Monthly Archives: May 2014

24 May: World Day of Prayer for the Church in China

I hope you will all stop what you are doing right now and say a prayer to St. Michael the Archangel to protect our brothers and sisters in China, and then say a prayer to Our Lady of China, perhaps … Read More

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Hey Fishwrap! This is what “sentire cum Ecclesia” REALLY means!

I wonder which of the master wordsmiths at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) cobbled up the clucking editorial cum open letter to Pope Francis.  NSR is displaying their case of the vapors over the mean old Vatican’s treatment of the consciously evolved sister-leaders … Read More

Posted in Francis, Liberals, Linking Back, Magisterium of Nuns, Our Catholic Identity, Puir Slow-Witted Gowk, The Drill, Women Religious | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments

Brick by Brick in El Paso

For your “Brick by Brick” file, in the El Paso Times: El Paso Catholic Diocese to offer Mass in Latin [Will it be the Novus Ordo?] “Oremus,” which means ‘let us pray’ in Latin will be heard regularly in Mass … Read More

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US Embassy flies homosexual flag, Obama Admin shouts about “rights”

From Breitbart: RAINBOW FLAG FLIES OVER U.S. EMBASSY IN MADRID The Obama administration seems to have forgotten the International Day of the Family last week that was celebrated at the UN and around the world May 15. Yet the administration … Read More

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MUST READ: Fr. Wylie’s hard-hitting sermon at Holy Innoncents (Manhattan, NYC) – How traditionalists are treated by priests and bishops

Remember my post “Dear Traditionalists,…” ?  I meant what I wrote then and I still mean it now.  In part, I wrote: Do you want this?  Do you?  Or, when you don’t get what you want handed to you, are … Read More

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, "How To..." - Practical Notes, Be The Maquis, Benedict XVI, Brick by Brick, Hard-Identity Catholicism, HONORED GUESTS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , | 36 Comments

Disparity: LCWR v. FFI

I direct the readership’s attention to a post by my friend Fr. Ray Blake, the great PP of Brighton.  He makes a great point about the Holy See’s treatment of the LCWR and treatment given to the Franciscan Friars of … Read More

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Fr. Murray on Card. Kasper’s proposals

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray has a fine piece at The Catholic Thing about His Eminence Walter Card. Kasper’s odd proposals about the divorced and remarried, his notion that they can be, in their adulterous relations, tolerated but not accepted at … Read More

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“Get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward!”

A great commencement speech by an Admiral and a SEAL, William H. McRaven. I wonder if this was the first time these students had ever heard, in their years of education, a real achiever tell them about life and reality. … Read More

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Fishwrap’s latest tacky move

Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) tested new depths of tacky today.  They published, on the 20th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Ordinatio sacerdotalis, a piece by the excommunicated “lady tambourine ‘priest‘” (perhaps you recall the Bob Dylan parody … Read More

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PODCAzT 139: 20th Anniversary of ‘Ordinatio sacerdotalis’, on the ordination of women

UPDATE: I adjusted a volume/balance problem. ___ Today is the 20th Anniversary of St. John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Ordinatio sacerdotalis, which removes all doubt about the impossibility of the ordination of women to the priesthood. To celebrate this wonderful … Read More

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Head of Austrian “We Are Church” Excommunicated

Here is something that the Fishwrap won’t be happy to report. German sources report that Pope Francis, the first Pope who ever smiled, the first Pope who ever kissed a baby, the first Pope since … well, some nice Pope … Read More

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Fishwrap’s Crazy Talk: “Climate change is church’s No. 1 pro-life issue”

I did a double-take when I saw at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) the title of their most recent editorial. I am not making this up: Climate change is church’s No. 1 pro-life issue Is there a face-palm icon? […] If … Read More

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A Cardinal backtracks

A while back, the head of the Synod of Bishops, Card. Baldisseri, made some comments about a change in the Church’s teaching about marriage. Remember my post: What is Card. Baldisseri up to? Baldisseri is backtracking. Bishops’ synod head: October … Read More

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Canonical consequences for Sr. Jeannine Gramick?

The distinguished canonist Ed Peters weighs in on what Sr. Jeannine Gramick did. She signed a public letter asking the most pro-abortion President we have ever seen, Pres. Obama, to work to expand abortion throughout the world.   HERE The … Read More

Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, Liberals, Magisterium of Nuns, The Drill, Women Religious | Tagged , , , , | 37 Comments

Wherein Fr. Z corrects some diaconal misinformation about the Missal of St. John XXIII – UPDATE

UPDATE 21 May: Rev. Mr. Ditewig has changed his original post around a bit and has apologized. ____ The usually sensible Rev. Mr. Kandra and the, well, I suppose less than always sensible (he seems to support women’s ordination and … Read More

Posted in Lighter fare, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, The Drill, You must be joking! | Tagged , , , , | 37 Comments

REVIEW: The ULTIMATE Priest’s Gift – Super Cool Portable Altar

Sometime ago I learned of a carpenter who made a portable altar of wood, rather like a suitcase, with wings that folded out and drawers, and an embedded altar stone. I contacted the carpenter and he said he would make … Read More

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Sr. Jeannine Gramick asked Pres. Obama to expand abortion throughout the world

Sr. Jeannine Gramick has signed a letter to Pres. Obama asking that abortion be expanded throughout the world.  PDF of the letter HERE. Guardian story HERE. Sr. Gramick is, as you may recall, one of those immortalized in my post NUNS … Read More

Posted in Dogs and Fleas, Emanations from Penumbras, Liberals, Magisterium of Nuns, Women Religious, You must be joking! | Tagged , , | 52 Comments

ASK FATHER: Moving priests every 6 or 12 years

From a reader… QUAERITUR: As you mentioned in one of your other posts, it’s the the season of ordinations. It’s also the season for priest transfers. Our pastor of 12 years is being transferred to a different parish in another … Read More

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Cincinnati: Wymyn stage a fake ordination at Episcopalian church. Reminder of we should do about it.

Some wymyn played priest the other day in Cincinnati. My friend Fr. Martin Fox, a real priest in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is all over this. What I found curious about this is that the news report at WCPO TV … Read More

Posted in Liberals, Puir Slow-Witted Gowk, The Drill, Wherein Fr. Z Rants, You must be joking! | Tagged , , , , | 51 Comments

A Pope in hell? The curious case of St. Pope Peter Celestine V

Today is the feast of St. Peter Celestine, Pope Celestine V, who famously resigned the papacy. One of the fascinating people in our Catholic family history. Pietro da Morrone, born c. 1215, in the Molise area of central Italy, came … Read More

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