Category Archives: Linking Back

St. John Paul: “the Church does not agree to call good evil and evil good”

From St. John Paul’s 1984 Post-Synodal Exhortation Reconciliatio et paenitentia:
34. I consider it my duty to mention at this point, if very briefly, a pastoral case that the synod dealt with-insofar as it was able to do so-and which it … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Good news on the Spanish Front! – Spanish TLMs in D. Raleigh a success!

Do you recall that just a while back I posted about a parish initiative launched by Fr. Paul Parkerson in Dunn, North Carolin in the Diocese of Raleigh?  HERE
In his parish he implemented two TLMs on Sundays.  One will have English … Continue reading

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OLDIE ASK FATHER: Eastern Subdeacon for Roman Solemn Mass? A Clerical Bedtime Story.

Just the day, someone sent me a note about this post.  I noted that it’s one year anniversary was about to strike, and so here it is again.  One year later.
From a reader:
I have a friend who is a Eastern … Continue reading

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Of Our Lady of Walsingham, Our Lady of Ransom, and a prayer

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom and of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Two years ago I was in London, watching with a fine young priest of the Anglican Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham the episcopal consecration and … Continue reading

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The hard truth about marriage, mercy and Eastern “oikonomia”

I have been posting about the soon-to-be-released book by five cardinala and four scholars called Remaining In The Truth Of Christ. This book is a defense of the Catholic doctrine marriage. It is an important book, some of it may … Continue reading

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“How are they down, how have they fallen down – Those great strong towers of ice and steel…”

In the late 1940’s Thomas Merton published his complicated poem Figures For An Apocalypse.  One of the sections of the poem is entitled “In the Ruins of New York“.
While the whole section concerns a great downfall, a city and way … Continue reading

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MANHATTAN: Holy Innocents Church – Reprieve until Spring 2015?

UPDATE 2013 GMT:
I have been informed that “Breitbart was wrong”.
In a letter from the “Office of Strategic Pastoral Planning” of the Archd. of NY, one reads (inter alia):
[…] the Cardinal feels it is essential that he has more time to … Continue reading

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SPACEHAWKS! PRIMUS ET PRIMORIS

Last Thursday evening I gave a talk in Grand Rapids, MI and a nice fellow asked me about the news that I had been killed.  He had seen a tweet about my demise and wondered what was up with that. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What’s the best translation of St. Augustine’s “The Confessions”?

On this Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo, since I am away from the Steam Pipe Distribution Venue, I can think of no better way to help you participate in the feast of this great saint and doctor, than by … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z dies a painful death

He finally killed me off.
At least I had a chance to defend Terra, your planet.
I have been a character in a Sci-Fi series by Chris Kennedy.   HERE  As I wrote before, the series is sort of Galaxy Quest meets The … Continue reading

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