Good Piece at Father Z's

Here's a good piece at Fr. Z's by Anthony Esolen about the libido delendi -- the lust for destruction of the Church. It's one of those essays the Bear wishes he had written.

Fr. Z's solution is to work until your parish is traditional, or at least offers a traditional Mass for those  will attend.

The Bear thinks that's excellent advice for Catholics living in a Metropolitan Statistical Area who can bring together the critical mass to overturn fifty years of bad architecture and worse liturgy.

For the rest of us, we may have to make do with nailing our foot in front of our favorite pew in our ghastly novus ordo church. Our victories will be of the nickle and dime sort, and we'll have to be content.


  1. Similar to Dominus Iesus and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Cardinal Ratzinger used an irrational inference in Ut Unum Sin

    1. St. Blogs' resident Feeneyite is back to grace us with yet another post on his favorite hobby horse, it seems.

    2. The Bear is a Feeney-lite

      But seriously, folks, good luck fitting EENS anywhere into our current Catholic Church. It's fallen victim to desuetude.


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