Category Archives: The Coming Storm

Card. Burke’s May 2017 talk about diabolical forces in the Church

A friend in England alerted me to this video of a speech given in Rome last May by His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke.
The Cardinal speaks, inter alia, of diabolical forces that have entered the Church in our time.
Contrast Card. … Continue reading

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Cri de Coeur: What recourse do we laypeople have?

This cri de coeur comes from a comment under another entry.
And what recourse do we laypeople have?  Do we just have to sit around and remain silent because we do not have proper authority to speak up?
Priests and bishops are … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s smashing @Buckfast_Abbey talk on Message of Fatima

There is a video of the talk, but the audio is really bad.  So, I extracted the audio from the video and cleaned it up.
Wanna hear it?  It’s classic Burke and hard hitting.
There is a LifeSite story about the talk.  … Continue reading

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The Steamroller of Ambiguity and the Long Term. Wherein @FatherZ rants.

Many these days feel a little helpless as the lib Steamroller of Ambiguity squishes sickeningly forward, reducing clarity to an amorphous goo of permissive self-justification.
What can we do?
Feel helpless no longer.
You have at your disposal – 24/7 – powerful arms against the Enemy … Continue reading

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Prayer request for Santa Rosa and Fr. Z makes observations

Last Saturday I was in the Diocese of Santa Rosa, in Napa Valley, CA, to speak at a conference.
At one point I had noticed smoke plumes on the far sides of a large Eastern ridge.  On Saturday evening the other priest … Continue reading

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Esolen: “Open Your Eyes Father Martin”

I am usually eager to read anything penned by Anthony Esolen.  But when I saw the title of Esolen’s newest offering at Crisis, I put everything aside:
“Open Your Eyes Father Martin”
Father James G. Martin, S.J., is either a cruel or a … Continue reading

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The recent Jesuit-run Boston College conference on ‘Amoris Laetitia’

The recent Jesuit-run Boston College conference on the reception of Amoris Laetitia in these USA seems to have been intended as a closed workshop on how to “struggle” (in the Cultural Revolution sense) against the Four Olds (in this case, Familiaris Consortio, … Continue reading

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A “cri de coeur”: Fr Z responds with a strong suggestion.

I had a note, really a cri de coeur, from a reader who said that she feels as if she and other good and innocent people in the Church today are undergoing one terror attack after another against our Catholic … Continue reading

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Fishwrap on Jesuit Boston College conference on Amoris Laetitia

Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) has a post about a conference about Amoris Laetitia held at Jesuit-run Boston College.  The report has an aggressively tendentious title: Conference weighs how ‘Amoris Laetitia’ rejects ‘infantilization of laity’
Infantalization?
First, consider some of the speakers: Cardinal Blase … Continue reading

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Well-prepared Catholics raise questions. Responses? “Shut up!”, they explain.

People are swift these days to talk about their “rights”.  I sometimes get a little nervous when “rights” are invoked in the Church, because often “rights” means “I didn’t get what I wanted”.  Clarity is needed regarding “rights”.
At his excellent, … Continue reading

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The Coming Storm

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, I saw this:
London commuters ran onto the tracks after a man began reciting Bible verses out loud
Commuters on one of London’s busiest rail routes forced open the doors on a rush … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 156 – Josef Seifert on The Persecution of Orthdoxy

Today at First Things there is a powerful and persuasive piece by Josef Seifert, former Dietrich von Hildebrand Chair of Realist Phenomenology at the International Academy of Philosophy in Spain.
It is clear that there is now a not so subtle persecution … Continue reading

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REASON #1883 for Summorum Pontificum!

We need a fuller, wider more dedicated implementation of Benedict XVI’s great gift to the Church, Summorum Pontificum.
Why?
Via CARA on Twitter:

US Catholics haven’t become more religiously active with age. Stay with habits of young adulthood. Other Christians have become more … Continue reading

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#LasVegasShooting – Wherein Fr. Z rants.

For some days now I have been avoiding watching news and news commentary shows, etc.  So, through a look at my Twitter feed earlier today, I learned of the horrifying events in Las Vegas.
The usual hysteria is now pouring forth … Continue reading

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A hellish enemy is at work in the Church

On this beautiful Feast of our Guardian angels, we must remember the invisible role they inevitably play in our lives.  On a plane of being that we humans cannot sense, the holy angels thwart the attacks of hellish fallen angels, bent on our … Continue reading

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