Monthly Archives: June 2014

Adoration in Austin… in the Capitol in the Capital

A reader sent me this. For Corpus Christi, in Austin, the state capital of Texas, there was a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral to the Capitol.  (You who have English as a second language, or who were born after about … Continue reading

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New Seminary in France, also for Extraordinary Form!

I am delighted at this news I just received via email: I thought you might be interested in learning about the new seminary that will be established presently in the diocese of Fréjus-Toulon by Bishop Dominique Rey, entrusted to the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and the Pallia

Did you notice that Pope Francis, for Sts. Peter and Paul, went back to the ordinary modern pallium which all the metropolitan archbishops wear? So, in the space of about 10 years we have seen the longish, archeologizing pallium first … Continue reading

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Catholic church, sold, now to be a mosque

Some of you may have seen what recently transpired in my native place. A Catholic Church, where a friend of mine had been pastor, was closed and then sold to Muslims. It will soon be a mosque. HERE and HERE … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z looks for a cobbler, or tailor, or someone….

Are there any cobblers, leather workers out there? Years ago I inherited a small “wallet” for a pocket stole. I almost always have a stole and oil stock about my person.  One use for my spare mag pocket on my … Continue reading

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Some reader feedback – UPDATE

I get lots of mail, some of it supportive, some of it, less than supportive. This one is from an unsatisfied and yet cowardly, anonymous reader using a fake email address. Why do you insist on covering up for all … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point that you heard in your Sunday homily? Let us know.  

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Francis latest interview. Feminists won’t be pleased.

The Holy Father had an interview with the Italian daily Il Messaggero.  It isn’t all that revelatory and I suspect that not too many people will be excited about it. There is little more statism in it. One thing to … Continue reading

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D. Madison, WI: Pontifical Mass at the Throne

For those of you in striking distance of Madison, WI…. On Sunday, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, there will be a Pontifical Mass at the Throne celebrated by His Excellency Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison. … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Sauces and some rescue tips

I haven’t been doing much interesting cooking, I’m afraid.  I have, however, done a couple things that might be of interest. Not too long ago, I made supper for myself and a priest friend, pan-fried steaks, sautéed mushrooms, and sauce Béarnaise from … Continue reading

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More about Holy Innocents in Manhattan (videos)

Many media outlets (e.g. NYT, NRO, Rod Dreher), are noticing the plight of the people of Holy Innocents Church in midtown Manhattan’s reviving Garment District. There is now a good article at the National Catholic Register about Holy Innocents, though … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Prayers for putting on cassock, surplice

From a reader… QUAERITUR: While vesting for Mass, a member of the clergy (at least in the EF; the priests I know do it for OF too) will say a set of prayers as he is putting the different vestments … Continue reading

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Citizen Wesolowski, laicized for violating minors

By now you will have heard that Jozef Wesolowski, an Archbishop and the former Nuncio to the Dominican Republic, has been laicized. It is not known exactly where he is at the moment, I believe. When the Holy See heard … Continue reading

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We’ve see this movie before, and it ain’t The Bells of St. Mary!

The Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) is having a spittle-flecked nutty about the upcoming Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris.  Ho hum. They are, I think, afraid that the Synod is not going to relax the “rules” (read: doctrine) about Communion for the remarried without declarations … Continue reading

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Special Treatment in Manhattan: “Where is the charity for this priest?”

Even the New York Times (usually aka Hell’s Bible… but not today!) has taken notice of what is going on in New York City with the parish of Holy Innocents in midtown Manhattan’s Garment District. My emphases.  I would post … Continue reading

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