Category Archives: The Coming Storm

Chilling – probably correct – explanation of mass school shootings

I just read at NRO a piece by David French, who in turn gives us the substance of an explanation of what is driving the increasing phenomenon of school shootings.  I sense that the explanation – which provides quite the opposite … Continue reading

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Bp. Schneider’s terrific talk in Rome – ACTION ITEM!

This is an ACTION ITEM.  I want you all to listen to this.  I want you all to act on what you heard.
His Excellency, Bishop Athanasius Schneider recently gave a terrific talk in Rome at the Angelicum entitled:
The Church on … Continue reading

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Sad: “Cranmer tables” in the Pantheon and many great Roman churches

I was in St. Peter’s Basilica the morning they tore out the Altar of the Chair.    There were people stationed to prevent anyone from taking photos.   Workers pried it apart with crowbars and hauled it off like so … Continue reading

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¡Hagan lío! Wherein Fr. Z is pretty angry and wants to fight back

I’ve been pondering the Met “Gay-La” in light of some experiences here in Rome.
As a preamble, I still stand by everything I have written and said in the past concerning my  convictions about Summorum Pontificum.  It was a tremendous gift to … Continue reading

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They have to make a joke out of everything. Weird blasphemy calls for reparation.

I now have quite a few emails in my box about the fashion “gala”… “gay-la”?… in NYC inspired by ecclesiastical dress of all kind, aided and abetted by “the Vatican”.
It was a night that would have made any Jesuit swell … Continue reading

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I stop looking at news for a couple days and BAMMO! All sorts of weird breaks out.

As I have been traveling, I have not been following a lot of news, ecclesial or secular.   Today, however, some stories invaded and I paid attention.
I have really limited time at the moment, so I will give you the … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants about the Church as “field hospital”. Brutal horror, heroic wonder.

In his preaching and writings, St. Augustine of Hippo (+430) frequently presents Christ as Medicus, or doctor/physician of the soul. Christ heals the ills of man brought upon ourselves by sin. This is hardly a surprise, given that in the … Continue reading

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Gallup Poll points to future demographic disaster. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

We are wobbling on the edge of a point where two demographic cliff faces converge.
First, there is in most dioceses a clamant, ongoing loss in the number of active priests.  This will get worse in the next few years.
Also, there … Continue reading

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Arizona ‘c’atholic Rep. @IselaBlancAZ distorts Pope Francis, Church on abortion, contraception

While I was in L.A. I met with some pro-life heavy hitters in Arizona.  I was told of a recent debate in the Arizona House about a bill – SB1394 – touching on pro-life issues.
I asked for some information to … Continue reading

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Those wacky Germans. At it again!

“Up?  No, that’s really Down”, they say.  “Black is white.”  “2+2=5”
What?!?  You don’t see it?  Then you must either be a hater or you are afraid of something, or maybe you are incapable of loving.  Maybe you are stupid.
Since Amoris laetitia … Continue reading

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“as the churches come down all around me”

Churches come and churches go.  They are means to an end.  When there is need for a church, a church is built.  When there is no need – or these days no desire – for a church, the church falls … Continue reading

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Rex and Douthat on the edges and contours of the “Francis Effect”

At First Things, there is an essay cum review by Richard Rex (professor of Reformation history at Cambridge ) of Ross Douthat’s recent book: To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism
I wrote about Michael “Wile E. Coyote” Winters’ … Continue reading

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Radio host @VickiMcKenna tackles present issues roiling the Church

More on the Jesuit-engineered debacle at Holy Cross College.  I posted about their prof who is trying to “queer” Jesus and about their cowardly, ankle-grabbing cringe to the world when they dropped their team’s name and mascot.  HERE
I direct the … Continue reading

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“What young Catholics want.  What old Catholics want young Catholics to want.”

A couple of related stories.
Consider this against the background of some clever tweets that are going around.  Some wags post side by side images of something traditional and something liberal with the caption, “What young people want… What old people … Continue reading

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#PreSynod #Synod2018 Young People document rigged against requests for traditional worship?

The Chant Cafe has a fascinating note from the “preparatory” young people pre-Synod confab.
Is the Vatican listening to young people?
by Kathleen Pluth
A member of the preparatory commission reflects:
On the journey, I checked in with the online community in the Pre-Synod … Continue reading

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