Daily Archives: 18 October 2013

QUAERITUR: Confession at regular parish but Sunday Mass at SSPX?

From a reader:
Howdy Fr. Z [Fine, thanks!]
I had a question about fulfilling my Sunday Obligation at an SSPX chapel. First let me say, I am 100% with the bishops and the pope. I prefer the Latin Mass. I am about 50-60 minutes … Continue reading

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18 Oct: Faint Lunar Eclipse

Just to remind us of who we are and who we are not, this is from SpaceWeather:
Space Weather News for Oct. 18, 2013
FAINT LUNAR ECLIPSE:  On the night of Oct. 18th, the full Hunter’s Moon will pass through the outskirts … Continue reading

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BE THE MAQUIS: Object lessons in how to obtain the TLM where you are.

Last night (here in Rome) I had an interesting supper with a Roman friend and a couple from the USA who are here on a visit.
They recounted the uphill battle they have had to obtain cooperation of their parish priest … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Be The Maquis, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liberals, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, Universae Ecclesiae | Tagged , , | 43 Comments

The Francis Effect™ and The Silly Season

More symptoms of The Francis Effect™.
Now that we have the most wonderfullest and fluffiest Pope ehvur, people’s true colors seem to be emerging.  It is as if they are rushing to prove the old adage: Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses.
But that … Continue reading

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Building the TLM and liturgy in China

From a friend from back in my native Minnesota who has been living in China for some years now.  He is Catholic and has been doing his best.  It seems that he is helping to build where he is something … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, HONORED GUESTS, Just Too Cool | Tagged , , | 8 Comments