Category Archives: The Coming Storm

ASK FATHER: How to support priests? Prepare for underground Church?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father – how can we support our good priests and seminarians, knowing how they are targeted by some in the hierarchy? It seems that the ability for the laity to influence the Church has declined over the centuries … Continue reading

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Letter of @BishopMorlino of @MadisonDiocese concerning the present crisis

Many bishops in these USA and in Canada are making statements in wake of L’Affaire McCarrick and the PA Grand Jury Report. Some are better than others.
The Bishop of Madison, Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary) has … Continue reading

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Card. Burke interviewed by Raymond Arroyo. The Cardinal’s advice.

His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke (whom Clement XIV-II would give the title “Indagator Particularis in perpetuo)” was on Raymond Arroyo’s show last night.
Here is the full video. I set it to start at the interview.
Among interesting moments are

Card. Burke’s … Continue reading

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Search within the text for the word “reparation”.  Zero.

I just read a “round up” of statements of US bishops about L’Affaire McCarrick, into which we fold the PA Report.
I did a search within the text for the word “reparation”.  Zero.
“Penance” only was mentioned in the case of the … Continue reading

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Fr Z calls for solidarity

I saw this tweet from Ed Pentin:

Benedict XVI en route to Fatima 2010: “…today we are seeing it in a really terrifying way: that the greatest persecution of the Church comes not from her enemies without, but arises from sin … Continue reading

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The PA Grand Jury Report

In December of 1776, Thomas Paine penned the immortal words:
These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I now have doubt about sorting the doctrinal from the papal opinion.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
All this confusion with the death penalty has caused me to doubt the authority of what I assumed were books of bedrock Catholic Doctrine.
Of course there was the first JPII Catechism, then his revision, both of which I … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Churches

I just finished an audio “course”, Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon, from The Great Courses. US HERE – UK HERE
There were some great insights in the 48 lectures. Among them, there was grist for the mental … Continue reading

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Super creepy poster for “gay” conference reveals agenda

The Enemy is getting bolder.  Remember: The Devil tends to tell you what he is up to, but we often don’t listen.
This morning I found among my texts from Europe that come in through the night, a super creepy image of a … Continue reading

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Omnium Gatherum: Francis falling, beans in flasks, Fishwrap’s Defarge, sexual abuse by nuns

I am making my way through various links which the trusted and not so trusted have sent for my attention.  It is like mucking out a stall each day.
That said, here is an Omnium Gatherum post with some comments.
The Great … Continue reading

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US Navy and China faceoffs – disturbing

This is… unsettling.
From Express:
China fires SIX WARNINGS to US Navy in South China Sea ‘This is China…LEAVE IMMEDIATELY’
THE Chinese military told a US Navy plane flying over the highly-disputed island in the South China Sea to “leave immediately”.
The US Navy … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 164: Open Letter From A Young Priest To Bishops

At Crisis there is posted an open letter from an anonymous young priest to bishops.
It is a cri de coeur.
Where Are the Bishops Who Will Defend Faithful Priests?
I read this letter today, so that it will have greater exposure to … Continue reading

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Tradition is about to be totally cleared ‘cleared through customs’

I read this at Messa in Latino in Italian which I share in my translation:
“… I went to the parish to go to confession.
The confessor, in his sixties, asked me, “I’ve been here for almost five years but I don’t think … Continue reading

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UPDATE: How I feel right now.

The other day I posted about how I feel these days, through a photo of a Solemn Mass being celebrated in the ruins of a church bombed in WW2.
May I update?
Here is how I still feel. Notice that there is … Continue reading

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Special message, prayer from Card. Burke for @fatherz readers and others

On 8 August 2018, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near La Crosse, WI, I asked Card. Burke to say a prayer for the Church and for the clergy. Perhaps you, too, would say a Memorare for … Continue reading

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