Category Archives: Si vis pacem para bellum!

Of Prophets, Priest Holes, Persecution and You

Many people don’t realize that Holy Church considers some Old Testament figures to be saints with their own feast days. We don’t celebrate them at the altar, but they have their day. Actually, if there were no other saint in … Continue reading

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Posted in Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liberals, Saints: Stories & Symbols, Semper Paratus, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, The Religion of Peace | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

Vocations to the priesthood: bad numbers? Those numbers didn’t just happen by themselves.

I’ve written many times about the situation of vocations to the priesthood. We all know that there are certain parishes in dioceses which produce more priests. We all know that there are certain dioceses which produce more priests. We all … Continue reading

Posted in Priests and Priesthood, Seminarians and Seminaries, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , | 46 Comments

It’s nuts out there. I pity young people today for the pressures they endure.

I have written in the past of my grudging respect for Camille Paglia.  Although I definitely am on the other side of the fence than she is on a number of issues, she is smart, honest, and writes beautifully (unlike … Continue reading

Posted in Dogs and Fleas, Pò sì jiù, Si vis pacem para bellum!, Sin That Cries To Heaven, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Religion of Peace | Tagged | 13 Comments

ACTION ITEM UPDATE! Pontifical Vestments Project new PHOTOS

I have posted about our Society’s project to have a full Pontifical set of vestments made in glorious red silk damask with bright gold serpentine column trim. I posted photos of the fabric being cut at Gammarelli in Rome and … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Si vis pacem para bellum!, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Beaten down. Demoralized. Confused. Frustrated. Let us now get up off the ground.

I’ve had a tough few days.  How ’bout you? Conversations with friends and priests suggest that the Devil is working really hard right now to demoralize the Team. And there is Amoris laetitia with its Infamous Footnote 351 (et al.) and the … Continue reading

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, Our Catholic Identity, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | 44 Comments

Something dire you should read: Progressivism’s (Liberals’) Dark Side

At The Catholic Thing there is a piece that you should review.   It explains some of the dark, actually evil, underpinnings of progressivism – the “liberal” agenda. Progressivism’s Dark Side […] [T]he modern Progressive movement has been dominated by a … Continue reading

Posted in Liberals, Our Catholic Identity, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Olympian Middle | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

UPDATED! – Fr Thomas Uzhunnalil, kidnapped in Yemen, crucified by ISIS on Good Friday

UPDATE 28 March 2128 GMT: Bishop Hinder on Kidnapped Priest: ‘Strong Indications That Father Tom Is Still Alive’ UPDATE 28 March 2002h GMT: According to Kathnet, there may still be hope. Bischof: Verschleppter Priester im Jemen vermutlich am Leben While … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Martyrs, Semper Paratus, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , | 18 Comments

“Dear Traditionalists,…” Wherein Fr. Z repeats a rant.

Two years ago today I posted this. I haven’t changed my mind one little bit. Not an iota. I had this from a reader. He said he was not advocating these things. However, liberals will advocate them. I’ve got some … Continue reading

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Fr. Rutler on Card. Kasper and the Germans: “Modernists are people who do not believe what they believe.”

Run, don’t walk, to Crisis to see Fr. George Rutler’s latest.  HERE. The German bishops, theologians and Card. Kasper are front and center. Here are some of my favorite moments… […] The social consequences of German idealism were hymned in … Continue reading

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Jill Stanek’s house vandalized by pro-aborts. She’s not about to quit.

Pro-life activist Jill Stanek’s house was vandalized by pro-abortion cowards.  The story is HERE. One of them threw a brick through her window with the note: “Quit the pro-life bulls**t.” It’s in a Target sack.   I’ll take Irony for $1000, Alex. … Continue reading

Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, Fr. Z KUDOS, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged , | 15 Comments