Category Archives: Linking Back

“Rumors that a certain prelate threatens his orthodox priests with institutionalization or laicization are not rumors… they are truth”

Back in August 2018 I posted one of the hardest things I’ve ever written for this blog.  HERE This just came from a reader.  I’ve anonymized it a little. Dear Fr. Z., I hope these days find you better in … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Review: Candlemas with the late Bp. Robert C. Morlino of @MadisonDiocese

One year ago today, the Extraordinary Ordinary celebrated a Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Throne for Candlemas, as he had done for several years.  HERE Some photos The music was provided by a visiting choir, the Schola Cantorum from Eau Claire. They … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Portuguese Bishop “corrects” claims about the perpetual virginity of Mary

UPDATE 28 Dec: My correspondent sent a fast translation a new piece. Observador has written a new piece explaining the mess and quoting Bishop Linda. He appears as a victim who was unfairly involved in a misunderstanding. This was put … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Pastor says “Gaudete Sunday, is no more”

This greeted me in my email today. I pray that you are well. I am a permanent Deacon.  I began my homily today … making mention that today we celebrate Gaudete Sunday, or “Rejoice Sunday.” After Mass my pastor approached … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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), … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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