Category Archives: Be The Maquis

You are the periphery which can revitalize the Church!

Some time ago, I wrote HERE: If there is a malaise in the Church today, if there is an interior decay (and there is), then [as Pope Francis says] we should look to peripheries for that which can help to … Continue reading

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The importance – and legitimacy – of ‘ ad orientem ‘ worship

I bring to the readership’s attention a letter that was issued by His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  A priest friend reminded me of this letter in an email. It … Continue reading

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Catholic public figures and officials must RESIST! Some are resisting already.

The other day I posted the 2003 document from the CDF Observations about important CDF document on “Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons”.  In that document we read… “In those situations where homosexual unions have been legally recognized or have … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Milwaukee Art Museum – Anti-Catholic offense! @MilwaukeeArt

You may have heard about the highly offensive move of the Milwaukee Art Museum.  They displayed a “portrait” of Benedict XVI made from colored condoms.  That’s just plain nasty. The Vicar General of the Diocese of Madison, Msgr. James Bartylla, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to obtain a traditional parish?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What, if anything, can I do to bring about the establishment of an FSSP led parish in my community? The parishes in my county are all post-Vatican II. Can one person do anything? Thank you! Only … Continue reading

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“Dear Traditionalists,… “

Three years ago today I posted this. I haven’t changed my mind. I had this from a reader. He said he was not advocating these things. However, liberals will advocate them. I’ve got some other suggestions.  But first the wacky … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick: Another parish implements Summorum Pontificum. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

For your Brick by Brick file. A reader sent me a link to a story in the St. Louis Review (a publication of the Archdiocese of St. Louis) about a parish which as started up a Traditional Latin Mass. ‘Mysterium tremendum’ … Continue reading

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“Don’t tell me you don’t wish to fight; for the moment you tell me that, you are already fighting.”

With a tip of the biretta to Ann …   o{]:¬) … here is a quote worth memorizing so that you can scratch it into the wall of your cell block when they come for us. “There is no man, let … Continue reading

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More reasons for the promotion of Summorum Pontificum

The Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome received a new Prefect last November, His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah.  He should be a good, solid Prefect.  At the same time, however, there was a bit of a purge of, say, the … Continue reading

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Singing Nuns defend Embattled Bishop

Do you remember there is an album of Advent music available?  The wonderful Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph provide it. Here are a few little samples.

The UK link is HERE. These same sisters are defending … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Online Support for Card. Burke! – UPDATE

I have been watching the online petition in support of Card. Burke as a “Thank you!” for his service. It’s time to really fire this up.  This is an ACTION ITEM! HERE As of now there are 20018 signers.  Let’s … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST

In your goodness, will you stop and, right now, say a prayer for a cleric who is going through some ecclesiastical … there’s no other way to put this… persecution of the liberal sort. It’s as nasty as I have … Continue reading

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MANHATTAN: Holy Innocents SAVED! What happened? And: 40 HOURS DEVOTION

Holy Innocents in Manhattan, NYC, is about to begin, on Friday, their Forty Hours Devotion!  More on that, below.   First, some comments. During the last few days since the decision about the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan … Continue reading

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Robin Hooders saving people from parking fines

I saw this at the Free Thought Project: Parking Meter Activists Under Fire After Saving Drivers $80,000 in Fines Stepping in between the State and their revenue stream can be quite hazardous. Activists in Keene, New Hampshire have adopted a … Continue reading

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NEW Z-SWAG! (This one might surprise you.)

It’s time to have a little fun. Over at the piranha tanks of Fishwrap‘s combox, you readers – you – were being ridiculed as … “Zed-Heads”. For those of you who may not know, “Zed” is a British English way … Continue reading

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