Monthly Archives: November 2018

R.I.P. Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison

From the Diocese of Madison It is my sad duty to inform you of the death of Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison.  Bishop Morlino died tonight, Saturday, November 24th, at approximately 9:15 pm at St. Mary Hospital in Madison … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS – ONE SPECIAL

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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Sweden has started “chipping” its residents

From Fabiosa: Have you ever thought that the science fiction film gadgets would be accessible in real life? And we aren’t talking about computers and mobile phones. Where some people are pleased and delighted about the advent of new technologies, … Continue reading

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Black Friday Online Shopping

Folks, please do me a favor. If you are shopping online today (lot’s of discounts), please use my Amazon search box on the right side bar. Even if you spot something at another site, just highlight/copy what you want elsewhere … Continue reading

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More garbage from Germany: Communion for Protestants

That caput malorum omnium, Germany, has produced another nasty that will take years of effort to clean up, if it can ever be cleaned up. LifeSite has it.  A German bishop, Felix Genn of Münster, published a guide about the pastoral care … Continue reading

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“You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means”

Canonist Ed Peters has a good reminder about excommunication at his fine blog.  HERE Bottom lines: It isn’t as easy to get excommunicated as one might think. Excommunication, it isn’t easy as thinking that someone ought to be excommunicated. “You … Continue reading

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VIDEO: A few good men and The Present Crisis

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Beans v. the East – @MassimoFaggioli cheapshots Orientals

Ubiquitous and relentless self-promoter Massimo “Beans” Faggioli has eructed yet another oh-so clever tweet: Like Orientalism, Catholic Ad Orientalism assumes a certain role of Western civilization in global Christianity — Massimo Faggioli (@MassimoFaggioli) November 18, 2018 Huh? I haven’t paid … Continue reading

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The effect of the Extraordinary Form on vocations to the priesthood

From a reader… In recent weeks I recall reading here and elsewhere some encouraging speculation and projections about the numbers of vocations produced by traditional vs. non-traditional types of communities. I’ve discovered that my parish seems to support those projections. … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Media attack on Catholics who uphold Faith and Morals

UPDATE 20 Nov: Dreher’s take.  HERE Originally Published on: Nov 18 ____ From NBC comes a piece of sheer anti-Catholic homosexualist propaganda. A few points as a prelude. The homosexualists are working together with their allies in the dinosaur media to shift … Continue reading

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Truly pathetic musings at the Fishwrap about priesthood and those halcyon days of Vatican II

The Fishwrap sure lived up to its name this time.  Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) has gushy piece about a reunion of old men who were seminarians of class 1966 at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.  The arrived in Rome in … Continue reading

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19 Nov 1863: The Gettysburg Address

Today is the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.   It wasn’t much attended at the moment, but over time it has been recognized one of the greatest public speeches ever. Four and a half months after the Battle of Gettysburg, on … Continue reading

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Christmas, Priests, Arms, and You

Right on cue, some folks have written messages asking for advice about Christmas gifts for priests. I could give the same advice I gave in years past. However, here’s a new thought based on a project I have wanted to … Continue reading

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Reliable Catholic and Pro-Life Causes

Here are some efforts worth your attention. We are getting down to the end of the year. Some of you are starting to think about your end of year TAX DEDUCTIBLE giving. Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison … Continue reading

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“”Transphobia is a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons”.

Everyone should dash over to Fr. H’s place and read his latest: Transphobia, fox hunting, and the SS It’s jolly good.

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ASK FATHER: My priest doesn’t carry the “emergency phone”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What’s the deal with priests carrying their emergency cellphone on them? [Hmmm… I don’t know what the deal is!] I was disturbed to learn that our priest doesn’t keep it with him. When I asked him … Continue reading

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Sweetheart Grips and Fortune’s Wheel

I can’t resist posting this. There are a lot of after market gizmos and gadgets that one can use to bling-up?… pimp?… one’s 1911 (“Nineteen-Eleven”), that classic, US military issue pistol to which so many (I am not one of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Absolution from a heretical priest and then going to Communion

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Today I went to confession during Sunday Mass at my parish (Novus Ordo, run by a religious order) [Why do I smell trouble?], and even though the priest (not the parish priest) said “I absolve you”, … Continue reading

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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. You were paying attention, weren’t you?

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To Prelates: “Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining.”

I’ve just spent a few minutes in a hard-hitting piece about The Present Crisis at Crisis.  Here are a couple of outstanding paragraphs. The apostle Paul certainly saw the redemptive side of scandal and division: “For there must be factions among … Continue reading

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