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Mr. Trump and Physicking the Body Politic

I saw something today which reminded me of Dr. Stephen Maturin in the Patrick O’Brian novels. He dosed and physicked the sailors and officers with black draught and blue pill… which have, how to say, laxative effects.   He made his concoctions truly … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Ordinary Form Edition

I am in my chilly native place at the moment.  Tomorrow, I’ll have the 10 AM Mass at my home parish, St. Agnes in St. Paul, where I have not been for a long while… too long.  The music is … Continue reading

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Reason #218994 for Summorum Pontificum – UPDATED

UPDATE 29 Dec: It seems that the priest involved has been involved with his diocese in this matter HERE. There is also an article in a local paper which explains the fallout. HERE In short, Father is sorry that he … Continue reading

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Reason #8573 for Summorum Pontificum

A priest friend sent a video of a Portuguese priest, Fr. José Cruz in Moita dos Ferreiros from Easter 2014. I can imagine statues of Our Lady of Fatima weeping at the sight of this. Enjoy more of Cruz HERE.

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Risibly bad TV coverage of Synod from Chicago

Some of the worst analysis from a TV broadcast and journalist that I have ever heard about the Church.  HERE Count the problems. Remember… this is about the coverage. Moderation queue is ON.

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“Pius later sent rosaries to all the Catholic tars on ‘Old Ironsides’”

In my other day job I am the captain of HMS Surprise. Therefore I took note of something I read about Bl. Pius IX and USS Constitution.  You will recall from your reading of The Fortune of War that Jack and Stephen were aboard … Continue reading

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Fr. Terence Ryan, CSP, approves of lesbian marriages

At the blog of one Fr. Terence Ryan CSP, I saw this. Apparently Father believes that the moral doctrine of the Church reflects bigotry. Lesbian Dismissal Seems that a Catholic Academy fired a woman for being a lesbian. She was … Continue reading

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Can you believe how ridiculous this is getting?

Can you believe how ridiculous this is getting? At a guitar shop, teenagers complained that a guitar with the Confederate flag was on display! HERE   Ummm… no, kids.  Fail.   Thank you, American educators!  Well done. And then there … Continue reading

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Nancy “the Theologian” Pelosi… words fail!

Nancy “the Theologian” Pelosi… words fail! From LifeSite: Nancy Pelosi: Gay ‘marriage’ is ‘consistent’ with Catholic teaching WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) — House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, says that same-sex “marriage” is perfectly “consistent” with Catholic … Continue reading

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Funeral for… what?

No wonder the Church is struggling in Belgium. From Tradition in Action and Amor de la Verdad: Catholic funeral for a dog in Belgium It happened on April 22, 2015 in the city of Sambreville, Belgium, in St. Victor Church of Auvelais. [D. … Continue reading

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