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The “trowel” and the “sword”.  That’s what is needed now.

The other day we saw at the liberal outlet Religion New Service an absurd piece about supposed “liturgical reform” by a Jesuit.  It contained an attack on people who attend the Traditional Latin Mass. “Children and young people should not be allowed … Read More

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“Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me…” The mighty Lorica of Saint Patrick

During these dark days, we can benefit from the use of this prayer, called the Breastplate, or Loríca of St. Patrick, “The Cry of the Deer” (Latin Lorica is pronounced lo-REE-ka).  It is said that St. Patrick (+461) sang this when an … Read More

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Card. Burke reacts to the St. Peter’s Mass Suppression: rescind it immediately

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

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You are NOT exempt from service, dear readers.  None of us are. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At Crisis today there is a good piece about “cancel culture” and the would-be despots who use it as a tool of bullying and intimidation. “Cancel culture” is within the walls, now, of the Church as well, like orcs at … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! 200 Novena Participants

UPDATE: Keep it going! Some of you have told me what Novena you are using: St. Michael 10 St. Joseph 14 O.L. Perpetual Help 2 +1 54 day Rosary Novena for my pressing intentions – 3 St. Maximillian Kolbe 10 … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why do people today freak out so much over the idea of exorcisms?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I saw the really good posts that Father Tim Finigan and Father John Hunwicke put on their blogs and the comments.  Why, Father Z, do you think people today freak out so much over the idea … Read More

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Is survival mode all we have now?

No one can give what they don’t have.  In fun-Latin, nemo dat quod non ‘got’.  And yet the universal vocation to evangelize is predicated on what we have, what we have received. We haven’t been evangelizing well.  Rather, we seems to … Read More

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Makes you think, doesn’t it.

Makes you think, doesn’t it. Look around at what is going on. February 1st is the feast of the Blessed Martyrs of Angers, commemorating 99 Catholics from among the thousands massacred by French Revolutionaries at Avrillé between 1793 and 1794 … Read More

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Did you think you would see something in your lifetime like this?

Let me ask any of you – at least of a certain age. Did you think you would see something in your lifetime like this? This will not end well. https://t.co/2AqroKqhDE — Brit Hume (@brithume) January 9, 2021 We can … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What do we do if the upcoming administration outlaws Mass and the sacraments?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What are the best ways for the laity to remain in a state of grace should the Holy Mass and the sacraments eventually be outlawed by the upcoming Biden/Harris administration? The simple answer, which isn’t simple … Read More

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Watching the chaos in Washington DC. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I’m watching various live feeds from Washington DC on this day when Congress is to/was to certify the Electoral College vote. Alarming still photos are now being broadcast of protesters on the floor of the Senate and security with guns … Read More

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This is war, friends.  Total, unrestricted, asymmetrical war.  Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE: Read what I wrote about totalitarians back in Jan 2020 before the Wuhan Devil COVID-1984 madness took full control HERE And check out Jennifer’s book… The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Why the Church Was … Read More

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More bad news from the Vatican. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Ed Pentin reports on more fresh hell from the Vatican. What this boils down to, I think, is demonic gender bending theory and eventual ruthless population control/reduction through contraception (willing or not), sterilization (willing or not), and euthanasia (willing or … Read More

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St. Barbara, patron saint of artillery

At Marine Times I saw a fun piece about St. Barbara, who happens to be the patron saint of artilleries.  My emphases and comments. How a Roman-era Rapunzel became the patron saint of artillery On December 4, artillery units around the world … Read More

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VIDEO: Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels for all places, things and people involved in the counting of votes from the 2020 Election.

As usual today, since Election Day, after Mass I recited Ch. 3 of Title XI in the Rituale Romanum, the Exorcism Against Satan and the Fallen Angels. It is a mighty prayer. I have the authority from the bishop and also, … Read More

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GOOD NEWS: “Key” available for Scanlon’s “Latin Grammar: Grammar Vocabularies, and Exercises in Preparation for the Reading of the Missal and Breviary”

There is some GOOD NEWS. It’s down below.  Meantime… I’ve been ranting for years about the need for clerics to know the language of their Latin Church, Roman Rite. In most cases that means that priests and seminarians have to … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z reacts to a seminarian’s “cri de coeur”

I have written quite a few times here that – in this time of erosion and reversal in the Church – young priests and seminarians will increasingly be exposed to the sort of thing we older guys had to endure … Read More

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Go ahead and tell me that it can’t happen again! Go ahead!

Our lives can change in the wink of an eye.   Read Matthew 24, why donchya.  “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.” … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z offers a plea to priests and bishops. Lay people are not forgotten.

I offer a plea to priests and bishops. For the sake of the common good and for the love of truth… PRAY for protection from the Enemy of the Soul for all those who are involved in the counting of … Read More

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Censorship of interview with Archbp. Viganò?

This is interesting, especially in light of the Senate Committee questioning of our Big Tech Overlords. Archbp. Viganò did a phone interview with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo the other day. Ed Pentin tried to post links to the video which was … Read More

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