Monthly Archives: October 2017

What Does Pope Francis’ Letter To Card. Sarah Really Say?

By now you have seen coverage of a letter that his Holiness of Our Lord Pope Francis sent to an Italian site, La Nuova Bussola, for publication. [HERE]  Inter alia, it explains something about the meaning of Magnum principium, Pope Francis’ … Continue reading

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“I learned that when a person has decided to destroy you, he has no lack of words, spite, and hypocrisy”

Inspired by something sent to me today from a Twitter feed.  [UPDATE It’s also quoted by Matthew Schmitz at the Catholic Herald in June 2017 in a round up article about how much people hate Card. Sarah and the amazingly … Continue reading

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“Our faith in the indefectibility of the Church is soon going to be tested and good people will legitimately choose different sides.”

Last night I had a hard dream that I was part of a firefighting crew, the kind that tries to control wildfires, such as dangerously erupt especially in time of drought.   The winds fanned the flames.  I awoke entirely exhausted.
This … Continue reading

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Lunacy in Lyon

LifeSite has a horrifying article about a development in France… poor poor France.
C’mon, faithful Catholics!  Allons y, traditional co-religionists!  Marry and have lots of kids!
Anyway, back to the Lunacy in Lyon.
Ban on Communion for divorced and remarried is ‘absurd and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Catholic alternatives to Boy Scouts, now that they’ve gone crazy

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Are there good Catholic alternatives to the Boy Scouts of America, now that they have put the final nail in their own coffin by deciding to admit girls?
What a huge disappointment this is.  I was a Boy Scout … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Latin for 4 year olds

Now that some of the technical stuff has been updated, let’s get back at it.
From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’m wondering if either you and/or your readership know of any good resources to start teaching Classical Latin to a 4 y/o? My nephew … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 29th Ordinary Sunday: “bear with me” – Pregnancy and Glory

The Collect for this Sunday in the Novus Ordo, the 29th Ordinary Sunday, was in the the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary among the prayers for the 5th Sunday after Easter.  Those of you who participate in celebrations of Holy Mass according to the … Continue reading

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BLOG PROBLEMS SINCE UPDATE

Okay… another problem as arisen.
I see that the links are not working.
I can’t fix this one myself and I am waiting for some help.
I hate these upgrades.
UPDATE:
Okay… I think that the link thing is corrected. Lemme know if you find … Continue reading

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Registered members comment posting test after BLOG UPDATES

TEST
So, …
… how’s the weather where you are?
UPDATE:
I think that some people are trying to log in and, if they fail in a couple of attempts, they get a lock out message. The lock up should last only 15 minutes. … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Litany for the Conversion of Internet Thugs 2.0

Given that I’ve been doing blog work today, and also coping with a failing phone upgrade….
A wry work in progress.
Litany for the conversion of internet thugs (2.0).
(For private use only, when truly irritated, and when the alternative is foul language.)
Lord, … Continue reading

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BLOG WORK and GLITCHES

I am doing some updates on the blog’s software.  Of course, since this is a fallen world (blogs are a proof that this is a fallen world), there are glitches.
One glitch is that every single registered and approved member was … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s May 2017 talk about diabolical forces in the Church

A friend in England alerted me to this video of a speech given in Rome last May by His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke.
The Cardinal speaks, inter alia, of diabolical forces that have entered the Church in our time.
Contrast Card. … Continue reading

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Cri de Coeur: What recourse do we laypeople have?

This cri de coeur comes from a comment under another entry.
And what recourse do we laypeople have?  Do we just have to sit around and remain silent because we do not have proper authority to speak up?
Priests and bishops are … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My brother and I were having a discussion about the use of
the terms ‘Holy Ghost’ vs ‘Holy Spirit’. We both attend the
traditional Latin Mas, and are interested to know the origin of why ‘Spiritu Sancto’ is often translated … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Latin misspelling? “eundem” or “eumdem”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, I recently saw “eundem” in a misallette. My missal uses “eumdem.” I was wondering if these are different cases of the same word (like German den/dem) or if they are just different spellings of the word (or … Continue reading

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