Monthly Archives: October 2013

Card. Pell on the SSPX and Pope Francis

Vatican Insider has an interview with Card. Pell, who is one of the Gang of 8. In this interview the cardinal comments on the recent meeting of the Council of Cardinals with Francis, the reform of the Roman Curia, and … Continue reading

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Weigel on “traditionalists”

I saw this at First Things: Protesting Too Much Matthew J. Franck At National Review Online over the weekend, the familiar-to-First Things-readers George Weigel published a talk he gave recently in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in the course of which he … Continue reading

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REGINA MAGAZINE and Fr. Keyes

When I was in Rome recently I ran into the editor of a newish online magazine called REGINA I was told that the magazine, available only in digital form, has a strongly traditional view and is especially geared to women. … Continue reading

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REQUEST: Buy some Extraordinary Form learning materials for a “baby priest”

I was contacted by a priest: Dear Fr. Z:  I am a baby priest (ordained 18 months ago) who would like to learn how to say the EF. I don’t have anybody to mentor me, so I need teach myself.  … Continue reading

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Redefining ‘pedophilia’ as a ‘sexual orientation’

I have written more than once that a goal of homosexualists includes the elimination of the age of consent.  Goals like this are attained through creeping incrementalism. I just read this, from the University of Southern California: Pedophilia Now Classified As … Continue reading

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28 Oct – Manhattan, NYC – Pontifical Mass, Conference on Bl. Karl of Austria

The last Pontifical Solemn Mass and Conference in the series on Blessed Karl of Austria is today. Kudos to the Traditional Knights of Columbus Councils for organizing this series of events. By the way, for your Brick by Brick file, … Continue reading

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2014 Liturgical Ordo for the Extraordinary Form by the FSSP

The good people at the FSSP have sent me their Ordo for 2014. They are the first group to do so! Do you have your 2014 yet, Fathers? To order the FSSP’s Ordo, click HERE.  This Ordo is especially useful … Continue reading

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Getting All Hallows Eve right!

A reader sent:

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QUAERITUR: Pilgrimages

From a reader: Do you lead regular pilgrimages each year? If so, do you post these on your blog so we could also go? My husband and I try to go on pilgrimage once a year. God bless you! I … Continue reading

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IRAN: Christians sentenced with 80 lashes for drinking communion wine

In North Africa during the reign of Diocletian, at Abitina, a group of 49 Christians were convicted of celebrating Mass. The local bishop had caved in to Diocletian’s anti-Christian edicts, but some Christians went ahead and worshiped on Sunday with … Continue reading

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Georgetown U (Jesuits) should be Catholic or lose the title – PETITION

I direct the readership’s attention to an item in the RSS feed of the Cardinal Newman Society which is on the sidebar of this blog. CNSNews.com Covers Blatty’s Canon Law Petition on Georgetown’s Catholic Identity CNSNews.com’s managing editor Michael Chapman … Continue reading

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Errare est humanum.

Here are object lessons to priests and servers who make mistakes. We go one. Don’t lose your cool, move on. Deal with it. Keep moving forward. I saw a video that most of you have seen by now of James … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a rector or bishop forbid seminarians or priests use of the cassock?

From a reader: In my diocese there are a small number of seminarians who wish to wear their cassock after their first year of study at the seminary. They have approached the bishop and rector about doing so, but both have refused to … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of precept? Let us know what it was. (Yes, I am indeed trying to get you to listen carefully and remember longer.  I am also aware … Continue reading

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Nice kitty!

The next time you see Felix your house cat line up on something and pounce, picture yourself in the forest with this kitty.

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