Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas

                                                           St. Stanislaus Kostka, Rochester, NY
             

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Future of St. Michael’s Church not slated yet, parishioners fear closure

Future of St. Michael’s Church not slated yet, parishioners fear closure: ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — St. Michael’s Church on North Clinton Avenue has a deep-rooted history in our community, but after years of declining attendance, financial difficulties, and st…

Sunday, December 20, 2020

About that demon cult bowl placed on St. Peter’s altar… WHERE’S THE DAMNED BOWL NOW?

About that demon cult bowl placed on St. Peter’s altar… WHERE’S THE DAMNED BOWL NOW?: At the time, I was even more horrified than when the sacrilegious pagan Pachamama worship rite took place in the Vatican Garden as the Synod was opening up in October 2019. What shocked me, outraged me and truly worried me even more was what happened during the Mass at the close of the Synod.  A

Friday, December 18, 2020

Eight Nuns Die In Past Week At Wisconsin Retirement Home

Eight Nuns Die In Past Week At Wisconsin Retirement Home: Notre Dame of Elm Grove had been free of the virus for the last nine months, but the congregation that runs the home found out on Thanksgiving Day that one of the roughly 100 sisters who live there had tested positive.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Lone Star Parson: Judgement Runs Out Into Mercy

Lone Star Parson: Judgement Runs Out Into Mercy:   I always post this short reflection in Advent because it's awesome. From my Godfather, Austin Farrer : Our journey sets out from God ...

Virus halts Guadalupe processions, but not other ways to safely celebrate feast

Virus halts Guadalupe processions, but not other ways to safely celebrate feast: HOUSTON (CNS) -- In what would have been its 48th anniversary, the huge procession of drummers and dancers swirling through downtown Houston in honor of the Dec. 12 feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Polish archbishop responds to ‘unprecedented attacks’ on St. John Paul II after McCarrick Report

Polish archbishop responds to ‘unprecedented attacks’ on St. John Paul II after McCarrick Report: St. John Paul II’s “highest priority” was combating clerical abuse and protecting young people, a Catholic archbishop said Monday in response to what he called “unprecedented attacks” on the Polish pope.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Was Christ Born on Christmas? And What Does Santa Have to Do With It?

Was Christ Born on Christmas? And What Does Santa Have to Do With It?: To distance themselves from old pagan practices, early Christians tended to celebrate the day of a person’s death as his or her true birthday. This reflected the Christian belief that a person’s physical birth mattered very little unless it culminated in eternal life, which begins at death. A holy death — not mere birth — […]

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Analysis: Is there a road back for Cardinal Becciu?

Analysis: Is there a road back for Cardinal Becciu?: Despite his attempts to fight his way back to credibility, there seems little prospect of a return to favor for the disgraced Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who is now effectively a cardinal-in-name-only.

Benedict XVI has not lost his voice, says Archbishop Gänswein

Benedict XVI has not lost his voice, says Archbishop Gänswein: Archbishop Georg Gänswein has denied media reports that Benedict XVI has lost his voice.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal begins pilgrimage around Italy

Statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal begins pilgrimage around Italy: A statue of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal began Friday a pilgrimage to parishes throughout Italy, marking the 190th anniversary of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s appearance to St. Catherine Labouré in France.

Friday, November 27, 2020

New cardinals quarantine in pope's hotel ahead of ceremony

New cardinals quarantine in pope's hotel ahead of ceremony: ROME (AP) — The Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel was built to sequester cardinals during papal elections. It's now sequestering soon-to-be cardinals in town for this weekend’s ceremony to get their …

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020

How Great was John Paul II? - Crisis Magazine

How Great was John Paul II? - Crisis Magazine: Pope John Paul II was unquestionably the most dominant figure in Catholicism in the last quarter of the twentieth century. He loomed large over every aspect of Catholic life, directing the Church through one of her most troubling times. And his influence transcended the confines of the Church; at the height of his popularity in …

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

How to Become God’s Useful Servant

How to Become God’s Useful Servant: The servants in the Parable of the talents were all graciously gifted by their master, “A man going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them.” But the last one began as a gifted and commissioned servant but ended as a worthless and discarded servant. Here are some steps that led him […]

Sunday, November 15, 2020

US Bishops Revise Schedule for November 16-17 Meeting - ZENIT - English

US Bishops Revise Schedule for November 16-17 Meeting - ZENIT - English: Plan Discussion on Holy See’s report on Theodore McCarrick

ASK FATHER: Since the Church does nothing about Joe Biden, what commandments do I have to follow?

ASK FATHER: Since the Church does nothing about Joe Biden, what commandments do I have to follow?: From a reader... QUAERITUR: Since the "Church" hasn't excommunicated Joe Biden for his and the Democratic Party stance on abortion, which commandments/teaching do I/we have to follow? GUEST PRIEST RESPONSE: Fr. Tim Ferguson A good and timely question. And a dangerous one to answer. I think we

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Patience and the priesthood: A vocation 50 years in the making

Patience and the priesthood: A vocation 50 years in the making: On average, diocesan priests take about six years to complete seminary formation. For Dominican priests, it is seven. Jesuits study for over a decade. David Pinto, however, has them all beat.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Priests, Seminarians, Nuns in China’s Baoding Taken Away | Persecution

Priests, Seminarians, Nuns in China’s Baoding Taken Away | Persecution: 11/06/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – An underground Catholic community in China’s Hebei province has been raided by the local …

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impact

Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impact: The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by a pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling Francis' glory days traveling the world to bless the oppressed.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Former spiritual director of 'Medjugorje visionaries' excommunicated

Former spiritual director of 'Medjugorje visionaries' excommunicated: A laicized priest who had been the spiritual director to six people who said they experienced visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Bosnian town of Medjugorje has been excommunicated.

