Category Archives: Brick by Brick

GUEST POST: 1st Traditional Latin Mass experience – “The highly pastoral nature of the Extraordinary Form.”

From a reader:
Over the past 10 years have assisted at a few dozen EF masses. I usually go alone and sometimes with my very Catholic friends, but this weekend I took a group of high school students and their parents. … Continue reading

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The Philippines: Priests or Phoenixes? YES!

A friend and reader sent me a note:
Peter Ayaso and his class will still be ordained next Friday, the 25th of Nov. IN THE CATHEDRAL!!! He writes:
You’re all invited still to my ordination to the priesthood on Nov. 25, 9am … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: A 1st Traditional Latin Mass experience – at Holy Innocents in Manhattan, NYC

I received this from a reader:
First of all, thank you for your blog. It has been tremendously instructive and encouraging for myself and many of my friends.
I attended my first Traditional Latin Mass just over a year ago and it … Continue reading

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Scalfari’s interview with Pope Francis removed from Vatican website. FINALLY!

Do you remember when I burst out in my own nutty melt-down about the fact that the interview by the atheist Eugenio Scalfari with Pope Francis, during which Scalfari neither made a recording or notes, was posted on the Vatican website … Continue reading

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Why Irish Fr. Tony Flannery was censured by the CDF

From Protect The Pope comes this useful clarification:
Fr Flannery’s heretical views on the Eucharist and Priesthood are the reason why CDF intervened – Cardinal Lavada explains
BY DEACON NICK DONNELLY, ON NOVEMBER 15TH, 2013
Cardinal Levada, the former Prefect of the CDF, has … Continue reading

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STOP THE PRESSES: Bad news for liberals who have hijacked Pope Francis!

Here is something that really caught my eye.
If this is the real thing, if… this is the real thing… this is huge. It is plausible, but I want to take it with just a grain of salt. This smells pretty … Continue reading

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“Latinitas” rediviva

This is from News.va:
Presentation of the new journal “LATINITAS”
Vatican City, 8 November 2013 (VIS) – This morning a press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office to present the first issue of the new series of the journal … Continue reading

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A new bishop for Rochester: reconstruction continues

As I wrote when His Excellency Most Reverend Leonard Blair was translated from Toledo to Hartford: “Bishops are not being penalized for involvement in the doctrinal assessment of the LCWR.  They are being promoted.”   The Fishwrappers had a spittle-flecked nutty.  Micken’s … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Holy Innocents, Manhattan

Let me tell you a little about Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan.
I have written about the place many times but usually from the point of view of their upcoming Masses and events.  It has also been my honor to be … Continue reading

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A worthy cause to support: Our Lady of Hope Clinic

If you are looking for a good Catholic cause to donate money to (for your end of the year giving, etc.), please consider Our Lady of Hope Clinic, in Madison.  And they have a DONATE page.
I wrote last year about Our … Continue reading

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