About This Blog
In accordance with the principle of Lex Orandi Lex Credendi -- or "the law of prayer is the law of faith" -- defense of traditional Catholic liturgy is central to the mission of The Catholic Knight. Traditional Catholic liturgy consists of the Traditional Latin Mass (also known as the Tridentine liturgy or the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite). It also consists of the Vatican approved Anglican Ordinariate liturgy and the liturgies of the Eastern Rites as well. The contemporary Western mass (also known as the Novus Ordo or the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite) likewise qualifies as traditional when it is celebrated in Latin, or an approved vernacular translation, with comparable reverence and solemnity to the Traditional Latin Mass. What The Catholic Knight stands squarely against is unapproved translations and progressive liturgical innovation or abuse.
The standards by which The Catholic Knight blogs are the Holy Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. These serve as the foundation for the blogger's philosophy, ideology, morality and politics. A former Evangelical and Anglican, this blogger is a convert to the Catholic Church and understands the necessity of apostolic tradition and legitimate ecclesiastical authority. The blogger pledges allegiance; to the Holy Father, the Pope of Rome, and friendship to those bishops and priests in full unity with him.