Category Archives: The future and our choices

We are at a “precarious moment in our history” when churches must speak truth to power

As baptized Catholics we have a role and work to do in the world, each according to our vocations.  We must affect change… as Catholics. How can we imagine that we can do that if we don’t have a clear … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Another priest kidnapped after two were murdered

Recently two priests in Mexico were kidnapped and killed. Now I read that another priest in Mexico is missing. Via Crux: Another Catholic priest in Mexico kidnapped, remains missing Coming on the heels of the kidnapping and murder of two Catholic … Continue reading

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Trump campaign forms Catholic advisory group

Once again, I would vote for the corpse of Millard Fillmore to keep the treacherous Hillary Clinton out of the White House. By posting this, I am not thereby publicly endorsing a candidate.  However, I find it interesting that the Trump … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to “steel ourselves” and not come down off from our crosses?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father Z, In your post regarding the 18th Sunday after Pentecost you advised us to steel ourselves and not come down off from our crosses. Would you be so kind as to offer some specific … Continue reading

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Recent Islamic terror attacks in NYC and Minnesota

I have tangential connections to the place where the recent Islamic terror bomb was planted in New York City and to the city where the Islamic terrorists stabbed people in a mall in my native Minnesota. First, I went to St. Cloud … Continue reading

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¡Viva Cristo Rey! Mexican bishop persecuted by homosexualists

It’s coming. It it time to take  “¡Hagan lío!” to another step. From LifeSite: Mexican bishop says he’ll evangelize in prison if he’s locked up for ‘homophobia’ September 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Catholic bishop of Cuernavaca, Mexico, is being investigated … Continue reading

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US admits Muslim Syrian refugees but bars Christians?

From Spero News: The U.S. bars Christian, not Muslim, refugees from Syria The title of this blog post–The United States Bars Christian, Not Muslim, Refugees From Syria–will strike many readers as ridiculous. But the numbers tell a different story: The … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Parish prayer effort to beg protection from Islamic terror. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I will appreciate your help in leading me to a prayer to protect us from terrorism (specifically Muslim, if possible) that can be recited by our parish weekly during these threatening times. I do this at the behest of … Continue reading

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Would the young Joseph Ratzinger – or I – have had the same reaction if….

As I often write, we are our rites. In the new interview book with Peter Seewald, Benedict XVI was asked how the son of a Bavarian policeman became a priest. I have a measure of sympathy with Benedict’s answer. I, too, … Continue reading

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Would Millard Fillmore’s VP pick be preferable to Tim Kaine?

As I have often said and written, I would vote for the corpse of Millard Filmore (the last Whig President and an anti-Catholic No Nothing) to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House. And now, with Tim Kaine (can. … Continue reading

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PARIS: Notre Dame Terror Suspect Engaged To Murderer of Fr. Hamel

This is interesting. Remember, this is coming your way wherever you are. From Sky News: Paris Terror Plot Suspect Was Engaged To Priest Killer A woman accused of plotting a Paris rail station bombing was legedly linked to a man … Continue reading

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Catholics! WAKE UP!

This leaves me disappointed and, frankly, disgusted. From The Spectator: Hillary’s Catholic Con Barack Obama won a majority of the Catholic vote both in 2008 and 2012. Hillary Clinton, according to pollsters, is poised to do the same. She is leading … Continue reading

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UK: Clergy warned not to wear distinctive collars

It’s coming to a neighborhood near you. Via Express: Vicars told ‘don’t wear dog collars in public’ over fears jihadists are planning attacks Worries knife-wielding ISIS jihadists will target churches were raised by experts and revealed by churchmen. New counter-terrorism … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How are we supposed to remain Catholic these days?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: How are we supposed to remain Catholic in these days? A commission to study women deacons, after 2-3 previous studies said no? Beg forgiveness from gays? As if the Church was ever wrong to oppose the vice I’ve … Continue reading

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INDONESIA: Wannabe ISIS terrorist stabs priest, fails with bomb

In case you haven’t seen it yet at the Daily Mail: Terror in Indonesia: Axe-wielding ISIS jihadi, 18, stabs Catholic priest, 60, before trying to blow up hundreds of worshippers during Sunday Mass JIhadi, 18, tried to set off homemade … Continue reading

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