Category Archives: The Coming Storm

From devastation to renewed life.

There is a piece at Rorate from a couple days ago which addresses a massive problems in Italy with paltry vocations, unstaffed churches, and declined church attendance.  They are hitting the pot of strong coffee that we in these USA … Read More

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Opinion piece at NatCathReg about ‘Traditionis custodes’ three years on

I was made aware of a piece published last week by the National Catholic Register by Larry Chapp about Traditionis custodes three years on.  I was on the road, so I stashed it for a bit. I was at first rather enthusiastic about … Read More

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Archbp. Cordileone writes in favor of the Traditional Latin Mass, Vetus Ordo

At the National Catholic Register, His Excellency Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, has penned a piece in defense not only of the Vetus Ordo, but of the people who desire it.  This is important.   The attacks on the Vetus … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z muses about TLM, Vetus Ordo, “repression” stuff

There are developments. The Times of London published a letter signed by “prominent figures” in the UK world of arts, business, politics and journalism urging that there be no new restrictions on the Vetus Ordo, the Traditional Latin Rite. This is … Read More

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Notes From The Underground?

I saw this at Twitter/X.  These home chapels are more Catholic than a lot of post-Conciliar churches. I know a few Catholics, and I am hearing rumors of many more, who are building chapels in their homes, with altars, preparing … Read More

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OLDIE ASK FATHER: A soul in anguish about the state of the Church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I occasionally check posts from the past. I found something from a few years ago, which feels right for these hard days, especially in view of future persecution. From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father, I feel [unsafe] going to Church, … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Attacks on the Vetus Ordo… “Aren’t you worried?”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What on earth is going on with a new document that will ban the TLM (Traditional Latin Mass)?  You seem quiet.  Don’t you worry about this? This question represents many notes I’ve received.   I’ll answer this.  … Read More

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Mala tempora currunt!

I saw a pipiatio on Pipiatum (X) about Cicero’s oration against Cataline.  It brought back many memories.  Not that I was there… but I was, sort of.  I studied it in school.  Also, there is an inscription from the consulship … Read More

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Pentecost Saturday: Wherein Fr. Z rants

Pentecost Saturday Today the Season of Easter comes to an end.  The cycle that started with pre-Lent Sunday’s is over. Being an Ember Saturday, there would be a vigil in the night in preparation for ordinations to the priesthood at … Read More

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Catholic reactions to the reactionary reactions against Harrison Butker

Reactions to Harrison Butker’s commencement speech abound.   Today there are couple of note. First, at Crisis is a piece by Paul Kengor:  “Hell’s Fury for Harrison Butker” subtitled: “If you’re sick of the bullying thugs of cancel culture, then stand with Harrison … Read More

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Each day it is a little harder to recognize our world.

Each day it is a little harder to recognize our world. Here are a few of scary items. First… just watch… Demo of Google’s AI agent. This is insane ? pic.twitter.com/EJWIgBkwpF — Alvaro Cintas (@dr_cintas) May 14, 2024 Right? Then … Read More

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The shift toward “the old ways” is really a step forward into the future.

There is an interesting piece – interesting because it was in the first place written and published – from the AP about the shift among younger Catholics to “conservative” and even – gasp – traditional ways. HERE ‘A step back … Read More

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“you must not remember your forefathers…” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I ran into a notable quote today at one of my daily stops, the estimable Laudator.  The quote is from the work On the False (or Dishonest) Embassy by the ancient Athenian orator Demosthenes (+384 BC).  The context is the negotiation of the … Read More

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Faith practice declining far and wide…. except…

I saw a piece at the Baltimore Sun which says that the Archdiocese of Baltimore will be the 30th diocese to declare bankruptcy.   They will close parishes.  What will be left?  21 of 61.   Meanwhile, there is an FSSP parish … Read More

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Card. Sarah: “Many Western prelates are tetanized… the dream of being loved by the world”

At Crux there is an account of an address that Robert Card. Sarah gave to the Bishops Conference of  Cameroon. Some tastes with my emphases and comments… “Many Western prelates are tetanized* by the idea of opposing the world. They … Read More

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A BIG CME IS COMING

From SpaceWeather. A BIG CME IS COMING: Two sunspots erupted at once on March 23rd, producing a powerful X1-class solar flare. A bright halo CME is now heading for Earth. Models suggest it could reach our planet during the early hours … Read More

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An eerie 1968 NBC documentary VIDEO: “The New American Catholic”. Fr. Z comments and reminisces about many things.

I spotted a video on Twitter/X. But first…  let me help you get into the mood. Now that that’s in your head…. The video I spotted is a 1968 documentary from NBC “The New American Catholic”. The Masses you see … Read More

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For the “Springtime File”!

A sad bit of Dominican news: the monastery of the Santo Domingo el Real in Madrid has had to close for lack of vocations, 805 years after its foundation by St Dominic. The nuns have long been guardians of the … Read More

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Card. Burke invites everyone to join in a Nine Month Novena to culminate on 12 December 2024

I’m calling on every Catholic in America to return to Our Lady and join in prayer. – RAYMOND LEO CARDINAL BURKE The website is HERE Sign up and each month you will received an email from Card. Burke. This video … Read More

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20 Feb – Feast of Sts Francisco and Jacinta of Fatima – We need their intercession now more than ever.

Young Jacinta and Francisco, the seers of Fatima were canonized in 2017. They are, I believe, the youngest canonized non-martyr saints on the calendar. “On the calendar…”.  They aren’t on the traditional Roman calendar. However, perhaps there is a way … Read More

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