Daily Archives: 13 January 2017

RECENT POSTS and THANKS to readers, benefactors

I made a change to the sharing buttons plugin.  I think the blog loads a little faster now.  Perhaps you could make greater use of the buttons? Pretty please?
I am deeply grateful to all of you benefactors who donate regularly, … Continue reading

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Italian Archbishop: “In 10 years we will all be Muslims because of our stupidity.”

Meanwhile, an Italian bishop had something interesting to say.
I hope the Maltese read this after the way their bishops went to the zoo.  HERE
This is an Emeritus Archbishop… so no one can do anything to him, if you get my … Continue reading

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Posted in Fr. Z KUDOS, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Religion of Peace | Tagged | 20 Comments

Maltese Bishops Go To The ‘Amoris laetitia’ Zoo: Disaster… inexcusable nonsense… green-lighting sacrilege

UPDATE:
aka – The Maltese Fiasco
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Earlier today I had a great misfortune to read a statement from the Bishops of Malta which is a complete disaster.  I was going to post about it tomorrow, but canonist Ed Peters beat me to it … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Paul Ehrlich to speak at the VATICAN?

UPDATE 9 Feb:
From LifeSite:
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Pro-abort population controller ‘thrilled’ with direction Francis is taking Church
February 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The undisputed father of the modern, pro-abortion population control movement told LifeSiteNews in an exclusive interview that he is “thrilled” with … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Diluting Holy Salty Water… Salty Holy Water… just plain Holy Water

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Hello Fr Z! Our pastor puts a lot of salt in the holy water. So much so that a MASSIVE crust forms on our font at home. Is it OK to dilute the holy water a bit with … Continue reading

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Never underestimate the power of an invitation

I incessantly tell congregations never to underestimate the power of an invitation.   By that I mean that people should be inviting to others to go with them to Holy Mass or to church for confession and other events.  Invitations … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, Freemasonry, 2017

I had a bit of a “WHOA!” moment.
First, let me say that I really like what Nick Donnelly is doing at the UK wing of EWTN online.
Next, let me say that we must not underestimate the evil influence in the … Continue reading

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The knock on effect of small acts performed with love

At both the blog of my friend Fr. Jeffrey Keyes (Beauty Evangelizes … so true) and repeated at NLM there are photos of how the sister who sets up Father’s Mass vestments in the sacristy arranges the ties of the amice. … Continue reading

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UPDATED Send snail-mail Christmas Cards to Fr. Z – 2016

UPDATE 13 Jan 2017:
I’ll now let this scroll off, but before it goes into history, a few cards are still trickling in:

Sri Lanka
Poland
Lawrenceburg, TN (clearly a 2nd Amendment family’s photo of 8 kids, 3-20 in age, all holding firearms and prayers … Continue reading

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