Category Archives: You must be joking!

Too often TV and film directors and designers get Catholic thing wrong, absurdly so.

There are quite a few churchy things in TV and film these days.   For example, the intellectually insulting Two Popes (absurd on the face of it) and the weird and often vile sequel The New Pope. Also, churchy things are often on … Continue reading

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Amazonian and Pachamama skúbala in annual Vatican CHRISTMAS CONCERT -VIDEO

More Vatican lunacy. There was a concert in the Paul VI Audience Hall for Christmas.  On YouTube. It was broadcast on Mondovisione.  In fact, it was a fundraiser for something earth saving.  The broadcast was punctuated with pictures of deforestation, … Continue reading

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Head of Pontifical Academy FOR LIFE would hold the hand of person committing suicide. FAIL

I read with horror the other day that the head of the Pontifical Council for Life, Archbp. Vincenzo Paglia, said that he would hold the hand of a person committing suicide.   This is the same Archbp. Paglia who is behind, … Continue reading

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Vatican allows blaspheming Netflix to advertise on building

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 – … Continue reading

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Note the twisted moral logic of those in power today

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 … Continue reading

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Ultra-dissident “Voice of the Faithful” to host an online meeting about deaconettes. Anyone can register!

This is interesting. Voice of the Faithful – which is neither – is sponsoring an online meeting about the ordination of woman to the diaconate.   It is hosted through the super-liberal Hofstra University. Anyone can register!  HERE Topic Women Deacons … Continue reading

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The demonic Pachamama idol mess isn’t going to go away

The constant veneration and display of the demon Pachamama during the Amazon Synod must not be simply waved aside. Two things for the record. Card. Cupich of Chicago has defended the veneration of this demon idol, though that is not … Continue reading

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Rome: Mass at St. John Lateran for Dedication – wierd

I saw some of the video of the Mass at the Lateran, Rome’s Cathedral Church, for the feast of its dedication, 9 November. Strange.  Two things. Where are the altar candles? What’s with shapeless bag albs and no cinctures?   There … Continue reading

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FISHWRAP: Piteous tirade about the people who attend the Traditional Latin Mass

Happily, I had not sullied my eyes with a glimpse of the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) for some time.  Then I received a message from a priest friend asking if I had seen the opinion piece there about the Traditional … Continue reading

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10 Dec now Memorial of Our Lady of Loreto (Novus Ordo) – LATIN PROBLEM ALERT

In the Bolletino yesterday, we read that Francis has made 10 December in the Novus Ordo an Optional Memorial (Memoria ad libitum) for Our Lady of Loreto. The decree from the Congregation for Divine Worship is in the above-linked Bolletino … Continue reading

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#AmazonSynod through a lens from St John Henry Newman

Corruptio optimi pessima… the corruption of the best thing is the worst sort of corruption. The other day I heard Australian author Tracey Rowland give a great talk in Rome about Newman’s idea of a university in juxtaposition with what’s … Continue reading

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Pagan Idols at the Amazon “walking together” Synod

More blah blah from the Holy See about the antics surrounding the Amazon (“walking together”) Synod… Amazoniana Synod… cha cha cha… We’ve seen the photos of the ubiquitous carving of the pregnant woman, which is pretty obviously some sort of … Continue reading

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You can’t make this stuff up: eRosary. Wherein an annoyed Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE: I figured I needed to do more, after I read that.  So, here is an old recording I made of a chaplet of the Most Holy Rosary using the Joyful Mysteries.   I didn’t include the “Fatima Prayer” because there … Continue reading

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The Holy See: Goat Rodeo

This is just great.   The Communist founder of the anti-Catholic La Repubblica, Eugenio Scalfari had a chat with the Pope.  Scalfari, slightly younger than dirt and no doubt still enjoying a perfect memory so he doesn’t have to – you know – … Continue reading

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#AmazonSynod -1st attack on the Priesthood: The Cassock

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 … Continue reading

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