Category Archives: What are they REALLY saying?

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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Wherein at the tail-end of 2021 Fr. Z reflects on the phrase “In cauda venenum”

There’s a pattern in papal and curial and chancery documents.  In general, after the salutations and other blah blah, there follow status quaesitionis points which stand as the justification for the correspondence or decree.  However, the business is nearly always … Read More

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I am in total awe of a piece posted – thank you – at Rorate. A monumental take down of Traditionis custodes and the Dubious Dubia using Francis’ own categorical declarations about freedom, conscience, clericalism, proselytizing, discernment. A Manual for Resistance.

Today, on the last day of this annus terribilis, I am in total awe of a piece posted – thank you! – at Rorate.  HERE The writer was a lawyer in Buenos Aires, now a priest with a super CV. … Read More

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“I am a devout Catholic, but….”

From Fulton Sheen’s Life of Christ: Herod was fearful that He Who came to bring a heavenly crown would steal away his own tinsel one. He pretended that he wanted to bring gifts, but the only gift he wanted to … Read More

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Ed Pentin interviewed the Prefect of the CDW about “Traditionis custodes” and the Dubious Dubia.

At the National Catholic Register, Ed Pentin has an interview with Archbp. Roche, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship. Roche’s responses are typical, in that they are replete with buzz words and jargon and the usual specious premises.  These … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Not one word about Card. Cupich’s “The Gift of Traditionis Custodes”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Card. Cupich, who is a trusted advisor of Pope Francis, issued a document the other day called “The Gift of Traditionis Custodes”. I take it you don’t see it as a gift, but I notice that … Read More

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Biden’s gift to Francis: the insulting chasuble

I find almost everything about this disgusting.  It is about the chasuble that Biden gave Francis during their recent – curiously prolonged and extenuated – meeting. From Catholic News Service: A Jesuit, papal connection from the past in pope’s gift from … Read More

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Why would a pope do such a thing?

I have a few busy days right now and also people in town, so my energies are divided. However, I bring to your attention the fact that, other day, with other religious leaders Francis signed a document about “safeguarding nature” … Read More

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Two macabre images come together

Damian Thompson is one of those writers who reminds me of Hamlet’s advice to Polonius: “After your death you were better have a bad epitaph than their ill report while you live.” Lately, at The Spectator, he offered some views … Read More

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Cardinal who runs the Synod (“walking together”): “It is a grace that today Christendom is no more.”

Corriere della Sera The man who runs the Synod (“walking together”), Mario Card. Grech. “It is a grace that today Christendom is no more. Because we felt we had arrived: the Church as a” perfect society “.  And whoever is … 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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Francis appointed a “Special Delegate” to take complete control of the group “Memores Domini”. They take care of Benedict XVI. – UPDATED

UPDATE: And… the traditional Carmelites in Pennsylvania are being investigated with an “Apostolic Visitation”, 25-28 September.  The nuns have been served by a priest who was a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.  Remember them? The sisters are … Read More

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Francis’ dialogue with Jesuits in Bratislava about the Vetus Ordo, homosexuality, people who “wanted him dead”, a global Catholic TV channel doing the “work of the devil”

From La Civiltà Cattolica, which is run by Jesuit Fr. Antonio “2+2=5” Spadaro, a transcript of a meeting between Francis and Jesuits in Bratislava.   HERE I think it’s best for me simply to send you over to LCC to read … Read More

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More hijinx in Saint Peter’s Basilica

Once upon a time, anyone who dared to use the papal altar in one of the major Roman basilicas without a rescript incurred an excommunication, including cardinals.   Old photos show the rescript posted on a column of the baldachin during … Read More

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More bad news from the Vatican. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Ed Pentin reports on more fresh hell from the Vatican. What this boils down to, I think, is demonic gender bending theory and eventual ruthless population control/reduction through contraception (willing or not), sterilization (willing or not), and euthanasia (willing or … Read More

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Christmas in St. Peter’s is cancelled, but apparently this Mass is okay. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

As reported by CNA, Francis cancelled Christmas liturgies for the public. And yet… apparently a Mass like this is okay. Here’s a public service announcement. If you love good music, don’t… just… don’t. Unless, perhaps, you are in need of a … Read More

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VIDEO: Autopsy of a really slick LIE

I am watch the Senate debate on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.   I watch recordings at high speed when possible. Right now I was just infuriated by a serious LIE by omission uttered by the … Read More

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FAIL! @JamesMartinSJ claims you can’t dismiss false teaching on same-sex unions because Francis developed doctrine. Wherein Fr. Z Rants

Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin said this on CNN: “[Pope Francis] may have in a sense, as we say in the church, developed his own doctrine. We have to reckon with the fact that the head of the church has … Read More

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More Jesuit Antics: Adoration of the Stanley Cup

From my youth I have been a hockey fan.   I get that the Stanley Cup is a big deal.  It would be pretty exciting to have that on display at a high school! A reader dropped me an email… I … Read More

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More goop from Fishwrap about ordaining women

The Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) has a cringe-worthy review of a book by John Wijngaards (an ex-priest – he quit because of the Church’s ” teaching on sexuality”) with a spectacularly mendacious title: What They Don’t Teach You in Catholic … Read More

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