Cringeworthy Narcissistic Jesuit Homosexualist Prayer from Fr. James Martin . . .Jesuit-run Amerika is spamming people with a narcissistic Jesuit homosexualist prayer composed by Martin. . . by Father John Zuhlsdrof, of Fr. Z’s Blog Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast Courage
Fr. James Martin Says There Is “Not Currently” a Catholic Rite That Recognizes Same-Sex Relationships . . .almost from the very beginning, Martin said: Sadly, many people still believe that people choose their sexual orientation. Despite the testimony of almost every psychiatrist, psychologist,
Marc Cardinal Ouellet: Church Needs to Fight “Extreme Masculinity” . . .the sight of Catholic cardinals scrambling over themselves to chase the spirit of the age is not only disconcerting–its ridiculous & sad. . . by Father Dwight Longenecker Live Perpetual Adoration
Why Catholic Teaching is ‘Increasingly Embarrassing’ to Church Leaders; Part II
. . .“The fundamental point to make is this: we have an official theology that no longer treats the unconverted nature of the world as living under the dominion of the devil, & so inevitably in a state of spiritual war against Christ & His Church”. . .
by Edward Pentin
of the National Catholic Register
. . .it’s a shocking & ultimately sad story: The Catholic University of America has summarily suspended William Rainford, dean of its school of social work, simply for tweeting his disbelief in. . .Julie Swetnick, the least believable of the three women who emerged during the last days of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s protracted confirmation hearing to accuse him of decades-old sexual wrongdoing. . .
These Catholic Colleges are Boasting Record Enrollment Numbers . . .families are increasingly realizing the value of academic excellence rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition. . . by Kelly Salmon, of Aleteia Live Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Adorecast Fr. James
. . .the reform of the Divine Office in the Roman rite ordered by the Second Vatican Council, & which took place between 1964 & 1971, was just as drastic & thoroughgoing as the reform of the Mass that resulted in the 1970 Roman Missal under Pope St. Paul VI, commonly referred to as the “ordinary form” of the Roman Rite today. . .
Why Catholic Teaching Is ‘Increasingly Embarrassing’ to Church Leaders, Part I . . .philosophy professor Thomas Pink explains why forgetting that we live in a fallen, unconverted world of largely unbaptized people has led many Church leaders to falsely believe the Church
Contemporary Life Is Not Just Unreal—It’s Irreal
. . .you look over your fence and see your neighbor in his backyard, with a big pot over a roaring fire. Clouds of steam are rising from it, & they bring to you the sharp sweet smell of something cooking, something you know very well, but somehow it doesn’t fit the scene. . .
. . .no, I assume, despite some language to the contrary in a follow-up tweet, that Fr. Martin does not mean to impugn penance by an innocent person on behalf of another in general. Rather, since he is careful to limit his opinion to “this case,” he seems to hold that, given the widespread & grave nature of these particular sins of the clergy (& he seems to be thinking of more than the sexual sins that I chiefly have in mind here), penance by the innocent laity is, based on these facts, “simply wrong” because it would “victimize people all over again,” as he added in the follow-up to the tweet already quoted. It is this opinion with which I take issue. . .
A Case for Daily Mass in Catholic Schools
. . .if we are serious about passing on the Christian faith in a meaningful way to the next generation, who I’m told are fleeing like millennials from Facebook, daily mass attendance is a beautiful way to engage their hearts & imaginations. . .
Why Women Are Wearing a Chapel Veil Again
. . .a resurgence in the optional devotion of wearing a mantilla, or chapel veil, has many people in the pew scratching their heads. Why would women, especially younger women, return to a practice that is described as submissive & subordinate? The answer to this question lies in the motivation leading to the devotion. . .
Is the Youth Synod’s Final Document Already Written?
. . .Pentin said some sources had indicated that the final document’s main substance was in fact already written, hence the synod’s deep secrecy, missing mid-term report, & nebulous voting procedures. . .
No Catholicism, Please, We’re British
. . .the former Archbishop of Canterbury, 2018: The former head of the Anglican Communion has joined Richard Dawkins in attacking a policy that would allow the Catholic Church to open new schools. . .
by Rod Dreher
Bishop Burns of Dallas Says He Had 3rd Party Investigate Clergy; Will Not Say if He Will Release the Report
. . .when asked if he was prepared to publicly release the unedited report from the investigation, the bishop said “it is my desire to bring something forward in the near future. . .
Students want Supreme Court Catholic’s Name Removed from a Building
. . .it seems some students at the Savannah College of Art & Design wanted to make a post-Brett Kavanaugh confirmation “#MeToo” statement, & it went back in time 27 years to do it. . .
from The College Fix
Synod 2018 Concerns in a Couple of Sharp Sentences; Then Fr. Zed Rants
. . .another rigged Synod is now underway with predictable results. All we need to know to verify that is the information that Archbishop Bruno Forte is on the drafting committee again for this confab. He is responsible for inserting pro-LGBT propaganda in the written record of the earlier Family Synod. . .
How Could You, Archbishop Vigano?
. . .an excellent question. It forces us to ask whether we have ever imagined that in praying for our shepherds we were thereby paying tribute to their rectitude & decency. Think of the faithful whose priests, over, say, the last 30 years, have invited them to pray for John Paul our pope, or for Benedict our pope. . .
Quæritur: ”I Feel That My Faith is Just Being Torn Apart”
. . .if you hear a bunch of rubbish from someone, ignore it. You can find The Faith in the pages of the Catechism of the Council of Trent & in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as well as in a number of other great sources, such as the writings of great saints, especially Doctors of the Church. . .
Paul VI & the Canonization of Vatican II
. . .on October 14, 2018, Pope Francis will canonize Pope Paul VI as the 82nd saint among the 266 popes. Paul VI will become only the 8th papal saint since A.D. 1000, but the 4th of the 20th century, joining Pius X, John XXIII, & John Paul II. What are we to make of this fact? . . .