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Good points in Lawler’s recent book: The Smoke of Satan…

I have now read Philip Lawler’s recent book The Smoke of Satan: How Corrupt and Cowardly Bishops Betrayed Christ, His Church, and the Faithful . . . and What Can Be Done About It.  US HERE – UK HERE Here … Continue reading

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1st Friday and Saturday Devotions and You

Reminder. Today is a 1st Friday, the first of a new Year of Grace. Do you keep 1st Fridays in special way as the Sacred Heart of Jesus urged? Do you engage in the Saturday devotions which Our Lady asked … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants at the beginning of a New Year of Salvation

I’ve noted with interest a number of reviews of the past year regarding the Church.  Not a few saw the last year as a “year from hell” or an “annus horribilis”. Sure.  That’s not unfair.  It was a very difficult … Continue reading

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VIDEO: A few good men and The Present Crisis

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To Prelates: “Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining.”

I’ve just spent a few minutes in a hard-hitting piece about The Present Crisis at Crisis.  Here are a couple of outstanding paragraphs. The apostle Paul certainly saw the redemptive side of scandal and division: “For there must be factions among … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 32nd Ordinary Sunday: Our Identity and Extreme Ownership

Let’s look at the Collect for the 32nd Ordinary Sunday, keeping that Sunday, 11 Nov 2018 – the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day – is Veterans Day (observed on Monday). DONATE to the Archdiocese for Military Services! Sunday’s Collect has an antecedent … Continue reading

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More on #Synod2018 (“walking together”) document #146

Today the pithily perspicacious Fr H looks at the Synod’s (“walking together”) notion about developing ways to certify Catholic blogs to avoid “fake news”. He wrote along the lines of what I wrote HERE.    He also wrote: We seem … Continue reading

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Oppressed priests and portable altars and true emergency conditions

St. Joseph’s Apprentice has made beautiful, practical portable altars for me and for many priests. I have called his portable altars “the ultimate gift for a priest”.  I have one that I can travel with, using a Pelican case, that … Continue reading

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Read and weep: Soviet style “psych” tactics used against priests by bishops.

What I am about to post, read carefully. Over the last few months I have been contacted by diocesan priests (and a religious) who were being sent by their bishops (superior) to be “evaluated” at one of these psych clinics … Continue reading

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When they tell you it’s not about homosexuality, it’s about homosexuality.

Well-organized and highly motivated Team Francis has rallied the MSM and circled their obfuscating wagons around their base camp position: It’s not about homosexuality, it’s clericalism.  THAT’s the problem!  Clericalism… clericalism… clericalism. Their other tactic is to distract with the good, … Continue reading

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Infiltration of the priesthood. How did it happen? How bad is it?

A priest friend of mine sent a link to a piece at his site: Padre Peregrino. I think he over estimates the number of priests who are homosexual. However, I will agree that the percentage is probably higher among bishops … Continue reading

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30 years a priest, 60th birthday – a priest’s first real Solemn Mass! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

This is the season of First Holy Masses.   For example, on Saturday 30 June, I will be helping as Assistant Priest with the First Mass of a newly ordained priest to be celebrated in the presence of the bishop (coram … Continue reading

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AUSTRALIA: Law change requires priests to break the #SealofConfession

Every once in a while, like the occasional blooming of the giant Amorphophallus titanum, or corpse flower, some government entity attempts to criminalize the practice of our Faith. The latest rotting-flesh blossom occurred inCanberra, Australia.  On 7 June the Australian Capital Territory’s Legislative … Continue reading

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CAVIEZEL: You weren’t made to ‘fit in’… BE SAINTS!

No young person wants to follow an uncertain trumpet. Here is a good video to rise to as the morning gets underway. Actor Jim Caviezel speaking at Stuebenville. Posted at LifeSite. ¡Hagan lío!

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Who cares what libs think? Boldly recover and use great traditional items and vesture of yore.

At the newish blog LAJ, Shawn Tribe has a good post about boldness in regard to some traditional vesture and other items of yore. In the 60s Paul VI abolished quite a lot of good things. That was a mistake. … Continue reading

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