Category Archives: TEOTWAWKI

Prayer request for Santa Rosa and Fr. Z makes observations

Last Saturday I was in the Diocese of Santa Rosa, in Napa Valley, CA, to speak at a conference. At one point I had noticed smoke plumes on the far sides of a large Eastern ridge.  On Saturday evening the other … Continue reading

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Asteroid 2012 TC4 will NOT strike your planet… they say.

From SPACEWEATHER: ASTEROID TO BUZZ EARTH THIS WEEK: When the sun rose over Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15, 2013, at first it seemed like an ordinary day. Then the space rock hit. Without warning, the morning sky lit up with a second … Continue reading

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A “cri de coeur”: Fr Z responds with a strong suggestion.

I had a note, really a cri de coeur, from a reader who said that she feels as if she and other good and innocent people in the Church today are undergoing one terror attack after another against our Catholic … Continue reading

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#LasVegasShooting – Wherein Fr. Z rants.

For some days now I have been avoiding watching news and news commentary shows, etc.  So, through a look at my Twitter feed earlier today, I learned of the horrifying events in Las Vegas. The usual hysteria is now pouring … Continue reading

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A hellish enemy is at work in the Church

On this beautiful Feast of our Guardian angels, we must remember the invisible role they inevitably play in our lives.  On a plane of being that we humans cannot sense, the holy angels thwart the attacks of hellish fallen angels, bent on our … Continue reading

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Devastated Puerto Rico makes you ponder. PREPARE and GO TO CONFESSION!

Recent storms devastated the electrical grid of Puerto Rico.  Virtually the entire island is without power.  That’s over 3 million people without electricity, water, etc…. for months to come. Consider what life would be like for you were that to happen where … Continue reading

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Usher stops shooting attack in church

From the Possenti Society. “The St. Gabriel Possenti Society commends Robert Engle of the Burdette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee for stopping with his handgun a mass murder of congregants during services on Sunday, September 24,” Society chairman … Continue reading

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“People are fighting in the streets for what is left.”

Many times I have badgered and pushed you readers to do some basic “prep” in the case of natural or manmade disasters.  Were there to be some catastrophic event where you are, could you get yourself and loved ones to … Continue reading

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FIGHT BACK against anti-Catholics… including those IN the Church

You must rush to read the whole of Robert Royal’s latest column.  HERE I preface it with a reminder that I posted a tongue in check call to arms that wasn’t really tongue in cheek at all.  HERE Here’s the … Continue reading

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The Eye of Irma

Please continue prayers for those in the path of the hurricanes. The eye of Irma. Explanation via APOTD: Explanation: Why does a hurricane have an eye at its center? No one is yet sure. What happens in and around a … Continue reading

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How Pope John Paul II once saved a fallen priest from despair, homelessness and alcoholism

I have come to dread interviews with Popes.  I have from the beginning of the interviews decades ago.  I generally read them anyway because, well, I have to, don’t I. The recent book interview / conversation with Dominique Wolton released … Continue reading

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The crisis of priestly vocations: good advice from a smart priest

More on the issue of vocations to the priesthood.  Allow me, first, to say that the “crisis” of vocations was created and it’s perpetuation is also not only tolerated but, in some places, fostered.  That said, it is probable that in most … Continue reading

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“Dunkirk on the Bayou” – Houston parish flooded – VIDEO

A priest friend of mine in Houston sent the following about his parish: Dry so far. A nearby creek is close to overflowing, so that could be trouble. About 800 made it to Mass over the weekend, 10% of our … Continue reading

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Watching Texas, etc. Dear readers… plan for disasters.

I have just tuned in for the first time in several days with any real attention to the news. I see that about an hour and a half ago as I write, N. Korea launched a missile over Japan. My … Continue reading

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North Korea: What to do?

The present situation with North Korea (NOKO) reminds me of some of the scenarios in the dystopian, apocalyptic and “prepper” genre I sometimes read.   Frankly, the news these days makes me nervous.  I must say I am really glad that … Continue reading

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