Daily Archives: 6 February 2014

Cookoo for Cocoa Popes!

Someone went ahead and carved a life-size Pope Francis out of chocolate. No, really. Yes, people in their zeal to honor the Holy Father sometimes do odd things. “But Father! But Father!”, some of you are saying, “That chocolate should … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why not Sacrament of Anointing before execution?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In my Religion book by Fr. Laux, “Mass and the Sacraments”, he says without any explanation that soldiers going into battle and criminals before execution cannot receive Extreme Unction. I get the soldiers part, but why … Continue reading

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Are the aging-hippies burying Benedict’s legacy?

I have written a few times about the priest in the Diocese of Brentwood, UK, a man of a certain age who – inexplicably – was in charge of the diocesan liturgy office, who sent a letter to The Tablet … Continue reading

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Mr. President? REALLY?

This morning The First Gay President addressed the National Prayer Breakfast. [UPDATE: Text HERE.] Two take away lines: “[T]he killing of innocents is never fulfilling God’s will.” “[F]reedom of religion matters to our national security.” Really? To paraphrase Mary McCarthy, … Continue reading

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Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, Liberals, Self-absorbed Promethean Neopelagians, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, What are they REALLY saying?, You must be joking! | Tagged , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Yucking it up in church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Most of our churches are consecrated.  They are holy places.  Their walls are anointed with chrism.  They have been given a name.  They are sacred places.   Within their walls we participate in the most sacred act we little humans … Continue reading

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Posted in Hard-Identity Catholicism, Our Catholic Identity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The future and our choices, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , , , | 67 Comments