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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
YOUR RECENT COMMENTS
- Elizabeth D: Notice that the Jesuits are attuned to the fact that a trad looking church helps sell “Ign atian Yoga” ; retreats. Even “Ign atian Yoga” ; retreatant s donR...
- Elizabeth D: If it were men protestant ministers this would be just as wrong. Women can be protestant ministers, it’s just that a protestant minister is not the same thing as a priest of...
- Fr_Andrew: Sadly, that’ ;s quite tame and “con servative& #8221; sacrilege, compared to what I saw during my years in Jesuit schools. One reason I chose a different vocational “...
- Fr_Andrew: Oops! I made a slight mistake in not reading thoroughly enough. Mea culpa. If the women are Catholics (thus subject to Church law), then they, if they knew about the penalty, would...
- Fr_Andrew: Have all of these people, the catholics anyway, just excommunic ated themselves latae sententiae ? There are only nine latæ sententiæ excommunic ations (outside of Papal election law) :...
- kelleyb: God have mercy! This is outrageous and evil behavior.
- scotus: Fr Z, Many thanks for the Gold Star. It’s funny how you can be reading something purely by chance which is highly relevant to a current situation. It’s now highly improbable that (m)any...
- Midwest St. Michael: The following (sent to me by a friend) is from section 2.1 of “JES US CHRIST THE BEARER OF THE WATER OF LIFE A Christian reflection on the “New Age” (caps origin...
- robtbrown: Kennedy, At least one of Kung’ ;s books mentions paradigm shift, Theology for the Third Millenium. There might be othersR 11;Kung gas been accused of writing the same book over...
- arga: Just browsing this post incited involuntar y swearing, before I even had a chance to think about swearing.
- Dan: At first I was hoping they may have been acting in some twisted way as some sort of alter servers with no understand ing of the Mass, which it appears was common in the crowd shots. It does...
- Sawyer: According to the descriptio n, the women are Protestant ministers, not Catholics. Therefore, they are not claiming to be ordained Catholic priests (or womynpries ts), nor were they presen...
- araustin02: Short answer is “no.” They don’t have the capacity to concelebra te. But what were the priests/bi shops thinking in allowing them up there to pretend as if they were?
- APX: Is that a zebra print stole on that one woman? So, if the bishop in doing this excommunic ated himself, but doesn̵ 7;t realize it, even though he should, being a bishop and all, how does...
- LeeGilbert: Given the lived experience of Cdl Cupich, you’ ve got to have some sympathy for the man. Not long ago, contrary to all reasonable expectatio ns, he was taken by the hair of his...
- dbf223: That sanctuary seems like a pretty cramped spot for yoga. Is there really room for everyone to stretch out? As noted, there is a gym right next door. If I had to bet, I’d say that...
- Julia_Augusta: Doesn’t the Triangle Pose commemorat e the Trinity? : )
- adriennep: They could be doing the Hokey Pokey around the altar and it would still be just as open to the demonic. The nature of sacrilege.
- Amante de los Manuales: It’s disgusting . It’s infuriatin g. It’s hurtful. (Besides, it looks stupid.)
- majuscule: It’s good to see that the website that reported this is supplying contact informatio n in order to complain (or better yet, express outrage). Why are these goofy examples usually...
- JabbaPapa: Have all of these people, the catholics anyway, just excommunic ated themselves latae sententiae ? Or given that the local Ordinary was seemingly involved, would this require some more...
- JabbaPapa: AFAIK when yoga is practiced purely as an exercise régime it is permissibl e — but when it is proposed as a “spi ritualR 21; exercise, it is to be resolutely shunned in...
- Sagarpriest: To be fair, I think lots of forms of yoga have been drained of any spiritual content. It’s largely suffered, as Americans can do better than anyone, the fate of being rende...
- Uxixu: The permissive heterodox aka Progressiv e wing of the Church reminds me of the Democrats in 2016 not realizing there̵ 7;s a cycle and the shoe will one day, sooner or later, be on the...
- rbbadger: Sadly, other religious communitie s of men aren’ ;t much better. Because I am a priest for a relatively small diocese, the bishop insists that we try to all go on retreat toget...
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- Wherein Rutler thrashes @AntonioSpadaro
- BRAZIL: Did these bishops allow women to concelebrate Mass?
- Promoted by @JamesMartinSJ – Jesuits have yoga in church sanctuary at a school
- LENTCAzT 2018 09 – Thursday in the 1st Week of Lent: The inexhaustible virtue of the Word
- Fr. Murray on “lived experience”, “accompaniment”, “conscience”
- More news from the New catholic Red Guard
- Making the Church appealing. What “sells”?
- LENTCAzT 2018 08 – Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent: Never ending combat
- 20 Feb – Feast of Sts Francisco and Jacinta of Fatima
- Of “paradigm shift” interest
- Spain: young people dancing a jota in reparation for blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin
- Mega-Masses and too many Hosts
- The State v. Self-Reliance
- LENTCAzT 2018 07 – Tuesday in the 1st Week of Lent: subtle temptation
- Attacks on the family
- My View For Awhile: Capital Edition
- Books for boys. Suggested titles and an additional point.
