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  If I … Continue reading

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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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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