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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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- tamranthor: Spent the entire weekend with the entire family in a blessed state of grace. The boy served Mass, and did so brilliantl y. The sun shone beautifull y, and we took a drive up to Hatcher...
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- thepraypad: Our homilist also went with the Good Shepherd. He talked about same sex couples, transgende r disorder, and the rights of children to know their real/biolo gical parents. He acknowl...
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- benedetta: An illness I long struggled with went into remission suddenly after much prayer and attempts at healing, last August, and since then I am gaining in strength and direction every day. I...
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- jaykay: Arrangemen ts for our Chapter 217;s Chartres Pilgrimage are progressin g now, when up to quite recently it seemed as though it just wouldnR 17;t happen this year. Deo gratias. I had...
- JesusFreak84: Father preached about the virtue of Temperance and some of its related virtues. He wasn’ ;t graphic about chastity but he wasn’ ;t skirting around it, either, and made clear...
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- Ellen: Father talked about names and how they are powerful. How God knows us all by name and cares for us as a shepherd does his sheep.
- aiello01: The Eucharist is not a substitute for a healthy dose of me’J esus.
- JonPatrick: Saturday evening we attended Divine Liturgy (Melkite Greek Catholic rite). The Gospel reading is full of symbolism. The 5 sided pool represents the 5 books of the law which by themsel...
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- Wherein Fr. Z rants about the Church as “field hospital”. Brutal horror, heroic wonder.
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- “If it’s just a symbol, then to hell with it!” Wherein a Lutheran tells it as it is and then Fr. Z rants a lot.
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- 28 April – PONTIFICAL TLM at Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
- St. Michael the Extremely Cool Samurai Archangel, defend us in battle!
- “O my God, make them like a wheel; * and as stubble before the wind.” Consolation from a Psalm.
Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Tag Archives: Fulton J. Sheen
Today is the 3rd Sunday of Lent. The Roman Station is St. Lawrence outside the walls.
In gratitude especially to benefactors who help me and this blog, during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute daily podcasts to encourage you in your … Continue reading
Today is Saturday in the 2nd Week of Lent. The Roman Station is Sts. Marcellinus and Peter.
In gratitude especially to benefactors who help me and this blog, during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute daily podcasts to encourage you in … Continue reading
Today is the 1st Sunday of Lent. The Roman Station is St John Lateran.
In gratitude especially to benefactors who help me and this blog, during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute daily podcasts to encourage you in your own use … Continue reading
Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 28, for Saturday in the Octave of Christmas.
Fulton Sheen talks about being loved by God while Benedict explains our great procession towards Christ in the persons of the Magi.
One bit of music today is from the Christmas … Continue reading
Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 27, for Friday in the Octave of Christmas, commemoration of St Thomas Becket, martyr.
Fulton Sheen talks about the personal YOU moment with God. Augustine of Hippo serves us some wake up coffee.
Today we hear an Arabic, Byzantine … Continue reading
My heart goes out to the people harmed in the recent terror attack in Manchester, England.
As the usual reportage goes on, I’ve been getting messages on my phone from a friend which underscore something important not being well addressed in … Continue reading
From Jihad Watch:
Mexico: Muslim stabs priest at the altar of Mexico City’s Metropolitan Cathedral
“A French Muslim stabs a priest in the cathedral of Mexico,” translated from “Un musulmán francés apuñala a un sacerdote en la catedral de México,” by Ana Fuentes, … Continue reading
A cup of really strong Mystic Monk Coffee can help you to wake up. This video could have the same effect on liberals (to whom I also recommend Mystic Monk Coffee – eventually – when they convert and are worthy).
He … Continue reading
PODCAzT 143: Fulton J. Sheen – “In the face of this false broadmindedness, what the world needs is intolerance.”
With a biretta tip to my friend Fr. Heilman at Roman Catholic Man, this PODCAzT welcomes today’s guest Ven. Fulton J. Sheen. We will hear his
Plea for Intolerance
… yes, you read that right.
It seems appropriate to read this in the wake … Continue reading