Xi's Pope - Crisis Magazine

Xi's Pope - Crisis Magazine: As expected, the Holy See has announced an extension of its provisional agreement with the People’s Republic of China, concerning the appointment of bishops. Under the controversial agreement, episcopal candidates will be recommended to the Holy See by the Chinese Communist Party, then approved and appointed by the Holy Father. The plan’s experimental phase will …

Analysis: How the Washington Post is opening the path to use the pope against the Catholic Church

Analysis: How the Washington Post is opening the path to use the pope against the Catholic Church: Amid an international fracas over Pope Francis’ words on civil unions in a newly released documentary, the pope’s remarks have begun to be used to criticize Catholic organizations facing ongoing religious liberty challenges in the U.S. – despite the pope’s very public alignment with these organizations on the issues of same sex marriages and adoptions.

Taiwan foreign ministry: Catholics in China are facing serious challenges

Taiwan foreign ministry: Catholics in China are facing serious challenges: Taiwan’s foreign ministry responded by the renewal of the Sino-Vatican provisional agreement Thursday by highlighting the worsening religious freedom situation on the mainland.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Our Lady of Sorrows painting recovered from burned California mission church

Our Lady of Sorrows painting recovered from burned California mission church: A historic painting of Our Lady of Sorrows survived a devastating fire this summer at a California mission church, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has said.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Monday, October 12, 2020

After ‘demonic’ desecration, Louisiana church reconsecrated as details about priest emerge

After ‘demonic’ desecration, Louisiana church reconsecrated as details about priest emerge: Archbishop Gregory Aymond on Saturday consecrated a new altar at the Louisiana parish where a priest reportedly filmed a pornographic video atop the parish altar with two women last month. Details have emerged about the priest, who is expected to face criminal and canonical charges after the episode.

International appeal launched to promote St. John Paul II’s teaching

International appeal launched to promote St. John Paul II’s teaching: The rector of a Catholic university in Poland urged academics Monday to sign an appeal committing themselves to promoting the teachings of St. John Paul II.

CCP Officials: ‘Christianity Doesn’t Belong in China’

CCP Officials: ‘Christianity Doesn’t Belong in China’: On top of removing crosses, Chinese authorities order to replace Christianity's main symbol on churches' seals with the five-pointed star.

When the Media Covered Biden

When the Media Covered Biden: When Joe Biden tried running for president in 1988, his campaign collapsed amid gales of laughter. Since then, he has not only succumbed to dementia but has allowed himself to become a vehicle for leftist radicals to such an extent that Bernie Sanders effectively cowrote his platform, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advises him on envirosocialism, 90-lb tyrant […]

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Not acceptable under any conditions.


 

Beatification of Carlo Acutis: The first millennial to be declared Blessed

Beatification of Carlo Acutis: The first millennial to be declared Blessed: With the beatification of Carlo Acutis in Assisi Saturday, the Catholic Church now has its first “Blessed” who loved Super Mario, Pokémon, and above all the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Friday, October 9, 2020

New Orleans archbishop: Priest's desecration of altar 'demonic'

New Orleans archbishop: Priest's desecration of altar 'demonic': The Archbishop of New Orleans said Friday that a priest’s filming of a pornographic videotape atop a church’s altar was demonic, and that the priest will never again serve in Catholic ministry.

Honoring Colorado’s saintly Mother - Denver Catholic

Honoring Colorado’s saintly Mother - Denver Catholic: She was an Italian immigrant, a loving servant of those in need and the very first American saint, who also happened to walk the streets of Colorado. And now, to […]

In virtual rosary, US bishops ask Mary to intercede for America

In virtual rosary, US bishops ask Mary to intercede for America: Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), led a ‘virtual rosary’ Wednesday with several other bishops, asking Mary to intercede for the United States.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

‘Flavors of home’: Benedict XVI’s favorite restaurant in Rome

‘Flavors of home’: Benedict XVI’s favorite restaurant in Rome: Inside the cosy Cantina Tirolese in Rome, Benedict XVI knew he could always find “the flavors of home.”

Friday, October 2, 2020

German cardinal issues stark warning about ‘Synodal Way’

German cardinal issues stark warning about ‘Synodal Way’: A German cardinal issued a stark warning Saturday about his country’s controversial “Synodal Way.”

Textbook in China Horribly Distorts Biblical Story to Teach Professional Ethics and Law | Persecution

Textbook in China Horribly Distorts Biblical Story to Teach Professional Ethics and Law | Persecution: 09/27/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – According to the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN), Christians in China are upset …

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

The Supernatural Power of Jesus' Name: An Incredible True Story |

The Supernatural Power of Jesus' Name: An Incredible True Story |: When you are being attacked, invoke the holy name!

