Category Archives: New Evangelization

Men! We need you watching on the wall.

The Collect for the 16th Ordinary Sunday (Novus Ordo) has strikingly military imagery. Propitiare, Domine, famulis tuis, et clementer gratiae tuae super eos dona multiplica, ut, spe, fide et caritate ferventes, semper in mandatis tuis vigili custodia perseverent. Famulus and … Continue reading

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About Latin and how hard Mass ought to be.

At Crisis there is an entry by Anne Maloney, a Philosophy prof at – or all places – the College of St. Catherine in St Paul, Minnesota.  Let’s just say that Saint Kate’s has been really weird for a really long time, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Pentecost Sunday: weaving and imbuing and saving and dyeing

The Fiftieth Day Feast, Hebrew Shavuot or Greek Pentekosté, for the Jews commemorated the descent of God’s Law to Moses on Mount Sinai, wreathed in fire, fifty days after the Exodus.  Fifty days after Our Lord’s Resurrection (the perfect number … Continue reading

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It’s time to scare the hell out of kids – POLL

Here’s an idea… require all students at Catholic schools to attend a course taught by an exorcist. In Spain…. Students at Spanish college forced to take exorcism class A publically funded college [!] in Spain has told students that it is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Using Latin in the Ordinary Form

From a reader… QUAERITUR: For about a year now, we have been using Latin for the “Our Father” (sung, BTW) and “Agnus Dei” (also the Kyrie) but the rest is said in the vernacular. When I asked about it, my priest … Continue reading

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Super Good News!

I just had some super news – truly – about a great development for the New Evangelization. I can’t say what it is yet because the right people have to make this public.  Still it is exciting enough that I … Continue reading

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Fr. H to Fr. L with Fr. Z – “Latin Mass”

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman has a good post at his place, Roman Catholic Man. Fr. Heilman responded to something asserted by Fr. Dwight Longenecker at Pathet… at Patheos. HERE Fr. Longenecker writes: Is the Latin Mass the Magic Bullet? … Continue reading

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Card. Onaiyekan on the proper disposition to receive Holy Communion

I have had my eye on John Card. Onaiyekan, archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria, for some time. There was recently a Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines. Since Archbp. Piero Marini (former MC to JP2) is in charge of these conferences … Continue reading

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TLM: Evangelize or else close and die.

Some of you are writing to me today about a piece at the National Catholic Register by my friend Msgr. Charles Pope in Washington DC about the future of the TLM or Traditional Latin Mass. Pope contends that a ceiling … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) talks frankly about belief in Christ and his Catholic Faith

Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) talks frankly about his Catholic Faith and his relationship to other Christians. Moderation queue is ON.  I don’t want this to turn into a merely political debate about various candidates, as in, “I don’t … Continue reading

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Papal airplane presser. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Once again, I am getting a stream of emails from people about the state of the Church and about Pope Francis. I redirect the readership back to my Long View Approach™ and say “breathe deeply… in.. out… in… out….” Remember, every … Continue reading

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Sam Gregg on the rise of young, fearless, dynamically orthodox Catholicism… in FRANCE!

Here is another – stop what you are doing and read this – article. At Catholic World Report there is a piece by Sam Gregg about what’s going with a rise in France  of … Catholicism.  It is packed with interesting … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to German Bishops: Your Church is a mess! Fix it and … GO TO CONFESSION!

The German bishops are making their ad limina visit.  Every few years diocesan bishops have to go to Rome to meet with offices of the Roman Curia and, usually, the Pope. Pope Francis gave an address to the German bishops that was … Continue reading

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What Did The Pope Really Say… about Lutherans and Communion?

Here we go again. Pope Francis has offered some confusing observations about the possibility of Lutherans receiving Holy Communion in the Catholic Church. I’m getting email… angry… alarmed… confused… sad… above all demoralized. Edward Pentin has the best press breakdown … Continue reading

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Wherein Card. Danneels makes excuses

Retired Belgian Godfried Cardinal Danneels – who protected a child abuser priest – was invited to the last Synod on the Family despite the fact that he was over 80. HERE That was a surprise, both because of the scandal … Continue reading

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