Category Archives: The future and our choices

Wherein Fr. Z responds to some points made by Bp. McElroy

In the English speaking world, in the wake of the withdrawal of speaking gig invitations to Jesuit Father James Martin, Jesuits and their allies have coagulated.  They now pour it on,  to create a critical mass of hatred against those Catholics who stick up for … Continue reading

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Bullying the little guy.

For decade after decade a liberal elite dominated the mass media. People hardly knew it, the domination was so pervasive and complete.  Then, slowly but surely, a few conservatives clawed their way past the massive machine of opposition.   So, it … Continue reading

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Please! Attack some more!

The hijinx continues.  Today I was alerted to an attack on my sacred person, et alibi, at the site of La Croix International by Massimo “Beans” Faggioli of ultra-lib Villanova.  His purple patch and over the top notions suggest that he is … Continue reading

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Excerpt from a conference Card. Caffarra was slated to give

At Rorate there is an extract from a text that the late, great – and already deeply missed – Carlo Card. Caffarra would have delivered to a conference in Milan on 10 Sept 2017. Some time ago, there fell into … Continue reading

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12 Sept 1683: The Battle of Vienna and the Holy Name of Mary

The Holy Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire were at war.  Vienna had been under siege for months.  On 11 September a coalition of Christian forces, a Holy League blessed by Bl. Pope Innocent XI, arrived with Jan III Sobieski, … Continue reading

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A heterogeneous catalyst has been increased in the Church

You have to have your feet… knees planted firmly on the ground these days to maintain equilibrium as the atmosphere becomes more and more toxic. Stay close to the Sacraments. The Belgian “We Kill You™” Brothers of Charity, are defying … 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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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 … Continue reading

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Speaking of the Prayer For Vocations…

UPDATE: ORIGINAL TEXT HERE From a priest in the UK… We have printed the Vocations Prayer you recommended for our parish in three designs and we say it at Mass every Sunday, and I also use it at Benediction during … 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 … 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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REQUEST TO READERS: Good books for new fathers to be

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, my wife and I are expecting our first child, and I wondered if you could recommend any good, solid books for new Catholic fathers please? Congratulations! Good question. I’ll open this to the readership. Meanwhile, … 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 … 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. ____ 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 … Continue reading

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