Category Archives: The future and our choices

#PreSynod #Synod2018 Young People document rigged against requests for traditional worship?

The Chant Cafe has a fascinating note from the “preparatory” young people pre-Synod confab.
Is the Vatican listening to young people?
by Kathleen Pluth
A member of the preparatory commission reflects:
On the journey, I checked in with the online community in the Pre-Synod … Continue reading

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Tucker Carlson’s series on plight of men in America, disastrous consequences for society

Last night Tucker Carlson had another segment on in his series about what’s going on with the situation of men in these USA. This is sobering stuff. We need a wide national dialogue about this. We need … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Form “raises the bar”

At the National Catholic Register there is an interview with the head of Juventutem, Bertalan Kiss, about young people, the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite and how progressive they and it are.   He spoke with Ed Pentin in Rome during … Continue reading

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The fruits of dumbing everything down, down, ever down.

Over at my old stomping ground, The Wanderer, there is a good piece by Chris Montesano which uses as its springboard the shooting at the school in Florida.  Along the way he quoted Book IX of Plato’s Republic:
“The teacher fears and … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2018 30 – Thursday in the 4th Week of Lent: Priests and confidence

Today is Thursday in the 4th Week of Lent.   The Roman Station is Ss Silvestro e Martino ai monti. 
In gratitude especially to benefactors who help me and this blog, during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute daily podcasts to encourage … Continue reading

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Priestly Feedback: “entirely familiar realm in an entirely hostile world”

Some feedback from a priest, reacting to my post: ASK FATHER: Mass without proper gear? Pusillanimous stingy ignorant pride.
I am writing simply to share with you my reaction to the four videos you posted showing Masses offered in difficult (to say … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: What’s being done to men? Systemic attacks on masculinity.

I urge everyone to watch this segment on the status quaestionis of MEN in these USA. For decades there has been an open war on boys, men, masculinity. This has had devastating effects on society at large and on … Continue reading

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Jesuit Amerika Magazine laments: “Where are the millennial Catholic activists?” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Jesuit-run (hence confused) Amerika Magazine has posted a lament: “Where are the millennial Catholic activists?”
The head-scratching writer is bumfuzzled. Protests for favored lib causes are drawing people with lots of gray hair. Where are the young, social media savvy protesters?
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CAVIEZEL: You weren’t made to ‘fit in’… BE SAINTS!

No young person wants to follow an uncertain trumpet.
Here is a good video to rise to as the morning gets underway.
Actor Jim Caviezel speaking at Stuebenville. Posted at LifeSite.

¡Hagan lío!

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ASK FATHER: USCCB urges Catholics to call officials about DACA. If I don’t, do I sin?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
As you are probably aware, the USCCB has declared this Monday, February 26 to be a call-in day for DACA, and is urging Catholics to call their congressmen in support of the DREAMERs. On some other Catholic sites people have started … Continue reading

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