Category Archives: Si vis pacem para bellum!

Introducing the Catholic Signal Corps

Catholic Signal Corps. What do I mean? Consider… Big social media outlets are filtering, censoring, shadow banning content and users, “deplatforming” those whose opinions are not “acceptable” to them. This is going to get worse as we continue to polarize. … Continue reading

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@MadisonDiocese : Bp. Hying’s Decree altering conditions for gaining Plenary Indulgences

This could be a model for other dioceses. Below is a decree from Most Reverend Donald J. Hying, of the Diocese of Madison, by which he grants that people within the Diocese of Madison can gain plenary indulgences without confession … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! BISHOPS and PRIESTS – Exorcise and bless!

Luke 4:40-41: When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them. And demons also came out … Continue reading

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Startling visuals from special “Urbi et Orbi” ceremony in Rome against the pandemic

Today Francis has an extraordinary “Urbi et Orbi” ceremony, with prayers in this time of pandemic.  They brought the famous Crucifix from San Marcello.  It had been carried in 1522 in procession through Rome against the plague for several days.  … Continue reading

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A great “wartime” Sunday Mass in my native place. Fr. Z kudos.

Michael Matt of The Remnant posted a super video of a Mass celebrated by my old friend Fr. John Echert, of my native place in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Michael also posted THIS. Well done.

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Of bells and virus bell curves. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

You would be surprised at how long and complex the rite is for the consecration of a bell.  They are “baptized”, as it were, by a bishop.  They are washed with holy water, anointed with the Oil of the Sick … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can our priest add to Mass prayers the votive collects against epidemics?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I hope you are doing well today. My pastor is the dean for the archdiocese of ___. He wanted to know if he has the competent authority to allow himself to offer Mass of the Féria … Continue reading

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Francis Bergoglio’s Day Off? Seriously… Francis walks in empty Rome to venerate the famous Plague Crucifix of 1522

These are serious days, but I hope a little humor can be applied. Francis Bergoglio’s Day Off! A day well spent. It would have been better to have a procession, but… hey!  I’ll take it! BTW… this is the Ides … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I want to get food to elderly people with health problems

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If in my city people are under lockdown from the virus, I would like to make food for the homeless in the area and distribute it to them. My mother frequently is involved in groups with … Continue reading

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Votive Mass “Tempore Mortalitatis”

With the permission of Bp. Hying we are able to celebrate Votive Masses “Tempore Mortalitatis” and “Pro Infirmis” also on 3rd Class Ferias of Lent. We will do this regularly. Si vis pacem, para bellum! Today, before Mass, we sang … Continue reading

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Be The Maquis! TRADIVOX – Catechism Restoration Project

I am daily bombarded with “Please promote my book!”, “We need to raise funds to replace our convent’s roof.”, “A seminarian needs to pay off debts.”, “Advertise our liturgy conference!”… to which I haven’t been invited. Folks, as much as … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: The priesthood is in mortal danger. Wherein Fr. Z rants to priests.

Ed Pentin, still the best, working English Vaticanista hands down, posted at the NCReg an interview with Robert Card. Sarah.  The Cardinal talks about the book, to be released in English in March. I’ve read it already (advance English copy … Continue reading

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Strong tonic to bishops and priests: “If I can’t endure the cold shower, … maybe I’m not fit for heaven.”

At LifeSite there is a a superb opinion piece (frankly, most of LifeSite is opinion) by Kevin Wells, author of The Priests We Need to Save the Church. Wells describes a program that some men are undertaking, a kind of … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah has met with Benedict XVI as the haters stir “incessant, nauseating, dishonest controversy” #BOOKGATE

The new book, From The Depths Of Our Hearts, has really freaked out some people on the left, including the papalotrous. US Pre-Order Soon HERE for 12 March 2020 release! – FRENCH HERE On my flight home the other day, I wrote: I … 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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