Category Archives: You must be joking!

Knights of Columbus change Fourth Degree uniforms

I’m am irritated with the Knights of Columbus for a couple reasons. The KCs are changing their Fourth Degree uniform. I am not heavily invested in the KCs’ Fourth Degree uniform, mind you.  But consider the implications. Here is another reason … Continue reading

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If Fishwrap and modernist Jesuits had their way…

Writers for the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter) and Amerika type Jesuits want us to become like these forward-looking, progressives whom they so idolize. This was sent by a friend.  Here’s a smattering with my emphases and comments. From American Conservative: Spin Of The Year [Accompanied … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can an ex-woman, a trans “man”, be ordained?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: With the increase of transgender people pushing their agenda, would it be possible for a biological woman who thinks she’s a he and has gone through the Sex “change” process somehow slip through the cracks and make it to … Continue reading

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Let’s call it Reason #9577 for Summorum Pontificum

This is pretty bad.   Let’s call it Reason #9577 for Summorum Pontificum. This is the ordination of a man of Tamil origin in the Diocese of Rodez, in France. One must ask how it was that they thought that some … Continue reading

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The Church of England… whither? Fr. Z again offers his solution.

The late Fr Richard John Neuhaus once quipped that the purpose of the Anglican Communion was to make irony redundant. From the Daily Mail: Church of England chief backs ‘re-christenings’ after sex changes: Officials risk furious backlash by introducing ‘services … Continue reading

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“Begone, symbolic construct!” – UPDATE

UPDATE 8 June: BELOW Originally Published on: Jun 2, 2017 ___ A while back, the head of the Jesuits, their Superior General Fr. Arturo Sosa Ascobal, opined that we don’t know what the Lord taught because no one had a tape … Continue reading

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Are you KIDDING?!?

Some years ago, in a burst of still slightly youthful zeal, I revamped my personal, clerical, family coat of arms with elements that were “meaningful”. A clerical student, deep student, of things heraldic – though rather antisocial – took me to … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on Card. Coccopalermio’s odd utterings about validity of sacraments

Today at TCT my friend Fr. Murray drills into the implications of Card. Coccopalmerio’s stunning statements which undermine our understanding of sacraments. Coccopalmerio characterized the Church’s teaching on the question of Anglican orders as follows: “We have had, and we … Continue reading

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Important research with implications for feminist geography

Allow me to preface this with the reminder that I hate squirrels. That said, I promise you I am not making this up. I was alerted to this from the – no… really… Journal of Feminist Geography. No… really. Here is an … Continue reading

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The Embarrassed College of the Holy Cross

My friend Fr. Martin Fox, at his blog Bonfire Of The Vanities, writes today about a Catholic college for the Holy Cross, hence, College of the Holy Cross.  He picked it up from NRO. They are wringing their hands over maybe changing … Continue reading

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BELGIUM: Brothers of Charity, Catholic psychiatric hospitals to provide euthanasia

A couple times lately, in reaction to a seriously messed up claim (HERE) about downward trend of priestly vocations and how wonderful everything would be if only we could throw off the bad stuff that Vatican II tried to get … Continue reading

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Papal Preacher’s 5th Lent Sermon was about the Protestant Reformation

FYI… Via CWN: Papal preacher devotes Lenten sermon to Protestant Reformation Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the Capuchin Franciscan friar who has served as preacher to the papal household since 1980, preached his final [5th] sermon of Lent 2017 to the Pope and … Continue reading

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Franciscan. “Dancing”. Fail.

This …. fellow… jumped around in a church like a testosterone impoverished squirrel to the words “credo negli essere umani… I believe in human beings”. Fail. I’d also like to point out that this is a Franciscan and not a … Continue reading

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Is there a “schism”?

I pay scant attention to Patheos, but for a couple contributors.  This caught my eye after a frequent commentator here alerted me. Fr. Dwight Longenecker wrote, with my legendary emphases and comments: Headlines last week were proclaiming that a group of cardinals believe … Continue reading

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Card. Coccopalmerio: “Maybe we have to reflect on this concept of validity or invalidity. “

Just after I read a silly piece from the ridiculous Hans Küng over at the Fishwrap (National Schismatic Reporter) about completely rehabilitating Martin Luther, I flipped over to the National Catholic Register and saw Ed Pentin’s long interview of Card. … Continue reading

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