Monthly Archives: April 2014

Card. Arinze has done it again. VIDEO

The great Francis Card. Arinze, titular Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni, has spoken out with his classic clarity.
To wit, check Life News:
April 29, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The question of whether Catholic politicians who support abortion should receive or be denied Holy … Continue reading

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A bishop kills a deacon’s Catholic blog

This is rather sad news.
We have seen what happened between an English permanent deacon and his diocesan bishop over the deacon’s blog.
Now this:

Bishop Michael Campbell effectively closes Protect the Pope

BY M DONNELLY, ON APRIL 29TH, 2014

It is with sorrow that … Continue reading

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Venice Day 7 – Of Anniversaries and Victories

Today I said Mass in the Basilica of San Marco.
Yesterday I had met in the calle a small group, a family, from London who had a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. They wanted to know where they could have … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin’s remarks require an apology

This post by Ed Peters expresses closely my own view.  Since he has done the heavy lifting at his blog, In The Light Of The Law, go HERE.  Visit his place and take a look around.
Sarah Palin’s remark warrants … Continue reading

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Rome/Venice Day 6 – Of trains, boats and a phoenix

We headed down to the hated Stazione Termini this morning. I get a shiver when I got there, after the years of daily commuting. I rather miss the clackety clack of the flipping cards on the departure and arrival … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marriage problem, bad confession experience train wreck

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Dear Fr. Z,
I came upon your blog after a very disappointing encounter at church today and in a way, I was looking for some kind of comfort. Please bear with me as I attempt to express both thoughts … Continue reading

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Canonizations: looking back and looking forward

I went back to my post last July and reread it.
Yes. I am right about this.
Wherein Fr. Z explains what is really going on with the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II
Today, in addition to Francis’ dedication of … Continue reading

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Rome: Day 5 – Of museums and rainbows

This morning we have a visit to some of the preservation and restoration workshops of the Vatican Museums.
Later, I hope to sneak into the Basilica through a back door and visit the tombs of the new saints.
First, breakfast.

Among the many … Continue reading

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Rome: Day 4 – Of friends and rain and hammer handles and ox tails

“But Father! But Father!”, I can hear most of you saying. “We don’t care about no stickin’ Collect for Low Sunday and infants, blah blah blah. You are in Rome! What did you eat?”
First allow me to say that the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ sermon for the canonization

First, you might scan what I wrote back on 5 July 2013 about these canonizations.
Wherein Fr. Z explains what is really going on with the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II
I can add another element, below.  But let’s … Continue reading

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