Frequently Questions Asked

[Note: This page will be updated as new questions are repeatedly asked.]

Would you marry a girl who is not Roman Catholic? Of course not, and that's why I'm running this blog.

Would I marry a girl who is an Eastern Rite Catholic? Well, maybe. They are in communion with Rome, but when it comes to the Marriage Ceremony itself, it would be in the Latin Rite, since I am the bridegroom and future head of household.

Would I marry a girl who is a Vatican II "Catholic"? Nope. They are not really Catholic as they say they are. They have no clue how to properly dress for Mass, no clue about the Latin language (maybe not even a word!), no clue on the true meaning of the Mass, no clue on what the real role of the priest is, no clue what transubstantiation is and certainly no clue that "Outside the Church there is no salvation." Most often, they will miss Mass (or for them the "cookie service"), won't confess their sins, don't have any piety to the Virgin Mary and the Saints, have no clue how to recite the Rosary, don't pray the Angelus at 6 am, 12 pm, and 6pm; and don't fast and abstain on Fridays, Ember Days, Rogation Days, and every day during Lent.

Would I marry a girl who was raised in the Novus Ordo Church but wishes to be a Traditionalist, but cannot attend the Latin Mass for one reason or another?

This might be possible. Besides, I was raised in the Novus Ordo Church and received all the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation) there. This was all before I turned 18. Once I legally became an adult, I was not obligated (either civily or ecclessiastically) to attend the parish church of my parents anymore. However, I ended up volunteering and serving on that parish council to discover that it was not the Catholic Church! So, I became a traditionalist, but had to wait 5 months before attending my first Latin Mass because of conveinence, then I started to trek a round trip of 60 miles (either via bus, train, or a ride from someone) to the parish I now belong to. I still trek, but will hopefully (A.D.G) move closer to the parish church for professional reasons. Please keep in mind that ever since attending my first Tridentine Mass, I have never gone back to the Novus Ordo, nor I never will revert back to the heresy that is Vatican II. The Tridentine Mass is the "Mass of the Ages" (Archbishop Lefebvre), and dates back to the founding of the Church. Every parish should have this Mass, but sadly, they don't, either because the bishop hates the Latin Mass (like the diocese I still technically live in) or the priests do (because they think they're hippie activists and/or social workers by running and worshipping soup kitchens). Even though there is hatred for this, there is still hope. If you decide to date me, one of the first dates will be attending the Tridentine Latin Mass. If you have never been before, I would suggest praying to God beforehand for repentance. If we click, then Sunday Mass dates should become a weekly habit beside all other things.

What happens if I attend the Latin Mass and my family and friends dislike it? Don't worry, I'm the only one in my family who attends the Latin Mass. It should be about us, not them. If we would like to grow as a Traditional Catholic couple, then we should be vigiliant in the practice of our Faith, setting an example to other family members and friends (Catholic or not). This very same example shall be passed down toward our children if we marry.

Are you writing this blog to try to harm anyone? NO! (See my
warning post)

Who offers the Traditional Latin Mass that you regularly attend? Right now I attend the TLM at a diocesan parish because of location and convenience. I am lucky to be served by an orthodox priest who is concerned for the salvation of souls rather than social justice issues.

Do you accept Vatican II and the New Mass? No, not anymore. Vatican II was only a pastoral council, and did not define any dogmas, nor did it condemn Communism, something that is still plaguing the Church in China today. So therefore, you don't have to accept V2 to be a Catholic in good standing.

Are you a sedevacantist? No. While there some things that Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis have said or done that were questionable, the Pope is only infallible in FAITH & MORALS proclaimed EX-CATHEDRA. Also, the Pope IS NOT INFALLIBLE IN APPOINTING BISHOPS.

Why do have a petition to remove Cardinal Sean and you attend a diocesan parish?

Well, first of all, my parish priest is in the minority of priests in the Archdiocese who celebrate the TLM, and are the most vulnerable according to recent history. Ever since Sean Cardinal O'Malley was appointed Archbishop of Boston in 2003 by Pope John Paul II, the whole archdiocese was turned upside down. The Cardinal's residence was sold, parishes were closed and sold, and the Chancery that Cardinal O'Connell built in Brighton was sold and they moved them into the "Pastoral Center" in Braintree, a modernist hall. Most of the Cardinal Law-employed laypeople were fired in favor of non-Catholics who are well overpaid. Most "Catholics" in the Commonwealth support abortion, and gay marriage was legalized by the courts with no ecclesiastical intervention. Most sadly, Holy Trinity German Church, the home of the "indult" Mass, was closed, and is ready to be sold to the highest bidder. Even now, my parish and priest, who have the right to offer the TLM without restrictions, are ready to be extinct because of the stupid Disciples in Mission program, which will eliminate most of the current parishes. All this and several fiscal abuses.

What will happen if you are invited to a Novus Ordo wedding, First Communion, etc.?

If I do get invited to a Novus Ordo First Communion (Cookie Service) or Confirmation (graduation), I will respectfully decline the invitation at all costs. Same will hold true for a baptism (although I will never expect an invitation to a baptism). If I receive an invitation for a Novus Ordo wedding on a day other than Sunday (or another holy day), I might attend, but may have to find a babysitter. But if I'm invited to a Novus Ordo wedding on a Sunday (or another holy day), I will respectfully decline the invitation. If I am invited to a non-Catholic wedding (Protestant, Jewish, civil, etc.) that takes place on a Sunday (or another holy day), I will attend ONLY if I am able to attend a valid Catholic Mass the same day.

Why do you have a second web banner-collage with several women saluting the Flag?

I added this second banner after the 2013 Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack as my way of supporting the "Boston Strong" movement. I believe that placing your hand over your heart and saluting a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles is a dire necessity that is being neglected in today's post-Christian era. Many people might say "God Bless America" and have no clue what this actually means. Additionally, more (civilian) women salute the flag on a regular basis than men by wide margins, and I would see this in a Catholic companion.

Is it possible that you might have to marry your sweetheart outside the church building?

See my article here