Category Archives: “But Father! But Father!”

Fr. Swamp Fox, the Catholic Maquis, and You. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I have written “Be The Maquis!” a few times.
Why?
Right now liberals – who misread Pope Francis and shamelessly instrumentalize him – are emboldened. They sense that they have the big mo, and, given the help they receive from the mainstream … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can’t attend Sunday Mass. Wherein Fr. Z gives a long, convoluted answer with lots of history and some Latin.

From a reader:
I am currently in attendance at a law enforcement academy in order to become certified as a State Trooper. It runs until January of next year, is a live-in facility, and is structured in a very paramilitary format.
I’ve … Continue reading

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New/Old Secretary for the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”

I am scratching my head this morning.
Pope Francis has moved the former Secretary of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“, who was eventually consecrated bishop and became the Papal Almoner, back to the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“… as Secretary… again.
From the … Continue reading

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What does Fr. Z really say? A response to critics on the left and the right.

Back on 2 April – which in blog years is like a decade ago – I offered a brief manifesto about how I think we ought to approach Pope Francis.
In fact, there are any number of entries I have posted … Continue reading

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“What is that banana peel doing on MY SIDEWALK?”

Dear readers,
Over the years it has been part of my plan to provide a space in which – to put it bluntly – some of you of the more traditionalist flavor could vent a little.  After decades of what can … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick… Altar by Altar

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman, pastor of St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI, in the Diocese of Madison – where there reigneth Bp. Morlino – has made the move to the East.
After a process of catechesis, St. Mary’s has gone … Continue reading

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What the National Catholic Reporter is really doing by calling for an “assault weapons” ban. (Hint: It ain’t about guns!)

The National catholic Reporter always has to be where other liberals are, but they are always a day late and a dollar short.
Now they are calling for a ban on “assault weapons”.  Why?  Because they are running after the wave … Continue reading

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“During Pres. Obama’s third term…”

I have sometimes made a passing comment about what was going to happen to us during the third term of Pres. Obama.
The usual sort of person pooh-poohed that.  ”But Father! But Father!”, they chortled, “You can’t be serious!  That’s against the … Continue reading

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Promoter of women “deacons” can’t speak in Archdiocese of Philadelphia

NB: The Deacon in question posted a comment, below.  Be sure to check it out.
The Fishwrap is having a little nutty these days about the ordination of women.
First, there is an editorial openly declaring that women should be ordained as … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Did Jesus feed the Apostles on the tongue at the Last Supper?

From a reader:
Father, do you think Jesus fed His apostles on the tongue when he instituted the Eucharist?
I think it is very likely.
You may try to respond that He didn’t.  Gratis asseritur.
But, I’ll play along….
I respond saying, I hope He … Continue reading

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