Category Archives: The future and our choices

More (bad) news about the Philadelphia Carmel

Some months ago we read about the travails of the grand Carmel in Philadelphia, established shortly after the dies natalis of St. Therese di Lisieux. At LifeSite we now read what we suspected: Vatican on the verge of closing down … Read More

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Is it just me…?

Traditionis custodes (Francis’ Plessy)… Art. 1. The liturgical books promulgated by Saint Paul VI and Saint John Paul II, in conformity with the decrees of Vatican Council II, are the unique expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite. … Read More

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Assault on the Seal and Creeping Incrementalism

One of the direct assaults of Hell on the Church is the undermining by the state of the Seal of Confession. At the Italian La Nuova Bussola, there is a report on the disaster in FRANCE over the abuse scandal … Read More

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Francis opens the Synod quoting Congar: “We must not make another Church, we must make a different Church”

Francis opening address at the Synod (“walking together”). Read carefully.  At least the Bolletino has it HERE… No… wait… Interesting approach. Let’s just sloooooow doooooown the English speaking wooooooorld. Here’s a version in English… my emphases and comments. Dear Brothers and … Read More

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Springtime! US diocese to eliminate 70% of its parishes

Speaking of the Diocese of Black Duck, I saw this in the fever swamp… My home diocese announced a plan to restructure the diocese and eventually eliminate 70% of the parishes. It’s a necessary move based on changing demographics and … Read More

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FOUR men entered seminary in all of IRELAND this year – UPDATED

UPDATE: From a reader: Hi Father, long time follower, I would like to respond to your remark on Ireland. Perhaps I don’t need to register to tell you about the good news in Ireland. Before Traditionis Custodes, the ICKSP is … Read More

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Clear words from a good priest about the cruel ‘Traditionis custodes’ and worst case scenarios

Quite a few of you have written to me about something that my good friend Fr. James Jackson, FSSP (recently moved from Colorado to Rhode Island) published in his parish’s bulletin.   I received two such emails this afternoon.  Father is … Read More

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Consider establishing an altar or chapel in your dwelling.

Over at NLM there is a post providing photos from readers of their home altars or chapels.  HERE I warmly recommend that you consider establishing something in your dwelling. The use of a cabinet is a great idea.  For example, … Read More

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Cri de Coeur: “What next?” After which, Fr. Z rants.

From a reader in reaction to the dialogue between Francis and Jesuits in Bratislava.  HERE I had closed the combox on that post.  My correspondent, a long-time… loooongitime reader and very knowledgeable about the state of the Church in these … Read More

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Archd. of Guadalajara – the ‘Traditionis custodes’ spiritual segregation continues

Perhaps this new will give rise to a new wave of spiritual Cristeros, namely, Custodes Traditionis.   Please, everyone, I implore you to consider doing this, joining this informal confraternity. With this news, let us now invoke also Bl, Miguel Pro … Read More

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Look at what is happening in the Church and in these USA. A visual image.

I’ve been on the phone talking and texting for a good portion of the day.  A lot of people I know are feeling a bit grim right now, but they know that this world is passing. Tonight I was sent … Read More

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Benedict XVI breaks silence: intro to new volume in an anthology series – includes thoughts on “same-sex unions”

I recall a time when I was genuinely eager for the rumored release of papal documents.  They would come out and I would read them carefully looking for the good stuff. These days I don’t have that zeal and I … Read More

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¡Hagan lío! Wonderful wine from traditional Benedictine monks!

I have received great news from the people handling the excellent Via Caritatis wine from the traditional Benedictines of Le Barroux in France. The monks are working the first papal vineyards in France near Avignon.  Some terraces go back to the 5th … Read More

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Wherein a priest alumnus of the North American College responds. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From an alumnus of the North American College (US seminary in Rome) … edited so that the style of writing can’t be traced to any one priest by those who might recognize it. As a NAC grad, I read your … Read More

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ZISK: In an interview, Francis talks about “Traditionis custodes”, how he views it, what it means, why he did it. Wherein Fr. Z comments.

From Vaticannews.va: Extracted from an interview with Francis by Carlos Herrera on Radio COPE Q: I don’t know if Pope Francis is a man who likes to bang his fist on the table. Would it be possible that the last … Read More

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U.S. Seminary in Rome snuffs out the Traditional Latin Mass and training for seminarians

The craven faculty of the North American College (US seminary in Rome), perhaps under the pressure of their board, has snuffed out the Traditional Latin Mass, which was a regularly scheduled Mass on Saturdays. There was also training for the … Read More

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In Pittsburgh, they can always hurt you more.

Become a Custos Traditionis (HERE) and don’t forget a Novena to St. Ann (HERE). ___ When I saw the letter sent by Bp. Zubik of Pittsburgh to the priests of that diocese, I was so taken aback by its overreach and pastoral … Read More

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Priest suspended, sent for psychological treatment for celebrating the Novus Ordo in Latin

Today I posted elsewhere something I wrote about before: Moral Injury. I originally wrote about Moral Injury because I had also, previously, written about how bishops use “psychological evaluation” – the Psych Strike Gambit – against priests to remove them … Read More

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Revisiting “Moral Injury” in light of “Traditionis custodes”

It seems like just moment ago that I revisited the topic of Moral Injury. But now we have Traditionis custodes. Originally Published on: Jun 9, 2020  From a reader… I am a physician and have had the opportunity to work with several burnt … Read More

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The lesson of Hungary and Bl. Karl

At Crisis there is an interesting suggestion today that applies not just to the secular order but… you read it and tell me what you think… perhaps also to the ecclesial order. The Meaning of Viktor Orbán by Declan Leary … Read More

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