Mike Pompeo Attacks Pope Francis & The ‘Moral Authority’ Of The Vatican Amidst Potential Deal With China

Mike Pompeo Attacks Pope Francis & The ‘Moral Authority’ Of The Vatican Amidst Potential Deal With China: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hit out at Pope Francis following the news that diplomats from the Holy See are meeting later this month with members of the Chinese Communist Party to renew a ...

Adrienne's Corner: Fr. James Altman: You Cannot Be Catholic (or Chris...

Adrienne's Corner: Fr. James Altman: You Cannot Be Catholic (or Chris...:  truth. What follows applies to all people who consider themselves Christians. Back in June, my good friend and unofficial spiritual adviso...

Friday, September 18, 2020

Adrienne's Corner: One less statue for Catholics to worship**...

Adrienne's Corner: One less statue for Catholics to worship**...:  what's with this assault on the Blessed Virgin Mary - the mother of God? Oh, wait - they also hate the son of Mary... Sacred Heart of J...

Catholics don't worship statues as all Catholics should know.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Jim Caviezel Blasts Democrats: They Think Abortions are Essential But Churches are Not

Jim Caviezel Blasts Democrats: They Think Abortions are Essential But Churches are Not: One of Hollywood’s few devout Catholics slammed what he views as a double standard with Chinese Virus lockdowns. Jim Caviezel, the man who played Jesus in The

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Cardinal Sarah: ‘We must return to the Eucharist’

Cardinal Sarah: ‘We must return to the Eucharist’: In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and sacraments said that Catholic communities should return to Mass as soon as it can be done safely, and that the Christian life cannot be sustained without the Sacrifice of the Mass and the Christian community of the Church.

A little humor from the Babylon Bee


 

Friday, September 11, 2020

Tabernacle found after theft from Ontario cathedral

Tabernacle found after theft from Ontario cathedral: The tabernacle that was stolen earlier this week from the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral in St. Catharines, Ontario was recovered on Wednesday, September 9.

'The Evil One Is at Work Here': An Interview with Archbishop Cordileone - Crisis Magazine

'The Evil One Is at Work Here': An Interview with Archbishop Cordileone - Crisis Magazine: Editor’s note: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, in partnership with the Benedict XVI Institute, has launched a petition calling on lawmakers to lift “extreme restrictions on public worship.” His Excellency kindly granted Crisis Magazine an interview to discuss his efforts. Do you see any connection between the Mass restrictions and the attacks on Catholic …

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Shield of Faith: Do some of the looters and rioters seem possessed?

The Shield of Faith: Do some of the looters and rioters seem possessed?: Do some of the looters and rioters seem possessed? The cure of the possessed child by Jesus offers some insights and observations on the a...

Saturday, September 5, 2020

The Eponymous Flower: Archbishop Viganò to Traditional Catholics: Stay a...

The Eponymous Flower: Archbishop Viganò to Traditional Catholics: Stay a...: By David Martin   Catholic Family News (CFN) recently reported that His Grace Carlo Maria Viganò sent a letter to CFN in reply to weighty...

Thursday, September 3, 2020

St. Gregory the Great

St. Gregory the Great: One historian wrote: “It is impossible to conceive what would have been the confusion, the lawlessness, the chaotic state of the Middle Ages without the medieval papacy; and of the medieval papacy, the real father is Gregory the Great.” It wasn’t until he was in his mid-thirties that St. Gregory the Great became a monk. …

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Archbishop Paglia: Catholic politicians cannot protect or promote abortion

Archbishop Paglia: Catholic politicians cannot protect or promote abortion: The president of the Pontifical Academy for Life said Saturday that Catholic politicians should not promote legal protections of any kind for abortion, and emphasized that bishops should promote the Gospel of Life.

Monday, August 31, 2020

The Promise of a Post-Covid Church - Crisis Magazine

The Promise of a Post-Covid Church - Crisis Magazine: In 1969, long before he became Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger made a prediction about the post–Vatican II Catholic Church. Instead of a growing and dynamic Church reaching all cultures, he envisioned a smaller and less influential Church: “She will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning. …

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Chalice shot by ISIS militants to be displayed in Spanish churches

Chalice shot by ISIS militants to be displayed in Spanish churches: As part of an effort to remember and pray for persecuted Christians, several churches in the Diocese of Málaga, Spain are displaying a chalice that was shot by the Islamic State.

Beginning to Pray: Chastisement and Mercy

Beginning to Pray: Chastisement and Mercy: How can Unchanging Love not chastise those who, if not corrected, will destroy themselves? It is true that disaster stings the good and bad ...

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Philadelphia archdiocese asks two priests to undo hasty church renovations

Philadelphia archdiocese asks two priests to undo hasty church renovations: Two parish administrators at two different Philadelphia churches must work to undo church renovations that drew both objections from parishioners and corrections from church officials, who said the priests did not follow archdiocese guidelines.

Full text: Sister Dede Byrne’s speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention

Full text: Sister Dede Byrne’s speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention: Sr. Deirdre “Dede” Byrne, POSC, was among the speakers at the 2020 Republican National Convention. Now a Catholic religious sister, Byrne previously served as a surgeon, retired army officer, missionary. The full text of her speech, delivered August 26, is below:

Makers of sacramental wine, altar bread suffer economic hit due to pandemic

Makers of sacramental wine, altar bread suffer economic hit due to pandemic: WASHINGTON (CNS) -- With the global pandemic practically shutting everything down for months, the sacramental wine and altar bread business has suffered like other businesses in the country, with COVID-19 preventing most indoor public celebrations of the Mass.

