Monthly Archives: November 2016

ASK FATHER: Does the Thanksgiving Friday Indult apply to deployed US military?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ll be deployed overseas this Thanksgiving Friday. I belong to a personal parish (FSSP) in a regular geographic diocese back home, but deployed I fall under the Archdiocese of Military ervices. Does the Pope Pius XII … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why should I remain Catholic when the Church doesn’t seem to believe her own message?

From a reader… Why should I remain Catholic and believe the Catholic Church’s, when the Church HERSELF doesn’t even seem to believe In her own message? I attend Mass with my family weekly, mostly to maintain spiritual harmony in our … Read More

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New US Cardinals respond, and don’t, to questions about Five Dubia of Four Cardinals

From LifeSite comes a piece by John Henry Weston about how the new US Cardinals reacted to questions about the Five Dubia submitted by the Four Cardinals.  HERE Card. Farrell roughly pushed away a reporters hand with a recorder. Meanwhile: […] Cardinal … Read More

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Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Since the time of Pius XI’s Quas primas in 1925, the following was to be recited on the Feast of Christ the King, which in the traditional calendar falls on the last Sunday of October.   In the new-fangled calendar it is … Read More

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A parish TURNS TOWARD THE LORD for Advent

I had a note from a priest that St. Joseph the Worker in Berkeley, CA is going ad orientem as of Advent. What I found most interesting, is something that the pastor wrote to the people before he gets into explanations of the … Read More

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Some clarity about the faculty Francis gave priests to “absolve the sin of abortion”

At CNN we find a story about how Pope Francis extended to priests indefinitely the ability to absolve the sin of abortion. He had hitherto given it only for the Year of Mercy, which is now closed. (CNN)Pope Francis has … Read More

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Charges dropped against founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

You all will remember the plight of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate (FFI). They have been under the heavy boot of the Congregation for Religious for a long time now. In the horrid mix were also awful allegations that … Read More

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It’s “Stir Up Sunday”! What are your plans? – FOLLOW UP

So… what did y’all decide to do? ORIGINALLY POSTED Published on: Nov 19, 2016 @ 04:02 Date and time Month ____ Tomorrow, 20 November, is the Last Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical Year. It is therefore… STIR UP SUNDAY! The “stir … Read More

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Where do rights come from?

I spotted this at the Washington Examiner in a column by Cal Thomas: ANALYSIS/OPINION: “…the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” (John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961) … Read More

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Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!

A friend sent me a little clip from the Brompton Oratory in London.   It is appropriate for this time at the end of the liturgical year and just before the beginning of another at Advent. This is a beautifully … Read More

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Pope Francis releases Apostolic Letter, renews faculties to absolve abortion, extends confession for SSPX

His Holiness Pope Francis has issued an Apostolic Letter for the close of the Year of Mercy. It is 6600 words long (excluding notes) and it is called Misericordia et misera, a phrase taken from Augustine’s commentaries on the Gospel … Read More

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REMINDER: CD of music for Advent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

We are now in the week following the last Sunday of the liturgical year.  Advent is heading towards us quickly. Do you remember there is an album of Advent music available?  The wonderful Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas … Read More

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So far they’ve played 7 games…

… to a draw. The World Chess Championship is on.  So far, Magnus Carlsen, the World Champion, and Sergey Karjakin, the challenger have played 7 games to 7 draws. There for a moment in game 7 it looked like Carlsen had gotten … Read More

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A Bishop in Africa urges ‘ad orientem’ worship. A lib has a spittle-flecked nutty.

You might remember Robert Mickens.  He used to be a correspondent for an ultra-liberal UK weekly The Pill (aka The Tablet).  He lost his position when, channeling his inner Icarus, he engaged in seriously nasty comments about Pope Benedict in … Read More

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Could Pope Francis reconcile SSPX TOMORROW, Monday after Year of Mercy’s closure?

I, as many others, have over the last couple weeks wondered whether or not Pope Francis would extend beyond the Year of Mercy the opportunity for penitents to seek out priests of the SSPX for sacramental confession and valid absolution. … Read More

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Update on Deaconettes

Did you remember that the Pope formed a Committee to study the question of female deacons?  Deaconettes? Right.  Not exactly on the top of the list of things to think about. Archbishop Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, the Secretary of the Congregation … Read More

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Fr. Murray on who are the traditional young Catholics… NOT.

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray has a good commentary at The Catholic Thing on some comments Pope Francis made about people, especially about young people, who desire the older, traditional form of Holy Mass and the Latin, Roman Church’s sacred worship. … Read More

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Four Cardinals Ask Francis To Clarify IKEA Instructions

From the often amusing EOT: Four Cardinals Ask Francis To Clarify IKEA Instructions elling the press today that instructions of Pope Francis’ IKEA gift to them had numerous inconsistencies, four cardinals wrote a letter to him asking that he “resolve … Read More

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More grease from the Smear Machine

The catholic Smear Machine is getting a lift from non-catholics.  At Christianity Today, in their “Society” section of all places, comes a piece from someone named Henry Farley, whose name I have not yet encountered.  He is, apparently, a Junior Staff Writer who … Read More

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Exposing more lib tyranny

At the urging of a friend… “You really should post about this. We need more of this lib tyranny exposed”… I present the following link for your disgust.  HERE Ben Shapiro was slated to speak at the University of Wisconsin … Read More

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