Category Archives: Pò sì jiù

UPDATED WITH AUDIO: On hearing Sir James Macmillan’s “A European Requiem”

UPDATE 8 Aug 2017

MacMillan’s piece is first up.  Then at about 42:45 Beethoven’s 9th starts.
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Originally Published on: Aug 7
Would that I were in London and able to attend the Proms.  I would have very much enjoyed hearing the premiere of Catholic composer Sir … Continue reading

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Knights of Columbus change Fourth Degree uniforms

I’m am irritated with the Knights of Columbus for a couple reasons.
The KCs are changing their Fourth Degree uniform.
I am not heavily invested in the KCs’ Fourth Degree uniform, mind you.  But consider the implications.
Here is another reason via the newspaper … Continue reading

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If Fishwrap and modernist Jesuits had their way…

Writers for the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter) and Amerika type Jesuits want us to become like these forward-looking, progressives whom they so idolize.
This was sent by a friend.  Here’s a smattering with my emphases and comments.
From American Conservative:
Spin Of The Year [Accompanied by a pic … Continue reading

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The Embarrassed College of the Holy Cross

My friend Fr. Martin Fox, at his blog Bonfire Of The Vanities, writes today about a Catholic college for the Holy Cross, hence, College of the Holy Cross.  He picked it up from NRO.
They are wringing their hands over maybe changing their … Continue reading

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Head of the Jesuits doubles down on his “no one had a tape recorder” remarks

We recent read the words of the Superior General of the Jesuits (them, again) which effectively emptied Christianity of its content.  HERE and HERE and HERE
Fr Arturo (“Doctrine is a word that I don’t like very much”) Sosa Abascal is now back in … Continue reading

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Maltese Bp. Scicluna: The Church’s teachings on contraception has softened

UPDATE 10 April:
A friend in Rome texted me that he had heard that Malta Today retracted the article about Scicluna.  I went to look at found this.  The story was still indexed, but you couldn’t reach it.

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Papal Preacher’s 5th Lent Sermon was about the Protestant Reformation

FYI…
Via CWN:
Papal preacher devotes Lenten sermon to Protestant Reformation
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who has served as preacher to the papal household since 1980, preached his final [5th] sermon of Lent 2017 to the Pope and members of the … Continue reading

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Tinkeritis: Screwing around with, screwing up, liturgical translations

You may have heard that there is an initiative underway to “review” or “study” vernacular translations of the texts of Mass and the norms according to which they are to be prepared as given in Liturgiam authenticam.   This would be … Continue reading

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The German Church: Nuts

In our day we finally gone beyond the decades long, post-Conciliar scandal of priest against priest when it comes to sacramental discipline.  We have now reached bishop against bishop and conference against conference.  If you are in one diocese or … Continue reading

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Is there a “schism”?

I pay scant attention to Patheos, but for a couple contributors.  This caught my eye after a frequent commentator here alerted me.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker wrote, with my legendary emphases and comments:
Headlines last week were proclaiming that a group of cardinals believe Pope Francis … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – Ham Radio Thursday: Vatican Radio’s suicide based on bad econ and bad info

First, the bad news.
From Sandro Magister on the sad sad sad blinkered decision to shut down Vatican Radio’s shortwave operations.
There was a big stir over the post from Settimo Cielo [HERE and HERE] on February 20 about the precarious situation … Continue reading

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Head of the Jesuits: “Doctrine is a word that I don’t like very much”

Yesterday I posted an entry with the title: Has the head of the Jesuits jettisoned doctrine and the words of the Lord in Scripture?
The General of the Jesuits effectively said that doctrine has no fixed meaning and that we must … Continue reading

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I am too angry for words. Wherein Fr. Z… grrrrrr

I am so angry I could spit.
There are already so many problems with modern baseball… now this.
Is the Novus Ordo age of baseball upon us?
From Hot Air:
Another bad idea from MLB: Intentional walks will now be automatic
Is there no non-problem Commissioner Rob … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on Card. Coccopalmerio’s booklet defense of Communion for mortal sinners

I direct the readership to dash over to The Catholic Thing for a new column by my friend Fr. Gerald Murray.  He drills into the booklet offered to the public through the intermediary of the Vatican Press by His Eminence … Continue reading

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And now for one of the dopiest things I’ve heard in a while

This is just plain dopey.
From that perennial purveyor of blech, RNS…
‘Glitter Ash Wednesday’ sparkles for LGBT Christians and others
(RNS) Lighten up, Ash Wednesday.
A New York-based advocacy group called Parity is asking Christians who favor LGBT equality — “queer positive Christians,” … Continue reading

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