Category Archives: The future and our choices

That tragic Portland parish, the mistreatment of the priest. Fr. Z’s solution: “Let’s make a deal!”

I have been wanting to post something about this ever since I heard about it, days ago.  Others have done yeoman’s work to cover it.  For example, LifeSite. The bare bones: At an ultra-liberal parish in Portland – and that … Continue reading

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Is cutting off the money the way to go?

The other day, I posted a question from a reader about a priest who had, for the second year, put out a “gay” flag at the parish for Hubris Week.  HERE I suggest that, in a situation like this where satisfaction … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: @BishopBarron on the Pew Research and lack of belief in the Eucharist. Fr. Z rants a little and issues an invitation.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Bishop Barron has a video reacting to the Pew Research saying that 75% of Catholics think the Blessed Sacrament is just a symbol.  He talks about the failure of catechetics and educators and that social justice … Continue reading

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The latest podcast on the upcoming Synod from Damian, Unbound. “@HolySmoke” is right!

Damian is Unbound. Go right away to Damian Thompson’s latest podcast, an interview with Ed Condon. Damn! The synod and the sex scandal: two time bombs threatening Pope Francis’s moral authority His comments and Condon’s comments on the upcoming Synod … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why didn’t Benedict XVI say the #TLM? How can we get one? What does the future look like?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Thank you for your blog. I get so much from it! Never stop! I know you like one question at a time, but maybe you’ll do this. I heard a podcast at 1 Peter 5 with … Continue reading

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Shoot up in Philadelphia – cops injured. I’m a simple guy and I’m worried.

I spent a lot of my youth in squad cars, police stations and jails. Before, you libs nod and sputter, “That explains a lot.  That’s why you HATE VATICAN II!” My folks were cops. I grew up surrounded by cops, … Continue reading

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A Black Mass in the Vatican at the time of Vatican II?

From Crisis, ever more valuable. Fetid Fruits of the Black Mass THOM NICKELS The writer refers to various diabolical phenomena, including that which requires exorcism and the so-called Black Mass.  I wrote on this HERE. As if he were reading … Continue reading

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14 Aug -St. Maximilian Kolbe, priest, martyr, #HamRadio operator, intercede for dissident ‘c’atholic media! #CQ

Today, 14 August, is the Vigil of the Assumption.  It is also the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest put to death at Auschwitz. St. Maximilian Kolbe, has a special relevance for Catholic media. I would ask all … Continue reading

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BOOK : A guide for forming Catholic gentlemen and future priests – and a mini rant.

A prelude. I treasure a copy of a French book of etiquette from long lost decades, Le Livre D’Or Du Savoir-Vivre. Dictionnaire Illustre De La Politesse.  It’s an informative hoot, since much of what it contains is seemingly outdated and, … Continue reading

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@CCPecknold writes on belief in the Eucharist and Fr. Z rants at length

I need seminarians and young (especially) priests to pay attention to this. Chad Pecknold, contributing editor at the Catholic Herald (where I have a weekly column), is articulate, bring and right. He manifests these attributes much to the dismay of … Continue reading

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Bishops and the Internet – positive developments

Recently, His Excellency Most Reverend Donald Hying, Bishop of Madison, has been issuing brief – a just a couple minutes at a time – video messages via YouTube.  He’ll tackle a topic in a single spot or in a short … Continue reading

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More on the systematic attack on John Paul II’s Magisterium. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

A systematic attack is being waged on the teaching legacy of John Paul II.  Without fail, also look at THIS about the “purge” of the last remaining “Wojtylians”. The latest front in the attack is the intentional demolition of the Institute … Continue reading

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PROPONITUR: Retired military chaplains – using the Vetus Ordo – form an Oratory.

I have a radical idea.  It keeps popping into my head.  I think that means that I’m being prompted from upstairs to post it. PROPONITUR: Half a dozen retired military chaplains – who want to use the Vetus Ordo 95% of the … Continue reading

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UPDATED – IMPORTANT – John Paul Institute 2.0 and the systematic purge of the last remaining “Wojtylians”

UPDATE 30 July 2019 Folks, this is a “big deal”. What’s being done to the John Paul II Institute is emblematic of what is happening – and is going to happen – in Rome and in the rest of the … Continue reading

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Surviving and thriving in the Demographic Disaster we face as a Church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The article I read at Crisis, to which I will soon turn my attention below, has the ring of truth. But first, some scene-setting. In these USA, we as a Church are like band of adventurers on the march towards … Continue reading

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