Monthly Archives: February 2018

Spain: young people dancing a jota in reparation for blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin

UPDATE: It seems that there is a conflicting report about this dance.  It is also said to be a flash mob organized for Children with Cancer Day, or similar.  HERE I like the other version better, but if it isn’t … Read More

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Mega-Masses and too many Hosts

I’m on the record as being, at the very least, skeptical about big outdoor Masses where throngs of people are expected to receive Holy Communion (no matter who they are).   There are… problems that arise from these expectations. One … Read More

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The State v. Self-Reliance

I nearly missed an email note from a reader (because he didn’t use the contact form) which had a semi-jocular solution to mass shooting attacks on schools. “Our solution to the school shooter crisis is Universal Mandatory Home Schooling!” Okay. … Read More

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Attacks on the family

Sr. Lucia said that Satan’s great battle is against the family. Now listen to this.  Please, people, try to think. NB especially about 4:00. Family as the “final bulwark”.

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My View For Awhile: Capital Edition

After Holy Mass, I dashed to the car and zoomed to not too distant Milwaukee’s aerodrome. I’m off for a quick assault on museums of the nation’s capital and for meetings with a priest and lay people about an upcoming … Read More

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Books for boys. Suggested titles and an additional point.

At Crisis there is a good post about 10 Books That Every Boy Should Hazard I warmly approve his use of “hazard”. Thank you.   He signals the spirit of this list in a word. The writer, Sean Fitzpatrick, explains: … Read More

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Wherein Fr Longenecker schools @JamesMartinSJ

Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin doesn’t respond to critiques of his position. He can’t. Well… if he did it would have to be along the lines of, “Yes. You are right and I was wrong.” But he’s unlikely to do … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for this 1st Sunday of Lent? Let us know. Mine… If the audio didn’t play immediately, refresh.  I had the wrong link for the audio file for a few … Read More

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Commandments are NOT mere “ideals” from which some are excused because, “They’re tooo haaard!” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

With all the chatter these days about virtuous behavior being an “ideal” and jawing about “paradigm shifts” and so forth, I present anew something I posted exactly one year ago today. ___ Originally published 17 Feb 2017 Look. I’m the … Read More

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JUST TOO COOL – Cops, ashes, and podcasts

This is just too cool. I have a friend at the 19th Precinct in Manhattan, which covers quite a large stretch of the East Side. On Ash Wednesday one of the Dominicans from St. Vincent Ferrer went to the precinct … Read More

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VIDEO Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal on some tough issues

The other day my friend Fr. Gerald Murray and Prof. Robert Royal were on The World Over offering some analysis of present issues. I think you will find it useful. They get into it near the 5:00 mark.

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Pontifical Requiem Mass for a great lover of the Church’s sacred liturgy

On this Friday after Ash Wednesday, at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, we bade farewell to a founding member of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison (TMSM).  Please, in your goodness, say a prayer for Jacek Cianciara, … Read More

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Role of #MSM in mass shootings: If it bleeds, it leads. Angry @fatherz asks fearful questions

I dunno. What is the role of the MSM in these mass shootings? The networks descend on every mass shooting like vultures and create 24/7 coverage. I wonder if mentally disturbed people don’t fix on these horrors and then copy … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z rants in the wake of the Florida school mass murder

When man-made or natural disasters occur which result in the loss of life, I have often posted here about the importance of being in the state of grace. In the first LENCAzTs I have done, I’ve used texts from St. … Read More

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Friday after Ash Wednesday: Feast of the Crown of Thorns

Last year a reader has sent photos from the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris where she saw the relic exposed! She wrote: I was impressed by the huge crowd and most went up to venerate the Crown. The service was … Read More

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Your #AshWednesday Sermon Notes #ashtag – AUDIO Fr Z

Today is NOT a holy day of obligation. That said, many people try to go to Mass on Ash Wednesday.  Many, however, cannot. Let us know about the good points in the sermon, if there was one. I wrote “good”.  Let’s make … Read More

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Fun with @OneMadMomBlog – BuzzFeed – Alt-Right and @SebGorka

In regard to the Hamanesque BuzzFeed hit piece, almost certainly arranged by a certain Jesuit, One Mad Mom noted that the writer attempted to link me with the Alt-Right even while saying that there is not “obvious” connection.  LOL!  She … Read More

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Singing and confession – Just Too Cool!

When I was very young, I used to curl up with the dictionary.  One word would lead to another and to another.  I wound up building my vocabulary as if by capillarity. I sometimes do this with tweets, specially with … Read More

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Writing to Fr. Z

Some of you want to write to me.  GREAT! Please use my contact forms on the top menu.  ALWAYS! If you have some piece of news, observation, etc., use “Contact Fr. Z by EMAIL” If you have a question for … Read More

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Excellent Letter for Lent from Archbp. Chaput of @ArchPhilly – Fr. Z rants, gives 3 points of advice about sin.

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has issued a great letter on the threshold of Lent.   As I read it, the Archbishop’s reference to the history of the Church in German with the Nazi state and the 1933 , could … Read More

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