Monthly Archives: October 2021

Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 22nd Sunday after Pentecost (30th Ordinary – N.O.)

Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff. Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday obligation (or, maybe still none), either … Read More


ACTION ITEM! Fascinating VIDEO about a common phone scam and big time payback with glitterbomb traps, stink bombs, and law enforcement – UPDATED

UPDATE 24 Oct: This is pretty funny. This afternoon in a space of an hour I got four scam phone calls which went to voicemail (because my phone doesn’t ring for non-contacts). Here is one of them.  Each one is … Read More

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WDTPRS – 30th Ordinary Sunday: “In His will is our peace.”

In the Novus Ordo this Sunday it is the 30th Sunday of what an old friend of mine (rest in peace) called “Greater Meatloaf Season”. Let’s look at upcoming Sunday’s Novus Ordo Collect.  This prayer has a precedent in the … Read More

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23 Oct: St. Severinus Boethius (Yes, you read that right.)

“A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven” – Boethius Today is the feast of St. Severinus Boethius (+525), the author of the Consolation of Philosophy.  He was a pivotal figure at the cusp of … Read More

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HEMSTED, NY – Saturday 23 Oct – Prayer Vigil with Sacred Relics at Planned Parenthood (aka Big Business Abortion)

For those of you in New York… Join Fr. Carlos Martins of Treasures of the Church and relics of over 150 saints in a prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood’s abortion mill in Hempstead, New York WHAT: A peaceful prayer gathering … Read More

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A dying Catholic school reborn and flourishing

At Crisis there is a wonderful piece about the revival of a dying Catholic school through the application of – dare I say it – Catholic common sense.  HERE The school is attached to Sacred Heart parish in Grand Rapids, … Read More

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Gower Abbey with a new disc- Christ The King At Ephesus

The wonderful Benedictine nuns of Gower Abbey in Missouri, who were the victims of  drive by shootings a while ago, who are award winning recording artists, have a new disc of sacred music coming out. This is one of the most … Read More

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21 Oct – St Gaspar del Bufalo – “Il martello dei Carbonari… Hammer of Freemasons”

Today is not only the anniversary of the time travel scene in Back To The Future via the souped up Delorean, it is also, and more importantly the Feast of St. Gaspar del Bufalo (+1837), “Hammer of Freemasons”. I have interest … Read More

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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. Let’s remember all who … Read More

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STOP what you are doing. Go to First Things. Read Archbp. Chaput’s latest about the “courtiers” of Francis.

This post’s title says it all. Go to First Things – HERE For those of you who dawdle, a couple tastes: Bernard of Clairvaux, the great 12th-century saint and Doctor of the Church who renewed the Western monastic tradition, once … Read More

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Bp. Provost of Lake Charles implements ‘Traditionis custodes’, Francis ‘Plessy v. Ferguson’ legacy document

The motto on the coat-of-arms of Most Rev. Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles (Louisiana), is Pro Futuris Serit… He sows for the sake of those to come.  His CV is HERE.  A quick scan suggests that he is a … Read More

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Beautiful Pontifical Mass with Bp. Athanasius Schneider in Detroit – PHOTOS

This last weekend in Detroit there was held the annual Call To Holiness conference, with which I have been involved in the past. This year, Bp. Athanasius Schneider was a speaker and the celebrant for a Pontifical Mass at the … Read More

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“Brought to you by Pfizer.”

“Brought to you by Pfizer.” ? — Kelly Bee ? (@ke11ybender) October 19, 2021 The machine has unlimited money. Biretta tip    o{]:¬)   to Anne Barnhardt.

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Majority of Catholics don’t know about the cruel attempt to suppress the Traditional Latin Mass. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

We need to work harder, friends. Some time ago, Pew Research Center did a poll and found that “Two-thirds of U.S. Catholics unaware of pope’s new restrictions on traditional Latin Mass”. HERE This is interesting, because it shows how Catholic … Read More

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Photo by The Great Roman™ In Rome’s heart, on the Palatine Hill at the Villa Barbarini, vineyards have been planted. Speaking of vineyards, the monks of Le Barroux support themselves with wine from the revived vinyards of the Avignon Popes.

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Meanwhile, back in Middle Earth

I found this tidbit to be a nice change of pace on a day without much good news. Very cool. — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 19, 2021 This is one thing that the Jackson movie got pretty much … Read More

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