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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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- ServusChristi: My archdioces e sent a survey to all the youth in all the parishes last year. Though I tried not to sound like a doom and gloom prophet, I wrote down my experience s in paris...
- iPadre: The Vatican post office might want to hire a few extra workers, and maybe rent a very large hall for the influx of mail. An those who have to read it all, well, more jobs there also.
- majuscule: ¡Hagan lio! Or not…
- Fr_Andrew: When I was last in Rome a few years ago, I had heard that the Italian post is the analogical equivalent of a vitandus. As a test, I sent a card from the Vatican Post Office and an...
- thomas tucker: Tell him what we feel, or what we think? [Write one or the other. Write both. I suspect he cares more about the one than about the other. Write what is the most effective. In other...
- jaykay: I think the Sensus Fidelium was pretty well expressed by rather a lot of people in Washington in recent days. But that’ ;s actually going out and doing something, as opposed to writi...
- Veritatis Splendor: Father, how would one go about affixing postage to such a letter? [I suppose that depends upon how you post it.]
- Charivari Rob: Our time is short – and we don’ t know how short. When the Lord is standing along the shore and calling you, you may not have the time to put him off until after the nets...
- Justalurkingfool: I’d rather spend the time sleeping. It is far more productive . [As per your username? I wonder if this is the same approach as those who stay at home instead of going out...
- Mike in VA: I’ve read both of Fr. CiszekR 17;s books about Russia. With God in Russia is a great autobiogra phy of his experience . He Leadeth Me is a great spiritual reflection .
- GypsyMom: At our homeschool co-op, we teach the students the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, and grace before meals in Latin. The students usually have them cold by the end of their first semes...
- JSzczuka: Our TLM priest spoke of the humility and faith of the centurion but more of his emphasis was on tomorrow as a day of penance and prayer for life. He mentioned what the President said...
- majuscule: At our OF Mass Father spoke about repentance and about trusting in the Lord. I have often been discourage d by priests who preach about God’ s love and forgivenes s and donR...
- Imrahil: As concerns the question “did he in fact so dispense 8221;, I agree that “he can dispense 8221; and “he did dispense 8221; have, as you put it, an “at least...
- Benedict Joseph: He does not want to hear from anyone who recognizes the truth and has little patience extending ecclesiast ical deference to fraudulenc e. We’v e done that far, far too long....
- Imrahil: Dear TonyO, I think that simply boils down that you misunderst ood me – forgive me if I gave occasion for that – – or that you assume one specific premise which is not...
- BenFischer: Our Deacon talked about the need to seek God’ s mercy and forgivenes s. He didn’ ;t say, but I assumed that it was at least partially due to the fact that our parish is going...
- PTK_70: If one pope (St. John Paul II) can famously reinstate a down-and-o ut priest after dinner (cf http://www .worksbyfa ith.org/th e-beggar-a nd-pope-jo hn-paul-ii /), perhaps we can allow for...
- momoften: Thanks for all the book suggestion s. I have read the Fr Ciszek books and now the Nobel Beauty and Transcende nt Holiness- outstandin g suggestion s, and the latter I am gifting to some...
- mikeinmo: Father had an excellent pro-life sermon, very traditiona l theme. Church was as quiet as a mouse during the sermon. He tied in the reading about Jonah̵ 7;s 3 day trek across Nineveh...
- catholictrad: This reminds me of many war movies where men assist the likely mortally wounded in reciting their prayers.
- siculocatholic: If only todays Jesuits would take cues from Fr. Cisezk, then they wouldnR 17;t be so far left of center no?
- arga: This post reminds me that I had the great good fortune of attending college in the late 1960s, before total insanity invaded the classrooms . In two English courses we studied English and...
- ex seaxe: OF year B, so the year of St Mark’ ;s Gospel. Our priest spoke about Mark, his approach to Gospel writing, and the Messianic Secret. He emphasised the immediacy and brevity of...
- Ave Crux: Beautiful& #8230;.abs olutely beautiful. Also, both of Father CiszekR 17;s books are a must-read for every Catholic. They are astounding in their account of the heroism required to...
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- The Pope wants to hear from you. No. Really. He wants the “sensus fidelium”.
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- From a priest: an interesting experience saying Mass
- OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter
- My View For A While: Counter March
- #March4Life numbers and Pres. Trump’s words
- DC March for Life 2018 – DAY 2: Forward MARCH!
- DC March for Life 2018 – DAY 1: Paintings and plots
- Canonist Ed Peters on the Papal mid-air airplane nuptials
- The Pope marries a couple on the papal airplane. Hmmm.
- Big Business Is WATCHING!
- My View For Awhile: March For Life 2018 Edition
- “The Triumph of Marcantonio Colonna” described
- ASK FATHER: Would anything prevent a priest from always using the traditional formula of absolution?
