Monthly Archives: October 2014

UPDATE: Did Card. Burke criticize Pope Francis? (Of course not, but the lexically challenged might not get that.)

Back on 17 October I posted a transcript of the now controversial interview Card. Burke did with BuzzFeed.  HERE  Those who read, can see what the transcript says. But people don’t always read. Dignitatis Humanae Institutute now weighs in about … Read More

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Explaining Burke Derangement Syndrome

At Badger Catholic I saw something that helps to explain Burke Derangement Syndrome, or BDS. You surely have seen dramatic, fainting couch worthy, episodes of BDS over at NSR (National Schismatic Reporter… to use just one possible “s” word, aka … Read More

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Not just new sins, but new categories of sins!

Fr. Hunwicke – whom I thank for the recently conferred title Archiblogopoios* – has done it again.  He is on the proverbial roll. Here’s the whole thing… I can’t resist.  Be sure to go over there, spike his stats, and read … Read More

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Just Too Cool: Vatican Library manuscripts digitized, online

From Business Insider with lots of extremely cool images: The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 by Nicholas V. It holds some 180,000 manuscripts, 1.6 million books and 150,000 images and engravings. Last year, non-profit organization Digita Vaticana Oculus was founded with … Read More

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Italian bishop forbids people to receive sacraments from SSPX

At L’Espresso I saw this, in Italian: Pope Francis forbids Lefevbrite priests from saying Mass The follows of the ultra traditionalist French bishop, already excommunicated, are now in Bergoglio’s crosshairs. Through one of his most faithful men he has forbidden … Read More

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Rome – Day 7: Umbrian Edition

We had Mass this morning, with the pilgrims, a votive Mass of the Holy Trinity, at Ss Trinità dei Pelegrini, which seemed fitting. Then we found our bus for Orvieto! My View For Awhile: UPDATE Samples. I’ve been here quite … Read More

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Pope Francis doesn’t have to “break the Church”

Last summer during Acton University I had the chance to get to talk at length with Russ Douthat of Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times… echo chamber of record for the liberal snob elite).  Douthat is a voice of … Read More

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Rome – Day 6: “FALL BACK!” Edition – REQUEST FOR PRAYERS

In Rome, where I am right now, we set our clocks back now, 25/26 October. Therefore, I get an extra hour of sleep which I am obviously not having, because I am posting this. This “fall back” change isn’t such … Read More

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Robin Hooders saving people from parking fines

I saw this at the Free Thought Project: Parking Meter Activists Under Fire After Saving Drivers $80,000 in Fines Stepping in between the State and their revenue stream can be quite hazardous. Activists in Keene, New Hampshire have adopted a … Read More

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Benedict XVI to Juventutem for Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage

During the Mass last night at Ss. Trinità and today at San Pietro, a little bit of Benedict XVI’s message was read to the pilgrims.  The message was more or less complete depending on the language of translation. However, no … Read More

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Father’s job is to say “No.”

I have been saying for a very long time now that the Pope’s first job is to say “No.” The job of bishops, priests, fathers in general, is to say “No.” Whether your children are plotting to make a go-cart … Read More

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Rome – Day 5: Procession, Pontifical Mass at St Peter’s #SumPont2014

The Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage continues today with the procession to San Pietro from San Lorenzo in Damaso. Follow on Twitter #SumPont2014 Some images.   Card. Burke did show, today.  He did not have even the slightest hint of flu, Argentinian … Read More

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USArmy: Ebola virus can go airborne in low temperatures

Not good news from info wars. U.S. ARMY: EBOLA GOES AIRBORNE ONCE TEMPERATURE DROPS Ebola can go airborne but hasn’t in West Africa because it’s too warm, researchers conclude Ebola can spread by air in cold, dry weather common to … Read More

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What Archbp. Chaput really said about the Synod

This First Things piece is a must.  It has many good points, so I urge you also to visit First Things and explore their combox, once some discussion gets underway there as well.   Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia spoke … Read More

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Bishop calls England to conversion to Christ. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Disease with global killing potential is on the rise. Militant Islamism is on the rise. Homosexualism is on the rise. The Dictatorship of Relativism has weakened Western Civilization to the point of collapse so that hostile forces with satanic direction … Read More

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ASK FATHER: “God’s Holy Church” not “His” – inclusive language

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father Z: You may have written about this before, but if so I’m not able to find your discussion of it. Where we say “His name” and “His Holy Church,” I have heard people, particularly … Read More

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Rome – Day 4: No Show Edition

I have been running uninteresting errands… except for one. As you may know the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage is underway. Card. Pell was to be celebrant at Ss. Trinità. Card. Pell is ill. Some wags here are suggesting that he has … Read More

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Large gesture of openness toward SSPX!

Apparently one of the Francis Effects is “apertura”, “an opening up … openness”. I have suggested elsewhere on this blog, and not too long ago, that Pope Francis could be the one to show TLC to the traditional side.  Benedict … Read More

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Benedict XVI sent text of talk to University: relativistic dialogue and “lethal ideas”

From CNS: Retired pope says interreligious dialogue no substitute for mission VATICAN CITY – Retired Pope Benedict XVI said dialogue with other religions is no substitute for spreading the Gospel to non-Christian cultures, and warned against relativistic ideas of religious … Read More

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Salt and Light attacks Card. Burke: sticking to the ideal instead of ministering to people

Life Site has a piece about Salt and Light network’s verbal attack on Card. Burke. HERE As you may know, Fr. Thomas Rosica, who did some work for the Holy See Press Office during the Synod of Bishops, heads up … Read More

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