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Fishwrap – swamp of pseudo-Catholic wokeness: CANCEL JOHN PAUL II!

Here is a spectacular example of “fundamental osculation” from the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter). Keep in mind an old principle: Everything before “but” is B as in B, S as in S. Editorial: US bishops, please suppress the cult … Continue reading

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100th Birthday of St. John Paul II. Wherein Fr. Z muses and reminisces.

Today is the 100th Birthday of the late Pope St. John Paul II. Recently Pope Benedict XVI wrote a letter to the Church of Poland in honor of this anniversary. In the letter he seemed to have argued in favor … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Letter to the Polish Church for the 100th Birthday of St. John Paul II

Benedict XVI wrote a letter about the 100th birthday of St. John Paul II.  The Polish Bishops Conference put it on their site in Polish and English.   The National Catholic Register has it HERE. This part struck me. In his … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are “Novus Ordo” ordinations truly valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I’ve done some reading on whether Novus Order orders are truly valid or not and am confused. Would love to get your learned comments on the matter. Thanks for your work. You ask if ordinations … Continue reading

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Pres. Trump recalls 40th anniv. of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Poland

I found this in my email.  I regularly get messages from the White House Office of Public Liason.   This surprised me a little.  Also, HERE Presidential Message in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s First Pilgrimage … Continue reading

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Peter Kwasniewski: “Can anyone deny that there is a de facto schism in the Church?”

ME! ME! ME! I! I! I! MINE! MINE! MINE! We are living in an age when many people think they can do whatever the hell they want and there should be no consequences for them. DO whatever they want?  HAH!  … Continue reading

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“Se mi sbaglio mi corrigerete!”

From 16 October 1978:

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How Pope John Paul II once saved a fallen priest from despair, homelessness and alcoholism

I have come to dread interviews with Popes.  I have from the beginning of the interviews decades ago.  I generally read them anyway because, well, I have to, don’t I. The recent book interview / conversation with Dominique Wolton released … Continue reading

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“No one may share in the Eucharist except those who believe in the truth of our teachings…”

A reading from the first apology of Justin Martyr in defense of the Christians, c. 100-165 No one may share in the Eucharist except those who believe in the truth of our teachings and have been washed in the bath … Continue reading

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16 Oct 1978 – St. John Paul elected Pope

As the Robber Synod is underway, during which it seems that some people want to set aside John Paul II’s Familiaris consortio, we observe that this is the anniversary of the election of Karol Wojtyla.

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OLDIE PODCAzT: Pentecost Tuesday St John Paul on the unforgivable sin; O.L. of Fatima and the vision of Hell

Here is an item from the archives.  It is dated, but enjoy! As I wrote then… ___ Today is Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost, or at least it ought to be in in the Novus Ordo as it is … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 139: 20th Anniversary of ‘Ordinatio sacerdotalis’, on the ordination of women

UPDATE: I adjusted a volume/balance problem. ___ Today is the 20th Anniversary of St. John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Ordinatio sacerdotalis, which removes all doubt about the impossibility of the ordination of women to the priesthood. To celebrate this wonderful … Continue reading

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Canonizations: looking back and looking forward

I went back to my post last July and reread it. Yes. I am right about this. Wherein Fr. Z explains what is really going on with the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II Today, in addition to … Continue reading

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Coooo… coooo…. AIYEEEEEEE!

Not all liberals are happy. You can’t make up a headline like this. Pro-animal groups appeal to pope over dove attack ROME — Animal rights groups on Monday appealed to Pope Francis to end the practice of releasing doves from … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Pope Francis announces date of canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II

Pope Francis announced during a consistory the dates for the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II. 27 April 2014 – Sunday of Divine Mercy. Latin, of course, because of the nature of this official papal act. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZO8E8iEyX0&feature=player_embedded

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Wherein Fr. Z explains what is really going on with the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II

Today, in addition to Francis’ dedication of the Vatican City State to St. Michael (and does that place need defense of the attacks of Hell!) and in addition to the release of Benedict’s final encyclical, which is Francis’ first encyclical … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The “Novus Ordo” Ordinal for ordaining bishops, priests, deacons

From a reader: Leo XIII condemned Anglican orders and succession as invalid since 1552. Even after re-admitting the prayers regarding the “work and office of a priest” in the ordination 100 years later, the line had become extinct so it … Continue reading

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“It seemed like a good idea at the time….” – the new John Paul II “statue” in Rome

I was dying to find out the reaction to the new “statue” of John Paul II near Rome’s train station.  It is, in my opinion, horrendous.  In the pages of the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano there is a short blurb … Continue reading

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Marini (not Guido) says John Paul II wanted all the liturgical nonsense

On the Italian blog Palazzo Apostolico there is a piece by Paolo Rodari in which he say that the former papal MC, Archbp. Piero Marini states that Pope John Paul II wanted all the liturgical novelties which sprinkled his pontificate … Continue reading

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Is there no connection between personal holiness and vocation performance?

Some time ago, the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Causes of Saints said that the beatification of Pope John Paul II was not a judgment about his pontificate. The UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, has some Q&A … Continue reading

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