Sunday, September 28, 2014


When Our Lord Jesus Christ said "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone," I'm pretty sure it was an admonition, not a challenge.

If our Lord where to visit RetroRate what would he write in the sand as they gather their daily stones?

A Father D Exclusive: A page from The Official RetroRate stoning guide


  1. Hmmm... RetRorate and the Z-man certainly seem like modern day Pharisees. Wasn't Jesus always condemning Pharisees? But perhaps I read different Gospels than the most pure Catholics of all time.

  2. Oh, snap!

  3. i must confess: sometimes i am more scandalized by the angry tone assumed in blogs like rorate caeli than i am with the sins they self-righteously report. may God have mercy on us all.

  4. Z's latest post on the Transalpine Redemptorists is an interesting one, because there actually seems to be no one LIVING at their monastery--they exist entirely online! Or maybe they have some ham radios.

    1. The entire "traditionalist" camp including afficienados of the extraordinary form exist entirely online. Now, maybe there may be pockets of boutique Catholicism but the a percentage of actual practising Catholics versus their online presence is astronomical. Plus, they hold up Benedict/Ratzinger as their champion and he is the one who acknowledged that the change to the readings and the calendar was the single greatest contribution of the reform of the liturgy. These quasi SSPX types still use the older calendar and readings.

    2. A heart-warming report from the elusive Papa Stronay sheltered workshop.: Mother Johanna Mary Cunnywicky visited them (it) much to the edification of all. As Z says, 'you can't make this stuff up.'

  5. Mother Johanna Mary Cunniwicky of the Petrified Virgin has had a King's shillings worth of innuendo:

    28 September 2014

    This and that

    "I did rather wonder why Cardinal Cormac had a private Audience of the Sovereign Pontiff last Tuesday, September 23.

    Before we were admitted to the presbyterate of the Ordinariate, we were all given a very rigorous going-over at a place in Manchester. Are the same precautions taken with would-be bishops?"

    It should not be forgotten that a principal source of Mother Johanna's enduring resentment and rage at the one year's postponement of his unconditional ordination was the long history of a mixture of subterranean anti-authoritarianism, decayed Anglican establishment elitism and studied dilettantism in ecclesiastical res minutiae.

    Posted by Fr John Hunwicke at 11:09