Daily Archives: 2 August 2016

First Mass in Krak des Chevaliers in 745 years

This is amazing.  I received a note… First Mass in Krak des Chevaliers in 745 years, since 1271, celebrated by Fr Aubry of the Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer. The fortress has been damaged and the town has all but … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Wherein Fr. Z makes suggestions to priests about “ad orientem” worship.

In an email exchange I had, and a conversation with a priest friend, a couple ideas came up. Context: Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, made a plea to priests to begin offering Holy Mass ad orientem versus. … Continue reading

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2 August until midnight: “Portiuncula” Plenary (or Partial) Indulgence

From midnight tonight to midnight 2 August, you can gain the “Portinuncula” Indulgence.  This Year of Mercy brings many opportunities to gain plenary indulgences, but this one is special: it seems to have been granted directly by Christ Himself in an … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Pontifical Requiem at the Throne 1 August – Month’s Mind

Last night the Extraordinary Ordinary, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, sang a Pontifical Requiem at the Throne as a “Month’s Mind” for Msgr. Delbert Schmelzer, a beloved priest of the diocese. Here are some images. … Continue reading

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“Some choose to lose their souls to gain the whole world. But for women deacons?”

Apropos of today’s news that Pope Francis has appointed members to a commission to study the question of the possibility of deaconesses (aka deaconettes – so much easier to say), I bring your attention to a recent offering at Crisis O my … Continue reading

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New Commission on Deaconesses formed

Here is something pretty bizzare… This has come out of the blue like a… that thing that comes out of the blue.  A bolt?  A raise in your health insurance premium?  A sprained ankle?  My point is that, as I write, none … Continue reading

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