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George Weigel on “Two Georges” and future persecution

Do you remember what the late Card. George of Chicago said about future, successor bishops? George Weigel makes a connection is a recent piece. Makes you think. […] The acceleration of Cardinal George’s prediction of cardinals-in-jail should also give pause … Continue reading

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Irish “Mass Path”, for secret worship, mapped and photographed (and some BOOKS)

Occasionally a friend of mine in England makes weekend adventures to visit sites where there are preserved “priest holes”, and he sends photos.  They really give you pause.  As you know, in the 16th and 17th centuries, Catholics who refused … Continue reading

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The war is here.

I would like to be able to write like Anthony Esolen every day.  His latest, at the increasingly useful Crisis, is not to be missed. Most of us who are paying attention to the signs of the times, know that something … Continue reading

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The forge in which future priests are hammered and annealed

From a reader in the Diocese of Charlotte, in North Carolina. Hey Father, On Respect Life Sunday, our newly instituted minor seminary[!] in the Charlotte Diocese (St. Joseph) [NC] took their 8 seminarians and recited a rosary in front of … Continue reading

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Priests, bishops: Stop what you are doing and read.

I warmly direct the priestly and episcopal readership here to These Stone Walls, the blog of Fr. Gordon MacRae, an innocent priest unjustly jailed. He has a deeply moving and poignant post today which I won’t try to summarize or … Continue reading

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“It was impossible to say Mass in the barrack, of course.”

Our religious liberties are not to be taken for granted.  I sometimes consider what I might do when they come for priests and bishops who continue faithfully to preach Catholic doctrine fully. When my mind goes down this dark track, … Continue reading

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5 Steps of Persecution

Life Site picked up on something that my friend Msgr. Charles Pope posted on his blog.  HERE You should see this. Here is a mere sample: It is rare that a respected segment of American life would become vilified and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Seminarians required to stand for Communion. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Okay… this is going to be hard. From a seminarian: I am currently a ___ year seminarian attending ___ . antecently, a new ‘policy’ was adopted here: all must receive Holy Communion standing. The Holy See has made it absolutely clear that we all have … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST

In your goodness, will you stop and, right now, say a prayer for a cleric who is going through some ecclesiastical … there’s no other way to put this… persecution of the liberal sort. It’s as nasty as I have … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Movie “Persecuted”

This is a public service announcement. I prefer to be kind about Christian movies.  That said, save yourself some irritation.  The newly released “Persecuted” isn’t good. “Persecution” addresses a theme which I think is real: there is/will be persecution of … Continue reading

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Baker ordered by state to bake cake for same-sex reception

From the NY Daily News: Colorado baker ordered to serve gay couples vows to stop making wedding cakes This takes the cake. A Colorado baker has pledged to stop making wedding cakes after his state’s Civil Rights Commission ordered him … Continue reading

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Krauthammer on the Thought Police

NRO has this piece, which is spot on: Thought Police on Patrol No longer trying to win the debate, the Left is trying to stop debate altogether. By Charles Krauthammer Two months ago, a petition bearing more than 110,000 signatures was … Continue reading

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Of comments on religious persecution and of John Allen’s new book.

The Fishwrap‘s solitary boast, the nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr., has good text on (inter alia) the persecution of Christians – a topic on which he is über-credible.  He includes comments made by Card. Turkson.  This deserves your attention: … Continue reading

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More news of the Religion of Peace

While parts of Paris are enjoying long summer nights of car burning and rioting (HERE), Islamists are kidnapping Christian girls for resale purposes.  A story from Persecution.org Christian Girls Being Snatched By Islamist Traffickers ICC Note:  The recent political developments … Continue reading

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Baker refuses to make “gay” cake. Jail for the baker?

Biretta tip to Pewsitter for this. As I have been saying, we are going to see a lot more of this. Colorado Baker Faces Year in Jail for Refusing to Make Cake for Gay Wedding According to attorney Nicolle Martin, … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Support “HobbyLobby” on Saturday, 5 January, against Pres. Obama’s HHS Mandate!

From LifeNews: Thousands to Join Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day Over Mandate Fight Tens of thousands of Americans have committed to support the Christian crafts store Hobby Lobby on January 5 after courts have refused to issued an ruling stopping the … Continue reading

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Some thoughts about the Pope’s Lebanon trip

Because of my travel and the need for a little down time, I didn’t do much with the Holy Father’s visit to Lebanon. However, a few things have come to mind after some recent conversations and some reading. First, even … Continue reading

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CNS: State Department Purges Religious Freedom Section from Its Human Rights Reports

The US State Department is run by the surrogates of The First Gay President, Mr. Obama, and they take his order. Maybe religious liberty is not a human right after all? From CNS: State Department Purges Religious Freedom Section from … Continue reading

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John Allen’s outstanding talk on the world-wide war on Christians

I have been waiting for the video of the closing “liturgy” of the L.A. Three Days of Darkness … Religious Ed Congress. In looking for it, I found a video of a talk by my friend the nearly ubiquitous John … Continue reading

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St. Nicholas Owen, martyr

The 2005 Roman Martyrology has this entry: 7. Londinii in Anglia, sancti Nicholai Owen, religiosi e Societate Iesu et martyris, qui multos annos latebras pro sacerdotibus condendis exstruxit, quapropter sub Iacobo rege Primo incarceratus et gravissime tortus, demum in eculeum … Continue reading

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