Category Archives: Si vis pacem para bellum!

“LaCI and Beans” back at it again! Attack US Bishops for their enthusiastic implementation of law

Go to radical-liberal, anti-tradition La Croix International, (LaCI) run by a cadre around openly-“gay” (and HERE) Robert Mickens.  Mickens, you will recall, is so filled with animus for John Paul II and Benedict XVI that he lost his place with the … Continue reading

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That tragic Portland parish, the mistreatment of the priest. Fr. Z’s solution: “Let’s make a deal!”

I have been wanting to post something about this ever since I heard about it, days ago.  Others have done yeoman’s work to cover it.  For example, LifeSite. The bare bones: At an ultra-liberal parish in Portland – and that … Continue reading

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Shoot up in Philadelphia – cops injured. I’m a simple guy and I’m worried.

I spent a lot of my youth in squad cars, police stations and jails. Before, you libs nod and sputter, “That explains a lot.  That’s why you HATE VATICAN II!” My folks were cops. I grew up surrounded by cops, … Continue reading

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New Survey: 50 percent of US Catholics know what transubstantiation is

It may make a difference at which church these questions are asked. I read at Crux, Only half of US Catholics get Church teaching on Communion, study finds I know that where I am, people know and believe. ROME – … Continue reading

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“Damn!”, quoth I.  “That’s the spirit.” Coasties getting the job done.

Last night I saw on the news a video of a Coastie jump onto a moving surfaced submarine hauling narcotics to these USA and pound the hatch till it opened. “Damn!”, quoth I.  “That’s the spirit.  That’s an object lesson.” … Continue reading

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The Church Militant and You

I had reason this morning to review what I might have written about our state in the Church in this earthly realm and I found this. It struck me as something that might be helpful, given what’s going on right … Continue reading

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UPDATE- A confluence of promptings leads Fr. Z to rant and to make a plea to bishops.

UPDATE: 1 July 2019 (Precious Blood) Concerning the video about the late Card. Bernardin (linked below) and my association with the novel Windswept House (which has identifiable real people as fictionalized characters), I bring an update.  This is one of … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: How you can help defend the Seal of Confession in California

Every once in a while, some legal case pops up whereby one side tries to undermine the Seal of Confession. These attempts usually go down in defeat. However, each time they are advanced, the needle is bumped ever so slightly … Continue reading

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A “Catholic Signal Corps” – Thinking about a Catholic digital future and this blog

Semper paratus. Here is an idea I have brought up in the past. Since this blog is facing huge changes, of existential ramifications, I have pondered how much easier life could be for me and for others if there were … Continue reading

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“Why should I send somebody in my place to be killed?”

At the site of the Knights of Columbus (bad choice about the uniforms, men, very) magazine, Columbus, there is a seriously moving account of D-Day and the storming of the beaches of Normandy. HERE A sample… […] Then the coxswain … Continue reading

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Excellent patron saint for LGBTQ – St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

As “Pride” month continues… Today is the feast of St. Charles Lwanga and companions, murder victims and martyrs of homosexual depravity. Today we might also contemplate the various ways in which the State is encroaches in our lives in this … Continue reading

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Bp. Tobin catches hell for warning about “Pride” events. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I suspect that before too long we will see violence in the streets and overt attacks on churches over this. Boston Globe story about the vituperative blow-back that Bp. Thomas Tobin of Providence, RI is getting about a tweet he … Continue reading

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“Tactical Rabbi”. Why not “Tactical Priests”? “Tactical Bishops”?

Let us begin our reflection on this post with a favorite passage of Scripture from Nehemiah 4:16-18 about the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, a pivotal moment in salvation history: And it came to pass from that day forward, … Continue reading

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Dots to connect

Another post providing more dots to connect.  What they mean and how they line up and where they point… who knows.  I suspect that we are entering the phase when the Church will begin to shine with the light of … Continue reading

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When We are elected Pope…

We have often opined that when We are elected Pope, We shall disappear into the Apostolic Palace for lengths of time so protracted that the world will suggest that We have died.  Our Encyclicals will be brief and our Briefs … Continue reading

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