Category Archives: ¡Hagan lío!

Wherein Fr. Z muses on bears, demons, and spiritual calibers

This is a little offbeat.  I need to blow off some
My father sent an article, as fathers do.  It is a riveting article about people who experience attacks by bears by using handguns.  When you live in the north woods, … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 167: Reflection of Bp. Athanasius Schneider about The Viganò Testimony

I received this Reflection on the Viganò Testimony by Bp. Schneider.
I read it aloud to help those who can’t always sit still to read on screens have access to the bishop’s reflection.


Reflection about the “Testimony” of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How do you say “gay lobby” in Latin?

Under another post I wrote, channeling my inner Cato, that the “gay lobby” must be destroyed.
The Viganò Testimony is part of its demolition.  They will fight back, as Madame Wile E. Lafarge is already doing.
Right now there is a lot … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 166: Archbp. Viganò testifies about corruption and cover up. Pope Francis knew.

Ed Pentin of the National Catholic Register, the best and most reliable working Vaticanista, has received and released an 11-page testimony from Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former Nuncio to these USA.  Viganò reveals a great deal about who knew what about … Continue reading

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An improvement to the “Ratio” governing formation of priests in seminaries

There is a Roman document which deals with formation of seminarians: “Ratio fundamentalis institutionis sacerdotalis”
A priest wrote (slightly edited):
Hi Fr, great post on the abuse issues, thank you.
I have written up an argument for adding to the RatioFIS the requirement … Continue reading

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Terrific movement of prayer for priests: Seven Sisters Apostolate

Recently, I’ve written about some things that bishops and priests should do in this crisis time.  I’ve also made suggestions to lay people about things they can do.
However, there is one thing that lay people can do… especially lay women… … Continue reading

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PROPOSAL to all the Bishops of these USA for your November 2018 Meeting

PROPOSAL TO ALL THE BISHOPS OF THESE USA FOR YOUR NOVEMBER MEETING
These times call for action that priests and bishops are truly ordained for: wield spiritual authority given by Christ Himself.
Let’s use all our spiritual weapons. Prayer, fasting, almsgiving, mortifications, … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – UPDATE: Photos of seminarians Solemn Mass

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass you frequented in fulfillment of your Sunday obligation?
Let us know what it was!
For my part, I am not scheduled today!  However, each year the seminarians of … Continue reading

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“Twelve priests celebrated the traditional Mass for the first time during…”

The good news.  Pontifical Masses are springing up everywhere.  For example, I read about another in El Paso for Assumption.
Now I see this great story, in French, about an event in Poland.
Twelve priests celebrated the traditional Mass for the first … Continue reading

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A Gatherum Omnium: Fr. Z comments on lots of today’s stories

There is so much going on today, allow me to signal to you some things that I found interesting, but have not the time to comment upon comprehensively individual posts.
Here is a Gatherium Omnium with my pointed comments.  I want … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: If something is in the Catechism, do I have to give in, believe it even though it is different from what the Catechism taught before?

I am getting questions from lots people about Pope Francis’ move to change the Church’s doctrine concerning capital punishment.
QUAERITUR:
If this is in the Catechism, do I have to give in and believe it even though this is different from what … Continue reading

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Concerning beautiful liturgical vestments

The other day a friend and patron of this blog set a suggestion for a new set of vestments.

Nice, huh?  Take a closer look!
I am in the process of having fabrics, custom damasks, woven for upcoming sets of vestments.  It … Continue reading

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HERESY PANDEMIC!

Now that I look at that post title, I can see why you might think that I am channeling the Id of Trad-dom.
In fact, today I had an informal lunch with some young priests: guys drop in between 12-2 for … Continue reading

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HISTORY: The Rite of Degradation of a Bishop

Something has been nagging me from the back of my mind today.  I finally, late in the evening just as I was about to turn in, dredged it up.
One of my favorite Popes, Papa Lambertini, Pope Benedict XIV, was a … Continue reading

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Signs of the times

Australia passes a law to require priests to violate the Seal of Confession. HERE
Then L’Affaire McCarrick flares.
Today I read that in India, a government agency, the National Commission for Women, wants the Catholic Church to abolish the Sacrament of Penance, … Continue reading

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