Category Archives: ¡Hagan lío!

Priest apologizes to traditional Catholics: “The future of the Church is in her past.”

From a priest… (my emphases) Dear Fr Z: I’ve just returned from France where, among other things, I took part in the Chartres Pilgrimage. After registering for the Pilgrimage, I discovered that the usus antiquor would be required of all participating priests, … Continue reading

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New “Chernobyl” TV show and the End Times

I understand that there is a new series on HBO about the Chernobyl disaster.  I haven’t seen any of it yet. During the summer after the April 1986 Chernobyl disaster I was in Rome for Fr. Reginald Foster’s intense Summer … Continue reading

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A “Catholic Signal Corps” – Thinking about a Catholic digital future and this blog

Semper paratus. Here is an idea I have brought up in the past. Since this blog is facing huge changes, of existential ramifications, I have pondered how much easier life could be for me and for others if there were … Continue reading

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14 May – St. Paul, MN: Argument of the Month – SSPX

If I had a little more time before my next trip, I would head over to the Twin Cities for this. Argument of the Month has been going for years at the parish of a friend of mine, Fr. John … Continue reading

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“Meno chiacchiere… più processioni! … Less chattering … more processions!”

I received a video which has some good grist for our Catholic identity mills. First, note that people are happy. Joy is a mark of the working of the Holy Spirit. Even in adversity it is possible to have Christian … Continue reading

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Maybe “Pray Brethren that my sacrifice and yours …” doesn’t mean what people assume.

From Fr. Hunwicke, something provocative… with my emphases and comments: ORATE FRATRES “Pray Brethren that my sacrifice and yours …” We find the roots of this formula, which precedes the Prayer Over The Offerings, in Carolingian Gaul, in a rubric … Continue reading

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QUIS UT DEUS? Who is like God? 8 May: Feast of the Apparition of Michael the Archangel

Today is the Feast of the Apparition of St. Michael the Archangel, in the Traditional Calendar. You might remember that St. Michael appeared on the top of a mountain in S. Italy, along the back of the “ankle” of the … Continue reading

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About #NotreDame and the fire and the altar. Just sayin’…

The day after the night before at #NotreDame de Paris. The High Altar stands untouched with its gleaming Cross, and the Blessed Virgin weeping holding her dead Jesus in her arms. The modern Altar installed after Vatican II, lays under … Continue reading

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STOP THE PRESSES: Young people sing in the Illinois State Capitol

I have written about the breath-taking, throat-choking, eye-blurring composition of Philip Stopford, “Lully, Lulla, Lullay”. This is the “Conventry Carol” about the Holy Innocents, a carol in some ways so heart-piercing that it seems out of step with Christmastide, except … Continue reading

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Officially BADASS CATHOLIC PHOTO

Years ago I heard an old bishop growl, “Meno chiacchiere – più processioni. … Less jabbering – more processions.” This, my friends, is an officially BADASS CATHOLIC PHOTO. A procession in honor of St. Joseph in Detroit. ¡Hagan lío! UPDATE: … Continue reading

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When We are elected Pope…

We have often opined that when We are elected Pope, We shall disappear into the Apostolic Palace for lengths of time so protracted that the world will suggest that We have died.  Our Encyclicals will be brief and our Briefs … Continue reading

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FATHERS! Traditional Holy Week Call For Help.

Having been lead by the Sprit into the desert, I feel compelled to put out some feelers. We of the TMSM would like to be able to facilitate Solemn liturgies in the traditional Roman Rite for Holy Week, at least … Continue reading

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The place libs love to hate has fish sandwiches during Lent (Fridays)

There is an interesting piece at the National Catholic Register about how McDonald’s put the Filet-o-fish sandwich on the menu.  (Hint: market forces!)  I’m not a real fan, but, hey! Here’s more cheerful news. The place libs love to hate, … Continue reading

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Concerning vestments and the TMSM and YOU

One of the things I have tried to accomplish with the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison (the TMSM is 501(c)(3)) is to provide worthy vestments for the celebration of the sacred mysteries. YOU readers, from all over … Continue reading

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These, ladies and gentlemen, are men.

Nigerian solidiers, fighting the Islamic beasts of Boko Haram, adore the Blessed Sacrament in Zambiza forest. They seem to know you have to kneel before the Blessed Sacrament. They even found a thurible. There’s more reverence in the African bush … Continue reading

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