Catholics are for the most part unable to attend Mass in person and receive the Communion host and

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Californa parish prays for vandal after Mary statue beheaded

Californa parish prays for vandal after Mary statue beheaded: After its statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was beheaded, a California parish asked Catholics to pray for the vandal who desecrated the statue, along with another monument at the parish.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Earthquake felt in North Carolina brings reading during Sunday Mass to life

Earthquake felt in North Carolina brings reading during Sunday Mass to life: CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- Scripture really came alive Aug. 9 for Catholics in Charlotte.

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake originating near Sparta was felt in Charlotte a little after 8 a.m. Sunday -- just as parishioners at St. Gabriel Church were listening to the first reading of Sunday's Mass:

'At the mountain of God, Horeb, Elijah came to a

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI’s 'illness is subsiding'

Archbishop Gänswein: Benedict XVI’s 'illness is subsiding': Benedict XVI’s personal secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein has said that the pope emeritus’ illness is “subsiding.”

Friday, August 7, 2020

Vatican says baptisms that used a modified formula are not valid

Vatican says baptisms that used a modified formula are not valid: VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Changing the words of the formula for baptism render the sacrament invalid, said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Specifically, a baptism administered with the formula 'We baptize you ...' instead of 'I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit'

Polish bishops recall service of priests, nuns during Warsaw Uprising

Polish bishops recall service of priests, nuns during Warsaw Uprising: Commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis, the Catholic bishops of Poland released a reflection on the priests and nuns who ministered to the needs of the Polish people during the historic event.

“Asperges Me” • Gregorian Chant (Rehearsal Video)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Monday, August 3, 2020

Parishioners: Historic St. Michael’s Catholic Church in danger of closing

Parishioners: Historic St. Michael’s Catholic Church in danger of closing: ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) A local Catholic church with over 130 years of history could be in danger of closing its doors. It’s also been a central meeting place for Rochester’s Latino community fo…

I'm going to wait on commenting.  I have to calm down.

Pater Noster (John Paul II - 1982)

Saturday, August 1, 2020

More Than Ever, We Need Benedict XVI - Crisis Magazine

More Than Ever, We Need Benedict XVI - Crisis Magazine: The world—and to an extent the Church, at least since the 1960s—has been preoccupied with the person and his or her comfort. Pope Benedict XVI, for a short time, represented a break from this way of thinking. He gently demanded the individual reorient himself to God. Instead of taking the easy way of the world …

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Hymns (with Lyrics)

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Indonesian Muslim party warns Erdogan could spark global ‘clash of civilizations’

Indonesian Muslim party warns Erdogan could spark global ‘clash of civilizations’: An Islamic political party in Indonesia said Tuesday that Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could spark a civilizational clash because of his calls for an Islamic “reawakening” amid the establishment of the Hagia Sophia as a mosque.

Friday, July 24, 2020

I wonder what the percentage is among American Catholics

Sixty-three percent of religious Americans say that the novel coronavirus pandemic is a sign from God, telling humanity to change its ways of living, according a new poll.
The poll, which was conducted by the Associated Press/NORC, surveyed 1,002 U.S. adults who say they believe in God.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Eponymous Flower: Is 2020 the Traditional Catholic Moment?

The Eponymous Flower: Is 2020 the Traditional Catholic Moment?: If so, we'll have Francis to thank for clarifying things by shutting down the comfortable middle ground.         Exhibit 1:      ...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Controversial Priest Emannuel Milingo Names Successor

Controversial Priest Emannuel Milingo Names Successor: Excommunicated Roman Catholic priest Emmanuel Milingo has named a Kenyan, Archbishop Peter Joseph Kaloki Ndambuki, as his successor.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Statues of Mary vandalized in weekend of Catholic church attacks

Statues of Mary vandalized in weekend of Catholic church attacks: Boston police are investigating an arson attack on a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturday night, the second attack on a statue of the Virgin Mary in two days.

Polish president Duda visits Marian shrine after narrow election win

Polish president Duda visits Marian shrine after narrow election win: Andrzej Duda visited Poland’s national Marian shrine Monday following his narrow presidential election victory.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

San Francisco Catholic archdiocese 'surprised' by order to cease indoor, public Masses

San Francisco Catholic archdiocese 'surprised' by order to cease indoor, public Masses: The Archdiocese of San Francisco is pledging to comply with the city and county public health orders barring indoor public Masses and limiting outdoor services, including funerals, to 12 people.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Box On Band - 2018 - Polka Down Pulaski Street - Pulaski Wisconsin



No parades.  No festivals.  We need a little entertainment.

Pope Francis on feast of Saints Peter and Paul: 'Only prayer unlocks chains'

Pope Francis on feast of Saints Peter and Paul: 'Only prayer unlocks chains': On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on Monday, Pope Francis urged Christians to pray for one another and for unity, saying “only prayer unlocks chains.”

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Archbp. Cordilone recites the Exorcism where a statue of St. Junipero Serra was town down. OORAH!

