Monday, June 2, 2014

Update on Forthcoming Series
Next month, if we ever get past the French rites, we will begins our series on the primitive Traditionalist movement, its lesser known players, and its spirit. The content is manifestly divisible into two categories, French traditionalism and traditionalism everywhere else. As potential subjects we have:
  • Fr. Quintin Montgomery-Wright
  • Fr. Bryan Houghton
  • Msgr. Alfred Gilbey
  • Mary Ball-Martinez
  • Kathleen Pond, OPL
  • Fr. Gomar DePauw
  • Opus Sacerdotale
  • Fr. Leo McNamara
  • Fr. Siro Cisilino
  • Msgr. Francois Ducaud-Bourget
  • Always open to more suggestions!
This list is already long, so feel free to suggest new names or reason to exclude others.


  1. Have you ever heard of Bishop Robert McKenna, O.P.? Apparently, he founded the Orthodox Roman Catholic Movement sometime around 1972. (I learned his name while reading the surprisingly fascinating "Deliver Us from Evil," written by a NYC policeman who moonlighted as an exorcist's assistant and who knew, among others, Fr. Malachi Martin.

  2. Who was the priest who lived at East Hendred, in a flat over the stables, I think, of the Manor House? Must have died 25 years ago. And, of course, Fr Oswald Baker in East Anglia. I look forward to the series.

  3. Fr. Michael Cepon, Assumption Church in Chicago, a holdout, with permission, since the change, until unfairly being closed down by Cardinal Bernardin. St. John Cantius in Chicago now has a stained glass window dedicated to his memory.