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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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- Mary Jane: I wanted to give some words of encouragem ent for HeatherPA. :) I’m a homeschool graduate (I’m in my early 30s now). After graduating , I went on to earn a Bachelor of...
- Mary Jane: Uh yeah no. If the logistics of the location/s eating/etc are such that communion can’ t distribute d with reverence, I say no.
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- frjimt: Brings tears to my eyes.. There is hope! Our Lady of Pillar pray for us!
- Titus: Just say no to the distributi on of Holy Communion to the congregati on at such events. I will say, to the credit of those involved, that when I was at the Pope’ ;s Easter morning Mass...
- JonathanTX: I second the question by APX above: why volunteer that it would be an EF Mass? Does the host church need to know that for a practical or logistical reason? As a layman, I̵...
- Nathan: Since the Novus Ordo is changeable , why wouldnR 17;t a provision in the GIRM allowing Papal Masses to be celebrated without the distributi on of Holy Communion be feasible? Wasn...
- robtbrown: FrJim4321, I don’ t pretend to know each personR 17;s malady. I do, however, know what the celebrants said, and it went so far as to include almost everyone, even to the point...
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- David: Another sad fact is that these people are not, I think, theologica lly sophistica ted enough to have an intellectu al position that could explain their behavior. All they are going on is...
- David: I am reminded of another Cardinal Ottaviani story (I have many). He once attended a Eucharisti c Congress where giant crowds received Communion. His comment: “I can’ t believe...
- LarryW2LJ: As Inigo Montoya would say: “Par adigm shift? You keep using those words. I do not think they mean what you think they mean.̶ 1;
- Semper Gumby: Great article by Fr. Longenecke r, a methodical and solid correction of Fr. Martin. God willing, Fr. Martin will accept at least some of the correction . Thought I’d mention...
- richiedel: I would like to tell Cdl. Cupich the following: The world teaches families to do what feels good and to be accepting of family members who do things you may not agree with, then, when...
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- JabbaPapa: The Catholicit y is not a “par adigm̶ 1; — I also think that those who are over-using this word in recent times are mis-using it from a lack of understand ing of what it...
- Fr. Lovell: I was ordained a priest just six weeks prior to the release of “Summorum Pontificum .” I mention this because from the very beginning I have experience d the joy of the EF as well as...
- Kathleen10: Heh, just wait til Vatican II gets beatified along with Paul VI. They’ ;re making it all but illegal, and if they can make it illegal, they will. Their intentions are perfec...
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- Father Totton: I experience d a similar challenge recently at the Shrine. I was in DC back in October and I had requested ahead of time to offer a private Mass in the Lourdes Chapel (I didn...
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- 20 Feb – Feast of Sts Francisco and Jacinta of Fatima
- Of “paradigm shift” interest
- Spain: young people dancing a jota in reparation for blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin
- Mega-Masses and too many Hosts
- The State v. Self-Reliance
- LENTCAzT 2018 07 – Tuesday in the 1st Week of Lent: subtle temptation
- Attacks on the family
- My View For Awhile: Capital Edition
- Books for boys. Suggested titles and an additional point.
- LENTCAzT 2018 06 – Monday in the 1st Week of Lent: “I warned you!”
- Wherein Fr Longenecker schools @JamesMartinSJ
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Lent (N.O.): The Lenten “Sacrament”
- LENTCAzT 2018 05 – 1st Sunday of Lent: Anger and Reason
- Commandments are NOT mere “ideals” from which some are excused because, “They’re tooo haaard!” Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- JUST TOO COOL – Cops, ashes, and podcasts
- VIDEO Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal on some tough issues
- LENTCAzT 2018 04 – Ash Saturday: Getting ready for… it.
- Pontifical Requiem Mass for a great lover of the Church’s sacred liturgy
- LENTCAzT 2018 03 – Ash Friday: Grant me a little more time
- Role of #MSM in mass shootings: If it bleeds, it leads. Angry @fatherz asks fearful questions
- Wherein Fr. Z rants in the wake of the Florida school mass murder
- Friday after Ash Wednesday: Feast of the Crown of Thorns
- LENTCAzT 2018 02 – Ash Thursday: What you are I was, what I am you shall be.
- Your #AshWednesday Sermon Notes #ashtag – AUDIO Fr Z
- Ash Wednesday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You – with notes on alligator, endothermic moonfish, and muskrat
- LENTCAzT 2018 01: Ash Wednesday – Unto dust thou shalt return.
