Category Archives: The future and our choices

Newly born religious groups, strangled in their cradles

In July I wrote about a group in Ferrara (HERE) which, having great success, is being treated rather curiously by the local bishop.   The Priestly Brotherhood of the Family of Christ (FSFC) seems to be doing great things.
I read at … Continue reading

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Fast growth in Paganism, Wicca (the joke that is no joke)

The modern made up “wicca” and “witch” thing is a combination of laughably stupid hokum and spectacularly dangerous demonic infiltration.   The Enemy is perfectly fine with being involved with “games” (e.g., ouji, cards, etc) and this risible wicca rubbish, … Continue reading

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Priests and bishops who are probably going to Hell

There is a good piece at Crisis today about the Sacrament of Penance.  It touches on many issues, including availability of confession times, some poorly formed confessors who don’t acknowledge certain sins as sins, and the lack of support some … Continue reading

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After the funeral of @BishopMorlino of @MadisonDiocese

There are some good web pieces available about the funeral Mass of the late, great Extraordinary Ordinary, Bp. Robert Morlino of Madison.
One of the better is at CWR.  [UPDATE: Nothing at Fishwrap.  There is, however, a piece by Jesuit arguing … Continue reading

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And now a message from fictional priest Fr. Charles “Chuck” O’Malley

Now that I am at home and banged up, instead of on the road and banged up (that was not fun), I think I have some good evening viewing lined up.
There is a great article at The Catholic Sun about the … Continue reading

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An important moment for the US Church in the USA, in light of The Present Crisis.

I will keep saying it.
The passing and replacement of Bp. Robert Morlino is an important moment for the Church in the USA, particularly in light of The Present Crisis.
The Diocese of Madison has a page with links to some personal … Continue reading

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4 Dec: @BishopMorlino funeral broadcast on EWTN

The passing of Bp. Morlino – and the naming of his successor – is an important moment for the Church in the USA, particularly in light of The Present Crisis.
There has been quite a bit of even international coverage of … Continue reading

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Italian Press on the Extraordinary Ordinary @BishopMorlino

I keep coming back to the passing of Bp. Morlino, and not merely because of my personal connection.
The passing of Bp. Morlino – and the naming of his successor – is an important moment for the Church in the USA, … Continue reading

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Thoughts, deeds for @BishopMorlino. Your feedback, homework!

I am deeply moved by all the emails I have received after the too early passing of Bp. Robert Morlino of Madison, the Extraordinary Ordinary (the ExO).
People have written from all over the world.  They sense that this is an … Continue reading

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ESOLEN: 50 Years of Effete and Infertile Liturgical Culture Is Enough

Anthony Esolen, author of the new book Nostalgia (BUY IT NOW! US HERE – UK HERE) has a column describing the dangerous roll of the dice it is to find a place to go to Sunday Mass when away from home … Continue reading

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Sweden has started “chipping” its residents

From Fabiosa:
Have you ever thought that the science fiction film gadgets would be accessible in real life? And we aren’t talking about computers and mobile phones. Where some people are pleased and delighted about the advent of new technologies, others … Continue reading

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More garbage from Germany: Communion for Protestants

That caput malorum omnium, Germany, has produced another nasty that will take years of effort to clean up, if it can ever be cleaned up.
LifeSite has it.  A German bishop, Felix Genn of Münster, published
a guide about the pastoral care for married … Continue reading

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VIDEO: A few good men and The Present Crisis

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The effect of the Extraordinary Form on vocations to the priesthood

From a reader…
In recent weeks I recall reading here and elsewhere some encouraging speculation and projections about the numbers of vocations produced by traditional vs. non-traditional types of communities. I’ve discovered that my parish seems to support those projections. We … Continue reading

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To Prelates: “Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining.”

I’ve just spent a few minutes in a hard-hitting piece about The Present Crisis at Crisis.  Here are a couple of outstanding paragraphs.
The apostle Paul certainly saw the redemptive side of scandal and division: “For there must be factions among you … Continue reading

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