Category Archives: TEOTWAWKI

Hurricane paths mapped from 1985 to 2005. Wherein Fr. Z rants about life-saving stuff.

Take in this photo from APOD.  These are hurricane paths mapped from 1985 to 2005. A few really bad ones are in there. Disasters always happen to other people… until it’s your turn. You should have plans and backups, especially … Read More

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For your JUST TOO COOL file as well as a preparedness consideration and a nifty Ham Radio note

At ARRL there was an eye-catching title in a list of old posts on the side bar (much like all the titles of my posts on my side bar). HMS Bounty Rescue “Okay…”, quoth I.  “I wasn’t aware that HF … Read More

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“Blessed are the PACE makers.” Make A Plan for Family Communications:

Disasters always happen to other people, until they happen to you. When crunch time comes, comms are important. You need… stop and read that again… YOU NEED a plan. A PACE Plan, or Primary, Alternate, Contingency, and Emergency Plan. I … Read More

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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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BOOK: 2034: A Novel of the Next World War

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

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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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Meanwhile… Ebola

From Newsmax: Ebola Epidemic Declared in Guinea The West African country Guinea declared an Ebola epidemic Sunday after an outbreak killed several people and hospitalized others. The Ebola virus killed at least three people and infected four others after a … 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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ASK FATHER: Hosts and wine for when we have to shelter an underground priest – UPDATE

UPDATE: 27 January 2021: A post by Peter Kwasniewski over at NLM dovetails well with this post. He writes about the building of home altars, that is, altars useful for the celebration of Mass in your home. This might be … 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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ASK FATHER: “What prayers or novena for a Trump victory?”

From a reader… I’m writing from New Zealand and I’m a great believer in the power of Novenas. It will soon be the United States election which not just concerns the States but the entire political axis of the World. … Read More

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ONLINE COURSE for learning Latin responses for the Traditional Latin Mass. 5-30 October. NOW.

People often ask me what they can do to help spread celebrations of the TLM or obtain them where they are. One way is to make sure you yourself are trained in the role that you can fulfill. Priests have their … Read More

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ASK FATHER: When the SHTF, what should we have to help underground priests?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: The most recent podcast with Ann Barnhardt was on the topic of prepping — HERE — and since the Church in the US might be needing to go underground sooner than we think one of the … Read More

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VIDEO: Police critic has a try at police use of force scenarios

This was terrific. It’s a video from 2015.  Tip of the biretta    o{]:¬)     to @VickiMcKenna I’ve had the opportunity to do some of this simulation training. Things happen really fast. I got killed a few times.

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The Coming Storm: St. Louis

St. Louis. This is what the streets are going to be like, more and more often. There is clearly a demonic component to this. Language alert. https://www.facebook.com/alex.heeb.1/posts/3382385741785323 What a tough guy.  He goes into a crowd of people praying the Rosary … Read More

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The lunacy is spreading: Northern Ontario

One of these days, people are going to start fighting back.  When they do, I fear that the Left will gin up another pretense to escalate again.  That’s how this works.  It ramps up and up and up. What plans … Read More

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“But… but… the traditional ways are… are… toooo haaaard!” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I blocked out the name of the nut job who posted this tweet, lest he get traffic. It couldn’t have been closer to “Pò sì jiù!… Down With The Four Olds!” The tweet is the less eloquent contemporary version of … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Special vigilance at churches because of satanic activity before and on Sunday, 21 June. SERIOUS.

This is something that pastors of churches and rectors of chapels must attend to. There is increased satanic activity these days, on the part of demons and on the part of their human puppets.   Some of these dupes just think … Read More

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Antifa takes over a chunk of Seattle, thus insuring lasting contempt for everything they stand for

In Seattle, demon-fueled ideologues have taken over a few blocks for themselves and have called it “The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone”. I went to the park that Occupy had taken over in New York City. The smell was memorable. PJ … Read More

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Moral Injury, traditional Catholics and burnt out priests

From a reader… I am a physician and have had the opportunity to work with several burnt out priests over the years. I am concerned about the emotional well being of priests during the current situation because of a stressor … Read More

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