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"Treasury of Quotations for Traditional Catholics" Updated - 07/28/15
Our file of Catholic quotations has been updated to include additional quotations, citations, and authorities. For further information, click on "Treasury of Quotations for Traditional Catholics" in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics)
"Limitations of Papal Authority to Change Sacred Tradition" Updated - 07/27/15
Article on "Baptism of Desire and Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus" Updated - 07/12/15
What happens to non-Catholics when they die? Can they be saved or not? This article has been updated to include a new Summation for the traditional Catholic doctrine. For further information, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs? in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) in the section "Baptism of Desire and Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus."
New Booksale - 07/03/15
A new lot of books has been added to our Booksales department: Pilgrim-Walks in Rome: A Guide to Its Holy Places. For further information, click on the Booksales department. Advance notice of this sale has been sent to those on our special E-mail list. If you would like advance notification of booksale announcements, simply send your name and E-mail address
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Sheet Music for the Feast of St. Anne Added - 07/02/15
The psalmody for the Feast of St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which occurs on July 26 in 2015 and takes precedence over the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost in the fully traditional Roman Rite, has been added as an aid to small lay choirs in using Gregorian chant for the traditional liturgy. The Propers for the Introit, Offertory, and Communion Antiphons are given in psalmody, which is an approved, easier option for choirs to deal with than the full Gregorian chant. We are grateful to the St. John Schola for making this sheet music available to the TRADITIO Network for publication to our readers. For further information, see the TRADITIO Network's Gregorian Chant department.
Article on "Tattoos and Body Piercings" Updated - 07/01/15
Even many Catholics seem ignorant of the fact that tattoos and body piercings constitute grave sins. The reasons are given in an updated section on this subject. For further information, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs? in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) in the section "Tattoos and Body Piercings."
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Listen to Gregorian Chant Provided to the TRADITIO Network by the St. John Schola for Gregorian Chant
For Gregorian chant recorded live, we recommend the St. John Schola CD series: A Traditional Chapel Sings Gregorian Chant:
Volume I: Christmas Matins of the Divine Office-An Abridgement (December 2006) Volume II: First Mass of Christmas (December 2006) Volume III: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (January 2007) Volume IV: Pentecost (May 2007) Volumes I-IV: Box Collection (May 2007) Volume V: 14th Sunday after Pentecost (September 2007) Volume VI: 4th Sunday after Easter (February 2008) Volume VII: Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul (January 2009) Volume VIII: Cantus Populares-Popular Chants (December 2009) Volumes V-VIII: Box Collection (December 2009) Volume IX: Holy Week and Easter (February 2011) Volume X: Feast of the Precious Blood (November 2012)
In addition to its CD series, the St. John Schola has provided to the TRADITIO Network chant clips with supporting music sheets and booklets, which can be downloaded free of charge. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Gregorian Chant department.
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