Category Archives: The future and our choices

Mobile phones in church to record illegal disturbances of Sunday Masses by invading pro-abortion terrorists?

The other day I posted HERE about possible invasions/protests at churches on Sunday.  I now think it probable that some churches are going to be targeted for disturbances. I read that Catholic venues are being defaced with spray painted hate … Read More

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POSSIBLE: Pro-abortion/Biden supporters reported to be organizing invasion and disturbance of Sunday Masses, ironically on Mother’s Day

And to think… it will be Mother‘s Day. I read at Catholic Arena: BIDEN SUPPORTERS TO INVADE MASSES THIS SUNDAY ALL OVER USA A group called ‘Ruth Sent Us’, named after Jewish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, have stated … Read More

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One bishop, two dioceses.

At Catholic Culture Phil Lawler has views about the recent appointment of one bishop to oversee two distinct dioceses. Yesterday’s news included the curious report that in two different cases—one in Ireland, one in Wales—Pope Francis had appointed one bishop to … Read More

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Bp. Schneider interviewed – VIDEO and new book, “The Catholic Mass”

We are our rites. Liturgy is doctrine… is identity… is life choices. The only way to turn things around is to turn our sacred liturgical worship around… including turning in back to God, in more than one way. Attacks on … Read More

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MAGISTER: A memo for Cardinals about the next conclave

Somewhere out there in the interwebs I remember seeing a site that chronicled the “events” of the Francis era. This isn’t quite on that scale, but it is … illuminating. Seeing bits and pieces over time is one thing. Seeing … Read More

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Fr. Z asks: Are you preparing?

QUAEROR: Are you preparing? The economic situation looks pretty dire. As fuel prices go up, the cost of everything, not just fuel for your car or heat for your house, will be passed on to us. There are supply chain … Read More

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But remember… the problem is the Traditional Latin Mass!

But remember… the problem is the Traditional Latin Mass! If only we could shut it down, the seminaries would fill up again. Right? The average age of a priest in the United States is 67. The large ordination classes of … Read More

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Roche Clips 01: “It’s not uncommon for newly-ordained priests coming out of seminaries in the Western world to almost immediately start celebrating the Tridentine Mass.”

RU-486 (aka The Bitter Pill aka The Tablet) has an piece by – what could go wrong with this? – a papalatrous ensign of the New catholic Red Guards (aka Lambchop – biretta tip Eccles  o{]:¬) ) sort of with … Read More

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At Crisis…. Screwtape to Wormwood on “A Certain Diocese”

At Crisis, the piece in question begins thusly.   My emphases… My dear Wormwood, I want to applaud you with regard to the work you have undertaken in one of the Enemy’s foremost dioceses in the Americas. For far too long, … Read More

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Idolatry as the cause of present woes? Think biblically.

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently in the Old Testament, seeing how again and again and again the People whom God chose broke covenant after covenant after covenant.  God punished them with afflictions to bring them back and … Read More

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ACTION ITEM & BOOK NOTICE: A “how to” manual of ceremonies for the PRE-1955 TRIDUUM and PENTECOST! Wherein Fr. Z rants on the times we are in, books you should buy, and why you should buy them.

I have an action item for you.  Below, I am pushing a couple of books, one old and one new.  Here on my treasure chest, this blog, I am channeling my inner Matthew 13:52. But first, a rant from your … Read More

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It’s happening, exactly as I have been saying for years.

At The Catholic Thing today there is a piece by Michael Pakaluk, “Is Vatican II ‘Spent’? My immediate answer is, yes.  It was “spent” almost as soon as it ended.  It is “time bound” and not very “evergreen”.  Bits of … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Is it a sin to ask God to strike down an enemy of the Church?

From a reader: Is it a sin to ask God to strike down an enemy of the Church? Christ the Lord has commanded us to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). Love for “enemy” comes in different forms.  It can be … Read More

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In D. London – “Smash the Olds! Replace them with the News!”

    Do you long-time readers remember how, back in the 1990’s, bishops refused to obey the commands of John Paul II regarding generosity in the application of legislation in force at that time concerning the Vetus Ordo? How they … Read More

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VIDEO: Priest calls out Francis, Roche for their actions against traditional Catholics

I saw quite a piece at The Remnant about a priest – Father James Mawdsley – who, in unmistakable terms, called out Francis and Roche and those others who have been trying to oppress the faithful who desire traditional Catholic liturgical … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Blessings that are not in Latin? Wherein Fr. Z rants at length.

I received a somewhat convoluted note about blessings, which contained several implicit questions. I will tease out the essence. He can’t find a priest to bless things in Latin and it would be very far to drive to find one. … Read More

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Si vis pacem, para bellum.

There is an engaging piece at Rorate today, by a French journalist (translated), Yves Daoudal. HERE It is a severe indictment of the Novus Ordo on grounds that we have all read before, but which are well-summarized.  It is a call to … Read More

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Unpleasant but useful reading ALERT!

Today at Rorate I see two very useful pieces. First, Joseph Shaw, Chairman of the Latin Mass Society (join even if you are not in the UK) in which he eviscerates one of the most embarrassing of the papalatrous left, … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can a dying Catholic receive the Apostolic Pardon if there is no priest present?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a Catholic receive the Apostolic Pardon if he/she dies without a priest present. I read somewhere that, even in the absence of a priest, the Catholic Church grants a plenary indulgence to all Catholics at the moment … Read More

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Cupich’s war on Catholics continues: a Chicago pastor speaks up – UPDATED with tweet from Bp. Strickland @Bishopoftyler

UPDATE 17 Jan 2022: The thugs got busy. UPDATE 16 Jan 2022: God bless Bp. Strickland. This brave priest goes to the heart of the issue. “Do we go the way of Jesus Christ or do we accommodate and compromise … Read More

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