Category Archives: My View

Washington DC DAY 1: Goofing around, a kitchen and a quote

Firstly, I have decided to hold a rare DC blognic. However, I determined it would be best for it to be at an undisclosed location and by invitation only. Who knows if there would be some counter blognic held? Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: To Washington DC, NON-Impeachment Edition

Pres. Trump declared that 22 January is National Sanctity of Human Life Day. CNA HERE  Of course today is the anniversary of the 1973 SCOTUS decision Roe V Wade. I am on my way to Washington DC today, so I … Continue reading

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Remember #UniteTheClans ? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE: From a friend: My German friend who attended today told me that De Mattei wanted it kept quiet as he was afraid Marx would step in and shut it down. Apparently the state and Marx work closely together. It … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST for a young priest diagnosed with ALS – #padresfight

I have sad news. Fr.  Dana Christensen, a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, who comments here frequently, has been diagnosed to be in the initial stages of  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”.   There is no … Continue reading

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UPDATE – HILARITY ENSUES- Lib reactions to the new book from Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

UPDATE 15 Jan 2020: Antonio Socci (not a fan of Francis) says in Facebook (I’m not a fan of Facebook) that Francis summoned Archbp. Gänswein, read him a riot act, and demanded that Benedict’s name be removed from the book. … Continue reading

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To save the world, we have to save the liturgy. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

My mantra in these electronic pages for years was and is and will be “Save The Liturgy, Save The World“. Sounds odd at first? Consider that of all the relationships we have, that which we have with God is and … Continue reading

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The “Great Progressive Propaganda Machine”, Totalitarian Agendas, Incrementalism, and YOU – Wherein Fr. Z rants

I don’t want to know anything about film and stage actors personal lives or, usually, vapid thoughts.  Laura Ingraham had a good phrase for the screeching pop tarts: “shut up and sing”.   If I go to a movie, I just … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Holy Name/Epiphany – 2020

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it? There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must endure. … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen – Of the Bard, Crow and Fishy Noodles

I take a break from deep musing upon the mystery of the Epiphany to watch an episode of hilarious Upstart Crow [and UK… you probably know about this already… HERE] and have some fishy noodles. I was going to have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Were Jesus, Mary and Joseph “refugees”? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Several readers have asked whether or not the Holy Family were refugees. Some are reacting to “nativity” scenes, showing them in cages, and so forth, which is an obvious manipulation of the Nativity narrative to score cheap political shots, at … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 4th Sunday of Advent – 2019

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it?  There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must endure.   So, … Continue reading

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GARUM WATCH! Ancient factory found in Israel

Garum. I occasionally write of garum. The ancient Romans eagerly doused their foods and used as a cooking ingredient a fermented fish sauce: garum.  The preparation of garum is described by Pliny.  Modern Vietnamese fish sauce and modern S. Italian … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 180: Kwasniewski on how Vatican II reversed the order of priority, exalting “active participation” over proper liturgical worship of God

I found a great article at LifeSite by Peter Kwasniewski which screamed to be made into a podcast.  Sometimes I do this with good articles to make sure the content is more available to those who are pressed for time … Continue reading

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Support for Fr. Joseph Illo. Fr. Z rants about denial of Communion

I want to offer my public support for Fr. Joseph Illo in San Francisco at Star of the Sea (beautiful title).  He wrote about a tough call he had to make as pastor.  HERE The basics: A women took her … Continue reading

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NYC Days 4-5: Pastrami, chess boards and Chinese food

I didn’t give a last update of my recent NYC trip.  I went because my friend Fr. Murray was receiving an award.  Of course I had to get some of the things I can’t get in Madison. Like decent pastrami.  … Continue reading

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