John Sarkander

Roving Medievalist thinks St John Sarkander resembles me. Nice! Now, if only I resembled him! St John Sarkander was a sixteenth century priest who was tortured by Protestants because he would not break the seal of the confessional. Lest people imagine that Catholics had a monopoly on torture in those days, John endured the rack [Read More...]

Big Yawn

The whole… …Oh, no we’re not, because this Cardinal said so even if that Pope said not, but it’s not really schism because it’s not formal schism and it can’t be because the Pope didn’t say so with the proper form of words, and also it may have been a schismatic act, but I’m not [Read More...]

No Joke

Apparently the Curt Jester thinks my blog is funny. He even thinks my threat to pull out of the Catholic Church to form the Foursquare American Catholic Apostolic Church of the Zuchetto Reform is some kind of joke. Let me tell you Mister Curt Jester. I am really angry about this. You don’t seem to [Read More...]

Clarification on Schismatic Group

I’ve had a very useful clarification from a reader in my combox. I would like all readers to know that Bishop Williamson and the other members of Society of St Pius X are not schismatic. They have been consecrated as bishops without permission from the Pope, and their consecration went on in direct defiance of [Read More...]

Those ‘Williamson’ film reviews…

A reader comments on my SSPX spoof film reviews: Most of my mom’s family is in the SSPX and they all believe this stuff. I mean they think that 99% of all disney movies are bad. They don’t like Bambi because it is anti-hunter, Dumbo because he is guided by a male character into fame [Read More...]

No Bacon

Read here about a secular New York Jew who tried to live according to every rule in the Bible for a year. He even tried to ‘pray without ceasing.’ [Read more...]

Dickie Williamson Takes on Lassie

More from the newly unearthed Richard Williamson film review archives: My dear people, I need to speak to you today about a painful topic. I want to warn you and your children about the dangers of the insidious television program and film series ‘Lassie’. To many people this appears to be nothing but a sweet [Read More...]

UK Intolerance

The Owl of the Remove warns of imminent persecution against Catholics in Britain in this perceptive post. [Read more...]

The Faithful Departed

Inside Catholic asked prominent Catholics to respond to the recent report that the largest religious group in the USA are lapsed Catholics. Here are our thoughts. In my own response I mentioned the desperate need to be ‘relevant’ felt by some Catholics. However, I think there is also another, more simple answer to why people [Read More...]

Bishop Williamson writes…

A cache of previously unpublished reviews by the famous film critic (and would be Catholic bishop) Dickie Williamson has recently come to light. Here’s his take on that notorious film Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins is a blasphemous mockery of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Not only does she have the same name as the Blessed Virgin, [Read More...]

Roller Tunes

Don’t you just have to love the human race? [Read more...]

The Hills Are Alive…

Damian Thompson posts traditionalist schismatic Bishop Richard Williamson’s views on The Sound of Music. Apparently the old warhorse musical is practically pornographic. Read it and see if this SSPX bishop doesn’t make Bob Jones University look downright liberal. [Read more...]

Wot no Zuchetto?

I have been informed by a reader that a papal indult is required for a parish priest to wear a zuchetto. Can this be true? No one need worry. I don’t want to wear a purple or red or white one. I’m happy for bishops and cardinals and the pope to have those colors. I [Read More...]

Yobs, Asbos, Chavs and Toffs

Following the dumb yank, dumb Brit post, here’s a smart article sent by a reader that analyzes modern Britons abroad. Be warned dear UK readers, it ain’t nice to the yobs, asbos, chavs and toffs. [Read more...]

Father Brown

Yes, that’s just the sort of hat I’m looking for, and you’re right, that’s famous convert Alec (Obi Wan) Guiness as Fr Brown. [Read more...]

Priest’s Hats

I’m really pleased with my biretta, and wonder where I can get a nice black zuchetto and one of those wide brimmed, low crowned hats like Chesterton’s Fr Brown used to wear. Any ideas? [Read more...]

Ad Orientem 5

Fr. Newman’s final letter explaining ad orientem celebration of the Mass. [Read more...]


For all you biretta spotters out there… [Read more...]

Personal Relationship with Jesus

As an Evangelical I always heard people talking about the importance of a ‘personal relationship with Jesus’. The problem is, no one ever said what this actually meant. I wanted to know, what exactly is a ‘personal relationship with Jesus.’? I mean, what happens? How do you know you have a personal relationship with Jesus? [Read More...]

Spiritual Workout

Here’s my latest article for National Catholic Register. Just a few words of encouragement for Lent. [Read more...]

Padre Pio Exhumed

Roving Medievalist links here to a BBC news story about the exhumation of Padre Pio’s body. There is a link through to a BBC video about it as well. Digging up saints’ bodies. It all so Catholic. It’s easy to make fun of such things if you’re not Catholic, but it’s a reminder that we [Read More...]

Detail from Ghent Altarpiece

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