Monthly Archives: June 2018

30 years after the Ecône Consecrations: SSPX Bp. Fellay interviewed

29 June 1988.  French Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre consecrated bishops without pontifical mandate.  He, thus defied John Paul II who had personally appealed to him, create an ambiguous state for the SSPX which he founded, and incurred with the bishops who … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE from Fr. Frank Phillips of @SJCantius

I’ve been following and posting about the horrid situation of Fr. Frank Phillips, CR, founder of the Canons of St. John Cantius and now-former pastor of the homonymous parish in Chicago.  My previous post HERE Phillips accomplished astonishing things there … Continue reading

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Please use my link when shopping online

I just ordered a pair of new daily wear Bates boots using my own Amazon search box, which you can see near the top of the side bar. I simply typed in the words Bates 5″ leather boot and I … Continue reading

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Speaking of homosexuality and Jesuit homosexualist activists…

Speaking of homosexuality and Jesuit homosexualist activists… From The Catholic Thing we have: De-homosexualizing the American Church He makes a good argument about the urgent need to de-“gay” the American Church.  His solution is dead wrong. From Crisis we have: … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest tells woman not to wear veil at Mass

From a reader… A woman was told by her priest to NOT wear her veil to Mass. It was blessed and so she didn’t know if she was required by obedience to not wear it, or since because it was … Continue reading

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Keep your eyes and ears open for “lived reality” language

At Fishwrap there are a couple things today which exemplify the starting point of the Left. First, I note a revealing comment by the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left. MSW wrote, inter alia, about the recent death of … Continue reading

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Waltham, MA council votes to seize Church property by eminent domain

From HERE: Waltham City Council Votes To Take Stigmatine Property For HS It was a 10 to 4 vote after more than three hours in a closed-door session. WALTHAM, MA — Waltham City Council voted to take the Stigmatine property … Continue reading

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A reminder about the Apostolic Pardon given by a priest to the dying

Two recent email exchanges brought up the importance of the Apostolic Pardon (AP).  It is also sometimes called the Apostolic Blessing. The AP is a special indulgence given by a priest to a person who is dying which remits all … Continue reading

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Fr. Sherbrooke on the importance of Eucharistic Adoration

Please rush over to the UK’s best Catholic weekly and read the great article by my friend Fr. Alexander Sherbrooke, of St Patrick’s at Soho Square in London. HERE Fr. Sherbrooke is a priest’s priest, who has done amazing things … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered here or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests … Continue reading

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TRAPPIST BEER from MONKS in ENGLAND!

The fantastic Benedictine monks of Norcia, Italy, make fantastic beer!  You can help this great traditional community by investing in their monthly beer club.  HERE I just read a story on the BBC about a group of monks in the UK’s Leicestershire … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement!

Well… one of the shoes dropped.  Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. Pres. Donald Trump gets to nominate a second Justice. We have to dust off his list of SCOTUS candidates. This is amazing. Think about it.  How many huge … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Humidifiers filled with Holy Water

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I saw a meme today to the effect of: Humidifiers fill air with water molecules from a source of water. If that source of water was Holy Water, would it essentially cleanse the room of all … Continue reading

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Germans and the White Thing

The German bishops have been driving the debate about admitting people to Communion who do not believe what the Catholic Church teaches about the Eucharist, priesthood, etc.   The Pope and the CDF have both said things (admittedly not enough) that … Continue reading

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Priest suspended for rapping during Mass. POLLS!

It has been said that rap does for music, what B&D does for romance. That said, there is a story at Daily Nation that a priest was suspended for rapping the during sacred liturgical worship. Father Paul Ogalo of St. … Continue reading

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D. MADISON: 30 June – A First Holy Mass “coram Episcopo”

From the site of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison: On Friday, June 29, His Excellency the Most Rev. Robert Morlino [The Extraordinary Ordinary] will be ordaining three seminarians of the diocese to the Holy Order of … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Provincial recommended Fr. Frank Phillips of @SJCantius be restored as superior general of the Canons

In the case of Fr. Frank Phillips, CR, the founder of the Canons of St. John Cantius, removed by the Archbp. of Chicago from his pastorate… Phillips, was accused of misconduct involving adult men. He was removed as pastor of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hypothetically, can a Pope dogmatically teach heresy? Wherein Fr. Z speculates.

NB: I revise a bit, below. From a reader… QUAERITUR: What if the Pope were to dogmatically declare that [insert major heresy here] was true? I don’t have an answer for this, which means I am utterly dependent on faith … Continue reading

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Deaconette study commission won’t make decisions, recommendations

From Fishwrap comes news that will have their readers weeping into their chai lattes and Cosmos. You might recall that I have said that the deaconette study commission (which Pope Francis set up to look at historical issues) would not make … Continue reading

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Former Irish President says infant baptism is a form of coersion

Ireland.  The gift that keeps on giving. I read at the NCRegister that former Irish President Mary McAleese thinks that infant baptism is a violation of human rights. Baptizing babies, she said, makes “infant conscripts who are held to lifelong … Continue reading

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