Category Archives: The future and our choices

Card. Piacenza to priests: “Wanna be a modern priest? HEAR CONFESSIONS!” Whereupon Fr. Z really rants.

There is a good piece at La Bussola Quotidiana (in Italian) about the Sacrament of Penance. I’ll give you a sample, but I don’t have the energy to translate the whole thing. Prelude: Apparently there was recently something called “Earth … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Fr. Murray on bombings, Easter and our Catholic identity

My buddy Fr. Gerald Murray – probably now the best priest commentator showing up on any TV channel or network – was on FNC this morning.  He commented on the bombings in Sri Lanka targeting churches and about the meaning of … Continue reading

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A good article in Crisis about France. Fr. Z adds a short rant.

From the onset I have hoped that the burning of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame will “spark” the Faith in Paris and in France.  And I don’t think that it is a mere “coincidence” that the famous church burned.   It may … Continue reading

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So a guy with gas cans walks into @StPatsNYC in Midtown Manhattan…

…. No!  Really! The NYPost reports – and I have verified through a NYPD source that this is for real – a guy with gas cans walked into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan today and got his crazy ass … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Interior of #NotreDame after the fire. WHEW!

This video… I hope it works… show the interior. It could have been a LOT worse! One thing that occurs to me is, Holy Cow! could our forebears build!  And, the sheer size of the place helped to isolate the … Continue reading

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VIDEO – The last rite in #NotreDame was… this?

I am not sure what the schedule was for Palm Sunday at Notre-Dame de Paris, but here is their video of Vespers. Just after this, the fire started. There are views of many things now destroyed… some marvelous, some dreadful. … Continue reading

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Fr. Z rants about #NotreDame fire and the Faith in the Church’s “eldest daughter”

  In 1 Peter 2:2-5 we read: As newborn babes, desire the rational milk without guile, that thereby you may grow unto salvation: If so be you have tasted that the Lord is sweet. Unto whom coming, as to a living stone, … Continue reading

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An early ALLELUIA for the vaulting of #NotreDame – It held!

The wooden roof over the stone vaulting of the nave of Notre-Dame of Paris burned and the great spire came down. But the vaulting held! Only a small part came down. Inside #NotreDame. Only a small part of the vault … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Benedict XVI’s 6000K word essay on The Present Crisis

I wrote a rapid reaction to Benedict XVI’s piece HERE. Here are some fuller, additional thoughts. Ratzinger/Benedict writes from a unique perspective of age and the experience of key positions in the Church from post-WWII directly through to the present.  … Continue reading

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A public “Amoris Laetitia” celebration of getting around adultery

It has been some time since we’ve looked into issues arising from the ambiguity laden Ch. 8 of Amoris laetitia.  Remember that those who wish to distort the words of the Lord and Catholic moral theology will read it one way, … Continue reading

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We need Forty Hours Devotion! Please, Fathers and Bishops!

I long for the return of the Forty Hours Devotion, Quarant’ore.    This devotion developed in time of necessity.  It is not a kind of long Corpus Christi.  It is not a long Holy Thursday.  It grew up to beg … Continue reading

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Vicious letter to a young, faithful priest

UPDATE 3 April 2019: There have been developments. I’ve seen two secular outlet stories. Daily Telegraph HERE and ABC HERE Fr. Rynne has been removed from his parish after a visitation by retired Bp. Peter Elliot. It also seems that Fr. … Continue reading

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FINALLY! Pres. Trump’s Exec. Order concerning EMP preparedness

FINALLY! Long-time readers here will recall that I’ve written on occasion about the devastation that a large Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) would cause.  A large enough EMP could take out much or all of the electrical grid that our lives have … Continue reading

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Dots to connect

Another post providing more dots to connect.  What they mean and how they line up and where they point… who knows.  I suspect that we are entering the phase when the Church will begin to shine with the light of … Continue reading

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George Weigel on “Two Georges” and future persecution

Do you remember what the late Card. George of Chicago said about future, successor bishops? George Weigel makes a connection is a recent piece. Makes you think. […] The acceleration of Cardinal George’s prediction of cardinals-in-jail should also give pause … Continue reading

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