Monthly Archives: February 2016

Juventutem has a new President

I had an email from Juventutem (too bad about that J) saying that Hungary’s Bertalan Kiss, has become the President of Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem.   HERE In addition to co-founding and leading the annual Hungarian pilgrimage, Peregrinatio Fidei, since 2012, Bertalan … Read More

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CHICAGO: Good News of Institute of Christ the King

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Joint Statement of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Institute of Christ the King  SHRINE OF CHRIST THE KING TO BE STABILIZED  Archdiocese Deeds Building and Property to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest  CHICAGO, … Read More


My View For Awhile: Squished

Heading back to the Cupboard Under The Stairs for a change of clothes.    Sometimes life throws you a middle seat.  UPDATE Next leg…. almost there…   


Three years ago… Sede Vacante

Three years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI abdicated. My posts from that sad, remarkable day, HERE. For your interest and edification, Benedict’s Last Official Speech.

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Talk about “gender theory”

This is amusing via PJ Media: Time Magazine: Evelyn Waugh, Leading Woman Writer This never would have happened back in my day. David Harsanyi caught the flub: TIME magazine asks: “What do 1 million reading lists reveal about higher education today?” … Read More

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27 Feb: St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows – Patron of Handgunners, seminarians, novices

Today is the feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Gabriel Possenti, according to the calendar of the Novus Ordo. In the older, traditional Missal we find that 28 February was given to him.   27 February is … Read More

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“This is the child that God wants to give to France.”

At the Getty Museum in Los Angeles there is now a splendid exhibit of tapestries of Louis XIV of France. This exhibit prompted a friend to forward the following about the birth of King Louis XIV and about one of … Read More

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Archd. Philadelphia: Catholic High School might wrestle girl in tourney

How stupid do things have to get before we either come to our senses and start behaving normally or have violent whiplashes? From CBS in Philly. Catholic League Wrestler Will Not Wrestle Girl In District Tournament PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After … Read More

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Super Good News!

I just had some super news – truly – about a great development for the New Evangelization. I can’t say what it is yet because the right people have to make this public.  Still it is exciting enough that I … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Must sterilized couple seek reversal?

From a reader… With contraception back in the news, a hypothetical question came to my mind. If a couple that has sterilized themselves converts to the faith, what would the church require of them? Contraceptive marital acts are immoral, so would the church … Read More

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ASK FATHER: A committed Church of England man, Steve, married Jenny…

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A committed Church of England man, Steve, married Jenny, a Catholic who had baptism, 1st communion, confirmation in the Faith. She in full knowledge of her large Catholic family did not seek a dispensation for their wedding in a … Read More

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Dissident priest’s talks cancelled in diocese

Here’s some good news!  Via Church Militant. His Excellency Most Reverend Michael Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, has forbidden a dissident priest from talking at a Catholic institution in the diocese. Bishop Michael Burbidge is rescinding an invitation to Fr. Michael … Read More

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ASK FATHER: “My Lord and my God!” at the elevation

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve been reading the Celebration of Mass by J.B. o Connell and at the section concerning the consecration of the Host O’Connell writes that a priest should not say a vocal prayer at the elevation, obviously, … Read More

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The Girl Scouts, Cookies, and an Archbishop. Fr. Z opines.

The Girl Scouts have gone crazy, which was predictable.  Too bad.   His Excellency Most Reverend Robert Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis has cautioned the faithful under his charge about involvement with the Girl Scouts.  Material has been posted on … Read More

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Fr. H to Fr. L with Fr. Z – “Latin Mass”

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman has a good post at his place, Roman Catholic Man. Fr. Heilman responded to something asserted by Fr. Dwight Longenecker at Pathet… at Patheos. HERE Fr. Longenecker writes: Is the Latin Mass the Magic Bullet? … Read More

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My View For Awhile: Beat The Snow Edition

Off we go.    They are trying to get flights out before snow starts in Chicago. Do you ever find yourself in line to board and suddenly wonder if you locked your car?    UPDATE Next leg. It is like … Read More

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“Brain death” apparently not so dead as some would like

Be sure to read what I have posted in the past about PVS patients, people in a “Persistent Vegetative State”.  HERE Especially, I urge you to look at this article. Read everything and THINK about end of life decisions. And remember… … Read More

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5 Facts about the Little Sisters of the Poor SCOTUS case

From the Becket Fund For Religious Liberty: Dear Friends, The world watched while the Pope, during his US tour, made a surprise visit to the Sisters “in support of the Sisters’ legal fight.” As you may know, on Holy Wednesday, … Read More

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ASK FATHER: My lapsed son to have a “humanist” marriage. Can I attend?

From a reader… My Son, who has lapsed from the Faith, is soon to be ‘married’ in a humanist ceremony. I and my wife have been invited but I am conscious of giving credence to the event. I am committing a sin … Read More

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