- 2 Feb – MADISON – Candlemas – Pontifical Mass at the Throne
- Card. Müller on authority of Popes, possibility of others correcting contradictory papal teachings
- ASK FATHER: If I remember a sin after confessing, should I interrupt the priest and tell him?
- Slithery misdirection from the National Sodomitical Reporter: Bishops who avoid scandal commit scandal
- An Armenian bishop “ordains” a deaconette
- Two seriously ugly signs of the times involving papal honors and the silencing of bells
- BOOK RECEIVED about Martin Luther (not King but by “King”)
- ASK FATHER: How do I find out which territorial parish I live in?
- Who cares what libs think? Boldly recover and use great traditional items and vesture of yore.
- ASK FATHER: If I confess to watching porn, must I say it was homosexual porn?
- ACTION ITEM! Petition against removal of historic Cross where Fr. Marquette died
- ASK FATHER: We want our children to have reverent Masses. Can we go to the SSPX chapel?
- VIDEO Bp. Athanasius Schneider interview about “Amoris laetitia” Controversy
- ASK FATHER: Should I tell a noisy penitent that we can hear everything said in the confessional?
- Observing the Feast of the Ass – 14 January
- A false #missilethreat is NOTHING compared to this REAL DEATH THREAT
Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Category Archives: Vatican II
Just how tone deaf is the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap)?
Classly as ever, on the eve the conclave they suggest:
No matter from what part of the world he hails, no matter what his theological or ecclesiastical pedigree, the best thing … Continue reading
Today during his annual meeting with the clergy of the Diocese of Rome, of which Benedict is still the Bishop, the Holy Father spoke about the Second Vatican Council. Not my translation, but my emphases and comments:
[T]here was the Council … Continue reading
Sandro Magister has an intriguing piece today about the Second Vatican Council and the possibility of reconciliation of the SSPX.
It might upset some people.
I think that some parts make sense.
A few bits from the larger piece…
The Impossible “Road Map” of … Continue reading
Over at the Fishwrap, the National Schismatic Reporter (the paper of record for heretics which has hijacked the name “Catholic”), failed-priest Eugene Cullen Kennedy wrote a thought – not a very good thought – about the Irish heretic Fr. Flannery, … Continue reading
Our friends at Rorate picked up something from Riposte Catholique (in French). Apparently, the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” sent a letter to the General House of the SSPX in Menzingen, Switzerland. The letter is signed by the PCED’s Vice-President Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, OP.
A … Continue reading
Over at Real Clear Religion there is something that I am finally getting around to talking about and that you should look at.
Here are some high points with my emphases and comments.
The Rise of Latin Mass Youth
by George Neumayr
Liberal bishops dismissed … Continue reading
On 28 December 2012, SSPX Superior Bishop Bernard Fellay gave a long address in English to what sounds like good sized mixed crowd at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Ontario, Canada.
He unloaded a lot of information.
The talk is 1’37”. … Continue reading
At the blog Southern Orders, Fr. Allan McDonald had a few things to say about liberals and Vatican II and what freaks them out.
Here is a taste with my emphases and comments:
The progressive, liberal element of the Church since Vatican … Continue reading
From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald with my emphases:
Head of the CDF urges Catholics to welcome ordinariate converts
Catholics in England and Wales should welcome members of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, the new prefect of … Continue reading
Apparently on 10 Dec, last, the Congregation for Saints issued the decree concerning the heroic virtues of Servant of God Pope Paul VI.
The decree must be promulgated by His Holiness of Our Lord, Pope Benedict XVI, now gloriously reigning, before … Continue reading
We are in The Economist this week. It is a pretty good article, all in all. There are a couple little glitches, but they don’t touch the substance. Enjoy!
My emphases and comments.
A traditionalist avant-garde
It’s trendy to be a traditionalist in the … Continue reading
Fishwrap tapped one of their darlings, former-Catholic theologian and dissenter Charles Curran, to write an encomium of the late Fr. Bernard Häring, CSsR, whose “proportionalist” legacy in moral theology is decidedly mixed.
First, Curran in his piece, reputedly about Häring, winds up … Continue reading
It was easy to predict that Benedict XVI would, during the Year of Faith, issue an encyclical on Faith. It was the next in line after Charity (Deus caritas est and Caritas in veritate) and Hope (Spe salvi).
I wonder if … Continue reading
Pope Benedict, speaking on liturgical music and the new evangelization, emphasizes Gregorian chant, polyphony, listening
Pope Benedict received in audience the “Saint Cecilia Association”, on the occasion of a congress of liturgical choirs taking place in Rome.
The reports on the Holy Father’s address were rather thin and I haven’t seen anything about this in English. … Continue reading