Monthly Archives: September 2016

Navy drops “man” from 89 historic job titles to gender-neutral

From the Washington Examiner comes this sad sea story:
Navy drops historic job titles following gender-neutral study
The Navy is dropping all 89 of its historic job titles for enlisted sailors following a review sparked by the decision to open all job specialties … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for October 2016

When we desire to obtain indulgences we are often asked to pray for the Holy Father’s intentions.
Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for October
The Holy Father’s universal prayer intention for October is: “That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT: What does the Latin Exorcism really sound like? FOR PRIESTS ONLY

UPDATE:
From a priest reader:
I have been a priest of the archdiocese for 32 years and I am a good friend and co-worker in exorcism and deliverance ministry with….  Demons frequently mock and ridicule poor pronunciation of Latin when they manifest during … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 27th Ordinary Sunday: Ashes, Holy Soap and You

When we pray with the right attitude, particularly kneeling before the altar of Sacrifice, joined in heart and mind with the our mediator, the priest, Christ Himself makes up for what we are incapable of accomplishing on our own.
St. Augustine … Continue reading

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A Roman Mystery: The Lost Tomb of St. Jerome

If there have to be reality TV shows or treasure hunt movies, I propose finding the tomb of St. Jerome (+420) in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome.
I may write a novel!  It would have vampires, I think, … Continue reading

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Angel Feast!

In the older Roman calendar today is the Feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel, which refers to a basilica dedicated in his honor.
This has been the time of year to honor angels for a long time in … Continue reading

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Sober and sobering views of the “Francis Effect”

I point the readership to two must-read pieces.
First, in of all places the New York Times (aka Hell’s Bible), an op-ed by Matthew Schmitz of First Things.  “Has Pope Francis Failed?”
Next, Carl Olson’s opinion piece at Catholic World Report, which picks up … Continue reading

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NORTH KOREA: Christians ‘Hung On A Cross Over Fire’, Steamrollered And Crushed To Death

Pope Benedict XVI’s 1st Message for the World Day for Peace in 2006, HERE, had some remarkable content. Unlike many of these messages for various and sundry Days that litter the calendar, this one is worth reading.
In this Message, Benedict … Continue reading

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Posted in Modern Martyrs, Religious Liberty, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

The language of politics

This is really good.

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ACTION ITEM! FLOODS! Fr. Z to BISHOPS and PRIESTS – Pray Against Floods

I have read reports about flooding in Iowa.
I have a STRONG SUGGESTION to the BISHOPS of the areas that are affected by floods.
It sounds as if the pastors of the area and their assistant bishops, the bishops – ESPECIALLY the diocesan … Continue reading

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