Second Vatican Council
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Exposé of Dignitatis Humanae
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Fr. O’Reilly on the Idea of a Long-Term Vacancy of the Holy See
by John Daly (revised and edited by John Lane, October 1999)
The Holy Ghost and the Church
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
The Infallibility of the Catholic Church
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
The Last Days / False Ecumenism
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Matter and Form of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, The
From the Catechism of the Council of Trent
Non Habemus Papam (On the Election of Benedict XVI)
by the Very Rev. Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI
On the Oath Against Modernism
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
On the Vacancy of the Holy See
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
The Papacy
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Perpetual Successors in the Primacy
Rev. Fr. Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D.
Quotes from Theologians, etc., on Sedevacantism
Primer on Infallibility
Rome’s Ecumenical Celebrations for the Millenium
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Sede Vacante (On the Anniversary of the Death of Pope Pius XII)
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
What Would Happen Were a Pope to Become a Heretic
by St. Robert Bellarmine
The Spirit of St. Patrick vs. Spirit of Vatican II
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Traditional Priests, Legitimate Sacraments
by Fr. Anthony Cekada
Vatican II Decrees Compared to Past Church Teachings
Vatican II “in the Light of Tradition”?
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
What Must Be Believed by Catholics
by St. Vincent of Lerins

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Why We Believe the Holy See is Vacant Today

Answering the Objections to the Sedevacantist Position
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
2007 CMRI Sisters’ Controversy
Letter Regarding CMRI’s Theological Position
from Bishop Pivarunas to the CMRI Sisters
Statement of Agreement with the Theological Position of CMRI
Consecrating Bishops Without Papal Mandate
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Consecrating Bishops During Interregna
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Declaration of Archbishop Ngo-Dinh-Thuc
by Archbishop Thuc
Fr. O’Reilly on the Idea of a Long-Term Vacancy of the Holy See
by John Daly (revised and edited by John Lane, October 1999)
Non Habemus Papam (On the Election of Benedict XVI)
by the Very Rev. Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI
The Papacy
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Perpetual Successors in the Primacy
Rev. Fr. Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D.
Quotes from Theologians, etc., on Sedevacantism
Sede Vacante (On the Anniversary of the Death of Pope Pius XII)
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
On the Vacancy of the Holy See
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
What Would Happen Were a Pope to Become a Heretic
by St. Robert Bellarmine

Moral Theology

Cremation: May a Catholic who provides in his will to have his body
cremated receive the Last Sacraments and Christian burial?
Cremation: Instruction of the Holy Office
Cremation? Not for Catholics
by Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
Friday Dinner with Non-Catholics
Natural Family Planning, On the Question of
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Ordinary or Extraordinary: The Sad Case of Terri Schiavo
Papal Blessing In Articulo Mortis, The
Use of Morphine (and “Recreational” Drugs), The
Séances (Is It Lawful to Assist at Spiritual Séances?)

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The Blessed Virgin (Mariology)

Actual Grace
by Fr. Messias Coelho
The Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
by Sister Mary Agatha, CMRI
Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
by Fr. Messias Coelho
The Divine Maternity
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Fatima: Diamond of Hope
by the Very Rev. Fr. Denis Chicoine, CMRI
Our Lady of Good Success and the Fatima Message
by Sister Mary Agatha, CMRI
Our Lady of Guadalupe: A Photographic Mission
by Howard Earp
Our Mother of Perpetual Help: History and Significance of the Miraculous Icon
by Sister Mary Agatha, CMRI
Wonders of the Brown Scapular
by Fr. James McGilloway, CMRI
Why Catholics Honor the Blessed Virgin
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI

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Liturgy/Liturgical Year

Advent: The Messianic Prophecies
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Feast of the Ascension: “My Kingdom is Not of This World”
by the Very Rev. Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI
Byzantine Liturgy, The
Catholic Church and Its Rites, The
The Christmas Liturgy
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Ecclesiastical Chant and Music
The Holy Season of Lent
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Liturgical Languages
The Liturgy of Holy Week
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI

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The Traditional Latin Mass and the Sacraments

The Sacraments in General

Traditional Priests, Legitimate Sacraments
by Rev. Fr. Anthony Cekada

Baptism

Being a Godparent: A Grave Honor, But Also a Grave Responsibility
by Very Rev. Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI
Baptism of Blood and Desire
From the Teachings of Popes, Councils, Fathers, Doctors, Theologians
Children Who Die Without Baptism
by St. Alphonsus Liguori
Concerning Baptism of Blood and Desire
by St. Alphonsus Liguori

The Holy Eucharist / The Mass

Comments on Mike Duddy’s Article on the Eucharistic Form of Consecration
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas
Response to Mike Duddy’s Open Letter
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas
See also: A Philological Response to Mike Duddy’s Letter
by a Classical Scholar
Episcopal Consecrations During Interregna
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas
The Consecration at Mass, the Priesthood and Celibacy
by Very Rev. Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI
Invalidity of the Novus Ordo Missae
Is the Latin Mass Back?
by Rev. Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI
Matter and Form of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, The
Pope St. Pius V’s Decree: Quo Primum
Traditional Priests, Legitimate Sacraments
by Rev. Fr. Anthony Cekada
Why the Latin Mass?

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Matrimony

Annulments in the Conciliar Church
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI

Holy Orders

The Holy Priesthood
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Consecrating Bishops Without Papal Mandate
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Consecrating Bishops During Interregna
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
The Consecration at Mass, the Priesthood and Celibacy
by Very Rev. Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI
Traditional Priests, Legitimate Sacraments
by Rev. Fr. Anthony Cekada

Extreme Unction / Last Sacraments

Preparing the Home for a Sick Call
Papal Blessing In Articulo Mortis, The


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The Spiritual Life

Conformity to the Will of God
by Rev. Fr. Dominic Radecki, CMRI
False Devotions: Dangers for Pious Souls
by Rev. Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI

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Catholic Family Life

The Enthronement of the Home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
by Rev. Fr. Gregory Drahman, CMRI
Harry Potter is Dangerous for Both You and Your Children
by the Very Rev. Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI
The Large Family
An Address of Pope Pius XII
Natural Family Planning, On the Question of
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
The Role of the Mother in the Family From The Teachings of Pius XII on Marriage and the Family by Sister Paulette Huber, Ad.PP.S.
Stranger, The
Teaching Prayer to Children in Their Formative Years

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The Church and Science

The Case of Galileo Gailei
The Human Stem Cell Controversy

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Vocations

Convent Stereotypes
Religious and Priestly Vocations
by Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Vocation: A Call to Serve God
“Come, Follow Me...”
by Very Rev. Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI