Monthly Archives: July 2016

At WYD a bishop rewrites the biblical story of Sodom

Pope Francis has shown particular favor toward Bp. Nunzio Galantino, of Cassano all’Jonio making him even General Secretary to the Italian Bishops Conference. I’ve mentioned him before HERE and HERE. At World Youth Day in Poland, Bp. Galantino made some odd … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon during the Mass you heard for your Sunday obligation?  Let us know. For my part, I spoke about the Portiuncula Plenary Indulgence on 2 August, about indulgences in general and about how … Continue reading

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A new priest opines on “Extraordinary Ministers” and people with only minor sins after several years.

From a priest, on two points: For our vigil Mass, we had our extraordinary ministers failed to show up.  I also did not have a deacon.  I preached about a 12 minute homily, used the Roman Canon, and distributed Holy … Continue reading

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A joyous young woman enters Carmel

This is pretty cool. A friend alerted me to this video of a young woman entering a Carmel.   More HERE. You young women out there, think about it. I don’t think that God is calling fewer women per capita … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 150: Leo XIII on Right Christian Conduct and the “bent of our age”

For this 15oth PODCAzT I offer Pope Leo XIII’s 1888 Encyclical Exuente iam anno, On Right Christian Conduct. Despite the claims of many, the Church began neither with the Second Vatican Council nor the Pontificate of Francis.   There are inestimable treasures available … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 11th Sunday after Pentecost: We pray as Holy Church directs, bending our will to hers

With a minor variation this week’s Collect was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary.  It survived the cut to live on in the Novus Ordo Missale Romanum as the Collect on the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, qui … Continue reading

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Will SSPX get Personal Prelature? Could be, but obstacles remain.

From Christ und Welt, which is in German, via an English translation at Sunesis Press. The Secretary of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” said that (with some added emphases and comments). Note the references to doctrinal questions. […] C & … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Ordinary Form Mass very much in the Roman style

I was sent a link to a video of the Holy Mass in the Ordinary Form celebrated at the Proto-Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Seattle in Vancouver, WA for their Patronal Feast of St. James the Greater. At this parish … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are your podcasts on iTunes?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can your podcazts be obtained on iTunes? I would like to subscribe on my new ipod. Thanks! Yes, indeed. That said, remember that our world is becoming ever more dangerous.  I warmly recommend that, when you are out … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 18th Ordinary Sunday: cold, clear reality

When the priest, alter Christus, says our prayers during Holy Mass, Christ, Head of the Body, speaks. His words have power to form us. Formed according to the mind of the Church, we Catholics then go out from Mass to … Continue reading

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1 August – Madison, WI – Pontifical Requiem at the Throne, “Month’s Mind”

His Excellency Most Reverent Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, the Extraordinary Ordinary, regularly celebrates Holy Mass also in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The next Solemn Pontifical Mass – a Requiem – will be offered by Bishop Morlino … Continue reading

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Wherein Card. Burke greets YOU, the readers of Fr. Z’s Blog

Here is something from Card. Burke for all of you out there!

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The ULTIMATE GIFT for a priest revisited: Portable altar from St. Joseph’s Apprentice

I have written before about the ULTIMATE gift for a priest: the marvelous portable altars by St. Joseph’s Apprentice.  In 2014 HERE and in 2015 HERE With each iteration, these altars are being perfected.  He has taken some of my past suggestions … Continue reading

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“Sandwiched between two forms of dhimmitude: Koran or Agenda-driven”

At the online site of the excellent Regina magazine there is a good piece about the rock and the hard place, the Scylla and Charybdis, the fire and the frying pan, the deep blue sea and the devil, betwixt which … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s new book: Hope for the World – To Unite All Things in Christ

I was pleased to see that the UK’s best Catholic weekly has taken interest in His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke’s most recent book, Hope for the World: To Unite All Things in Christ.  UK HERE The cardinal said the devil … Continue reading

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