Category Archives: Si vis pacem para bellum!

Wherein Fr. Z offers a cautionary tale to those who struggle with liturgical conundra.

The site of the CMAA, Musica Sacra Forum, published response to the 29 – yes, twenty-nine – dubia submitted to the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”.
The questioner is a Polish priest, I assume young, working on a doctorate.
Folks, I get it.  I get … Continue reading

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VIDEO: A few good men and The Present Crisis

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ASK FATHER: Could Latin be suppressed? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In a post yesterday, I wrote about the possibility that, before too long, the TLM might wind up being the “last Mass standing”. Why? Demographics are burning quickly and the present day hierarchy has only thrown more accelerant on the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 32nd Ordinary Sunday: Our Identity and Extreme Ownership

Let’s look at the Collect for the 32nd Ordinary Sunday, keeping that Sunday, 11 Nov 2018 – the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day – is Veterans Day (observed on Monday).
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Sunday’s Collect has an antecedent in the … Continue reading

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GERMANY: Catastrophic! USA next? @USCCB bishops meeting and YOU. ACTION ITEM!

An image to consider.
Two rays extending from the same point get farther and father apart the longer they extend.   If the one ray is the trajectory of Christ’s true Church, then the other ray, that departs from it, get’s … Continue reading

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“It is just a building.” – UPDATE: Like Planned Parenthood selling off baby parts.

UPDATE 5 Nov 2018:
Here’s the deal.  I’ve been thinking about this demolition thing.  It’s not just a matter of demolishing a church and then selling the property.
What happens is that scavenger experts come in and inventory all the beautiful architectural … Continue reading

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More on #Synod2018 (“walking together”) document #146

Today the pithily perspicacious Fr H looks at the Synod’s (“walking together”) notion about developing ways to certify Catholic blogs to avoid “fake news”.
He wrote along the lines of what I wrote HERE.    He also wrote:
We seem to have … Continue reading

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#ViganoTestimony 3.0!  Powerful response to accusations, points to crisis of homosexuality #sodoclericalism

Huge.
Archbp. Carlo Maria Viganò has issued a third Testimony.  It is a neutron bomb.
First, at CNA we read that the present “Sostituo”, the 2nd in command in the Secretariat of State for matter within the Church, Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra “might … Continue reading

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Certain sins bring infestation of demons: horrid #sodoclericalism “parties” close to the most important places in the Vatican

UPDATE:
Just because a bishop sets a “policy”, that doesn’t mean that the rest of us in a diocese are obliged to follow that “policy” if that policy clearly contradicts the universal law of the Church.
The failure of a bishop properly … Continue reading

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October, The Rosary, St. Joseph and YOU – ACTION ITEM!

Tomorrow, 1 October, begins a month which traditionally calls for daily recitation of the Most Holy Rosary.
Dear readers… please consider, if you don’t already, daily recitation of the Rosary during October.  How wonderful it would be if you took this … Continue reading

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Fr. Z thanks readers who want to help priests.

It doesn’t surprise me even as it surprised me.   I am ever amazed at the response I get from readers in certain circumstances, even as I have, over time, learned to expect it.
Since I posted about Fr. Kalchik, and … Continue reading

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UPDATED – INTERVIEW – @ArchChicago parish burns a “rainbow flag”

UPDATE: 27 Sept
Part 2: HERE
UPDATE: 26 Sept
Church Militant has a video interview with Fr. Kalchik. Father is in hiding, concerned for his safety.
Some of the content is NOT for kids. Be aware.
UPDATE: 23 Sept
It just gets worse.

“Rather, I act out … Continue reading

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“Has not all our misery as a Church arisen from people being afraid to look difficulties in the face?”

“The more implicit the reverence one pays to a Bishop, the more keen will be one’s perception of heresy in him … those, who have cultivated a loyal feeling towards their superiors, are the most loving servants, or the most … Continue reading

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When they claim “Clericalism!”, they really mean #sodoclericalism

There are a few terms in common usage which I would like to be able to reform in common usage.  For example, I wish that “priestcraft” wasn’t so relentlessly derogatory.  It can mean “professional knowledge and skill in respect to … Continue reading

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THIS IS WAR! Wherein Fr. Z calls on bishops and priests to FIGHT BACK as priests and bishops!

Preliminary note:  For the last two nights, I have had nightmares.  Last night was as bad as anything I have ever had and it was incredibly real.  As I wrote this post, I had the dreaded BSOD.   Hasn’t happened for … Continue reading

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