Monthly Archives: December 2013

BREAKING! SCOTUS Justice Sotomayor BLOCKS Pres. Obama’s HHS Mandate

Hmmm…. Maybe I should name Justice Sonia Sotomayor Fr. Z’s Person of the Year. From Politico: Justice [Sotomayor] delays health law’s birth control mandate Justice delays health law’s birth control mandate By: Associated Press December 31, 2013 10:34 PM EST … Read More

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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


Every word s/he says is a lie, including “and” and “the”.

From CrossMap: Congressman Chris Smith: The Big Three Obamacare Abortion Lies of the Year WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 — Even as President Obama’s now infamous claim, “[i]f you like your plan you can keep it,” is being recognized as the … Read More

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This isn’t 1 April: Vatican spokesman clarifies that Pope Francis hasn’t abolished sin.

Sometimes the truth is weirder than fiction. I saw it first at Newsmax and hunted up the links. On 30 December atheist editor of La Reppublica, Eugenio Scalfari, wrote in an editorial piece entitled  “La Rivoluzione di Francesco – Ha … Read More

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Fr Z’s Predictions for 2014

Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2014 1. Israel will attack Iran (still waiting for this one) 2. SCOTUS will rule in favor of the Bishops on the HHS Mandate (still waiting on this too) 3. The “AFFORDABLE” Care Act will continue … Read More

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Gain Plenary Indulgences on 31 Dec and 1 Jan

We should develop the good habit of gaining indulgences. Holy Church provides many opportunities to gain these spiritual gifts from the treasure of the merits of Christ and the saints. Keep in mind that in addition to the work to … Read More

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Pope Francis ‘shocked’ by ‘gay’ adoption, urges bishop to speak against it, boldly

From CNSNEWS… I am posting this here because you won’t see it at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap). Hey! We are still in the Octave of Christmas! My emphases and comments: Bishop: Pope ‘Shocked’ By Gay Adoption, ‘Encouraged Me … Read More

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A Christmas gift I didn’t get!

Because of my long involvement with the über-ultra-hyper secret Vatican Vampire Assassin Squad (and I can’t tell you who is assassinating whom!), I was intrigued by the photo sent me by a priest friend of a vampire hunters kit!

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A TV commercial for your consideration: POLL

An Argentinian Coca-Cola commercial for your consideration. Let’s have a poll! Pick your best answer and discuss (if registered and approved) in the combox, below. If you vote “Stupendous!” or “Blech!”, you had better explain yourselves!

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ASK FATHER: Father coughed so I didn’t go to Communion.

From a reader. QUAERITUR: Shortly before the consecration on Sunday, the priest had a fit of coughing, and coughed into his right hand. What should he have done? I was worried about the transmission of germs, and did not go … Read More

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Devolution of power to regional Churches? I think not.

There is a fear among some people with whom I converse that Pope Francis might undercut Roman curial congregations and devolve authority to regional conferences of bishops. I am all for subsidiarity.  That said, some things just don’t work well … Read More

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JUST TOO COOL – UK: Priest buys lost Van Dyck for £400

You just never know what you might have in your attic or find in a shop. From Express: Antiques Roadshow discovery: Van Dyck masterpiece bought for just £400 is worth £400,000 A PORTRAIT bought for £400 has been revealed as … Read More

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Not exactly RCIA and sharing your feelings

With a biretta tip to St. Louis Catholic, who did a good job with this, we should review what we believe as faithful Catholics. This is the formula that I used when I was admitted to Holy Church as a … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard at Mass this Sunday? Let us know.


We’ll always have Paris

I was sent a link to an interesting site, which shows what once happened in a certain place, then and now.  HERE  

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Obama’s V.A. hospital forbids Christmas cards made by children for wounded vets

More BAH! HUMBUG! from Pres. Obama’s Veteran’s Administration.  First, they ban Christmas carols.  Now, they ban cards made by children. From FNC (where there is also video): Boys and girls at Grace Academy in Prosper, Tex., spent most of last Friday … Read More

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WDTPRS: Holy Family – children first learn who God is by knowing their parents

The place God Incarnate chose to begin manifesting His sacrificial love, which reached its culmination on the Cross, was the family home. Together with Mary and His earthly father Joseph, Christ began to reveal something of the unity of love … Read More


Bp. Jarrett: Didn’t implement Vatican’s child abuse reporting norms because they were in Latin

I want everyone to know this. From The Advocate: Bishop didn’t get message because it was written in Latin BISHOP Geoffrey Jarrett [of Lismore, Australia] told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse he didn’t report an allegation … Read More

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What kind of dumb is this?

This is so weird that, at first, I thought it was a joke. We find this at Protect The Pope. Dissenting on homosexuality Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP is a keynote speaker at Dublin’s 2014 Divine Mercy Conference Fr Timothy Radcliffe … Read More

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A&E CAVED! Duck Dynasty back with Phil

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! I guess they want their profits more than they want to pander to the… other thing. From Hollywood Reporter: Less than two weeks after … Read More

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