Category Archives: The Coming Storm

FLORIDA BISHOPS, PRIESTS: Pray the Litany against Hurricane #Irma – URGENT ACTION ITEM

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Hurricane Irma has been on my mind a bit.  Some think that it will do more damage in Florida than Andrew did in 1992.  Irma’s path will go straight up Florida, it seems.  My mother lives … Continue reading

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The young want the patrimony of which they have been defrauded!

One of my perennial tropes is that generations of Catholics have been robbed.  They have been cheated out of their patrimony.  They have been defrauded of their inheritance.   When the libs “reformed” the Church’s liturgical worship with little regard for … Continue reading

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The crisis of priestly vocations: good advice from a smart priest

More on the issue of vocations to the priesthood.  Allow me, first, to say that the “crisis” of vocations was created and it’s perpetuation is also not only tolerated but, in some places, fostered.  That said, it is probable that in most … Continue reading

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Vandalism of statues expands. What next?

Nitwits in California vandalized a statue of Bl. Junipero Serra. HERE
Nitwits in New Orleans vandalized a statue of – get this – St. Joan of Arc! It was spray painted with “Tear it down!”  HERE  The idiots thought it was a … Continue reading

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Fr Aidan Nichols: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ has led to an “extremely grave” situation

When Fr. Aidan Nichols, OP, has an opinion, it’s a good idea to pay attention.
Fr. Nichols is concerned about what is happening because of Amoris laetitia.
From the Catholic Herald:
Leading theologian: change canon law to correct papal errors
Fr Aidan Nichols, a prolific … Continue reading

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What a contrast to the tensions over Confederate statues!

Honor!
I picked this up from a tweet by a friend:

Well this story makes an interesting contrast to the tearing down of #ConfederateStatues. https://t.co/TRSTs56dMO
— Samuel J. Howard (@Jahaza) August 15, 2017

In a nutshell:
A WWII Marine vet travelled to Japan … Continue reading

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North Korea: What to do?

The present situation with North Korea (NOKO) reminds me of some of the scenarios in the dystopian, apocalyptic and “prepper” genre I sometimes read.   Frankly, the news these days makes me nervous.  I must say I am really glad that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest received threat of violence

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
Greetings!  You have mentioned on your blog a few times that you sometimes receive threats.  I received one today.  On the advise of my lawyer I reported it to the authorities.  Do you have any insight or advise … Continue reading

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UPDATED WITH AUDIO: On hearing Sir James Macmillan’s “A European Requiem”

UPDATE 8 Aug 2017

MacMillan’s piece is first up.  Then at about 42:45 Beethoven’s 9th starts.
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Originally Published on: Aug 7
Would that I were in London and able to attend the Proms.  I would have very much enjoyed hearing the premiere of Catholic composer Sir … Continue reading

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1 August – Holy Maccabees! “like an unfurling of their souls in a battle line”

I am sure you already know that today, in the new, Ordinary Form, calendar, is the feast of St. Alphonsus Maria de’Liguori, the Bishop and Doctor of the Church so famous for his contributions to moral theology.
However, in the traditional … Continue reading

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To the defeatists

Some years back, 19 March 2013 to be exact, I published here a manifesto entitled “Dear Traditionalists” to which I return from time to time. I still adhere to it.
In that piece I featured a photo of aspiring Navy SEALs … Continue reading

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Some good things are happening

I have had notes from reader about good things going on.
First, I call your attention to a good initiative in the Diocese of Burlington (Vermont).  A new group has been established called the St. Philip Neri Latin Mass Chaplaincy.   I … Continue reading

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Who’s behind Spadaro, et al?

Over the last few days it feels like the news is coming in at firehose volume and force.
And, from the onset, I’ll just say now that the moderation queue is ON.
A lot of the firehose sensation has to do with fallout … Continue reading

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Female altar servers up, ordinations down

In once-Catholic Austria, now female altarettes outnumber male servers.  HERE
Nearly a quarter century after the practice of female altar servers became licit, 55% of Austria’s 45,000 altar servers are girls, according to statistics published by the Archdiocese of Vienna.
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Wherein Fr. Z endorses Fr. Cipolla’s call to ACTION!

Though some of the Rorate folks have waged a bit of a war on me, I have tried occasionally to acknowledge their good contributions.  I was sent a link to one contribution which I would like to endorse.
Fr. Richard Cipolla, pastor … Continue reading

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