Year ago, ca. 2004, the following was posted on the Internet and was a truly funny--and deadly--accurate of radical traditionalists. Given its age, it is in danger of being lost from the Internet, so in the interest of not having that happen, I've copied and pasted it.
The Society of St. Pius I
“To be any more Trad, you’d have to be Jewish.”
Welcome to the fledgling website of the Society of St. Pius I (SSPI). Unlike other so-called “traditionalist” Roman Catholic groups, we adhere to the ORIGINAL Roman Catholic Mass of A.D. 40-200, and described by St. Justin Martyr and the Apostolic Constitutions, and used by Pope St. Pius I of happy memory.
Don’t be fooled by PHONY “Vulgate” neotraditionalists, who claim to protect tradition, and yet still defend the RADICAL and totally UNCATHOLIC reforms of the 4th century A.D.
So-called “trads” pretend to be against the modernism of the last hundred years, but where were they when the original Rite of Rome, the Greek rite USED BY ST. PETER AND THE APOSTLES was being totally gutted and revised by unknown scholars and translated into the vernacular language of Latin?
Unlike other wimpy neotraditionalist groups who attach themselves to various other Piuses, we at the SSPI make absolutely ZERO compromises with modernism. We reject not just one, but BOTH “Novus Ordos”—the Novus Ordo of 1970 promulgated by Paul VI, and the Latin Vulgate Mass of 400 A.D. promulgated by Innocent I and Pope Gregory I, which we call the “Vulgar Mass.”
Thanks to the miracle of the internet, we can now spread the TRUTH about the REAL Roman liturgical tradition which is being kept alive only by a brave remnant of faithful Catholics: myself and whoever else wants to join.
--Klaudios Philadelphou, Archon and Caesaropapist of the SSPI
“We’re not approved...and we don’t want to be”.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
OK, so Dear Abby today has a letter from a 13-year-old girl who wants to not drink until she's 21 and keep her virginity as a gift for her husband. But "Jon" is said to want to ask her out on a date, which many of her friends are doing, but which often means, "Hi, come over to my house when my parents aren't home, we'll get drunk and have sex." There is, said girl informs, already a 12-year-old gi...rl on her school who is pregnant. Abby's advice? If Jon wants to date you, he has to come to your house, meet your parents, and have them establish firm ground rules with him. How about, "You're 13! You shouldn't be dating! Dating's to figure out who you're going to marry, when you're old enough to emotionally and financially meet the obligations that institution brings, and ours is not a culture where 13-year-olds marry in the first place!" Is this what contemporaries at the end of the Roman Empire witnessed and felt like? Who needs barbarians at the gate? We have met the enemy, and he is us. Insane.
Posted by Look in the Mirror at 3:09 PM