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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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It seems that a Twitter user accused Jesuit homosexualist activist Fr James Martin of writing fake supportive letters to himself. The person who wrote that accusation (who later apologized) used a sardonic generic label “RadTrad Twitter™”: “So, it appears we … Read More →
The root of “liberal” is Latin liber, meaning “free”. Hence, “liberals”: “Those with whom you are free to agree.” God help you if you don’t. At the National Sodomitic Reporter (aka Fishwrap), there is an editorial which reeks of the … Read More →
On this day, 9/11, when we should all, with damp eyes, wear our war faces, I am conscious of bullying. There is no question that homosexuals have, in the past and present, been the victims of bullying. That surely is … Read More →
At News and Faith there is a good piece everyone should look at. OPEN SEASON ON PRIESTS? Demands To Disclose Names Of Priests Not Credibly Accused Of Abuse Go Too Far! St. Paul, MN—Catholics priests have rights, too, and the … Read More →
Michael Sean Winters has a piece at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) in which he attacks both Bp. Robert Morlino of Madison (and the undersigned). MSW doesn’t like clerics who are “culture warriors”, you see. The Fishwrappers claim that “culture … Read More →
When people come into church looking to turn the moment of Holy Communion into a protest moment or a demonstration in favor of some cause, especially one that opposes any teachings of the Church, those people must be denied Holy … Read More →
Biretta tip to the pro-life blog of Jill Stanek (who recently linked to me, so I am returning the favor!). As you know, the IRS has been targeting and harassing conservatives. I wouldn’t be surprised if this came from the … Read More →
Archbishop Nienstedt of St. Paul & Minneapolis stands up again! Catholic Church ramps up opposition to Minnesota anti-bullying bill By Beth Hawkins The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has come out strongly against proposed anti-bullying legislation, linking it to … Read More →
VIDEO: Craven, narcissistic, bullying slubberdegullion liberal (redundant, I know) harasses Chick-fil-A employee.
CMR deserves thanks for letting us know about this video. Give him some traffic. This is a great example of what liberals are really like. Talk about hate! Brrrr…. I just had a flashback to my old seminary faculty. Brrrrrrr! … Read More →
In the Sunday edition of Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) there is a good op-ed by Ross Douthat. I recommend his book: Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics. Defining Religious Liberty Down By ROSS DOUTHAT THE … Read More →
Priests and bishops will be targeted by homosexuals activists as victims in harassing court cases. Proponents of unnatural acts will bully – through litigation and threats of litigation and even violence – bully clergy into doing things that are contrary … Read More →
A press release from The Catholic Action League: THREATS AGAINST CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ACUSHNET A Catholic parish in the Diocese of Fall River [Massachusetts] has become the object of threats of violence, and vandalism, because of a sign posted on church … Read More →
From the Daily Mail comes this. I have some sympathy for this fellow. Severed pig’s head dumped on doorstep of crime fighting Italian priest after he condemned Mafia Mobsters have dumped the severed head of a pig on the doorstep … Read More →
I think there may be a political/social war brewing in St. Paul, Minnesota along the lines of what we saw in Madison, Wisconsin over the issue of the state budget and labor unions. In Minnesota, however, the issue will be … Read More →
I have noted an interesting trend. When a parish priest opts for male only service at the altar (i.e., no altar girls) he is attacked in the press. I don’t mean the local shopper insert, either. The priest is now … Read More →
I have wondered from time to time whether or not how many prodigies the likes of Bach have been aborted, creative healers such as Salk or poets such as Eliot have been ended before their birth. Leaving aside the prodigies, … Read More →
My friend Fr. Ray Blake, the parish priest at St. Magdalen in Brighton, England, is taking heat from homosexual activist(s). Check Fr. Blake’s blog here. Here is the pattern. Father teaches Catholic doctrine clearly. No matter how charitable Father is … Read More →
In the increasing hot culture war, the Catholic Church is going to be torched more and more often. Here is an example. A disturbing article appeared in the site NorthJersey.com. East Rutherford Catholic church’s gay music director to quit over … Read More →