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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
YOUR RECENT COMMENTS
- jaykay: “How thoughtful they will appear, as they, with a slightly sad smile explain that bells are, in the end, not such a big deal” ; And the furrowed brow, Faddah. Because, in the...
- MrsAnchor: We’v e had to drive around 1hr and a half each way for a good parish. Either NO or Latin̷ 0; we always choose TLM now that our Bishop has permanentl y installed it into the...
- William: School districts, Little Leagues, and even the Mormons make sure you know what zone you’ re in. Dioceses can do it too. It’s not that hard.
- Anneliese: I frequently attended parishes that were outside the boundaries of the one I belonged to. Currently, the two parishes that are close to me are not my cup of tea, bongos and guitars are...
- jaykay: Tina in Ashburn: Well, the Irish slavery thing (and it certainly did happen) was really a product of the mid-17th century Cromwellia n period, of horrible memory. It had ceased by the...
- ServusChristi: Thanks Father Z and NH Knight for the kind comments. One thing I forgot to mention is that these people are Catholics, some of whom lived before the Novus Ordo Missae, and a Catho...
- frjim4321: “Som e dioceses make it easy. For example, the Archdioces e of Philadelph ia provides a way to enter your address on their website to find out your territoria l parish. 221;...
- JabbaPapa: But there remains value in some certain of the more genuine forms of non-tradit ional Catholicis m, and today we have lost one of the truly great and greatly effective campaigner s for...
- Suburbanbanshee: My hometown parish used to have a big map of the parish boundaries , in black and white, right up on the wall in the vestibule. So if people had any question about whether they...
- Gus Barbarigo: To really be on the safe side, a penitent 8217;s and the priestR 17;s cell phones should probably be turned off, or at least packed into a deep pocket. Besides stories of the...
- Will Elliott: Another option might my your diocese 217;s CYO Athletics office. I once stumbled across an unofficial parish boundaries map on the CYO website of a diocese I used to live in.
- Titus: There is a lot of ambiguity buried in this post. [Ummm… I think you are not talking to me, Fr. Z. So, when you address something to someone, make sure their name is the first thing you...
- Bosco: I pray God publicly rebuke them everyone, the ignorant, the malicious, and the cowardly who allow Almighty God, the Blessed Mother, and the Doctrine of the Holy Catholic Church to be mocked,...
- Peter Stuart: Thank you for the clear advice, Father. It’s a trial to haul my struggling SSA self back into the confession al time after time (yesterday was the latest, after reading this...
- adriennep: You said that if you want to receive certain sacraments , then don’t ignore territoria l. Further details? What about registrati on? We currently live in more rural area where there are...
- lawoski: If, in line, I can hear either the priest or the penitent, I put a finger in each ear and hum quietly to myself. Thankfully , this has always worked to prevent me from hearing and unders...
- JabbaPapa: TonyO : I thought that Pope Francis gave SSPX priests a kind of “faculties ” for hearing confession s Technicall y, he gave penitents the possibilit y to validly give Confession to SSPX...
- teomatteo: I visited the site with my children many years ago. It is out of the way (hard to find) and very minimal but it is on a hill on the shore of Lake Michigan. I would even say that it is...
- Peregrinator: Aquinas is nimble. But it is hard to get around the fact that the hungry man took what was not his, which, by definition is… Not to belabor the point, [And yet here we areR...
- NH Knight: response to comment by ServusChri sti – you are not alone in praying for a total and complete return to the TLM. We are in a spiritual battle and we are fighting for the bride of...
- NH Knight: Fr Z. you have touched on many points near and dear to me in this article. First and foremost we need to be on the offense with regards to the TLM. We need to publicize it like our lives...
- Titus: As far as diaconal blessings go, another problem is that the Collectio Romanum is largely the 1964 edition, which is not only unhelpful insofar as the use of Latin goes, because it is all in...
- tominrichmond: My thought is that where something was abolished, it could be let go, unless it held some symbolic significat ion as a vestment. I may be wrong, but stockings and shoe buckles sound...
- padredana: Where can one obtain these “det achable 221; buckles? I’ve never seen them anywhere that I have shopped for clerical attire (and thats ALOT of places.)
- Peregrinator: For example, a man steals a loaf of bread. On the one hand, he might be a well-off fellow who is perfectly able to buy it. On the other hand, he is a poor man whose children are...
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- Two seriously ugly signs of the times involving papal honors and the silencing of bells
- BOOK RECEIVED about Martin Luther (not King but by “King”)
- ASK FATHER: How do I find out which territorial parish I live in?
