Has Pope Francis Slapped Young Rad Trads?

A Detroit newspaper published this slap to Pope Francis accusing him of insulting young Catholics who like the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. Millennials are leaving religion in droves, recent surveys find. Churches are roiled, but it appears Pope Francis isn’t worried he may accelerate the exodus. The “Who am I to judge?” pope recently told an interviewer [Read More…]

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Francis: Castro’s Pope?

Remember when the secular Catholic hating media started crowing about Pius XII being “Hitler’s Pope”? Funny how they thought it was wonderful when Popes JP2, B16 and Francis all paid a visit to Cuba and knocked on Castro’s door. History is now showing that Pope Pius XII put up stout resistance to the Nazis as [Read More…]

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Sin is Soooo Boring!

OK. I admit it, and I’m sure every other priest will admit it too. We get bored in the confessional. Don’t get me wrong. I am not bored by people. I love people and am endlessly fascinated by people. People aren’t boring. Their problems aren’t boring. But sin is boring. Really. To be honest, there [Read More…]

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What is a Hymn and What’s it For?

Last month I paid a visit to the parish of Our Lady of the Atonement in San Antonio TX. Wow! The kids at Atonement Academy all take music lessons every day and you should hear them sing! They all belong to a choir and at Mass the singing is like something out of heaven! They [Read More…]

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Norcia: Brothers in Arms

I was blessed last summer to visit Norcia–the birthplace of St Benedict– with my friend Sid Tate. We had gone to Italy on pilgrimage to venerate the Holy Shroud of Turin, and too the opportunity to visit Norcia and spend a short time with my former student Philip Wilmeth–now Brother Augustine–one of the monks of Norcia. Terrible [Read More…]

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America: There May Be Trouble Ahead…

Whoever is elected president, I predict that America will enter into four years of turmoil. The passions stirred up in this election have revealed an America more divided than ever before, and the divisions are bound to get worse. Racial divisions are at boiling point. Class divisions are brewing. Educational disparities are obvious. Ethnic suspicions [Read More…]

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