After some consideration, I have decided to close down this blog in the near, but not immediate future. I started it at the recommendation of my ex-girlfriend to occupy my spare time. With my job, my own research interests, and many of the unpleasant comments I've gotten in recent months I no longer find pleasure or solace in writing here. Posting seems like a chore and the quality of exposition has declined like Byzantium under the Palaiologos family. I wanted to influence and connect with Catholics of a traditional mindset who may not share the standard Tradistani agenda or outlook. This much have I done. I think many of us are the better for it and can take the potency of our reflections into our parishes, where the real work of liturgical and spiritual restoration is to be done.
One last series remains. The Pope's arrant attempt to change the Church's practice with regard to sexuality and marriage in a manner reminiscent of Henry VIII and Leo VI along with the accompanying disconnect of many party-line towers compels me to share my own lugubrious experience in this matter. Given the personal and complicated nature of the events, I might post it as a series of short stories with pseudonyms for the characters.
Until then, keep reading!