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Episcopal cathedral in Albuqerque to insult the Church by hosting a fake ordination of a Jesuit-trained “wymyn”. Wherein Fr. Z makes a proposal.
Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter, like a schismatic jackhammer, keeps pounding away. How is it that the US Bishops have not yet demanded that they remove the word “Catholic” from their title? They were already told by the local bishops … Read More
Just when I think I’ve successfully gotten away, the Fishwrap keeps pulling me back in to its feverswamp. This from Daniel P. Horan (aka The Horan of Babylon): Why Catholics should use preferred gender pronouns and names His deeply thought … Read More
One of the direct assaults of Hell on the Church is the undermining by the state of the Seal of Confession. At the Italian La Nuova Bussola, there is a report on the disaster in FRANCE over the abuse scandal … Read More
From the dadaist dreamworld of the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) comes these two skubala… sorry, scoops. (Same thing depending on context.) First, get your mind around this piece – from March so it is exactly a scoop in the … Read More
But remember: the problem is the Latin Mass! pic.twitter.com/OpOAWbZAjm — Alberto? (@FlatCath) October 7, 2021
Every once in a while I receive something so annoying, that it needs wider attention out of justice. If you are not easily provoked to the sort of anger that is sin, as Paul warned us about Sunday in the … Read More
I subscribe to very few print journals and magazines. I just can’t get through them all as they rain down on me. Hence, I am selective. One publication I do subscribe to is Touchstone. There was a powerful editorial in … Read More
Today I posted elsewhere something I wrote about before: Moral Injury. I originally wrote about Moral Injury because I had also, previously, written about how bishops use “psychological evaluation” – the Psych Strike Gambit – against priests to remove them … Read More
Firstly, be a CUSTOS! Join NOW! HERE Two pieces of news come to my box today, along with the news that Card. Burke is off the ventilator and moving out of the ICU – Laus Deo! On 8 August in the … Read More
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
At Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) Michael Sean Winters (aka Madame Defarge aka the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left – coined by Robby George, I think), who in the past regularly wished physical and financial harm on those … Read More
The liberal-biased Religion News Service has run a piece by Jesuit Thomas Reese. The future of Catholic liturgical reform It is every bit as bad as you might imagine. A Jesuit on liturgy… after all. First, you might remember that Reese … Read More
At Fishwrap there is a frantic tirade from Beans about a new book from Archbishop Charles Chaput, Emeritus of Philadelphia. The title… Things Worth Dying For: Thoughts on a Life Worth Living You can see why this offering might give … Read More
At Crisis today there is a well-written, well-argued piece by Regis Martin which merits wide attention. Share it. Does the Church No Longer Defend the Deposit of Faith? The writer laments that we are living in strange times: “Times in … Read More
UPDATE 29 March: It seems that an option for confessions for the non-jabbed has been added to the schedule. I note with fascination that, although the priest there seems to be extremely worried about infectious penitents, he will have “face … Read More
I’ve received a couple of photos today of men saying Masses at side altars of St. Peter’s Basilica. Soon to be a memory. As of tomorrow, these individual Masses are suppressed. Priests who want to say Mass will be forced … Read More
According to La Nuova Bussola, on 15 March an investigation (“Visita Apostilica”) of the Congregation for Divine Worship will begin. The writer says that the man appointed for the investigation, head of the bishops conference liturgy office, leans liberal and … Read More
UPDATE: Card. Burke’s statement can be read at his page: HERE At the National Catholic Register (which is a Catholic paper and not to be confused with the Fishwrap), there is a piece by Ed Pentin about Raymond Leo Card. … Read More
UPDATE: A couple curious things. There is no full signature. There is no protocol number. And, as an email correspondent pointed out, Vatican II’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, 57, §2 reads, “Nevertheless, each priest shall always retain … Read More