Category Archives: You must be joking!

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 their … 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 members of the … 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 rather-more-expected Jesuit. … 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 Pope Francis … 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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How bad can the LA Religious Ed Conference (aka Three Days Of Darkness) be?

How bad can the LA Religious Ed Conference (aka Three Days Of Darkness – 3DOD) be?
This bad.

The priest involved is one Daniel P Horan, OFM whom the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) coos over: “Daniel Horan is one of those … Continue reading

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Head of the Jesuits: “Doctrine is a word that I don’t like very much”

Yesterday I posted an entry with the title: Has the head of the Jesuits jettisoned doctrine and the words of the Lord in Scripture?
The General of the Jesuits effectively said that doctrine has no fixed meaning and that we must … Continue reading

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I am too angry for words. Wherein Fr. Z… grrrrrr

I am so angry I could spit.
There are already so many problems with modern baseball… now this.
Is the Novus Ordo age of baseball upon us?
From Hot Air:
Another bad idea from MLB: Intentional walks will now be automatic
Is there no non-problem Commissioner Rob … Continue reading

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Has the head of the Jesuits jettisoned doctrine and the words of the Lord in Scripture?

There are a lot of problems in the Church today, and nearly all of them are coming from a certain sector.
Here is something disturbing from Catholic Culture, which I shall simply reproduce with my emphases and comments.
The superior general of the Society of … Continue reading

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And now for one of the dopiest things I’ve heard in a while

This is just plain dopey.
From that perennial purveyor of blech, RNS…
‘Glitter Ash Wednesday’ sparkles for LGBT Christians and others
(RNS) Lighten up, Ash Wednesday.
A New York-based advocacy group called Parity is asking Christians who favor LGBT equality — “queer positive Christians,” … Continue reading

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A clear and present danger to Catholic doctrine, practice, identity

There is a clear and present danger to Catholic doctrine, practice, identity which has already risen over the horizon and which looms larger as the weeks pass.
The exaltation of “conscience”, no matter what.
We are not talking about properly formed consciences, … Continue reading

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TRAD LIVES MATTER! US Bishop attacks “ad orientem” worship, overrides Summorum Pontificum

UPDATE: COMMENTS CLOSED.
___ Originally Published on: Jan 19, 2017 @ 14:25 ___
I received a copy of a letter sent by the Bishop of Rockford, Most Rev. David J. Malloy, to the priests of that diocese.
In this letter, a follow up to their … Continue reading

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Poste Vaticane – Commemorative stamping to honor Martin Luther

Yesterday I heard that the Vatican Post was to issue a commemorative stamp honoring Martin Luther.  HERE
To honor someone who so publicly ripped asunder the fabric of Christendom is appalling.  Who’s next?  Judas Iscariot?
This is like:

Augustus Caesar minting coins honoring Marcus Iunius … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Paul Ehrlich to speak at the VATICAN?

UPDATE 9 Feb:
From LifeSite:
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Pro-abort population controller ‘thrilled’ with direction Francis is taking Church
February 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The undisputed father of the modern, pro-abortion population control movement told LifeSiteNews in an exclusive interview that he is “thrilled” with … Continue reading

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