So tonight I get online and find that my hosting service MIDPHASE (with whom I had problems last week) had suspended my account. 

They gave me 24 hours to upgrade. 

Interesting.  No?

I find the timing interesting.  It is the eve of the post-Synodal Exhortation.

Does this strike you as interesting?

I think the problem was that the podcasts created huge drag on the server.


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  1. Obviously, Father Z, those litur-geists will stop at nothing. So now you know. Watch what you say about ad orientem and Latin tomorrow, or you may be sorry! (Hmm … I wonder if that’s the message they sent to our Holy Father.)

  2. John Polhamus says:

    Ah, Padre, I’m not surprised at all. The insidious workings of the enemy will crop up in the most innocuous places. Invoke St. Isidore of Seville, whom I believe is currently patron Saint of the Internet, and banish the fiend to the brimstone choked reaches from whence he has crawled…along with (if I could just quickly list a few people in particular!)…aw, alright, we’ll leave it at the fiend. ;-)

    Don’t worry, Padre, if they cancel you, we’ll find you!

  3. John: Thanks for the pep talk.

    Part of the problem here is good and part is bad.

    First, this place is getting popular.

    Second, this place is getting popular.

    There is nothing both prayer and a lot more money won’t solve.

    On the other hand, a couple people contacted me to help recently. I wrote to them.

    I have not heard back.

  4. Brian Day says:

    There is nothing both prayer and a lot more money won’t solve.

    A little of both is headed your way.

  5. Maria says:

    I thought that exact thing when your blog came up as a suspended
    account. Let’s hope this is a good sign and the enemy is trying to
    mess with us(unsuccessfully).

  6. Marc in Eugene says:

    I figured you had made a down payment on the Bugatti and were a little short of cash this month.

  7. Ginny says:

    Well at least you can still post. Blogger forced me to switch over to their new version. At first this was no problem. Now it is eating my posts and I can seem to find any email to get help with these issues
    I guess I should just accept the penance, lol

  8. ALL: I am thinking that it will be time to migrate again. It is a scary prospect, but this is a way, is it not? The Romans had the phrase castra moveri.

  9. I am hoping that this is just your bloghost acting up and not your entire internet service. It would be a shame not to be able to see the document right away! I’ll be reading it at lunch tomorrow.

  10. So how come there are no “leaks” on what’s in the document? Is it the case that none of those who know, including the ones who might not like orthodoxy, find anything objectionable in it? It’s very quiet.

  11. Lance says:

    I, too, have been wondering why there have been no leaks. The USCCB website reports they are already sold out of copies. I suppose the Vatican will have it available on the internet tomorrow? Let us pray for success!

  12. Alex says:

    MichiganCatholic, could it be the calm befrore the storm perhaps?

  13. Aaron says:

    It’s the Freemasons- or maybe the Archdiocese of L.A.’s Liturgy Committee… but who can tell the difference anymore?

  14. How can the USCCB be out of copies? They don’t even have it yet!

    Alex, maybe some people are just hoping it will “blow over?”

  15. RJackson says: is suspended as well… FYI.

  16. Jon says:

    I’ve read it.

    How long, O Lord?…

  17. Sean says:

    I am very disappointed with the exhortation. Nothing on orientation or removing women from the sanctuary. Some stuff extolling sober celebration, central tabernacle, restrained sign of peace, restricted general absolution and the like but nothing that a ‘progressive’ would be hemmed in by in my experience. Without a very big stick and a complete suspension of so-called ‘charity’ in dispensing it nothing much will come of it in my opinion.

  18. Jordan Potter says:

    I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I did notice the date it was signed:

    “Given in Rome, at Saint Peter’s, on 22 February, the Feast of the Chair of Peter, in the year 2007, the second of my Pontificate.”

    A very auspicious date.

    In my quick skimming, I immediately recognised that the thought is obviously Ratzingerian. Some passages reminded me of his The Spirit of the Liturgy.. I also see that it addresses certain matters such as Latin in the liturgy and other egregious liturgical abuses, but I’ll comment further when I’ve had a chance to read the whole thing.

  19. ALL: I am thinking that it will be time to migrate again. It is a scary prospect, but this is a way, is it not? The Romans had the phrase castra moveri.

    Are we not mere pilgrims in this life? ;)

    Hope your new Veyron is as good as it’s rumored up to be! ;)

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