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Joseph Ratzinger - The Feast of Faith"In those situations where homosexual unions have been legally recognized or have been given the legal status and rights belonging to marriage, clear and emphatic opposition is a duty. ... If all Catholics are obliged to oppose the legal recognition of homosexual unions, Catholic politicians are obliged to do so in a particular way, in keeping with their responsibility as politicians." CDF 2003
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"We as Catholics have not properly combated (the culture) because we have not been taught our Catholic Faith, especially in the depth needed to address these grave evils of our time. This is a failure of catechesis both of children and young people that has been going on for fifty years. It is being addressed, but it needs much more radical attention... What has also contributed greatly to the situation is an exaltation of the virtue of tolerance which is falsely seen as the virtue which governs all other virtues. In other words, we should tolerate other people in their immoral actions to the extent that we seem also to accept the moral wrong. Tolerance is a virtue, but it is certainly not the principal virtue; the principal virtue is charity... Charity means speaking the truth. I have encountered it (not speaking the truth) many times myself as a priest and bishop. It is something we simply need to address. There is far too much silence — people do not want to talk about it because the topic is not 'politically correct.' But we cannot be silent any longer."
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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“The legalization of the termination of pregnancy is none other than the authorization given to an adult, with the approval of an established law, to take the lives of children yet unborn and thus incapable of defending themselves. It is difficult to imagine a more unjust situation, and it is very difficult to speak of obsession in a matter such as this, where we are dealing with a fundamental imperative of every good conscience — the defense of the right to life of an innocent and defenseless human being.”
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For your consideration…
"One of the most dangerous errors is that civilization is automatically bound to increase and spread. The lesson of history is the opposite; civilization is a rarity, attained with difficulty and easily lost. The normal state of humanity is barbarism, just as the normal surface of the planet is salt water. Land looms large in our imagination and civilization in history books, only because sea and savagery are to us less interesting."
- C.S. Lewis
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“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.”
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Charles Pierre Péguy Notre Patrie, 1905"If I ought to write the truth, I am of the mind that I ought to flee all meetings of bishops, because I have never seen any happy or satisfactory outcome to any council, nor one that has deterred evils more than it has occasioned their acceptance and growth."
St. Gregory Nazianzus ep. 131 - AD 382“We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women. If we do not reach that time, then our children and grandchildren will reach it, and they will sell your sons as slaves at the slave market.”
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UPDATE: The video… Visita di Papa Francesco alla Sinagoga di Roma Un simpatico incontro all'esterno della Sinagoga e una richiesta particolare rivolta al Santo Padre. Posted by Tv2000 on Sunday, January 17, 2016 I found this anecdote from Crux’s John … Continue reading
Sometimes whimsical retellings of old yarns appear, such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Here’s something amusing from the NRA Family page. Little Red Riding Hood (Has a Gun) Here are a couple excerpts: Once upon a time, there was … Continue reading
The Powerball lottery is up to $1.5 Billion. That’s not what you get, but… what you get ain’t nothing. Sooo… how many chances/tickets did you buy? I suspect this might prompt some interesting discussions about statistics. The combox is also … Continue reading
Over at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) our old pal, and promoter of women’s ordination, Phyllis Zagano has another knee-slapper. She has a penchant for over-the-top moral equivalencies. Let’s see her latest cringe-worthy claim: Because the Catholic Church doesn’t ordain women, the Catholic Church … Continue reading
A couple months ago I rewatched Ken Burns’ series on The Civil War. I see that there is a new Civil War series.
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it ok For a Traditional Catholic to date a modernist woman he’s trying to convert? Modernista, eh? Convert, eh? A swift review of Pascendi dominici gregis resulted in no specific pontifical condemnations of the dating of the modernist. As far … Continue reading
Our worship environment has been polluted for decades. It has to stop. Benedict XVI offered moving inspiration for us all through the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. We have to save the environment from the predations of bad liturgists who have so … Continue reading
Sent by a friend… you don’t need much Spanish to get the gist of this: the first and last day as the Bishop’s MC:
From the often amusing Eye of the Tiber: Pope Infallibly Declares Nutella Overrated In a stunning declaration this morning, Pope Francis shocked many Vatican observers when he declared that Nutella, the popular hazelnut chocolate spread, as “completely overrated.” [We have … Continue reading
A priest friend sent a video of a Portuguese priest, Fr. José Cruz in Moita dos Ferreiros from Easter 2014. I can imagine statues of Our Lady of Fatima weeping at the sight of this. Enjoy more of Cruz HERE.
The use of blue vestments during Advent is pretty much cliché now, so cliché that not even the aging hippies are clinging to it. Here’s my annual rant about the use of blue vestments in the Roman Rite. At this … Continue reading
Ever since Pope Francis met with some Lutherans and said pretty confusion things about reception of Holy Communion [HERE], I’ve been keeping half an eye out for a video from Lutheran Satire. They have a couple already about Pope Francis. They … Continue reading
This is very cool. Fr. Z kudos to the one who came up with this. From KATC TV in the Diocese of Lafayette. Someone converted an ambulance into a mobile confessional. Be sure to watch the video. TEXT: LAFAYETTE … Continue reading