Tag Archives: St. Robert Bellarmine

When would we have to resist the Pope? Wherein Fr. Z Rants.

What do we do when legitimate authority gets something important wrong? We respectfully resist legitimate authority. Pope Francis does or doesn’t do, A, B or C. He doesn’t, for example, wear proper pontifical garb, as tradition and decorum require, in … Continue reading

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St. Robert Bellarmine

Today I greet readers and friends who are blessed with the name “Robert”.  Happy Novus Ordo Name Day.  You get two Name Days, since the traditional day is 13 May. In particular I congratulate His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. … Continue reading

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Signatures of Saints

I am in Chicago… well… north of Chicago. Yesterday, I visited for the first time the campus of Mundelein Seminary, the University of St. Mary of (by?) the Lake. As part of the visit I was able to see some … Continue reading

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Saints of pots and pans, shipwrecks, beheading, and music both mystical and sublime

I bring to your attention four saints on the calendar listed in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum. 1. Sancti Roberti Bellarmino, episcopi et Ecclesiae doctoris, e Societate Iesu, qui praeclare de theologicis temporis sui controversiis peculiari ac subtili habitu disputavit; cardinalis … Continue reading

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