Category Archives: Cri de Coeur

SILENT NO LONGER: A priest speaks out!

This post is aimed in a special way at priests and bishops out there – office holders in the Church of awesome spiritual authority, as teachers, as wielders of prophetic potential – but who are not yet committed to doing something to help Holy Church, … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z responds to some frustrated readers

My mailbox is filling with notes of disgust from readers who ask for my reaction to something posted at the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter) and about some other news items today. How to put it…? [No.  Nope.  I can’t write … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: It seems like the Catholic Church is disappearing!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I the better part of 60 years old and have been concerned for a number of years that the Roman Catholic Church is literally disappearing. With the last article I read, I’m fairly certain it’s gone. … Continue reading

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A priest’s plea: “Please, Holy Father: Enough”

My friend Msgr. Charles Pope has a piece at the National Catholic Register which echoes what I have heard and read from many priests.  He is as vexed as many priests about some off-the-cuff remarks made by His Holiness the Pope … Continue reading

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German theologian Robert Spaemann on #AmorisLaetitia: Chaos and schism, God forbid!

UPDATE: Spaemann’s interview is now in English.  HERE We are all suffering from Amoris defatigatio, I know.  But as the days and weeks pile up in the wake of Pope Francis Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, and many and varying accounts and interpretations of … Continue reading

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Another reaction to #Amorislaetitia – “The cowardice and hubris of Pope Francis” (Hang on tight!)

Reactions to Amoris laetitia, the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation (I’m getting tired of typing that out), are mixed between cloying gushes and frustrated contempt. The following is surely more along the lines of the later. I present it here because he … Continue reading

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Card. Dolan: “Where’s the Catholic Sandy Koufax?”

Because it is Spring (or close enough) and because in Spring all right-thinking souls turn their thoughts and hopes once again to that summa of sports, baseball, and because the Old English origin of the word “Lent”, lencten, means “Spring”, and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Synod: Saruman v. Ents, Orcs v. Fangorn

I am receiving one cri de coeur after another. Lots of people are confused and angry and sad about what they are hearing.  Instead of firm foundations from bishops, we got sand.   Yes, can can make cement with sand, but … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 3: Synod Free Zone, Abbatial Mass and – Fr. Z rants

I have been – mostly on purpose – in a Synod Free Zone in the last few days, even though I am at Ground Zero.   Yes, I am hearing a lot.  No, I am trying not to let it … Continue reading

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URGENT: Romanian Greek Catholic Doctor’s speech to Synod! Members (all) get a serious talking to!

I saw this at Voice of the Family.  You can find it other places too. The entire Synod of Bishops (and the fancy people running it) received a marvelously cold slap in the face with the wet towel of real … Continue reading

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The Left seems to win constantly. What would happen if…

At Radical Catholic there is a post about Newark’s Archbp. Myers’ recent letter to his priests about the fact that people in mortal sin shouldn’t receive Communion. To what point have we finally arrived when a bishop has to send … Continue reading

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Bp. Olmsted (D. Phoenix) issues to men a tremendous call to battle!

Liberal catholics want to wussify the Church.  They effectively embrace the world’s ways and think the Church should adapt her teachings and practices to shifting secular mores.  They accuse those who still dare to stand up in the public square and defend … Continue reading

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Great analysis of the “spin” of last year’s Synod on the Family. Fr. Z rants.

Synod Fatigue is sure to be setting in now, if it hasn’t already. Just wait.  It’ll get worse. But you must stay focused.  Don’t tune out Synod news. “But Father! But Father!”, some will say, “It’s all too much!  I … Continue reading

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Bp. Tobin’s Tough Love: Hirsute flabmeisters… mature women with skimpy clothes… hyperactive gum-chewing kids checking their iPhones

His Excellency Most Reverend  Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence has sobering reminders for his flock. HERE No doubt His Excellency is addressing himself only to the Catholics of Providence. So, if you are not in that diocese pay no attention.  My emphases and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Seminarians required to stand for Communion. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Okay… this is going to be hard. From a seminarian: I am currently a ___ year seminarian attending ___ . antecently, a new ‘policy’ was adopted here: all must receive Holy Communion standing. The Holy See has made it absolutely clear that we all have … Continue reading

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