Daily Archives: 31 October 2015

ASK FATHER: Is it okay now to go to SSPX chapels?

From a reader: I believe that you advise against attending SSPX Chapels even when that is your only EF option. But, has anything changed since the Pope offered permission to SSPX to forgive abortion in the Confessional and that Italian … Continue reading

Posted in SSPX, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged | 14 Comments

A truly scary Halloween costume… brrrr! Scary!

A bunch of people sent this to me.   I’ve been completely traumatized.  

Posted in Lighter fare | 16 Comments

Canonist Ed Peters’ stern words about the dangers of anti-law mentality

Distinguished canonist Ed Peters has something to say about canon law and the disasters that follow when a spirit of antinomianism ticks up.  HERE  My emphases and comments. Canon law has never been ‘the frame of reference’ for the Church When … Continue reading

Posted in Our Catholic Identity, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Olympian Middle | Tagged , | 19 Comments


In Madison, WI Bp. Morlino will offer a Pontifical Requiem Mass at the Throne at 7 PM at the Bishop O’Connor Center. The music will be De Victoria’s Requiem for 4 Voices.  I’ll bet there aren’t any other Requiems at … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Four Last Things, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged , | 23 Comments

CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday – Roman Projects

Because I was travelling, I was not on air much.  I did make a contact via Echolink with Father KD8ZFF. I made a non-radio contact with Father F5SNJ in Rome, Fr. William Barker, FSSP.  We are working on a couple projects. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and a Post-Synodal Exhortation

At the National Catholic Register, Edward Pentin has the story about the “leaked” news via the Secretary of State Card. Parolin. Apparently Pope Francis will in fact issue a Post-Synodal Exhortation fairly soon. It was said at one point that … Continue reading

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VIDEO Ross Douthat on the Crisis of Conservative Catholicism

Ross Douthat is now the target of snark by liberal catholics even though he writes for Hell’s Bible (aka New York Times). Ross recently gave a talk at Erasmus Address gathering sponsored by First Things.  It is a must view talk. You might … Continue reading

Posted in Our Catholic Identity, The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged | 13 Comments