Monthly Archives: July 2017

And now for something completely different….

Each year I try to watch a lot of the Tour de France and some of Wimbledon. At the risk of making some Jesuits jealous, I have to post this.  

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Prayer Request – Thomas Peters

UPDATE 18 July: Thomas let me know that they are praying in a special way to Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of St. Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. So, those two are already canonized (2015).  I was thinking that they might be asking … Read More

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Archbp. Chaput responds to Jesuit Fr. Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro and La Civiltà Cattolica

UPDATE: One of you readers caught this and posted in the combox. Comment: To submit a reply to Archbishop Chaput’s column, the anti-spam quiz currently is “What is 2 plus 2?” Very shrewd. This will prevent Fr. Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro … Read More

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PODCAzT 154: Card. Sarah in La Nef on 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

Recently the great Robert Card. Sarah had a piece in the French magazine La Nef.  Only fragments were out on the interwebs.   I eventually got my hands on the entire thing in French.  I now also have a translation … Read More

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Updates on Challenge Coins, Gregorian Masses, Birettas, blog nuts and bolts

Firstly, I am having a great time with my Challenge Coins.  I’ve been sending them out to a select group of military, LEOs, and others, including NASA and CIA types.  I’m getting notes back that they’ve been received.  I have … Read More

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Mass “facing the people” and priest control freaks

The other day I had the privilege of meeting with a group of the Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulcher to talk about the Novus Ordo, the TLM and so forth. In talking about celebration of Mass I brought … Read More

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UK Catholic weekly critiques ‘Inciviltà cattolica’ v. Americans

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, there are not one but two … two critiques of Jesuit Fr. Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro’s attack on Americans in Inciviltà cattolica. They are useful because they are not in an American source. Antonio Spadaro has discovered … Read More

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Have you ever heard of, or heard from, a “Notation Knife”?

Enjoy this fascinating video!  Biretta tip to The Catholic Thing. This is about a “notation knife”, which could be called a Benediction or Blessing Knife.  At the end, they have worked out parts to match the notation and have a little group … Read More

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Mickens tries to pull a fast one as he attempts, again, to insult Pope Benedict

At far-left-leaning Commonweal, long-time Rome-based writer Robert Mickens has a new insinuation piece. Context: To review Mickens a bit, he dislikes Benedict XVI so much that, in social media, he rooted for his death, which got him fired from the ultra-liberal … Read More

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Robert Royal on the anti-American Spadaro/Figueroa smear

The well-deserved fallout continues for the vicious anti-American attack piece penned at Inciviltà cattolica by Jesuit Fr Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro, who is also so interested in the life and works of Pier Vittorio Tondelli that he created his own website about him (HERE). Today I read at The … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Supper For the Promotion of Clericalism and a NOTE to MS. Winters – UPDATED

UPDATE 17 July 2017: Some of you are writing to me to ask for CCW cards.  I’m not the guy.  However, I passed the word to Fr. Heilman, who responded: They’ll be available at within the week. They must possess a … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during the Holy Mass in fulfillment your of Sunday Obligation? Let us know. Also, please take a  look at this!  It has a helpful tip.  HERE  


Benedict XVI’s words for Card. Meisner’s funeral

Benedict XVI sent a message for the funeral of the late Joachim Card. Meisner, emeritus of Cologne.  For the German, HERE His words include: Was mich an den letzten Gesprächen mit dem heimgegangenen Kardinal besonders beeindruckt hat, war die gelöste … Read More

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Jesuit Fr. Spadaro’s ‘Apologia pro nugis suis’

Jesuit Fr Antonio Spadaro must be feeling the heat resulting from his poorly conceived anti-American hit piece in Civiltà Cattolica (now aka Inciviltà cattolica) HERE. He gave an interview to Jesuit-run Amerika Magazine (no, this isn’t at all incestuous) in which he tries … Read More

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Some Good News: His Hermeneuticalness is back in the saddle again

Sometimes I post “good news” posts.  We all need good news for a change, right? One piece of good news gets special notice today. My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, PP of Margate, is posting more often again at his exceptional … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z endorses Fr. Cipolla’s call to ACTION!

Though some of the Rorate folks have waged a bit of a war on me, I have tried occasionally to acknowledge their good contributions.  I was sent a link to one contribution which I would like to endorse. Fr. Richard Cipolla, … Read More

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WDTPRS – 15th Ordinary Sunday: To be good lenses and reflectors of Christ’s light we must be clean

This week we have a good example of a dramatic difference Obsolete ICEL version and the Latin with the Current ICEL. The Collect or Opening Prayer for this 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite … Read More

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Jesuit @AntonioSpadaro, Jesuit-run Civiltà Cattolica attacks Americans

By now you may have seen the attack on Americans – conservative Americans and traditional Catholic Americans – in what some people consider a semi-official publication of the Holy See Civiltà Cattolica (now aka Inciviltà cattolica).  The title in English: “Evangelical Fundamentalism and … Read More

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Fr. Z asks help from readers for text from French “La Nef”

The Bitter Pill has a blurb which say that Robert Card. Sarah gave a piece to the French publication La Nef on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. Can someone out there send me the French text? It’s not … Read More


A REVIEW of Jesuit James Martin’s doctrine-eroding bad book

In First Things, my friend and faithful biblicist Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ, has reviewed fellow Jesuit but homosexualist activist Fr. James Martin’s book advocating an abandonment of Church teaching.  Martin’s book is ostensibly about “building a bridge” between the Church and homosexuals. … Read More

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