Category Archives: Si vis pacem para bellum!

ACTION ITEM! 15 August 2021 – World-wide Consecration to the Immaculate Heart by all TLM communities

This came by email and I warmly endorse it. The Holy Catholic Church is in an unprecedented world wide crisis. The only hope for the Faithful is a Divine intervention, through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Two … Read More

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Another wrinkle to the meaning of your phone’s “location services”.

From The Pillar…. No… wait… Firstly, Fr. Altman is from the Diocese of La Crosse.  He got hammered into the ground by his bishop for doing… I’m not quite sure what required that treatment.   Msgr. Burrill – late of the USCCB … Read More

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First reactions to “Traditionis custodes”

Today, 16 July, is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  During the Amazonian Synod (“walking together”), it was at her church in Rome, near the Vatican, that the shrine to to the demon Pachamama was set up. Today, … Read More

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UPDATED – ASK FATHER: My mother in law put the “evil eye” on me and terrible things happened.

UPDATE 14 July 2021: When I posted about a new book from a priest friend I hadn’t yet gotten into it.  Now I have.   It is fascinating and some it pertains to the post, below. The Trouble with Magic: Our … Read More

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Excellent piece today at Crisis: The War to Destroy the Eucharist

Do NOT miss this terrific article at Crisis by Jerome German: The War to Destroy the Eucharist.  He treats the issue of withholding Communion from  errant public figures but does so with amazing clarity. Tastes: […] We walk among saints and monsters. … Read More

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DEVELOPMENT re: St Peter’s TLM Suppression. This could say something about rumored attack on Summorum Pontificum

BLURF ALERT Bottom line… if there were serious talk in the Curia about suppressing Summorum, this news militates against it. This is like clock work.  I’m trying to get on the road and this pops up.   So, without access to my laptop, … Read More

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NOTA BENE: canceledpriests.org

Today I received a note about a priest who was, in effect, cancelled. Having been cleared of wrongdoing after a false accusation of molestation of a minor, after being cleared also by Rome, his bishop will not give him an … Read More

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@CardJosephZen is exactly right.   The Traditional Latin Mass is a powerful force for unity.

The great Joseph Card. Zen, Emeritus Bishop of Hong Kong and champion of our downtrodden brethren in China, has over the years been generous toward those who desire to participate at Holy Mass in the Vetus Ordo, the Traditional Latin … Read More

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Another voice in defense of Summorum Pontificum. And some calming words.

While not a seismic surprise, I didn’t expect a strong defense of Summorum Pontificum (aka the “emancipation proclamation) from Joan Lewis, the cordial veteran Vatican correspondent who has since 1990 worked for VIS and EWTN. Joan, after some introductory point, goes … Read More

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FRANCE: FSSP suddenly expelled from a diocese after 23 years

At the French site Riposte catholique we read that the Archbishop of Dijon, Roland Minnerath, has expelled the FSSP from the diocese.  They are to leave by September.  They’ve only been there for 23 years. No consultation. D’un trait de … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Cursed by a witch through a dating site. Now really bad things are happening.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hi Father, Here is a hard one, and a subject you would probably rather avoid.  But I truly need to talk to someone and I hope you can offer a few words of advice. What happened … Read More

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A repressive document against the Traditional Latin Mass would be a disaster for those who promulgate and enforce it

At Catholic Culture Phil Lawler has some thoughts about the rumored document that would enervate Benedict XVI’s “emancipation proclamation” Summorum Pontificum.  Such a document, as rumor has it, could be a kind of ecclesiastical “slave act of 2021”* which would return diocesan priests … Read More

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CRISIS: A Catholic response to “Pride Month”

Today I saw with disgust that the US Embassy to the Holy See in Rome has displayed a homosexuality flag. At Crisis today there is a good piece entitled “The Catholic Response to ‘Pride Month’” by John A. Monaco. After … Read More

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JUNE: Recite an Act of Reparation is for “the sins that continue to plague our world”.

The District Superior of the SSPX, Fr. John Fullerton, has asked in a newsletter that people pray an Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart during the month of June. The Act of Reparation is for “the sins that continue … Read More

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“Our ordinary world, the one in which we work and fall in love and watch TV—it’s thinner than paper, and the demons pour through it in hordes.”

According to the Talmud, the demons are more numerous than we are. “They stand over us like mounds of earth surrounding a pit.” Rav Huna teaches that “each and every one of us has a thousand demons to his left … Read More

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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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