Daily Archives: 2 January 2015

VIDEO: Online Gregorian Chant course!

My good friend Fr. Eduard Perrone of mighty Assumption Grotto, that liturgical oasis in troubled Detroit, is a fine musician.  He is putting his extensive training and experience to work with social media. Here is the first installment of a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Revealing tops and dresses… dress code?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Do you think there should be a dress code for attending Mass? I am talking about girls and women wearing shorts and revealing tops and dresses? It would be a bad idea to have a dress code at … Continue reading

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What did Pope Francis really say?

I had the chance finally to review, to listen to, Pope Francis sermon for 1 January, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.  It was interesting especially because I had first reviewed the written text that was released in the Bolletino (and … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2015

Fr. Z’s Prediction for 2015 1. The Synod of Bishops on the Family will be rigged and explosive. 2. The “AFFORDABLE” Care Act will continue to flop and to be unpopular. 3. The number of places in which Extraordinary Form (TLM) Masses are … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Blog 2014 Person of the Year

Whereas His Eminence is a fierce and constant defender and promoter of justice for all parties in service of the Truth, Whereas His Eminence willingly celebrates Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form, Whereas His Eminence is kind to children, Whereas … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Who should cleanse vessels during Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My priest barely pours water into one chalice and swishes it in all four to cleanse. He consumes it and doesn’t wipe them out but passes them over to the Eucharistic Ministers to wipe out after … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Who can dispense Holy Day of Obligation?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A friend of mine just informed me that the Solemnity of Mary isn’t [wasn’t] a Holy Day of Obligation in the whole state of California. What ecclesiastical body has the authority to grant such dispensations? In … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father was sick, we went to Mass, now we’re sick too!

From a reader… Our priest simply announced “I have the flu ” and proceeded with his sermon. Only a few , like me, refrained from receiving Holy Communion. My wife received and several days later she and I had it also. Since we are in … Continue reading

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