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- Fr. John Zuhlsdorf: Catholicin CA says: What is meant by the devil is legalistic ? In general, demons claims a right to be attached to a place, a thing, or a person. They do this because they were...
- Sandy: Long ago I looked back at the timeline on how we got Communion in the hand. It started the same way we got “alt ar girls̶ 1;. Certain bishops condoned and promoted it (Europ...
- Late for heaven: First we ordain their bishops, next their cardinals and after that we have a Chinese communist Pope. What’ ;s not to like?
- SemperServusDei: Although I go to a NO parish, and although our parish over-uses EMHCs, my personal commitment is to kneel and receive on the tongue from a priest as long as I have the ability to...
- Semper Gumby: JesusFreak 84 and richiedel: Yep, a 30,000 word IL is not a good sign. Deo Volente, something constructi ve will result. Weigel made an interestin g observatio n: “But above...
- CatholicinCA: What is meant by the devil is legalistic ? How can I avoid legalism? I worry this may be something I fall into without realizing& #8230;
- Rev. Matthew J. Morelli: I agree as well. However, since you mentioned the exorcism in Chapter III, I wanted to give a cautionary note: priests should NOT use it PUBLICLY unless they have the...
- iPadre: Agreed! We must consider how many of these disgusting things took place in rectories and surroundin g properties . They need a spiritual cleansing.
- Simon_GNR: Forgiving enemies: I read a story about a pope (one of the “bad ” ones) on his deathbed. When his confessor asked him if had forgiven his enemies he answered: “I have...
- fr.ignatius: Last I heard of Sr Agnes is that she was booted out of her convent as she was too traditiona l and that now she lives in a flat and receives pastoral care from sspx priests . I would...
- Akita: Thank you for the clarificat ion Fr Reader.
- Fr. Reader: @EC. Let us pray.
- Akita: This dubious arrangemen t promulgate d by Rome is touted for its aspiration , in the official communique , to bring “peace to the world”. Hmm. Something sounds fishy here, a little too...
- EC: And to think, the Investitur e Controvers y with Gaul was being fought with at least somewhat committed Catholics. Now we are supposed to think it is a good idea to bend to an atheistic commu...
- Fr. Reader: @Akita. All priests and seminarian s have to attend sessions of indoctrina tion.
- Akita: From whence do these bishops come? Are there state manufactur ed catholic seminaries in China? Is there Apostolic succession ? If these men chosen are apostate puppets of the state, how can...
- Fr. Reader: @rayrondin i But if I can remove the difficulti es of others so they do not have to be martyrs I would. Obviously not being an offense to God. I do not have in mind anything close to...
- Semper Gumby: Interestin g post on Holy Water and mini-rant about priests. Great comments. Thank you to priests and bishops who keep our souls̷ 0;hydrated .
- rayrondini: At the very least, every Christian is reborn to be willing to be a martyrR 30; it’s not “romance” to actually be willing to take up one’s cross, even to the fullest extent. I hear...
- Father Flores: We pray for our brothers and sisters experienci ng not only oppression but abandonmen t. It seems like the shepherd 8217;s solution in China is to offer a few sheep in tribute.
- Fr. Reader: “Hea rtbreak and fear” ; and “com plete surrender& #8221; are expression s that only show partially the reality. For many, the agreement, even if it is a partial...
- Mallu Jack: @Ave Maria, you might find the following an interestin g read: https://ww w.firstthi ngs.com/we b-exclusiv es/2018/09 /thoughts- on-the-ins trumentum- laboris
- Ave Maria: Sin-nods have their results in place before the farces begin with the stacked and chosen prelates.
- teomatteo: I have noticed over many years that our priest does not give us (or him) a moment of silence to contemplat e our sins. And he will never — and I mean never – has us say the...
- Mallu Jack: The very funny thing here is that Fr Martin contradict s – brace yourselves – Pope Francis! In his “Let ter to the People of God” , Pope Francis asks for fasting...
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- THIS IS WAR! Wherein Fr. Z calls on bishops and priests to FIGHT BACK as priests and bishops!
- Akita, Communion in the hand, and homosexuality
- Card. Zen on the “Provisional Agreement” with the PRC on Bishops
- WDTPRS – 25th Ordinary Sunday: Each love fuels the other, when love of God is first.
- VIDEO: Fr. Murray on aspects of The Present Crisis
- ASK FATHER: Adding water to Holy Water
- ASK FATHER: If in letters Benedict XVI imparts still the Apostolic Blessing…
- A story of spectacular complexity, involving shady people, huge money, interlocking directorates, vast loans, and the Papal Foundation.
