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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
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- PTK_70: If one pope (St. John Paul II) can famously reinstate a down-and-o ut priest after dinner (cf http://www .worksbyfa ith.org/th e-beggar-a nd-pope-jo hn-paul-ii /), perhaps we can allow for...
- momoften: Thanks for all the book suggestion s. I have read the Fr Ciszek books and now the Nobel Beauty and Transcende nt Holiness- outstandin g suggestion s, and the latter I am gifting to some...
- mikeinmo: Father had an excellent pro-life sermon, very traditiona l theme. Church was as quiet as a mouse during the sermon. He tied in the reading about Jonah̵ 7;s 3 day trek across Nineveh...
- catholictrad: This reminds me of many war movies where men assist the likely mortally wounded in reciting their prayers.
- siculocatholic: If only todays Jesuits would take cues from Fr. Cisezk, then they wouldnR 17;t be so far left of center no?
- arga: This post reminds me that I had the great good fortune of attending college in the late 1960s, before total insanity invaded the classrooms . In two English courses we studied English and...
- ex seaxe: OF year B, so the year of St Mark’ ;s Gospel. Our priest spoke about Mark, his approach to Gospel writing, and the Messianic Secret. He emphasised the immediacy and brevity of...
- Ave Crux: Beautiful& #8230;.abs olutely beautiful. Also, both of Father CiszekR 17;s books are a must-read for every Catholic. They are astounding in their account of the heroism required to...
- Adaquano: Ordinary Form – Our pastor regretted how the lectionary cuts up the Jonah story, and exhorted to remember every Sunday as an Easter. At the same time he spoke of how we must deny...
- TonyO: I was at the March. Looked for you. Did not see you. Perhaps because there were a couple hundred thousand others? I just wonder whether the Park Police put the location of the rally and the...
- cwillia1: If you memorize your prayer rule, the prayers are always with you. You don’ t have to flip through a book. You don’ t need a book. If your eyes go bad, you can pray. You can...
- TonyO: Imrahil, most of what you said, up to a point, was very well said. Up to the point where you said the ultimate decision whether they are ready and worthy is with the bridespeop le themsel...
- Fr. Kelly: Brother, I rejoice with you that you have so quickly come to this realizatio n of how completely the Mass informs our life as priests. This is true of the Mass in all of it̵...
- APX: With God in Russia is a great book and very inspiring without actually being written as a spiritual book. It was written discussing primarily Fr. CiszekR 17;s exterior experience in Russia....
- vetusta ecclesia: Is it permitted for a priest to say Mass at an altar set up in a private house? [Yes.] I thought a private altar was an episcopal prerogativ e. [No.]
- Sandy: Your young priestR 17;s account brings tears to my eyes, and the same for the priestR 17;s story of being in Russia. The very first thought I had while reading these words was that I...
- David L Alexander: “The problem with that is that we don’t know what was meant be ordination when it came to women.R 21; What we do know, is that it wasn’ ;t the same understand ing...
- hwriggles4: Fr Z: Went to the Dallas Texas March for Life yesterday. 11,000 were estimated in attendance according to one of the organizers who was a speaker. Quite a few Catholics, and several...
- Benedict Joseph: LIFESITE reported on Friday that it appears the spontaneou s event was not so…s pontaneous . https://ww w.lifesite news.com/n ews/weddin g-on-popes -airplane- not-as-...
- Suburbanbanshee: Let’ s be fair. It is not always easy to get around or to get off work, particular ly for rural people. I will say that I loved the music and chant at the Ichique, Chile...
- ServusChristi: Well along with the shrinking sizes of papal masses, I can see the number of vocations isn’ t promising, even in the Pope’ ;s home city Buenos Aires where only a handful...
- Legisperitus: Pappy is nice when you can get it, but Weller Antique is purt-near as good.
- Traductora: I read the Spanish and Latin American press and they have all been commenting on the lousy attendance at the Pope’s events. Also, one source in Italy says that the Piazza is practic...
- jhayes: Crux has confirmed that there were two witnesses to the wedding (a Cardinal and the CEO of the airline) and that there was a formal marriage license drafted by the Cardinals who accompa...
- chantgirl: Last year was estimated around 500k and it seemed much more packed this year. I was so encouraged to see so many priests marching. I would say that 90% of them were in cassocks! All in...
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- #March4Life numbers and Pres. Trump’s words
- DC March for Life 2018 – DAY 2: Forward MARCH!
- DC March for Life 2018 – DAY 1: Paintings and plots
- Canonist Ed Peters on the Papal mid-air airplane nuptials
- The Pope marries a couple on the papal airplane. Hmmm.
- Big Business Is WATCHING!
- My View For Awhile: March For Life 2018 Edition
- “The Triumph of Marcantonio Colonna” described
- ASK FATHER: Would anything prevent a priest from always using the traditional formula of absolution?
- 2 Feb – MADISON – Candlemas – Pontifical Mass at the Throne
- Card. Müller on authority of Popes, possibility of others correcting contradictory papal teachings
- ASK FATHER: If I remember a sin after confessing, should I interrupt the priest and tell him?
- Slithery misdirection from the National Sodomitical Reporter: Bishops who avoid scandal commit scandal
- An Armenian bishop “ordains” a deaconette
- 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
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: 27 January 2010
Latin is not, as some claim, tooo haaard for parishes.
From a priest reader:
I’ve been thinking about the new translation of the Novus Ordo. Suddenly, all of the old music will be out, of no use. I wondered what to do … Continue reading
Here is a video from gloria.tv about a Mass in Germany for Fasching (the lead up to Lent called "Carnival" – historically a time of excess in various spheres).
I know that Fasching has deep cultural roots… but… in church?
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I continue to muse about Latin in parish worship. I just isn’t that hard. People can and will take to it and Latin can facilitate a deeper kind of active participation.
I had a note from a reader who has to … Continue reading
From Vatican Radio:
Christians Attacked in India
(27 Jan 10 – RV) The Indian State of Karnataka has been the scene of new anti-Christian attacks within the past week … Continue reading
Team Rubicon is a self-financed and self-deployed group of former Marines, soldiers firefighters, Jesuits, health care professionals currently providing emergency relief in Haiti. They provide their own security and deal with whatever they find.
UPDATE 28 Jan:
St. Ignatius’ Prayer for … Continue reading
As a follow up to the dynamic discussion HERE, I thought it a good idea to repost my tips for making a good confession so that you can have them in hand, before Lent begins and you can make a … Continue reading
I have in the past written (HERE and HERE) about how the cruise line, Celebrity Cruises has for some reason booted priest/chaplains from their ships. I have suggested that perhaps you find other cruise lines if that is the sort … Continue reading