- LENTCAzT 2018 06 – Monday in the 1st Week of Lent: “I warned you!”
- Wherein Fr Longenecker schools @JamesMartinSJ
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Lent (N.O.): The Lenten “Sacrament”
- LENTCAzT 2018 05 – 1st Sunday of Lent: Anger and Reason
- Commandments are NOT mere “ideals” from which some are excused because, “They’re tooo haaard!” Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- JUST TOO COOL – Cops, ashes, and podcasts
- VIDEO Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal on some tough issues
- LENTCAzT 2018 04 – Ash Saturday: Getting ready for… it.
- Pontifical Requiem Mass for a great lover of the Church’s sacred liturgy
- LENTCAzT 2018 03 – Ash Friday: Grant me a little more time
- Role of #MSM in mass shootings: If it bleeds, it leads. Angry @fatherz asks fearful questions
- Wherein Fr. Z rants in the wake of the Florida school mass murder
Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Category Archives: The Campus Telephone Pole
We are now in the week following the last Sunday of the liturgical year. Advent is heading towards us quickly.
Do you remember there is an album of Advent music available? The wonderful Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. … Continue reading
For all of you within striking distance of NYC, this is IMPORTANT.
Change whatever you have on your schedule in order to attend. Bring family. Bring friends. Bring strangers. Clone people and bring them too.
From my correspondent:
For the first time in … Continue reading
I’m doing my Christmas shopping now, so that Advent can be Advent. I will certainly get things from the Wyoming Coffee Carmelites and the Summit Soap Sisters.
I just received from the wonderful Benedictines of Mary Queen of Apostles in Missouri, … Continue reading
I will say Mass for the intention of benefactors (those who donate monthly, occasionally, send items from wish lists, etc.) here in Rome on Sunday, 30 October, the Feast of Christ the King. I am very grateful to everyone … Continue reading
Anyone who is in the neighborhood of Toronto, please take note.
First, there will be a Solemn Mass celebrated for the Feast of Christ the King (the last Sunday of October), 30 October. His Eminence Thomas Card. Collins will preach. It … Continue reading
I just received an email from my baker who made stunning homemade panettone for me, for the bishops, and for my Supper For The Promotion of Clericalism. This got me to thinking about Christmas shopping preparations. It is good to … Continue reading
UPDATE 21 Oct:
A priest friend sent me a photo of his very own copy of Ossa, duly delivered. Yes, folks, the books are shipping.
Some people are asking me for updates on the publication of the 1st volume of the Ossa Latinitatis … Continue reading
It would be nice to be somewhere near New York City in order to be able to attend these great talks by my friend Fr. John Hunwicke, of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Nota bene, all you former Reggie students.
At long last… after many delays… Fr. Reginald Foster’s Latin book is printed, released and shipping on 18 October! I’ve added it to my list.
Ossa Latinitatis Sola ad Mentem Reginaldi Rationemque: The Mere Bones of … Continue reading
UPDATE: This crossed my radar this morning so I bring it back to your attention as well.
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One of our frequent commentatrices here has a new book.
The Jeweler’s Polish.
So… there’s this Jeweler… and he’s … Continue reading
Happy Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham to members of the Ordinariate across the Pond.
I’ll take this occasion to remind you of the image of Our Lady by the Catholic sacred artist Daniel Mitsui. The 7″ x 10″ print is ready … Continue reading
C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters! Oft’ imitated. Never really rivaled.
If you haven’t read this book yet…. what on your planet at you waiting for?!?
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My favorite method to absorb Lewis’ window is the audiobook reading by John Cleese. Imagine: John Cleese … Continue reading
The “Mass of Saint Gregory” is a common subject of art across many centuries, beginning in mid-14th c, though the subject matter dates back to the 8th c with variations. The essentials are these: Pope Gregory I, “the Great” (+604) … Continue reading
Lately I received notice of, and a concrete copy of, newly released English translations of works by the great Doctor of the Church St. Robert Bellarmine (+1621).
St. Robert was a Jesuit (a good one), a Cardinal, theology and profession and … Continue reading
I am not eager to do many posts like this, but here is an exception. This interests me because of the state of preaching in these USA.
I received an email from a reader…
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My name is Jenni Sigler and … Continue reading
In the Ordinary Form calendar today is the Feast of St. Dominic. You might check out the site of the wonderful Summit Dominicans, the great “Soap Sisters” in New Jersey. I think that, today, they have some things on sale … Continue reading
On this Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, an interesting project has crossed my radar which you might like to participate in, to the honor of the Mother of God.
There is a crowd-funding project to restore a painting of … Continue reading
There is an edgy new Catholic news aggregator page available. Canon 212.com
Canon 212 in the 1983 CIC for the Latin Church is an important canon in the section on the obligations and the rights of the faithful
Can. 212 §1. Conscious … Continue reading
Recently we have seen the Rule Law trampled upon. It was trampled and then the tramplers tramped back and retrampled it. That’s the way things are going in these USA now, my friends.
Now, more than ever, do we need to … Continue reading
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From the Chancellor of the Diocese of Madison:
With this email I convey the dispensation of the Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, granted to any of those who assist piously in the Pontifical Mass for … Continue reading