Category Archives: My View

Your Sunday Sermon Notes – POLL and AUDIO

Was there a good point or two in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday obligation?  Let us know.
I’ll bet that many of you heard something about the SCOTUS decision Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex “marriage”).
Let’s have a POLL. … Continue reading

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USCCB on SCOTUS Obergefell v. Hodges – “tragic error”

From the USCCB:
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph … Continue reading

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Of fortune cookies

No, I’m not talking about the posts of a certain Fishwrap writer…
On my way back to the SPTDV from Acton U in Grand Rapids, I stopped in S. Chicago to meet friends for Chinese at the best Chinese restaurant I know … Continue reading

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#ACTONU – DAY 3 – Teaching, again, and wrapping up

I taught, on Friday, the final day, about the Christian statesmen in the “city of God”. Having an eye on how the civil virtues will be lived in the heavenly city, the statesman must, in this earthly city, govern through … Continue reading

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#ACTONU – DAY 2 – Teaching

This year’s Acton U has me teaching for the first time.  I’m doing two classes, one on the Fathers of the Church on Usury (which I didn’t really know much about, but seemed like an interesting topic – I go … Continue reading

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#ACTONU – DAY 1 – Study Day

We are getting into the swing of things now at Acton U.
This morning we began with Mass (in the Extraordinary Form.. OF is also offered). Then I joined a group of business leaders for breakfast and some discussion.   The … Continue reading

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#ACTONU – DAY 0 – My View For Awhile

I am off to Acton University today.  My view for a while today will involve a steering wheel and lots of interstate, including a goodly portion of Chicago, where I expect bad traffic.
Good for the Blackhawks, by the way.
So, it’s … Continue reading

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Catholics have a “critical duty” to participate in politics “vociferously”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The other day I had a little rant in which I urged you to be involved in local politics because, “all politics is local”.  If you do nothing all the time, you won’t make any difference all the time.
I received a note … Continue reading

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1 year later: Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP – RIP

Catholics traditionally pray for their dead, particularly with the celebration of Holy Mass, on the day of their death, on the third, seventh, and thirtieth day (“Month’s Mind”) after the death or burial. We also remember them on the year … Continue reading

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The Decline and Death of Christianity. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Our Lord promised that, in the end, the gates of Hell would not prevail.
He did not promise that they would not prevail where you live.
They may indeed prevail in these USA, or in Europe.
One way in which they can prevail is … Continue reading

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