Category Archives: The future and our choices

A diocese smells the coffee: starts planning for decline of the Novus Ordo and growth of the TLM

A sink hole. That’s the image I use most frequently right now for what is going to happen to the Church in the near future. A demographic sink hole is about to open up under the Church in these USA … Continue reading

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Remember #UniteTheClans ? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE: From a friend: My German friend who attended today told me that De Mattei wanted it kept quiet as he was afraid Marx would step in and shut it down. Apparently the state and Marx work closely together. It … Continue reading

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“Let the Jesuits come to me. With hands in the air and without algorithms.” Fr. Z says: Let the Jesuits GO TO CHINA.

When I was a little kid I used to look forward to morning cartoons. Even as an adult I always turned to find The Far Side before the box scores. Now we must content ourselves with jokers like this. In … Continue reading

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To save the world, we have to save the liturgy. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

My mantra in these electronic pages for years was and is and will be “Save The Liturgy, Save The World“. Sounds odd at first? Consider that of all the relationships we have, that which we have with God is and … Continue reading

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Summary of FACTS about the controversial new book by BOTH Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

Edward Pentin has posted at the National Catholic Register a summary of the FACTS surrounding the controversial new book from Card. Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI. HERE As you know, as soon as the book was announced the attacks began … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: “Catholics can no longer remain silent.”

The Church and her Lord cannot be separated.   The Church and the Catholic Christian cannot separated.   The Lord endured His Passion and Cross.  So too must the Church and individual Catholics endure a passions and crosses.   The Church is, 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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GREAT SCHRÖDINGER’s GHOST! Research on church attendance and … CAT OWNERS

In Christianity Today I read that… I can hardly bring myself to type… the horrific revelation that Cat Owners Are Less Likely To Go To Church This explains a lot, doesn’t it. By Schrödinger… is anyone really surprised, much less … Continue reading

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The Texas church shooting and our future choices. Wherein Fr. Z opines.

People are asking for my reaction to the terrifying church shooting in Texas. A man was acting oddly in the church during the service.  The church had some trained people at the service who noticed him and then watched him.  They … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Were Jesus, Mary and Joseph “refugees”? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Several readers have asked whether or not the Holy Family were refugees. Some are reacting to “nativity” scenes, showing them in cages, and so forth, which is an obvious manipulation of the Nativity narrative to score cheap political shots, at … Continue reading

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Harry Potter author vilified by the Left for saying that biological sex can’t change.

As my old pastor put it perfectly, liberal is from the word for “free”.  A liberal is is one with whom you are free to agree.  Scratch one and beneath the veneer you find a nazi. Check out the Catholic … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What’s up with Francis’ 2019 Christmas address to the Roman Curia?

I am being bombarded by questions from readers, priests included, about Francis’ 2019 Address to the Roman Curia for Christmas. Here are a few notes.   First, let’s contextualize the speech, which I think is important as it probably signals what’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Irritating fundraisers during Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was and still am a strong supporter of the EF, but after years of building and developing both personal and professional relationships, I fell away from my faith. I have recently begun attending Sunday Mass … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Frustrated by a lack of reverence, liturgical discipline. Am I in the right church? Is this Really God’s house?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: This is my first letter to you. I am old and grew up with the old Mass. I have tolerated the NO for years and years. But it has grown steadily worse. Today’s Sunday Mass (in … Continue reading

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Support for Fr. Joseph Illo. Fr. Z rants about denial of Communion

I want to offer my public support for Fr. Joseph Illo in San Francisco at Star of the Sea (beautiful title).  He wrote about a tough call he had to make as pastor.  HERE The basics: A women took her … Continue reading

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