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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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- The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clerics who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds.
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“He [Satan] will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.”
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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
"Let us realize that this remark of Cicero (Brutus 37, 140) can be in a certain way referred to [young lay people]: 'It is not so much a matter of distinction to know Latin as it is disgraceful not to know it.'" - St. John Paul II
- Card. Müller advises Bp. Strickland of Tyler NOT to resign.
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- Card. Sarah wrote about Joseph Ratzinger and Sacred Liturgy… has the article been “cancelled”?
- The Synod on Synodality (“walking together on walking togetherity”) tackles the problem of its own CO2 emissions
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- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 16th Sunday after Pentecost (N.O.: 24th) 2023 – 3rd Sunday in the “Season of Creation”
- Adventures in Sunday Worship: St. Anne’s and the Season of Creation
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- From “The Private Diary of Bishop F. Atticus McButterpants” – 23-09-07 – Annual priest convocation
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- WDTPRS – 16th Sunday after Pentecost: We need grace so as not to fail in the vocations God entrusts to us
- 15 September: Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary – The “Our Lady of Sorrows Project”
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- REMEMBER! There’s only ONE expression of the Roman Rite. You can’t have your Vetus! It’s all Novus! All the time!
- Clarifications clarify the clarity of the clearness clarified.
- Card. Müller calls the October Synod (“walking together”): “the great hour of manipulation”
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- Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ, leaves La Civiltà Cattolica to become “Under-Secretary” at Dicastery for Culture and Education
- 14 September: Exaltation of the Cross and Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- Thursday 14 September – a good menu choice – BASIL PESTO
- From “The Private Diary of Bishop F. Atticus McButterpants” – 23-09-12 – Request that relic of St. Jude’s Arm be brought to Diocese of Libville
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- Now THAT’S what I call “concelebration”!
- Ed Pentin, the best working Vaticanista in Rome, has a must read post at his blog by José Antonio Ureta
- A message from Bp. Strickland
- 12 September – Feast of the Holy Name of Mary and anniversary of the Battle of Vienna (1683)
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Monthly Archives: January 2017
I’m still trying to get home from Denver. We zipped quickly past the creepy killer demon-eyed death horse. Apparently it is some sort of spirit horse. Blech. Worst check in process anywhere. It was not good on Sunday either. Today, … Read More
On 21 August your planet will obscure your yellow Sun and cast a shadow across your planet’s surface. There will be a total eclipse of the Sun that will sweep across these USA. I, for one, plan on seeing it. … Read More
UPDATE 31 Jan: I had a call from the hate mail sender’s provider. They did their own investigation. We talked about the option of contacting law enforcement. Since we are about to takeoff (I’m on an airplane) i couldn’t … Read More
When I was at the creepy DEN airport yesterday – what’s with the enormous blue horse with the glowing demon-red death eyes? – trying to go home before DELTA (what else?) blew it, I saw a protest underway inside the creepy … Read More
There is a fascinating article at the National Catholic Register (not to be confused with the National Schismatic Reporter aka Fishwrap) about the Jesuit priest who developed “hypertext”, which made it possible for use to use keyboards to enter data into our computers, etc. Fr. … Read More
UPDATE: From the site of the SSPX: During a 20 minute interview with TVLibertés on January 29, 2017, Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), commented on the crisis of the Church after the Second Vatican … Read More
I am in Denver. What a strange airport. I’ve only been through Denver 3 times (I think) and each time I like this airport less. I think an undergrad designed it. Who thought that the layout for check in relation … Read More
From a reader: Today it was announced that Bishop Frank Dewayne of the Diocese of Venice, FL has given permission for a non territorial parish for the Latin Mass. The pastor will be Fr. Stephan DuPre, FSSP. There will be 2 churches, one … Read More
Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know. For my part, I am preaching at all the Masses at the FSSP parish in Littleton. Today, taking my cue from … Read More
A reader sent me a link to Radio Spada which posted that SSPX Superior Bp Fellay said in an interview that it isn’t necessary to wait for reconciliation with the Holy See until the situation is perfect. Of course the … Read More
I am in Denver, preaching for a Forty Hours Devotion following, of course, the Clementine Instruction in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. On Thursday we had a Sung Mass, after which I exposed the Blessed Sacrament, we had … Read More
UPDATE: From the SMOM: Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein assumes the office of Lieutenant ad interim, Albrecht Boeselager resumes his office as Grand Chancellor The Sovereign Council, the government of the Sovereign Order of Malta, met this afternoon in the … Read More
My in-box is filled with email from people who are frustrated, angry, confused. I am with you. I jot people’s names down and I pray for you. I am shifting my other practices around to include mortifications. After all, as … Read More
Today Pres. Trump had a meeting at the Pentagon with the JCs and others about ISIS. He wants plans. Today I saw this at Clarion Project: ISIS Graphic Video: Kids’ Shooting Exercise With Living Targets As if all the other … Read More
Since I am on the road and busy with many times, but since these are pressing issues, allow me to respond, but collectively. From readers… QUAERITUR: Given the rate things are going for this current pontificate, would it be sinful to … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a Novus Ordo be ad orientem with Latin, chant, a subdeacon and deacon in traditional vestments? Not only can the Novus Ordo be celebrated ad orientem, it ought to be. The rubrics indicate that this is the standard, … Read More
We saw this coming, didn’t we? There was the appointment of new consultors to the CDW. From Amerika: Pope Francis has ordered a review of the new Mass translation Pope Francis has ordered a review of “Liturgiam Authenticam,” the controversial … Read More
I was sent this information. Those of you who are in Washington DC for the March for Life will not want to miss this. It was sent only on a PDF which means it is a mess to transfer here, … Read More
These days it seems like we are “all Amoris laetitia all the time”. That’s because the document has stirred great confusion. The confusion has resulted even in contrary interpretation on the part of conferences of bishops, no less, about whether … Read More