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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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- James in Perth: Feast of the Presentati on – one of the most blessed memories of my life. I was in Rome on pilgrimage with my parish choir. We auditioned via recording much earlier and were...
- Prayerful: Fr used the Gospel as the basis of talking about making a good Confession . The Centurion stated what he could do, his powers, succinctly , and what he believed Jesus could do, that is,...
- Andrew: If I was to write, it would go something like this: Your Holiness: I know you get a lot of letters so I will make this brief and to the point. Here is what I suggest: a grille in a confes...
- Lucas: I gotta ask, what book are you reading? I need a new book and a Japanese mystery sounds great.
- Sixupman: Nothing for me to say – except a good laugh for the truth.
- Semper Gumby: Great email from that priest, post, and book. God bless our priests. Great comments.
- Imrahil: Dear Fr Andrew, interestin g. I was told, a couple of years ago, that there is indeed the old theory of the Vatican Post being much quicker, but this was no longer the case; you would...
- Ad Orientem: For those inclined to the more traditiona l form of address 230; * The ink must always be black; coloured inks are forbidden; first, because they are contrary to traditiona l usage,...
- Fr. Kelly: Ylonila del Mar says: I imagine that things like these become second nature eventually , especially for clerics. That’s why I wonder why a number of priests, when saying the prayers...
- LarryW2LJ: Thanks for the tips, Fr. Z. I guess I’ll give it a shot. I’ve got nothing to lose and I guess the worst that can happen is that my letter could possibly end up in a circu...
- Benedict Joseph: It is well documented almost on a daily basis that Pope Francis speaks out of both sides of his mouth. He doesn’t want to hear that or any other honest and accurate critique of his...
- Jim Dorchak: I live in Chile and the most common phrase heard here is: Pope Who?
- JonPatrick: EF Mass. The Centurion must have had respect for human life as he cared about his servant. He had faith in Jesus and his power to heal, His faith was stronger than that of the Jews. The...
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- Ylonila del Mar: Fr. CiszekR 17;s story reminds me of a Jesuit friend of mine, age 88. I took him to a Tridentine High Mass last November. After the Mass, he was telling me how he still rememb...
- Nan: Publican and Pharisee, 2nd Sunday of pre-lent. FatherR 17;s homily was about change, our change, framed in context of the Gospel.
- zag4christ: I attended Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral today. The homily was given by the rector, Fr. Darren Connall. After the reading from Jonah, then the second reading from Paul to the...
- frjim4321: Referred to the alert last Saturday morning in Hawaii, comparing it to the Sitz im Leben of the Corinthian s, expecting the Second Coming as a matter of hours or days and not the centu...
- Philmont237: My four year old daughter has the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Apostles’ Creed, Hail Holy Queen, Guardian Angel Prayer, Grace Before Meals, and all of her Mass parts memoriz...
- billy15: I actually think this is pretty cool. Might as well take advantage of it. I think I might honestly answer a question he had in that collection of essays and interviews that came out at the...
- ABird: I went to the parish I grew up in this weekend, as I was visiting family. The priest gave an entire homily focused on repentance and did not mention confession once. I found it odd.
- Ef-lover: Today in the Byzantine rite it is the Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee aka the second Sunday of pre-lent. Father explained the gospel he told us that the pray of the Pharisee was not a...
- TonyO: Dear Father, thank you for the response. a friend of mine who is a policeman told me about that purpose for the trucks. And yes, there were many other trucks at many other intersecti ons. I...
- Gaetano: Another considerat ion is that Fr. Ciszek may have been celebratin g the Divine Liturgy with all eight tones, adding a whole other layer of complexity to his work of memorizati on. http:...
- Charles E Flynn: Some older etiquette books claim that there is a final line to the address: Europe This US government page does not have this possible detail, but agrees that Vatican City is not...
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- Rutler writes about “men with chests”. The “impossible dream”?
- The Pope wants to hear from you. No. Really. He wants the “sensus fidelium”.
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- From a priest: an interesting experience saying Mass
- OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter
- My View For A While: Counter March
- #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
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: January 2013
I have been saying for a while now that the liberal catholic left’s spittle-flecked interest in stricter control has little or nothing to do with a true pro-life agenda. Fishwrap (aka National catholic Reporter) and their ilk have hijacked the … Continue reading
Prof. Ed Peters, canonist (whom I still think is wrong about a question concerning Mass obligations – but I digress), has posted something instructive about catholic politicians who truly need some medicinal help from Holy Mother Church.
We enter in medias … Continue reading
I arrived in the nation’s capital. At the airport with Michael Voris, Fr Frank Pavone, and Fr Nicholson.
I like that my hotel has gargoyles.
I just finished lunch with authoress and speaker Dawn Eden.
Now to the portrait gallery.
Tonight … who … Continue reading
[Watch this for updates. Apparently there is something after the Pontifical Mass that may conflict for some people.]
Since there is going to be a Pontifical Mass (Usus Antiquior) at Old St. Mary’s in Washington DC. (5th and H Sts. NW), this … Continue reading
Over at Fishwrap I was amused to see Michael Sean Winters go after Nicholas Hahn of the far more serious Crisis Magazine who opined that the US bishops and papal spokesman Fr. Lombardi ought to butt out of the gun-control … Continue reading
May I ask all of you to ask God, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of God, to bless the people participating in the March for Life in Washington DC with good and clement weather?
Vatican Insider has something today about some Lutherans who are getting nervous about the Holy Father establishing an Ordinariate for Lutherans, along the lines of that which he established for Anglicans.
“A Lutheran ordinariate? That’s a bad sign”
An ordinariate for Lutherans … Continue reading
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s process is slow and patient and respectful, to a fault, when certain people and their odd theological notions come under study. It takes a lot to get scrutinized by the CDF in … Continue reading
For your Just Too Cool file.
I noticed this during the stomach turning broadcast of the President’s inauguration, but here is a post with a photo. Check out First Things:
Kevin Walsh of the University of Richmond School of Law writes:
The twitterverse is … Continue reading
“…assist with Thy Holy Spirit of counsel and fortitude the President of these United States, that his administration may be conducted in righteousness, and be eminently useful to Thy people over whom he presides; by encouraging due respect for virtue … Continue reading
I was informed that recently His Eminence Daniel Card. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston delivered the annual Carl J. Peter Lecture at the Pontifical North American College. His topic: “Preaching With The Fathers Of The Church”.
This, of course, is of great interest … Continue reading
I have a few favors to ask.
1. If you are so inclined, please consider leaving some voicemail which I might … might… be able to use in PODCAzTs. I resolved with the new year to make more. It is fun to … Continue reading
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