Monthly Archives: June 2008


In a few minutes, at the bottom of this hour, I will say Mass, again for the intention of the closer unity of the SSPX with the Roman Pontiff.   Join your intentions to this Mass. Remember, as Augustine says, where … Continue reading

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Musings of excomm’d SSPX Bp. Williamson

On a blog called Dinoscopus there are entries which perhaps are posted by the excommunicated SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson. I haven’t been able to verify for sure that this is Bp. Williamson’s blog, but it seems reasonable that it is. … Continue reading

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Congratulations Archbp. Burke!

I was sadly happy to read this morning that Archbp. Burke has been, as I suspected he would be, named by His Holiness as Prefect of the Signatura. Sadly happy, I say, because the loss of Archbishop Burke as an … Continue reading

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Sleepless at the moment – PRAY!

I can’t sleep.  It is 0130 right now and I am hoping I can get back to the land o’ nod. In the meantime, I will ask your continuing prayers for the sake of the greater unity of the Church. … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 62: Interviews with and by Fr. Z; What has Bp. Fellay really said?

Today we have some interviews!  First, I interview a young Nigerian priest, Fr. Paschal, about how he introduced Latin into the worship of his parish.  Great stuff!   This fellow has his head screwed on in the right direction and many … Continue reading


Kerfuffle! Wisconsin parish nixes altar girls – predictable outrage ensues before sanity prevails

This story from the Capital Times of Madison, WI came to my attention through the intermediary of a kind reader.  My emphases and comments: Mazomanie church nixes altar girls Pat Schneider  —  6/25/2008 5:07 pm Members of St. Barnabas Parish … Continue reading

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New Haven, KY: weekly TLM established

I got this by e-mail: Just wanted to let everyone know that Fr. Leger at St. Catherine’s in New Haven, Ky will be offering his first Traditional Latin Mass this Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 1PM EST.  I hope everyone … Continue reading

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An argument for lengthening Communion fast to 3 hours again

Over at In the Light of the Law, canonist Edward Peters has a proposal. Be sure to go over there and spike his stats. Here is his piece, with my emphases. Proposal: Extend the Communion fast I have just published … Continue reading

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Reuters: “Bp. Fellay says No” story is NOT the end of the story!

I just saw this.  The writer has based himself on something B. Fellay said last week. But the time frame set by the Holy See isn’t over yet. Catholic rebel snubs pope call to rejoin Rome   [I don’t think this … Continue reading

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Can we really even for a moment delude ourselves that Old Scratch is not going to try to sabotage closer ties between the Bishop of Rome and the SSPX? Spiritual warfare is being waged constantly for our souls.  The enemy, … Continue reading

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Just got off the air

I just got off the air with Hugh Hewitt, talking for two segments about the 5 Conditions and what is going on with the SSPX. Please check out Mr. Hewitt’s site. I’ll try to put up some audio from this … Continue reading

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Msgr. Guido Marini: Communion kneeling and on the tongue will be the standard for papal Masses

From the interview with Msgr. Guido Marini, Master of Pontifical Ceremonies with L’Osservatore Romano.  My translation, emphases and comments: L’ OssRom: In the recent visit to Santa Maria di Leuca and Brindisi the Pope distributed Communion to the faithful on … Continue reading

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HURRAY! A return to an older style papal pallium!

I remember my reaction when I attended the press conference before Pope Benedict’s inaugural Mass and then saw the pallium Archbishop Piero Marini put on the Pope. Now, thank God, the Pope is changing the style of the pallium back.  … Continue reading

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The Enemy will try savagely to ruin what has been set in motion.  He and the minions of hell hate the Church, hate unity, hate harmony, hate us, hate hate hate us!  They have angelic powers and are mighty enemies. … Continue reading

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Caption call

"Happy Birthday, Holy Pardner! With my warmest regards, George W. Bush"

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