Category Archives: Linking Back

15 Oct: St. Teresa, calendars and fascinating fountains! (A note to NAC seminarians and Rome denizens.)

Speaking of saints days and calendars (I posted about that a few hours ago…
Here is something for NAC seminarians, especially, as you walk from the heights to the Centro.  There is something interesting to see just off your usual beaten … Continue reading

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Anniversary of John XXIII’s 1962 “Gaudet Mater Ecclesia” and how it has been misused #Synod2018 #VaticanII #podcast

Today is the anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council in 1962.  At the opening, John XXIII (whose feast it is today) gave a famous speech which is known by its incipt, Gaudet Mater Ecclesia.
John XXIII’s speech is imbued … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy – “Young priests would like to know more…”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, thanks for your recent posts on praying for our clergy. They really need it, whether they’re fighting the good fight or serving the enemy, and in the case of the latter, it’s more use to pray than … Continue reading

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An unsolved priest’s murder and forecast of today’s clerical chaos

At Catholic World Report there is an article about the unsolved murder of Fr. Alfred Kunz, 20 years ago.
Authorities have some suspects, but not yet enough.
Here is an excerpt from the article which explains why I keep my head on … Continue reading

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“I originally sent you this story 8 years ago, for the brick by brick file…” UPDATE

From a reader about a parish in Williamston, MI:
I originally sent you this story 8 years ago, for the brick by brick file:
After decades with no crucifix and no tabernacle in the sanctuary (other than a processional cross), both were … Continue reading

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A Pentecost Monday lesson: “And Paul VI wept.”

REPOSTED:
Years ago I told this Pentecost Monday tale and it has made the rounds.  It has made the rounds everywhere, but I am the origin of the anecdote, which I published years ago in the pages of The Wanderer and also … Continue reading

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20 April 2007 – Msgr. Richard Schuler – RIP

Today is the anniversary of the death of Msgr. Richard Schuler, a well-known Church musician and pastor for many years of the Church of St. Agnes in St. Paul, MN.
This was a man who fought the good fight, in hard … Continue reading

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19 April 2005: Benedict XVI elected

Today, 19 April, is the 13th anniversary of the election of Benedict XVI.
I’ll bet you remember where you were.
How time flies.
I was with FoxNews at the time.  Here’s the coverage…

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@austinruse on “Slippery Jim” @JamesMartinSJ and his non-explanation explanation

Over at the excellent Crisis I see that Austin Ruse (President of the Center for Family and Human Rights – C-Fam) has caught up.
He penned a piece about Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin’s wobbly affirmation of “official” Catholic teaching about homosexuality and … Continue reading

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4 April – St. Isidore of Seville, the Internet and YOU

I often forget to pray before using the internet. I sometimes fail in charity when using it. This tool of social communication and research and entertainment has amazing upsides, but it also has spiritually deadly perils. We all should be very … Continue reading

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An interesting development in “Hellgate”

A while back Pope Francis spoke with the superannuated non-note-taking atheist Communist Eugenio Scalfari, editor of La Repubblica (his name is pronounced with the accent on the 1st syllable “SCALfari”).
One of the writers at La Repubblica, Piergiorgio Odifreddi, took on … Continue reading

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READER FEEDBACK: “I want to be treated as an adult when it comes to catechesis and the Sacred Liturgy.”

From a reader, reacting to my post: Communion in the hand. Wherein Fr. Z rants and provokes.
Firstly, I want to thank you for your recent post/rant about “age appropriate food” when it comes to the Catholic Faith. I have had … Continue reading

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Commandments are NOT mere “ideals” from which some are excused because, “They’re tooo haaard!” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

With all the chatter these days about virtuous behavior being an “ideal” and jawing about “paradigm shifts” and so forth, I present anew something I posted exactly one year ago today.
___ Originally published 17 Feb 2017
Look. I’m the first one … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Hunwicke explained and explains today’s “Festum Ovorum”

A few years back the inimitable Fr Hunwicke offered us a brilliant post which about the Saturday before Ash Wednesday, nicknamed the “Festa ovorum”. THERE He is back for an updated crack it this year.  HERE
Here’s his offering from 2015.
FESTUM OVORUM
Well, … Continue reading

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Great column on German confusion by Archbp. Chaput of @ArchPhilly … auf Deutsch! “Liebe, Klarheit, und ihr Gegenteil”

The other day I posted about a terrific column by Archbp. Chaput of Philadelphia in their diocesan newspaper.
Wherein Archbp. Chaput wins the pastoral Super Bowl in @ArchPhilly
The Archbishop wrote about, among other things, the confusion being caused right now by … Continue reading

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