Category Archives: Semper Paratus

“Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do; but let us watch, and be sober.”

In a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest. “Why not come … Continue reading

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13 May 2016 – 99th anniversary of 1st apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

Today, Friday 13 May 2016, is the 99th anniversary of the Our Lady’s first appearance to the three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal.  Next year: 100.  Portentous, given what’s going on in the Church these days. I, for one, am … Continue reading

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Of Prophets, Priest Holes, Persecution and You

Many people don’t realize that Holy Church considers some Old Testament figures to be saints with their own feast days. We don’t celebrate them at the altar, but they have their day. Actually, if there were no other saint in … Continue reading

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German theologian Robert Spaemann on #AmorisLaetitia: Chaos and schism, God forbid!

UPDATE: Spaemann’s interview is now in English.  HERE We are all suffering from Amoris defatigatio, I know.  But as the days and weeks pile up in the wake of Pope Francis Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, and many and varying accounts and interpretations of … Continue reading

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UPDATED! – Fr Thomas Uzhunnalil, kidnapped in Yemen, crucified by ISIS on Good Friday

UPDATE 28 March 2128 GMT: Bishop Hinder on Kidnapped Priest: ‘Strong Indications That Father Tom Is Still Alive’ UPDATE 28 March 2002h GMT: According to Kathnet, there may still be hope. Bischof: Verschleppter Priester im Jemen vermutlich am Leben While … Continue reading

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Thus says the Lord…

2 Chronicles 14:7 And he said to Juda: Let us build these cities, and compass them with walls, and fortify them with towers, and gates, and bars, while all is quiet from wars, because we have sought the Lord the … Continue reading

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To those who muse that “Such a thing could never happen again!”, I respond, “You’re idiots.”

Last night I finished  Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler.  It is engrossing. You might recall that the other day I posted – from the book – about a group of ex-priests who formed a unit with … Continue reading

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The “Long War” we are completely unready to fight

I bring to the readership’s attention a fascinating speech at Breitbart by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in December 2015 at National Defense University about the “Long War” we are facing and our spectacular lack of preparation for … Continue reading

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Special weapons training offered to pastors, security teams

Following up on the issue of security in our churches in this age of growing uncertainty, a reader sent the following from KNOE 8 NEWS: OPSO offers gun training to churches WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) – The Ouachita … Continue reading

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“It was impossible to say Mass in the barrack, of course.”

Our religious liberties are not to be taken for granted.  I sometimes consider what I might do when they come for priests and bishops who continue faithfully to preach Catholic doctrine fully. When my mind goes down this dark track, … Continue reading

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