Monthly Archives: February 2018

Fr. Murray on “lived experience”, “accompaniment”, “conscience”

UPDATE: Since I posted this a short while ago, I saw at First Things a commentary by Gerhard Ludwig Card. Müller (third in a series) precisely touching on the issues raised by Card. Cupich in England.  This is obviously Müller’s response.  Here … Continue reading

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More news from the New catholic Red Guard

There are rumors of efforts to crack down on any voice that raises any sort of question during this pontificate. LifeSite reported that Jesuit Antonio Spadaro of La Civiltà Cattolica (you’ll remember his blinkered view of Americans) wants EWTN’s Raymond … Continue reading

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Making the Church appealing. What “sells”?

When it is time to draw people in, do those in charge show ugly modern churches bereft of statues, windows and obviously Catholic elements?   SURE they do! When it is time to make a movie and portray something about … Continue reading

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20 Feb – Feast of Sts Francisco and Jacinta of Fatima

Last year, His Holiness of Our Lord canonized young Jacinta and Francisco, the seers of Fatima. They are, I believe, the youngest canonized non-martyr saints on the calendar. “On the calendar…”.  They aren’t on the traditional Roman calendar.  I’ve written … Continue reading

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Of “paradigm shift” interest

May I direct the readership’s attention today to an amusing piece at First Things?   The pseudoanonymous writer pokes fun at inconsistencies in a speech recently delivered by a certain prelate at a certain well-known English university. As it opens, we … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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