Daily Archives: 16 August 2018

ASK FATHER: Lethal force against homosexual aggression in seminary?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: Is it morally permissible for one to use lethal force in stopping a predator in a situation of abuse (i.e. in a seminary or elsewhere)? In my opinion, yes. Given that homosexual aggression can be also horrifically … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Going Ballistic, Seminarians and Seminaries, Semper Paratus, Si vis pacem para bellum! | 28 Comments

Search within the text for the word “reparation”.  Zero.

I just read a “round up” of statements of US bishops about L’Affaire McCarrick, into which we fold the PA Report. I did a search within the text for the word “reparation”.  Zero. “Penance” only was mentioned in the case … Continue reading

Posted in The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices | 20 Comments

ASK FATHER: Can I go to a wedding at an SSPX chapel?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it permissible to attend an SSPX wedding? I thought that the couple (or priest) would first need to request permission from the local bishop and then also have a diocesan priest at the wedding, but … Continue reading

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Yeahhh… this is exactly the right time to dress our clergy in pastels.

The Devil always tells us openly what he is up to.    Italians are really good at this sort of pithy wisdom.  Like… Il diavolo non può nascondere la coda. The Devil can’t hide his tail. I wonder how obtuse … Continue reading

Posted in Liberals, Sin That Cries To Heaven, What are they REALLY saying?, You must be joking! | Tagged , | 44 Comments

The Rite of Degradation From The Order of Priesthood. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

A while back I posted about the old Rite of Degradation of a Bishop, found even in rather modern editions of the traditional Pontificale Romanum.  I posted the text, some notes and my translation. The rites are provided for degrading an … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Clerical Sexual Abuse, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Priests and Priesthood | Tagged , | 11 Comments