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So all a climate strike is is going to a town hall or public park or university square (be sure to walk of bike there) with signs (hopefully using recycled paper) to show the handful of people who walk by and actually care to read your literature that "Catholics support Laudate Si".

It seems counterproductive but whatever. In its place why not encourage people to do "ecology friday" or something. Every week, pledge to take a short, cold shower, eat less or fast, no plastic bottles, no eating out or using disposable dishware, etc. Enough with the "consciousness-raising" that was already tired when Boomers hit maturity (age 40).

Where is the sacrifice in standing around and not even praying? There is a "pre-strike prayer" suggestion including a "Laudate Si rosary" but that's clearly not part of the actual strike. Maybe I'm being overly critical but I find a lot of protests nonsensical. This isn't abortion where you can help someone change their mind about ending a baby's life. It's too abstract for a protest like this. Oh. I mean "strike" that's apparently trendier sounding.
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The Coffee Pot / Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Last post by Josephine87 on Today at 10:18:19 PM »
I bought a tiny Confraternity New Testament with a fascinating little intro regarding its translation and earlier translations of the Rheims NT. I've been meaning to make a thread about it, maybe Tuesday. A couple used Catholic books: This is the Mass and Catholic History through Biography. I also got a lovely used kids book called In The Town all Year Round. No words, just beautifully illustrated and it even includes nuns and a monastery! Also got a couple used Spanish books for kids.
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General Catholic Discussion / Re: SSPX
« Last post by Gerard on Today at 10:01:16 PM »
1990s called.  They want the parishes to give their stunts against tradition back.

Calling the SSPX schismatic is simply cheap theater tricks from the local parishes. 

If you want to be cute, you can always say that the SSPX mass sites are not Churches.  They are chapels. 

If Pope Francis can grant faculties to the SSPX and they have accepted his authority as such, they are not schismatic.  (arguments are made as to whether they needed Francis' grant but let's keep it simple for now) Disobedience in times of crisis or rebellion against dangerous policies is not schism.  Schism is saying the Pope or better yet the papacy does not have the authority given him.  That's far different from having to react in extraordinary circumstances. 

A Novus Ordo bishop is retiring to an SSPX facility and there hasn't be a word about "schism." 

Another argument. Pope Benedict XIV stated numerous times that there existed and still exists in the Church a "Hermeneutic of Rupture." Another word for "rupture" is "schism." 

So, there are plenty of places within the normal Church structure that are actually schismatic depending on how they teach in accordance with the perennial teaching of the Church. 

Maybe you should ask your diocesan website for a list of the local parishes that teach the hermeneutic of rupture so you can avoid them as well. 

I spent 7 years regularly attending SSPX masses, confessions, processions, lectures, events etc.  I heard more praise for Popes and even quotations and teachings from Paul VI  on occasion. More than at any Novus Ordo parish I've attended over the decades. 

Unless you get there and you wind up with the rare and odd "goofy' priest who is some caricature of what he thinks Church is, full of harshness and badgering, you should be fine attending. 

I'm not sure what the situation is with your daughter.  Is she currently attending the SSPX and receiving catechism there?  Or the Novus Ordo? 

I doubt the Novus Ordo parishes would make a stink about baptism and communion at the SSPX.  You're daughter will be able to teach a RCIA class better than most at a local parish if she is taught by the SSPX priest. 

But in either case, I don't think Catechism or some form of study should end, it should be a lifetime activity.  At least on the individual level. 
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The Coffee Pot / Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Last post by Gardener on Today at 10:00:26 PM »
I was recently given a very nice book that teaches the fundamentals of how to write the letters and sounds of the Arabic language: Alif Baa, Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds.

I hope to finally be able to read and write Arabic by the end of the year. It's something that I've been too lazy to do until now.

I used that one for my Intro to Arabic class.

I never kept up with it, but it’s a beautiful language.
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General Catholic Discussion / Re: SSPX
« Last post by St.Justin on Today at 09:45:16 PM »
For sure The SSPX is not in schism.
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The Coffee Pot / Re: Bought anything interesting lately?
« Last post by Vetus Ordo on Today at 08:53:46 PM »
I was recently given a very nice book that teaches the fundamentals of how to write the letters and sounds of the Arabic language: Alif Baa, Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds.

I hope to finally be able to read and write Arabic by the end of the year. It's something that I've been too lazy to do until now.
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The History Subforum / Re: History in Pictures
« Last post by Vetus Ordo on Today at 08:50:11 PM »
Kingsville, Texas. Sometime in the 1950's:

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Thank you for welcoming me. I am indeed a Ukrainian Greek (Byzantine) Catholic in Full Communion with Rome. I call myself a Warrior of Lord Jesus Christ, because we are engaged in regular spiritual battles with Satan and the other evil spirits from hell.

Prior to officially switching rites in 2018, I attended the true Roman Catholic Mass of All Ages: the Traditional Latin Mass (via an independent chapel (Ave Maria Chapel- CTM Catholic Traditionalist Movement) and the SSPX. I attended a few SSPV Masses before but due to personal reasons, I decided it would be best to just stick to the SSPX or Ave Maria Chapel). 

Unfortunately there are no FSSP Chapels near where I live to occasionally attend. I am very happy however being Byzantine Catholic now. Very minimal modernist influences.

Have you officially switched churches, or are you merely attending a Ukrainian parish regularly?
Hello. I did indeed make the official change from Roman Catholic to Ukrainian Catholic. I went to my Ukrainian Church for over two years first and then had to write a letter to my parish Priest  and eparchy (diocese) Bishop requesting the Rite/Church change for myself and my family. My Priest had to provide a letter of recommendation. It took around 9 months to get the approval from the Ukrainian Bishop and to be released from the Roman Catholic Bishop in my local Diocese. It was a wonderful decision that eliminated a lot of confusion and frustration. The are more reasons behind the  rite change but I’ll save it for anyone who wants to know. Thanks for your question. Have a great day/weekend!
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General Catholic Discussion / SSPX
« Last post by Claves Regni on Today at 08:02:46 PM »
Question,
My question is regarding this on my diocesan website:
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There are many other churches that list themselves under Catholic Churches.  The list below are not in union with the Holy See and the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Las Vegas. Thus, these Churches are in schism. Attending Sunday Mass at any of these establishments does not fulfill the obligation to attend Mass.

The SSPX chapel I've been attending is listed there. There's only 1 other Latin Mass near me and they only do it at 10 AM on Sundays. I would consider perhaps 1 of the two Byzantine Rite parishes near me but my oldest daughter who for reasons that are far too long to get into now was not baptized and is about to the end of her catechism with the priest there and will receive baptism and first communion with them. I don't want to risk her having to start over or go through some long drawn out catechism, but at the same time I don't want to put my immortal soul in jeopardy.

What's confusing to me is that Rome has deemed that all of the SSPX's sacraments are valid and has in the past said that your Sunday obligation is fulfilled attending mass at a SSPX chapel. What do you all make of this situation? 
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In the meantime the "Catholic" bishops get up every morning and say: Non Serviam
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