Category Archives: Linking Back

FOLLOW UP: Buy TLM learning materials for a “baby priest”

Do you remember that some time ago I asked you to pitch in and buy some resources for a “baby priest” who wanted to learn the Extraordinary Form? HERE
You really stepped up. You put into his hands what he needed, … Continue reading

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Opportunity to do a good thing for sick children in a nice Catholic family

Do you remember the story about Card. Burke consoling a little boy who was sad that he could not receive Holy Communion? HERE

I received an email:
Back in August 2013, you included a photo of Cardinal Burke consoling young Louis Martin … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger remembered

I hear that singer songwriter and erstwhile Communist Pete Seeger has died.  He was 94. May God be merciful to him and to all who pass to their eternal judgment, each and everyone.
Once upon a time here on this blog … Continue reading

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“On the wings of a dove” – A sign from above?

Do any of you remember my anecdote about the unusual appearance of a raven during the “inaugural” Mass Pope Benedict XVI celebrated in St. Peter’s Square in 2005?  HERE

During the Angelus today, “peace doves” were released by Pope Francis in … Continue reading

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March for Life Solidarity – Your News?

I am in solidarity today with everyone who is participating in the March for Life, in Washington DC and elsewhere.
My first experience of the March for Life in Washington was last year. A great experience and a cold experience, … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter

Yesterday I neglected to repost, on the very Eve of St. Agnes, a PODCAzT I made a while back.  HERE
I, fan of poetry that I am, read out Keat’s poem, 42 Spencerian stanzas.  It is very romantic and torrid and … Continue reading

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You just can’t make up this stuff!

I saw something over at Fishwrap by Jamie Manson, whose credentials are only too-well-known.
Bear with me for a moment.   In order to get my point across I have to repost something I offered in 2012.  Enjoy and then see … Continue reading

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The HORROR! Fr Z’s recurring nightmare… thanks to a reader’s gift.

Once upon a time I wrote here about the book I hate more than any other book… ehvur.
Today I opened up a package to find that one of you readers… you wags you… send me a copy of the hated … Continue reading

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Fr Z’s Predictions for 2014

Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2014
1. Israel will attack Iran (still waiting for this one)
2. SCOTUS will rule in favor of the Bishops on the HHS Mandate (still waiting on this too)
3. The “AFFORDABLE” Care Act will continue to flop and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ new interview: damage control on “trickle down” economics?

Interviews.  Interviews. Interviews.
Pope Francis gave an interview to La Stampa.
In the newest interview, the Holy Father is asked about reactions to his odd economic observations in Evangelii gaudium.
My translation:
Some passages in Evangelii gaudium attracted accusations from American ultra-conservatives.  [For an … Continue reading

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