Category Archives: TEOTWAWKI

Some reading options… including a Chinese invasion of Seattle!

Not all my reading is spiritual these days.
As I mentioned I am rereading Benedict XVI’s third volume of Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives.  A good Advent read.
Also, on my Kindle right now, is John Allen’s, The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from … Continue reading

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FLORENCE: Dominicans to leave San Marco. Signs of the Times?

The last friar should turn off the lights.
It seems that the last four Dominicans left at the famous San Marco (where the Beato Angelico rooms are) are leaving, transferring their flag to Santa Maria Novella.
Thus, the centuries old convent will … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Is the “Vatican survey” being hijacked? Fr. Z says, “¡Vaya lío!”

You know that there is a survey out there, at the Vatican’s behest, in anticipation of the upcoming Synod of Bishops which will discuss the family.
While surveying people ahead of time is not new, when I heard about this the … Continue reading

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Life takes a bad turn

I sometimes put on my Cassandra cap and want people that things can happen in the wink of an eye. “Be prepared!”, I cry.
Washington, IL.

Tornados happen.
Whole neighborhoods are gone.
So… again… prayers for all the people affected by the horrible storms … Continue reading

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The Philippines: typhoon aftermath getting worse

Again, I ask you – dear readers – do you have a plan?  Do you have some kind of plan, even a slim one, if your area floods or there is a freight train wreck with some lethal chemical or … Continue reading

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“People are walking like zombies looking for food. It’s like a movie…. It’s like the end of the world.”

I can hear it already: “There’s goes crazy ol’ Father Z again! Every time there is a big disaster, he posts about prepping!”
That’s right.
That’s because it could happen to you.
Natural disasters happen. Man made disasters happen. They can happen where … Continue reading

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Events of terrible beauty

One of these days, there will be another Carrington Event.
There will be a huge coronal mass ejection from your planet’s yellow star that strikes your planet square on.  The result will be a vast electromagnetic pulse which fries almost all … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “I was hit from behind by a 26 ft truck…” or “Sudden Death and You!”

From a reader:
Dear Father,
I discovered your blog in April 2013. I am Catholic, but I never
learned Latin. In fact, the only good, solid catechesis I had was
first and second grade, which looking back, I believe was based on the Baltimore Cathechism. … Continue reading

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Do our work habits interfere with important aspects of our vocations?

One of the genres of books I read – thank God they are still fiction – has to with TEOTWAWKI when the SHTF, etc. The scenarios vary. However, a consistent topos of the genre is that, at a certain point, … Continue reading

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Who ordered that military installations should be “gun free zones”?

My heart goes out to those poor people who were killed and injured at the Navy Yard and to their families.  Some questions have to be asked.
I was sent this link to PJ Media, which has an interesting bit of … Continue reading

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