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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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Posted in Liberals, Lighter fare, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, Puir Slow-Witted Gowk, You must be joking! | Tagged | 48 Comments

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 living with a … Continue reading

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Posted in Crackit Gaberlunzie, Mail from priests, One Man & One Woman, Sin That Cries To Heaven | Tagged , , , | 54 Comments

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 was the story in the American Mirror about … 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 Christianity.
Pelosi brought her … Continue reading

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Posted in 1983 CIC can. 915, Blatteroons, Emanations from Penumbras, Liberals, You must be joking! | Tagged , , , , | 35 Comments

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. Namur] The parish … Continue reading

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Posted in Blatteroons, Dogs and Fleas, Liberals, You must be joking! | Tagged , | 52 Comments

CNS: Feminist Steinem Touts Abortion, Ridicules Church at St. Norbert College (D. Green Bay)

The Cardinal Newman Society (see their live feed on my sidebar) has a story about a horrible event at a catholic college in Wisconsin.
Parents, if you are thinking about paying lots of money for your children to go to college, … Continue reading

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Another morsel for #TalkLikeShakespeare Day

Today my Word of the Day from the OED is
honorificabilitudinity, n.
[‘ Honourableness.’]
Pronunciation: Brit. /ˌɒnəˌrɪfᵻkəˌbɪlᵻtjuːˈdɪnᵻti/, U.S. /ˌɑnəˌrɪfᵻkəˌbɪlᵻt(j)uˈdɪnᵻdi/
Etymology: <  post-classical Latin honorificabilitudinitas honourableness (13th cent. in British and continental sources) <  honorificabilitudin-, honorificabilitudo honourableness (in a charter of 1187 in Du Cange; <  honorificabilis honourable (7th cent.; <  honorificare honorify v. + … Continue reading

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“One of the great papist characters in modern fiction”

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a fun piece about books I often mention here, the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian, who would be 100 years old this year.
Which I would that he had lived … Continue reading

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Modern “art” in churches: the joy of the Enemy

I don’t know about you, but I can’t see any value in having this hideous thing in a church.

This rubbish is now hanging in the Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church) of Vienna.

No.  Really.

Corriere della Sera has the sad story.
Need an explanation?  I’ll … Continue reading

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Posted in Blatteroons, Liberals, Self-absorbed Promethean Neopelagians, Slubberdegullions, What are they REALLY saying?, You must be joking! | Tagged , , | 127 Comments

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV, loser) v. Card. Burke (Elector, classy)

What is it about Archbishops of St. Louis? They tend to bring out the bully in politicians.
Maybe you recall how, years ago when now-Archbp. Robert Carlson informed then-Sen. Tom Daschle that he wasn’t to vote for a partial-birth abortion bill … 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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Posted in "But Father! But Father!", O'Brian Tags, Pope Francis, The Drill, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , , , , , , | 125 Comments

Wherein Fr. Z dies a painful death

He finally killed me off.
At least I had a chance to defend Terra, your planet.
I have been a character in a Sci-Fi series by Chris Kennedy.   HERE  As I wrote before, the series is sort of Galaxy Quest meets The … Continue reading

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Posted in GO TO CONFESSION, Just Too Cool, Lighter fare, Linking Back, Preserved Killick, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged , | 9 Comments

ISIS-envy

A couple months ago, the mouth-breathing Islamic terrorists of Boko Haram had our attention by kidnapping school girls.
Then ISIS struck and stole the limelight.
Then Hamas stole even more market share by rocketing Israel.
But wait! Then ISIS got back in the … Continue reading

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Posted in Blatteroons, Semper Paratus, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Religion of Peace | Tagged , , , , , | 19 Comments