Category Archives: Fr. Z KUDOS

“When Catholics cut themselves adrift from their own past, they do not thereby become profound thinkers”

Today at Crisis, the esteemed Anthony Esolen offers us some gold.  After Our election, We shall appoint him as Plenipotentiary Extraordinary Minister for the Implementation of Ex corde Ecclesiae.
A sample from his latest with my patented emphases and comments:
Buying the Right Toys from Faiths R … Continue reading

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“I am the very model of a modern ultramontanist” – ZUHLIO RETURNS!

We like Parody Songs around here.  Faithful Catholics have a sense of humor, after all.  Libs, not so much.
Over a First Things I spotted one worthy of passing along.
I AM THE VERY MODEL OF A MODERN ULTRAMONTANIST
by Clare Coffey
I am … Continue reading

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“Bless our families, bless our children. Choose from our homes those who are needed for Thy work.”

I have lately mused about vocations.  Last Sunday was the Day of Prayer for Vocations.  What I mean by vocations, by the way, is vocations to the priesthood.  Yes, yes… I think about religious life as well.  When I think … Continue reading

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The Infamous #Footnote351 read through the lens of the Prodigal Son and his prostitutes

In the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia, there is a footnote, an infamous footnote in par. 305 .
Context:
Because of forms of conditioning and mitigating factors, it is possible that in an objective situation of sin – which may not be … Continue reading

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Priest shortage = self-inflicted wound

My old pastor, the late Msgr. Schuler used to make mordent remarks about the suicidal vocations efforts of the Archdiocese. “They’re like people during a famine who wring their hands and discuss how they are all going to starve to … Continue reading

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WINNIPEG: Children learn Latin and excel in other areas

From the Winnipeg Free Press:
Students ‘carpe diem’ [No they don’t.  Carpe is a singular imperative.]
Latin class finds modern uses for ancient language [Like passing language and reasoning portions of placement exams?]
With just a tiny bit of prompting, six-year-old Thomas LaFrance … Continue reading

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Juventutem has a new President

I had an email from Juventutem (too bad about that J) saying that
Hungary’s Bertalan Kiss, has become the President of Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem.   HERE
In addition to co-founding and leading the annual Hungarian pilgrimage, Peregrinatio Fidei, since 2012, Bertalan Kiss helped … Continue reading

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Dissident priest’s talks cancelled in diocese

Here’s some good news!  Via Church Militant.
His Excellency Most Reverend Michael Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, has forbidden a dissident priest from talking at a Catholic institution in the diocese.
Bishop Michael Burbidge is rescinding an invitation to Fr. Michael Crosby, OFM … Continue reading

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Card. Onaiyekan on the proper disposition to receive Holy Communion

I have had my eye on John Card. Onaiyekan, archbishop of Abuja in Nigeria, for some time.
There was recently a Eucharistic Congress in the Philippines. Since Archbp. Piero Marini (former MC to JP2) is in charge of these conferences you … Continue reading

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Fr. Rutler on Card. Kasper and the Germans: “Modernists are people who do not believe what they believe.”

Run, don’t walk, to Crisis to see Fr. George Rutler’s latest.  HERE.
The German bishops, theologians and Card. Kasper are front and center.
Here are some of my favorite moments…
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The social consequences of German idealism were hymned in the refrain “Am deutschen … Continue reading

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Jill Stanek’s house vandalized by pro-aborts. She’s not about to quit.

Pro-life activist Jill Stanek’s house was vandalized by pro-abortion cowards.  The story is HERE. One of them threw a brick through her window with the note: “Quit the pro-life bulls**t.”

It’s in a Target sack.   I’ll take Irony for $1000, Alex.
Stanek’s reaction? … Continue reading

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D. Marquette: New liturgical music legislation

I received word that the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan, is getting a liturgical music overhaul.   Based on the work of the previous bishop, now-Archbp. Alex Sample in Portland, Oregon, Bp. John Doerfler has issued a document that requires all the … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray: degrees of unbelief in God and in his revelation

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray hit another dinger at The Catholic Thing.
A tease…  read the whole thing there.
Cardinal Sarah and Our Silent Apostasy
The book God or Nothing, a wide-ranging interview with Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship … Continue reading

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Concerning the death of David Bowie

At Crisis my friend Fr. Rutler reacts to the cloths-tearing grief provoked in some, including some in Rome, by the death of David Bowie.
Here are a few of my favorite lines from Rutler:
“…the Vatican, just wiping up from its Climate Change … Continue reading

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VIDEO: A CALL TO BATTLE: ‘Society’s Crisis in Masculinity’

The Diocese of Phoenix, under the oversight of impressive Bishop Thomas Olmsted, has issued a 10 minute video.
A Call to Battle – A Short Film on ‘Society’s Crisis in Masculinity’

4975 views at the time of this posting.
Last September he published … Continue reading

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