Category Archives: Linking Back

20 Jan 1981: Ronald Reagan takes oath of office – Iran releases hostages

Sometimes post hoc ergo propter hoc is not a fallacy. From History: Minutes after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration as the 40th president of the United States, the 52 U.S. captives held at the U.S. embassy in Teheran, Iran, are released, ending the 444-day … Continue reading

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Card. Rodriguez: Pope Francis v. the homosexual lobby

UPDATE 15 Jan: In the combox, below, someone brought up a piece by John Allen at Crux about this.  HERE I don’t look at Crux much anymore, so I was happy for the heads up.   In his piece Allen … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2016

Just as the Magi were late to the game, so too am I. Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2016 1. Francis will still be Pope. 2. Pres. Obama will continue to trample on the US Constitution. 3. The Holy Year of … Continue reading

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Sandro Magister reinstated at Holy See Press Office

You might recall that Sandro Magister was stripped of his credentials at the Holy See Press Office.  They have been reinstated. At the risk of making a post hoc ergo propter hoc error, I note that his rehabilitation did not occur … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick – Houseling cloths installed!

Do you recall that I asked for help to determine a good way to attach houseling cloths on a Communion rail?  HERE  Many of you came through. By the way “housel” is a Middle and Old English word for “Eucharist”. … Continue reading

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8 December 2005: this blog began. Tonight, Mass for Benefactors.

On 8 December 2005, I posted this photo.  This blog project began. This was a shot – from my apartment window – of the Basilica and Apostolic Palace on the evening of the day that Pope Benedict was elected. It … Continue reading

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“Admonish the sinner” reappears

A while back I posted something about a curious lacuna in Misericordiae vultus which listed some of the spiritual works of mercy but which omitted “admonish the sinner”. HERE However, it now does in the online version in English HERE. 15. […] It … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ letter to “the best hermeneutical interpreter of the Second Vatican Council.”

Here is something interesting.  His Holiness Pope Francis has written a letter to Archbp. Agostino Marchetto… again. Marchetto has helped to break the monopoly of the “hermeneutic of discontinuity” types when it comes to the interpretation of Vatican II. the … Continue reading

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VIDEO Thanks from Swiss Guard for the Armor Project

At the end of this post I have a question for you. I was in Rome in October and I finally was able to meet the Swiss Guard for whom we – I and you donor/readers here – had the fitted armor made. … Continue reading

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10 Nov: Leo the Great

In the newer Roman calendar this is the feast of Pope Saint Leo I, “the Great” (+461). In the older, traditional calendar, his feast is 11 April. You could perhaps pray to St. Leo that he will intercede with God … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z, who died a painful death, is … STILL ALIVE?

Long time readers might remember that I was killed a while ago. I have been a character in some sci-fi books. HERE Chris Kennedy has been turning out some highly entertaining sci-fi books in which he includes “red shirts”.  After … Continue reading

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4 Nov: The Death Mask of St. Charles Borromeo

A few years ago a priest friend of mine in an area of Switzerland which was of the Ambrosian Rite of Milan, sent me a video of a rare death mask of St. Charles Borromeo. He died after visiting that … Continue reading

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ZUHLIO RETURNS! “Fifty Ways To Rig A Synod”

It is my pleasure to release here the super ultra exclusive new hit from the always backward-looking performance artist Zuhlio! With the disturbing foreknowledge that the organizing office of the Synod of Bishops was going to change the rules and procedures … Continue reading

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You are the periphery which can revitalize the Church!

Some time ago, I wrote HERE: If there is a malaise in the Church today, if there is an interior decay (and there is), then [as Pope Francis says] we should look to peripheries for that which can help to … Continue reading

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LCWR Great Swirly Meeting concludes. Fr. Z looks back at a look foward!

In a piece from Fishwrap, aka National Sodomitic Reporter, about the closing the LCWR annual confab in view of the Great Swirly, we find this: If critics thought the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s doctrinal Massessment and mandated … Continue reading

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