Daily Archives: 14 December 2015

Want to promote vocations to the priesthood?

There is nothing not to like about this photo of Bp. Conley with some FSSP seminarians. He wears his pectoral Cross properly. They are all wearing cassocks. There is an extremely large potato gun… bazooka, actually. They have more than one … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sunday obligation and Saturday vigil Masses, revisited

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I was not at peace with the Sunday-obligation-Saturday-evening question and answer. HERE Imagine a penitent: Bless me Father, for I have sinned. Three weeks ago I was leaving on a anonruise, which was for fun, but … Continue reading

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Conscience, Communion in this epoch of mercy. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In this epoch of mercy, encounter and accompaniment, it seems that the categories of law, doctrine and conscience are becoming less and less meaningful. Certain churchmen today are opining about, for example, conscience and the reception of Holy Communion.   … Continue reading

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First and foremost!  Help each other. YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS And then, time sensitive posts. Suggestions for charitable giving before end of the year ACTION ITEM: Christmas Cards 2015 to Fr. Z A few small gift suggestions, music and… you … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’ve been such a sinner. Is striving for holiness a waste of time?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: d’ve lived a pretty sinful life and reverted back to the faith. Since then I have been striving to become a saint, but I’m starting to get the impression I’m wasting my time. I’m a member of a … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation? Let us know! Good points, please.

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Brick by Brick in Athens, OH – The TLM returns!

Brick by Brick in Athens, Ohio, is what I glean from a story sent by a reader. From The Athens News. Let’s have a look with some of my patented emphases and comments: An ancient and beautiful liturgy returns to … Continue reading

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NYC Days 2-4: Fundraiser, pinks, and dumplings

I have been super busy in the last few days with little time to post. The other day I attended a fundraiser, which was one of the reasons for my trip. After the fundraiser, it being Friday and all, we … Continue reading

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POLL: Gaudete Sunday Vestments

Yesterday was Gaudete Sunday.  In the Roman, Latin Rite we could wear Rose vestments for Holy Mass and for celebration of the Hours. What color were the vestments you saw this year?

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