Category Archives: The future and our choices

“I learned that when a person has decided to destroy you, he has no lack of words, spite, and hypocrisy”

Inspired by something sent to me today from a Twitter feed.  [UPDATE It’s also quoted by Matthew Schmitz at the Catholic Herald in June 2017 in a round up article about how much people hate Card. Sarah and the amazingly … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s May 2017 talk about diabolical forces in the Church

A friend in England alerted me to this video of a speech given in Rome last May by His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke.
The Cardinal speaks, inter alia, of diabolical forces that have entered the Church in our time.
Contrast Card. … Continue reading

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Cri de Coeur: What recourse do we laypeople have?

This cri de coeur comes from a comment under another entry.
And what recourse do we laypeople have?  Do we just have to sit around and remain silent because we do not have proper authority to speak up?
Priests and bishops are … Continue reading

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Polish Soldier

On the Feast of the Holy Rosary, Poles went to the borders to pray in a great Rosary chain for the protection of their nation.
Today, on rising, I was greeted with this great image of a Polish soldier burning an ISIS … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s smashing @Buckfast_Abbey talk on Message of Fatima

There is a video of the talk, but the audio is really bad.  So, I extracted the audio from the video and cleaned it up.
Wanna hear it?  It’s classic Burke and hard hitting.
There is a LifeSite story about the talk.  … Continue reading

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The Steamroller of Ambiguity and the Long Term. Wherein @FatherZ rants.

Many these days feel a little helpless as the lib Steamroller of Ambiguity squishes sickeningly forward, reducing clarity to an amorphous goo of permissive self-justification.
What can we do?
Feel helpless no longer.
You have at your disposal – 24/7 – powerful arms against the Enemy … Continue reading

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The recent Jesuit-run Boston College conference on ‘Amoris Laetitia’

The recent Jesuit-run Boston College conference on the reception of Amoris Laetitia in these USA seems to have been intended as a closed workshop on how to “struggle” (in the Cultural Revolution sense) against the Four Olds (in this case, Familiaris Consortio, … Continue reading

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A “cri de coeur”: Fr Z responds with a strong suggestion.

I had a note, really a cri de coeur, from a reader who said that she feels as if she and other good and innocent people in the Church today are undergoing one terror attack after another against our Catholic … Continue reading

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The Coming Storm

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, I saw this:
London commuters ran onto the tracks after a man began reciting Bible verses out loud
Commuters on one of London’s busiest rail routes forced open the doors on a rush … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 156 – Josef Seifert on The Persecution of Orthdoxy

Today at First Things there is a powerful and persuasive piece by Josef Seifert, former Dietrich von Hildebrand Chair of Realist Phenomenology at the International Academy of Philosophy in Spain.
It is clear that there is now a not so subtle persecution … Continue reading

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REASON #1883 for Summorum Pontificum!

We need a fuller, wider more dedicated implementation of Benedict XVI’s great gift to the Church, Summorum Pontificum.
Why?
Via CARA on Twitter:

US Catholics haven’t become more religiously active with age. Stay with habits of young adulthood. Other Christians have become more … Continue reading

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#LasVegasShooting – Wherein Fr. Z rants.

For some days now I have been avoiding watching news and news commentary shows, etc.  So, through a look at my Twitter feed earlier today, I learned of the horrifying events in Las Vegas.
The usual hysteria is now pouring forth … Continue reading

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A hellish enemy is at work in the Church

On this beautiful Feast of our Guardian angels, we must remember the invisible role they inevitably play in our lives.  On a plane of being that we humans cannot sense, the holy angels thwart the attacks of hellish fallen angels, bent on our … Continue reading

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Bullying @NCRonline calls for opposing voices to be “neutralized”

The root of “liberal” is Latin liber, meaning “free”.  Hence, “liberals”: “Those with whom you are free to agree.”
God help you if you don’t.
At the National Sodomitic Reporter (aka Fishwrap), there is an editorial which reeks of the lib modus … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay about the #FilialCorrection

SSPX Superior Bp. Bernard Fellay signed the Correctio Filialis.  Libs pounced.
“OMG!”, they sneered, “The correction is so baaaad because an SSPX guy signed it!”, which you will immediately recognize as a really powerful argument.
Bp. Fellay explains why he signed.
From the site … Continue reading

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