Category Archives: My View

Couple tells Pope about welcoming homosexual “couples” in parishes. Fr. Z muses.

You can expect that those who support Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried will find eager allies in those who support the homosexualist agenda.  The former are willing (or want) to detach the sexual act from marriage.  The latter … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Windy City Edition

I’m on a road trip.

Hmmmm… usually these vans are following me.
Right now I am in Chicago, at St. John Cantius.  Yesterday and today I gave some conferences on sacred liturgy.  We have had two, count ‘em two, Solemn Masses in the … Continue reading

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Fr. Benedict Groeschel – R.I.P.

I heard that Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, died last night following recital of the Transitus on the Vigil of the Feast of St Francis.  He who was of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal died on the Feast of St. Francis. … Continue reading

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VIDEOS: Card. Burke & Card. Kasper – compare & contrast. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Catholic News Service issued excepts from a video interview with His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke. (655 views as I post)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo2YaU_u1Y0&feature=player_embedded
Card. Kasper also has one.  (905 views as I post)
Compare and contrast. (Watch the imagery.)

My first impression?
In the one case, we … Continue reading

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What Fr. Z is watching and reading

There is a movie to avoid Amen, which is – on the surface – about the Nazi Reich’s extermination of the Jews and of “unproductive” people.  A military scientist (based on a real person) who realizes what is going on – … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants

First, the moderation queue is ON.
Before you reach to my rant (below), there is a must read piece at the blog of Prof. Ed Peters, canoniste extraordinaire, about the two groups who are tugging on the annulment process issue.  Peters … Continue reading

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Synods and Sausage: having a Church isn’t for the squeamish

The opening of the Synod on the Family draws closer. Books in various languages are to be released in which marriage and Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried are studied, with a special eye on the proposals of Card. … Continue reading

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The possible demotion of Card. Burke. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Now that the cat is out of the bag, I’ll post this. I do not like the fact that Sandro Magister posted in this way, however.  I’ve been biting the inside of my mouth for a while now.  The optimist … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum 7 years on. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today is the anniversary of the implementation of Summorum Pontificum.  The Motu Proprio will surely be recognized as one of the most important achievements of the too-brief pontificate of Benedict XVI.  It has already created a huge knock-on effect in … Continue reading

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Exaltation of the Cross, Summorum Pontifical, Basil Pesto

Tomorrow, 14 September, I think I shall make some fresh pesto tomorrow for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross… 7th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum.
I found this on Vultus Christi:
The aromatic herb, basil (Ocimum basilicum) has long been associated … Continue reading

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