Monthly Archives: July 2017

To the defeatists

Some years back, 19 March 2013 to be exact, I published here a manifesto entitled “Dear Traditionalists” to which I return from time to time. I still adhere to it.
In that piece I featured a photo of aspiring Navy SEALs … Continue reading

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Some good things are happening

I have had notes from reader about good things going on.
First, I call your attention to a good initiative in the Diocese of Burlington (Vermont).  A new group has been established called the St. Philip Neri Latin Mass Chaplaincy.   I … Continue reading

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Rumors about Summorum Pontificum – GET A GRIP!

My email is filling with panicked messages about a story at LifeSite which suggests that Pope Francis is maneuvering to end the universal legislation established by Benedict XVI in Summorum Pontificum. HERE
Please, friends, breathe into a paper bag or whatever else … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Peter Kwasniewski’s new book: Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness: Why the Modern Age Needs the Mass of Ages

I’m digging into Peter Kwasniewski’s new book:
Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness: Why the Modern Age Needs the Mass of Ages
US HERE – UK HERE

It has a forward by the great Martin Mosebach, author of The Heresy of Formlessness (a must read, a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can an ex-woman, a trans “man”, be ordained?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
With the increase of transgender people pushing their agenda, would it be possible for a biological woman who thinks she’s a he and has gone through the Sex “change” process somehow slip through the cracks and make it to ordination, or … Continue reading

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“For goodness’ sake, own your faith, Fr. Martin!” Analysis of Jesuit’s homosexualist activism

Over at Crisis there is a piece by Rev. Mr. Jim Russell entitled
“A Final Word On Fr. Martin”
Alas, I fear that that is far too optimistic.  Jesuit Homosexualist-activist Fr James Martin is sure to come up with something weird again soon.  He … Continue reading

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Registration Issue

The blog registration form has been under attack lately.   To deal with this I tried to do something clever.  It didn’t work.  I goofed something up.  It could be that I screwed up some registrations from some of you … Continue reading

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When the ghost of Gene Roddenberry designs a church

“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”
So runs the popular phrase.
I hope with all my heart that that is true!
Today a friend (and father of a priest) wrote an email with an astonishing link:
When the ghost of Gene Roddenberry designs … Continue reading

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Fr. de Souza responds to responses about “reconciliation” of newer and traditional Forms of the Roman Rite

UPDATE 26 July:
Joseph Shaw of the LMS posted a response to Fr. de Souza’s response to us, who responded… etc.  HERE
___ Originally Published on: Jul 25, 2017 @ 11:14
Some discussion about the “mutual enrichment” hoped for and promoted by Benedict XVI with Summorum Pontificum has … Continue reading

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On this day… “Getting Francis Wrong”

Here is something to ponder.  HERE
On this day in 2013 I posted:
Over at First Things I saw a piece called Five Myths About Pope Francis by William Doino Jr.
What are those myths?
1. “Francis is the anti-Benedict.”
2. “Francis is Not a … Continue reading

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My View For A While: Parental Edition

Off I go for a brief southern sojourn.  But first, the joy of airports at Zero Dark Thirty and cramped flights.

Did I mention “cramped”?

Delta’s definition of “comfort” differs from that which most of us understand.

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WDTPRS – 7th Sunday after Pentecost: circumventing God’s plan

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is the 7th Sunday after Pentecost.
Today’s Collect survived the cutting and pasting experts of the Consilium to live on as the Collect for the 9th Sunday of Ordinary Time.
COLLECT (1962MR):
Deus, cuius providentia in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 16th Ordinary Sunday: You are being hunted by the Enemy

The Collect for the 16th Ordinary Sunday is not in any pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum.  It has its antecedent in a 9th century manuscript.  Enjoy the fine clausula (rhythmic ending).
Propitiare, Domine, famulis tuis, et clementer gratiae tuae super eos dona multiplica, ut, spe, … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during the Holy Mass in fulfillment your of Sunday Obligation? Let us know.

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22 July: Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

Today is the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene.  I hope you have some madeleines today, even though they don’t have much to do with her.
Last year, in the Ordinary Form calendar of the Roman Rite, St Mary Magdalene’s annual liturgical … Continue reading

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