Category Archives: Semper Paratus

“Sandwiched between two forms of dhimmitude: Koran or Agenda-driven”

At the online site of the excellent Regina magazine there is a good piece about the rock and the hard place, the Scylla and Charybdis, the fire and the frying pan, the deep blue sea and the devil, betwixt which … Continue reading

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“The shortcut to handling the crisis is to deny that it exists.”

From Fr. Rutler at LifeZette: A Christian Duty in the Face of Terror After another devastating ISIS attack in France, this time against a priest in his 80s while he was saying Mass, the answer isn’t just, “Do nothing.” As … Continue reading

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Card. Burke on Islam and our choices for the future

Just days after a 17-year-old Afghan refugee who aligned himself with Islamic State wounded four people with an axe and knives on a train near Würzberg, as I assemble this post I’m watching an active shooter situation at a shopping mall … Continue reading

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Advice to new priests in first assignments who suffer under liberal pastors. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In June and into July, many newly ordained priests have reported to their first assignment as associate or assistant (as my old pastor used to say, “The first three letters are the same”).   These days we hear often the … Continue reading

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PRAY! Ask the Queen of Peace to intercede for these USA RIGHT NOW.

Friends, please spend time on your knees, perhaps with your Rosary, and ask the Queen of Peace to intercede with Her Son for graces for these USA right now. I write this as I see reports on TV that, during protests … Continue reading

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BOOK: Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War

As we approach Independence Day, I am reading … Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War by Sebastian Gorka. (UK HERE) Many thanks to the reader who sent me the Kindle version from my wishlist.   Get a Kindle!  US HERE – UK … Continue reading

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Of Islamic Terror, Anniversaries and You

Yesterday, the Vigil of Peter and Paul, was the 2nd anniversary of ISIS (which Pres. Obama  – what a guy – called the “JV team”) declaring a “caliphate”. Dates are important to Christians.  Dates are important to Islamic terrorists.  They … Continue reading

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A Plea: Stop misusing “tragedy”

A bad thing happens. Then journalists, politicians, Church figures, etc., moan about how “tragic” the “tragedy” was. The problem is that 99% of the “tragedies” they bemoan, aren’t tragic or tragedies. It drives me nuts. From First Things editor R.Reno, … Continue reading

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Men! We need you watching on the wall.

The Collect for the 16th Ordinary Sunday (Novus Ordo) has strikingly military imagery. Propitiare, Domine, famulis tuis, et clementer gratiae tuae super eos dona multiplica, ut, spe, fide et caritate ferventes, semper in mandatis tuis vigili custodia perseverent. Famulus and … Continue reading

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Take firearms training for the sake of your safety and for your loved ones

The AR-15 and its variants are much in the news again these days, as some call for their sales and ownership to be banned and some seek to defend them. Whichever side of the divide you are on, here is … Continue reading

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Ready? Daily Carry Stuff and You.

You can’t be perfectly prepared for every possible contingency, but you can be prepared for some of them, including injuries. On some blogs you will at times see people post their “daily carry” stuff. Those posts often also involve “readiness” … Continue reading

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National Memorial for the Fallen Killed by Radical Islamic Terrorists

An idea came up in one of my conversations today about the terrorist attack in Orlando by an Islamic terrorist who had declared his allegiance to ISIS. Perhaps we need to raise people’s awareness of the nature of these attacks by the … Continue reading

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They don’t even try to hide it anymore: demonic ceremony for opening of new tunnel

From, from St. Paul to the Romans Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? Or distress? Or famine? Or nakedness? Or danger? Or persecution? Or the sword? (As it is written: For thy sake, we … Continue reading

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Attacks on Catholic church in France and Belgium

I was just in Toledo… not Ohio. While I was in the glorious cathedral, and I heard that it had been the site of a mosque after the Visigothic church was torn down, it occurred to me that there are … Continue reading

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“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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