Tag Archives: Marshall Plan

When diocesan priests choose to use exclusively the Extraordinary Form. Fr. Z rants, a lot.

Our friends at Rorate have an interesting piece, which you should read in toto over there. Here are some salient points. Can one be a diocesan priest and celebrate the traditional Mass exclusively? A true motivational example [We [Rorate] consider … Continue reading

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Antonio Gramsci, the destruction of Catholic identity, and you.

At the Catholic Thing there is a must read article by George Marlin about the uber-anti-Catholic and founder of Italian Communism, the brilliant but twisted Antonio Gramsci. Understanding Gramsci and the Italian version of Communism is verrrrrry important for faithful … Continue reading

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Brick by brick… it is happening

Over at the excellent Chant Cafe, I found this from a priest contributor, Fr. Christopher Smith.  My emphases and comments. I was recently at a Cathedral down South on a weekday and I wanted to celebrate a private Mass. As … Continue reading

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“Who would deny that human society is in most urgent need of this cure now?”

The global economic trend downward and recent events are going to create change, uncertainty and hardship, perhaps much suffering, for a lot of people.   I imagine that some of you readers are already being affected.  You are not alone. … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “They get the Ratzinger Marshall Plan better than many Catholics.”

My friend the great Fabricius Romanus, paterfamilias, sent me a reaction to the story I shared here about a priest in Italy who was physically assaulted by someone invoking Satan, because the priest was reintroducing traditional elements of Catholic worship. … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI entrusts Italy to the Blessed Virgin. Fr. Z rants

You may have seen this yesterday. POPE ENTRUSTS ITALY TO VIRGIN’S PROTECTION VATICAN CITY, 27 MAY 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Benedict XVI presided over the praying of the Rosary together with the … Continue reading

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Card. Koch on Pope Benedict’s long term plan for the Roman Rite

For a long time I have thought that Joseph Ratzinger’s view was that side-by-side use of the older form of the Roman Rite and the newer Novus Ordo would eventually produce a tertium quid.  I wrote about that in the … Continue reading

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Reason #42564 for Universae Ecclesiae

Benedict XVI is a kind man of generous spirit. His desire to bring healing to a Church divided in every sphere if its life, and to lend to all, both on the liberal and the traditional side, a better lens … Continue reading

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Bp. Conley on transcendence in the liturgy and the new, corrected translation

An alert reader sent me the following.  This is a talk given last month by H.E. Most Rev. James D. Conley, Auxiliary Bishop in Denver to the Midwest Theological Forum. If I am not mistaken, Bp. Conley was one of … Continue reading

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The slipping-away of Catholic identity

I think that Pope Benedict had as a project for his pontificate the revitalization of Catholic identity.  The West is losing its soul because Christianity – Catholicism in particular – is not being lived by the mature or passed on … Continue reading

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