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Book One

A Theological Vindication of Roman Catholic Traditionalism

Introduction: The Liturgy Changes.................................................................................... 3
Ch. I: A Question of Rites..................................................................................... 9
The Immemorial Roman Rite......................................................................... 9
A "Brand New Rite"...................................................................................... 12
Ch. II: An Examination of the Liturgy and the Sacraments.................................. 23
The Novus Ordo: A Protestant Construct...................................................... 23
The Right of the Faithful to Traditional Sacraments...................................... 29
Ch. III: The Post-Conciliar Church in Light of the New Liturgy............................. 35
A Crisis of Authority...................................................................................... 35
Sacred Tradition........................................................................................... 38
An Erroneous Definition of the Church......................................................... 42
The Magisterium........................................................................................... 45
Ch. IV: Doctrinal Novelties of the Post-Conciliar Church...................................... 51
Religious Liberty........................................................................................... 51
Ecumenism................................................................................................... 56
The Error of "Living Tradition"...................................................................... 65
Ch. V: The Post-Conciliar Church: A Question of Schism.................................... 67
The Status of Vatican II Documents............................................................ 67
Roman Protestants...................................................................................... 70
Papal Infallibility........................................................................................... 71
Ch. VI: Conclusion to Book I................................................................................... 77
Appendix I: Quo Primum Has Not Been Revoked............................................................... 81
Appendix II: The Doubtful Validity of the Novus Ordo Missae............................................ 85
Notes to Book I...................................................................................................... 89