Category Archives: The future and our choices

Peters on Allen on Francis’s silence on abortion, etc.

You heard, I’me sure, about the huge lay-run “Family Day” event in Rome that drew vast crowds from all over the peninsula to the City. Pope Francis and the Italian bishops were un-involved and even silent about this big and important manifestation … Continue reading

FacebookEmailPinterestGoogle GmailShare/Bookmark
Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Pope Francis, Sin That Cries To Heaven, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, What are they REALLY saying? | Tagged , , , | 25 Comments

PODCAzT 140: Paul VI’s 1966 Letter Sacrificium laudis on the use of Latin and Gregorian chant by religious

It has been quite awhile since I made a PODCAzT, over a year, if you don’t count the offerings during Advent and Lent. I was inspired to get back into it by something I saw at the website of the … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, PODCAzT, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

20 Jan 1981: Ronald Reagan takes oath of office – Iran releases hostages

Sometimes post hoc ergo propter hoc is not a fallacy. From History: Minutes after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration as the 40th president of the United States, the 52 U.S. captives held at the U.S. embassy in Teheran, Iran, are released, ending the 444-day … Continue reading

Posted in Linking Back, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Religion of Peace | 2 Comments

To those who muse that “Such a thing could never happen again!”, I respond, “You’re idiots.”

Last night I finished  Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler.  It is engrossing. You might recall that the other day I posted – from the book – about a group of ex-priests who formed a unit with … Continue reading

Posted in Semper Paratus, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged , | 36 Comments

Thief with a gun in a Milwaukee parish church

In a church in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, a man attempted to steal a couple purses, said he had a gun, and was taken down by an off-duty police officer.   HERE […] Capt. Adlam said the robbery “would appear … Continue reading

Posted in Going Ballistic, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged | 1 Comment

Card. Rodriguez: Pope Francis v. the homosexual lobby

UPDATE 15 Jan: In the combox, below, someone brought up a piece by John Allen at Crux about this.  HERE I don’t look at Crux much anymore, so I was happy for the heads up.   In his piece Allen … Continue reading

Posted in Liberals, Linking Back, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Sin That Cries To Heaven, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged , | 18 Comments

ASK FATHER: Can a bishop forbid open carry of guns in states where it is legal?

UPDATE 14 Jan: At A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics there is an interesting reaction to the Diocese of Dallas’ new policy about guns.  A couple of the posts there touch on this topic, as a matter of fact. One … Continue reading

Posted in Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , | 87 Comments

Brick by Brick. TLM by TLM.

There is a bit of head scratching going on in traditional circles about whether attendance at TLMs has either hit a plateau or, like Sisyphus’ rock, is rolling backwards. Here is post from the charming and erudite Prof. Joseph Shaw of England’s … Continue reading

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, "How To..." - Practical Notes, Be The Maquis, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The future and our choices | Tagged , , | 24 Comments

The “Long War” we are completely unready to fight

I bring to the readership’s attention a fascinating speech at Breitbart by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in December 2015 at National Defense University about the “Long War” we are facing and our spectacular lack of preparation for … Continue reading

Posted in Semper Paratus, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Religion of Peace | Tagged | 14 Comments

Special weapons training offered to pastors, security teams

Following up on the issue of security in our churches in this age of growing uncertainty, a reader sent the following from KNOE 8 NEWS: OPSO offers gun training to churches WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) – The Ouachita … Continue reading

Posted in Going Ballistic, Semper Paratus, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged , | 40 Comments