Category Archives: The future and our choices

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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A small dose of dystopian situational awareness

Dip the tip of your finger into a small dose of dystopian situational awareness. Looking Backward at Stay Safe. I don’t even want to post a teasing excerpt.  Just read it.  717 words.  About 2 and a half minutes.

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With the latest attack on the roots of our Catholic identity the Church is one step closer to becoming a punchline. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From Le Figaro via National Catholic Register… with my emphases and comments… by the great Robert Card. Sarah. On the Credibility of the Catholic Church Doubt has taken hold of Western thought. Intellectuals and politicians alike describe the same impression … Read More

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The Lord promised that Hell would not ultimately prevail. But….

Holy Mother Church is indefectible.  The Lord promised that Hell would not ultimately prevail. He didn’t, however, promise that it wouldn’t prevail quite a lot. He made no promises about the mighty Church in N. Africa or Asia Minor… or … Read More

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Fr. Murray on bishops, ‘c’atholic pro-abortion politicians (=Democrats), and Eucharistic coherence

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray has a good piece at, surprisingly, the UK’s once great Catholic Herald. HERE He tackles the problem of catholic Democrat politicians who promote abortion while claiming to be faithful members of the Church.   Rightly, Fr. … Read More

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Bishops’ differing approaches to Traditionis custodes

The heat and fallout from the nuke that fell on the anniversary of  the detonation of the first atomic bomb, a date chosen perhaps to add insult to injury by the fact that it was the Feast of Our Lady … Read More

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For your JUST TOO COOL file as well as a preparedness consideration and a nifty Ham Radio note

At ARRL there was an eye-catching title in a list of old posts on the side bar (much like all the titles of my posts on my side bar). HMS Bounty Rescue “Okay…”, quoth I.  “I wasn’t aware that HF … Read More

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Seminarians to be required to get the COVID-1984 jab in order to return in Fall 2021

Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, is one of the most prestigious seminaries in these USA.  It has enjoyed a good reputation for years.  In the decades when many (most… virtually all) seminaries were cesspools, “The Mount” was comparatively … Read More

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Mosebach: “The vehemence of the motu proprio’s language suggests that this directive has come too late. “

The distinguished German author Martin Mosebach, whose amazing books I do not tire of recommending, has a piece at First Things about the Motu Proprio Traditionis custodes (TC). Mosebach begins from the premise that “papal authority is unraveling as never before” … Read More

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VIDEO and text of Peter Kwasniewski’s important talk: “The Pope’s Boundedness to Tradition as a Legislative Limit”

Our friends at Rorate have published the text of a talk by Peter Kwasniewski delivered at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Littleton, CO… once the parish of Fr. Jackson, author of Nothing Superfluous (he is moving to Providence, RI). It is … Read More

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Look what these men are building… a Marian beacon in the plains.

Meanwhile… Traditiones custodes and merciful accompaniment for the flock on the periphery. Become a Custos traditionis.

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