Monthly Archives: November 2014

New Prefect of Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments

Pope Francis has appointed Robert Card. Sarah, 69, as the new Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments. Hitherto, Card. Sarah, from Guinea, has been the head of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”. Not long ago, … Read More

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Curial reshuffling to take place?

I have of late not been very happy with Andrea Tornielli, who seems to have jettisoned objectivity.  However, at La Stampa he posts that there are perhaps some big changes coming to the Roman Curia. On Monday the Pope will … Read More

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Anti-Christian group’s founder arrested

Via BarbWire: Homosexual HRC Founder Arrested for Raping 15-Year-Old Boy et another high profile “gay” activist has been arrested for homosexual assault on a child. This time authorities caught one of the big fish (a rainbow trout?). Terrance Patrick Bean … Read More

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MIAMI: TLMs bringing in young people

A reader alerted me to coverage of a TLM in Miami in which the local Juventutem chapter is involved. With Ancient Language, Catholic Mass Draws Young Parishioners Roman Catholic Mass was at one time universally celebrated in Latin, the ancient … Read More

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My View For Awhile: Allons Y Edition

Vacation having come to an end, it’s time to hit the long and dusty. Paris is worth, among other things, another visit. This is the part I like the least. UPDATE: Back in these USA! Last leg. It’s short.

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Paris – Day 7: Shells and bones

Today brought better weather. We had a trip to the Bon Marche again, almost like a pilgrimage. But there were various motives I cannot now explicate. On the way… And the place itself.  Fascinating. Did you know that large format … Read More

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Five Cardinals Book™ will defend marriage in several more languages!

Friends, the controversy isn’t over yet.  It is only beginning. So, I am happy to report that The Five Cardinals Book™,  Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church, which helped to turn the tide during … Read More

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Bill Murray and the Traditional Latin Mass

Actor Bill Murray misses the older, traditional Latin Mass.  Rod Dreher brings this to our attention. HERE Bill Murray Misses The Latin Mass One new saint he does approve of is Pope John XXIII (who died in 1963). “I’ll buy … Read More

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What Fr. Z really said when interviewed by Adam Shaw of Fox News

Recently, Adam Shaw of FNC published quotes from me in a piece online about the dynamics that are developing in the Church during the pontificate of Pope Francis. I am now getting email asking me about this. The interview Adam … Read More

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“Yeu arr teking zee pheud pheuteaux wit yeur zmarty pheun!”

Since I am in Paris, and shoot photos of feud weet ma pheun, I thought I would share again my last encounter with the Inspector from Feb 2014: Just the other night Inspector Clouseau burst into the restaurant where I … Read More

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Prayers and help for Fr. Kirby of Silverstream Priory

From a reader: Fr Mark Kirby, of Vultus Christi blog, who with a small community is trying to save and revive Silverstream Priory, is in hospital. Would you pray for him? Would you ask readers to pray for him? And give … Read More

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PARIS – Day 6: La chasse and prayers and shells

Yesterday one of you readers gave me a good lead on where to find images (probably holy cards or other) of Our Lady of the Clergy in that version I posted.  Since their main store is a few minutes walk … Read More

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Now is the time! Romanorum coetibus!

I think it was the late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus who said that the Anglican Church existed in order to make irony redundant. They took another step in perfecting irony by approving wyshops… errrr. women “bishops”. There is a Vatican … Read More

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QUESTION FOR READERS: Our Lady of Clergy image – in Paris?

I have for years had an image of Our Lady of the Clergy, Notre-Dame du Clergé, on this blog. See the sidebar. Right now I have a special reason to ask her to stick by me and a few other … Read More

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PARIS – Day 5: Miraculous Edition

Pro sacerdote vel laico O Mater pietatis et misericordiae, beatissima Virgo Maria, ego miser et indignus peccator ad te confugio toto corde et affectu; et precor pietatem tuam, ut, sicut dulcissimo Filio tuo in Cruce pendenti astitisti, ita et mihi, … Read More

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Wherein Benedict XVI is now channeling his inner Augustine

You probably know that Benedict XVI’s life’s works as a theologian are being edited and released in different volumes.   Ignatius Press has the publishing rights for English.  His volume on Liturgy is available.  HERE In German another volume has … Read More

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What’s up with the false English translation of the Synod’s Final Report?

Now that the 2014 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops has been over for a while, we have to start asking some questions about the synodal documents that emerged during the meeting, namely the midpoint report, or Relatio post disceptationem, and the … Read More

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Courageous Priest ACTION ITEM!

The folks at Courageous Priest have another tee and hoodie sale going on to raise money. They invited me to share this and then give me a taste of the sales. I am working entirely on my phone right now, … Read More

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PARIS – Day 4: Le déjeuner sur le Musée d’Orsay

I don’t have many pics to show of what I did pretty much all day, which was slowly work my way through the Musée d’Orsay… for hours. I saw pretty much everything that I needed to see. We couldn’t take … Read More

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Card. Burke – off the leash – in Ireland

In the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, read about what Card Burke said about some of the burning questions for the Church today. A sample: Warning that Satan was sowing confusion and error about matrimony, the cardinal patron … Read More

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