Alternatives to Rorate Caeli?
(02-01-2012, 01:26 PM)TrentCath Wrote: This would make sense if it wasn't for the fact that the posts Rorate make support said agenda and attract said types of people therefore they are somewhat shooting themselves in the foot.

And as for armchair theologians, I suspect most theologians spend a lot of their time in their armchairs  :LOL: But seriously it is more than a little presumptuous of you to disregard all such comments as from 'armchair theologians' and more than a little ignorant to be honest.

They don't all have to be that way. I'm not trying to broadbrush it. And I bet that the substantive comments are from the non-armchair group. I don't presume much. I have waded through tradition for over ten years now, and add many more years of experience from the counsel of long-time trads -- we are way heavy in the armchair group who don't mind swaggering around virtual and/or other venues. The leading lights of tradition don't spend much time in the comments section of blogs. That's why I said, make a blog. The leading lights who have something substantive to contribute make it know through a work of their own, be it blog, book, speaking, etc. I would imagine there is plenty of room to discuss on RC. I don't participate on RC, nor do I know the latest goings-on, but I can read in their comments post that they are tired of whom I precisely am describing -- the swaggering armchair theologian -- whomever they may be. Extra me nullus salus est type. These are precisely the worst people to handle evangelization, whether it is to Catholcism itself, or adhering to tradition. I can see wisdom in the diplomatic decision to shut them up. There is the truth dlivered well, and the truth delivered badly. RC says quite clearly the want to improve and even the tone in consideration of the non-traditional Mass attendees. Tradition is self-sufficient, because it is on the right side, but if people are repulsed by the message, then there is something wrong. It may be that they are wrong, but it is right to look at what we do too. I really doubt the truth is being stifled over there.

(02-01-2012, 02:59 PM)TrentCath Wrote: Again fair enough but:
a)Its nowhere as bad as you what happens on here, and
b)Their blog is aimed at those sorts of people vis a vis the news and commentary they provide

But they said "... that a very large proportion of our readers do not attent the Traditional Mass regularly." I would hope their blog wasn't simply aimed for the choir.

(02-01-2012, 03:18 PM)TrentCath Wrote:
(02-01-2012, 03:12 PM)OldMan Wrote: I'm all for banning personal attacks and gossip, but my experience when visiting RC has been that anything that is remotely critical of any of the conciliar popes is not posted. Some things are black and white folks and not always grey.

Indeed, I am sorry to say it appears to be a front for pushing their own agenda. Which of course is fine it is their blog after all, but it is also disappointing, I suspect one of the contributors was removed or left or something, I guess we'll wait and see.

Who isn't pushing agendas? A blog screams agenda by its nature. Sometimes a corrective in the traditional community is necessary. The Pope bashing is pretty strong these days. Even if they were the worst Popes ever, no one would look at the bashing and conclude that these were disciples of Christ. There very little savor in some these types of posts of being on the Pope's side. A one tune band gets boring after a while.

(02-01-2012, 03:36 PM)Lavalliere Wrote: One more thing.
Traditionals do not hold the market on "nasty".  The nastiest Catholics I ever encountered on the internet is on a forum that is anything but traditional.

Sure. The best way to make the distinction, is to actual make it.

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Alternatives to Rorate Caeli? - by alphonsusjr - 01-31-2012, 09:28 PM
Re: Alternatives to Rorate Caeli? - by DrBombay - 01-31-2012, 11:15 PM
Re: Alternatives to Rorate Caeli? - by Spooky - 01-31-2012, 11:53 PM
Re: Alternatives to Rorate Caeli? - by Jacob - 02-01-2012, 10:40 AM
Re: Alternatives to Rorate Caeli? - by maldon - 02-01-2012, 10:59 AM
Re: Alternatives to Rorate Caeli? - by OldMan - 02-01-2012, 03:12 PM
Re: Alternatives to Rorate Caeli? - by Scriptorium - 02-01-2012, 03:47 PM
Re: Alternatives to Rorate Caeli? - by Spooky - 02-01-2012, 06:23 PM
Re: Alternatives to Rorate Caeli? - by Scotus - 02-02-2012, 11:45 AM

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