Monthly Archives: July 2013

SSPX ITALY condemns Pope Francis for visiting refugees – UPDATED – distorted news account?

UPDATE 18 July: There are some comments in the combox which help us get to what SSPX Italy really said.   Take a look and decide if Gazzetta distorted the story. ______________ From Gazzetta del Sud (their translation): Lefebvrists chide … Read More

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St. Paul: A big small victory for religious freedom!

In my native place, more anti-Christian news, but with a small victory: City of St. Paul stops fighting statue of Jesus atop bluff by Bill Keller ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) See Video HERE [Watch.  This man is an inspiration.] There’s a … Read More

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Tom Peters (american papist)

I am getting reports that the young papist, Thomas Peters, was injured – perhaps severely – in an accident of some kind.  Tom is the son of the great canonist Ed Peters, by the way. More information will come in … Read More

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REVIEW: The book on Augustine which Pope Benedict would have wanted to write.

I am reading a new biography of Augustine published by a fresh, talented writer, Miles Hollingworth. Don’t let the title, St Augustine of Hippo, An Intellectual Biography, fool you. This is not a highbrow book intended for college professors, with … Read More

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It’s Twofer Day!

Reason #6675 for Anglicanorum coetibus. But wait!  There’s more! Reason #367588 for Summorum Pontificum. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMrvcORsDLI&feature=player_embedded Remember: We are supposed to be more like them, right?  

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When clowns attack

WARNING: This may make your eyes and ears bleed.  No.  Really. It is hard to know how to react to this.  I have so many thoughts and emotions at once. Preliminary observations: I think what you are going to see … Read More

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O frabjous day! They are BACK!

I buried the lead: Twinkies!  They’re baaaaack! As you know, they went off the shelves some months ago, a dark day for civilization. As I have written before, I never cared much for Twinkies, but I was irritated that I … Read More

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“I heard you’re idea’s and their definately good.”

Despite the less than elegant rhetorical flourish, this is pretty funny.  From XKCD. I am reminded of how liberals insist that conservatives be nice even while they pour out the worst sort of bile (cf. my email inbox). (I especially … Read More

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“Dear Holy Father… about my car….” Wherein Fr. Z offers advice to priests about vehicles.

I’ve been giving a lot of thought to Pope Francis’ war on new cars for priests and religious.  HERE. I saw this in an article in the Vatican’s underground satirical newspaper LA CIPOLLA: […] Priests far and wide are now … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Walking out of church because of the sermon.

From a reader: Today, the priest gave an overtly political homily that I have no doubt you would have found highly inappropriate. Think Fr. Michael Pfelger of Chicago. I sat through it in stunned disbelief but some got up and … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the Sunday sermon you hear? Let us know what is was.

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests by … Read More

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TEXAS: The violent tactics of big-business abortion and their supporters

This post has some brutal content, but it reveals the character of a certain slice of our pro-abortion neighbors. When you have no respect for human life at its inception, why will you have any respect for people with whom … Read More

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NJ/NYC: 16 July – O.L. of Mt. Carmel – Pontifical TLM – Procession!

I received this note about a good opportunity in Newark (odder words may never have been written): There will be a Solemn Pontifical Mass (extraordinary form) on Tuesday, July 16th — the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel — … Read More

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There has to be a better way! This story is so cool it breaks the boundaries of coolness.

This is so cool that it may need its own category.  This story combines human ingenuity, youthful motivation, and the free market. Meet Jack Andraka, Foe of Pancreatic Cancer. From Smithsonian: Jack Andraka, the Teen Prodigy of Pancreatic Cancer A high … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z copes with his new paranoia

I am worried. Given that Pope Francis has declared war on clerical new cars, I am concerned that other things will soon be in his cross-hairs. For example, what could be more worrisome to the poor than the sight of … Read More

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Mary Stachowicz – murdered by “gay” man – a Martyr for the Faith, says Bp. Paprocki

Preambles: Homosexuals often commit the most physically brutal crimes that the police see. [UPDATE: Some people in the tweetosphere are having a spittle-flecked nutty about the sentence I wrote, above. At least I think that is why there is a … Read More

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PODCAzT 136: 25 years later – Ratzinger’s address to the Bishops of Chile; The Biological Solution

Today marks 25 years since Joseph Card. Ratzinger gave a famous address in Santiago, Chile to the Chilean bishops. Context: In the months immediately preceding this address, Archbp,  Marcel Lefebvre of the SSPX had signed an agreement with the Holy … Read More

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POLL: To which super-Catholic place would you go for self-exile?

There is a fun post at Catholic Vote: Top 5 place for self-imposed exile for Catholics. I’ll send you over there in a moment. I want to mention, however, an idea that I have seen on some blogs: a “redoubt” … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Can I have a job at a Lutheran church?

From a reader: I recently got laid off from my job, and have been doing whatever side work I can find until I find a stable job. One of these jobs has been to help in a Lutheran Service, by simply changing … Read More

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