Category Archives: Si vis pacem para bellum!

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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Italian Archbishop: “In 10 years we will all be Muslims because of our stupidity.”

Meanwhile, an Italian bishop had something interesting to say. I hope the Maltese read this after the way their bishops went to the zoo.  HERE This is an Emeritus Archbishop… so no one can do anything to him, if you … Continue reading

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Steamroller

I had a note the other day.  It included a frustrated phrase and list: Steamroller. That’s the right image. Exaltation and exaggeration of Amoris, feckless bishops, seminarian repressions renewed, undermining Summorum, synod idolization, devolution danger, homosexuals, deaconesses, intercomnunion hucksters, admiration of Luther, … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 20: It is not what you preach, it is what you tolerate.

Here is ADVENTCAzT 20, for Friday of the 3rd Week of Advent. Advice from the military for our leaders in the Church.  When we lower standards and tolerate low standards, the low standard become the new standard.  A hermeneutic for your reading … Continue reading

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It is as if the Church simply caved in before the world and its Prince.

Around the time of the Second Vatican Council some of our sound practices were simply dropped, as if they were no longer needed.  For example, the Leonine Prayers after Low Mass which included the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel. … Continue reading

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Anthony Esolen is under attack by Providence College

I’ve mentioned Prof. Anthony Esolen quite often in these electronic pages. He is a serious scholar with a great pen. I’m usual struck with a little envy at his writing style. Esolen is under attack by liberals. There is an … Continue reading

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