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1 August – Seven Holy Maccabees & St. Peter in Chains: Wherein there is cool Catholic stuff

I am sure you already know that today, in the new, Ordinary Form, calendar, is the feast of St. Alphonsus Maria de’Liguori, the bishop and doctor of the Church so famous for his contributions to moral theology. However, today is … Continue reading

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NOTE TO READERS: Registration, Comments, getting LOCKED OUT

Even as you read, right now, this blog is under siege by vile spammers trying to register to post their putrid slime. I now have logs that show me what’s going on. I ratcheted up the drawbridge and released the gators into … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 16th Ordinary Sunday: The Enemy is seeking you!

The Collect for the 16th Ordinary Sunday, not in any pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum, has its antecedent in a 9th century manuscript.  Enjoy the fine clausula (rhythmic ending). We have been cheated of the beauty of our Catholic worship in Latin, … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Milwaukee Art Museum – Anti-Catholic offense! @MilwaukeeArt

You may have heard about the highly offensive move of the Milwaukee Art Museum.  They displayed a “portrait” of Benedict XVI made from colored condoms.  That’s just plain nasty. The Vicar General of the Diocese of Madison, Msgr. James Bartylla, … Continue reading

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More from the Religion of Peace

ISIS has a new thing they are doing. They put men in a cage and lower them into water a few times until they drown. Of course they have underwater cameras.   They also put them in a car and … Continue reading

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Polish, Eastern bishops meet separately to defend family, marriage

Remember the secretive, liberal, French, Swiss, German meeting of the circle around Card.   Kasper’s proposal at the Gregorian University? They met to strategize about how to use the upcoming Synod, et al. Remember the recent meeting of presidents of … Continue reading

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Catholics have a “critical duty” to participate in politics “vociferously”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The other day I had a little rant in which I urged you to be involved in local politics because, “all politics is local”.  If you do nothing all the time, you won’t make any difference all the time. I received a … Continue reading

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The Decline and Death of Christianity. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Our Lord promised that, in the end, the gates of Hell would not prevail. He did not promise that they would not prevail where you live. They may indeed prevail in these USA, or in Europe. One way in which they … Continue reading

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5 Steps of Persecution

Life Site picked up on something that my friend Msgr. Charles Pope posted on his blog.  HERE You should see this. Here is a mere sample: It is rare that a respected segment of American life would become vilified and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to obtain a traditional parish?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What, if anything, can I do to bring about the establishment of an FSSP led parish in my community? The parishes in my county are all post-Vatican II. Can one person do anything? Thank you! Only … Continue reading

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