Category Archives: The future and our choices

“Not all is well, nor should we pretend that it is — even if this means abandoning the ‘new Pentecost’ narrative of Vatican II”

At NLM, Peter Kwasniewski has a good piece. Here’s how it begins (with my emphases and comments): Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI frequently acknowledged that the Church is in a state of serious crisis. [Is there any … Continue reading

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The Religion of Peace 102: Dawa

Today at The Catholic Thing there is useful information about Islam and its tenets. Is “Dawa” in your vocabulary? So, what do you know about dawa? You know what jihad is, and what sharia is. That is Islamic vocabulary 101. … Continue reading

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The penny dropped for another musician

The penny dropped for another musician. At increasingly useful Crisis today I read a piece by a musician about the state of church music today.  His summary: disaster resulted from the degradation of sacred worship in Latin.   Of course it … Continue reading

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Your View From The Pew: SSPX Chapel

UPDATE: I’ve been informed that this is not an SSPX chapel, but rather an FSSP chapel! And yet my sentiments stand. ___ I had an interesting series of texts this morning from a friend in New Jersey. First, he sent … Continue reading

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Catholic Herald on recent SSPX developments

The editorial at the beginning of this week’s print edition of the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly.  

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PHILIPPINES: Muslim terrorists kidnap Catholic priest, 13 others at cathedral

I haven’t read much about this in the news, have you?  The Religion of Peace is at work in the Philippines. From a reader… The reason for the email is a story coming out of the Philippines. Muslims kidnapped a … Continue reading

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About Manchester and other terrorist attacks – a couple of rants and ACTION ITEM!

My heart goes out to the people harmed in the recent terror attack in Manchester, England. As the usual reportage goes on, I’ve been getting messages on my phone from a friend which underscore something important not being well addressed … Continue reading

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Formation of a new “Latin Mass Society of Central NJ”

For a while now, I’ve been working with the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison. Since I’ve been mentioning it on the blog, I’ve received notes from all over that people are forming their own societies where they … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on Card. Coccopalermio’s odd utterings about validity of sacraments

Today at TCT my friend Fr. Murray drills into the implications of Card. Coccopalmerio’s stunning statements which undermine our understanding of sacraments. Coccopalmerio characterized the Church’s teaching on the question of Anglican orders as follows: “We have had, and we … Continue reading

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More love from the Religion of Peace

From Jihad Watch: Mexico: Muslim stabs priest at the altar of Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral […] “A French Muslim stabs a priest in the cathedral of Mexico,” translated from “Un musulmán francés apuñala a un sacerdote en la catedral de México,” … Continue reading

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An “imperialism of novelty”

Peter Kwasniewski at NLM has a thoughtful piece, with which I agree, about trend over time in the celebration of the Novus Ordo.  When there are options provided, there seems to be an expectation that the least traditional option will be … Continue reading

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“If modern feminists truly knew the fundamental values Catholic priests are called to embrace…”

The other day I read about another dreadfully misguided and spiritually dangerous fraud perpetrated in North Carolina, another fake “ordination” of a woman.   Women, of course, cannot every be ordained to any of the Holy Orders (that includes diaconate). … Continue reading

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A college campus chapel goes ‘ad orientem’

Our leaders and pastors must open their eyes to the obvious. For your Brick By Brick file from a reader… I wanted to email you and let you know some good developments at the Newman Center at Wichita State University. … Continue reading

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Archd. Kansas City breaks with Girl Scouts, tied to Big Business Abortion provider Planned Parenthood, etc.

I was alerted to a statement (HERE) from His Excellency Most Reverend Joseph Naumann that the Archdiocese of Kansas City (Kansas) is instructing parishes to cut their ties with the Girl Scouts because of their support of Big Business Abortion – Planned … Continue reading

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“Things have gone terribly, terribly wrong.”

The other day, I posted a thought about a ridiculous claim (HERE).  I wrote: There is no lack of priestly vocations where bishops are capable of projecting solid clerical identity and where they teach perennial Catholic truth in charity and in … Continue reading

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