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A zwischenzug

I’ve been reading something co-written by scholars whom I have hitherto respected.  These are not “libs”.   These are not Fishwrap types.  They are sound scholars.  What they signed is over-the-top ideological cant about the Novus Ordo and its Spirit-inspired glories, with a strong polemical … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! I printed a copy of de Souza’s commentary to a PDF and saved it.

I try not to pay too much attention to Jesuit-run Amerika Magazine.  It occasionally intrudes.   Even less to I want thoughts of or by Austen Ivereigh.  I am therefore grateful to my friend Fr. Raymond J. de Souza who, writing … Read More

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Manifestations of total madness (aka Motus in fine velocior)

Signs of the times… First, Archbp. Vincenzo Paglia – head of the Pontifical Academy for Life – did an interview for RU-486‘s (aka The Tablet) with the writer most suited for that sort of intercourse.  You will recall that when … Read More

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Wherein Mr. Cricket goes to the Zoo

Forgive typos… I am writing under time constraint and pressures. Biretta tip to Peter Kwasniewski  – o{]:¬) – for the following from Mr Cricket, Andrea Grillo, whose photo on his blog looks like – and it is exactly what he is … Read More

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Atheist, pro-abortion big-government advocate appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life

UPDATE: 21 Oct 22: Check this out.  Hilarious and sad at the same time.  HERE Originally Published on: Oct 19, 2022 While bad news is unpleasant, and often we do well to sidestep the avalanche that hurtles at us everyday, sometimes … Read More

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Not even the Council imagined what is going on today!

From Vatican News: Cardinal Grech: Synodal process is mature fruit of Vatican II As the Pontifical Lateran University begins the celebration of the 250th anniversary of its founding, Cardinal Mario Grech reflects on the Second Vatican Council and synodality. Cardinal … Read More

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Synod (“walking together”) art work was a distorting sham, say the students who were supposedly the subjects

Remember that art that the Synod (“walking together”) process in Philly excreted, not to reflect the actual opinions of young people but to drive an agenda? Well, it turns out that the art was intended not to reflect the actual opinions of … Read More

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“They hate the Old Rite because the Enemy has set fear in their hearts.”

The great Fr. Hunwicke at his esteemed page has composed an insightful post.  He is dead on target.   The reason the haters of the Vetus Ordo fear and hate the Vetus Ordo is because of the moral life implied in … Read More

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1 Sept: On the anniversary of a very creepy thing, two very creepy things happened

Sometimes coincidences are just coincidences. Sometimes they aren’t. Yesterday, 1 September, on the anniversary of a very creepy thing, two very creepy things happened. 1- Francis gave a speech to the world’s bishops, more an more reduced to “branch managers” … Read More

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Attacks on the Rosary. Dopiness from ‘Left church’. Spiritual warfare is real. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I am sure that you have by now seen the moronic, sick, anti-Catholic dreck at The Atlantic about the Rosary written by … who?  The writer feverishly connected the use of the Rosary, as a matter of spiritual warfare – … Read More

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More on Desisdeede – Desiderio desideravi. This time through a particularly vicious lens that might be at the core of the document.

Today at Le Crock… sorry… Le Croix… there is a piece by one Gregory Solari.  Who?  I asked the same question.  I found this link.  Involvement with McGill in Montreal.  French, I think, maybe Swiss. Interested in Newman.  Seems to … Read More

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Batten down the hatches!

Let’s guess the general direction of Francis’ thought. a) Gosh, everyone.  I am really sorry for my past restrictions and I think it’s overdue time to return Tradition to its rightful place.  Let’s reintegrate our traditional sacred liturgical worship into … Read More

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What do we do when we synodize?

At Crisis there is a scorching, rousing piece by Fr. John Perricone about the synodal (“walking together”) process as a form of naval gazing.  It’s quite a read: The Synodal “listening sessions” can easily be dismissed as another parlor game, … Read More

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Vatican Synod’s (“walking together”) on spirituality of synodality (“walking togetherality”) is coming: The merciful heart loves… demons.

This isn’t satire or parody or Fr. Z’s version of the Babylon Bee. The Vatican’s Synod (“walking together”) on Synodality (“walking togetherality”) is coming.    They produced a document on the spirituality of synodality.   HERE and PDF of the actual … Read More

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VIDEO: WARNING! This is going to be painful, but it is instructive.

That is one of the most painful videos I have ever seen.  This is the Pentecost Mass from a parish in the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, Holy Family. Mind you, the parish leadership wants people to see this.  … Read More

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Francis talks about globalization of education, “new humanism”, attacks “guardians of tradition”, gets Aeneas wrong.

Above… Aeneas rescuing his family (not so much his wife) and household gods from the sack of Troy.  Leonello Spada Who was Vincent of Lérins?  He was a Gaul and writer who died about 445.  His work Commonitorium is a … Read More

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Archd. Washington DC, can. 915, Pelosi, transparency

This is how they roll. But remember, it is important to crush the people who want the Vetus Ordo.  Not just the Vetus Ordo… the people who want it.  Meanwhile… Nancy… The Washington Examiner asked the Archdiocese of Washington for comment on … Read More

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More bad Latin from the new-fangled DDW (olim CDW)

At Fr. Hunwicke’s, there is an exposition of the Latin version of a new prayer for the Good Friday. Apparently now every passing cause has to be in the Good Friday prayers. This time it is, wait for it… victims … Read More

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A picture is worth a thousand words. – UPDATED

A picture is worth a thousand words. This on 12 March 2022, the 400th anniversary of the canonization of Sts. Teresa of Avila, Phlip Neri, Isidore, Francis Xavier and Ignatius Loyola. At the altar of the great Jesuit church in … Read More

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Thoughts on Francis’ claim that non-vernacular readings are “laughing at the Word of God”

Fr. John Hunwicke’s blog is a constant source of fascinating details, amusing invective, and inverting insight. Those first two may be obvious, but what do I mean by “inverting insight”? I mean that Fr. H has a keen ability to … Read More

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