Fr. Z's Blog
Wherein Fr. Z rants
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:37:33 +0000
More and more I’ve been musing, under the shadow of shifting demographics and the Church’s self-devastation wrought by those in the stratosphere of power, about the short and long term of the Novus Ordo and TLM.  I’ve been wondering if, … Continue reading
A solid “state of the question” VIDEO about The Present Crisis
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:12:20 +0000
When we write scholarly papers or monographs or theses, or even in depth blog posts, analyzing a burning question, we often begin with a status quaestionis section: What is the state of the question? This morning Michael Voris posted a “Vortex” video … Continue reading
In how many ways is this creepy?
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:41:56 +0000
We might make a list of how many ways this is a creepy. From Fox: Man, 35, reportedly marries computer hologram Surrounded by nearly 40 people, a 35-year-old man reportedly married a virtual hologram earlier this month. Akihiko Kondo, who works at a middle … Continue reading
HEADS WILL ROLL! A new “You won’t believe your eyes ugly” altar
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:51:29 +0000
You know about the flesh-eating amoeba that attacks brains?  Part of the problem in the Church today is the worldly, spirit-eating amoeba that is eating the souls of bishops. This is from La Repubblica. Here is a new altar in the Basilica … Continue reading
Why homosexualists hate Papa Ratzinger so much.
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:08:28 +0000
Fr. John Hunwicke has at his place a thoughtful piece about why some people hate Papa Ratzinger so very much.   I think he has it right.   He reposted some items which still hold up.   For example, from … Continue reading
My View For Awhile: Delayed Edition & Fr. Z’s Kitchen
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:07:53 +0000
When you are delayed because of equipment at a small airport you don’t have many options. My fate today. I’m glad I made a point of coming early. As it was, the rebooking line was long and the app was not too … Continue reading
Solipsistic, self-aggrandizing @FatherRosica dares to vet Catholic news sources
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:02:24 +0000
After the 2018 Synod (“walking together”) proposed that some authority should vet Catholic websites for their acceptability, THIS pops up. Care to explain this, Fr Rosica? And, no, we won’t let you get away with claiming it’s not news because it was … Continue reading
ASK FATHER: “I am doubting that the current Catholic Church is the Church it has always claimed to be”
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:40:46 +0000
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, Please pray for me as I go through some deep doubts. Additionally, I would appreciate it if you can shed some light on them: I have complete confidence in the veracity of the claims that the Church used to make, but … Continue reading
Strange Signs, the End Times and YOU
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:40:47 +0000
What times we are seeing. Benedict abdicated and lightning struck the dome of St. Peter’s. A Jesuit is elected.  A Jesuit, who trashes the symbols of office and sows confusion. Catholics vote for pro-abortion politicians. Total eclipses draw an X over the the Madrid fault … Continue reading
A reader’s first impressions on attending the Extraordinary Form
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:00:07 +0000
There’s a first time for everything. First times rarely encompass all that can be encompassed. But, they are a beginning. After that, brick by brick. From a reader… Father, I’ve been reading your blog for a few years, and thought you might … Continue reading
Horrifying Big Business Abortion Ad
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:54:37 +0000
From The DailyWire: WALSH: Here Is The Most Barbaric And Deranged Pro-Abortion Ad You Will Ever See “She deserves to be a choice.” A far-left advocacy group called the Agenda Project just put out a truly horrific ad in support of Planned Parenthood. … Continue reading
US Bishop begin 2018 November meeting: PRAY & FAST!
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:42:06 +0000
It think it may be up to us – up to you and me. The US Bishops begin their annual November meeting today in Baltimore. There will be protesters around the meeting, as there should be.   Some, seemingly within the USCCB … Continue reading
Another really bad idea: Communion Pills
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:15:23 +0000
Even though there is no danger of true true sacrilege (these Protestants have no valid Eucharist or anything like), there is danger of idolatry… and of being kinda dumb. Perhaps it’s a matter of lack of oxygen at higher altitudes? I bring … Continue reading
Your Sunday Sermon Notes – UPDATED
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:52:13 +0000
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass to fulfill your Sunday Obligation? Let us know. You were paying attention, weren’t you? UPDATE: At The Catholic Thing, Dr. Howard Kainz laments that, since Vatican II he has not … Continue reading
Another group of women destroyed by the Vatican Congregation for Religious
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 19:50:44 +0000
Once upon a time we took care of our own and didn’t rely on the nanny state to do everything. Catholics of every level of economic potential and walk of life were concerned with works of mercy, even in organized … Continue reading
100th Armistice Day, Veterans Day, Remembrance Day ACTION ITEM!
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 14:53:34 +0000
Today is Armistice Day 2018, which makes it the 100th anniversary of cessation of fire on the Western Front, effectively leading to the formal end of the hideous WWI. 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, St. Martin’s … Continue reading
@JamesMartinSJ shovels scandalous rubbish to justify sin
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 00:00:08 +0000
UPDATE: I wonder if this changes the issue somewhat.  HERE  Bolger apparently wrote to someone about his regrets.     Private letter, not a public statement. No… it doesn’t change much. Originally Published on: Nov 10, 2018 _____ Here is yet another example of scandalous Jesuit … Continue reading
WDTPRS – 32nd Ordinary Sunday: Our Identity and Extreme Ownership
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 22:30:09 +0000
Let’s look at the Collect for the 32nd Ordinary Sunday, keeping that Sunday, 11 Nov 2018 – the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day – is Veterans Day (observed on Monday). DONATE to the Archdiocese for Military Services! Sunday’s Collect has an antecedent in the … Continue reading
GERMANY: Catastrophic! USA next? @USCCB bishops meeting and YOU. ACTION ITEM!
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 18:57:24 +0000
An image to consider. Two rays extending from the same point get farther and father apart the longer they extend.   If the one ray is the trajectory of Christ’s true Church, then the other ray, that departs from it, get’s … Continue reading
To US Bishops before their @USCCB meeting: Do not be afraid!
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 17:59:03 +0000
At First Things more good advice has been offered to their collective Excellencies before their upcoming plenary meeting, which begins next Monday.  Just the other day, another piece of advice was extended by a writer at The Catholic Thing.  HERE However, at … Continue reading