Monthly Archives: September 2018

In Atlanta protests about @JamesMartinSJ upcoming talk – #sodoclericalism

There is a piece at LifeSite that you should see, if you want to understand something about how The Present Crisis grew, over the years, to the existential threat that it is in these USA. Remember: The Lord gave us … Read More

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Read and weep: Soviet style “psych” tactics used against priests by bishops.

What I am about to post, read carefully. Over the last few months I have been contacted by diocesan priests (and a religious) who were being sent by their bishops (superior) to be “evaluated” at one of these psych clinics … Read More

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“Has not all our misery as a Church arisen from people being afraid to look difficulties in the face?”

“The more implicit the reverence one pays to a Bishop, the more keen will be one’s perception of heresy in him … those, who have cultivated a loyal feeling towards their superiors, are the most loving servants, or the most … Read More

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When they claim “Clericalism!”, they really mean #sodoclericalism

There are a few terms in common usage which I would like to be able to reform in common usage.  For example, I wish that “priestcraft” wasn’t so relentlessly derogatory.  It can mean “professional knowledge and skill in respect to … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Is a Communion plate or paten a “sacred vessel”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Greetings in Christ. I hope this finds you well. A good, holy, traditional priest in my home diocese has recently claimed in conversation that the Communion-plate is in fact a sacred vessel, hence why they have … Read More

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OCTOBER – ROME – Annual #SumPont2018 Pilgrimage

At the end of October, 26-28 October to be precise, is the annual Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage to Rome.  People from all over travel to Rome to participate in traditional liturgy, processions and talks… and to make contacts and greet old friends. I … Read More

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Thanks to Augustus on his birthday and to the Cohors Italicus

Today is the birthday of Augustus Caesar, born in ancient Velitrae (Velletri) in 63 BC. When I was living in Rome, on this day I was accustomed to stroll to the Ara Pacis and read some of the bronze lettered … Read More

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If government leaders in China can now choose bishops, then in these USA…

One of the best things I’ve seen on Twitter since Rome began the sellout of the Church in China. @Pontifex @MassimoFaggioli @CardinalDolan since China can now choose their own bishops. I propose that Donald Trump now be able to chose … Read More

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Francis trades quips with Polish photographer in Vilnius

If AP is to be believed about anything having to with the Church or with Francis, AP has an interesting tid bit about Francis’ present trip to Lithuania. First, remember the great photo of John Paul II by Grzegorz Galazka? Now … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass to fulfill your Sunday Obligation? Let us know. For my part, I worked from the readings for this 18th Sunday after Pentecost.


Archbp. Chaput of @ArchPhilly on upcoming Synod’s working document. Concerns.

Not only is there a new document out which changed the way the Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops runs, but a substantive supplemental document with more details (needed because the new document left things out) hasn’t yet been issued. The … Read More

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THIS IS WAR! Wherein Fr. Z calls on bishops and priests to FIGHT BACK as priests and bishops!

Preliminary note:  For the last two nights, I have had nightmares.  Last night was as bad as anything I have ever had and it was incredibly real.  As I wrote this post, I had the dreaded BSOD.   Hasn’t happened for … Read More

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Akita, Communion in the hand, and homosexuality

The Bellarmine Forum there is a longish piece which makes a connection between some topics: Our Lady’s Messages at Akita Communion in the Hand Homosexuality Said Our Lady at Akita: “The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the … Read More

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Card. Zen on the “Provisional Agreement” with the PRC on Bishops

When I lived in Rome I had some contact with the Chinese Catholic ex-pat community.  Today, I can only imagine their heartbreak and fear. The reaction of His Eminence Joseph Card. Zen is at LifeSite. “It’s a complete surrender … … Read More

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WDTPRS – 25th Ordinary Sunday: Each love fuels the other, when love of God is first.

This week’s Collect for Mass for the upcoming 25th Ordinary Sunday (Novus Ordo, obviously), was introduced into the Missale Romanum with the Novus Ordo but it is influenced by a prayer in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary. Deus, qui sacrae legis omnia … Read More


VIDEO: Fr. Murray on aspects of The Present Crisis

Let libs tremble and clutch their pearls upon their fainting couches. My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray was interviewed by Raymond Arroyo last night on The World Over.

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ASK FATHER: Adding water to Holy Water

What are priests for? Short answer: They offer sacrifice. The role of the priest is to confect the Eucharist, absolve sins, impart blessings, preside at all manner of approved rites.   The jocular Scriptural basis for this is, of course, “For … Read More

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ASK FATHER: If in letters Benedict XVI imparts still the Apostolic Blessing…

Debates about the true status of Benedict XVI could root the stuff of novels. There are those who say that Benedict XVI is still really Pope.  There are different reasons given.  One is that his abdication was under duress and … Read More

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A story of spectacular complexity, involving shady people, huge money, interlocking directorates, vast loans, and the Papal Foundation.

Read this. Zenit reports. Pope Francis on September 20, 2018, received in the Apostolic Palace Consistory Hall of the Vatican, the participants at the Conference of the Sons of Holy Mary Immaculate on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of … Read More

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One Mad Mom spanks James Martin, LGBTSJ – UPDATED

UPDATE: I had a call from a friend who underscored her real shock at Martin’s ghastly suggestion in his tweets.  The more I think about it, the more loathsome the true content of Martin’s tweets appears. He told people that … Read More

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