Category Archives: The future and our choices

HUGE! Becket Fund and law firms team up with @MadisonDiocese to OPEN UP CHURCHES

Madison diocese says it will sue over religious restrictions ??@crousselle @cnalive #OpenMadisonChurcheshttps://t.co/QFPZCrYyXE — BECKET (@BECKETlaw) June 3, 2020 PLEASE RETWEET! This is big. From the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty For Immediate Release: June 3, 2020 My emphases… WASHINGTON –Global law … Continue reading

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POTUS and FLOTUS at the National Shrine of St. John Paul II

Today, in a long planned visit, Pres. Trump and the First Lady visited the National Shrine of St. John Paul II. .@POTUS & I honored the life & legacy of Saint John Paul II at @JP2Shrine today. His passion & … 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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#LaunchAmerica SUCCESS!

THAT was cool. This afternoon I set things aside to watch the launch of the first manned space flight from USA soil in almost a decade.  Demo-2 atop the Falcon 9.  Postponed a few days ago because of weather, today … 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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WISCONSIN: Churches specifically targeted with restrictions as other buildings open. ACTION ITEM!

This. Where I am, after the county said that churches could open up to 25% capacity, like many businesses such as gyms and movie theaters, they then reversed their rule and will now force churches to have only 50 people, … 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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A priest learns the Traditional Latin Mass during COVID-1984

In contrast to the pure stupid coming up in COVID-1984 time, there are bright spots. I was directed to a blog post by a priest, Fr. Joseph Faulkner of St. Wenceslaus in (I love this name) Wahoo, Nebraska.  I have … Continue reading

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Church that refused to close during lock down gets burned down

From Daily Wire: ‘Bet You Stay Home Now Hypokrits’: Church That Refused To Close During Lockdown Gets Burned Down, Investigated As Arson A Mississippi church in the midst of a legal battle to stay open despite local shutdown orders was … 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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Let’s raise the standards

There is strain between the Church’s laity and leadership. Rather, strain between the people in the pews and the hierarchy. Leadership is something other. It can be found on either side of the Communion rail. May I recommend to the … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants and points a finger

In another post, I commented on some good points made by Joseph Shaw in a piece at HPR. I want to return to Shaw’s piece for some final points.  Picking up toward the end… […] It certainly would not have … Continue reading

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Joseph Shaw’s HPR article has food for thought about reception of Communion during COVID-1984

A reader alerted me to a fine article at HPR by Joseph Shaw of the UK’s Latin Mass Society.  He wrote something that pertains to my look, yesterday, at the guidelines issued by the Diocese of Little Rock.  I took … Continue reading

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9 May: St. Isaiah, Old Testament Prophet, and others

Many people don’t realize that Holy Church considers some Old Testament figures to be saints with their own feast days. We don’t celebrate them at the altar, but they have their day. Actually, if there were no other saint in … Continue reading

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ILL. Gov. says churches may not reopen for “a year or more”! COVID-1984

This B as in B, S as in S. Does this seem like targeting of churches to you? From the Washington Examiner: Illinois governor says churches may not fully reopen for a year or more because of coronavirus It could … Continue reading

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