Monthly Archives: June 2016

Death can strike at any moment of any day. Wherein Fr. Z begs bishops and priests to preach unvarnished truths.

Just the other day I was catching up on episodes of the series Blue Bloods (Catholic family, cops in NYC, etc.).  In one episode a rep from the police force in London pressed the NYC police commissioner about what he … Read More

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¡Viva Cristo Rey! Sistine Chapel replicated in Mexico over the tomb of Plutarco Elias Calles

Via CRUX 2.0 we find something that is just too cool from AP. Sistine Chapel replica unveiled in Mexico City A private art project has created a temporary replica of the chapel in Mexico’s art deco Monument to the Revolution, using more … Read More

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Latvian Lutherans ban female ‘priests’

Here’s a step in the right direction for our upcoming ecumenical celebrations of the Reformation! From IOL: Women priests voiced dismay on Wednesday after Latvia’s Lutheran church ruled it would no longer allow women to be ordained, putting it at … Read More

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SPAIN: Some food – 1

Some really good food was consumed in Spain. I was pretty busy and not posting a great deal during the trip so here are some highlights. Little marinated shrimps. Iberico ham with the usual tomato smeared bread. Octopus. Eggplants. Sopa … Read More

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19 Yezidi girls burned to death in iron cages

News from the Religion of Peace comes to us via AhlulBayt News Agency: ISIS burns 19 Yezidi girls to death in Mosul AhlulBayt News Agency – Extremist terrorists of the ISIS on Thursday executed 19 Yezidi girls by burning them … Read More

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About Latin and how hard Mass ought to be.

At Crisis there is an entry by Anne Maloney, a Philosophy prof at – or all places – the College of St. Catherine in St Paul, Minnesota.  Let’s just say that Saint Kate’s has been really weird for a really long time, … Read More

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A woman writes about her First Confession

It has been a while since I’ve said it, so I’ll say it now: GO TO CONFESSION! There, I said it.  And I mean it. I was sent a link to a piece at a blog called The Motherlands.  The blogger … Read More

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Novus Ordo news: 22 July is now the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

The Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, headed by the great Robert Card. Sarah, has issued a decree making – for the Novus Ordo, mind you – what was the Memorial of St. Mary Magdalene into a … Read More

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RENEW Renewed!

I saw at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter), that RENEW seems to be slithering back! Many of you don’t remember RENEW. It is a program that was going to save the Church! Not so much. Way back in the … Read More

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They don’t even try to hide it anymore: demonic ceremony for opening of new tunnel

From, from St. Paul to the Romans Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? Or distress? Or famine? Or nakedness? Or danger? Or persecution? Or the sword? (As it is written: For thy sake, we … Read More

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Just Too Cool: New bishop makes his own crosier as a new Jedi makes his light saber

Sometimes a blending of Catholicity and pop-culture can produce cringe-worthy results. I have to admit that when I saw the headline for this I winced.  But as I read on, I thought it was pretty darn good. At CNA: ‘This … Read More

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Hurray for Hillary!

In honor of what’s’er’face in California, I am watching my new disc of…  


Nancy “The Theologian” Pelosi rides again! Same-sex ‘marriage’ is perfectly “consistent” with Catholic Faith

It has been awhile since Rep. Nancy “The Theologian” Pelosi said something stupid about Catholicism. It’s her turn again! At LifeSite I read: Nancy Pelosi: Gay ‘marriage’ is ‘consistent’ with Catholic teaching WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2015 ( — House Minority Leader … Read More

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A major scandal now rocks a sport which is dear to the hearts of all readers of this blog, I am sure. Strange brooms have been introduced into Curling!  They make the rocks shift more in their icy slide than … Read More

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My View For Awhile: “… tired but happy” Edition

Time to head home. I’ll say one thing about these early flight: things move faster. The taxi driver nearly broke a new BCN track record.  I noted that he crossed himself as we zoomed pasted the cemetery. In the lounge … Read More

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Your Good News

Do you have some great news to pass along to the readership? As I note in the comments (especially some in the queue under other entries), there is a lot of negative out there. We are facing serious problems in … Read More



I have been in Barcelona for a few days. Today I saw this. Of this building, Benedict XVI said, on the day he consecrated it (HERE): In this place, Gaudí desired to unify that inspiration which came to him from … Read More

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Perhaps this is the hour for ‘true prophets’? More on Amoris!

My heart rate increased a bit when I read the following… I am aware that “Amoris Laetitia”, as an apostolic exhortation, does not come under any rubric of infallibility. Still it is a document of the papal ordinary magisterium, and … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Baptized Catholic but never practiced: do marriage laws apply?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have two younger brothers who are close in age and who were both baptized Catholic as babies. Very early in their life, when they were around 1 and 3 years old respectively, our mom left the church … Read More

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Damian Thompson asks: “Is the Pope Catholic?”

At Heat Street, Damian Thompson asks: “Is the Pope Catholic?” That site is a mess to read, so let’s see some of it here.  My emphases and comments: Is the Pope Catholic? Here’s Why Many of Pope Francis Flock Aren’t … Read More

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