Category Archives: Si vis pacem para bellum!

Wherein Fr. Z endorses Fr. Cipolla’s call to ACTION!

Though some of the Rorate folks have waged a bit of a war on me, I have tried occasionally to acknowledge their good contributions.  I was sent a link to one contribution which I would like to endorse. Fr. Richard Cipolla, … Continue reading

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Jesuit @AntonioSpadaro, Jesuit-run Civiltà Cattolica attacks Americans

By now you may have seen the attack on Americans – conservative Americans and traditional Catholic Americans – in what some people consider a semi-official publication of the Holy See Civiltà Cattolica (now aka Inciviltà cattolica).  The title in English: “Evangelical Fundamentalism and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Corruption, sodomy, drugs, infidelity… How can we trust anything from Rome? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE: Feedback from a reader… In a recent post, you respond to a question about the distress that is caused by the latest homosexual scandal in the Vatican. You pointed out that the enemy will attack, “in particular,” those who have influence over … Continue reading

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Reflections on Summorum Pontificum with hard words and truths

At NRO there is a good piece, a reflection on the 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum.  Let’s see it with my usual treatment.   He starts out talking about how the late William Buckley had invited him to attend a TLM … Continue reading

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Pres. Trump offered help in the case of Charlie

La Reppublica is reporting that Pres. Trump has offered his help in the case of Charlie, struggling for life, state pitted against parents. Also, the famous pediatric hospital Bambino Gesu said that they are ready to receive him for whatever … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The benefits of sacraments in the state of mortal sin

From a reader… I’ve recently learned that the graces of the sacrament of marriage are not received until or unless the person is in a state of grace. Looking back at my own life, how blind and foolish I was, … Continue reading

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BRILLIANT by Mosebach: RETURN TO FORM – A CALL FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE ROMAN RITE

I have often lauded the important book by Martin Mosebach The Heresy of Formlessness.  I warmly recommend it.  US HERE – UK HERE  As a matter of fact, it was first on my suggestions for Lenten reading.  HERE First Things has published a … Continue reading

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Answers to “Dubia” from the Vatican! About the Traditional Mass and overly restrictive bishops.

If you are a priest who has been hassled by your bishop about saying the traditional Mass with the 1962 Missale Romanum, pay attention.  Help has arrived. Recently a priest of my acquaintance sent two questions to my old haunts the … Continue reading

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Disaster always happen to somebody else. Right?

Every once in a while I post about BOBs, “bug out bags”.  It’s time again. I received a note: Here in Sacramento, Ca and outlying areas are in danger of life threatening flooding. Nearly 200,000 have been evacuated from Yuba … Continue reading

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“PO SI JIU!” RED GUARDS ARISE! CRUSH THE REACTIONARIES!

The liberal juggernaut … libbernaut? … is well-connected and organized.  They work together. Perhaps you saw the NYT’s piece (aka Hell’s Bible) which managed (through fake news) to make an absurd connection between Card. Burke (whom libs hate with the … Continue reading

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RELIGION OF PEACE: ISIS video of child “soldiers” shooting people as targets, drill

Today Pres. Trump had a meeting at the Pentagon with the JCs and others about ISIS.  He wants plans. Today I saw this at Clarion Project: ISIS Graphic Video: Kids’ Shooting Exercise With Living Targets As if all the other … Continue reading

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The plural of anecdote is “data”

Disturbing data points have come to me in the last few days. First, I had a telephone conversation with a priest who described how the local bishop had removed the faculties of a number of priests pretty much because he … Continue reading

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Have priests of Malta been threatened with suspension if they resist The Maltese Fiasco?

UPDATE 20 Jan: The Catholic Herald says: Maltese bishop denies he will suspend priests who don’t give Communion to the remarried Bishop Mario Grech has denied that he will suspend priests who abide by traditional Church teaching on the Eucharist. … Continue reading

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TRAD LIVES MATTER! US Bishop attacks “ad orientem” worship, overrides Summorum Pontificum

UPDATE: COMMENTS CLOSED. ___ Originally Published on: Jan 19, 2017 @ 14:25 ___ I received a copy of a letter sent by the Bishop of Rockford, Most Rev. David J. Malloy, to the priests of that diocese. In this letter, a follow … Continue reading

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Ninevah 90 starts 13 February

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman has an initiative which you should all know about. It starts one month from TODAY so this is time sensitive. It is called Ninevah 90. HERE Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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