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The burden of Catholic sanity…

A child enters the world through the struggle of pregnancy and the pains of labor. Health is preserved and perfected through the efforts of a balanced diet and physical fitness. True intellectual prowess is achieved after years of intensive study, reflection, … Continue reading

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Who knew?

4:09: “It is a long established principle of the Church never to completely drop from Her public worship any ceremony, object, or prayer which once occupied a place in that worship.” — Fulton J. Sheen, narrator

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“Just give ’em what they want already…” #NovusOrdo #liturgy

“The corruption of man is followed by the corruption of language.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, ch. iv, “Nature” “[T]he decline of a language must ultimately have political and economic causes: it is not due simply to the bad influence of … Continue reading

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Guess who?

Say what you will about the SSPX–and in light recent comments, let me note that I reject any idea that the Novus Ordo Missae is “evil” or “invalid”–you’ve got to respect the honesty of the following passage: “[T]here is a distinction … Continue reading

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We walk by faith and not by sight…

In much the same way, we worship actively and not hyperactively. As the life of Elijah shows us, the true and living God is not found in the screams and gyrations of pagan priests summoning their demonic mentors (I Kings … Continue reading

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Who needs a few apocryphal clown masses…

…when you’ve got a host of in-your-face clownish masses? Just take the recent bonanza of liturgical excess in–where else?–Los(t) Angeles? As if right on cue, the smallness of a mind matched only by the bigness of its mouth would have … Continue reading

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March 13: A day to celebrate!

“God has given the world a holy Church in whose safe harbor the lovers of truth seek refuge, as well as all those who desire to be saved and to escape the dreadful wrath of God.” –– St. Theophilus of … Continue reading

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