Monthly Archives: August 2018

Wherein Fr. Z muses on bears, demons, and spiritual calibers

This is a little offbeat.  I need to blow off some My father sent an article, as fathers do.  It is a riveting article about people who experience attacks by bears by using handguns.  When you live in the north … Continue reading

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Italian journalist: “How Archbishop Viganò gave me his memo. Here’s why I decided to publish it.”

UPDATE 28 August: Italian Vaticanist Marco Tosatti was also involved.  See this AP story in English: HERE It concludes: Tosatti said Vigano didn’t tell him where he was going after the article came out, knowing that the world’s media would … Continue reading

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Bp. Morlino @MadisonDiocese on #TheViganòTestimony – “the criteria for credible allegations are more than fulfilled”

His Excellency, Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino had first written a letter for the faithful in the Diocese of Madison, entrusted by God and the Apostolic See to his care. He has been Bishop of Madison for 15 years. HERE … Continue reading

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“And that, to be restored, our sickness must grow worse…”

From The Four Quartets East Coker […] IV. The wounded surgeon plies the steel That questions the distempered part; Beneath the bleeding hands we feel The sharp compassion of the healer’s art Resolving the enigma of the fever chart. Our … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 167: Reflection of Bp. Athanasius Schneider about The Viganò Testimony

I received this Reflection on the Viganò Testimony by Bp. Schneider. I read it aloud to help those who can’t always sit still to read on screens have access to the bishop’s reflection. Reflection about the “Testimony” of Archbishop Carlo … Continue reading

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26 August 2018 Sermon of Fr. John Lankeit in Phoenix – BOOM! – mic dropped.

He makes a useful distinction about “clericalism”. Fr. Z kudos. Fr. Lankeit also touches on on something that I wrote about yesterday, about priests who force the Mass to their own will, rather than conforming themselves to Mass.   He speaks … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How do you say “gay lobby” in Latin?

Under another post I wrote, channeling my inner Cato, that the “gay lobby” must be destroyed. The Viganò Testimony is part of its demolition.  They will fight back, as Madame Wile E. Lafarge is already doing. Right now there is … Continue reading

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Some reactions to the Viganò Testimony. – UPDATED

UPDATE 27 August: CNN… what a bunch of dopes. Former Archbishop wants Pope to resign Newsroom In a statement seen by CNN on Sunday, former Archbishop and Vatican ambassador to the US Carlo Maria Vigano said he told the Pope … Continue reading

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The Viganò Testimony: TRUTH

The reactions to the Viganò (pronounced vig-ah-NOH) Testimony vary as you might expect, along “party lines”. The papalatrous liberal Left, including not a few sychophants of simply stunning audacity, deny everything Viganò wrote.  Their main tack right now seems to be … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z is intimidated and just a bit scared.

This began as a note under a weekly “Your Sunday Sermon” posts, in which I attempt to elicit from you, good points from the sermon you heard. That post turned into something else. Hence, I moved the text from there … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes.

I’ll bet that there were some really good sermons during your Masses of Sunday Obligation. Was there a good point or two you could share? For my part, I had no Sunday Mass assigned today!  I was on my own. Relaxed … Continue reading

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A hope filled note from an old friend.

From an old friend, a hopeful note. Also, he shows that Catholics can have a sense of humor. Dear Fr. Z, Everyone I spoke with after Mass today feels as I and many of your blogreaders do — we are … Continue reading

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The Pope responds about the Viganò Testimony. What he said and what he, maybe, really said.

On the airplane returning to Rome from Ireland, the Pope responded with a non-response to a question from the press about the Testimony issued by Archbp. Carlo Maria Viganò. What he said…  watch the body language with the words. “Read … Continue reading

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Pope John Paul – The Pope People Forget To Remember

Today is the anniversary of the 1978 election of Pope John Paul I, Papa Luciani. He is the Pope people forget to remember. Pray for him, who was Vicar of Christ for so few days. May God reward him. It … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I would like to incorporate fasting…”

In his Letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Madison, Bp. Morlino (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary) recommended the observance of Ember Days in September as days of fasting and abstinence in reparation for sin. He reminded us that “some demons … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 166: Archbp. Viganò testifies about corruption and cover up. Pope Francis knew.

Ed Pentin of the National Catholic Register, the best and most reliable working Vaticanista, has received and released an 11-page testimony from Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, former Nuncio to these USA.  Viganò reveals a great deal about who knew what about … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and MASS FOR BENEFACTORS

First, thanks to benefactors, donors – ad hoc or subscribed monthly – and to people who send things, books, etc., from my wishlists.  Today, I had a nice card from JM and a book from FCE.   I have also had notes from … Continue reading

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What true clericalism looks like

Do you want to know what true clericalism looks like?  How about taking it on yourself to edit Scripture to be read at Mass. I got an email today from a regular priestly correspondent.   He sent Sunday’s (tomorrow, 21st Ordinary) second reading … Continue reading

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National Sodomitical Reporter (aka Fishwrap): anything to distract from root cause of the clerical abuse scandal

Meanwhile, they have all the answers over at the National Sodomitical Reporter (aka Fishwrap). Here’s a good one.   Laicized Roy Bourgois – remember him? – thinks that ordaining women will fix things up.    That’s gonna happen.  A couple weeks back they … Continue reading

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Italian article by Marco Tosatti: Homoheresy and homopraxis. Why doesn’t the Pope call the problems by their name? Possible answers.

I know some of you out there read Italian.  Even clerics who went to the NAC can probably read a little!  o{];¬) At Marco Tossati’s site there is a longish but deeply informative article: OMOERESIA E OMOPRAXIA. PERCHÈ IL PAPA NON … Continue reading

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