Monthly Archives: April 2013

The attack is underway in Columbus

Have you been following the controversy in Columbus?
Your readers should stand up to support Bp. Campbell.
Friends, this is going to happen more and more often. We are going to see myriad harassment cases in the courts, relentlessly attacking every entity … Continue reading

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Help Fr. Cusick help the Archdiocese for Military! – UPDATE

Originally posted on: Apr 25, 2013 @ 8:49
This touches all the bases.
Fr. Kevin Cusick is running in the Marine Corps Marathon to raise money for the Archdiocese for the Military Services.
You can make a pledge to help Father hit his goal … Continue reading

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BOSTON: Saint….?

I am in Boston.
Guys from BC picked me up at the airport.  Being a Gopher Hockey kind of guy, I was a little conflicted about that.  They won me over with a nice supper at a place with a view. … Continue reading

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My view for a while

On the road.

I feel sort of human. The antibiotics may be helping.
Fairly short flights today and everything seems to be on time.
None of Pres. Obama’s artificial, inflicted, political flight delays … yet.
Yes, this is the book.
UPDATE:
Part II:

What fun. Blech.
Still feeling … Continue reading

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Theologian responds to Archbp. Marini’s less than helpful comment on same-sex unions

A noted Swiss theologian has responded to the non-theologian but former-papal MC, Archbp. Piero Marini, in the matter of Marini’s approval of recognition of civil same-sex unions.
Archbp. Marini, Piero (not to be confused with the present papal MC Msgr. Guido … Continue reading

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Posted in Linking Back, New Evangelization, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill | Tagged , , , , | 39 Comments

An unusual combination of words

I like this story from Fox.
Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop comes to aid of woman being attacked
A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop helped a neighbor woman escape a Tuesday morning attack by a man who had been stalking her.
Kent Hendrix woke up … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Communion outside Mass for the sake of First Friday and Saturday

From a reader:
I know Catholics can receive communion outside of Mass for certain reasons such as being sick and unable to attend Mass on Sunday, or as Viaticum, etc.
I’m wondering if it’s possible for Catholics to receive communion outside of … Continue reading

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“From a sudden and unprovided death, spare us O Lord.”

After the Boston bombings I posted about the serious prayer which all Catholics should say:
“A subitanea et improvisa morte… From a sudden and unprovided death, spare us O Lord.”
A sudden death can be a blessing.
A sudden and unprovided death is a horrifying … Continue reading

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Fr. Scalon on the unfinished business of Vatican II

At Homiletic and Pastoral Review there is a good article by Fr. Regis Scanlon, OFMCap.  Let’s see the first part, with my emphases:
Fifty years after the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Church in the United States is in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “it is not possible to find Jesus outside the Church”

Dissenters and liberals are not going to like this.
Today in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for his Name Day, the Feast of St. George.   There is a transcript.
Among the things the Holy Father … Continue reading

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23 April: Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

Drawing from material that I have posted in the past, I warmly remind the readership that today is
Talk Like Shakespeare Day!
Therefore,
I urge you all hence forth to speak in verse.
Pentameter iambic would be best.
O list, gentles! Also strive to use
in … Continue reading

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2nd miracle for Bl. John Paul II?

Andrea Tornielli reports at Vatican Insider:
The Vatican doctors approve the miracle to make Wojtyla a saint
“A saint now!” The canonisation of Wojtyla is getting closer quickly and it could be celebrated next October. In fact, in the past few days, … Continue reading

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4-10 Aug: very cool summer “Church Latin” workshop – Veterum Sapientia 2013

I bring to your attention a summer Latin workshop from 4-10 August at Belmont Abbey College, Charlotte, NC.
Veterum Sapientia 2013
The teaching faculty includes the legendary Fr. Reginald Foster, Fr. Daniel Gallagher (Foster’s successor at the office of Latin Letters in … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nienstedt on anti-bullying bill, linked to same-sex “marriage”

Archbishop Nienstedt of St. Paul & Minneapolis stands up again!
Catholic Church ramps up opposition to Minnesota anti-bullying bill
By Beth Hawkins
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has come out strongly against proposed anti-bullying legislation, linking it to the push to … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Dogs and Fleas, Fr. Z KUDOS, Liberals, New Evangelization, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Religious Liberty, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Former papal MC comes out for same-sex unions, trashes Benedict XVI’s pontificate

The former MC for John Paul II and, briefly Benedict XVI, has publicly come out in favor of same-sex unions.
According to Vatican Insider, Archbp. Piero Marini, head of the office that organizes Eucharist Congresses, was speaking on Costa Rica recently.
“It … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Elderly priest skipped the consecration

From a reader:
This Sunday, I went to “Mass” at a church with an elderly associate pastor who sometimes forgets things (to be expected, I don’t blame him). But what happened on this occasion is an entirely different matter. He went … Continue reading

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Your Good News

I used to ask every Monday if you had good news.
What is your good news?
I am feeling a better!  Time for phase two: azithromycin.

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Wherein Fr. Z provides a health update and feverish ranting on a range of unrelated topics

Thanks to those of you who wrote with expressions of prayers for my health.  An update is in order.
I have been battling bronchitis.  This has been a problem ever after all those years in Rome, I’m afraid.  I suspect I … Continue reading

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Great new resource for your new Gregorian chant schola! Wherein Fr. Z also comments on pace.

Some people on the traditional side of things are demoralized because Pope Francis has a markedly different liturgical style from that of Benedict XVI. Some might wonder if it is worth trying to promote the provisions of Summorum Pontificum and … Continue reading

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Third Sunday After Easter – by John Keble

Third Sunday After Easter
John Keble (a leading figure in the Oxford Movement, but who did not swim the Tiber)
[A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but as soon as she is delivered of … Continue reading

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