Those popes who bear the name, "Pius," are the greatest guardians of the Church against heresy. This blog is a watchdog for modernism in the Church. In reality, outside this blog, the members of the board temper their criticisms and opinions with prudence and charity so as to help souls in their journey towards Christ. But sometimes, for the sake of their own sanity, the authors of this blog just need to blow off some steam. The result is Totus Pius.

17 July 2006

Website of the Week VI

This week we feature Fish Eaters, an excellent introduction to traditional Catholicism.

This site is run by a women who describes it as "pan-traditionalist and is not affiliated with any priestly society (to avoid the 'politics' of the 'F.S.S.P. vs. S.S.P.X. vs. whatever' type debates, just stay away from certain sections of the discussion forum, where all traditionalists are welcome). " Though she invites all (traddies) she upholds the validity of Benedict XVI and Vatican II, unlike last week's site.

We love this site for it easy reference to just about all the basic things you need to know. The main page features three main sections:

"Defense of Catholicism": apologetics 101. We haven't read every single page, but the ones we have read are most excellent guides to defending the faith. They outline the issues plainly and provide tons of Biblical citations to support eveything.

"Being Catholic": Our favorite section - the POD traditions, devotions and practices which we love are the focus of this page. The webmistress offers explanations and how-tos for a myriad of things from when and how to genuflect to basic prayers and so much more. And to satisfy our snarky sense of humor, there is also a wonderful page of Catholic Jokes under "Fun Stuff."

"For Catholics": This section focuses primarily on the differences between the Novus Ordo and Tridentine liturgies and the typical behavior and attitudes associated with each. The webmistress links to numerous offsite articles and documents examining the issues.

Overall we find this site to be tremendous and recommend it to all!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This site is extremely cool. I've been reading it for a while now and have found that some of the best things about it are its almost hidden pages, stuff stuck in footnotes, little asides and comments. I also appreciate all the art (and the sense of humor that's obvious in many places). A treasure, it is.

Nick Milne said...

What a spectacular site. The section on prayer alone will keep me occupied for weeks.

Thank you for this, illustrious Popes.

Emily said...

My personal favorite is the random JPII quote generator:
"The illuminating abundance of renewed zeal will renew acceptance of the Church's dignity."

Joseph, M.T.S. said...

Although in the Catholicism 101 section, a link is provided to the SSPX website for Mass times. Can't say I approve of that.

Ron Rolling said...

This site is run by a women who describes it as "pan-traditionalist and is not affiliated with any priestly society (to avoid the 'politics' of the 'F.S.S.P. vs. S.S.P.X. vs. whatever' type debates, just stay away from certain sections of the discussion forum, where all traditionalists are welcome)."

Yet, if you dig around it enough, you will find the owner does use materials from various SSPX websites to bolster arguments. While I use the site as a resource and do have empathy for the traditional side of the church and how it has seeming been "ignored" since Vatican II, I still read those with a grain of salt. I will also say I have very, very much to learn about their position. Isn't that the meaning of the word docile?

Robin said...

I was all ready to recommend it . . . but then I went to their sections on "End Times" and "Dispensationalism," and followed some of their links elsewhere. Although they deny being anti-Semitic, they do seem to be awfully hard on Jews.

Caritas said...

Did you all see the link connected to the Marie Antoinette picture? From what I've read, I too have thought that she has been treated unfairly by the history books, while the godless opposition have been raised onto marble pedestals.

Is anyone aware of any historical research dedicated to her defense?

Anonymous said...

I must bring to your holinesses' attentions ;) that the site also contains an anti-evolutionary paper, which is quite absolute in tone for what is currently only possible as an opinion piece. I would be interested to see how you address this. God bless you all; LOVE the blog!