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URGENT: HIDEOUS about SYMBOL on pastel vestments for World Meeting of Families in Dublin @WMOF2018

The other day I posted – HERE – about the truly weird vestments designed for the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Dublin. At first, I objected to the impression given by the pastel colors chosen. It seems to me that, … Continue reading

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Yeahhh… this is exactly the right time to dress our clergy in pastels.

The Devil always tells us openly what he is up to.    Italians are really good at this sort of pithy wisdom.  Like… Il diavolo non può nascondere la coda. The Devil can’t hide his tail. I wonder how obtuse … Continue reading

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Erasing the Magisterium of a Pope. Wherein Fr. Z rants and suggests.

There is a long standing political tool employed to eliminate opposition which is associated with the past, or a defeated regime.  You can see evidence of this tool all around Rome, in monuments both ancient and recent.  It is called damnatio memoriae… … Continue reading

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Talk from Ruth Institute: “Tips for Happy Marriage and Effective Parenting.”

I have gotten to know Ruth Institute and its chief Jennifer Roback Morse over the years at Acton University. I direct the married and the engaged, and those who sense that their vocation is to the married life, to this … Continue reading

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13 May 2016 – 99th anniversary of 1st apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

Today, Friday 13 May 2016, is the 99th anniversary of the Our Lady’s first appearance to the three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal.  Next year: 100.  Portentous, given what’s going on in the Church these days. I, for one, am … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 144: Pope Francis’ ‘Amoris laetitia’, Ch. 4: “Love in marriage”

UPDATE: I fixed the glitch at 24:02-24-22. Sorry about that. It was a lot of reading – with interruptions – and editing together.  If you had an “overlap” in that time range, you can download again or listen again and … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Holy Family Sunday: It is good to pray that God might be appeased.

In the Novus Ordo, or Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, on Sunday after Christmas we focus on the Holy Family. Our context is Octave of the Nativity of the Lord.  An “octave” is a period of eight days when … Continue reading

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UPDATED: What Did The Synod Really Say? Some analysis of the Final Report.

I’ve added more feedback. _____ ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED Published on: Oct 25, 2015 @ 18:10 As I mentioned in an earlier post, since I have been on pilgrimage, I’ve tried to be in as much of a Synod Free Zone as possible. … Continue reading

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As the Synod ends…

My friend Fr Murray has good comments in his EWTN analysis of the Synod’s work: Fr. Murray touches on Pope Francis’ words about decentralization of the Curia. Robert Royal admits that he doesn’t know what Francis meant by decentralization and … Continue reading

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Card. Arinze speaks on issues discussed at the Synod

The formerly nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr. has an outstanding interview with the great Francis Card. Arinze, 82 year old Cardinal Bishop of Velletri-Segni and quondam Prefect of Divine Worship.  Allen dubs His Eminence as Africa’s Lion in Winter. HERE … Continue reading

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Card. Napier corrects part-time papal spokesperson – UPDATE

1726 GMT: I just saw Card. Napier live on EWTN who had come directly from the Synod Hall. He made a bit of a correction to his own correction/addition of Fr Rosica.  Be sure to pay attention to this. ____ … Continue reading

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Off the cuff Francis on the family

Francis in Philadelphia speaking off the cuff about the family with a more or less simultaneous translator. Start at 1:58:29 to about 2:20:30

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Pope Francis to US Congress on threats to the family

As I am in Tokyo, I haven’t kept my eyes glued to coverage of the papal visit of Pope Francis. I did, however, tune in via Slingbox to watch His Holiness address Congress. I had wished for stronger, clearer, obvious, … Continue reading

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Another good pre-Synod resource in defense of the family

I know that it seems like a torrent of things pertaining to the theme of the Synod of Bishops is coming at you. It feels like that for me, too. That said, here is another title for your consideration. Bishop … Continue reading

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COMING SOON! The Eleven Cardinals Book and The Ten Africans Book!

The other day I wrote about two upcoming books.  The “sequel” to the Five Cardinals Book™ is coming.  HERE The Eleven Cardinals Book™ is on its way. Eleven Cardinals Speak On Marriage and the Family Edited by Winfried Aymans the Eleven … Continue reading

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