Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ever experience a priest who doesn’t say the correct words of absolution? UPDATE

I get reams of email from people who, during confession, run into priests who don’t (or won’t) say the proper words of absolution, thus throwing them into doubts about whether or not they were validly absolved. Under another entry I … Continue reading

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Artist Daniel Mitsui’s VERY COOL new art, including a “Four Last Things”. (Fr. Z rants a little.)

The artist Daniel Mitsui, in his newsletter, indicates that he has new art, including a representation of the Glorious Mysteries (a nice gift to a priest after Easter) and – this really caught my eye – the Four Last Things! … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Act of Contrition in Latin. Okaaayyy.

Every once in a while I get an email asking for the Act of Contrition in Latin. I am not sure why one would want to say her Act of Contrition in Latin.  It seems to me that the Act … Continue reading

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2012 About.com Awards: We are the winner, in the best blog category

Many thank to all of you who voted for this blog in the About.com awards. We prevailed in the Best Catholic Blog category. I am also glad that so many other good blogs and sites and publications were highlighted during … Continue reading

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Card. Dolan’s video about Holy Week and Easter

I received a note from the Communications office of the Archdiocese of New York about Card. Dolan’s video containing a short message about Holy Week and Easter.  It seems to be aimed at young people. Have a look and pass … Continue reading

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‘Massive’ credit card data breach involves all major brands

From CNN: ‘Massive’ credit card data breach involves all major brands From FNC: MasterCard warns of possible security breach, Visa also reportedly affected Fr. Z’s Litany for the Conversion of Internet Thugs (2.0)  

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AUDIO: Stations of the Cross – NEW VERSION – Bl. John Henry Newman

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! I have had two versions of the Via Crucis, or Stations of the Cross available in audio files, one by St. Alphonsus Liguori and the other by Pope Benedict in 2005.  For these click … Continue reading

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What’s up with sacred music in Rome? Nothing good, it seems.

Sandro Magister has a piece today about what is going with sacred music in Rome, more specifically via the Sistine Chapel Choir and the Pontifical Institute for Sacred Music. In a word: disaster. Here is the first part: Not Sacred … Continue reading

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30 March: USA: Day of prayer and fasting for Religious Liberty

From the Catholic Sentinel: US bishops set March 30 as day of prayer, fasting for religious liberty Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops have urged Catholics and “all people of faith” across the nation to observe March 30 … Continue reading

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Z-Swag “in the wild”

Every once in a while people send in photos of their Z-Swag “in the wild”. Fun! From a reader: Got the CafePress delivery today and I went about to place the goods right away when I got off the train … Continue reading

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“Sinite parvulos venire ad me!”, or, A picture is worth a thousands words.

In the last couple weeks I have had posts about boys playing “Mass”, one had a great video, one had a photo I took of a photo at the funeral of a 60-year priest.  Yesterday I posted in a review of … Continue reading

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Federal judge rules as unconstitutional Catholic pro-life provisions in Trafficking Victims Prevention Act

From CNA: Pro-life provisions in US bishops’ grant ruled unconstitutional By Kevin J. Jones Washington D.C., Mar 28, 2012 / 04:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal judge sparked criticism after he ruled unconstitutional the government’s accommodation of pro-life beliefs in … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Friday 5th Week of Lent: “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle”

In the pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum this prayer was the Collect of the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost. COLLECT Absolve, quaesumus, Domine, tuorum delicta populorum, ut a peccatorum nexibus, quae pro nostra fragilitate contraximus, tua benignitate liberemur. In the ancient Veronese Sacramentary our prayer … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Courageous

I just watched the movie Courageous, about some men who decide they will make a special commitment to be better men and good fathers. The context is Georgia and the milieu is decidedly Baptist, though one of the main characters … Continue reading

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Bp. Morlino on the mission of lay people in the public HHS mandate battle. Wherein Fr Z rants.

Some music to accompany my preliminary rant.   Read while listening. [wp_youtube]TVjDP0vlem4[/wp_youtube] I have seen sharp criticisms launched by lay people against bishops whom they accuse of being weak in the public debate about Pres. Obama’s attacks on the religious … Continue reading

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