Category Archives: The future and our choices

Another wrinkle to the meaning of your phone’s “location services”.

From The Pillar…. No… wait… Firstly, Fr. Altman is from the Diocese of La Crosse.  He got hammered into the ground by his bishop for doing… I’m not quite sure what required that treatment.   Msgr. Burrill – late of the USCCB … Read More

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“Why, then, would Francis punish those who worship according to the Latin rite?”

From The Federalist.  My emphases. The Latin Mass Is The Future Of The Catholic Church Pope Francis is punishing a faithful and devout minority of Catholics in hopes of staving off the inevitable. By John Daniel Davidson You don’t have to … Read More

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It’s not just the numbers right now, it’s the rate of growth.

Last night during the rag chew on ZedNet, one of the participants wondered about why the crack down on Catholics who desire the Traditional Latin Mass.  After all, the numbers aren’t all that threatening. I opined that it wasn’t just … Read More

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Powerful denunciation of Traditionis custodes … by a bishop.

At Rorate, Peter Kwasniewski posted a translation of a powerful denunciation of Traditiones custodes – Francis’ Plessy v Ferguson attack on the Benedict’s Emancipation Proclamation Summorum Pontificum. The text is a workshop on what is wrong in Rome, what is right … Read More

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Go to Crisis and read or listen to “A Time For Anger”

Stop what you are doing. Go to Crisis and read or listen to the brilliant offering by a young man named Clement Harrold.  HERE A Time For Anger. Then come back.  I look forward to your discussion here.

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Card. Müller drills into Francis’ “Letter to Bishops” with “Traditionis custodes”

At The Catholic Thing there is a piece translated from the original German (by a good friend of mine, two, as a matter of fact), by Gerhard Ludwig Card. Müller.  The former Prefect of the CDF examines Francis’ new Plessy … Read More

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VIDEO: Measured remarks from a convert about “Traditionis custodes”

Brian Holdsworth, a convert who was involved in a strikingly liberal parish for a long while, eventually began a family and started thinking in a new way about the Faith. He made the entirely reasonable and predictable move to the … Read More

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A quick review of 16 July

I know that it can be perilous to line historical events up on a certain day and ponder their meaning, but – given the special circumstances – let’s do it anyway. Firstly, 16 July. In 1945 the first nuclear weapon … Read More

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First reactions to “Traditionis custodes”

Today, 16 July, is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  During the Amazonian Synod (“walking together”), it was at her church in Rome, near the Vatican, that the shrine to to the demon Pachamama was set up. Today, … Read More

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Excellent piece today at Crisis: The War to Destroy the Eucharist

Do NOT miss this terrific article at Crisis by Jerome German: The War to Destroy the Eucharist.  He treats the issue of withholding Communion from  errant public figures but does so with amazing clarity. Tastes: […] We walk among saints and monsters. … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Do priests who celebrate only in the vernacular really know what they are saying?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I recently discovered the SCDF declaration Instauratio liturgica (Jan. 25, 1974), which says that the meaning of a translated sacramental formula is that of the original Latin, understood according to the mind of the Church. Especially … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why are the Novus Ordo and the Traditional Latin Mass just two “forms” instead of two different “rites”?

UPDATE 9 July: You might go over to The Remnant and watch Peter Kwasneiwski’s talk at the Roman Forum on the issue I treat, below, and a lot more.   One of the important points he makes is the ever-increasing ultramontanism … Read More

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In a time when 75% of US Catholics don’t believe in the Real Presence… NEWSFLASH!!!! … 75% of bishops vote to teach about the Eucharist!

Today the USCCB overwhelmingly voted yes to the drafting of a document about the Eucharist.  Only 66% was needed to move that document forward and the approval garnered 75% of the bishops’ votes. Given that the Pew survey a couple … Read More

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An interesting video from a completely trad “personal apostolic administration”

In Brazil, within the Diocese of Campos, there is a “Personal Apostolic Administration” dedicated to St. John Vianney (PAASJV).    Just as there is a “Personal Ordinariate” for former Anglicans, which have their own governance and liturgical books, etc. and … Read More

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Parents who turn their daughters into quasi-prostitutes

This morning I had a debate with myself. Ought I or not to cancel my subscription to Claremont Review of Books? This same morning I serendipitously solved the debate through a fortunate click over to Ann Barhardt’s page. Ann posted … Read More

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CRISIS: A Catholic response to “Pride Month”

Today I saw with disgust that the US Embassy to the Holy See in Rome has displayed a homosexuality flag. At Crisis today there is a good piece entitled “The Catholic Response to ‘Pride Month’” by John A. Monaco. After … Read More

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JUNE: Recite an Act of Reparation is for “the sins that continue to plague our world”.

The District Superior of the SSPX, Fr. John Fullerton, has asked in a newsletter that people pray an Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart during the month of June. The Act of Reparation is for “the sins that continue … Read More

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PARIS: Attack on a procession honoring Catholics martyred by the Commune

In Paris a couple of days ago there was a procession to honor the Catholic martyrs of the Commune, who were slain 150 years ago on 26 May 1871. Among those killed was the Archbishop of Paris Georges Darboy. The … Read More

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Why men are alienated from contemporary Christianity

A friend just shared this with me. Today’s featured book is Losing the Good Portion by Leon Podles, an in depth exploration of why men are alienated from contemporary Christianity–one of the best, and only, books exploring this crucial problem, … Read More

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You – we – this blog – received an honorable mention

A friend of mine sent me a link to an interview with Card. Burke published in French by the excellent folks at Paix Liturgique.  When His Eminence was asked about the high awareness of Americans about the Traditional Latin Mass … Read More

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