Monthly Archives: June 2019

VIDEO Fr @GeraldMurray8 and Dr @RobertSRoyal analyze hot-button issues

My friends Fr. Murray and Dr. Royal were on EWTN with Raymond Arroyo last Friday, 21 June.   They spoke at length about the upcoming Synod, about the new document from the Cong. for Catholic Education on “gender theory”, about ongoing … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I really fulfill my Mass obligation at an SSPX chapel?

UPDATE 24 June I had a note from Peter Vere which, with his permission, I should add to the post. A number of folks have sent me the following link, in which you mention my name directly, regarding the SSPX. … Continue reading

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Concerning the upcoming Synod, Germans and Tapirs

I try try try to give these Synod (“walking together”) guys the benefit of the doubt, but does anyone sincerely believe that talking about married clergy is really about shortage of priests in a mission country?  Really? I can’t say … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: How you can help defend the Seal of Confession in California

Every once in a while, some legal case pops up whereby one side tries to undermine the Seal of Confession. These attempts usually go down in defeat. However, each time they are advanced, the needle is bumped ever so slightly … Continue reading

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“This ‘Communion in the hand’ thing needs to stop.”

I received this from a priest… Dear and Reverend Father, I thought that you may find the attached image useful, as heartbreaking and enraging as it is. Today, an elderly woman came into my office. She was very confused and … Continue reading

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#ActonU 2019 Day 4: Great people… great content

I’ve been to a lot of conferences.   Often, things get behind schedule due to lack of planning and discipline (which is disrespectful of the participants and speakers). None of that at Acton University!  Things run on time.  You never have … Continue reading

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Archd. of Indianapolis says Jesuit school isn’t Catholic

UPDATE 22 June: CNA has more of the back story. HERE UPDATE 21 June: Check out canonist Ed Peters on this story. HERE ___ You may have already seen this, but I’m both glad and sad to post it. This … Continue reading

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#ActonU 2019 Day 1 = Day 3: getting up to speed

Once again I have the pleasure of participating in Acton Institute’s summer event, Acton University, several days of outstanding lectures and meeting people from dozens of countries and varying walks of life and religions. Getting here wasn’t easy this time.  … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do we receive also the Holy Spirit in Communion?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, as the solemnity of the Holy Trinity is close ahead, a friend of mine was wondering: if the Trinity can never be split, do we receive the Holy Spirit in the Eucharist? I thought not … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Obligation to attend the local parish instead of going somewhere else

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Someone told me that I am bound to attend mass at my territorial parish, even though it is a rule that is not followed by many people. I was told this as reason for why I … Continue reading

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Online Shopping Reminder and BIRETTA PROJECT

Folks, when you shop using Amazon, please consider entering Amazon through the links on this blog.  That way I get a small percentage of each sale.  The percentage depends on the product.  It’s very helpful. Amazon didn’t like that I … Continue reading

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Blistering NRO piece flames the recent USCCB meeting

Beware.  This piece from NRO might provoke thoughts that require confession.  I’m not kidding. That said, this blistering entry by Declan Leary jabs a serious bruise.    Themes: passing v. lasting – passivity and reaction v. activity v. proaction. Let’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Trying to translate prayers into Latin, but I don’t trust Google

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m trying to translate a few prayers into Latin, but I don’t trust Google Translate’s accuracy. Is there anything I can do? Let me get this straight… You don’t trust Google? Shhhhhh.  C’mon!  Why are you … Continue reading

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Lib ‘c’atholic outcry in … 3… 2… 1

Lib catholics often fall into the camp of those for whom every utterance of Francis is like to an oracle of the 5th apparition of Vishnu.   They insist that everything he says and does is of the Magisterium.  Anyone who dares … Continue reading

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15-18 July 2019: East Coast Priest Conference in Wheeling, WV – looks good!

I have heard great things from a couple priests about the St. Paul Center’s East Coast Priest Conference.   This year, 2019, it is to be held at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center in Wheeling, WV, which looks like a really … Continue reading

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