Category Archives: ¡Hagan lío!

UPDATE! Navy Chaplain’s replacement vestments – DELIVERED!

Do you remember the project to replace the travel vestments of the Navy Chaplain whose plane crashed into the river on landing?  He lost everything.  HERE and HERE I started a campaign to have new vestments made and YOU AMAZING readers … Continue reading

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PROPONITUR: Retired military chaplains – using the Vetus Ordo – form an Oratory.

I have a radical idea.  It keeps popping into my head.  I think that means that I’m being prompted from upstairs to post it. PROPONITUR: Half a dozen retired military chaplains – who want to use the Vetus Ordo 95% of the … Continue reading

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Amazing results in the saving of St. Anne’s beautiful shrine in @FRDiocese

Remember the story some time ago about the beautiful Shrine of St. Anne in Fall River, MA, that was scheduled for closure? It looked grim for the magnificent church. A group of lay people got organized, worked something out with … Continue reading

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Historic church, rescued from demolition, to reopen in @FRDiocese

Do you recall the post about saving a spectacularly beautiful church, a shrine to St. Ann, in Fall River, MA?  Miracles have been granted there. A lot has happened since I posted that.   One thing that happened is that a … Continue reading

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Aftermath: the modernist star-trek altar from Notre-Dame de Paris

You might recall that the fire in the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris brought down part of the roof precisely over the modernist star-trek altar set up in the crossing of the nave and transepts.   A massive rubble smashed down … Continue reading

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Shades of Windswept House – UPDATED with a new interview about the late Card. Bernardin

UPDATE: There is MORE. McCarrick’s victim was also abused by Bernardin. He’s on the record in a video interview with Michael Voris. HERE Do NOT watch any of this with children present.  And if you are at all hesitant on … Continue reading

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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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