15 06, 2024

Going from the ’55 Missal to the ’45 Missal

By |2024-06-15T06:25:52+00:00June 15th, 2024|Life|

As you know, for the first seven years of my priesthood, I offered the new sacraments.  The last seven years I have offered exclusively the old sacraments.  But now I'm switching from a 1962 TLM Missal to a 1939 TLM Missal.  This has little to do with the papacy or obedience or rebellion or political statements or trying "to be more trad than the next priest." To be honest, when I first heard traditionalists speak of the decision to Restorethe54 in place of the 1962 Missal, I thought, "Wow, nothing is good enough for these snotty traditionalists!"  (And this was after I had switched to the TLM that I was [...]

4 06, 2024

“To Utter All Kinds of Evil Against You Falsely On My Account.”

By |2024-06-14T00:38:28+00:00June 4th, 2024|Life|

Recently, I was featured in an article at Baptist News called The Harrison Butker story is so much weirder than you know.  It was a hit piece against several high-profile American traditional Catholics, including myself.  The featured image to their hit piece is reproduced above (photo credit to the lefty Baptist News) capturing many people I respect including Archbishop Viganó, Bishop Strickland, Fr. Ripperger, Fr. Heilman, Candace Owens, Josh Charles, Kennedy Hall, Michael Hichborn, and yours truly right in the middle with a not-very-flattering picture (when my face was fatter than it is now.)  I was honored to be featured with so many of my heroes and heroines in maintaining [...]

15 05, 2024

Fourteen Years a Priest

By |2024-05-15T12:59:41+00:00May 15th, 2024|Life|

Cum his qui oderant pacem, eram pacificus.—Psalm 119:7. Today is the 14th anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood.  I am often reminded there is only One High Priest, Jesus Christ.  We ministerial priests share in that priesthood both ontologically and by suffering as Christ suffered. The above picture was taken before or after a trial several years ago in Washington DC after one of our arrests for peacefully counseling inside an abortion center with Red Rose Rescue (RRR.) We do counseling inside abortion centers to stop the immediate threat of babies about to be killed with the understanding our peaceful protest will probably lead to arrest. The above picture [...]

28 04, 2024

Reconnaissance Mission in the Mediterranean

By |2024-04-30T00:28:07+00:00April 28th, 2024|Life|

If we see the prophesied "Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary" before the end of the world, there is reason to believe we'll get a traditional Pope (as miraculous as that would be) and my hope in that would begin the resuscitation of the international missions of the Catholic Church.  Perhaps I would leave my hermit life and begin or join an international congregation if that happened.  Or more than likely, I would continue my current life and simply go deeper into contemplation and also deeper into international missions.  (This is why I learned French and Spanish and Portuguese, anyway.)  Or perhaps I will be old, and I'll just [...]

14 04, 2024

Malfunctioning Warriors with Solid Consciences

By |2024-04-28T12:11:49+00:00April 14th, 2024|Life|

The above picture is one I snapped on the Greek island I am currently on.  This is part retreat and part mission which will be revealed later.  I'm continue to produce content on this site and my channels.  I continue to pray/read 4 hrs/day, so I continue to thank my donors for keeping my life going abroad.  This isn't just some vacation to get away and sit on a beach.  Amazingly, I have got the 30-40 pieces of a TLM kit plus my MacBook in a single carry-on everywhere I go in the world, usually having no need to check a bag in luggage (unless I have bottles of altar [...]

23 03, 2024

Grab Bag of Q/As on Email

By |2024-03-23T13:30:45+00:00March 23rd, 2024|Life|

One part of my life is answering the theological questions of friends and benefactors.  Below is an email I got from a friend today.  I didn't think I'd turn it into a blog post until after I hit "send," but I needed something for my Life-Update section (especially so you know what I do with a small portion of my week.) I think you'll find his two theological questions fascinating: His email: Fr. Nix, Two confusions which have been floating around in my mind for a year or two. I have seen a pamphlet, I think by Fr. A., stating that we can pray now for a suicide victim who [...]

9 03, 2024

Mass of the Ages 3 and “My Three Mothers”

By |2024-03-13T04:19:36+00:00March 9th, 2024|Life|

Last week, some friends offered to pay my way to Chicago and back to see Mass of the Ages 3 (henceforth, MOTA 3).  I was featured in episode one and two, but not three, so I didn't have a lot of reasons to come out.  But a free flight and seeing friends who would be attending the premier sounded like it might be worth it.  Besides the fact we all had a great trip, the movie was excellent.  (There were a few caveats to this, like how the movie got wrong a major-premise to the current state of papacy, but that is not the point of this article.) What I [...]

21 02, 2024

Why I Offer the Old Sacraments Exclusively

By |2024-02-22T06:48:21+00:00February 21st, 2024|Life|

Here's why I offer the old Roman Sacraments: Mass:  The Traditional Latin Mass uses only the Roman Canon, which the Counsel of Trent infallibly states is something Jesus Christ Himself gave to the Apostles as I wrote about in this article. Confession:  The old-rite absolution automatically includes the lifting of excommunication of certain sins like abortion by the very fact that it includes the word "excommunication" as what is relieved just before the words of absolution, as I explained in this podcast.  This is not the case in the new formulation of absolution, but apparently a "tag on" prayer has been added for just such sins. Extreme Unction:  In the [...]

11 02, 2024

The TLM Is Not the Place to Teach the TLM

By |2024-02-13T17:03:51+00:00February 11th, 2024|Life|

I only ski every three years, and this week was one of those years.  I did two days in a row up in Summit Co., CO.  My brother in law's parents were kind enough to let me use their home.  The above is a picture of my travel Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) kit set up in their home.  I was alone in that home most of the time there.  (One buddy who joined me one day for skiing attended one Mass in there, and did well in attending it even though he goes normally to both Masses.) I mention he "did well" because that is not something that just goes [...]

28 01, 2024

“The Anger of Man Worketh Not the Justice of God.”

By |2024-01-28T21:28:47+00:00January 28th, 2024|Life|

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil. Whosoever is not just, is not of God, nor he that loveth not his brother. For this is the declaration, which you have heard from the beginning, that you should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of the wicked one, and killed his brother. And wherefore did he kill him? Because his own works were wicked: and his brother's just. Wonder not, brethren, if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not, abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother [...]

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