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St. Robert Bellarmine – Pray for us! Help us with your teaching and example!

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 remember in prayer His Excellency Most Reverend … Continue reading

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On changing the Italian text of the “Our Father”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At First Things, Charlotte Allen deftly explains the spectacularly bad move to change the official wording of the Lord’s Prayer in Italian. In effect, she points out that this tinkeritis (my word) is yet another abysmally obtuse reaction by bishops … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hypothetically, can a Pope dogmatically teach heresy? Wherein Fr. Z speculates.

NB: I revise a bit, below. From a reader… QUAERITUR: What if the Pope were to dogmatically declare that [insert major heresy here] was true? I don’t have an answer for this, which means I am utterly dependent on faith … Continue reading

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New books by St. Robert Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church, now in English

Lately I received notice of, and a concrete copy of, newly released English translations of works by the great Doctor of the Church St. Robert Bellarmine (+1621). St. Robert was a Jesuit (a good one), a Cardinal, theology and profession … Continue reading

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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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