Archbp. Cordilone recites the Exorcism where a statue of St. Junipero Serra was town down. OORAH!: His Excellency Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, made reparation and the site in Golden Gate Part where a statue of St. Junipero Serra was torn down.

Then the Archbishop - God Bless him and his tribe - read the Title XI Chapter 3 Exorcism against Satan and the Falle

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Arkansas church's ad draws spotlight

Arkansas church's ad draws spotlight: A church in rural Hot Spring County has been getting national media attention after it placed a full-page advertisement in The Tennessean newspaper Sunday saying 'Islam' would detonate a nuclear device in Nashville on July 18.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Father Moloney vs. the Cult of Woke - Crisis Magazine

Father Moloney vs. the Cult of Woke - Crisis Magazine: Progressivism is not an ideology, but a political religion. Black Lives Matter is not a political movement: it’s a secular cult. I’m sure Crisis readers need no convincing on either point. But, should any doubts remain, consider the case of the Reverend Daniel Patrick Moloney. Until June 9, Father Moloney served as Catholic chaplain for …

Diocesan bankruptcies could require Vatican approval, Vatican official reminds bishops

Diocesan bankruptcies could require Vatican approval, Vatican official reminds bishops: The Vatican has written to the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, to remind dioceses that filing for bankruptcy could require the consent of the Holy See.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Meet Our Lady of Czestochowa

Meet Our Lady of Czestochowa: Q:  I know that Pope John Paul II had a strong devotion to Our Lady of Czestochowa. Please explain how this devotion came about. Pope John Paul II visited the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa on his first trip to Poland in 1979. He said, “The call of a son of Poland to the …

Monday, June 22, 2020

Make up your mind

The same people (clergy?) that wanted the pope emeritus out of the Vatican a few months ago were the same ones that demanded that he return to the Vatican immediately.

Happy Feast Day



     St. John Fisher is the patron saint of the Diocese of Rochester, NY.


Saturday, June 20, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020

My first thought was where's his mask?

He's 93 years old!  He has trouble walking.  What did you expect?
But mentally, sharp as ever.
Pray for him and his brother.
BTW:  He drew a crowd of well wishers!

Catholics: They Are Not Coming Back..Unless

Catholics: They Are Not Coming Back..Unless

Thursday, June 18, 2020

An Identity Crisis in the Priesthood - Crisis Magazine

An Identity Crisis in the Priesthood - Crisis Magazine: As a new wave of protests erupt in response to the death of Rayshard Brooks, many Catholics are finding themselves angered, frustrated, and perplexed, but not in the way that immediately comes to mind. For months, we have been told that we must be exiled from the public celebration of the Mass, and, in some …

Benedict XVI visits his ailing brother in Germany

Benedict XVI visits his ailing brother in Germany: Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is making a private visit to Germany to see his ailing brother Msgr. Georg Ratzinger.

Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again (1943)



Vera Lynn has passed away at 103 years old.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Signs?

A reading from Isaiah


How bad is the state of the Catholic Faith in Germany?

How bad is the state of the Catholic Faith in Germany?: One incident can't tar a whole nation. However, the single incidents keep heaping up and up and up.

The last in just how nuts Germany is.

From LifeSite:
German archdiocese celebrates Corpus Christi with photos of monstrance in profane places
Photos showed the monstrance in a playground, on a

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The one time there is an ordination in the Southern Tier of the Rochester Diocese

It has to be private. 

Benedict XVI probably didn't say this

If I knew that I was going to live this long...
Francis is the pope whether you like it or not. 
The way the majority of Cardinals have been missing for the last twelve weeks, Francis is probably the last pope. 
Benedict may be making a bigger impact on the Church and its followers as emeritus than if he was still the pope.

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Emergence of the Underground Church

The Emergence of the Underground Church: In the last several years we have seen a severe disruption in the cultural fabric of the United States in nearly every category. There are few exceptions. Every generation has its challenges, and this generation is experiencing a seismic shift. Generation X, Y, Z, and Millennials are about to come of age

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Lone Star Parson: Feast of the Holy Trinity

Lone Star Parson: Feast of the Holy Trinity: Today's Trinity Sunday, so it's time to tear our gaze away from the two-bit Maoists  waging war on statues and everything else...

Friday, June 5, 2020

The Mazza Hypothesis: Benedict resigned as Bishop of Rome but not Vicar of Christ. Wherein Fr. Z ponders with a heavy heart.

The Mazza Hypothesis: Benedict resigned as Bishop of Rome but not Vicar of Christ. Wherein Fr. Z ponders with a heavy heart.: I've been pondering lately.   One needs to do this out of love.  Ponder, comes from Latin pondus, "weight".  Hence, I am weighing things.  Augustine famously wrote, amor meus pondus meum... my love is my weight.  In Augustine's time, gravity was thought to be an interior force that compelled things

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Why we are doomed

The most referenced world leader in the last 100 years?
Adolph Hitler.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Churches in 6 states damaged by violent protests

Churches in 6 states damaged by violent protests: Churches in California, Minnesota, New York, Kentucky, Texas, and Colorado have been attacked during recent violent protests.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Oh my Jesus...

Forgive us our sins
Save us from the fires of Hell
Lead all souls to heaven
Especially those most in need of they mercy.

A sign from Mary?

