Category Archives: Emanations from Penumbras

23 October: Bp. Egan of @PortsmouthRC calls for Masses of Reparation

When His Lordship the Right Reverend Philip Egan was installed as Bishop of Portsmouth in England, I was in London.  I fondly recall watching a live stream of the event with not-yet-Fr  James Bradley of the Ordinariate in digs at … Continue reading

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Eugenics in our recent past

On a sunny weekend day in my native place, I might have a bowl of cornflakes for breakfast, then stop at Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul to visit the graves of priests and then slide over to the Pierce Butler … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Australia and removal of all abortion restrictions

From a reader…
Dear Fr Z I read your Blog all the time. At the moment we have some horrendous legislation before our parliament, with voting to commence next week. The vote will be an attempt to remove all legal restrictions … Continue reading

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The horrors of the lib dem agenda presaged in the horrors of the past

The horrors of the goals of liberal dems are presaged in the horrors of the past.
You should read this and remind yourself of the graciousness of God and the intervention of Our Lady in the New World.
HERE
Feeding the gods: Hundreds … Continue reading

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UPDATED – ACTION ITEM! 10 year old’s fundraiser for a Pregnancy Care Center

UPDATE 16 SEPT:
Go to the bottom of the post for the RESULTS!

Originally Published on: Sep 13, 2018
Everyone, here is a good news note!
I received this message from a 10 year old which was forwarded by his mother.  Xavier is one of the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: If something is in the Catechism, do I have to give in, believe it even though it is different from what the Catechism taught before?

I am getting questions from lots people about Pope Francis’ move to change the Church’s doctrine concerning capital punishment.
QUAERITUR:
If this is in the Catechism, do I have to give in and believe it even though this is different from what … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 163: 25 July 2018 – 50th anniversary of promulgation of ‘Humanae vitae’

Here is an audio offering in which I read the post, here-under. Hopefully this will allow more people to absorb a few of my poor thoughts on this important anniversary. Let’s start with a taste of the text…  there’s some … Continue reading

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Does “Beans” @MassimoFaggioli undermine ‘Humanae vitae’?

The war on the teaching of Humanae vitae continued today with an offering at ultra-liberal Commonweal by Massimo “Beans” Faggioli.   Beans spends a lot of time on Twitter throwing out one inflammatory tweet after another as click bait.
Faggioli takes his … Continue reading

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Pro-Life Victory at SCOTUS – NIFLA v. Becerra

Some time ago I asked you to pray during oral arguments before the SCOTUS concerning a 1st Amendment case from California, which tried to force pregnancy centers to provide abortion information.   HERE  In other words, they tried to force pro-life … Continue reading

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Fr. Tom “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!” Reese, SJ, shills for Big-Business Abortion

This is about par for the Jesuit course.
From Breitbart:
Jesuit Priest Tells Catholics to Fight Abortion by Electing ‘Pro-Choice Democrats’
Writing for Religion News Service (RNS)— Father Reese, the former editor-in-chief of [Jesuit] America Magazine—says that “pro-lifers must consider voting for candidates, … Continue reading

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Anti-Catholic cartoon reveals the spirit of the recent anti-life Irish referendum

A lay reader today alerted me to an opinion cartoon in The Sunday Independent in Ireland. That sad, earthly-enslaved nation repealed by referendum the 8th amendment to their Constitution, which protected the right to life of the unborn.  The Constitution, … Continue reading

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Ireland votes pro-abortion for Trinity Sunday, the heavens respond

The Irish constitution begins in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, stating:
“In the name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States must … Continue reading

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Bp. Morlino’s clear commencement address: “let’s be politically incorrect”

There is a plentiful lack of clarity these days.  How refreshing it is when we hear or read something that is faithful, true and clear.
I offer for your attention a commencement address given at Thomas Aquinas College in California by … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT from @HeartbeatIntl – abortion pill reversal method rescues babies without bad effects, physicians network

This is VERY important.
The pro-life organization Heartbeat International has announced that they are now able to help women rapidly access a method to reverse – without bad effects – an in-process chemical abortion.
Imagine a woman who has taken the first … Continue reading

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Arizona ‘c’atholic Rep. @IselaBlancAZ distorts Pope Francis, Church on abortion, contraception

While I was in L.A. I met with some pro-life heavy hitters in Arizona.  I was told of a recent debate in the Arizona House about a bill – SB1394 – touching on pro-life issues.
I asked for some information to … Continue reading

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