Daily Archives: 17 November 2008

Note to readers: tips for writing to Fr. Z

I get zillions of e-mails every day.  
Many people want me to post this or write on that.
Some tips for writing.
If you want me to look at something, then please:

Provide the text
Provide the link 

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Planet Watch and Leonid Meteor alert

From Space Weather News for Nov. 16, 2008
EVENING PLANETS: When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look southwest. The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, are shining through the twilight side by side. You’ll want to keep an … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ordination of permanent deacon with the Extraordinary Form

From a reader:
Could a married man be ordained to the permanent diaconate using the extraordinary form?
Of course!
A bishop can use either Use to ordain.  And a deacon is a deacon is a deacon.

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Dayton, OH: 1st Solemn TLM in 40 years

From a reader:
The attached photos are of the first Solemn High Mass in the archdiocese of Cincinnati in over 40 years.
Celebrant: Fr. Eric Flood, FSSP, North American District Superior of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Deacon: Fr. Mark … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When does a priest use a black zucchetto?

From a reader:
Hi Fr. Z,
I had a question about priestly "headware."  I am glad to see that the biretta is coming back in many places, but my question deals with the black zucchetto.  Obviously you still see bishops and the … Continue reading

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D. of Joliet: regular TLM

From a reader:
The Roman Catholic Diocese of JolietLatin Mass CommunityServed by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint PeterFr Joseph R Valentine FSSP, ChaplainSs Peter & Paul Church, 36 N Ellsworth, Naperville IL 60540630-718-2120
Sunday Mass, 5:30PM  Weekdays 6PM , schedule may vary … Continue reading

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News of Latin in China and Japan

From a friend:
Dear Fr. Z,
     I’m in the midst of a trip to the Far East, to St. Paul’s sister cities over here, Changsha in China and Nagasaki in Japan. I came a bit early to see more of China … Continue reading

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Traditional confirmations in London

Our friends at the Latin Mass Society in the UK sent the following report:
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE LATIN MASS SOCIETY
For Immediate Release
17 November 2008
* The lights went out but the ceremonies went on!* Westminster bishop confers Traditional Rite confirmations
A power … Continue reading

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