Listening to The Stations of the Cross radio today.  During the song  "Ave Maria" the Emergency Alert System test came on.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

The Last Tradition: Big-city hypocrite Dems who had imposed strict loc...

The Last Tradition: Big-city hypocrite Dems who had imposed strict loc...: Of course!   That's exactly what these progressive phonies are all about.     Fox News reports the coronavirus lockdown is se...

Modern Sodom and Gomorrah on fire!

Shelter in place and social distance.  And the first chance you get, leave the Godless cities.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Social Distancing?

Only applies to CHRISTIANS AND JEWS who want to worship.  Anybody else can so what they please like go shopping or riot.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Is COVID-19 a Chastisement? Ask Mary

Is COVID-19 a Chastisement? Ask Mary: As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to afflict us with sickness, death, fear, deprivation, and diminishment of freedom, there are increasing, mostly cautious, speculations that this tribulation is a chastisement necessitated by the world’s rejection of God and rampant immorality, and so allowed, permissively willed, by a just God. Mary the Mother of God in eight …

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Father Evan Bids Farewell to St. Alban's in June

Father Evan Bids Farewell to St. Alban's in June: After a three year ministry at St. Alban's, our parish priest is being reassigned to St. John Henry Newman Catholic Church in Irvine, California, and will be succeeded as pastoral administrator by soon-to-be ordained, Father Nathan Davis.






Sunday, May 24, 2020

Priests with guns



Squirt guns.
I like the last image. 

Monday, May 18, 2020

Friday, May 15, 2020

Benedict XVI hails John Paul II as ‘liberating restorer’ of Church

Benedict XVI hails John Paul II as ‘liberating restorer’ of Church: John Paul II was a “liberating restorer of the Church” in the turbulent years after the Second Vatican Council, Benedict XVI has said in a letter marking the 100th anniversary of the saint’s birth.

Tea at Trianon: Rebuilding Notre Dame

Tea at Trianon: Rebuilding Notre Dame: From National Geographic : At the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris , it was already a Good Friday unlike any in modern memory: The spring...

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Pope Francis to offer Mass at tomb of John Paul II on saint’s 100th birthday

Pope Francis to offer Mass at tomb of John Paul II on saint’s 100th birthday: On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Pope St. John Paul II on May 18, Pope Francis will offer his morning Mass at the Polish pope’s tomb in St. Peter’s Basilica, according to the Vatican.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

Updated: Cardinal Sarah says he did not sign letter claiming coronavirus exploited for one-world government

Updated: Cardinal Sarah says he did not sign letter claiming coronavirus exploited for one-world government: The prefect of the Church’s dicastery for liturgy and sacraments is listed among the signers of an open letter that says the coronavirus pandemic has been exaggerated to foster widespread social panic and undercut freedom, as a preparation for the establishment of a one-world government.

Illinois churches may not fully reopen for a year as White House shelves CDC plan

Illinois churches may not fully reopen for a year as White House shelves CDC plan: The governor of Illinois has said he will continue to ban public gatherings of more than 50 people—including religious services—until a vaccine or treatment for coronavirus is available.

Zephyrinus: The Apparition Of Saint Michael The Archangel. Fea...

Zephyrinus: The Apparition Of Saint Michael The Archangel. Fea...: Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal, unless stated otherwise. The Apparition of Saint Michael the Archangel.    Feast Day 8 May. Greate...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Catholic Monitor: The Hero: St Athanisius

Catholic Monitor: The Hero: St Athanisius: In this time of the coronavirus hysteria cowardice when so-called traditionalist Catholics such as Steve Skojec are campaigning to ban the ...

Saturday, May 2, 2020

'We entrust to her all our fears': US Bishops reconsecrate country to Mary

'We entrust to her all our fears': US Bishops reconsecrate country to Mary: Dioceses across the United States and Canada joined together on May 1 to re-consecrate themselves to the Blessed Virgin Mary in an act of united prayer for delivery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Let's Never Go Back to 'Normal' - Crisis Magazine

Let's Never Go Back to 'Normal' - Crisis Magazine: We’re all hoping that life will return to “normal” in a few weeks, at least to some extent. We’re also hearing (often from the same source) that life will never be the same because of COVID-19. Obviously, we all want certain things to return to normal as soon as possible. We want to receive the …

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Bill de Blasio: Not Literally Hitler. More Like Creon, Hunting Antigone. | The Stream

Bill de Blasio: Not Literally Hitler. More Like Creon, Hunting Antigone. | The Stream: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's attack on Jewish funerals reminds us that since 'Antigone,' tyrants have flouted the Natural Law. And believers resisted.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Catholic Bishop: Gov. Cuomo is “Not in Communion With the Catholic Church,” He’s “Ex-Communioned”

Catholic Bishop: Gov. Cuomo is “Not in Communion With the Catholic Church,” He’s “Ex-Communioned”: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's name has been in the news a lot lately because of his efforts to save lives in one of the areas hardest hit by the coronavirus cris

He's been social distancing from the Church for quite some time now.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020

Looking back, this probably wasn't a good idea

Summoning Kali the goddess of destruction and death
Empire State Building NYC
2015


Thursday, April 16, 2020

Are We Being Punished? - Crisis Magazine

Are We Being Punished? - Crisis Magazine: Anyone with faith in God could easily conclude that the current crisis has all the hallmarks of divine punishment, especially here in Australia given the recent drought, fires, smoke, floods, and now plague. It is beginning to sound all a bit biblical, like the book of Exodus, especially having just been through Lent. If we …

Friday, April 10, 2020

What a Friend We Have in Moloch | The Stream

What a Friend We Have in Moloch | The Stream: If abortion services are 'essential' in 90 percent of America, but Christian services aren't, does that make us Moloch Nation?

