Category Archives: You must be joking!

An Armenian bishop “ordains” a deaconette

My inbox is being pelted with a story that some Armenian Orthodox bishop in Tehran “ordained” a female deacon.  For example HERE and HERE.
To which I respond:
Ho hum.
First, I’m not sure that we care much about a single Armenian bishop … Continue reading

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Two seriously ugly signs of the times involving papal honors and the silencing of bells

UPDATE:
What sort of person is this Ploumen, to whom the papal honor was given? Ed Pentin has more extensive information. HERE
Ploumen’s work in support of abortion has been monstrous: In protest at President Trump’s reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy … Continue reading

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Posted in Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liberals, New catholic Red Guards, Pò sì jiù, Semper Paratus, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Religion of Peace, What are they REALLY saying?, You must be joking! | Tagged , , , , , | 27 Comments

These faux icons are, by now, so tiresome.

I saw this with a measure of horror, though not of surprise, given the Jesuit source and subject…

Dear friends: I’m so happy to share with you this new icon by Robert Lentz, OFM, the great iconographer (with his permission) of … Continue reading

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You couldn’t make this up if you tried.

And you thought Adoptionsism was bad!
Via ijr.com:
Report: Church in Sweden Calls Jesus Gender Neutral: He ‘Is Not Very Masculine in Physique’
A church in Västerås reportedly bought an advertisement in a Swedish newspaper days before Christmas, inviting those in the area … Continue reading

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Nativity scenes and tinkeritis

There’s tinkeritis with liturgy and tinkeritis with creches.  They seem to be symptoms of the same mental, spiritual malady.   Is it hubris?
What is it with the desire to tinker with Nativity scenes?
I fully understand the desire and attempts of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Transgender” nun?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What is going to happen when someone who identifies as a male , but is in a sane biological based world female, wants to become a priest of some male who competed on the girls soccer team in … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, B as in B. S as in S., Pò sì jiù, Sin That Cries To Heaven, Women Religious, You must be joking! | Tagged | 8 Comments

Channeling stupid in Sweden

How foolish.
I am reminded of scenes from Lord Of The World, Voyage To Alpha Centauri, The Children of Men (the book, not the dopey movie), Eclipse of the Sun (US HERE – UK HERE).
The Church of Sweden (Lutheran) has made a suicide … Continue reading

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@JamesMartinSJ and “downward-facing dog”

In 2015 Pope Francis said:
“You can take a million catechetical courses, a million courses in spirituality, a million courses in yoga, Zen and all these things. But all of this will never be able to give you the freedom” of … Continue reading

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Benedict and Sarah hater Andrea Grillo says: “Transubstantiation is not a dogma”

The New catholic Red Guards do not rest.  They are marching and sloganeering up and down Twitter, pumping the air with their Little Red Books.  The cadres are giving their morning orders to the useful idiot lib masses about whom to … Continue reading

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Italian Bishop praises Luther and Revolt as work of the Holy Spirit

One of Pope Francis’ very most favoritists of the Italian bishops, personally raised by the pontifical hand to power in the episcopal conference, Bp. Nunzio Galantino, gave a talk at my old school, the Pontifical Lateran University (“The Pope’s University”) … Continue reading

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Concerning rumors of dramatic changes to the Extraordinary Form

I have had some questions about a rumor going around that dramatic changes are going to be imposed on the older, traditional Form of Roman Rite.  Someone thinks that the new Lectionary and calendar will be imposed on the 1962 Missale … Continue reading

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Bullying @NCRonline calls for opposing voices to be “neutralized”

The root of “liberal” is Latin liber, meaning “free”.  Hence, “liberals”: “Those with whom you are free to agree.”
God help you if you don’t.
At the National Sodomitic Reporter (aka Fishwrap), there is an editorial which reeks of the lib modus … Continue reading

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Posted in Biased Media Coverage, Liberals, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, You must be joking! | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

This from a guy at a site that perpetually calls for dialogue and bashed Popes

The Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left, Michael Sean Winters, recently wrote:
Cardinal Gerhard Müller thinks the pope should appoint a group of cardinals to debate the “dubia” submitted by four cardinals regarding Amoris Laetitia. Bad idea. The church is not a debating society. … Continue reading

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Access to #FilialCorrection Crimethink webpage blocked in the Vatican

UPDATE: See comments, below, for possible alternative explanations involving filters.
As reported by Corriere, the Vatican spokesman said: “nessun blocco, la notizia e falsa”… “ma figuratevi se facciano questo per una lettera di sessanta persone”.  Also the head of the Vatican … Continue reading

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Should a seminary headline a homosexualist activist as a speaker?

I’ve been made aware that Theological College in Washington DC, for their “Alumni Days” coming up in October, is scheduled to have homosexualist activist Jesuit Fr. James Martin as their speaker. HERE
Theological College is the National Seminary of Catholic University … Continue reading

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Posted in Our Catholic Identity, Seminarians and Seminaries, Sin That Cries To Heaven, What are they REALLY saying?, You must be joking! | Tagged , , | 27 Comments