Category Archives: Wherein Fr. Z Rants

Dissent into Hell – Fr. Z rants

I was just on air with Drew Mariani (Relevant Radio) and we spoke for a while about death and confession. He mentioned one of my blog posts from 2011. Since he said that he is going to link here, I … Continue reading

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When “NO!” is PASTORAL! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

“Pastoral charity”… note the phrase!
His Eminence, Raymond Card. Burke, gave an interview to Polonia Christiana magazine.  Lifesite rendered it into English HERE.
In one of his responses, the Cardinal said:
In the case of a politician or other public figure who acts against the … Continue reading

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Tensions in the Catholic blogosphere. Where Fr. Z opines.

Some discussion is arising in the Catholic blogosphere about, well, the Catholic blogosphere.   This week, for example, the UK’s still best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, has an opinion column: Bishops and bloggers: there is a way out of … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants, slaps some heads

Under another entry, someone posted:
I am losing hope.  I wish I had a time machine to look 100 years into the future and see what happens.
We are on the threshold of Lent.  This is a time of spiritual warfare.  This … Continue reading

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Have the civil rights of any group (besides the unborn) been trampled by U.S. courts more than Catholic priests?

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is being torn limb from limb by the hyper-liberal MSM in the Twin Cities.
There are some clerical abuse cases in the spotlight right now.  It is a kind of perfect hideous storm.  Homosexualists … Continue reading

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Yucking it up in church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Most of our churches are consecrated.  They are holy places.  Their walls are anointed with chrism.  They have been given a name.  They are sacred places.   Within their walls we participate in the most sacred act we little humans … Continue reading

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Drought in California? ¡Vaya lío! Revive the Oratio Imperata, traditional public Processions

At Catholic Vote I saw an entry about how the bishops of California are praying for rain. It’s pretty dry out out there on the Left Coast.

SACRAMENTO Catholic bishops called for divine intervention Tuesday as California endures what appears to … Continue reading

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On Bishops as Culture Warriors. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Michael Sean Winters has a piece at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) in which he attacks both Bp. Robert Morlino of Madison (and the undersigned). MSW doesn’t like clerics who are “culture warriors”, you see. The Fishwrappers claim that “culture … Continue reading

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A few thoughts about changes to the Congregation for Bishops. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

A lot of you are asking by email my take on Pope Francis’ not confirming Card. Burke as a member of the Congregations for Bishops and for Saints.
The fact is that the members of these Congregations are routinely shifted around. … Continue reading

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Proper “clericalism” defined and defended

It is time to fight back.
Over at The Liturgy Guy there is a good post about clericalism.
First, let me say that there is a good clericalism and a bad.
The worst clericalism that we see is of pandemic proportions among the … Continue reading

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