Monthly Archives: September 2013

Prayer before connecting to the internet – UPDATE! – New language

A long time ago now, I wrote a prayer for people to use before they got online and used the internet. Originally in Latin, it has been translated into many languages (sometimes more than once). My page with all the … Continue reading

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Images of a recent Mass of Benedict XVI

On YouTube someone posted a filmette of still photos of Benedict XVI saying Mass on 1 September with some of his old students.  You might remember that for many years he would meet with some former (hah… current!) pupils for … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! BUY BARILLA PASTA! Guido Barilla defended traditional family. “Gays” boycott.

When it comes to ordinary pasta asciutta I prefer De Cecco to Barilla. That said, I’ll be buying more Barilla for a while. I was sent a link from The Guardian: Pasta firm Barilla boycotted over ‘classic family’ remarks Chairman Guido Barilla … Continue reading

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Must read post about Pope Francis and the “phoney war” being waged over him

Over at The Sensible Bond there is a must read post.  Here is a sample with my emphases: The phoney war in the Church: five linguistic thoughts on THAT interview Like speed, language is also war. It’s the stuff of propaganda. … Continue reading

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Of comments on religious persecution and of John Allen’s new book.

The Fishwrap‘s solitary boast, the nearly ubiquitous John L. Allen, Jr., has good text on (inter alia) the persecution of Christians – a topic on which he is über-credible.  He includes comments made by Card. Turkson.  This deserves your attention: … Continue reading

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St. Vincent de Paul – “full with the priestly spirit”

Today is the feast of the great St. Vincent de Paul.  Here is his entry in the Roman Martyrology: Memoria sancti Vincentii de Paul, qui, spiritu sacerdotali plenus, Parisiis in Gallia pauperibus addictus, in facie qualiscumque dolentis vultum agnoscebat Domini … Continue reading

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Reminder about Mystic Monk Coffee K-CUPS

I was sitting with a priest friend yesterday, even as he was looking at my blog on his laptop.  He asked me if there is Mystic Monk coffee in K-cups. YES!  OF COURSE! Refresh your coffee and tea supply now!

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“The first-fruits of the faith in the northern regions of America”

Lest we forget this day (Sept. 26) our precious Catholic heritage. Deus, qui primítias fídei in amplíssimis Boreális Americæ regiónibus sanctórum Martyrum tuórum Joánnis, Isaáci eorúmque Sociórum prædictióne et sánguine consecrásti: concéde propítius: ut, eórum intercessióne, flórida christianórum seges ubíque … Continue reading

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Reading Francis Through Benedict: a workshop on misunderstanding Francis

We now have in Francis the most wonderfulest and fluffliest Pope ehvur.  Liberals are crowing that the bestest Pope of all is against rules.  He’s chill about abortion and women’s ordination and, like, stuff.  No other Pope has ever kissed … Continue reading

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Exploding the canard of a dichotomy between liturgical solemnity and ministry to the poor

Some years ago, when in my church in Italy I regularly had sung Novus Ordo Masses in Latin, with Gregorian chant and polyphony by Palestrina and Giovanelli, I was accused by liberal priests that I was not allowing the poor … Continue reading

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“Father Z Special Discount” on the St. Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal

I received a note from the publishers of the Campion Missal and Hymnal.  I wrote about it HERE. During OCTOBER and NOVEMBER your readers can have a “Fr. Z Special” for a discount for the Campion Missal & Hymnal. In other … Continue reading

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10th anniversary of death of Michael Davies (R.I.P)

Michael Davies was a real gentleman, a dedicated Catholic and lover of the Church, and a zealous advocate of reverent liturgical worship. He went to God on 25 September 2004. A reader reminded me: Of your charity, please pray for … Continue reading

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Sr. Margaret Farley endores the same things that got the Australian priest excommunicated

Here is your Sr. Margaret Farley update! Yes, she managed to get back into the news.  Go to the site of the Cardinal Newman Society, whose feed I am delighted to have on my side bar. Check it out. And … Continue reading

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Archbp. Vigneron defends statement on Communion and supporters of same-sex marriage

From LifeSite: Detroit Archbishop defends his stance that gay ‘marriage’ supporters should not receive Communion DETROIT, Sept. 24, 2013 ( – Despite strong criticism and a public rebuke from another bishop, Detroit’s Archbishop Allen Vigneron has reaffirmed his insistence that … Continue reading

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Fishwrap and excommunicated Australian are “shocked”

Yesterday I wrote (HERE) about the Australian now-former priest, Greg Reynolds, who received a decree of excommunication. The excommunication was issued under the aegis of Pope Francis. This has sent liberals into a tail spin. After all, isn’t Pope Francis … Continue reading

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