Category Archives: Classic Posts

OLDIE POST Hell and the Enemy exist. Priests and bishops who don’t teach about them will probably wind up there.

Originally posted in 2012.  I think it still pertains.
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Before anything else, let it be said that, “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of … Continue reading

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Brief explanation of “heroic virtue” v. “ordinary virtue” in light of the new path to beatification.

Pope Francis, yesterday, issued a document by which he established a third iter or path for a process of beatification.
Hitherto, in processes for beatification, unless one is determined to have been a martyr, it has been necessary for a “Servant of … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on 1 year after ‘Amoris laetitia’: The state of the question.

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray, frequent contributor at The Catholic Thing and quite simply the best clerical TV commentator around (EWTN has to kick its game up to deserve him).
Fr. Murray has offered comments about Amoris laetitia one year after its release. … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 88: Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart; Leo XIII’s Annum Sacrum

Here is my now “oldie” PODCAzT from 2009.  As I listened to this, I was struck by how timely it still is, especially about how some are trying to banish Christ and the Church from the public square.
ORIGINAL 11 June 2009
Here … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Eating meat on Friday in the Octave of Easter

Let’s get out in front of this before the calendar clicks over to Friday
From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My wife and I recently returned to the traditional friday abstinence from meat year round.
Traditionally, would the friday abstinence from meat also apply during fridays of … Continue reading

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Good Friday 3 April AD 33 – Eclipses as Christ died on the Cross

This is definitely worth reposting.
The fellow who made the video about the Star of Bethlehem (a compelling argument, I might add), also did some research about what happened in the heavens on Good Friday.
Let’s break it down.
Passover begins on the … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

Since it is a Friday, the last of Lent, and also a 1st Friday, do please pray the Act of Reparation. Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross.
What we need right now is PRAYER, especially at the … Continue reading

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15 March – Wherein Fr Z rants about the #IdesOfMarch

We call today the Ides of March, made especially famous in the English speaking world by Shakespeare in his play Julius Caesar.
Caesar:
Who is it in the press that calls on me?
I hear a tongue shriller than all the music
Cry “Caesar!” Speak, … Continue reading

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TRIDUUM NOTE – How early can the Easter Vigil 2017 begin?

We are getting to that time of Lent when we should be thinking about the schedule for the Vigil of Easter.
Here is an oldie but goodie. Updated for 2017.
From a reader:
QUAERITUR:
There is a parish in our diocese that is … Continue reading

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OLDIE: Fanon Alert! Benedict XVI and Christmas Mass

From 24 December 2012, of happy memory….
His Holiness has his fanon again for the First Mass of Christmas. Nice to see. More on the fanon, hated by liberals and the ungodly, HERE.

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St. Francis of Assisi on treatment of the Eucharist, Communion, ornaments of the altar

If any of you have some notion that St. Francis of Assisi was in life like the kitty-hugging, pastel-toned image you see on a holy card or garden statuette, with little birdies sitting on his arms… think again. Some think that had … Continue reading

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: 1993 – When Mother Angelica EXPLODED!

Today something passed my screen which reminded me of that incredible Catholic TV moment when Mother Angelica exploded about the shenanigans at World Youth Day in 1993 where a woman portrayed Christ for a Way of the Cross done in … Continue reading

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A Roman Mystery: The Lost Tomb of St. Jerome

If there have to be reality TV shows or treasure hunt movies, I propose finding the tomb of St. Jerome (+420) in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome.
I may write a novel!  It would have vampires, I think, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Corpus Christi: I affirm my subjugation to Christ vanquisher of hell and my sins.

In the traditional Roman calendar for the 1962 Missale Romanum Thursday (I am posting late) is Corpus Domini, or Corpus Christi.
In the Novus Ordo many people are celebrating Corpus Christi on Sunday (which is really suppose to fall on the Thursday … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 143: Fulton J. Sheen – “In the face of this false broadmindedness, what the world needs is intolerance.”

With a biretta tip to my friend Fr. Heilman at Roman Catholic Man, this PODCAzT welcomes today’s guest Ven. Fulton J. Sheen.  We will hear his
Plea for Intolerance
… yes, you read that right.
It seems appropriate to read this in the wake … Continue reading

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