Daily Archives: 16 July 2012

Prayer to St. Joseph for a Difficult Problem

Prayer to Saint Joseph for a Difficult Problem O Glorious St. Joseph, thou who hast power to render possible even things which are considered impossible, come to our aid in our present trouble and distress. Take this important and difficult … Continue reading

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Why Fr. Z pushes Mystic Monk Coffee.

Other than the fact that I get a commission every time you buy Mystic Monk Coffee using my links… and please, I ask you to do so, because it really helps… this video will also show you why I like … Continue reading

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Wherein it is not possible but that Fr. Z rants.

At the blog of the Latin Mass Society‘s chairman, Joseph Shaw, there is the exposition of an important Latin text of Pius X in 1905 about frequent reception of Holy Communion.  The Latin is presented and compared to an English … Continue reading

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SSPX Bp. Fellay speaks about their General Chapter, the new CDF Prefect, unity with Rome (unresolved)

At the site of the SSPX DICI, there is an interview with the SSPX Superior Bp. Bernard Fellay about the recently concluded General Chapter (which is a gathering in which the participants discuss policies, internal matters, etc.). Read it all, … Continue reading

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I don’t want to upset any of you with this, but I am going to inflict a word on you poor ignorant readers which many consider to be tooo haaard for Mary and Joe Catholic. Yes, I mean the dread ineffable! … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Z-Swag – Newman’s “To be deep in history” Mug

Those of you who may be new readers may not know about the mug I made with a phrase of Bl. John Henry Newman: “To be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant.” Thinking back on the course … Continue reading

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A reader sent me this amusing graphic.  I was reminded of two things.  First, years ago in Rome there was a common wall-scrawl from the spray-painting vandals: CLORO AL CLERO.  I was also reminded of the facetious post I made … Continue reading

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Pluto Augmented

At APotD I saw this interesting news: Pluto has a fifth moon! A fifth moon has been discovered orbiting Pluto. The moon was discovered earlier this month in images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in preparation for the New … Continue reading

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Your Good News

What is you good news? Do you have some good thing you can share with the readers? It is encouraging to hear about the good things happening to people who participate here. For my part, apart from all the other … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is the Sabbatine Privilege still in force?

From a reader: Regarding the Sabbatine Privilege, it is my understanding that person may meet the requirements by reciting the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary or, if given permission by their priest, saying the Rosary. My question is … Continue reading

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