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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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- HvonBlumenthal: Nobody reads Revelation these days but it is clear that in the Heavenly liturgy depicted there the 24 Elders do not just kneel in the presence of the Lamb, they prostrate themsel...
- HvonBlumenthal: Your four categories cover it brilliantl y. Even Anglicans receive their « host » « meekly kneeling on their knees » according to the Book of Commin Prayer. And though they genera...
- APX: acardinal, I can’ t speak for the US, but at my former high school (and other high schools I’m told from my mom when she goes in to sub teach at them) it has become a joke. Home...
- Suburbanbanshee: Fr. Jim — As a woman, I find your remarks insulting. Why should women abandon their unique roles and importance , in favor of becoming exactly like men? Do you think that we...
- JabbaPapa: Well said robtbrown — it might be worth adding that the Eastern spiritual teachers themselves also denounce this westernise d “spi ritual yoga” ; as being a perver...
- JustaSinner: As a former Marine Drill Instructor once said at OCS, “Thi s s@$t is getting real!̶ 1; With that in mind, I know Jesus has asked me to turn the other cheek to my enemies, but...
- JabbaPapa: frjim4321 : I know the reasons, as stated, and I don’t find them convincing . Infallibil ity from the chair was not asserted with regard to this matter. In FACT Pope Saint John Paul II...
- JabbaPapa: GregB : You need a mystical understand ing of the Mystical Body of Christ in order to understand the male priesthood Several explanatio ns exist as to why the priesthood is male, each...
- acardnal: Whatever happened to industrial arts classes? To trade and vocational education? You know, those people that keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter? The people that maint...
- robtbrown: Seppe says: Dominican Father Ezra Sullivan wrote an excellent and very thorough five-part series on problemati c issues associated with the philosophy and practice of yoga and eastern...
- Emilio III: This was originally posted to YouTube by Fr. Antonio Maria Domenech, a “cou ntry town parish priestR 21; @sotanarur al from Santa Maria del Campo Rus in Spain. The title was...
- jaykay: Bob B.: “The Jesuit priest saying Mass, after sprinkling Holy Water on all those attending, decided to have a water fight on the altar with the deacon, who “returned fire”. It proba...
- Charles E Flynn: A Catholic priest is a living icon of Jesus Christ. A woman cannot be a living icon of a man, any more than a man can give birth.
- jaykay: Papa subito.
- jaykay: The missal-sta nd is beautifull y crafted. I would never have thought about the swivel – what a great idea! Just as an afterthoug ht, Father, will you be blessing the statue? Does one...
- Atra Dicenda, Rubra Agenda: It amazes me that Cardinal Sarah hasn’ ;t been exiled to some missionary Episcopal assignment in Timbuktoo Africa where he doesn̵ 7;t have to be heard by anyone.
- Bob B.: Reminds me of a couple of years ago. The Jesuit priest saying Mass, after sprinkling Holy Water on all those attending, decided to have a water fight on the altar with the deacon, who...
- ServusChristi: With regards to PF, we can talk about how liturgical ly progressiv e he is with regards to his animosity towards the TLM, his ‘Tan go Mass’ ;, his replacemen t of Cardi...
- Prayerful: I haven̵ 7;t gone to an NOM in a long, long time except for funerals and the like, but even if I did, I wouldnR 17;t learn so much about the orations as I do from here. Thank you...
- Mike: There is absolutely nothing more important to the well-being of the Catholic Faith than a proper understand ing of, and reverence for, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Real Presence of...
- adriennep: There is a group called Pietra Fitness that does have excellent Catholic/C hristian yoga style exercise DVDs. If no one tells you a particular upper back stretch is called the Cobra, and...
- Seppe: Dominican Father Ezra Sullivan wrote an excellent and very thorough five-part series on problemati c issues associated with the philosophy and practice of yoga and eastern meditation for...
- tianzhujiao: Beautiful indeed!!! I think the article I found is about this statue: http://www .carmelite monastery. org/clergy .php
- JustaSinner: Now THAT’ ;S a CARDINAL! Not like that wimp in Chicago defending the indefensib le Senator DICK DurbinR 30;
- Michael Haz: What a great idea! Congratula tions, Justin. My wife, a retired public high school teacher (44 years on the job) loves this device, but adds a note of caution: Someone inside the...
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- LENTCAzT 2018 11 – Ember Saturday in the 1st Week of Lent: Man’s first full day was a day of rest
- WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday of Lent (NO): Having a really good look
- Wisconsin High School student invents classroom door stop
- LENTCAzT 2018 10 – Ember Friday in the 1st Week of Lent: You cannot save yourself for the world
- Card. Sarah: return to Communion directly on the tongue while kneeling
- JUST TOO COOL: Recently received missal stand and statue of Our Lady
- Wherein Rutler thrashes @AntonioSpadaro
- BRAZIL: Did these bishops allow women to concelebrate Mass?
- Promoted by @JamesMartinSJ – Jesuits have yoga in church sanctuary at a school
- LENTCAzT 2018 09 – Thursday in the 1st Week of Lent: The inexhaustible virtue of the Word
- Fr. Murray on “lived experience”, “accompaniment”, “conscience”
- More news from the New catholic Red Guard
- Making the Church appealing. What “sells”?
