Daily Archives: 14 February 2014

French food pheun photo folly. Wherein Fr. Z meets the Inspector.

Who knew? Just the other night Inspector Clouseau burst into the restaurant where I was dining with friends… at the Ritz, as a matter of fact: “Eez dees yeur pheun?! Yeu arr teking zee pheuteaux wit yeur pheun!  Dees ees … Continue reading

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When Church ‘music’ ditties and commercial jingles collide. What could go wrong?

Maybe you have heard of “Parody Masses”. This is a technical term for a polyphonic Mass that elaborated a melody, often secular. For example, there is the famous Masses by Josquin des Prez, the Missa “L’homme armé”, based on a … Continue reading

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SOCCI: Did Pope Benedict really resign? Was it valid? Reeeeeally?

Italian journalist Antonio Socci has opined HERE that perhaps Benedict XVI’s resignation was not canonically valid. Kindly put, this is a stretch and a half. Let’s see what he has to say. The first part of his piece is mostly … Continue reading

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Ohio National Guard trains for 2nd Amendment terrorists

From Media Trackers: Ohio National Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism Documents from an Ohio National Guard (ONG) training drill conducted last January reveal the details of a mock disaster where Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” opinions were portrayed as domestic … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Watching Mass on a monitor in a crying-room fulfills obligation?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our Parish is “inviting” parents with children to fulfill their Sunday obligation by not coming in to the main Church, but going to the adoration chapel next door where a TV is set up with a live feed … Continue reading

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Upcoming Synod, marriage confusion and ‘Casti connubii’

From a professorial reader concerned about the Church’s teaching on marriage, divorce, and the reception of Communion by the “remarried” come a helpful contribution.  He describes it (slightly edited): I have to admit that I am concerned about the upcoming … Continue reading

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My view for awhile

Back on the road after the great Legatus meeting and a few short days with my mother. Now I am heading North, but not immediately to the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue. No . I get to go to Detroit! … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters tears up anti-Catholic John Cornwell’s falsehoods about Pius X and confession

The Canonical Defender is back!  Canonist Ed Peters has taken it on himself to correct a few of the myriad – and I suggest purposeful – errors/lies in John Cornwell’s new anti-Catholic hit job. Remember how Cornwell distorted the record … Continue reading

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