Tag Archives: St. John Paul II

VIDEO: A former Swiss Guard about St. John Paul II.

Here is a very interesting video from a former Swiss Guard about the influence and saintly character of St. John Paul II. Shall we see his like again? I wonder. During my time as a seminarian and young(er) priest in … Read More

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22 October: Sts. Nunilo and Alodia! Virgins and Martyrs – Pray for us!

A couple years at this time I was in the Vatican gardens. I saw the “Peace Tree” where an Imam recited a sutra from the Koran intended to claim the Vatican for Allah.  Nope.  I said some very harsh things … Read More

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St John Paul II on the Rosary and the Family

St. John Paul II wrote in his 2002 Apostolic Letter on the Rosary, Rosarium Virginis Mariae: 6. … A similar need for commitment and prayer arises in relation to another critical contemporary issue: the family, the primary cell of society, increasingly … Read More

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Mercy requires Truth and the move away from sin. “Mercy is not moral peek-a-boo.”

Some folks are blabbing about mercy mercy mercy while shoving truth under the rug.  They suggest that mercy trumps truth, dogma, law conversion, etc.  Wrong. We have to call people on that. There is a good article at Crisis Magazine … Read More

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PETITION TO POPE FRANCIS: Declare St. John Paul II “Doctor of the Church”!

I, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, do hereby petition our Holy Father, Pope Francis, to declare St. John Paul II Doctor of the Church. I ask that St. John Paul II, who instituted the Feast of Divine Mercy, be declared Doctor of … Read More

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St. John Paul: “the Church does not agree to call good evil and evil good”

From St. John Paul’s 1984 Post-Synodal Exhortation Reconciliatio et paenitentia: 34. I consider it my duty to mention at this point, if very briefly, a pastoral case that the synod dealt with-insofar as it was able to do so-and which … Read More

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Ordination Anniversary (video)

Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, probably because Ember Days were common times for ordinations and Ember Days fall during the Pentecost Octave. It is my … Read More

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What is Card. Baldissieri up to?

Edward Pentin, of the National Catholic Register, quoted an antipasto of an article in De Standaard (and HERE) about an interview with a Belgian publication, Tertio, given by Pope Francis’ head of the Synod of Bishops, Lorenzo Card. Balidissieri. Reportage … Read More

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Pope Francis’ sermon for the canonization

First, you might scan what I wrote back on 5 July 2013 about these canonizations. Wherein Fr. Z explains what is really going on with the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II I can add another element, below. … Read More

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