- LENTCAzT 2018 08 – Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent: Never ending combat
- 20 Feb – Feast of Sts Francisco and Jacinta of Fatima
- Of “paradigm shift” interest
- Spain: young people dancing a jota in reparation for blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin
- Mega-Masses and too many Hosts
- The State v. Self-Reliance
- LENTCAzT 2018 07 – Tuesday in the 1st Week of Lent: subtle temptation
- Attacks on the family
- My View For Awhile: Capital Edition
- Books for boys. Suggested titles and an additional point.
- LENTCAzT 2018 06 – Monday in the 1st Week of Lent: “I warned you!”
- Wherein Fr Longenecker schools @JamesMartinSJ
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Lent (N.O.): The Lenten “Sacrament”
- LENTCAzT 2018 05 – 1st Sunday of Lent: Anger and Reason
- Commandments are NOT mere “ideals” from which some are excused because, “They’re tooo haaard!” Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- JUST TOO COOL – Cops, ashes, and podcasts
Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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The all too brief Gotham jaunt continued.
After my breakfast of champions I made another foray to the Met.
I’ve seen most of the older European collection so often that many of the paintings now greet me by name. Hence, I went … Continue reading
The city is beautiful right now, clear blue skies and mild temperatures. Couldn’t be better.
Yesterday, after settling in, I ran to the Morgan Library. There are exhibits now on Henry David Thoreau. It seems that the Morgan has just about … Continue reading
I’m off to deliver a challenge coin to the guys who pushed me over the edge finally to have mine made.
I’m tardy in the exchange but it’ll happen in the next couple of days.
Meanwhile my bag my been loaded on … Continue reading
MCI is a madhouse. Many people have some sort of eclipse commemorating shirt.
I was supposed to do a radio slot with Drew Mariani but in the chaos it didn’t work.
We had some clouds but mangaged to see some of the … Continue reading
This morning I had Holy Mass at St. Philippine Duschesne which is run by the FSSP. I thought it was to be a Sung Mass, but it turned out to be Solemn, which was a treat. Here are a few … Continue reading
I’m on my way to the path of the much anticipated shadow of your planet’s largest satellite.
There is a lovely sight in the sky this morning directly in the East. The Moon has lots of Earthshine and Venus is … Continue reading
I’ve had enough heat for the time being. Time to go.
At the airport TSA gave my bag their special attention (as I looked on) with all manner of care for restoring some decent order… not. Thanks for that.
The airport … Continue reading
Do you have some good news for the readership? It’s Monday, and we all need some.
For my part, Delta finely managed to produce my luggage… at 1:30 AM. It only took them 5 hours to get it here from … Continue reading
Now for a couple of flights, one shortish and one longish.
Not much going on at this airport today. Parking and check in and security were a breeze.
It is a fairly quick trip to see friends.
It’ll be hot, but it’s a … Continue reading
Time to head home. In other words, it’s time for another bout with Delta.
On my computer screen in that photo, is the text of a comment posted under my last travel post extravagantly defending Delta! HERE. To which I … Continue reading
Off I go for a brief southern sojourn. But first, the joy of airports at Zero Dark Thirty and cramped flights.
Did I mention “cramped”?
Delta’s definition of “comfort” differs from that which most of us understand.
To experience “comfort” is this seat … Continue reading
Having concluded the festivities and intelllectual enhancement with Acton U, I turn my nose westward along with that of my car.
As part of the adventure, and to avoid lots of construction around Chicago I’ve opted for the ferry from Muskegon … Continue reading
Day 2 started, as always, with Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.
In another room, there is the Ordinary Form (I think they use electric piano over there). There is also, this year, an Orthodox Prayer service and a Protestant.
Day 2 … Continue reading
We have completed the first full day.
I gave my lecture today on Augustine and the City of Man.
A view of the great deco/liberty hall in the older portion of the otherwise state of art facility. I always like walking through … Continue reading
We have gathered again in Grand Rapids MI for Acton University 2017.
Once again there is a huge and diverse group from all over the world.
Tonight we have registered and greeted lots of old friends and now our first event is … Continue reading
I’m off again to give a talk at a parish to kick off their series for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima.
A choice parking spot! When you travel a lot, it’s the small things.
One connection … Continue reading
Now that I’m over my jet lag it’s time to head westward.
We are almost finished boarding and two seats are open by me.
It’s going to be a long one this time, longer than usual. There must be fierce headwinds. Sigh. … Continue reading
Wow, what a couple days. Today we went to the amazing, and super amazing Pizzarium, which has the most amazingest of all amazing pizza. Wow.
This one has tripe.
What’s wrong with this picture in S. Maria della Vittoria?
There’s nothing wrong with … Continue reading
I really enjoy the simple meals that I assemble from walking through the markets and by the shops.
Pizza bianca, tuna, tomato, lettuce. It is hard to find better.
I’ve been going to the same green vendor in the Campo for… 20 … Continue reading
It has been a quiet Sunday in the Eternal City, with perfect weather. This is exactly what you expect of Rome right now.
ikeunchtime… which glass is mine?
This entire Caprese is mine.
Each strand of this is mine, also.
The motto is on … Continue reading