Monthly Archives: December 2018

WDTPRS – Gaudete Sunday: “good news” of the chaff’s destiny in “unquenchable fire”

The 3rd Sunday of Advent is nicknamed “Gaudete … Rejoice!”, from the first word of the first chant, the Introit.  Today we relax slightly our penitential focus during Advent.
Some say Advent is not a penitential time, even though it has … Continue reading

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Fast growth in Paganism, Wicca (the joke that is no joke)

The modern made up “wicca” and “witch” thing is a combination of laughably stupid hokum and spectacularly dangerous demonic infiltration.   The Enemy is perfectly fine with being involved with “games” (e.g., ouji, cards, etc) and this risible wicca rubbish, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The new church of Gower Abbey (and the Extraordinary Ordinary)

As we come to the end of the year, many of you are considering your end of year charitable giving for tax deductions, etc.   Hence, I will probably drone on about the TMSM.
However, I want to bring to your … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2018 13: The Dirty Bucket

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 13, for Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent
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Priests and bishops who are probably going to Hell

There is a good piece at Crisis today about the Sacrament of Penance.  It touches on many issues, including availability of confession times, some poorly formed confessors who don’t acknowledge certain sins as sins, and the lack of support some … Continue reading

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End of year 2018 charitable giving and YOU. A suggestion.

We are coming to the end of the calendar year.  Start thinking about doing your taxes.
Sometimes people want to make deductible donations, but they don’t know to whom.  Is the organization doing something good?  The end of the year is … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2018 12: Patience

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 12, for Thursday of the 2nd Week of Advent
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Holy Face of Manoppello, Sankt Gallen, “designer babies”

At LifeSite there is an engaging article/interview with an expert, Paul Badde, who has written about the image of the Holy Face kept at Manoppello, Italy.  They touch on the role this image might have played in the thwarting of … Continue reading

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Card. Müller’s interview about Church and theology in Germany

LifeSite has a precis of Card. Müller’s interview with the German Catholic newspaper Die Tagespost.  He talks about the state of the Church and of theology in that caput malorum, Germany.
Scathing.
Also, of great interest, were his comments on homosexuality:
For the U.S. audience, … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2018 11: Hark! a gladsome voice is thrilling

UPDATE: Some people reported trouble downloading this one.  I found what my have been the problem.
Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting … Continue reading

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TERRIFIC! School Choir accomplished, back to back, Solemn Roman and Eastern liturgy!

This is impressive by anyone’s standards.
The wonderful Lyceum school in Cleveland, has a great choir.  They sang for a Pontifical Mass with Card. Burke and then a Divine Liturgy with Bp.Milan Lach.
Read about it HERE.
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NYC Day 1: Of Borscht and Buttons

Anyway, the way I figured, I could sit on my duff in my apartment or I could say, “Screw you, Paris, and all motorcycles!”, and get up and around. There are no scenarios right now where I don’t have some … Continue reading

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“If only women were in leadership positions…”

Sometimes you hear the facile repeat: “If only women were in leadership positions, this sort of thing wouldn’t happen!”
Is that so?
Here’s a case to consider…
At Crux:
Church says nuns embezzled from school to cover Vegas trips
LOS ANGELES, California – Two nuns … Continue reading

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Anglicans to mock baptism with transgender ceremony

UPDATE 14 Dec:
Rod Dreher put it well HERE.
At this rate, by 2030, they’ll be ordaining sexbots to preach to empty cathedrals.
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Originally Published on: Dec 11, 2018
This is what happens when churches … rather… ecclesial communities… hitch their wagons to the state … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2018 10: If a liturgy looks silly, you can close your eyes. But if it sounds silly…

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 10, for Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Advent
These 5 … Continue reading

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