Daily Archives: 11 October 2017

A Dominican Thomist examines the claim that “Amoris laetitia” is “Thomistic”

This is really important.
I’ve been waiting for a Dominican well-versed in Thomas to examine the claim that Amoris laetitia is a “Thomistic” document and/or that it makes good use of the Angelic Doctor’s words.
At LifeSite find an examination by Father Thomas Crean, … Continue reading

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25th Anniversary of the release of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Today is the 25th anniversary of the release of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  St. John Paul II approved the provisional text in June 1992 and it was promulgated on 11 October 1992, which is also the anniversary of the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confirmation at an SSPX chapel?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Thanks for all that you do on this blog. It’s been a real blessing for me and my family over the years. My question concerns confirmation. I live in a diocese where the bishop has established a “policy” … Continue reading

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“What is happening to our world?”

The other day Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco consecrated the archdiocese entrusted to his care to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Many bishops are doing the same with their dioceses.  I have a growing list HERE.
In his sermon, Archbp. Cordileone spoke … Continue reading

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Recent Consecrations of Dioceses to the Blessed Virgin – REQUEST FOR LIST

UPDATE:  Some people are sending me emails about consecrations.  Thanks, but sorry. I want them posted here and I am not going to do that work.  I have enough to do.
Register.. get approved… post.
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I have been hearing numerous reports that bishops … Continue reading

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The Steamroller of Ambiguity and the Long Term. Wherein @FatherZ rants.

Many these days feel a little helpless as the lib Steamroller of Ambiguity squishes sickeningly forward, reducing clarity to an amorphous goo of permissive self-justification.
What can we do?
Feel helpless no longer.
You have at your disposal – 24/7 – powerful arms against the Enemy … Continue reading

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Prayer request for Santa Rosa and Fr. Z makes observations

Last Saturday I was in the Diocese of Santa Rosa, in Napa Valley, CA, to speak at a conference.
At one point I had noticed smoke plumes on the far sides of a large Eastern ridge.  On Saturday evening the other priest … Continue reading

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Esolen: “Open Your Eyes Father Martin”

I am usually eager to read anything penned by Anthony Esolen.  But when I saw the title of Esolen’s newest offering at Crisis, I put everything aside:
“Open Your Eyes Father Martin”
Father James G. Martin, S.J., is either a cruel or a … Continue reading

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