- Fun with @OneMadMomBlog – BuzzFeed – Alt-Right and @SebGorka
- LENTCAzT 2018 00: Shrove Tuesday – Get out your armor, pilgrim’s shoes and cloaks
- Singing and confession – Just Too Cool!
Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Monthly Archives: August 2007
An interesting story is developing in Denver. This just in via The Rocky Mountain News.
By Jean Torkelson, Rocky Mountain News August 24, 2007
A group of breakaway Catholic traditionalists who will embark on an annual pilgrimage through Denver today … Continue reading
One of the faithful readers here sent me the following e-mail. Apparently there will be a public meeting with an official of the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida, about Motu Proprio. As you may be aware, the Bishop of Pensacola-Talahasee … Continue reading
I have listened to your voicemails which you have left on my virtual SKYPE numbers, one in the USA and another in the UK, and via skype itself (wdtprs).
I won’t be accepting contact details through that skype … Continue reading
This is an interesting day in ancient history.
The Romans, by which I mean ancients and also Catholics of the Roman Church, call this day ante diem ix kalendas septembres.
On this day in … Continue reading
In today’s offering we return to the question of the position of the priest and people relative to the altar especially regarding the older form of Mass, the so-called "Tridentine" Mass. … Continue reading
The Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Most Reverend John H. Ricard, SSJ has issued his norms for the implementation of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. They were borrowed from the Diocese of St. Augustine. You might remember those. I called some of … Continue reading
This was the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth Field, during which King Richard, third of that name, was slain.
Did you know that Richard III was found not guilty in a mock trial presided over by three Justices of the … Continue reading
A few days ago I was looking with irritation at a bunch of DVDs I had brought back to the Sabine Farm from Rome, all PAL and European region, unplayable on my equipment here.
I resolved to solve this problem. … Continue reading
The new Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama, which see was vacant for a long time, has changed his coat-of-arms.
Bishops normally have their arms divided so that one part is the arms of the diocese and their other is their personal … Continue reading
In these electron charged pages I have been glossing and fisking all sorts of statements and articles about Summorum Pontificum. I keep intending to get back into other things, but so many people are sending interesting items, I simply must … Continue reading
When it comes to reactions to the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, here at WDTPRS we usually focus on major media and official statements of dioceses. Usually parish doings are of less interest. However, sometimes you find pieces exemplfying an attitude … Continue reading
The Buffalo News is reporting that … you read it.
Emphases and comments are mine.
FOCUS: CATHOLIC CHURCHLatin Mass could expand in Diocese of BuffaloMajor changes unlikelyfor most WNY CatholicsBy Jay Tokasz NEWS STAFF REPORTERUpdated: 08/16/07 9:43 AM
For most area Catholics, the … Continue reading
I just finished reading through nearly 200 comments posted to this entry.
I am truly amazed by your responses. Some of the comments are fascinating!
I glossed some of them in red.
Thanks for the generous response to my query. I never expected … Continue reading
I get a lot of e-mail feedback from my columns in The Wanderer and from commentary on this blog and various interviews. Here was a truly amusing bit I received this morning. It is from Fr. Philip Chircop, SJ who, … Continue reading
I have a favor to ask those of you who did NOT grow up with the older form of Mass.
If sometime along the way you decided to check out the older form of Mass, the "Tridentine" Mass, I am … Continue reading
The new number of the lefty magazine of the Jesuits, America, has an article on post-Conciliar liturgical reform by His Eminence Godfried Card. Danneels.
My emphases and comments.
Liturgy 40 Years After the CouncilHigh point or regression?BY GODFRIED DANNEELS | AUGUST … Continue reading
The Burlington Free Press (vermont) has a good article about the wonderful Mass celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverend Salvatore Matano.
My emphases and comments.
A sense of the sacred
Published: Sunday, August 19, 2007By Gail CallahanCorrespondent
For the first time in more … Continue reading
An Irishman was walking along and saw a crowd of his countrymen brawling in the street. He runs up and shouts, "Is this a private fight or can anyone join?"
There is a fight brewing in the comments of another entry. … Continue reading
Folks, for years I have had a problem when I travel of carrying a copy of the Missale Romanum, in whatever edition. A small format edition is really useful when you have to take it on the road.
I have the … Continue reading