Monthly Archives: May 2015

Sign up for ‘Summorum Pontificum’ Pilgrimage to Rome with Fr. Z (19-29 October)

I want to bring to your attention the upcoming annual Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to Rome 19-29 October.   It is handled by Orbis Catholicus and my friend John Sonnen.  I will be going, as chaplain.  That means TLMs everyday and probably some … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: Closed pre-Synod planning session held, “shadow council”

Here’s a disturbing report about how the upcoming Synod is being shaped.  There is a lot to read here, but take time to do it.  This is important. From CNA and Le Figaro with my emphases and comments: Rome, Italy, May 26, 2015 … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail

I have received a few more voicemails… Remember, I don’t call back, but I listen to it. Greg in Denver says he once called from a hospital 5 years ago.  He wanted this time to thank people for prayers, thank this online community, … Continue reading

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Jihad Brides

Years ago I read a Friday mosque speech in which the imam, or whatever, said “If before we couldn’t win with the long sword, we will win with the short sword!”   He went on to explain that the men had to breed … Continue reading

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Of the dropping of rose petals

Some years ago I posted photos of the Roman firefighters on top of the Pantheon (I shot them from my apartment’s window) as they prepared to drop rose petals through the oculus on Pentecost. HERE It’s a great custom. I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Pentecost Tuesday – the protection of our hearts

According to the older, traditional Roman calendar, today is Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost. The octave of Pentecost was lamentably killed off by the cutters and snippers of the Consilium in the post-Conciliar reform of the Roman liturgy. And … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick: A priest says first public Extraordinary Form Low Mass

Here is something for your Brick By Brick file. From a priest in Oklahoma: In 2007 on September 14, the effective date of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, I offered my first Extraordinary Form Mass, as the priest for a … Continue reading

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Let this be a warning to all of us!

The Church of England (not really a Church since it doesn’t have apostolic succession) follows the winds of trends and fads.  It must do so.  It is tied to the State, which follows trends and fads.  There is also the … Continue reading

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Damian Thompson on the Irish Betrayal

You should read Damian Thompson’s take on the recent horrific betrayal by the Irish. HERE Gay marriage will split the Catholic Church Ireland, for so long the most overtly Catholic state in Western Europe, has voted for gay marriage by … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two from the sermon you heard for your Pentecost Mass? Let us know!

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My View For Awhile: Challenger Edition

Time to go home after my ordination trip to KC, MO. During this trip I saw Bp Robert Finn ordain the son of a friend of many years, who was on the staff of the Catholic Forum in Compuserve, back … Continue reading

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3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Spirit

Some years ago I posted my Patristic Rosary Project.  Here is an oldie offering from that project on the… 3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Spirit Pentecost is the birthday of the Church, when the Holy Spirit breathes His own … Continue reading

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Netflix’s “Daredevil” is Catholic

A while back, at the urging of a friend, I watched the Netflix series Daredevil.  I didn’t have any expectations going into it, and so I wasn’t disappointed.  As the beatitude which didn’t make it into the list says, “Beati qui … Continue reading

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Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests by … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Tuna Edition

I changed my socks at the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribuition Venue and am now on the way to KC, MO. The son of a friend of many years is being ordained to the priesthood, Deo volente, tomorrow. And so I … Continue reading

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