Category Archives: Fr. Z KUDOS

Pat Archbolds’ Open Letter to Pope Francis on Franciscan Friars

Pat Archbold has written an open letter to Pope Francis about the plight of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. Here is a sample.
Dear Holy Father,
I urgently need your help and so do others. I have heard all you have … Continue reading

FacebookEmailPinterestGoogle GmailShare/Bookmark
Posted in Be The Maquis, Fr. Z KUDOS, Our Catholic Identity, Pope Francis, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The future and our choices | Tagged | 123 Comments

VIDEO Interview with Card. Burke on EWTN – on Francis, the Ap. Exhortation, Summorum Pontificum

Be sure to view the recent episode of The World Over on EWTN. Raymond Arroyo interviewed His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke on a range of issues.
They dig into The Francis Effect, the recent Apostolic Exhortation and its controversy, reform … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Fr. Z KUDOS, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Pope Francis, The Drill | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Bp. Tobin on Nelson Mandela’s “shameful promotion of abortion”

This is from NBC10 in Providence:
Tobin: Mandela’s support for abortion ‘shameful’
PROVIDENCE - The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence weighed in on Nelson Mandela’s death by calling his support for abortion “shameful.”
Bishop Thomas Tobin, in a statement posted Sunday on the diocesan … Continue reading

Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, Fr. Z KUDOS, The Drill | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

“Antinomianism in high places” – Canonist Ed Peters on divorce, remarriage, Communion

From Prof. Ed Peters, canonist, and his blog In The Light Of The Law - which has not an open combox.
Antinomianism in high places is still antinomianism
We live in pervasively antinomian times, and basic unawareness of law is all around us. [Two … Continue reading

Posted in Fr. Z KUDOS, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , , | 34 Comments

Fewer Catholics schedule funerals for their dead

A tip of the biretta to Pewsitter for this piece from the Worcester Telegram:
Bishop McManus worried that some omit funeral Masses
WORCESTER — Bishop Robert J. McManus is expressing concern that Central Massachusetts Roman Catholics are not scheduling funeral Masses for … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Cri de Coeur, De Novissimis: Four Last Things, Fr. Z KUDOS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, New Evangelization, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , | 28 Comments

Bp. Paprocki performs exorcism after Illinois governor signs same-sex “marriage” bill

First, Fr. Z kudos to Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois.
Bishop Paprocki reacted to the evil decision in Illinois in the way that a Catholic bishop can and ought to react: he prayed.  He fought back against the Enemy.
The … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Biased Media Coverage, Fr. Z KUDOS, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Mail from priests, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

A closing abbey rescued by lay people

Good story from the STrib.
Blue Cloud Abbey monastery sold to group of Catholic buyers from South Dakota and Minnesota
Article by: CARSON WALKER , Associated Press
Updated: November 20, 2013 – 6:50 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Six Catholic couples from … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Fr. Z KUDOS, Just Too Cool | Tagged , | 19 Comments

PHILIPPINES: “Spiritual Marines”, priests, arrive to help the living and the dead

From the Canadian Catholic Register:
‘Spiritual Marines’ head to Tacloban to bless bodies after typhoon
MANILA, Philippines – After days of watching televised scenes of dead bodies scattered around Tacloban, Order of Augustinian Recollect members organized a group of priests and a … Continue reading

Posted in Fr. Z KUDOS | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Archbp. Hart (Archd. Melbourne) fights for the Seal of Confession against anti-Catholic statists

From ABC:
Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart stands by confessional despite abuse recommendationsThe Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne has stood by the church’s stance [good grief] on keeping information on abuse gained through the confessional secret, despite a Victorian Parliamentary inquiry recommending withholding information … Continue reading

Posted in Clerical Sexual Abuse of Children, Dogs and Fleas, Fr. Z KUDOS, GO TO CONFESSION, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , | 24 Comments

Archbp. Kurtz, as a “moderate”, fully supported the Traditional Roman Rite

I hope the libs at the NSR are celebrating Archbp. Kurtz’s support, as a “moderate”, of the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite.
True “moderates” are also true “traditionalists”.
Our long-time reader, friend, benefactor, commentator here Henry Edwards guides the Knoxville … Continue reading

Posted in Fr. Z KUDOS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Pope Francis, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , , , | 18 Comments