- One Mad Mom spanks James Martin, LGBTSJ – UPDATED
- Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City on #ViganoTestimony
- Archd. Chicago parish burns a “rainbow flag”
- And now a word from our sponsor…
- BOOKS RECEIVED: Vatican I: The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church
- The upcoming Synod’s “working document”
- ASK FATHER: Should we pray for or against the success of the Synod?
- What passes for important today.
- YOU are other people. It’s always someone else… until it’s YOU.
- ASK FATHER: Are we are in the End Times?
- Fr. Murray’s Open Letter to ex-Card. McCarrick. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- Cri de Coeur about lost innocence and The Present Crisis
- Card. Müller: “the real danger to today’s humanity is the greenhouse gases of sin and the global warming of unbelief”
- Thoughts on fatherhood and how priestly identity is undercut by short terms as pastors
- More Jesuit idiocy – BUT WAIT! There’s more!
- Henry Sire: “Archbishop Viganò is now living in fear of his life, quite literally.”
- ASK FATHER: Can a Dominican Tertiary priest use the Dominican Rite?
- Lay Rage in Chicago, Mary Eberstadt takes names, and Fr. Z rants
- There are more than one “lavender mafia”
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- WDTPRS – 17th Sunday after Pentecost: diabolical contagion
- We are all, I think, striving to understand how we got to the point where we are.
Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Monthly Archives: June 2016
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From the Chancellor of the Diocese of Madison:
With this email I convey the dispensation of the Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, granted to any of those who assist piously in the Pontifical Mass for … Continue reading
Yesterday, the Vigil of Peter and Paul, was the 2nd anniversary of ISIS (which Pres. Obama – what a guy – called the “JV team”) declaring a “caliphate”.
Dates are important to Christians. Dates are important to Islamic terrorists. They attack on … Continue reading
The Collect for the Novus Ordo the the Mass of the Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul is in part inspired by that of the parallel prayer in the 1962 Missale Romanum. However, it seems also to be a new creation, though … Continue reading
A Communique from the SSPX’s chief, Bp. Bernard Fellay, with my now oft-imitated, legendary treatment:
At the conclusion of the meeting of the major superiors of the Society of Saint Pius X that was held in Switzerland, from June 25 to 28, … Continue reading
From a reader…
I have been watching the Holy Father offer Mass for the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. It appears that he is wearing a maniple! HERE
I first notice it at 31:32.
Okay… let’s have a look. I provide the … Continue reading
During this Fortnight For Freedom we observe (not celebrate!) the Vigil of the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
Vigils in the liturgical calendar are not just reminders that tomorrow is a feast. They are also reminders to prepare for the feast! … Continue reading
You might find this interesting. Nigel Farage, who spearheaded Brexit, addressed European Parliament.
Below is part of the transcript Farage’s speech to the European Parliament on 28 June (FULL HERE):
Isn’t it funny? When I came here 17 years ago and I … Continue reading
One of you kind readers sent me a link to a video of the 1st Mass on Trinity Sunday in 1954 of Fr. Gerald Coates. The video was posted by the Tower Convent School (in West Sussex, founded in 1903 by … Continue reading
The assault on religious liberty, indeed on the first two Amendments, continues today with another SCOTUS decision.
Just one day after issuing a major ruling striking down a portion of a pro-life law in Texas saving thousands of babies from abortion … Continue reading
Benedict XVI, cent’anni, doesn’t appear in public very often. He just gave his first public address since his resignation in the Sala Clementina (alas, not from the central, raised chair). Benedict appeared on the occasion of his 65th anniversary of ordination to … Continue reading
Justice Clarence Thomas dissented today.
In his dissent to the SCOTUS majority opinion in WHOLE WOMAN’S HEALTH v. HELLERSTEDT Thomas wrote about the false principles they are using, and have been using.
Here are a few excerpts from his 16 page dissent:
Ultimately, … Continue reading
I enjoyed my visits to Tokyo immensely. Especially fun was coming up with captions for the public safety posters in the subway.
Not to be outdone, LA has this safety video.
Note that the other passenger looks down at the dismembered … Continue reading
The usual unusual suspects are over the moon that Pope Francis made comments about “gays” (I detest the twisting of that once fine word) where else but on an airplane. Other suspects are shredding their garments.
Frankly, this is much ado … Continue reading
From a reader… which I am turning over to the readership!
Whenever someone passes away, I obviously get them a Mass card. What’s weird is lately rectories do not have them anymore. I understand having a mass said for someone is … Continue reading