Daily Archives: 24 February 2017

Pope Francis helps SSPX take over church, complex, in heart of Rome

Il Foglio today as a story about how Pope Francis was a decisive factor in handing over a neo-Gothic church in the center of Rome, Santa Maria Immacolata all’Esquilino, to the SSPX.
It is going to be a center for studies and, perhaps, … Continue reading

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Loony-tune “witches” to hex Pres. Trump. Wherein Fr. Z has an idea!

The New York Daily News informs us that …
[Fake] Witches of the world will cast a mass spell on President Trump on Friday night
The next four years could spell double, double, toil and trouble for President Trump.
[Fraudulent] Witches of the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzTs 2017 – Choices to make

I am thinking about doing LENTCAzTs again this year.  I am also thinking about not doing  LENTCAzTs again this year.
As I think about it, I am looking through materials for possible podcasts.  That’s always the challenge.  A few of you have sent … Continue reading

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DENMARK: Man prosecuted under old blasphemy law for burning a Koran

From Breitbart:
Danish Man who Set Fire to Quran Charged with Blasphemy
A man who burned the Islamic holy book in his backyard has been charged with blasphemy, in a move his lawyer speculates was driven by fear of Muslim extremists. The … Continue reading

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The Three Days Of Darkness begin again

I didn’t want any of you to miss it, in case it slipped your mind.
The Religious Education Conference (aka The Three Days Of Darkness) is on in Los Angeles!
I’m sure there will be inspiring “liturgies” and talks replete with sound, … Continue reading

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Make Church Great Again! “Free Our Churches From the Ugly and Stupid”

So I’m reading my email.  A reader sent the text of a Wall Street Journal piece (they have an evil paywall) entitled “Free Our Churches From the Ugly and Stupid“.
“This hath potential”, quoth I, and in did I delve.
Pure gold.
So … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is there a good, conservative RCIA program?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I attend a Maronite church and our priest has decided he wants to offer an RCIA type program (Maronite Rite doesn’t technically have one). He’s a generally conservative priest and I was hoping you might suggest a good … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Faculties of the Missionaries of Mercy after the Year of Mercy

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
Do the missionaries of mercy still have the faculty to remit censures arising from reserved delicts? I’m working with a priest who is worried (I think he’s ok actually). But if a trip to the missionary would be able to remit … Continue reading

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