13 08, 2022

A Sacramental Phone Adventure

By |2022-08-07T17:07:24+00:00August 13th, 2022|Life|

Leaving a dinner with a few families in Fort Collins, CO around 11pm one Saturday evening in the summer, I got a text from another friend that he needed a sacrament. I asked if he and I could meet halfway in Thornton just before midnight at the parking lot of a coffee shop. (See above picture.) Funny thing is: A priest had heard my confession in my car earlier that day in Fort Collins and we kept our phones outside the car. Probably any sacraments done should be without phones around.  The government can hack phones even in airplane mode. If you think this is a conspiracy theory, just try [...]

30 07, 2022

Four Reasons for Hope

By |2022-07-31T19:36:30+00:00July 30th, 2022|Life|

When invited to families homes for dinner, I am often asked about the crisis in the Church hierarchy.  I am a realist on these issues (no longer an idealist) so my replies frequently dampen the mood.  However, here's four items I am now highlighting so as to bring hope (again, as a realist:) 1.  We live in an age of many martyrs.  We seem to be no longer living in an age of great saints, but I remind people that many new martyrs are interceding for us.  You have probably heard me quote this frequently, but here it is with a source.  Susan Brinkman writes, "The secular West has been [...]

24 07, 2022

Storms on the Horizon

By |2022-07-26T14:40:27+00:00July 24th, 2022|Life|

I blogged here a couple weeks ago about attending a conference with the Coalition for Canceled Priests.  There, I met Fr. Richard Heilman (with whom I am in a photo at the top of that blog post.)  Many of you saw today that he was put under a disciplinary action by his bishop for weighing in on "the electoral political realm."  I assume that means he questioned the validity of the last Presidential election in 2020.  As I wrote on my Facebook profile: "Notice that at least 3 conservative Wisconsin priests, Fr. Z and Fr. Altman and Fr. Heilman are all in trouble for supporting Trump, not for supporting the TLM [...]

17 07, 2022

“Disobedience to the Revolutionaries.”

By |2022-07-28T00:54:49+00:00July 17th, 2022|Life|

Last night, I finished a short book by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski called True Obedience in the Church.  Dr. Kwasniewski is seen in the above picture with myself and others at a recent Conference hosted by the Coalition for Canceled Priests.  The Coalition was founded by Fr. John Lovell and Craig Holuj.  Their conference was titled Finding Hope in the Desert, and it was just that:  An encouraging conference to understand true obedience to Apostolic Catholicism when so many in the hierarchy have proved themselves not only heretics, but also apostates.  To any enemies scouring the back-page of my blog, don't worry, I offered no public sacraments there in Wisconsin, even though [...]

9 07, 2022

To Beloved Donors: Three Small Changes

By |2022-07-10T04:22:18+00:00July 9th, 2022|Life|

In the Roman Canon, after mentioning the Pope and bishop, the priest prayers for his own personal intentions.  The first people I mention every Mass (even if not by name, but sometimes—yes, by name!) is "all of my benefactors both spiritual and material."  I am so thankful to both the person who gave a big donation for my condo all the way down (or rather, up the latter) to the older lady offering suffering for me who gives nothing financial.  I'm not trying to sound pious as I write:  I am more in need of suffering and sacrifice offered for me than money because of the great spiritual attack in [...]

22 06, 2022

An Emergency Confirmation

By |2022-07-25T03:23:49+00:00June 22nd, 2022|Life|

A friend who I went to seminary with over a decade ago left before ordination and got married.  He's been living outside Colorado with his wife.  She got pregnant and in the ultrasound for their first baby, they found the baby had Dextro-Transposition of the Great Arteries. This is where a baby needs an arterial switch surgery after birth to change the way the arteries connect to the heart.  The two places offered to them for this invasive surgery was San Francisco or Denver.  They chose to come to Denver, the same town my buddy attended seminary (even though he was studying for a different diocese over 10 years ago, [...]

12 06, 2022

FACE Laws that Both Hurt and Help

By |2022-06-12T15:23:43+00:00June 12th, 2022|Life|

p/c LSN.  The above is an arrest of Fr. Fidelis, myself and Will Goodman in New Jersey with Red Rose Rescue in July 2019. In the 1980s, the great heroes of the pro-life movement were those associated with "Operation Rescue" and other pro-lifers who locked themselves peacefully to abortion centers. They were often beat up by police until they released themselves from a PVC pipe connecting themselves to others with a seat-belt release found only in that PVC pipe. Though rattled, they usually only had to do a short time in jail for this. However, Bill Clinton passed the FACE laws which made it not a misdemeanor but a felony [...]

28 05, 2022

What Does It Mean to Be a Priest “In Good Standing”?

By |2022-05-30T12:55:14+00:00May 28th, 2022|Life|

This weekend, I was at the FSSP ordinations in Nebraska at the invitation of one of the mothers of a newly ordained priest.  Sadly, the day after the ordinations and just after the first Masses of the newly ordained, one rather courageous FSSP priest told me there was a rumor going around their fellow FSSP priests that I was suspended. Apparently, the other Frat priests running this rumor mill were too lazy to look at my blog (which shows I'm in good standing on many other pages besides this one) and were not courageous enough to simply ask me my status in my diocese. Actually, a few FSSP priests asked [...]

7 05, 2022

A Hermit’s “Base of Operations.”

By |2022-05-04T23:39:43+00:00May 7th, 2022|Life|

Please be aware that the email-notification app on this blog no longer works, so you’ll just have to check out these Life Updates every week. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to all my talks and videos at Padre Peregrino on Rumble. One of the funny accusations against me is that I'm not a good hermit precisely because I'm teaching people online or doing street evangelization (or, for example, today I am the roll of sub-deacon at a wedding.).  As I have written before, a hermit in the tradition of the Church is simply one who lives-alone.  It does not mean he refrains from talking to people or refrains from ministry. [...]

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