Monthly Archives: August 2019

ASK FATHER: Can I wear a scapular on my bullet proof vest?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I want to wear a scapular on my bullet proof vest. The best way to do this is to sew a Velcro patch onto one, but would doing that be considered impious or a mistreatment of … Read More

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BOOK: Grandmother and the Priests

With delight I am making my way through a book I discovered many years ago, as we count the years, even before I entered Holy Church. I recall my own grandmother reading all the books of this writer. Taylor Caldwell … Read More

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What is a “liturgist”? Some thoughts.

Go over right away to read Anthony Esolen’s latest at The Catholic Thing. He reflects on how hard it is to pray at a rather usual “Novus Ordo” Mass. His description could match any number of places. Then he asks: … Read More

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WDTPRS – 20th Ordinary Sunday: Live in love to have later Love Himself

The Collect for the 20th Ordinary Sunday, found also in the 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary, is in the 1962 Missale Romanum for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost. Deus, qui diligentibus te bona invisibilia praeparasti, infunde cordibus nostris tui amoris affectum, … Read More

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Adventures in “gay” ad blocking

I hate this ubiquitous “gay” rainbow garbage. First, I can’t stand what has been done to the word “gay” and I detest the appropriation of a sign of God’s benevolence to promote a totalitarian agenda. I noticed at the bottom … Read More

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Lighter Fare For Friday

It has been a serious week. Let’s have something a little less heavy. First, some memes that amused me.   For a long-time reader who works for NASA Driving. And now to make you suffer. For the libs here. Welllll… … Read More

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ASK FATHER: @BishopBarron on the Pew Research and lack of belief in the Eucharist. Fr. Z rants a little and issues an invitation.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Bishop Barron has a video reacting to the Pew Research saying that 75% of Catholics think the Blessed Sacrament is just a symbol.  He talks about the failure of catechetics and educators and that social justice … Read More

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The latest podcast on the upcoming Synod from Damian, Unbound. “@HolySmoke” is right!

Damian is Unbound. Go right away to Damian Thompson’s latest podcast, an interview with Ed Condon. Damn! The synod and the sex scandal: two time bombs threatening Pope Francis’s moral authority His comments and Condon’s comments on the upcoming Synod … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why didn’t Benedict XVI say the #TLM? How can we get one? What does the future look like?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Thank you for your blog. I get so much from it! Never stop! I know you like one question at a time, but maybe you’ll do this. I heard a podcast at 1 Peter 5 with … Read More

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@JamesMartinSJ praises preaching by a religious sister. Let’s consider what he praised!

Once upon a time, when you could recognize religious by the habits they wore, a Jesuit was riding grandly in his carriage when he spotted a Minim, of the the order founded by St Francis of Paola, on foot and … Read More

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VIDEO: 1950 – Pius XII infallibly proclaims the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In 1950 my late pastor, Msgr. Schuler, was in Rome on a Fulbright working on the manuscripts of Giovanni Maria Nanino, the successor of Palestrina for the Sistine Chapel.  He had great stories about being a priest in Rome in … Read More

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Shoot up in Philadelphia – cops injured. I’m a simple guy and I’m worried.

I spent a lot of my youth in squad cars, police stations and jails. Before, you libs nod and sputter, “That explains a lot.  That’s why you HATE VATICAN II!” My folks were cops. I grew up surrounded by cops, … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Priest puts up scandalous “gay” flag for annual public “pride” week. Bishop: zero help.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m asking for some advice/direction on a frustrating and too common issue. A local parish priest in my diocese has been flying the pride flag outside his parish for the second year in a row for … Read More

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Your Good News

Do you have good news for the readers?  Let us know. I have a few tidbits. First, today I had lunch with a priest friend from my native place who was driving through on the way home from a long … Read More

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A Black Mass in the Vatican at the time of Vatican II?

From Crisis, ever more valuable. Fetid Fruits of the Black Mass THOM NICKELS The writer refers to various diabolical phenomena, including that which requires exorcism and the so-called Black Mass.  I wrote on this HERE. As if he were reading … Read More

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BACK TO SCHOOL TIME?

A lot of you are in the throes of getting organized for the return of your kinder to school.  Need stuff? BACK TO SCHOOL When you shop Amazon using my links (always on the sidebar), I get a small percentage. … Read More

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14 Aug -St. Maximilian Kolbe, priest, martyr, #HamRadio operator, intercede for dissident ‘c’atholic media! #CQ

Today, 14 August, is the Vigil of the Assumption.  It is also the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest put to death at Auschwitz. St. Maximilian Kolbe, has a special relevance for Catholic media. I would ask all … Read More

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It’s no surprise at all that Catholics don’t know or believe about the Eucharist. After all, worship is doctrine and we are our rites!

Devastating. At NRO there is something from John Hirschauer (William F. Buckley Jr. Fellow in Political Journalism at National Review Institute) about the huge percentage of Catholics who don’t believe what the Church teaches about the Eucharist. We shouldn’t be … Read More

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A quick look at some ‘c’atholic media

It is necessary from time to time to put on the forensic pathologist cap. I always feel like I need to wash with bleach after I read this stuff, rather like the investigation of a crime scene where the deceased … Read More

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BOOK : A guide for forming Catholic gentlemen and future priests – and a mini rant.

A prelude. I treasure a copy of a French book of etiquette from long lost decades, Le Livre D’Or Du Savoir-Vivre. Dictionnaire Illustre De La Politesse.  It’s an informative hoot, since much of what it contains is seemingly outdated and, … Read More

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