Monthly Archives: July 2013


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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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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, … 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 … Continue reading

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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”. … Continue reading

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