Category Archives: The future and our choices

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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The war on John Paul II’s Magisterium: Veritatis splendor

From Sandro Magister.
Müller Out. But the Real Attack Is Against “Veritatis Splendor”
On Sunday, July 2, the very day on which Pope Francis removed Cardinal Gerhard L. Müller as prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith, from all the Catholic … Continue reading

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CRISIS: A reflection on differences of the Novus Ordo and Traditional Roman Rite

From the useful Crisis with my emphases and comments:
Worship Worthy of God
MICHAEL J. ORTIZ
July 7 is [already!] the tenth anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum, a decree that allows priests to celebrate the form of the liturgy of the … Continue reading

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The latest SCOTUS decision affirming Religious Liberty – Trinity Lutheran v. Comer

At Crisis there is a masterful explanation of the most recent US Supreme Court decision which upheld (7-2) religious liberty.
On days like today, we need some GOOD news.
I won’t do anything with it here.  You should go there and read … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: When do traditional Catholics throw in the towel?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have been engaged in a deep theological and spiritual crisis for 10 years now, struggling to remain Catholic or finally cross the Bosphorus and convert to Orthodoxy. [pffffft] It seems that with every passing day, Modern Catholicism … Continue reading

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VIDEO Edward Pentin and Fr. Murray on the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals

Here is a great video for your information.
Ed Pentin, arguably the best English-language Vaticanista in Rome right now is interviewed.
Fr. Murray begins his remarks at 10:00 (don’t miss it).

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BUX “We are in a full crisis of faith!” Wherein Fr. Z muses on the times.

Some of you will remember those commercials years ago where some guys, sitting with friends is a loud restaurant, says something like, “My broker is Joe Bagofdonuts.  Joe says…”, and suddenly the entire restaurant is dead still with everyone leaning … Continue reading

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More concerning the alleged “commission” to reinterpret ‘Humanae vitae’

Andrea Gagliarducci has a thought provoking offering for his weekly Vatican Monday.
He raises the question of who will defend the legacy, the magisterium of Pope John Paul II.
He writes about the Left, liberal sex-obsessed agenda: Humanae vitae and those issues that … Continue reading

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Disaster in liberal Germany leads to massive parish crisis closures

By their fruits…
From this story at volksfreund.de It looks as if the German Diocese of Trier will reduce the number of parishes from 887 to 35.
Dear readers, parishes are not the sole responsibility of bishops and priests.  They are your responsibility … Continue reading

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