Monthly Archives: March 2014

It’s all out WAR

Anyone who isn’t insane or wicked recognizes that the insane and the wicked have been waging a war on boy and men for decades. The battle has widened into a war on gender identity. The aims are entirely evil. Thanks … Continue reading

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Wherein Father chuckles

Over a Fr. Hunwicke’s place I read a line that made me chuckle: Now, look here, Father, if you can’t be more pastorally sensitive and inclusive, I shall have to forbid you to say the Novus Ordo … so you’d better get … Continue reading

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Secret Consistory: How did other Cardinals react to Card. Kasper’s proposals?

Those of who who read Italian my be interested in an article of Marco Tosatti posted at La Stampa which purports to reconstruct some of the discussion in the now-not-so-Secret Consistory during which Card. Kasper delivered his extremely long and now … Continue reading

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26 March – Manhattan – Catholic Artists Society – 7pm – Church of the Holy Innocents

For those of you in and around NYC, I recommend heading to the great Church of the Holy Innocents tonight for a talk and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Fr. George Rutler.  Info HERE CAS Lenten evening of recollection: … Continue reading

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Anti-Catholic bigotry from MSNBC’s Joy Reid

From MSNBC via CMR comes another great example of MSM anti-Catholic bigotry. The MSNBC-sanctioned bigot this time is the anchor Joy Reid, who commented on the Hobby Lobby religious freedom case before the Supreme Court. Anchor Joy Reid says: The Obama … Continue reading

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Vatican Radio gives megaphone to dissident fringe group Future Church

I am confused about something. The website of Vatican Radio shows that they did a piece on Future Church. Future Church?!? HERE  Listen. What is Future Church?  HERE This is from their site’s sidebar: Visit their ABOUT page HERE.  They want … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Christian funeral, burial for divorced, remarried?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a Catholic who is divorced and remarried without an annulment receive a Catholic Christian burial? Yes! Can. 1184 lists – exhaustively – those Catholics who may be deprived of a Church funeral: Can. 1184 §1. … Continue reading

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When “NO!” is PASTORAL! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

“Pastoral charity”… note the phrase! His Eminence, Raymond Card. Burke, gave an interview to Polonia Christiana magazine.  Lifesite rendered it into English HERE. In one of his responses, the Cardinal said: In the case of a politician or other public figure who … Continue reading

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Help from Chinese readers? Act of Contrition.

From a Chinese reader who asks for help: I am a Chinese Catholic and many of our prayers are translations from some original Latin edition. One of the most beautiful is the traditional Act of Contrition which is still commonly … Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh on the ending of the Left’s honeymoon with Pope Francis

I have been harping on this for a while: the Left will turn on Francis one day. From Rush Limbaugh’s stack of stuff. He was on the air yesterday. Here is the transcript.  My legendary emphases and comments. End of Left’s Honeymoon … Continue reading

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FACEBOOK exchange: ‘c’atholic liberals call Benedict XVI “The Rat” and want him to die

I alert you all to something horrible which my friend Damian Thompson discovered. Everyone should see this Facebook exchange, because it reveals the true attitude of the Left in the catholic Church.  My observations follow, below. Meanwhile, from Damian’s blog (I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Annunciation – Lady Day

This is the eve of Feast of the Incarnation. On 25 March we celebrate that moment when our Lord elevated our humanity by taking our human nature into an indestructible bond with His Divinity. In the Incarnation God opened for … Continue reading

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FSSP Diaconate

Deacon By Deacon. His Mightiness, Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of the Diocese of Madison (aka “The Extraordinary Ordinary”), descended upon Nebraska recently to ordain men of the Fraternity of St. Peter to the holy diaconate. Photos HERE. Note… … Continue reading

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Card. Caffarra on upcoming Synod, Communion for divorced and remarried

At ZENIT there is a translation into English of the wide-ranging interview given by Carlo Card. Caffarra, Archbishop of Bologna, about the upcoming Synod and the issue to be addressed. It was originally in Italian in Il Foglio. You should read … Continue reading

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Gov. Walker won’t delete Bible verse, despite threats from hate-activist atheists

About the great Governor of Wisconsin.  I wonder if he will run for President. From The Blaze: Scott Walker Says He Won’t Cave to Atheists’ Demand to Pull Bible Verse “Governor Walker will not remove the post on his social … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard during the Mass for your Sunday obligation? Let us know.  

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A little bonus for the sanctification of your Sunday

Here is a little bonus for the sanctification of your Sunday. Here is audio of the Benedictine monks at Le Barroux and their Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament after Sunday Vespers. How I enjoyed Sunday Vespers and Benedict at my … Continue reading

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Audio interview with Fr. Richard Heilman

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman, about whom I have written before, had a good audio interview with Christine Niles.  HERE. He talks about shutting down a local strip bar through prayer, shifting to ad orientem worship and having a 40% … Continue reading

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What’s up in Vienna’s Stephensdom?

This is pretty weird.  From a reader: I have recently visited Vienna and was stunned by the beautiful churches of this magnificent city. One day I went to St. Michael’s church not far from Stephensdom and it was there and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can divorced, remarried without “annulment” be Extraordinary Ministers of Communion?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can divorced/remarried laity, without decree of nullity, become Special Ministers of Communion? The short answer is “No!” The longer answer is “Noooooooo!”

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