Category Archives: Fr. Z KUDOS

Consecration of a diocese to the Sacred Heart!

I like this bishop.  He is the sort of bishop that Archbp. Mennini – Nuncio to England and Wales – is helping to appoint.   I remember his “inaugural” sermon as the newly “installed” bishop.  HERE
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Bp. Zubik refuses to facilitate a “moral evil”

Now that we have the fluffiest and most wonderfullest Pope ehvurr, Pope Francis, and now that bishops are supposed to be “pastoral”, liberals will start more and more often to claim that bishops should start caving in on the HHS … Continue reading

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Bp. Paprocki: same-sex marriage activists no to be admitted to cathedral

Bp. Paprocki seems to be a “hard identity” Catholic. We need “hard identity” Catholicism.
That doesn’t mean being mean. That means being clear. “Hard identity” Catholicism doesn’t reject compassion or diplomacy or joy. That’s what liberals do. “Hard identity” Catholics wants … Continue reading

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Fr. Z kudos to Archbp. Vigneron

When I hear about the “New Evangelization”, I often wonder when the “Old Evangelization” concluded.
For your Just Too Cool File.
Archbp. Vigneron of Detroit did some sidewalk evangelization!

The group that organizes this is St. Paul Street Evangelization.
“This ministry proudly announces the … Continue reading

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Dreher: “Pope Francis only confirms my decision to leave” the Catholic Church. A HARD look at where we are.

There is an intense piece by Rod Dreher over at TIME.  The whole thing is worth a close look, but here are some longish samples.
NB: While I disagree with Dreher’s decision to leave the Catholic Church, I sure understand how … Continue reading

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Prayer before connecting to the internet – UPDATE! – New language

A long time ago now, I wrote a prayer for people to use before they got online and used the internet. Originally in Latin, it has been translated into many languages (sometimes more than once).
My page with all the … Continue reading

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Must read post about Pope Francis and the “phoney war” being waged over him

Over at The Sensible Bond there is a must read post.  Here is a sample with my emphases:
The phoney war in the Church: five linguistic thoughts on THAT interview
Like speed, language is also war. It’s the stuff of propaganda. It’s the … Continue reading

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Exploding the canard of a dichotomy between liturgical solemnity and ministry to the poor

Some years ago, when in my church in Italy I regularly had sung Novus Ordo Masses in Latin, with Gregorian chant and polyphony by Palestrina and Giovanelli, I was accused by liberal priests that I was not allowing the poor … Continue reading

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Archbp. Vigneron defends statement on Communion and supporters of same-sex marriage

From LifeSite:
Detroit Archbishop defends his stance that gay ‘marriage’ supporters should not receive Communion
DETROIT, Sept. 24, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite strong criticism and a public rebuke from another bishop, Detroit’s Archbishop Allen Vigneron has reaffirmed his insistence that Catholics who … Continue reading

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A priest’s great idea for solidarity with Pope Francis

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman (whom I have featured before, HERE and HERE), had a great idea yesterday.
We were talking about how Pope Francis spends an hour before the Blessed Sacrament in the evening.
Why not coordinate exposition and adoration with … Continue reading

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