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Pondering Francis: Part II

A while back I posted an entry entitled “Pondering Francis“.  I am trying to get my head around this enigmatic man who is now the Vicar of Christ.  He sends mixed signals.  Surely there is a way to decode some … Continue reading

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Bishop calls England to conversion to Christ. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Disease with global killing potential is on the rise.
Militant Islamism is on the rise.
Homosexualism is on the rise.
The Dictatorship of Relativism has weakened Western Civilization to the point of collapse so that hostile forces with satanic direction are roaming and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Some of the mistakes we make in life can’t be fixed.

Today I read Sam Gregg’s great piece at American Spectator today wherein he unloaded on sentimentalism.  HERE
A sample:
Despite its claims to take the mind seriously, sentimental humanitarianism is also rather “uncomfortable” (to use classic sentimental humanitarian language) with any substantive … Continue reading

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¿Hablas español? NEW SPANISH/LATIN TLM Hand Missal! And Fr. Z rants.

¿Hablas español?
A few days ago, I received a new 1962 hand Missal from Angelus Press to review.  It represents an extraordinary achievement. As far as I know, it is the only new 1962 Spanish/Latin Missal now in print.  More on … Continue reading

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