Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sr. Kane (of “NUNS GONE WILD” fame) on Pope Francis’ feelings. Wherein Fr. Z rants and has some fun.

First, take a look HERE.  This is where the Holy See posted the transcript of Pope Francis’ chat with newsies on the flight back to Rome from Rio.  From what I can tell, it is the whole thing and in … Continue reading

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Mountaintop experiences matter, but they are not enough.

My constant drumbeat has been that for any effort of New Evangelization to bear long-lasting fruit, we must revitalize our sacred liturgical worship of God.  Nothing we do to renew the Church will last unless we get our liturgical house … Continue reading

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Weather check!

Like a lot of the stuff I have been reading these days:

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Blog registration to post comments – practical notes

If you want to register or have registered and have not been able to post comments, take note.
My registration form is under constant attack by spammers.  I have to clear dozens of attempts a day at registration and scores of … Continue reading

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“What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.”

Elizabeth Scalia posted her idea at the blog of First Things.  Here is an excerpt.  You can read the rest over there:
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Spinning and framing is what takes up most of the time of the mainstream press. That being so, some … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Prayers for Thomas Peters and family

I remind the readers (and new readers) to continue with your prayers for Thomas Peters and his family.  Thom broke his neck in a swimming accident.  Recovery is slow and hard.
The well-known canonist, Ed Peters, is Thom’s father.  He is … Continue reading

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How to get Francis wrong on homosexuality

Over at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) I saw a self-indulgent piece by the new contributor, Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ.  He wrote a longish offering called “Sodom, homosexuality, drone strikes and prayer”.
Here is a sample of Reese’s post (with … Continue reading

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Posted in Mail from priests, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Pope Francis, Priests and Priesthood, Seminarians and Seminaries, The Drill, What are they REALLY saying? | Tagged , , , , , | 73 Comments

For your Just Too Cool file and your TEOTWAWKI file!

For your Just Too Cool file and your TEOTWAWKI file for you more ambitious Catholic preppers.
Mass from a church truck!  A mobile chapel.  And it’s a Solemn Mass, to boot!

If I remember, didn’t Aid To The Church In Need do … Continue reading

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When people walk away with Hosts

My friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, has a good post at his blog about “When people walk away with Holy Communion”
A sample:
It happens from time to time that someone will come up for Holy Communion which they receive into … Continue reading

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ITALY: Young Muslims, after stealing from rectory, break into church, defecate and urinate by altar.

In Mantua, Italy, there was another event to inspire more dialogue.
From the Gazzetta di Mantova:
SERRAVALLE: First the broke in to the rectory at Libiola and stole money of the fund for the children of Grest; then, not satisfied, they went … Continue reading

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UGH!

After having power and internet losses for most of yesterday and part of today, and after looking at my inbox, and after looking at the spammer attacks I have to clean up, and after looking at the news about the … Continue reading

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Z-Swag “in the wild”!

A shot of one of my Say The Black Do The Red mugs “in the wild”.

Nice photo!
These mugs can do double-duty, of course.  I have a Latin version of the same near to hand and it holds pens and reading glasses.
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Card. Braz de Aviz moves on the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, curtails use of Usus Antiquior. Fr. Z rants, offers tough love.

It has been a tough week, friends.
Now there is news which will make a lot of the traditionally inclined go bonkers.  My email is filling up with panicky bile.
Before any of you readers have a spittle-flecked nutty, in a spittle-flecked … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Benedict XVI, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Pope Francis, Priests and Priesthood, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill, Throwing a Nutty, What are they REALLY saying?, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , , , , , | 102 Comments

The Pope on the plane

The nearly ubiquitous John Allen, the solitary boast of the National Schismatic Reporter, has notes from a wide-ranging interview Pope Francis gave to reporters while on the airplane heading back to Rome.
HERE
I have been musing to myself for a while … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do I have to add details when I confess sins?

From a reader:
In confessing a sin is it necessary to describe (giving some details of) the sin rather than merely indicating the name (species) of the sin?
You don’t have to go into great detail, but you ought to provide enough … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Global Killer Asteroid Questions, GO TO CONFESSION, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , , , | 20 Comments

Church invaded by pro-abort attackers, confessionals and altars desecrated

I have been saying that we are going to see more direct, physical attacks on the Church – on churches – from both pro-homosexuality and pro-abortion (pro-sterility and pro-death) advocates.
I saw this at CNA with my emphases and comments:
Abortion rights … Continue reading

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Posted in Dogs and Fleas, Emanations from Penumbras, Liberals, The future and our choices, Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , , , | 30 Comments

TEOTWAWKI?!?

I was blithely typing along, and THUD… BEEP!! My UPS (uninterruptible power sources) sprang to bleeping life.
“It finally happened,” quoth I… or words to that effect.
Here at the SPTDV we have no electricity.
Since I just posted this, I gather that … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass?

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Writing to Rome when the bishop or pastor does nothing to correct liturgical abuses

Letter by letter.
At the blog Socon or Bust I saw a post about a woman who had been writing to her local bishop for some years about liturgical abuses at her parish.  The bishop, predictably, did nothing.
She wrote to the … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

Want some “lío”? I’ve got your “lío” right here!

¿Este será el ‘lío’ que quiere el Papa?
Some young people could be taking Pope Francis at his word when the other day he said, precisely to young people, “quiero lío en las dioceses… I want a mess in dioceses”.  Francis … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Pope Francis, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The future and our choices, Throwing a Nutty, Year of Faith | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments