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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
I watched the first debate last night between Pres. Trump and former-VP Biden. It was not edifying. There was a line, however, that said a lot to me, how on one side, the dem side, they just make things up. … Read More →
Today I was alerted to a curiosity. I think you know what ANTIFA is and what is doing. Try this: Type antifa.com in your browser address bar and hit the ENTER key. Or click HERE – antifa.com Your destination is… … Read More →
Priest of Archd. of Boston – @bostoncatholic – openly supports the abortion position of Dems and #Biden2020
UPDATE 28 August 2020: Msgr. Paul Garrity apologized Thursday for the “confusion and upset” caused by his statements on #abortion and politics, and said he is “totally against legalized abortion” “committed to upholding Church teaching regarding the sanctity of life.” … Read More →
I picked this up from a tweet. The Dems logo for the DNC… Satanic Symbol. Rotated… UPDATE: The branding was done by Wide Eye and by Zero. I found out about it HERE Wide Eye has worked with… from their … Read More →
On 18 August Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitical Reporter) revealed its open support of abortion through an opinion piece by one of its star writers, Jamie Manson, a devotee of the heretical Sr. Margaret Farley and open lesbian. Manson, for Fishwrap, endorsed … Read More →
I blocked out the name of the nut job who posted this tweet, lest he get traffic. It couldn’t have been closer to “Pò sì jiù!… Down With The Four Olds!” The tweet is the less eloquent contemporary version of … Read More →
This is really interesting from the MacIver Institute. The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy is a Wisconsin-based think tank that promotes free markets, individual freedom, personal responsibility and limited government. I’ll wager there is a group like this in … Read More →
At LifeSite I read some quite simply shocking, and yet not really that surprising, given the source. After the bishops of the Italian region of Umbria urged priests to continue to say Mass privately during this COVID challenge, the liberal … Read More →
Something was made known to me a while back that I have been pondering. It involves the Third Secret of Our Lady of Fatima. It really bothers me. A refresher: The three children who were the seers at Fatima, received … Read More →
“Let the Jesuits come to me. With hands in the air and without algorithms.” Fr. Z says: Let the Jesuits GO TO CHINA.
When I was a little kid I used to look forward to morning cartoons. Even as an adult I always turned to find The Far Side before the box scores. Now we must content ourselves with jokers like this. In … Read More →
The “Great Progressive Propaganda Machine”, Totalitarian Agendas, Incrementalism, and YOU – Wherein Fr. Z rants
I don’t want to know anything about film and stage actors personal lives or, usually, vapid thoughts. Laura Ingraham had a good phrase for the screeching pop tarts: “shut up and sing”. If I go to a movie, I just … Read More →
Does this seem right to you? Advertising on a Vatican-owned building. #Netflix #TheTwoPopes pic.twitter.com/mnFReMDpqE — Cindy Wooden (@Cindy_Wooden) December 16, 2019 What is the problem? Netflix has a show which is horrifically blasphemous, timed for Christmas – the bastards – … Read More →
Here is a classic example of what is going on in the Church on the highest level. Follow the argument. My emphases. From Crux: ROME – A leading Vatican official says he would “hold the hand” of someone who was … Read More →
Throughout history, anti-Catholicism and anti-clericalism has specifically targeted the cassock for a great share of its fear and hatred. In some places the cassock could get you killed. Today as the Amazon Synod opens – during which we fully expect … Read More →