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Wherein Fr. Z rants

Our Lord promised us that Hell would not prevail against the Church.
He did not promise that Hell would not prevail in the USA, or in your town or parish.
Today we are seeing a shrinking of Holy Church in many places.  The … Continue reading

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Of global downturns, material and spiritual

As the opening of the Year of Faith approaches, as we turn more and more attention to the Holy Father’s desire for a New Evangelization, we also have to keep in mind what Benedict said about us Catholics becoming a … Continue reading

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I sense a trend.

Over at Orwell’s Picnic there is a post entitled “Face it, Hippies”, which this graph.

I sense a trend.
The growth is slow, some will say.  But there is growth.  There is growth in several important spheres of the Church’s life, including … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s address at the Konzerthaus in Freiburg im Breisgau

The Holy Father’s address at the Konzerthaus in Freiburg im Breisgau to Catholics active in the Church and Society.
Here is a highlight:
“The Church must constantly renew the effort to detach herself from the ‘worldliness’ of the world.”
And…
“The Christian faith is … Continue reading

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John Allen on the Pope, Prague and “affirmative orthodoxy”

My friend John Allen, the fair-minded nearly ubiquitous columnist of the otherwise ultra-lefty weekly fishwrap National Catholic Reporter, has an interesting piece today about the Holy Father’s trip to Prague. 
Allen looks at the Holy Father’s work there from the … Continue reading

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