Category Archives: What are they REALLY saying?

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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What is at the heart of the progressivist attacks on the Traditional Latin Mass and the accusations that people who want it are “against Vatican II”? Here’s what it is.

A little over a year ago, I read something from one of the foremost of the “self-promoting through papalotry” voices of the ecclesiologically progressive gang.  It was alarming in its implications. What I had read was a claim that Vatican … Read More

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Compare what Archbp. Roche said in 2015 to what he is saying now.

It is very hard to respect clerics who are just weathervanes, waving around, changing directions under the pressure of whomever is at the moment in power. Archbp. Roche, now in present role as Prefect of the CDW, now one of … Read More

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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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