Monthly Archives: August 2013

GUEST POST: “Why I’m Not a Traditionalist (But We’re Going to Latin Mass Anyways…)”

From the blog The Back of the World, comes a blog post worthy of everyone’s attention.  I’ll add this fellow to my blog role.
Here it is with my patented Fr. Z treatment (you know… emphases and comments):
Hi, my name is Ryan. … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, Fr. Z KUDOS, Hard-Identity Catholicism, HONORED GUESTS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , , , , , | 80 Comments

Bill Clinton blatant prevarication about voting and ID laws

At the Lincoln Memorial today, with Pres. Obama – The First Gay President – sitting nearby, former President – The First Black President – Bill Clinton:
“A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault … Continue reading

Posted in Liberals, Throwing a Nutty, You must be joking! | Tagged , , | 34 Comments

“I have a dream…” is possible only when you are allowed to be BORN

I saw this on CNS (video link HERE):
Martin Luther King’s Daughter: ‘Life Begins In a Woman’s Womb’
August 26, 2013
By Penny Starr
( – Bernice King, the daughter of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said on Thursday that “life begins in … Continue reading

Posted in Dogs and Fleas, Emanations from Penumbras, You must be joking! | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Then they opened their mouths and removed all doubt.

There were some attacks on me over the last couple days because I (in a moment of stupidity) responded to a anti-Catholic bigot who had launched a mendacious attack on the Church.
In a moment of weakness, I cared.  Oh well.
The … Continue reading

Posted in Lighter fare, Our Catholic Identity, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , , , , , | 19 Comments

QUAERITUR: What’s the best translation of St. Augustine’s “The Confessions”?

From a reader:
Thank you for the recommendation on the biography [of St. Augustine by Hollingworth]; I have purchased it at Amazon through your site. Can you recommend a good translation of the “Confessions” and/or “The City of God”? Kindle is … Continue reading

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NASA and Latin

This is pretty cool. From the Beeb:
Mars images to go on social media feeds in Latin
By Zoe Kleinman
Pictures of the surface of Mars, taken from Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), are to be captioned in Latin on social media outlets … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on St. Augustine’s Feast: Mass streamed LIVE today

Pope Francis say Mass today, 28 August, at the Church of St. Augustine in Rome.
The Mass will be streamed live via the Internet beginning at 5:55 PM CET, 10:55 AM CDT, 11:55 AM EDT.
To watch on the Vatican web site, … Continue reading

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Whole new horizons of theobabble.

On Coast to Coast AM (the radio show) the other night they were talking about Martians living on earth.
As it turns out, Martians mixed it up with the Celts a long time ago. This is why there are Celts with … Continue reading

Posted in Liberals, Lighter fare, Look! Up in the sky!, Magisterium of Nuns, Women Religious | Tagged , , | 34 Comments


At WaPo, disgraced ex-priest and expert whiner Roy Bourgeois has an op-ed piece. Roy’s fundamental problem is that he sees ordination as a question of power and “policy”.
Here is a sample paragraph:
I saw the exclusion of women from the priesthood … Continue reading

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A new book from J.R.R. Tolkien (+ 1973)

For all you fans of The Professor, J.R.R. Tolkien, … he has a new book!
The Fall of Arthur
US link HERE
US Kindle HERE
UK link HERE
UK Kindle HERE 
Here is the blurb from amazon:
The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. … Continue reading

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