Category Archives: You must be joking!

Paul Ehrlich to speak at the VATICAN?

You can’t make some things up. LifeSite reports that Paul Ehrlich has been invited to speak at an event sponsored by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Paul Ehrlich, perhaps the most famous advocate … Continue reading

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If “2+2” can equal “5” in theology, then it can also equal “9” and “catfish”

The other day, Jesuit Fr. Antonio Spadaro, who associates himself very closely with the Holy Father, tweeted this: Antics like Cameli’s [HERE] can only be topped by Jesuit Fr. Antonio Spadaro’s tweet yesterday. Theology is not #Mathematics. 2 + 2 in … Continue reading

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What Do The Little Dots Really Say? Drilling into a distortion at America Magazine

UPDATE 7 Jan: Catch Fr. Hunwicke’s comments.  HERE ___ Originally Published on: Jan 6, 2017 Sometimes libs try to pull one over on us by shaking and rattling the shiny object so that you don’t see what they are doing with … Continue reading

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Shared Communion with Protestants? Sacrilege and Blasphemy

UPDATE:   From a friend in email: It would seem to make little difference in pastoral practice at this point, I think, to admit Lutherans to Communion:  most of our own Catholic people don’t believe in the Real Presence and … Continue reading

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Among the dumb and evil things on the internet…

I’ve seen some pretty dumb things on the internet.  I’ve seen some pretty evil things on the internet.  I’ve seen things that are both pretty dumb and pretty evil on the internet. This has to be right up there with … Continue reading

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Did Canadian Bishops “sacramentalize” direct killing, euthanasia, assisted suicide?

Did you hear that the Bishops of the Atlantic region of Canada, the Atlantic Episcopal Assembly (Archdioceses and Dioceses of Antigonish, Bathurst, Charlottetown, Corner Brook and Labrador, Edmundston, Grand Falls, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John (NB), St. John’s and Yarmouth) veered towards … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT UPDATE – Dean of Rota: Pope could strip Four Cardinals of Cardinalate because of Five Dubia

UPDATE 1 Dec: This we now read at Religion Confidencial: Religión Confidencial publicó el martes una noticia que ponía en boca de monseñor Pio Vito Pinto, decano de la Rota Romana, la afirmación de que los cuatro cardenales que han … Continue reading

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Whatever it is they’re trying to do, I can tell they’re doing it wrong.

And now for something completely different… Something not so fresh, as usual, from the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter).  The combox (in theory having a new policy) under that piece is not revealing wholehearted enthusiasm about the event. I wonder how much … Continue reading

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For the “Sissy” File: CTU reacts to Trump’s victory

For your “Sissy” File…. The Catholic Theological Union in Chicago has been a theological byword for … awful… for decades. An alumnus of the CTU sent this: Talk about Self-Absorbed Promethean Neopelagians! If you think that his name is familiar, Mark … Continue reading

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Card. Kasper: It’s a scandal to deny Communion to adulterers

In the Augustinian Order today is the Feast of St John Stone, one of the 40 English Martyrs canonized by the author of Humanae Vitae. He died under Henry VIII opposing the original version of the Kasper Proposal. Speaking of … Continue reading

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DePaul University Pres. Fr. Dennis Holtschneider prohibits ‘Unborn Lives Matter’ posters

UPDATE: See the write up on this in the Detroit News. When pro-life students at the largest Catholic university in America set out to recruit others to their cause, they probably didn’t expect a Catholic cleric to brand them bigots for … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Robert Harris – Conclave

I am minded of a witty review back in the day by Dorothy Parker, who wrote of a book that it should not be put down lightly; it should be hurled with great force. A scan of the acknowledgments at … Continue reading

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Bishop calls for rituals to bless adultery and sodomy

What follows should make EVERY CATHOLIC angry.  There is no left or right or anything else in this.  If you are Catholic, this should make you angry.  If you read Patheos, or Rorate, or Aletheia you should be angry and, frankly, alarmed. … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z has a little fun with Jesuit mockery

A few days ago Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese, who had been relieved of his post as editor of America Magazine when Card. Ratzinger was Prefect of the CDF, and who now writes for the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) came … Continue reading

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Historic Church Turned Into a Mosque with Taxpayer Funding

This makes me angry. From Independent Sentinel: Historic Church Turned Into a Mosque with Taxpayer Funding Muslims are converting a former Roman Catholic church into mosque. The plan, approved by US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board, is … Continue reading

Posted in Cri de Coeur, GO TO CONFESSION, Our Catholic Identity, Religious Liberty, Semper Paratus, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Religion of Peace, You must be joking! | Tagged , | 17 Comments