Category Archives: The future and our choices

ASK FATHER: Can we ask God to strike down enemies?

From a reader: Is it a sin to ask God to strike down an enemy of the Church? Christ the Lord has commanded us to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). Love for “enemy” comes in different forms.  It can be expressed … Continue reading

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Facebook locks out Catholic priest Msgr. Charles Pope, for being a “Monsignor”

I think I may have mentioned my plan to change legally my first name to “Monsignor”, ’cause that’s about the only way I’ll ever get the title. Irony abounds around my friend Msgr. Charles Pope, in Washington DC, a fine pastor and … Continue reading

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Does Pope Francis strike you as being easily scared?

I saw this at The Telegraph: Donald Trump to the Pope: ‘Isil wants to get you’ Donald Trump says he would not allow the Pope to criticise capitalism if they were to meet face to face, and would scare him … Continue reading

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What to do if – when – there are no hosts for Mass?

Did you see this? I want you to get your heads into a mental place where, in an economic collapse or some other kind of catastrophic situation, wheat flour and wine are scarce. Sometimes when I write in a dystopian … Continue reading

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The Flag, Pope Francis, Cuba and Religious Freedom

Look… Pope’s meet with all sorts of people.  That said, I direct your attention to a piece at USA Today by Nichols Hahn of Real Clear Religion.  My emphases. Havana’s U.S. flag no victory for pope: Column Secretary of State John Kerry’s … Continue reading

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Bp. Kagan (D. Bismarck): Statement on Boy Scouts decision on homosexuals

Fr. Z kudos to His Excellency Most Rev. David D. Kagan, Bishop of Bismarck. From the diocesan website of Bismarck: Letter from Bishop: Decision on Boy Scouts of America August 3, 2015 Dear Faithful Catholics of the Diocese of Bismarck, … Continue reading

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Prep Wednesday: All Bleeding Stops – Spiritual and Physical “Blow Out Kits”

The analogy of the Church Militant as a spiritual field hospital is pretty good, provided that we remember that in field hospitals lots of people don’t make it. We are like pilgrim soldiers in the Church Militant, on the march to our … Continue reading

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ROME: “Shadow Synod” II September 10-12

I received word of a conference coming up in Rome.  The conference is clearly part of an organized effort to influence the proceedings of the upcoming Synod of Bishop on the family… and not in a good way.   This … Continue reading

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Las Cruces, NM: Bombs set off at Catholic and Baptist churches

From WSPA.com: LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Officials say there have been reports of explosions at two Las Cruces churches. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office say they have bomb squads at the scenes of the two churches. At the time of Sunday … Continue reading

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1 August – Seven Holy Maccabees & St. Peter in Chains: Wherein there is cool Catholic stuff

I am sure you already know that today, in the new, Ordinary Form, calendar, is the feast of St. Alphonsus Maria de’Liguori, the bishop and doctor of the Church so famous for his contributions to moral theology. However, today is … Continue reading

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