A message of hope at Notre Dame mass

Nine Day Divine Mercy Novena

Nine Day Divine Mercy Novena: Our Blessed Lord gave Sr. Faustina (for herself only initially) a Novena to His Mercy. She was to start it on Good Friday, that wonderful day when Christ first revealed how...

Lone Star Parson: Maundy Thursday

Lone Star Parson: Maundy Thursday: On the night before he suffered, Jesus instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood. In doing so Christ draws his friends, his Apostl...

Thursday, April 9, 2020

A Response to the Lockdown of Churches during Easter

A Response to the Lockdown of Churches during Easter:  On the 23rdof March, 1208, Pope Innocent III laid a general interdict on England and Wales. Most of the Church's sacraments were restricted for the entire kingdom. The spiritual lockdown meant that the people's ability t...

Pandemic is prime time for conversion, pope says

Pandemic is prime time for conversion, pope says

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

At Fatima, 24 countries consecrated to Jesus and Mary amid the coronavirus pandemic

At Fatima, 24 countries consecrated to Jesus and Mary amid the coronavirus pandemic: Twenty-four countries on Wednesday were consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima, Portugal.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Amen


Portugese bishops invite nations of the world to be consecrated at Fatima

Portugese bishops invite nations of the world to be consecrated at Fatima: On Wednesday, nations from around the world can be consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in a liturgy to be celebrated at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, built in the place where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three Portuguese children.

Pandemic’s Cure: The Priest’s Desert Quarantine

Pandemic’s Cure: The Priest’s Desert Quarantine: Last night I walked into a memory at my former parish, something long-forgotten, and tears began to well.  With all things COVID-19, the pastor had smartly relocated the monstrance from the small Adoration chapel into the main church, where adorers could spread out and kneel in their desire to be close to the exposed Blessed …

Sunday, March 22, 2020

A Priest Life ((((,,)))): Is this the Chastisement?

A Priest Life ((((,,)))): Is this the Chastisement?: “Then He gave them into the hand of the nations, And those who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, And they wer...

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Vatican: Easter date can not be changed, despite coronavirus

Vatican: Easter date can not be changed, despite coronavirus: The Vatican department for liturgy published guidelines Friday for bishops and priests on the celebration of Holy Week, the Triduum, and Easter liturgies during the coronavirus pandemic.

Comet Y4 ATLAS brightening, could become naked-eye bright by spring -- Science

Comet Y4 ATLAS brightening, could become naked-eye bright by spring -- Science: https://www.sott.net/article/430748-Comet-Y4-ATLAS-brightening-could-become-naked-eye-bright-by-spring

Will the comet stay intact?  Will the comet be seen by the naked eye?  Is it a sign???

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Professor

The Professor: Having recently encountered somewhat of a Lenten Eucharistic pilgrimage by taking a closer look at the some of the papal documents from the Philosopher, Pope St. John Paul II, and the Professor, Pope Benedict XVI, some important similarities between their respective thinking about the Holy Eucharist came to light. To distill their collective insight and …

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Spiritual Communion: Prayer With Our Lord Anywhere

Spiritual Communion: Prayer With Our Lord Anywhere: By making an act of Spiritual Communion in prayer you can always partake of our Lord’s gifts of Divine grace and guidance, from anywhere you might be!

Adrienne's Corner: No human behavior happens without a prompt...

Adrienne's Corner: No human behavior happens without a prompt...: and the crazies are being prompted and manipulated into outlandish behavior. Trust me on this - no action you or anyone else takes happens...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Italian police close St. Peter's Square to public

Italian police close St. Peter's Square to public: The Italian police closed St. Peter’s Square Tuesday following the Italian government decree extending quarantine measures to all of Italy to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Eccles is saved: How to have a good Mass in Time of Plague

Eccles is saved: How to have a good Mass in Time of Plague: Whether or not he is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Plague, in the form of the Coronavirus, is making a severe nuisance of Hi...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

U.S. dioceses adopt wide-ranging plans to limit spread of coronavirus

U.S. dioceses adopt wide-ranging plans to limit spread of coronavirus: WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Dioceses nationwide are taking precautions to guard against the spread of the coronavirus and reminding parishioners to take commonsense steps related to hygiene in their personal

Monday, March 2, 2020

Local Churches Change Practices For Mass As Precautions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Local Churches Change Practices For Mass As Precautions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak: Roughly 120 parishes in the Diocese of Joliet are under a precautionary directive indefinitely amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Time to discontinue the sign of peace in the United States until further notice.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

The Top Ten Spiritual Reasons That Christians Should Fast | The Stream

The Top Ten Spiritual Reasons That Christians Should Fast | The Stream: There are lots of reasons to fast—spiritual, mental, and physical. But here are 10 good spiritual reasons that Christians should fast.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Pope blows his nose and the world takes notice

We know how honest the Vatican is when it comes to popes' health.
Watching his Ash Wednesday mass, he seemed to have great difficulty in walking.  And he definitely can't get up steps without assistance.
Let us pray for a quick recovery.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Kansas - Dust In The Wind ...with Lyrics


“Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return”

Monday, February 24, 2020

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Catholics To Protest National Insecurity In Black Attire on Ash Wednesday - Agenzia Fides

AFRICA/NIGERIA - Catholics To Protest National Insecurity In Black Attire on Ash Wednesday - Agenzia Fides: Abuja (Agenzia Fides) - Catholics across Nigeria will don black attires on Ash Wednesday 26 February

The 20's are off to a roaring start



Coronavirus

Swarms of locusts on different continents.  Famine predicted.

