Monthly Archives: August 2018

Asperges me et super jellonem decaeruleabor.

Here is a photo of Card. Farrell, the understudy of non-Card. McCarrick for some many years in Washington DC, now the Prefect of the Dicastery for the Family, who also said that priests are not able properly to prepare couples … Continue reading

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“Somehow, almost overnight, our culture decided that a “LGBT” identity is something that one is born with.”

He shouldn’t have been there in the first place. However, I suppose that the dicastery headed by non-Card. McCarrick’s former apprentice in Washington, Card. Farrell, deemed it opportune to have Martin there. At Crisis David Prosen reacts both to homosexualist … Continue reading

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Infiltration of the priesthood. How did it happen? How bad is it?

A priest friend of mine sent a link to a piece at his site: Padre Peregrino. I think he over estimates the number of priests who are homosexual. However, I will agree that the percentage is probably higher among bishops … Continue reading

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VIDEO – 23 Aug – Bp. Morlino with Raymond Arroyo on EWTN

Raymond Arroyo interviewed Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison.  It originally aired on EWTN’s The World Over on Thursday 23 August.   In another segment, Arroyo interviewed Bill Donohue of The Catholic League. He said something that struck … Continue reading

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@JamesMartinSJ talk at #WMOF18

LifeSite has a story about it.  The Catholic Herald covered it.  Jesuit run Amerika has the text – of course – of the talk of rampant homosexualist activist James Martin, SJ at the World Meeting For Families in Ireland. I … Continue reading

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After LGBT pro-sodomy parade, Orthodox priest cleanses city with Holy Water

I saw this at ChurchPop.  I really like the idea. Orthodox Priest Cleanses His City’s Downtown with Holy Water After LGBT Parade @cityod, Twitter / Odessa Media Talk about spiritual warfare. An LGBT pride parade took place this last weekend … Continue reading

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D. Duluth Bp. Paul Sirba writes about The Present Crisis – @tnccatholic

My old friend Bp. Paul Sirba (also from my home parish, Assistant Priest at my 1st Solemn Mass, good ping pong player), has issued a statement to the faithful entrusted to his charge in the Diocese of Duluth. It is concise … Continue reading

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@AlbanyDiocese – Is it just me, or is this pretty weird?

After the years and years of Agony in Albany, things are looking up. There is a great bishop there now and, I hear, many improvements. However, just as Rome was not built in a day, nor destroyed in a day, … Continue reading

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Comments from The Great Roman™

During The Present Crisis partisans of the loony and often homosexual catholic Left have attempted misdirection of attention away from the root cause – homosexuality – and toward clericalism. Watch: they will also try to connect the Crisis to traditional … Continue reading

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A sermon by an old friend about The Present Crisis

My old friend Fr. Robert Altier, back in my native place, gave a sermon last Sunday, 19 August, which is worth your while. Fr. Altier and I were in seminary together, though he was a couple years ahead of me.

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World Meeting for Families: vestments and art

I wrote about the dreadful vestments used at the World Meeting For Families 2018 in Ireland. HERE You should read what Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui wrote about how artists were invited to submit designs for the vestments and how shabbily treated … Continue reading

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Omnium Gatherum: Egypt’s River and a predictably “gay” attack on a forthright bishope

I am still partially unplugged, but, having reengaged a little.   Enough to have read a few headlines, my blood-pressure to spike, and then to chuckle at something unintentionally hilarious in its entirely intended malice. First, compare and contrast. At … Continue reading

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An improvement to the “Ratio” governing formation of priests in seminaries

There is a Roman document which deals with formation of seminarians: “Ratio fundamentalis institutionis sacerdotalis” A priest wrote (slightly edited): Hi Fr, great post on the abuse issues, thank you. I have written up an argument for adding to the … Continue reading

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Priest attacked: “This is for all the kids!”

From Rev. Mr. Kandra. Assailant attacks Byzantine priest, shouting ‘This is for all the kids!’ From my friend and brother deacon Daniel Dozier, who received this communication from the chancery of the Parma Eparchy: PRAYER REQUEST: Fr. Basil Hutsko was … Continue reading

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Collusion of the press against the Church

I keep trying to unplug but they keep pulling me back! A friend sent a link that starts at just the right point in a Ben Shapiro podcast. HERE He NAILS the prejudice against the Church in the press.  The MSM … Continue reading

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Food for my cerebellum. Food for my reptilian brain stem. And my observation about coverage of The Present Crisis.

I unplugged for a while today.  The stream of news – and the spin – got to me, simply put. The spinners have woven their devious clew to help them through the labyrinth while avoiding the minotaur in the maze: … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to support priests? Prepare for underground Church?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father – how can we support our good priests and seminarians, knowing how they are targeted by some in the hierarchy? It seems that the ability for the laity to influence the Church has declined over … Continue reading

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Ex ore infantium perfecisti laudem! 3 year old “priest’s” theological observation and a Salve

Remember the moment in The Return of the King (book, of course) when Frodo and Sam are slogging through dreary Mordor and there is a fleeting break in the never-ending clouds and they see a star? Today I received this via … Continue reading

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Letters of Bishops compared. Quite a contrast.

The other day Bp. Morlino (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary) posted a great Letter to the people of the Diocese of Madison about the present crisis. I wrote on it HERE. Many bishops have issued statements or letters to their flocks. … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass you frequented in fulfillment of your Sunday obligation? Let us know what it was! For my part, for the TLM, we had the Gospel reading about … Continue reading

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