Monthly Archives: January 2015

If you want peace, DEFEND LIFE!

There are rumors floating around about a restructuring of the Roman Curia, and a document which would replace Pastor bonus (will it be called”Mercenarius malus“?). Something in an article in CNA (HERE) that caught, and disturbed, my eye. The draft … Read More

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Samuel Gregg on Benedict XVI’s Regensburg Address and Islamic Jihadism

At NRO be sure to take in every word of Samuel Gregg’s exceptional answers in a short interview on questions that have to be asked about Islam. Gregg brings us back in particular to Benedict XVI’s insightful Regensburg Address. Here … 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


ESOLEN: How to kill vocations – Feminize everything!

Ultra Fr. Z kudos to Anthony Esolen at Crisis who has a must-read, do-not-miss, go-there-to-read-it-now piece about making the Church effeminate and, thereby, killing vocations to the priesthood. How to Kill Vocations in Your Diocese ANTHONY ESOLEN Cardinal Raymond Burke … Read More

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OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter

This is the Eve of St. Agnes and, therefore, time once again for a PODCAzT I made a while back.  HERE I, fan of poetry that I am, read out Keat’s poem, 42 Spencerian stanzas.  It is torrid and lush, with … Read More

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“Namore of this, for Goddes dignitee … Thy drasty riming is nat worth a toord!”

All of us who are interested in language are, at some point, fully engaged with Chaucer.  I like to stay engaged with Chaucer even today through his blog (HERE)… but I digress. I read today a piece at the UK’s … Read More

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“Don’t tell me you don’t wish to fight; for the moment you tell me that, you are already fighting.”

With a tip of the biretta to Ann …   o{]:¬) … here is a quote worth memorizing so that you can scratch it into the wall of your cell block when they come for us. “There is no man, let … Read More

Posted in Be The Maquis, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Semper Paratus, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices |

Undeveloped photos from WWII found

One of you readers sent me a link to a great story at the Daily Mail about a man who bought 31 rolls of undeveloped film from the WWII era at an auction. Along with them were moving letters written … Read More

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Travel altar cards for TLM – special sale

I received a note from the nice lady of SPORCH who makes the marvelous travel altar card set for the Extraordinary Form. I have over 40 lower left old style travel sets available at a reduced price.  These are sets … Read More

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Holy Communion at mega Mass in Manila – POLLS

This is how Holy Communion was distributed during the mega-Mass in Manila in 2015 Here is a poll. Anyone can vote, but you have to be a registered participant to comment.

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ACTION ITEM COMPLETED: Pontifical Vestments Fund Raising – ARRIVED!

19 January 2016: I returned today from my native place to find a large box by the door to the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue (which, ironically, has no heat right now).  Within were the new Pontifical set in purple! Opening the … Read More

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“Five Revealing Details” about Pope Francis

One of my new go-to guys for thinking about things Vatican is Andrea Gagliarducci and his Monday Vatican post. Today he has a piece about “Five Revealing Details” about Pope Francis, what he is doing, what he aims to do. … Read More

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Have Catholic Democrats heard Pope Francis’ denunciation of same-sex stuff?

From American Thinker: Dogs and gays: Pope Francis and Catholic Democrats By Robert Klein Engler Has anyone besides a few pundits found it odd that many Catholic Democrats have spent more time worrying about dogs going to heaven than they … Read More

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ITALY: Muslims smash, urinate on statue of Mary

From from Gateway Pundit: Muslim Immigrants Smash & Urinate on Virgin Mary Statue in Italy Immigrants attacked local Christian in Perugia and then smashed and urinated on a Madonna statue. Raymond Ibrahim reported: A man was kneeling in prayer before … Read More

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ACTION ITEM – POLL – Card. Burke on Church becoming “feminized” UPDATE

Over Crux, the same-sex union between the Fishwrap and the secular Boston Globe (with all the same characters). There is a poll, on the left side.. scroll down. I, for one, agree.  Make up your own mind. Results as of this writing… Perhaps … Read More

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I am now home, back at the SPTDV. Today I struggle up to go say a 7:30 Mass, after which I felt really awful. I have a bit of a temperature and I spent most of the day sleeping. So, I have … Read More


SCOTUS to hear unnatural “marriage” case. It’s time to do reparation, invoke God with powerful prayers.

So, the Supreme Court will finally have to get into same-sex stuff.   I don’t want to call it marriage.  The best I can do it call it “marriage”.   Whatever the civil, legal terms are used, it it impossible … Read More

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My View For Awhile: Jiggity-Jig Edition

I am at Heathrow as I write. I went from my front door to the lounge in just under an hour using a combination of Uber, Heathrow Express and fast track security. There are a few perks… few… of being … Read More

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Pope Francis: “Paul VI… had the strength to defend openness to life.”

From EWTN news: Pope Francis took the opportunity during an address to families in the Philippines to praise Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical opposing contraception and affirming Church teaching on sexuality and human life. The Pope spoke Friday to families … Read More

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Permanent Deacons and clerical attire

I have written before on the topic of the use of the Roman collar by permanent deacons.  HERE I saw that the weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Madison (where I usually am when not on the road) has a … Read More

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