Rumors of War

An internal, maybe a coming external, schism in the Church.

Earthquakes

Volcanoes

Chastisement?

Friday, February 21, 2020

Suppress the Legion of Christ - Crisis Magazine

Suppress the Legion of Christ - Crisis Magazine: Fr. Marcial Maciel makes Theodore McCarrick look like Barney the Dinosaur in a red mozzetta. The founder of the Legion of Christ sexually assaulted dozens of boys and girls, men and women, who had placed themselves in his care. He had at least four mistresses, whom he kept in lavish apartments paid for by the …

Welcome to New York State

Violent crime?
Domestic abuse crime?
Any crime for that matter.
It's just an appearance ticket.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Abbey Roads: The Glory of the Olive

Abbey Roads: The Glory of the Olive: This makes so much sense... for me at least. Respected author Elena Maria Vidal of Tea at Trianon has posted  excerpts from two othe…

 From 2013

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Meet Harrisburg’s modern-day exorcist

Meet Harrisburg’s modern-day exorcist: ELYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — ‘The Exorcist’ was a classic and creepy movie in 1973. But demonic possession is not just the stuff of Hollywood. Every Catholic diocese in the world is concerned…

Friday, February 14, 2020

After priest says pedophilia 'doesn't kill anyone,' Bishop Tobin responds

After priest says pedophilia 'doesn't kill anyone,' Bishop Tobin responds: Rhode Island’s Catholic bishop has responded to controversy over a series of remarks from a priest in his diocese, which began with the Eucharist and pro-choice politicians, and seemed eventually to diminish the gravity of child sexual abuse.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Cardinal Ratzinger Hopes to Retire in 2002 - ZENIT - English

Cardinal Ratzinger Hopes to Retire in 2002 - ZENIT - English: VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 11, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, announced that he hopes to retire next year at age 75.

He finally did.  As Pope Benedict XVI. Seven years ago.

It was Pope St. John Paul II that asked him to stay on beyond 2002.

Note the date of the article.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI Trailer | TIFF 2020



Never heard of this movie until tonight.  I would watch it.  Polish film.

Between Two Popes: Father Georg Gänswein Redefines Vatican Diplomacy

Between Two Popes: Father Georg Gänswein Redefines Vatican Diplomacy: It is the most delicate of roles right now, as Father Georg continues to serve his original boss, retired Pope Benedict XVI, while also heading the Papal household of Pope Francis.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Christ the King Seminary to End Current Operations

Christ the King Seminary to End Current Operations: Christ the King Seminary to cease operations in current form at the end of the academic year

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Massive Gathering of Kings in Jerusalem on Thursday: A Realization of Psalms 48

Massive Gathering of Kings in Jerusalem on Thursday: A Realization of Psalms 48: Rabbi Weiss compared the event to an end-of-days litmus test, determining the true nature of the nations as was hinted in Psalms.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

As Dutch parishes close, some Catholics just quit going to church

As Dutch parishes close, some Catholics just quit going to church: OXFORD, England -- A Dutch Catholic newspaper warned churches will continue to close in the Netherlands, where half of all Catholic parishes have already been dissolved amid plummeting church participation.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Founder of Protestant movement returns to Catholic Church

Founder of Protestant movement returns to Catholic Church: The founder of a prominent non-denominational movement in India has returned to the Catholic faith of his baptism, after more than a decade as a Pentecostal pastor and traveling preacher.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Camp of Saints: Benedict's Last Act - Martyrdom

The Camp of Saints: Benedict's Last Act - Martyrdom: "No one is richer, no one is more powerful, no one is freer than the one who knows how to abandon himself and everything and put him...

Some stuff from my mail (Fr. Z)

Some stuff from my mail




Vatican circus

And there were some performers there also.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Eponymous Flower: Did Benedict XVI Really Deny Co-Authoring a New Bo...

The Eponymous Flower: Did Benedict XVI Really Deny Co-Authoring a New Bo...: By David Martin The news broke Monday concerning a new book co-authored by Cardinal Robert and Benedict XVI, titled  From the Depths...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Weighty Issues Face Scharfenberger and Catholics

Weighty Issues Face Scharfenberger and Catholics: Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - As Bishop Edward Scharfenberger begins his second month serving as the Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Buffalo, many issues concerning the priest abuse scandal, lawsuits and likely bankruptcy continue to be the focus of his work.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Indignant Pope Francis slaps woman's hand to free himself at New Year's ...



Never pull on someone with a bad back.

I think that when he's pulled, he experiences back pain.

That's why he gets angry.

At least he didn't get tackled like Benedict.