Category Archives: Si vis pacem para bellum!

30 years a priest, 60th birthday – a priest’s first real Solemn Mass! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

This is the season of First Holy Masses.   For example, on Saturday 30 June, I will be helping as Assistant Priest with the First Mass of a newly ordained priest to be celebrated in the presence of the bishop (coram … Continue reading

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PHILIPPINES: To arm priests or not to arm?

This is interesting from the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald:
Philippine Church resists calls to arm priests
Church leaders in the Philippines criticised a proposal to arm priests as a protective measure in the wake of recent attacks on clergy … Continue reading

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Abbey to become a Harry Potter theme park

Holy Catholic Church is indefectible.  Christ promised that He would be with us always and that the Church would prevail over all the attacks of Hell.
He didn’t promise that the Church would survive where you live.
Keep that mind as you consider … Continue reading

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How the Left wins.

One thing’s for sure: conservatives and traditionalists are lousy at organizing and fighting back in the public square. In fact, too many times they turn on each other, which makes the Enemy cheer us on.
The Left is good at setting … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Corpus Christi Eucharistic procession. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Here is a really sad tweet about this year’s Corpus Christi procession moved from Rome to Ostia. (Not a great idea, but, hey, they didn’t ask me.) There is a link to a video of the whole thing. Click ahead … Continue reading

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30 May – St. Joan of Arc and a marvelous BOOK!

You want some “lío”?  I’ve got your “lío” right here.  Today we celebrate the feast of the original ¡Hagan lío! gal.
Today, in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum we find interesting saints, including St. Petronilla and St. Ferdinand III, King of Castille.  We also find … Continue reading

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Anti-Catholic cartoon reveals the spirit of the recent anti-life Irish referendum

A lay reader today alerted me to an opinion cartoon in The Sunday Independent in Ireland. That sad, earthly-enslaved nation repealed by referendum the 8th amendment to their Constitution, which protected the right to life of the unborn.  The Constitution, … Continue reading

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Chilling – probably correct – explanation of mass school shootings

I just read at NRO a piece by David French, who in turn gives us the substance of an explanation of what is driving the increasing phenomenon of school shootings.  I sense that the explanation – which provides quite the opposite … Continue reading

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Bp. Schneider’s terrific talk in Rome – ACTION ITEM!

This is an ACTION ITEM.  I want you all to listen to this.  I want you all to act on what you heard.
His Excellency, Bishop Athanasius Schneider recently gave a terrific talk in Rome at the Angelicum entitled:
The Church on … Continue reading

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UPDATE – JUST TOO COOL! Battle Flag of LEPANTO reproduction available!

UPDATE 21 March:
The flag arrived!
Here is the solemn unboxing.

Some literature about the organization is included.

As you can see it is large and vibrant!

A close up, so you can see the fabrics.  It is synthetic, of course, and printed, … Continue reading

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FSSP North America Blog

Okay… I’ll give this a boost. From my email…
I am the editor of the Missive (https://fssp.com/the-missive),
the official blog of the North American District of the FSSP. We are
trying to expand our readership, and I was wondering if I … Continue reading

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Fr. Stravinskas breaks it down to the essential

At Catholic World Report, we find an address Fr. Peter Stravinskas recently gave to a chapter of Legatus about liturgical issues.   He breaks down, Barney style, some super important issues which, today, are controversial. Inter alia he:

strongly endorses Robert Card. Sarah … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blessing objects through plastic wrapper, box, etc.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Today I asked a priest to bless a green scapular. I had the package open for it to be taken out, but to my surprise the priest left it inside the plastic packaging, sprinkling the holy water on the outside.
Can the … Continue reading

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CAVIEZEL: You weren’t made to ‘fit in’… BE SAINTS!

No young person wants to follow an uncertain trumpet.
Here is a good video to rise to as the morning gets underway.
Actor Jim Caviezel speaking at Stuebenville. Posted at LifeSite.

¡Hagan lío!

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Wisconsin High School student invents classroom door stop

From Gateway Pundit:
A Wisconsin high school senior and Army recruit Justin Rivard invented a door stop that prevents killers from entering classrooms.
Justin created the “JustinKase” two years ago when he was just 15. The device does not allow a door … Continue reading

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