Daily Archives: 19 June 2017

URGENT PRAYER ALERT! The Four Cardinals of the Five Dubia ask an AUDIENCE

From Edward Pentin at the faithful National Catholic Register (not to be confused with faithless Fishwrap):
Full Text of Dubia Cardinals’ [The Four Cardinals who submitted the Five Dubia] Letter Asking Pope for an Audience
The April 25 missive was hand-delivered to the Pope … Continue reading

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Posted in ¡Hagan lío! | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments

I’m cool about a certain popular devotion. Wherein Fr Z goes all ‘RAH!’

UPDATE: 22 June
I was alerted to nastygram at Path…eos by a, presumably young, lady whose name was unfamiliar to me – Rebecca Bratten Weiss. Rebecca took exception to what I posted, below, although I’m not convinced that she read it.  Or … Continue reading

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Posted in "But Father! But Father!", Our Catholic Identity, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged | 85 Comments

UPDATE – Urgent Prayer Request: dying priest

UPDATE 19 June – PM:
Just to let you know and to renew my request for prayers, my fried Fr. James Stromberg at last passed away.  With him at the time were some close friends and the Sisters.  They sang the … Continue reading

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Posted in Four Last Things, Mail from priests, PRAYER REQUEST, Urgent Prayer Requests | 11 Comments

ASK FATHER: In confession, instead of Act of Contrition, Father asked questions

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I went to confession at a nearby parish recently. This is the first time I’ve done confession with this particular priest. Obviously in a hurry to keep the confession line moving as quickly as possible, [bless him] the priest, rather than … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, GO TO CONFESSION | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

UPDATED: A great Father’s Day note from a reader

UPDATE 19 June:
Today I have received notes from readers saying that they have spotted this Prayer For Vocations in a couple other places as well.  A comment in the combox, below, speaks of one of them. To wit:
[T]he Diocese of … Continue reading

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CH: “Cardinal Kasper chases the spectre of Luther”

As you may know by now, the Catholic Herald is the UK’s best Catholic weekly.  This week in the print and online digital edition there is a review of a new book – released in time for this year’s LutherFest!   
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More concerning the alleged “commission” to reinterpret ‘Humanae vitae’

Andrea Gagliarducci has a thought provoking offering for his weekly Vatican Monday.
He raises the question of who will defend the legacy, the magisterium of Pope John Paul II.
He writes about the Left, liberal sex-obsessed agenda: Humanae vitae and those issues that … Continue reading

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Posted in The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments