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French Wine, Protocol & Birds

Is France Abandoning Wine?…

Dear TIA,

I'm sending you a link to this interesting article from the BBC News. The title is "Why are the French drinking less wine?

It's not only about wine, it's about how traditional values are replaced by the hygieno - moralistic new order. Especially I'd like to point out the paragraph saying that the less we drink wine, the more we take anti-depressants.

The article could be used as a citation source for your excellent analyses of manners, customs, eating habits.

     Yours faithfully,

     O.K., Prague, Czech Republic


Membership in TIA


I have only recently become acquainted with your organization and am very impressed! I also am very impressed with your emblem: La plus belle aventure c'est la notre. [The greatest adventure in the world is ours]

Question: Rather than making a donation, is not a membership available? Also your emblem: Is it not available as a beautiful lapel pin? I would love to have one and make propaganda for your efforts in defending Christ's Mother Church.

Thank you for your attention to this communication.


TIA responds:


Thank you for your support. We are glad that you found us and agree with our principles.

Unlike most organizations, the way we select our members and collaborators is not by a vote of the TIA board, but as a result of a practical collaboration in the same fight. Those who agree with us start to correspond more often with us or to write comments/articles against our common enemies, which we post on our website. This collaboration in an organic way increases the union of ideas and ideals, which in turn inspires a closer interest to fight more and more efficiently. As time goes by, this person becomes another warrior at our side. When this happens, he or she is a member of TIA.

You are very welcome to disseminate our ideas and to give your personal assistance in this fight against the enemies of the Church and Christian Civilization. We will try to help as much as possible.

Your idea of a pin is quite interesting. We will present it to our directors on the opportune occasion.


     TIA correspondence desk


May God Save America


I received this Easter greeting from you:

When everyone thought that Christ was dead, in fact He had resurrected and appeared to the Holy Women. He was building a new institutional reality, the Holy Catholic Church, based on the faith of His Resurrection.

Similarly, today, when many people imagine that the Holy Church as she always was is dead, in fact she is alive, living a new life of Faith in those who remain obedient to the eternal Catholic principles.

Catholic principles never change and never die, even when religious authorities want us to think the opposite. These principles are a due reflection of Eternal Wisdom, which is a Person, the Divine Word. No matter what the infiltrated enemies of the Church will say, these principles remain the same forever. They resurrect when men foolishly think they have killed them.

May the Risen Christ grant you and your family fidelity to those immutable principles and a blessed Easter.

Today, Obama and his minions would have us believe that a free America is similarly dead; that it cannot live by the diabolic decree of those who hate anything and everything American.

But just as Holy Mother Church lives, albeit in the modern catacombs, Free America will always live in the hearts of those real patriots, especially those of faith and right reason who understand the invariant principles of her founding rooted in "the laws of nature and of nature's God." His protection was deemed necessary in The Preamble of the Declaration of Independence for America's survival, a Declaration that called upon the protection of the Divine Providence of Almighty God for its success. Those, who by their witness to all that is good about an America under God, will not let the corruption of those principles take place by communists masquerading as Americans!

If God is with us, who can be against us?

God bless you and yours, and all, on this Holy Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 A.D., who understand what must be done to ensure that all those who gave their full measure of dedication to secure our unalienable God-given rights to LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness did not do so in vain! We owe them that!

     Gary Morella

Indult Mentality in Menzingen?


Is it me or is there too much talk on the SSPX website about the new Pope and all of the talk is positive… or most of it seemingly so? I have yet to see criticisms of some of what the new Pope has done and said in his short time on the chair.

I had heard that the SSPX wants now to just dwell on the positive and not educate us or our youngers on the errors that we should avoid and the reason why we are doing what we do. Is it just me that is noticing this???

I did see one article that was written by the Argentine[?] district superior where he did speak of some of the “errors” of this Pope before he was elevated to the chair. But that was it.

I came to the SSPX years back because I saw in them a group that was not afraid to inform us and our children of the errors, particularly those coming from Rome, much unlike the “indult” set-ups. That is one of the reasons I do not attend the local mass at the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest… because they remain silent in order to have “their” mass.


Protocol for Kneeling before Popes & Kings

Dear Tradition In Action,

I was reading your article on how to address the clergy and found it very helpful. However, I was wondering about the protocol for kneeling before Popes, Cardinals, Kings, etc. Thanks.

May the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary bring a return to the proper protocol soon!

God bless you in your work!

     In Jesus and Mary,

     I.G., Philippines

Mrs. Mead & Dr. Horvat respond:

Dear I.G.,

Thank you for your kind words about out work. We join you in your prayers for a return to a more formal and less egalitarian society.

The correct protocol for presentation to Popes, Cardinal, Patriarchs, etc., as well as to Kings, is to kneel on the left knee before the seated authority.

A person kneels on the right knee when he genuflects before Christ in the tabernacle. He kneels on both knees when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.


     Judith F. Mead & Marian T. Horvat


Magnificence of Creation

Dear TIA,

I am passing on to you and your readers these photos of some splendorous birds God created to make us contemplate His munificence. If He gave such glorious vestments to simple birds on earth, how much has He prepared in heaven for those who know, love and serve Him well in this life?

May He and His beloved Mother reward you for the priceless work you are doing for Him and His Church.

In Jesu e Maria,


an exotic bird

Himalayan Monal

Formosan Magpie

bird 3


Golden Pheasant

Green Jay


Lady Amherst's Pheasant

Bleeding Heart Pigeons

Nicobar Pigeon


Winson's Bird of Paradise

No known name


Polish Chicken

Blason de Charlemagne
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Posted April 9 2013

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