Category Archives: The future and our choices

The future of the Church (hint – NOT #Synod2018)

The demographics of the Church are on the move, at least in these USA.  We will, in the next few years, witness a dramatic drop in numbers of those who bother with the Church at all.  Everything will have to … Continue reading

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Dodging Global Extinction Events

These days it is hard to look around and not wonder if we are at last really in the End Times.  We seems to be experiencing the Great Falling Away.  Signs and signs and signs of faster and faster autodestruction … Continue reading

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The unhinged Left now turns to satanism, witchcraft to fight Pres. Trump, Justice Kavanaugh

Under another post I mentioned something about libs, Dems, turning to witchcraft to fight Pres. Trump.
Several of you have sent notes about a plan for “witches” to gather in Brooklyn and… and… sorry, I just had an image of hipster … Continue reading

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Francis accepted Card. Wuerl’s two year old resignation, wrote him a Letter

Today at last Francis accepted the heavily embroiled Card. Wuerl’s resignation.
Card. Wuerl turned 75 over two years ago. As the law requires he was to submit his resignation.    It was not accepted at the time.  Wuerl submitted another in … Continue reading

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Advice for #Synod2018 about young people and traditional liturgy

Julian Kwasniewski (any relation to…?   Nah… couldn’t be…) interviewed Archp. Sample of Portland and the transcript of the interview is parked at NLM.   The interview took place last June.
Archbp. Sample talks about why young people are attracted to traditional liturgical … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I struggle with despair at the future of the Church.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am blessed to attend a beautiful Extraordinary Form Mass each Sunday, offered by devout, orthodox priests. I go to confession regularly and make every effort to lead a good Christian life.
Yet, I struggle with despair at the … Continue reading

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The Negative Power of Silence

Perhaps you have the same reaction that I have.  One of the things that provokes in me the worst sort of anxiety is being told that something is up, but not being told what it is.  For example, you are … Continue reading

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Card. Ouellet’s Letter to Archbp. Viganò about the #ViganoTestimony

The Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops wrote an Open Letter to Archbp. Viganò, once the Nuncio to these USA.  As you know, Archbp. Viganò released a “Testimony“.   Then he went into hiding, for good reason.
In the sequel to the Testimony, … Continue reading

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#Synod2018 – Wherein Fr. Z rants

“For God so loved the world that He did not send a committee.”
“If I ought to write the truth, I am of the mind that I ought to flee all meetings of bishops, because I have never seen any happy … Continue reading

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Does the new Statement of the Holy See about McCarrick address the root problem? #sodoclericalism

A statement about McCarrick from the Holy See. HERE  My emphases.
Comunicato della Santa Sede, 06.10.2018
Traduzione in lingua inglese
After the publication of the accusations regarding the conduct of Archbishop Theodore Edgar McCarrick, the Holy Father Pope Francis, aware of and concerned … Continue reading

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Division, division and more satanic division

I have over the last weeks watched the Kavanaugh hearings.  This morning I listened to speeches of Senators before the cloture vote.  The cloture vote passed and the vote to confirm Kavanaugh’s nomination to SCOTUS will take place in some … Continue reading

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A well-funded lay watchdog group to investigate all the Cardinals. All of them.

 
UPDATE 2 Oct:
I received an email from the operations director of this new group.  His corrections to the CRUX piece are worth noting:
Dear Fr Z,
My name is Jacob Imam and I’m the operations director of Better Church Governance. I’m thankful … Continue reading

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Splendid Gregorian chant of Litany of Loreto

In my surfing about this morning, I found a stupendous recording of the Gregorian chant  version of the Litany of Loreto sung by all women.
The chant is easy.  This could be done in parishes.
First, I think that Gregorian chant sung … Continue reading

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29 Sept: Feast of Angels (and chapel veils)

In these days of The Present Crisis a few bishops took a step towards sanity and asked their people once again to pray the St. Michael Prayer after Mass.
I think we should bring the Leonine Prayers back… all of them. … Continue reading

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Watching the #KavanaughHearings

Yesterday I watched the Kavanaugh Senate hearing.  There were some important moments, including the fact that Kavanaugh arrived wearing his game face and Sen. Graham gave the Dems a piece of his mind.   Turning points, both.
Amusing moments: Sen. Whitehouse … Continue reading

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