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17 09, 2022

In Exile From a Kidnapped Bride

By |2022-09-18T17:22:43+00:00September 17th, 2022|Life|

What is it like not to be in parish ministry anymore? Many of my enemies online say that my hermit-life is just a farce. In some sense, they are correct. When I was still in parish ministry five years ago, bouncing around, looking state-to-state where I could continue to help with the TLM, becoming "a hermit" was the last thing I could apply for under pressure like this: On the 20th of June 2017, a friend I hadn't seen since high-school bought me lunch at a Thai restaurant at the DTC. While eating, my phone rang.  Now, I usually don't answer my phone when I'm talking in real life to [...]

4 09, 2022

Every Life Is a Pilgrimage

By |2022-09-05T03:54:42+00:00September 4th, 2022|Life|

Recently, a French priest wrote me from Europe and asked me about the title of my blog, "Padre Peregrino."  I admitted that "Father Pilgrim" sounds ridiculous in English, but it seems to work better in the romance languages and other languages.  He wrote me about the title of my blog: "It seems to me that it corresponds well to the present circumstances, where we realize that we must move from the 'classic' type of parish to a less ordinary type, at least for a European of origin and education, of 'mission.'" I replied, "You understood correctly that 'Padre Peregrino' was an accidental term. I was kicked out of five Novus Ordo parishes [...]

27 08, 2022

Specific Reasons to Give Thanks

By |2022-08-27T15:17:49+00:00August 27th, 2022|Life|

I want to thank all my donors for your tremendous kindness to my way of life of prayer, study, podcasting, pro-life work and evangelization.  One advantage to having many "small donors" instead of "big donors" is this:  I am beholden to no one except Christ as I speak and write as best as I can on issues of reform of Church and State.  When someone comes to the point that they don't like what I say or write, they simply leave my support team, and it doesn't affect me too much. I wish them all the best!  I truly have no hard feelings at all.  I would rather have the [...]

21 08, 2022

One Year into My Two-Year Prediction

By |2022-08-21T20:12:32+00:00August 21st, 2022|Life|

The above picture is Dr. Peter McCullough MD and myself at the recent LifeSite News Gala in Florida, August 2022.   Dr. McCullough is a Texas-based cardiologist has stood courageously against the dangerous COVID vaccines on both Tucker Carlson and the Joe Rogan show. Recently, someone posted the above FB post of mine back to my FB profile comments to remind me of what a ridiculous prediction I made about the COVID vaccine one year ago this week.  The person who posted that against me must not be looking at medical news too much, because I'm hardly ashamed of that FB post last year.  The sad and sobering fact is [...]

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, [...]

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