Category Archives: TEOTWAWKI

ASK FATHER: I struggle with despair at the future of the Church.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am blessed to attend a beautiful Extraordinary Form Mass each Sunday, offered by devout, orthodox priests. I go to confession regularly and make every effort to lead a good Christian life.
Yet, I struggle with despair at the … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants: A baptized person in the state of grace is terrifying to demons. 

I’m a bit shell-shocked from the blast of information that is pouring forth.  It took me 3 hours to triage my email.
Thank you to everyone who have sent kind notes.   Thank you to everyone who has sent links.  Thank you … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z muses on bears, demons, and spiritual calibers

This is a little offbeat.  I need to blow off some
My father sent an article, as fathers do.  It is a riveting article about people who experience attacks by bears by using handguns.  When you live in the north woods, … Continue reading

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Priest attacked: “This is for all the kids!”

From Rev. Mr. Kandra.
Assailant attacks Byzantine priest, shouting ‘This is for all the kids!’
From my friend and brother deacon Daniel Dozier, who received this communication from the chancery of the Parma Eparchy:
PRAYER REQUEST:
Fr. Basil Hutsko was attacked and knocked unconscious … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lethal force against homosexual aggression in seminary?

From a reader….
QUAERITUR:
Is it morally permissible for one to use lethal force in stopping a predator in a situation of abuse (i.e. in a seminary or elsewhere)?
In my opinion, yes.
Given that homosexual aggression can be also horrifically violent, you do not … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Churches

I just finished an audio “course”, Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon, from The Great Courses. US HERE – UK HERE
There were some great insights in the 48 lectures. Among them, there was grist for the mental … Continue reading

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US Navy and China faceoffs – disturbing

This is… unsettling.
From Express:
China fires SIX WARNINGS to US Navy in South China Sea ‘This is China…LEAVE IMMEDIATELY’
THE Chinese military told a US Navy plane flying over the highly-disputed island in the South China Sea to “leave immediately”.
The US Navy … Continue reading

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Tradition is about to be totally cleared ‘cleared through customs’

I read this at Messa in Latino in Italian which I share in my translation:
“… I went to the parish to go to confession.
The confessor, in his sixties, asked me, “I’ve been here for almost five years but I don’t think … Continue reading

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UPDATE: How I feel right now.

The other day I posted about how I feel these days, through a photo of a Solemn Mass being celebrated in the ruins of a church bombed in WW2.
May I update?
Here is how I still feel. Notice that there is … Continue reading

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A “Catholic Signal Corps” and thinking about a Catholic digital future

I think we need a kind of “Catholic Signal Corps“.
What do I mean?
Firstly, consider that big social media outlets are filtering, censoring, shadow banning content and users whose opinions are not “acceptable” to them.
Consider also that this is going to … Continue reading

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A mosque at the site of the Battle of Tours!

I saw a really interesting video at Jihad Watch.  It is about the building of a mosque at the site of the super-important Battle of Tours, 25 October 732, where Charles “the Hammer” Martel routed the Islamic invaders.
A mosque at … Continue reading

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Splendid photos of a beautiful 1st Solemn Mass celebrated ‘coram episcopo’, in cappa magna

We of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison have posted some splendid photos of the 1st Solemn Mass of the new Fr. Peter Lee, ordained by the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bp. Robert C. Morlino for the aforementioned diocese.
The … 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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ASK FATHER: As a lay woman, should I have a “Mass kit” in my “Bug Out Bag”?

From a readerette…
QUAERITUR:
I am thinking of what to put in an emergency kit/ bug out kit and wondered if I as laity and as a female could have a Mass kit in my “bag” in case of emergency or natural … Continue reading

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A light TEOTWAWKI moment

After some rogue nation lights off a passel of nukes and EMPs everyone, or after the next Carrington Event – which is bound to happen someday – slams your planet back into the 17th century, we are going to have … Continue reading

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