Daily Archives: 17 August 2019

That tragic Portland parish, the mistreatment of the priest. Fr. Z’s solution: “Let’s make a deal!”

I have been wanting to post something about this ever since I heard about it, days ago.  Others have done yeoman’s work to cover it.  For example, LifeSite. The bare bones: At an ultra-liberal parish in Portland – and that … Continue reading

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Posted in Liberals, Lighter fare, New Evangelization, Pò sì jiù, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, Throwing a Nutty | Tagged | 36 Comments

Is cutting off the money the way to go?

The other day, I posted a question from a reader about a priest who had, for the second year, put out a “gay” flag at the parish for Hubris Week.  HERE I suggest that, in a situation like this where satisfaction … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I wear a scapular on my bullet proof vest?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I want to wear a scapular on my bullet proof vest. The best way to do this is to sew a Velcro patch onto one, but would doing that be considered impious or a mistreatment of … Continue reading

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BOOK: Grandmother and the Priests

With delight I am making my way through a book I discovered many years ago, as we count the years, even before I entered Holy Church. I recall my own grandmother reading all the books of this writer. Taylor Caldwell … Continue reading

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Posted in Just Too Cool, Priests and Priesthood, REVIEWS | Tagged | 13 Comments

What is a “liturgist”? Some thoughts.

Go over right away to read Anthony Esolen’s latest at The Catholic Thing. He reflects on how hard it is to pray at a rather usual “Novus Ordo” Mass. His description could match any number of places. Then he asks: … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 20th Ordinary Sunday: Live in love to have later Love Himself

The Collect for the 20th Ordinary Sunday, found also in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary, is in the 1962 Missale Romanum for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost. Deus, qui diligentibus te bona invisibilia praeparasti, infunde cordibus nostris tui amoris affectum, … Continue reading

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Adventures in “gay” ad blocking

I hate this ubiquitous “gay” rainbow garbage. First, I can’t stand what has been done to the word “gay” and I detest the appropriation of a sign of God’s benevolence to promote a totalitarian agenda. I noticed at the bottom … Continue reading

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