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- Benedict Joseph: Codina writes out of the void of the last sixty years of ecclesial self-decep tion. Some might term it ecclesiast ical Stockholm Syndrome. It could be regarded as comic were it not...
- Legisperitus: tho: All true, but of course the natural law is much more than just “rul es for an organizati on.” It applies to all human beings.
- Joe in Canada: Why would anyone attend this institute now? I can’ t imagine that a bishop who actually cares about the subject and is faithful to the ChurchR 17;s tradition would send...
- capchoirgirl: Thank you for this gift of a series. I agree with bartlep, these deserve to be in a book of meditation s!
- bartlep: These meditation s are so moving! In today’s Sorrow, you go from the traditiona l Pieta to the parallels of the melding of the hearts of Mary and Jesus and the stream of blood and water...
- ChrisP: The problem with Francis is not whether he is a theologian or pastor. The problem is that he and his minions don’ t care for theology, pastoral or otherwise, that predates theirs,...
- FN: Truly, Father Z, these meditation s on the Sorrows of Mary are among the best things you’ve ever written. We all benefit when you turn your keyboard from the dismal news of the day to the...
- JumpJet: Father “Mar tinet̶ 1; is just that… ;until a bishop publicly denounces his activity and that of the Jesuit order, his quest for notoriety and power will proceed unabat...
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- tho: Bob B.: Every organizati on has rules, or a guide to live by. Can you imagine baseball without rules, the same applies to life, or more particular ly the church. Homosexual ity is chaos...
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- Kerry: “ 230;theolo gian.̶ 1; And in the same way, King Barack the Last was a gifted scholar of the Constituti on.
- JonathanTX: There was another line by Fr. Cadino with even more disturbing consequenc es: Viewing the shifting winds over the course of time, we can see that the type and orientatio n of opposit...
- Bob B.: tho: I remember a decade or so ago when our schoolR 17;s teachers were having an in-service given by a not-so-you ng priest, known to be on the rise in the diocese. He was asked about...
- Kansan: This Seven Sorrows series is really touching my soul. I’m learning so much from it. Thank you!
- Matthew: Why would they even hire someone like that. We always look at the cars that applicants drive to the interview. Then again, we’r e trusted with important things.
- richdel: Good schools always ensure that its teachers are on the same page with regard to implementi ng the schoolR 17;s mission and vision in the teachers 8217; own individual spheres, most...
- roma247: And the ink wars go on, without end. How can we know that this Pope is neither a Theologian nor a Pastor? It’s so very simple: Capital-T- Truth requires little ink. The issues for...
- maternalView: Such a handy thing to have on the books. Any particular priest needing to brought down can suddenly be arrested for failing to report abuse̵ 1;after a sting at his parish reveals...
- maternalView: I’m not a trained psychologi st but I’m a mom so I often play one in real life. And I think based on the personalit y traits the Pope displays we’r e in for more of...
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- MitisVis: I remember a time when theologica l and pastoral were a perfect fit in harmony to the practice of the faith. To remember and maintain this makes us detractors ? This mysterious divis...
- Charles E Flynn: The pope is chosen by the cardinal electors to fulfill two roles: vicar of Christ, and successor to Saint Peter. He is not chosen to be the successor to Christ.
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- Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 7th Sorrow – The Burial of Jesus
- Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 6th Sorrow – The Piercing of the Side of Jesus, and His Deposition.
- Jesuit-run Amerika aims at Francis’ “detractors”. Incoherence ensues.
- @JamesMartinSJ and internet bullying
- Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 5th Sorrow – The Crucifixion of Jesus
- Mind-blowing profundity at the reconstituted John Paul II Institute 2.0
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- VIDEO: Fr. Murray, Prof. Royal on EWTN on Francis’ latest PPP (Papal Plane Presser) comments
- @FatherZ responds to @PhilipPullella of Reuters about the Holy Spirit and the elections of Popes
- Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 4th Sorrow – Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary
- “This is the time God chose for us. Get up off the ground!” Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- A roundup on Francis and “schism”
- What is the TMSM up to? Spiffing new BLACK vestments! Photos.
- Australia: New legislation – priests must violate the Seal or face jail
- What the papalatrous are doing with the term “schism”
- Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem
- “How are they down, how have they fallen down Those great strong towers of ice and steel”?
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- Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt
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- “The Church of priests is coming to an end.” What’s really going on.
- On “Bullshit” and the New ‘c’atholic Red Guards
- Concerning Mutual Enrichment. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon
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- Article explains a lot about Bergoglio/Francis, Amazon Synod, connection with Liberation Theology
- 8 Sept – Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Monthly Archives: July 2010
In the National Gallery in London, you will find a painting by Velazquez entitled Christ in the House of Martha and Mary. I never fail to visit it when I visit that gallery. The painting – a variation on the … Continue reading
POLL BELOW From CNS: Catholics in England will have to pay to attend some events during Pope Benedict XVI’s Sept. 16-19 trip to Scotland and England, according to reports in our client paper in London, the Catholic Herald. Catholics will … Continue reading
I received a press release today that the second volume of Pope Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth will be published by Ignatius Press (no surprise there) and released in Spring 2011. Pope’s new book on Jesus to be published by … Continue reading
I just heard an interesting thing as I was flipping past Sean Hannity’s show (I always flip past unless I spot a guest I am interested in). Michelle Malkin, who is usually apt when she speaks, made a strikingly bad … Continue reading
I had an email today that Oprah may be going to Medjugorje. Okay. Rumor? Fact? Dunno. But… If Oprah converts to Catholicism because of Medjugorje, then I will have to rethink my position.
First and foremost, thank you to all the readers who lately have used the donation button on the Feeder Feed posts. Your help is deeply appreciated. I’ll probably be coming back to you for something else that is shaping up, … Continue reading
Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity This comes from CNA: Canadian Anglican Catholic group votes to unite with Rome Vancouver, Canada, Jul 28, 2010 / 01:10 am (CNA).- With “overwhelming support,” a recent meeting of leaders in the … Continue reading
I received a press release that there is to be a major motion picture about St. Jose Maria Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. It will be directed by the man who made the movie The Mission. There is a … Continue reading
From CNA: Sainthood cause of ‘snowshoe priest’ heads to Vatican Marquette, Mich., Jul 28, 2010 / 03:27 am (CNA).- Following a four-month investigation, the Diocese of Marquette has closed its inquiry into an alleged miracle attributed to its first bishop, … Continue reading
I take my cue from the great blog of The Catholic Key, newspaper of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph where Bp. Robert Finn has the reins. The Catholic Key has focused our attention on the comment made by the … Continue reading
The NCR hits a new low. Before we begin what is going to be a brutal evisceration of a deeply confused essay, we need a few points as a preface. The literary form of this piece is "protest". The substance … Continue reading
I mentioned in yesterday’s Feeder Feed that the birds were eating like made. Many of them are starting to gear up for migration. Some are going to nest. Here is a shot of what is going on with Red-Breasted Grosbeaks, … Continue reading
It is hard to resist this story in the Independent.What the story does not report is that these are the very traditional Benedictines of the Abbey of Sainte-Madeleine who are associated with the monks of Le Barroux on the next … Continue reading
I haven’t posted about the feeder recently. Before any other shots, I caught this little Indigo Bunting on the Z-Cam today. A very wet oriole, not content with its usual feast on grape jelly, went after the suet cage. The … Continue reading
Hmmmm…. wait… I suspect we are being made game of. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxzbUAo-MSQ]