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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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Monthly Archives: June 2011
No frill vespers read from the Breviarium Romanum.
The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of the Lord, or Corpus Christi, Corpus Domini in some places, actually falls on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, not on Sunday. It is supposed to correspond to the Mass of the Last … Continue reading
The Roman calendar observes Corpus Christi today. In another place I drilled into the Collect. Let’s look at the Super Oblata, or “Prayer over the gifts”, in the new, corrected translation called the “Prayer over the offerings”.
SUPER OBLATA (2002MR):
Ecclesiae … Continue reading
Today, Thursday, 23 June at 6 pm there will be a Solemn Mass in the Extraordinary Form, followed by a procession with the Blessed Sacrament, in Manhattan, NYC, at the Church of the Holy Innocents (128 W 37th – btw … Continue reading
No frill Matins for Corpus Christi with the Roman Breviary. Perhaps the weary brethren can make use of it. The hymn is particularly nice.
You can follow on Divinum Officium or your iPhone app BrevMeum.
In recording, I had a few interruptions, … Continue reading
I am not making this up. This is from Treehugger.
Priest in Brazil Replaces Prayer With Tree-Planting
by Stephen Messenger, Porto Alegre, Brazil on 06.22.11
Planting trees may be a great way to help save the environment, but thanks to one Catholic diocese … Continue reading
From Fides et Forma and …
… direct from Bari… it’s… the SUMMER SOLSTICE!
E’ accaduto ieri nella Cattedrale di Bari: il parroco, don Franco Lanzolla, ha ritenuto opportuno organizzare in occasione del solstizio (quando i raggi di sole filtrati … Continue reading
A Catholic Priest Needs Your Help Right Now!
This is the motto you will see on a website for an organization which defends priests.
Opus Bono Sacerdotii
Here is something from their front page.
We provide life-saving care for thousands of priests experiencing difficulties. … Continue reading
This note from The Catholic League about the ignorant boor and failed-TV personality Keith Olbermann gives me a chance to talk about something else.
But first, the note from The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue:
OLBERMANN’S IGNORANCE IS APPALLING
On last night’s edition of … Continue reading
From the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum.
Sanctorum Ioannis Fisher, episcopi, et Thomae More, martyrum, qui, cum Henrico regi Octavo in controversia de eius matrimonio repudiando et de Romani Pontificis primatu restitissent, in Turrem Londinii in Anglia trusi sunt. Ioannes Fisher, episcopus Roffensis, … Continue reading
A couple fun views of the Holy Father from today’s Wednesday Audience.
The first one calls for some caption.
This one speaks for itself.
This interesting article is in The Daily Mail. Very cool stuff about gladiators and tombstones.
Roman gladiator’s gravestone blames poor refereeing for losing a key battle (and his life)
Scientist finally decodes epitaph on tombstone
By Daily Mail Reporter
His tomb was unearthed about … Continue reading
There is a new edition of the Daily Roman Missal available for pre-order. This new, third edition has the new, corrected ICEL translation which will go into effect at the beginning of Advent 2011. Only 5 months away!
I have also … Continue reading