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- The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clerics who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds.
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“He [Satan] will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.”
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Category Archives: REVIEWS
I am ready to read anything by Anthony Esolen, a writer who is both lyrical and whose head is firmly screwed on in the right direction. For those of you who are Dante virgins or noobs, his e translation of the … Read More
I have been looking at Raymond Leo Card. Burke’s book from Sophia Press about worthy reception of Communion. Respecting the Body and Blood of the Lord: When Holy Communion Should Be Denied US HERE – UK HERE Firstly, I did … Read More
“Deny Holy Communion?”: a BOOK from Card. Burke about can. 915, etc. Free for BISHOPS, priests and seminarians!
Catholic Action for Faith and Family has republished a work by His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke, one of the most capable canonists in the world. Deny Holy Communion explains the theology, history and law, the reasons for denial of … Read More
Does Traditionis Custodes Pass the Juridical Rationality Test? by Fr. Réginald-Marie Rivoire FSVF and Fr. William Barker FSSP US HERE – UK HERE
I’m reposting this because… wow. What a book. This book just keep rewarding and rewarding. In the Beginning Was the Word: An Annotated Reading of the Prologue of John US HERE – UK When Anthony Esolen and Angelico Press team … Read More
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
Soooo many books. So little time. I bring to your attention a new but old, nova sed vetera, book: The Greatest Commandment: A Fulton Sheen Anthology on Love edited by Al Smith. US HERE – UK HERE (No matter what you … Read More
How does the phrase go from… is it Kipling?… if you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs and blaming it on you…. Something like that. It describes rather aptly these days how tradition-oriented Catholics are … Read More
When Anthony Esolen and Angelico Press team up… well… it just doesn’t get any better than that. I was really excited at the notification that Anthony Esolen (whose translation of the Divine Comedy is terrific) had written an in depth … Read More
I just received beautifully conceived, designed, drawn and printed poster sized calendars from Sophia Press for the Seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany with a special guide sheet as an introduction to their LiturgyOfTheHome.com initiative (go take a look – it’s … Read More
REPOSTED REVIEW: THE ST. GALLEN MAFIA – Exposing the Secret Reformist Group Within the Church by Julia Meloni.
UPDATE 12 Nov: More people should read this. Soon. Originally Published on: Oct 30, 2021 I’m reading THE ST. GALLEN MAFIA – Exposing the Secret Reformist Group Within the Church by Julia Meloni. US HERE – UK HERE It is published … Read More
Last September 2020, my friend Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ, died, far too young. Fr. Mankowski was everything that several highly visible Jesuits are not: Catholic, deeply faithful and amazingly intelligent. He was a Biblical scholar who taught in Rome for … Read More
A priest friend of mine has published an interesting book about magic, witchcraft. The Trouble with Magic: Our Failed Search for More and Christ’s fulfillment of our Desires by Fr. Cliff Ermatinger US HERE – UK HERE (newly added) I haven’t read … Read More
I received the second volume of George Card. Pell’s “prison journal”. I am nearly finished working my way through the first volume. It is inspiring. I read a little each night and reflect on my own lot. It’s humbling. This … Read More
Lo those many years ago in Rome, I was in school studying the Fathers of the Church (Patristics) with one of the fine young Jesuits who are rising up in many places. I just received a new book by this … Read More
I’ve just finished a disturbing book, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War, by Elliot Ackerman (decorated Marine, try not to hold it against him that he has written for The Daily Beast), Admiral James Stavridis (try not to … Read More
Since the Church’s earliest days, even in the Letters of Paul, there developed a genre of writing adversus haereses, against heresies. The reason is obvious: Christ is the Truth. With the exception of those on the ideological Left regarding elections, Christians … Read More
Today is one of those days when there are several good reads on the interwebs. I can recommend two more from Crisis both from today. First, there is an important piece from Aaron Seng, “The Catechism Crisis”. He is the head … Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Card. Pell’s Prison Journal, Kwasniewski’s latest, and a post-Conciliar French commentary about the “modern” Church
My spies tell me that, possibly tomorrow, something big in the line of news involving Card. Pell. Meanwhile, today I see at The Australian that since 2014, without the knowledge of senior Church leaders, $2.3 BILLION have be transferred to … Read More
Charles Cole of the London Oratory let me know in advance about a new recording of Christmas and Epiphany music which will be released on 30 October. It is now available for PRE-ORDER. This boys choir is one of the … Read More