Daily Archives: 4 January 2012

When we are detained, at least we’ll be held “on common ground”.

Are you making a list of what is at stake in the upcoming presidential election cycle?
This comes from Life Site with my emphases:
Constitutional experts: pro-life ‘terrorists’ could be permanently detained without trial under law
by Ben Johnson
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:44 … Continue reading

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Posted in Dogs and Fleas, Emanations from Penumbras, GO TO CONFESSION, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, The Campus Telephone Pole, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

QUAERITUR: Joining the Polish National Catholic Church

From a reader:
Some relatives told me they were considering joining the Polish National Catholic Church. I see from what you have previously written they have valid sacraments (that’s good) but they don’t seem to be in union with our Pope … Continue reading

Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box, Dogs and Fleas, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments

QUAERITUR: Children “playing Mass”

From a reader:
Is it ok for a child to pretend to say Mass? After reading the following post and its comments I was beginning to be concerned (HERE).
I looked it up in Canon Law and saw similar things.
Obviously it would … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , , , | 45 Comments

QUAERITUR: Can the new Lectionary be used with the Extraordinary Form?

From a seminarian (edited):
Fr. Z, thanks for all you do. [My pleasure.] I have learned much from reading your blog over the last few years, and I continue to come here as a seminarian for trusted commentary on different issues.  I have … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, Universae Ecclesiae | Tagged , , , , , | 28 Comments

Lessons for surviving in the Church

Just a few changes here and there and it describes an environment closer to the subject matter of this blog.

Posted in Lighter fare | 3 Comments

The resignation of Bp. Zavala

The blogosphere (and my email) is full of the resignation of LA’s Auxiliary Bishop Most Rev. Gabino Zavala. I don’t have to say much about it. How very sad this all is.
I will only remind you that Bp. Zavala … Continue reading

Posted in Linking Back, The Drill | Tagged | 58 Comments

QUAERITUR: Can a priest ad lib the intro to the Lord’s Prayer?

Here is a serious insider-canon-ball post about something which nevertheless affects a great many people, since it deals with our liturgical worship, namely, the words by which the priest introduces the Lord’s Prayer.
In the new, corrected translation we see:
23. Then … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, HONORED GUESTS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, The Drill | Tagged , , | 58 Comments

REVEREND FATHERS! Epiphany is coming: We have special blessings we can use!

Remember that you can bless Epiphany Water, and chalk, and gold, frankincense and myrrh, and houses….
Lot’s of cool Catholic stuff can be done on Epiphany!

Posted in Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

QUAERITUR: Is Epiphany 2012 a Holy Day of Obligation for those who attend the Extraordinary Form?

Questions have come to my inbox about Epiphany as a Holy Day of Obligation this year.
Apparently, some zealous participants of TLMs are saying that Epiphany is a holy day of obligation and therefore the faithful are bound under pain of … Continue reading

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Votes matter

The results of the Iowa Caucuses were incredibly close, a virtual tie: Romney by 8 votes… .000065%.
I have friends who have opined that they may opt out of the voting process in this election cycle.
That is a really bad idea.
The … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, The Drill, The future and our choices, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , , , , | 31 Comments