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“The legalization of the termination of pregnancy is none other than the authorization given to an adult, with the approval of an established law, to take the lives of children yet unborn and thus incapable of defending themselves. It is difficult to imagine a more unjust situation, and it is very difficult to speak of obsession in a matter such as this, where we are dealing with a fundamental imperative of every good conscience — the defense of the right to life of an innocent and defenseless human being.”
- St. John Paul II
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“Only one sin is nowadays severely punished: the attentive observance of the traditions of our Fathers. For that reason the good ones are thrown out of their places and brought to the desert.”
- Basil of Caesarea - ep. 243
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"One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite; civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us less interesting."
- C.S. Lewis
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“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.”
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Daily Archives: 15 July 2008
It is humbling to see the various places whence some of you readers are coming. In the top few slots just a couple minutes ago I saw: Newcastle Upon TynePago PagoSheboygan, WisconsinTe KauwhataDublinRenningen, Baden-WurttembergTokyoBismarck, North DakotaItuna, SaskatchewanStockholm, Stockholms LanNatchitoches, LouisianaTielt, … Continue reading
A priest WDTPRSer helped me to a chuckle today: Dear Fr. Z, First, thank you for your blog. I’ve been following it faithfully for about 2 years and I always find something interesting and informative. You are providing a great … Continue reading
Here is a question from e-mail, useful for people and priests alike: Dear Fr. Z., We are expecting our 6th baby in August and I asked our "Sunday" priest if he would come up to do the baptism at our … Continue reading
Another question from e-mail: First allow me to say how much I, as a young convert, have enjoyed and learned a great deal from your blog. My question is, what is the status on Latin Rite Catholics participating in Masses … Continue reading
I got this question via e-mail: Father, In societies that use the 1962 Missal, when does a man become a cleric? The current 1983 Code says they become a cleric at the diaconate. Do societies like the FSSP and ICK … Continue reading
Today I have an interview with His Hermeneuticalness himself, Fr. Timothy Finigan. We talk togther about Summorum Pontificum and matters liturgical and spiritual. I think you’ll find this pretty interesting. But first, we hear from St. Bonaventure (+1274) speaking to … Continue reading
Here is a video piece from CTV about the opening of WYD: [flv]08_07_15_WYD_opening01.flv[/flv]
I am concerned about something. I am concerned that with Summorum Pontificum the use of Latin will be segregated to the Extraordinary Form. We must have far more Latin in all Masses. So here is a blog piece from Esperu. … Continue reading
The latest letter to priests from the Congregation for Clergy: Dear brother priests, On the occasion of the August 4th feast of St. John Marie Vianney, the Curé of Ars, I greet you cordially with all my heart, and I … Continue reading