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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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- TonyO: Now with Amoris (so it would seem to this opinionato r with a smartphone ), a door has been opened to another way: a low-cost, no-frills, in-house discernmen t of the validity of a previ...
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- Fallibilissimo: The idea of creating two classes of sinners can be a real consequenc e of this recent allowance. However, the solution could be to simply level the playing field and admit more...
- choirlady: Our parish in the Archdioces e of Washington has 90 altar boys, which means 5 altar boys per mass. They are well schooled and so reverent in their actions at mass. No sloppiness here. At...
- george: Thank you for the post, Father. I will write a short letter to His Holiness and hope that he reads it.
- george: PTK_70: “Not a rhetorical question: who in a position of authority has literally said that adulterers may be admitted to Holy Communion? ” All those prelates who say that those...
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- Nan: Chesterton Academy will soon visit the Byzantine Church of St John.
- Nan: So nice to be in a parish with a priest who knows, and tells us, that he’s on the hook for our salvation.
- Charles E Flynn: @Orlando, From http://www .ewtn.com/ library/li turgy/zlit ur254.htm : In his book “The Spirit of the Liturgy 221; the then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger wrote: “...
- sibnao: Due to a mysterious health problem last year, we racked up thousands of dollars in medical bills. The local hospital, where procedures were done, offers financial assistance , and after...
- Aquinas Gal: The first rule of discernmen t is that we can never discern whether or not to commit a sin. Sin is never an option.
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- Geoffrey: “Wha t frightens me a great deal about the present situation of the Church is what I would call a politiciza tion of Church life and of Church doctrine 8230;̶ 1; I have...
- Fr. John Zuhlsdorf: One could also argue for John Paul II or Ronald Reagan.
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- Card. Burke speaks up
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- We Are Our Rites! Wherein Fr. Z rants after reading Peter Kwasniewski
- Rutler writes about “men with chests”. The “impossible dream”?
- The Pope wants to hear from you. No. Really. He wants the “sensus fidelium”.
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- My View For A While: Counter March
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- DC March for Life 2018 – DAY 1: Paintings and plots
- Canonist Ed Peters on the Papal mid-air airplane nuptials
- The Pope marries a couple on the papal airplane. Hmmm.
- Big Business Is WATCHING!
- My View For Awhile: March For Life 2018 Edition
- “The Triumph of Marcantonio Colonna” described
- ASK FATHER: Would anything prevent a priest from always using the traditional formula of absolution?
- 2 Feb – MADISON – Candlemas – Pontifical Mass at the Throne
- Card. Müller on authority of Popes, possibility of others correcting contradictory papal teachings
- ASK FATHER: If I remember a sin after confessing, should I interrupt the priest and tell him?
- Slithery misdirection from the National Sodomitical Reporter: Bishops who avoid scandal commit scandal
- An Armenian bishop “ordains” a deaconette
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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: Islam
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From the appropriately named Crisis:
Can the Church Recover Its Fighting Spirit?
The Islamic world is waging—and winning—a war on Judeo-Christian civilization.
With 1.3 billion Catholics worldwide, the Catholic Church is potentially one of the most powerful … Continue reading
7 Oct – Polish bishops urge 1 Million Poles to pray Rosary at border in honor of historic defeat of Islam
The other day in Madrid, I got to see the Juan of Austria’s personal pendant which flew on his ship at the Battle of Lepanto, 7 October 1571.
That victory, under the aegis of the Mother of God, was a turning … Continue reading
Today at The Catholic Thing there is useful information about Islam and its tenets.
Is “Dawa” in your vocabulary?
So, what do you know about dawa? You know what jihad is, and what sharia is. That is Islamic vocabulary 101.
At the more … 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
Danish Man who Set Fire to Quran Charged with Blasphemy
A man who burned the Islamic holy book in his backyard has been charged with blasphemy, in a move his lawyer speculates was driven by fear of Muslim extremists. The … Continue reading
Today Pres. Trump had a meeting at the Pentagon with the JCs and others about ISIS. He wants plans.
Today I saw this at Clarion Project:
ISIS Graphic Video: Kids’ Shooting Exercise With Living Targets
As if all the other videos we’ve brought … Continue reading
How would you feel were your parish church to be vandalized and desecrated? Yes, yes, I know that many of them already were, by the vandals within the Church who wreckovated so many beautiful churches and who build so many monstrosities … Continue reading
A dire notes as the year begins.
First, from Express about Catholics under siege at a parish near Milan.
‘They’ll LYNCH us!’ Church PLEADS with police for assistance in evicting migrants
A CHRISTIAN priest has pleaded for help in evicting a group of … Continue reading
A couple weeks ago I wrote that I suspected that Fr. Jacques Hamel was martyred, murdered in Northern France by Islamic terrorists, and that it wouldn’t surprise me were the Pope to speed up the process.
During the presser on the airplane returning to … Continue reading
From Spero News:
The U.S. bars Christian, not Muslim, refugees from Syria
The title of this blog post–The United States Bars Christian, Not Muslim, Refugees From Syria–will strike many readers as ridiculous.
But the numbers tell a different story:
The United States has accepted … Continue reading
Has it been 10 years already? Job 7:6! John Allen at Crux reminded me of the anniversary.
Ten years ago Benedict XVI delivered his famous Regensburg Address which sparked huge controversy over his inclusion of the example of Islam and … Continue reading
It’s coming to a neighborhood near you.
Vicars told ‘don’t wear dog collars in public’ over fears jihadists are planning attacks
Worries knife-wielding ISIS jihadists will target churches were raised by experts and revealed by churchmen.
New counter-terrorism advice is being urgently … Continue reading
Now that “gay” (I hate that word now) rights are secured, thanks to a feckless few unelected justices on the SCOTUS, the next barriers to be broken down are, first, polygamy, and then pedophilia.
I saw at Crux …
Italian Islamic leader … Continue reading
As a follow up, John Zmirak at Stream weighs in on Swetland’s position that you, dear readers, as Catholics must accept that Islam really is “Religion of Peace” because, he says, Vatican II and other documents, says so. If you don’t accept … Continue reading