Monthly Archives: February 2013

Prayer Intentions of the Holy Father for 2014

Prayer Intentions of the Holy Father entrusted to the Apostleship of Prayer for the Year 2014 2013-02-27 L’Osservatore Romano January Universal: That all may promote authentic economic development that respects the dignity of all peoples. For Evangelization: That Christians of … Continue reading

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Coarse and duplicitous anti-Catholic piece in The Washington Times

The other day there was a particularly tasteless and mendacious article in the Washington Times (I thought better of them) entitled “Is ‘bad Catholic’ the new Catholic?” written by Nicole Pandolfo. This piece is so bad that she does not … Continue reading

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Your Excellencies! Fathers! Plans for 28 February? Masses for the Pope? For the Election? Bells? Processions? Prayers?

To all bishops and priests out there…. Do you have any special plans for 28 February?  After? His Holiness ceases to be Pope, Bishop of Rome, and becomes “Pontiff Emeritus” at exactly 20:00 Central European Time on 28 February.  Have … Continue reading

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A woman’s report on wearing a veil in church for the first time – Fr. Z POLL!

The subject of chapel veils, mantillas, whatever, comes up occasionally.  It always excites conversation. My view is that this custom should be revived.  According to the Church’s present law, women are not obliged to cover their heads in church.  I … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to be called “Pontiff Emeritus” or “Pope Emeritus” and some other end-of-Pontificate details

From VIS: BENEDICT XVI WILL BE POPE EMERITUS Vatican City, 26 February 2013 (VIS) – Benedict XVI will be “Pontiff emeritus” [would that be “Roman Pontiff Emeritus”?] or “Pope emeritus”, as Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Holy See … Continue reading

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REVIEW: St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal for the Traditional Latin Mass – WOW!

One of the fruits of Benedict XVI’s pontificate has been the freeing of the older form of Holy Mass. His Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum was like an “emancipation proclamation”. Slowly but surely the use of the older Roman forms is … Continue reading

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Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Continued from THESE. I get many requests by email asking for prayers. Many requests are heart-achingly grave and urgent. As long as my blog reaches so many readers in so many places, let’s give … Continue reading

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@Pontifex Project: Week 8 – The last for Benedict as Pope

Benedict XVI is STILL POPE, until 20:00 Rome Time on 28 February. Have you worked out where you will be? I suggested a project using Twitter HERE. Let’s create a “stack” of tweets during the day.  Concentrate your effort on a Tuesday … Continue reading

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Another amusing video on choosing a new Pope (this one is from funny Lutherans)

And its from Lutherans … who are more Catholic than readers of the National Schismatic Reporter!  They are certainly much funnier. Funny Lutherans!  Gotta get my head around that. But they sure nailed it.

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Fr. Z requests help for another Catholic blogger

It came to my attention (HERE and HERE) that a Catholic blogger and prolific tweeter, Lisa Graas (aka Catholic Bandita – @CatholicLisa) is in need of both our prayers and also material support (read: money)! Catholic bloggers don’t always work and … Continue reading

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