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Veterans Day & Remembrance Day

This is the most beautiful thing I’ve heard in a long time.  Biretta tip to a commentator here. o{]:¬) While it is true that today is not US Memorial Day, it is Veterans Day and, in the commonwealth nations, Remembrance … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z maps weird things, connects dots, rants a lot, and offers an ACTION ITEM!

Yesterday evening I wrote about “creeping incrementalism” which can manifest in different ways, namely, the slow removal of things, until something is changed, and the slow addition.  Think of removing grains from a heap of sand until there is now … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 32nd Ordinary Sunday: Your mission as a Christian

Let’s look at the Collect for the 32nd Ordinary Sunday, keeping in mind that Monday, 11 Nov 2019 is Armistice or Veterans Day, also called Remembrance Day. DONATE to the Archdiocese for Military Services! Sunday’s Collect has an antecedent in the … Continue reading

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VIDEO – Meet the guy who boosted and “tiberized” Pachamama and “Pachamama meets the God of Surprises”

Corrispondenza Romana has a video introduced by Roberto de Mattei, in which the young Austrian man who tossed the wooden Pachamama demonic graven images into the Tiber. I saw the video at Rorate at first. Fr. Z kudos to Alexander … Continue reading

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Try to do some task today with zeal, focus and excellence

We hear the phrase “Church Militant” often right now. Rightly so. We are in a war. War on the spiritual, angelic level rages around us constantly. The world, the flesh and the Devil war upon us as we struggle along … Continue reading

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URGENT ACTION ITEM: Special warfare for the Church on 1 Nov, 2 Nov, 3 Nov – VIDEO

Friends and I have kicked around a project which you can all participate. Get this video out to at least FIVE other people. Ask each one of them to share it with another FIVE… etc. What’s this about? The Church … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A priest asks about “behind the lines” warfare against the Enemy.

From a priest in a European country writes… QUAERITUR: First thanks for your blog. It`s one of the things that kept me sane during my seminary years. [Thanks for that!] I`m a newly ordained priest from ___. A few moments … Continue reading

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Bp. Schneider’s talk at the presentation of the book: Christus Vincit

God has chosen all of us to live in a time of crisis in the Church unlike any other in history.  What an honor! Do not be downcast or anxious.  Think of the graces he will offer us if we … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Priests in Rome, world to use Prayer of Exorcism (long St Michael Prayer) against diabolical influence in Vatican

UPDATE: I read the prayer this morning.  It is a powerful prayer, to be sure.  I hope other priests today will do the same, even if they are late to this post. Originally Published on: Sep 28, 2019 @ 01:06 I received … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Grandparents were Masons. Is there demonic attachment now for generations?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Fr Z – First, let me again express gratitude for your priesthood and the work you do. Your constant, faithful representation of the Faith and calm, stalwart encouragement are invaluable boons. Second, I read this … Continue reading

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Tall Poppy Syndrome and two American Bishops

A couple of bishops have raised their heads in defiance of contemporary Tall Poppy Syndrome. First, Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky issued a letter to his subjects in the Diocese of Peoria.  He kindly allows us to eavesdrop by putting … Continue reading

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“This is the time God chose for us. Get up off the ground!” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Time for A Rant. I know that many of you readers are upset by what is going on in the Church.  May I repeat some advice? Remember that Popes come and go.  There are good Popes and bad Popes, important … Continue reading

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Australia: New legislation – priests must violate the Seal or face jail

It believe it is more important now than ever that we return to the old-fashioned confessionals with a complete physical barrier between the penitent and confessor, with a window having a fixed grate and a curtain or something to obscure … Continue reading

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A Friday incitement to stand firm and never to back down

Friends, it seems as if overwhelming forces are hijacking the Church, tying her hands and leading her to where she would not go. It is necessary that the Church go through her own Passion, just as Our Lord endured His. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why not use “Unbound” for “deliverance prayers”?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: On your post about exorcism of a parish you mentioned in the comments not to use “Unbound”. I know people connected to this. Do you know of a good article explaining why? I interested being able … Continue reading

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