Monthly Archives: May 2013

Pope Francis shoots down bishops who want Summorum Pontificum overturned

Recently there was a news item about some Italian bishops griping (that’s not news) to Pope Francis (ditto) about Summorum Pontificum (as before). They think it should be extirpated (more of the same). Francis shot them down. That’s news.
I am … Continue reading

FacebookEmailPinterestGoogle GmailShare/Bookmark
Posted in Benedict XVI, Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, Our Catholic Identity, Pope Francis, Reading Francis Through Benedict, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , , , | 33 Comments

QUAERITUR: Should I serve at the altar if I don’t want to be a priest?

From a reader:
I have been an altar server for several years. However, after a
slowdown two years ago, I have figured out that priestly ordination is
probably not for me. Occasionally, I still serve at an Eastern
Catholic parish, whose pastor likes when … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 48 Comments

QUAERITUR: American patriotic stuff in church

From a reader:
Is it permissible to recite the pledge of allegiance at Mass before
the final blessing and then omit the final blessing? Is it permissible
to display the American flag on the main altar during Mass?
Omit the final blessing? NO! … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , | 33 Comments

Little careerist!

A lighter moment.

Posted in Just Too Cool, Lighter fare | Tagged | 10 Comments

Of the obligatory bagel

Manhattan is the only place so far where I manage to enjoy bagels. And, here, I enjoy them indeed,
KA, at your request, this one’s for you!

It is a spectacular day, and I am in a great spot, perched in … Continue reading

Posted in On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged , | 28 Comments

What is your good news?

Please share some of your good news with the readers.

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 47 Comments

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Trinity Sunday can be a tricky moment for a preacher.
Was there a good… I wrote GOOD… point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass?
Let us know what it was.

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 51 Comments

The Feeder Feed: packed museum edition

The Metropolitan Museum is jam-packed today, which is to be expected. I limited myself to a brief assault just to see a couple pieces. I did, however, want to share a Christological goldfinch in this painting by Sano di Pietro … Continue reading

Posted in On the road, The Feeder Feed, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged | 7 Comments

Ahhhh…. ducky!

Duck soup!
Wonderful.

Posted in On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged | 9 Comments

Liberal survey of priests on new translation is inaccurate

A little while ago, some people who hate on the new translation of the Roman Missal had a little survey of priests and their reception of the translation. It may not come as a huge surprise that the survey found … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Liberals, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, POLLS, Priests and Priesthood, The Drill, Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , , | 24 Comments