Category Archives: The future and our choices

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 travelled to Japan … 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, I received a good book for … 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 or advise … 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.
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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 of Catholic composer Sir … Continue reading

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To the defeatists

Some years back, 19 March 2013 to be exact, I published here a manifesto entitled “Dear Traditionalists” to which I return from time to time. I still adhere to it.
In that piece I featured a photo of aspiring Navy SEALs … Continue reading

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Some good things are happening

I have had notes from reader about good things going on.
First, I call your attention to a good initiative in the Diocese of Burlington (Vermont).  A new group has been established called the St. Philip Neri Latin Mass Chaplaincy.   I … Continue reading

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Fr. de Souza responds to responses about “reconciliation” of newer and traditional Forms of the Roman Rite

UPDATE 26 July:
Joseph Shaw of the LMS posted a response to Fr. de Souza’s response to us, who responded… etc.  HERE
___ Originally Published on: Jul 25, 2017 @ 11:14
Some discussion about the “mutual enrichment” hoped for and promoted by Benedict XVI with Summorum Pontificum has … Continue reading

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Female altar servers up, ordinations down

In once-Catholic Austria, now female altarettes outnumber male servers.  HERE
Nearly a quarter century after the practice of female altar servers became licit, 55% of Austria’s 45,000 altar servers are girls, according to statistics published by the Archdiocese of Vienna.
In addition, … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z endorses Fr. Cipolla’s call to ACTION!

Though some of the Rorate folks have waged a bit of a war on me, I have tried occasionally to acknowledge their good contributions.  I was sent a link to one contribution which I would like to endorse.
Fr. Richard Cipolla, pastor … Continue reading

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Jesuit @AntonioSpadaro, Jesuit-run Civiltà Cattolica attacks Americans

By now you may have seen the attack on Americans – conservative Americans and traditional Catholic Americans – in what some people consider a semi-official publication of the Holy See Civiltà Cattolica (now aka Inciviltà cattolica).  The title in English: “Evangelical Fundamentalism and … Continue reading

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UK’s CH: Can anything stop Catholic infighting?

At the site of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a preview article from their upcoming 14 July number which merits your attention. I ingested it with great interest along with my at least quadruple espresso ristretto this … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT – READ THIS: What is the appeal to “build a bridge” really about?

I’ve argued here that the homosexualist agenda has been patiently engaged for a long time and is still reaching for that brass ring.
The homosexualists have slowly been shifting the language about deviant same-sex acts and those who regularly commit them.  Through the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and Pope Benedict on Europe’s future

Pope Francis gave an interview to the 93 year old atheist Eugenio Scalfari who, when he was young, was a Fascist and then later a Socialist and, in previous interviews with the Pope didn’t take notes or make recordings.
In La … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Corruption, sodomy, drugs, infidelity… How can we trust anything from Rome? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE:
Feedback from a reader…
In a recent post, you respond to a question about the distress that is caused by the latest homosexual scandal in the Vatican. You pointed out that the enemy will attack, “in particular,” those who have influence over others. Among … Continue reading

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