Monthly Archives: September 2017

Access to #FilialCorrection Crimethink webpage blocked in the Vatican

UPDATE: See comments, below, for possible alternative explanations involving filters. As reported by Corriere, the Vatican spokesman said: “nessun blocco, la notizia e falsa”… “ma figuratevi se facciano questo per una lettera di sessanta persone”.  Also the head of the … Continue reading

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Theology of Prayer

One of you readers sent a book from my Amazon wishlist (thanks, S).  I have started to dig in and it is great. Joseph Clifford Fenton’s The Theology of Prayer US HERE – UK HERE I was immediately struck by the … Continue reading

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For the record…

There have been lots of stories about the meanies who caused homosexualist activist Jesuit Fr. James Martin to be dis-invited from certain speaking gigs.   Inevitably, as these liberal catholic sources – in the spirit of Proverbs 26:11 – recycle and recycle the same … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How early can seminarians start learning to say Traditional Latin Mass

From a seminarian… QUAERITUR: I recently read your post encouraging priests to learn the TLM. It made me think, how early should a seminarian begin to learn it? Would it be jumping the gun for someone in 1st Theology to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Congregation during Traditional Missa Cantata

From a reader… QUAERITUR: While at Missa Cantata yesterday there was clearly some confusion on the part of the servers and consequently the congregation as to when they should stand rather than kneel. The MC said the servers should be … Continue reading

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Usher stops shooting attack in church

From the Possenti Society. “The St. Gabriel Possenti Society commends Robert Engle of the Burdette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee for stopping with his handgun a mass murder of congregants during services on Sunday, September 24,” Society chairman … Continue reading

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A veritable banquet of rich and useful reading: @RobertSRoyal and Kwasniewski

This morning I awoke to a veritable banquet of rich and useful reading. First, I direct your attention to a post at The Catholic Thing by Robert Royal, who never disappoints.  (He also writes about Dante. YAY! US HERE – UK HERE) He … Continue reading

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“Se mi sbaglio mi corrigerete!”

From 16 October 1978:

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How a priest was changed by learning the Traditional Latin Mass

My friend Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, whom I just saw in Rome during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage, with some of the wonderful Sisters in Santa Rosa, has this at his place.  HERE He talks about learning the Traditional Form of Holy Mass, … Continue reading

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Large group offers “filial correction” to Pope Francis for “seven heresies”.

UPDATE: 23 Sept: It is important to take all thoughts about this to prayer and perhaps with fasting. ____ Be careful about what you ask for. Pope Francis asked for “lío”. He got some more public “lío”. I had alluded … Continue reading

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23 September 2017

Here it is from Madrid. The Sun is up and Virgo rises with the Crescent Moon at her feet.  The other orbs are above in Leo forming 12 in all. Beautiful! And they just closed the door to my flight.

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Sunday News? With some “correction”.

Rumors are bouncing and binging like pinballs.  Ooo the excitement!  What will it be?  Sites are rushing to talk about sources and possibilities.   How exciting it all is.  “I’m first!” Sometimes that’s great and benign.  Other times you are … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Stars and Standards and Home

I am watching the sun rise on this portentous day from the Dreadful Airport of Madrid. I am also using my spiffy app to see planets and stars. This is the line up many people have been talking about.   … Continue reading

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Moving feedback from a “gay” reader

This is the kind of note that make all the flak worthwhile: A thousand times, thank you for your blog. I’m a Catholic in no small part because of this blog. When I first entered the Church ten years ago, I fell … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Permutations of the Novus Ordo according to options

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Your recent post on ways to enrich the Novus Ordo has brought to mind something I’ve wondered for a while, how many different ways can Mass be said validly in the OF given all of the different options? … Continue reading

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