Category Archives: You must be joking!

Wherein Francis explains it all to Bono

Bono of @U2: Do women & girls play a powerful role in tackling the climate crisis? Francis: In the Common home, we usually speak of Mother Earth, not Father Earth. This is very clear. Besides, as I told you a … Read More

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A note of thanks and something truly weird that I promise I will never do

Sometimes I receive items from my wishlist and there is no gift slip or indication who sent them.  That has recently occurred, to my great frustration. That said, thanks to the person recently sent a helpful powertool. I did find … 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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Miscellaneous observations

A few interesting stories… First, call about a long distance call.  HERE   In 1977 Voyager 1 was sent to the outer edge of the solar system.   In November, NASA wanted try to extend the probe’s life by doing a course … Read More

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Another embarrassing letter from a bishop about “Traditionis custodes”… or rather about “Custodies Traditiones”!

UPDATE 12 Feb: I’ve bene told that the Bishop of Hamilton threw out 3 seminarians for ATTENDING a TLM. They have moved to another diocese. UPDATE 11 Feb: This came in from a reliable reader. It is highly anecdotal but … Read More

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UPDATED – But, apparently, the REAL problem in the Church today are those Catholics who want the Traditional Latin Mass – VIDEO

UPDATE 13 Feb 22: Rosary of Reparation, after Koranic prayers were chanted in the church of St Sulpice in Paris pic.twitter.com/wvEbsPRjNT — UKPrays (@uk_prays) February 12, 2022 Originally Published on: Feb 9, 2022 I have had experience with Canadian Sulpicians. … 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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Another jackass and a quick POLL

Attempt, legally or not, morally or not, to suppress the people who desire traditional Catholic worship, the Traditional Latin Mass, but do nothing… absolutely nothing … about jackass stunts like this. It wasn’t a TLM, so that’s all right. https://t.co/cCiVXjdFvV … 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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Wherein National ‘c’atholic Fishwrap’s own Wile E. Coyote “oopses” himself. Fr. Z explains.

The Fishwrap is known by various monikers.  The editors call it the National catholic Reporter in defiance of a decree of their local bishop of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Bp. Helmsing, who ordered them to remove “Catholic” from their … 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 and Francis at Tanagra

In case you didn’t see it (I didn’t have time to read it immediately) Card. Burke published a letter about Catholic Politicians and Non-Admittance to Holy Communion. HERE in six languages. I think you can imagine his position, which is … Read More

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A “unique” expression of the Roman Rite. But remember… it’s the Traditional Latin Mass that’s the big threat.

Tattooed Priest Stands Half-Naked at Novus Ordo Meal Table https://t.co/7HHBBLKfEZ — gloria.tv (@gloriatv) October 17, 2021 The “unique” expression of the Roman Rite. No no.  Before you object, it’s the TLM and tradition-minded Catholics that are the big problem. They … Read More

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Episcopal cathedral in Albuqerque to insult the Church by hosting a fake ordination of a Jesuit-trained “wymyn”. Wherein Fr. Z makes a proposal.

Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter, like a schismatic jackhammer, keeps pounding away. How is it that the US Bishops have not yet demanded that they remove the word “Catholic” from their title?  They were already told by the local bishops … Read More

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The Horan of Babylon on “Why Catholics should use preferred gender pronouns and names”

Just when I think I’ve successfully gotten away, the Fishwrap keeps pulling me back in to its feverswamp. This from Daniel P. Horan (aka The Horan of Babylon): Why Catholics should use preferred gender pronouns and names His deeply thought … Read More

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From the dadaist dreamworld of the Fishwrap 

From the dadaist dreamworld of the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) comes these two skubala… sorry, scoops.   (Same thing depending on context.) First, get your mind around this piece – from March so it is exactly a scoop in the … Read More

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Pelosi and Francis – observations

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray was on Spicer & Co. (Newsmax) talking about the recent meeting of the “self-serving, hypocritical” Nancy Pelosi with Francis. HERE start at about minute 17:00 And take in the bizzare video of the awkward, “self-serving, … Read More

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Remember… the real problem is the Traditional Latin Mass!

The fruits of Vatican II The worship of dirt “Earth Altar” installed at Novus Ordo Parish in Germany H/T @NovusOrdoWatch pic.twitter.com/zEbPIayyxz — Nick Donnelly (@ProtecttheFaith) October 9, 2021 Germany.  Again. Become a CUSTOS! HERE

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What’s wrong with this picture?

Apart from the fact that Card. Turkson is in it… apart from the fact that the execrable Nancy Pelosi is in it… spot anything that’s conspiculously not there? We welcome @SpeakerPelosi from the US House of Representatives.We talked about caring … Read More

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German Synod (“walking together”) wants to debate whether priests are needed in the Catholic Church

From Ed Pentin… Germany’s #SynodalWay wants to debate the question of whether priests are still needed, deciding by a narrow majority on Friday that the responsible working group should investigate the question of whether priests are needed in the Catholic … Read More

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