- Who cares what libs think? Boldly recover and use great traditional items and vesture of yore.
- ASK FATHER: If I confess to watching porn, must I say it was homosexual porn?
- ACTION ITEM! Petition against removal of historic Cross where Fr. Marquette died
- ASK FATHER: We want our children to have reverent Masses. Can we go to the SSPX chapel?
- VIDEO Bp. Athanasius Schneider interview about “Amoris laetitia” Controversy
- ASK FATHER: Should I tell a noisy penitent that we can hear everything said in the confessional?
- Observing the Feast of the Ass – 14 January
- A false #missilethreat is NOTHING compared to this REAL DEATH THREAT
- 14 Jan – Happy Feast of the Ass!
- Fr. Murray on EWTN with outstanding commentary on recent developments
- Wherein Fr. Z comments on a @RorateCaeli post about priests, permissions and exorcism prayers. Then @fatherz rants.
- Wherein @MassimoFaggioli tosses another nastygram at the “rigorist” straw man
- ASK FATHER: URGENT EMERGENCY PREDICAMENT! Mass in Presence of a Prelate but we don’t have a Pax Brede!
- How bad is the situation of vocations to the priesthood tragic Germany?
- Esolen on virtue and chastity in “Wonder Woman” (not the one you immediately thought of)
- DISGUSTING LBGT story reveals something about homosexualist agenda in the Church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- Irish “Mass Path”, for secret worship, mapped and photographed (and some BOOKS)
- ASK FATHER: SSPX or Diocesan TLM – It is an “undue burden” to have to wait 3.5 hours?
- UDPATED Two stories intersect in Ch 8 of Amoris laetitia: An attack on Humanae vitae and a Cardinal speaks up
- Juxtaposition: Demolition of churches
- Yet another German moral mudslide: bishop proposes blessing homosexual relationships
- More bad art… but this time well-deserved!
- ACTON INSTITUTE is accepting applications for the $15K 2018 Novak Award
- VIDEO about legendary Latinist Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD
- 2 Feb – Rosary To The Interior: For the Purification of the Church
- Travel Vestments Update
- More altar rails! We need many many more altar rails!
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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Daily Archives: 11 February 2009
The post by Mosebach got me thinking about something I have drilled at for a while now.
Libs, progressivists, what ever you call them, are functioning within a blinkered paradigm.
They have raised what they imagine the Council was about to … Continue reading
People of good will will note with sorrow that three seminarians of the SSPX, attending the seminary in Ecône, were killed in an avalanche in nearby Nendaz.
I urge you to pray for them and for comfort for their families, friends … Continue reading
The author of the fine The Heresy of Formlessness, Martin Mosebach, has published in Der Spiegel an essay about the lifting of the excommunications of the SSPX Bishops.
I picked up this English translation here, the Society of St. Hugh … Continue reading
To those sending me obtuse e-mail filled with indignation that the POPE would rehabilitate a HOLOCAUST DENIER!, I offer these comments.
To those journalists and columnists out there who are grinding their gears over this issue, please pay attention.
Please read … Continue reading
WHAT: CUA Lecture: "Which Liturgy Is the Church’s Liturgy"?
WHEN: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12WHERE: The Catholic University of AmericaEdward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room620 Michigan Ave., N.E.Washington, D.C.
DETAILS: Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin, dean and Walter J. Schmitz Chair of … Continue reading
From a reader:
In my experience when Masses are celebrated with a children’s choir or a teen band it seems that the focus of the Liturgy shifts from the Sacrifice of the Mass to the children that are singing or the … Continue reading
In the week’s ahead, as we move into Lent, enemies of the Pope will no doubt remember that he changed the Good Friday prayer for Jews in the 1962MR. Then the whole anti-Jewish thing will have another round in … Continue reading
From a reader:
According to a good friend of mine at Notre Dame, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be celebrating Easter Mass two weeks before Easter, so that it can be taped and broadcast on NBC on Easter day…
"All … Continue reading
The always interesting Sandro Magister presents us with a piece on the Church in China.
I am sure you will be shocked that the "openness" of the Olympic facade might not have been entirely genuine.
Let’s have a look with … Continue reading
Last night I made melanzane alla parmigiana, that’s eggplant.
I found eggplant on sale for $1.39 each and thought I could get a couple meals out of them.
I also wanted to see how fast I could … Continue reading
From Camille Paglia‘s latest:
Money by the barrelful, by the truckload. Mountains of money, heaped like gassy pyramids in the national dump. Scrounging packs of politicos, snapping, snarling and sending green bills flying sky-high as they root through the tangled mass … Continue reading