Category Archives: You must be joking!

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 #Theology can … 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 their other hand.
Such … 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 probably are … 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 the … 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 escrito al … 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 the Clinton/Podesta … 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 Francis, that you have … 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 Kasper, … 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 it.
But that’s … 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 the … 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.
A … Continue reading

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Posted in Liberals, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Pò sì jiù, Sin That Cries To Heaven, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, What are they REALLY saying?, You must be joking! | Tagged , , , , , , | 22 Comments

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 funded by U.S. … Continue reading

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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

LESBIANS! UNITE AGAINST OPPRESSION!

This entry has a convoluted origin, but here goes…
I saw a story at Stream about a lesbian couple who are suing New Jersey, which is oppressing them.  Get this…
Erin and Marianne Krupa, a lesbian couple struggling to get pregnant due … Continue reading

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New Commission on Deaconesses formed

Here is something pretty bizzare…
This has come out of the blue like a… that thing that comes out of the blue.  A bolt?  A raise in your health insurance premium?  A sprained ankle?  My point is that, as I write, none of … Continue reading

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Excommunicated women’s ordination advocates meet with official of Secretariat of State

It is possible that some wywympryst wannabes, representatives of the militant women’s association Women’s Ordination Worldwide (WOW), are supposed to meet with someone in the Vatican. Via Eponymous Flower and Katholisches.info.
I think most of these wymyn and those who aid … Continue reading

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A Litany to Sr. Joan Chittister (… no… really!)

You’ve seen the recent stories about leaders of US women religious being summoned to Rome for to explain the situation.
On the heals of another such story today (HERE) comes this, which I spotted at Church Militant.
Apparently the US weird sisters … Continue reading

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Posted in Liberals, Lighter fare, Self-absorbed Promethean Neopelagians, Women Religious, You must be joking! | Tagged , , | 28 Comments

There’s “That’s wrong!” and then there’s …this…

Someone ought to have a few words with this … fellow.
From a reader…

I hope that this isn’t really a photo of Mass.  Maybe it’s some, I dunno, bible church group doing their thing.   But I fear that it is what … Continue reading

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They don’t even try to hide it anymore: demonic ceremony for opening of new tunnel

From, from St. Paul to the Romans
Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? Or distress? Or famine? Or nakedness? Or danger? Or persecution? Or the sword? (As it is written: For thy sake, we are … Continue reading

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