Category Archives: Semper Paratus

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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This is what’s going on where I am. I’ll bet it’s going on where you live.

This is really interesting from the MacIver Institute. The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy is a Wisconsin-based think tank that promotes free markets, individual freedom, personal responsibility and limited government. I’ll wager there is a group like this in … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Becket Fund and law firms team up with @MadisonDiocese to OPEN UP CHURCHES

UPDATE: 5 June 2020: The County and City backed down. Brief Statement from Bishop Donald Hying, regarding today’s decision by County officials: “We are pleased that the County and the City have ended the unequal 50-person cap on religious gatherings. … Continue reading

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The priest’s traditional Vesting Prayers – Wherein Fr. Z rants

A while ago I ranted about wanting the “salt” back in the Holy Water. Of course I bless Holy Water every Sunday, and I use exorcised and blessed salt.  What I mean by “salt” in this context, are the other … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Vigil of Pentecost (1962MR): Activate your Confirmation!

Can you believe that today is already the Vigil of Pentecost? COLLECT (1962MR): Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut claritatis tuae super nos splendor effulgeat; et lux tuae lucis corda eorum, qui per gratiam tuam renati sunt, Sancti Spiritus illustratione confirmet. This … Continue reading

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A little perspective, please? “Imagine you were born in 1900….”

I was sent this. It helps to put what we are going through in perspective. At Fakebook a post by one Karl B. Andersen: It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what … Continue reading

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COVID-1984, Your iPhone, and You

This… It seems the statement attached to the software update means the new coding supports contact tracing apps. When a user accepts the update, they are consenting, legally, to this data being collected/distributed from this device to these or future … Continue reading

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PRIESTS! BISHOPS! Do what only YOU can do: exorcise and bless. ACTION ITEM!

As I wrote elsewhere: The fact that very often when the Lord healed the sick, he also performed an exorcism, and the fact that Paul connected not discerning the Body and Blood of the Lord with physical illness and death, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Collect of the new Mass “In time of pandemic” v. Collect of traditional Mass, “In time of pestilence”. Wherein Fr. Z rants

Remember: We are our rites. The way we pray has a reciprocal relationship with what we believe.  Change our prayers and our belief will, over time, shift and vice versa.   This dynamic is at the core of the phrase from … Continue reading

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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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