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What a contrast to the tensions over Confederate statues!

Honor!
I picked this up from a tweet by a friend:

Well this story makes an interesting contrast to the tearing down of #ConfederateStatues. https://t.co/TRSTs56dMO
— Samuel J. Howard (@Jahaza) August 15, 2017

In a nutshell:
A WWII Marine vet travelled to Japan … Continue reading

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Looking for an approved Catholic version of The Bible? Not much help at this site.

The Catholic Church gave the Bible to the world. Only the Catholic Church could compile and authenticate as inspired ancient Christian writings, so that error and spiritual danger was avoided. The Catholic Church is the only authentic interpreter of the … Continue reading

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How low will the ‘c’atholic Left stoop?

More dopey – no, that’s not right – stupid and/or malevolent smears of Raymond Card. Burke have emerged.  The catholic Left is absolutely unhinged by Card. Burke and will do anything to anyone, anything to undermine him.  It must be his … Continue reading

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What are your Advent and Christmas customs?

First, I’ll remind you, please, when shopping via Amazon, use my search box on the sidebar.  I’ll get a small percentage of each item you get.  I have no way of seeing who buys what, by the way.  Get your … Continue reading

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Knights of Columbus bankroll Crux. Do @KofC also hold @Crux editorial positions?

I saw a piece at Crux today which left me disappointed.  The piece in question is an opinion hit-job by Austen Ivereigh against anyone who dares to suggest that there are problems with Chapter 8 of Amoris laetitia.
Ivereigh is a “contributing … Continue reading

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Elections Issues: “So what is a parish priest to do?”

This is an interesting bit of news that touches on many point of interest as we rocket to Election Day.
From an editorial in the Albuquerque Journal.
Editorial: Archbishop reacts to priest’s abortion letter
By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at … Continue reading

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Did Pope Francis really write that letter?

UPDATE:
I have found a “news story” (but not really) at the site of Vatican Radio by Philippa Hitchen saying something about the letter. HERE
Also, in today’s L’Osservatore Romano of 12-13 September there is an unsigned piece on p. 7 which makes … Continue reading

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Would Millard Fillmore’s VP pick be preferable to Tim Kaine?

As I have often said and written, I would vote for the corpse of Millard Filmore (the last Whig President and an anti-Catholic No Nothing) to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House. And now, with Tim Kaine (can. … Continue reading

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Thus says the Lord…

2 Chronicles 14:7
And he said to Juda: Let us build these cities, and compass them with walls, and fortify them with towers, and gates, and bars, while all is quiet from wars, because we have sought the Lord the God … 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 was made … Continue reading

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Bishop calls England to conversion to Christ. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Disease with global killing potential is on the rise.
Militant Islamism is on the rise.
Homosexualism is on the rise.
The Dictatorship of Relativism has weakened Western Civilization to the point of collapse so that hostile forces with satanic direction are roaming and … Continue reading

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Large gesture of openness toward SSPX!

Apparently one of the Francis Effects is “apertura”, “an opening up … openness”.
I have suggested elsewhere on this blog, and not too long ago, that Pope Francis could be the one to show TLC to the traditional side.  Benedict XVI … Continue reading

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Good question: When you change language, do you change belief?

The short answer is “yes”.
We know that when you change liturgical texts, you change the belief of the people.  It takes a while, but it happens.  You know the adage “lex orandi lex credendi“.
So, Edward Pentin has a piece today … Continue reading

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St. Pio and the Smell Test

Today is the feast of St. Pio of Pietrelcina.  “Padre Pio”.  A prayer HERE
What do you suppose Padre Pio would have thought about the notion that the divorced and civilly remarried should be readmitted to Holy Communion without a discernible … Continue reading

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SSPX officials met with Card. Müller, Prefect of CDF

As crazy as it is may now sound, perhaps Pope Francis is the one who can reconcile the SSPX.
I’ve floated this idea before.  I don’t have any illusions that Francis likes much of anything about the SSPX.   The other day … Continue reading

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