Monthly Archives: April 2013

23 April: Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

Drawing from material that I have posted in the past, I warmly remind the readership that today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day! Therefore, I urge you all hence forth to speak in verse. Pentameter iambic would be best. O list, … Continue reading

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2nd miracle for Bl. John Paul II?

Andrea Tornielli reports at Vatican Insider: The Vatican doctors approve the miracle to make Wojtyla a saint “A saint now!” The canonisation of Wojtyla is getting closer quickly and it could be celebrated next October. In fact, in the past … Continue reading

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4-10 Aug: very cool summer “Church Latin” workshop – Veterum Sapientia 2013

I bring to your attention a summer Latin workshop from 4-10 August at Belmont Abbey College, Charlotte, NC. Veterum Sapientia 2013 The teaching faculty includes the legendary Fr. Reginald Foster, Fr. Daniel Gallagher (Foster’s successor at the office of Latin … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nienstedt on anti-bullying bill, linked to same-sex “marriage”

Archbishop Nienstedt of St. Paul & Minneapolis stands up again! Catholic Church ramps up opposition to Minnesota anti-bullying bill By Beth Hawkins The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has come out strongly against proposed anti-bullying legislation, linking it to … Continue reading

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Former papal MC comes out for same-sex unions, trashes Benedict XVI’s pontificate

The former MC for John Paul II and, briefly Benedict XVI, has publicly come out in favor of same-sex unions. According to Vatican Insider, Archbp. Piero Marini, head of the office that organizes Eucharist Congresses, was speaking on Costa Rica … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Elderly priest skipped the consecration

From a reader: This Sunday, I went to “Mass” at a church with an elderly associate pastor who sometimes forgets things (to be expected, I don’t blame him). But what happened on this occasion is an entirely different matter. He … Continue reading

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Your Good News

I used to ask every Monday if you had good news. What is your good news? I am feeling a better!  Time for phase two: azithromycin.

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Wherein Fr. Z provides a health update and feverish ranting on a range of unrelated topics

Thanks to those of you who wrote with expressions of prayers for my health.  An update is in order. I have been battling bronchitis.  This has been a problem ever after all those years in Rome, I’m afraid.  I suspect … Continue reading

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Great new resource for your new Gregorian chant schola! Wherein Fr. Z also comments on pace.

Some people on the traditional side of things are demoralized because Pope Francis has a markedly different liturgical style from that of Benedict XVI. Some might wonder if it is worth trying to promote the provisions of Summorum Pontificum and … Continue reading

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Third Sunday After Easter – by John Keble

Third Sunday After Easter John Keble (a leading figure in the Oxford Movement, but who did not swim the Tiber) [A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but as soon as she is … Continue reading

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Writing to Fr. Z – an observation

Today I was answering some questions from my inbox. A couple of my answers were kicked back to me with a permanent delivery failure. I can only answer a fraction of the questions that come in and sometimes the questions … Continue reading

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Schism at NSR?

Something curious is happening at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap). Our pal Michael Sean Winters wrote about the Holy See’s hostile takeover of the LCWR in light of the keynote address to the LCWR given by Sr. Laurie Brinks.  Sr. … Continue reading

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About that prayer thing

More prayers, please.  It’s doctor time now.

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8th Anniversary of the Election of Benedict XVI

Today is the anniversary of the election of Benedict XVI as Supreme Pontiff.   Remember how people buzzed about the fact that the newly-elected Benedict obviously was wearing a black long-sleeved sweater under his new white cassock rather than double-cuffs … Continue reading

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The unadorned, laceless, black clogs of the fisherman

Some time ago I wrote: Imagine being 76 with a flare up of sciatica and, on your election as Pope, being told, “Here, Your Holiness, change into these new shoes and then stand a long time while we greet you … Continue reading

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