Category Archives: Linking Back

Ignatius Press’ goof up with the new “Joseph Ratzinger-Collected Works: Theology of the Liturgy”

For your Caveat Emptor file.
Some time back I advertised that Ignatius Press was about to release Joseph Ratzinger-Collected Works: Theology of the Liturgy and that it was available for pre-order.
Lots of you… lots… pre-ordered it.
I regret to say now that the edition … Continue reading

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70 years ago – D-Day

UPDATE:
Some British actors are rereading BBC news announcements from D-Day itself, at the same time of the day as they were originally broadcast. HERE  Patrick Stewart, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones.  The original “D-Day has come” HERE.
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D-Day

24000 men from these USA, … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s annual rant about Ascension Thursday Sunday

We know with holy and Catholic Faith that what was not assumed, was not redeemed (St. Gregory of Nazianzus – +389/90).
Our humanity, both body and soul, was assumed by the Son into an unbreakable bond with His divinity.
When Christ rose … Continue reading

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Ordination Anniversary (video)

Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, probably because Ember Days were common times for ordinations and Ember Days fall during the Pentecost Octave.
It is my anniversary … Continue reading

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Hey Fishwrap! This is what “sentire cum Ecclesia” REALLY means!

I wonder which of the master wordsmiths at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) cobbled up the clucking editorial cum open letter to Pope Francis.  NSR is displaying their case of the vapors over the mean old Vatican’s treatment of the consciously evolved sister-leaders … Continue reading

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A Cardinal backtracks

A while back, the head of the Synod of Bishops, Card. Baldisseri, made some comments about a change in the Church’s teaching about marriage.
Remember my post: What is Card. Baldisseri up to?
Baldisseri is backtracking.
Bishops’ synod head: October meeting not solely … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The ULTIMATE Priest’s Gift – Super Cool Portable Altar

Sometime ago I learned of a carpenter who made a portable altar of wood, rather like a suitcase, with wings that folded out and drawers, and an embedded altar stone. I contacted the carpenter and he said he would make … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z thanks Michael Sean Winters for support of all Pope Francis says

I’d like to thank Michael Sean Winters of the National Schismatic Reporter (the journal of record for all things schismatic, aka Fishwrap) for summarizing some points I made recently about the Holy Father’s remarks to a UN delegation, including his … Continue reading

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LCWR’s award this year is an insult to the US Bishops

The LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) are feeling a little frisky.   I suspect they think that, even though they are being watched by the CDF for their totally weird spiritual notions, they are invulnerable in the age of … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Help with a liberal ‘c’atholic survey!

ACTION ITEM!
One of our regular readers here brought this to my attention.
I alert you to a survey put out by some folks who seem to want 1975 back.
You might want to help them people with their survey!   They sent … Continue reading

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