Monthly Archives: February 2019

VIDEO – Pontifical Swiss Guard

Have you seen this?

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28 February 2013 – Benedict XVI…

6 years ago today… The Holy Father is leaving the Apostolic Palace to go to Castel Gandolfo. Some images… Our final view of Pope Benedict XVI as Roman Pontiff. UPDATE:  The doors are closed.    

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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 … Read More


“an open attempt to normalize homosexuality among clergy”

At The Catholic Thing there is an interesting piece about Stephen P. White.  The writer looks at three pieces which concern The Present Crisis in the Church, and draws an interesting conclusion. […] These three pieces represent a shift away … Read More

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URGENT UPDATE Sexagesima Thursday: Solemn Feast of Reparation of Insults Offered to the Most Holy Sacrament

UPDATE 27 Feb: I have received more information for this Mass, including all the orations for the Mass.   Now the texts are complete.   I have linked to a PDF, provided by the Benedictines of Silverstream. Click HERE Originally Published on: Feb 25, … Read More

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CH: Traditional Latin Mass attendees more devout and orthodox, study says. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From the Catholic Herald. My emphases and comments: Traditional Latin Mass attendees more devout and orthodox, study says A new survey suggests Catholics who attend the Old Rite are more faithful to Church teaching Catholics in the US who attend the … Read More

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CRISIS on The Francis Effect

At Crisis today, there is a no-holds-barred piece in the wake of the seriously disappointing Rome “summit” that concluded recently. Jonathan B. Coe is the author. Understanding and Combating the Francis Effect This is a brutally blunt offering. The first … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Patron Saint of aquaculture workers

Since there is a great deal that’s fishy going on inside and coming out of the Vatican, thus making it a kind of fish hatchery, I thought this question was appropriate. From a reader… QUAERITUR: My dad is the manager … Read More

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WOW! WWII era triptychs for Catholic Masses for the military

I saw something amazing at Amy Wellborn’s blog.  She writes about a group during WWII, Citizens Committee for the Army, Navy and Air Force, which commissioned artists to make portable triptychs for use during Catholic Masses.  The idea was to transform … Read More

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Of anti-Catholic bigots and attacks on the Catholic Church

A couple legislative items to ponder… At Fox we read about the Party of Death, enslaved to Big Business Abortion: Dems block ‘born alive’ bill to provide medical care to infants who survive failed abortions Senate Democrats on Monday blocked … Read More

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Another reason for ‘Anglicanorum coetibus’: Church of England says Sunday services no longer mandatory

I think it was the late Fr. Neuhaus who quipped that the purpose of the Church of England was to make irony redundant. Today I read this at AP.  No, this is not Eye of the Tiber or the Onion.  … Read More

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About Clown Masses and what we are up to today.

There’s an old chestnut about how you can rate as “successful” the Masses of various religious orders.  For example, the Mass of Benedictines is successful if more than half of the notes were sung properly.  Its successful for the the … Read More

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Run, don’t walk, to Crisis…. NOW!

Run, don’t walk, to Crisis…. NOW! Francis Allies Reveal Their Plans for Revolutionary Change HERE Read the whole thing.  Take careful notice of all the links in the text. Discuss. Moderation queue is ON.

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From contact to shots fired in 3 seconds

This is the Sword of Damocles that hangs over the heads of law enforcement officers, who deserve our thanks. Here is an amazing video of how cops can go from contact to shots fired in 3 seconds. The reader who … Read More

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A Pope Speaks: Pius XII on something the #PBC2019 summit didn’t discuss. AUDIO

Two things drive this post. First, the Roman “summit” rammed a major aspect of The Present Crisis into a smaller box than reasonable people allow.  They excluded many things that could have been addressed.  One of them is the devolution … Read More

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@RobertSRoyal on the Vatican Sexual Abuse Summit #PBC2019

Robert Royal of The Catholic Thing went to Rome for the Vatican “summit” on abuse. He has an excellent summary piece today, which I warmly recommend. Three things in particular stood out for me in his piece. First, try this … Read More

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Something light for Friday

Because it’s Friday, and because we have all had terrible news all week, here’s what I consider to be one of the five funniest Bugs Bunny cartoons. One of my favorite lines is contained herein. And watch the hooves when … Read More

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The appallingly stupid “gay” book about the Vatican by the “gay” French writer

I received a Kindle copy of the appalling “gay” book by the “gay” French writer – and I use the term writer loosely. Damian Thompson’s review says it all better than I could: An exposé of high-ranking gays in the … Read More

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Blog maintenance underway now and for some time to come

Right now and in the foreseeable future, work is being done on the server, back end, of the blog. It is possible that there may be some outages or bumps along the way. Some big changes are on the horizon. … Read More

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Archbishop Viganò to participants in the Rome “summit” #PBC2019

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò sent an open message to Francis and participants in the “summit”, mainly presidents of bishops conferences from around the world, meeting in Rome in order to avoid talking about the problem of homosexuality as the basis of … Read More

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