Daily Archives: 25 June 2008


Can we really even for a moment delude ourselves that Old Scratch is not going to try to sabotage closer ties between the Bishop of Rome and the SSPX? Spiritual warfare is being waged constantly for our souls.  The enemy, … Continue reading

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Just got off the air

I just got off the air with Hugh Hewitt, talking for two segments about the 5 Conditions and what is going on with the SSPX. Please check out Mr. Hewitt’s site. I’ll try to put up some audio from this … Continue reading

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Msgr. Guido Marini: Communion kneeling and on the tongue will be the standard for papal Masses

From the interview with Msgr. Guido Marini, Master of Pontifical Ceremonies with L’Osservatore Romano.  My translation, emphases and comments: L’ OssRom: In the recent visit to Santa Maria di Leuca and Brindisi the Pope distributed Communion to the faithful on … Continue reading

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HURRAY! A return to an older style papal pallium!

I remember my reaction when I attended the press conference before Pope Benedict’s inaugural Mass and then saw the pallium Archbishop Piero Marini put on the Pope. Now, thank God, the Pope is changing the style of the pallium back.  … Continue reading

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The Enemy will try savagely to ruin what has been set in motion.  He and the minions of hell hate the Church, hate unity, hate harmony, hate us, hate hate hate us!  They have angelic powers and are mighty enemies. … Continue reading

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Caption call

"Happy Birthday, Holy Pardner! With my warmest regards, George W. Bush"

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Tornielli: the 5 points were for Bp. Fellay

Andrea Tornielli has written (in my translation, emphases and comments): Bp. Fellay’s moment of truth   [Italian:  "Il bivio di monsignor Fellay" is literally the "fork in the road".  Which path to choose?] I am in Rome and I have gathered … Continue reading

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SSPX prospects and my ruminations

Our friends over at Rorate have picked up on Paolo Rodari’s note on Palazzo Apostolico about the Five Conditions posed by the Holy See to the SSPX.  The Holy See is requiring a response by the end of the month. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do SSPXers think new rites of ordination are valid?

This question came up in a comment under another entry. Some SSPX priests and some of the people in the pew have doubted the validity of the new rite of Ordination. Is this a block? Are the priests who hold … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: abbrev. in MartRom.

I had an interesting question by e-mail from a reader: Fr. Z., I was working with the 2004 Roman Martyrology [Martyrologium Romanum – there was a new edition in 2001, which it was rapidly recognized needed a lot of revision.  … Continue reading

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