Daily Archives: 15 June 2009

REMIND: Year of St. Paul

Even while we prepare for the beginning of the Year for Priests, this is still the year of St. Paul. In your diocese your bishops may have designated churches or shrines where you can gain the Pauline Year indulgence. Don’t … Continue reading

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10 October – DETROIT – Call To Holiness

On 10 Oct 2009 I am speaking at the Call To Holiness Conference in Detroit Hopefully during my stay there we can have a Detroit BLOGNIC!

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Blackfen, England – Fr. Finigan’s 25th Jubilee

I would very much like to be able to travel to the UK for Fr. Timothy Finigan’s 25th Jubilee of ordination. As you know, His Hermeneuticalness is the great priest blogger of the UK. I will be relying on readers … Continue reading

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One year ago

It was World Youth Day in Australia.

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Latin learning tools

Recently I have had e-mail from readers asking for advice about studying Latin this summer. My best advice is, no matter what books you use, work out loud and everyday.  Working out load, reading and listening, gets those pathways open. … Continue reading

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Bp. Serratelli on the new English translation of the Missale Romanum

From the online edition of Adoremus Bulletin comes an essay on the upcoming revised English translation of the Missale Romanum by the great Bishop of Patterson, H.E. Most Rev. Arthur Serratelli, chairman of the US Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship. … Continue reading

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Baptism question follow up

I am getting a lot of mail about my latest rant on baptism. I enjoyed this one, especially. Text and photo from a reader with my emphases and comments: Good Morning Fr. Z – Just read your rant about Baptism. … Continue reading

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Austrian bishops in Rome – not an ad limina

Every 5 years the bishops of a region are to make a pilgrimage "to the threshold of the apostles", their ad limina apostolorum visit.  They meet with officials of curial offices and with the Pope to discuss matters pertaining to … Continue reading

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Various wings

A couple quick shots. More than birds are flying right now. It looks like the migration is on. I am pretty sure this is a Cedar Waxwing.  I just got a glimpse. This heron decided to take a hike as … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: baptism practices… AGAIN. Fr. Z rants.

WARNING – this has been updated and must be corrected!READ THIS BEFORE READING ANYTHING ELSE BELOW. If water does not touch the head, baptism is invalid. But most of my comments below still have their use. __________________ From a reader: … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Malachi Martin and his novel Windwsept House

From a reader: I’ve been doing some reading of Malachi Martin and in his novel Windwsept House he says that a Black Mass was celebrated in the Vatican.  He was interviewed about this and he says it’s true and that … Continue reading

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Bishop tells students: challenge false teachings

Usually when I received an e-mail that contains only a link, without other comments, I just delete the e-mail and move on.   But I am glad that I opened this one. A reader alerted me to the following from a … Continue reading

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