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But remember… the problem is the Traditional Latin Mass!

But remember… the problem is the Traditional Latin Mass! If only we could shut it down, the seminaries would fill up again. Right? The average age of a priest in the United States is 67. The large ordination classes of … Read More

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Idolatry as the cause of present woes? Think biblically.

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently in the Old Testament, seeing how again and again and again the People whom God chose broke covenant after covenant after covenant.  God punished them with afflictions to bring them back and … Read More

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ACTION ITEM & BOOK NOTICE: A “how to” manual of ceremonies for the PRE-1955 TRIDUUM and PENTECOST! Wherein Fr. Z rants on the times we are in, books you should buy, and why you should buy them.

I have an action item for you.  Below, I am pushing a couple of books, one old and one new.  Here on my treasure chest, this blog, I am channeling my inner Matthew 13:52. But first, a rant from your … Read More

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In D. London – “Smash the Olds! Replace them with the News!”

    Do you long-time readers remember how, back in the 1990’s, bishops refused to obey the commands of John Paul II regarding generosity in the application of legislation in force at that time concerning the Vetus Ordo? How they … Read More

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FROM A READER: “I was praying this litany of the English Martyrs today….”

I received a note from a reader. I was praying this litany of the English Martyrs today. Please note we implore them to always preserve the Latin Mass, something they died for in many cases. Perhaps in these remarkable times … Read More

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VIDEO: Priest calls out Francis, Roche for their actions against traditional Catholics

I saw quite a piece at The Remnant about a priest – Father James Mawdsley – who, in unmistakable terms, called out Francis and Roche and those others who have been trying to oppress the faithful who desire traditional Catholic liturgical … Read More

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The ‘buck’ starts here.

Consider a few points, in no particular order. Traditionis custodes and the Dubious Dubia (TC&DD) are an incoherent mess. TC&DD are founded on faulty theological grounds: that Vatican II is the lens through which all doctrine and discipline of the … Read More

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A look at the Letter purporting to forbid “ad orientem” worship in the Diocese of Venice

I received a copy of the letter which Bp. Dewane sent to his priests in which he attempts to forbid ad orientem celebration of Holy Mass according to the Novus Ordo. This is a steaming mess.  There many things wrong … Read More

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D. Arlington @arlingtonchurch – Devastated faithful petitioning @BishopBurbidge to ease restrictions he imposed on Catholics who want the Tradition Roman Rite

Take note… I saw this at CNA: ‘Devastated’ Traditional Latin Mass devotees petition Arlington bishop to ease restrictions Supporters of the Traditional Latin Mass are petitioning Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, to lift restrictions he recently imposed on the … Read More

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Cupich’s war on Catholics continues: a Chicago pastor speaks up – UPDATED with tweet from Bp. Strickland @Bishopoftyler

UPDATE 17 Jan 2022: The thugs got busy. UPDATE 16 Jan 2022: God bless Bp. Strickland. This brave priest goes to the heart of the issue. “Do we go the way of Jesus Christ or do we accommodate and compromise … Read More

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Xi… more than a letter in the Greek alphabet, especially in Hong Kong.

There might be Alpha and O-micron variants. There is a Xi origin. X marks the spot. Constantine wanted Nicea. Xi… “I want” is, in Chinese, xi?ng. Reuters: Historic conclave: Chinese bishops, priests brief Hong Kong clerics on Xi’s religious views … Read More

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Another Note on the Dubious Dubia™ concerning “Traditionis custodes”

The Bergoglians – papalatrous and fervid – are today doing exactly what their progressivist counterparts in the 1970’s did: they accuse “rigid” bishops of “not getting with the groovy program, man.” Back then, the progressivist fear was that young people … Read More

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I like this video about a men’s group in the London area, Mary Magdalen Men’s Association

The way to defeat the enemy must at some point mean pressing ahead. I like this video about a men’s group in the London area, Mary Magdalen Men’s Association.

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ASK FATHER: Not one word about Card. Cupich’s “The Gift of Traditionis Custodes”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Card. Cupich, who is a trusted advisor of Pope Francis, issued a document the other day called “The Gift of Traditionis Custodes”. I take it you don’t see it as a gift, but I notice that … Read More

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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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Clear words from a good priest about the cruel ‘Traditionis custodes’ and worst case scenarios

Quite a few of you have written to me about something that my good friend Fr. James Jackson, FSSP (recently moved from Colorado to Rhode Island) published in his parish’s bulletin.   I received two such emails this afternoon.  Father is … Read More

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U.S. Seminary in Rome snuffs out the Traditional Latin Mass and training for seminarians

The craven faculty of the North American College (US seminary in Rome), perhaps under the pressure of their board, has snuffed out the Traditional Latin Mass, which was a regularly scheduled Mass on Saturdays. There was also training for the … Read More

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The lesson of Hungary and Bl. Karl

At Crisis there is an interesting suggestion today that applies not just to the secular order but… you read it and tell me what you think… perhaps also to the ecclesial order. The Meaning of Viktor Orbán by Declan Leary … Read More

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Assumption: The 4th Glorious Mystery

NB: Today, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we can begin a 54 Day Novena! Remembering to pray for Card. Burke, who is ill, we might pray a 54 Day Novena using the Memorare, the Rosary, or another … Read More

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With the latest attack on the roots of our Catholic identity the Church is one step closer to becoming a punchline. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From Le Figaro via National Catholic Register… with my emphases and comments… by the great Robert Card. Sarah. On the Credibility of the Catholic Church Doubt has taken hold of Western thought. Intellectuals and politicians alike describe the same impression … Read More

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