Monthly Archives: November 2016

For St. Andrew – Exsultet caelum laudibus

I say the older form of the Office and I often listen to the Office sung by the Benedictine monks at Le Barroux. Just for nice, here is Exultet caelum laudibus, hymn for Vespers for St. Andrew the Apostle, sung … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK: more ‘ad orientem’ news

I am getting notes from people about changes at parishes to ad orientem worship.
For example, from reader:
The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Big River, WI began ad orientem worship on Sunday. Our pastor, Fr. Kevin Louis, has been with us … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 04: Suffering and Second Chances

Here is ADVENTCAzT 04, for Wednesday in the 1st Week of Advent.
These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude for … Continue reading

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HOT Cyber Sales! 50% Off Sale On All Indulgences

From a often amusing EOTT:
Vatican Offering Cyber Monday 50% Off Sale On All Indulgences
Even though far more Catholics shopped online than in churches on Black Friday weekend, they are apparently not done yet.
A new EOTT survey released Sunday estimates that … Continue reading

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A saint for the young, rigid and compassionate

Run click, don’t walk click, to Crisis today to read Thomas J. Craughwell’s outstanding piece about St. Aloysius Gonzaga, a Jesuit saint (yes, there are some and they were amazing – shall we ever see their like again?) of high nobility … Continue reading

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Please follow Fr. Z on Twitter

If you use Twitter, will you consider following
@fatherz
?
Thanks in advance!

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#GivingTuesday and You

Some are calling today #GivingTuesday
May I suggest two good options?
First, the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison, of which I am President, has been doing great work.  It has 501(c)(3) status.
Also, I have posted quite a few times about … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 03: Francis’ Admonition to Priests

Here is ADVENTCAzT 03, for Tuesday in the 1st Week of Advent.
These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude for … Continue reading

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Online Shopping, and You

Everyone… since it is “Cyber Monday” and your email is being flooded with offers, may I remind you that you can help some great religions (and a priest)?
When you Christmas shop online, pretty please use my Amazon search box?  I’ll get a small … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Annual Rant On Blue Vestments

The use of blue vestments during Advent has been dying out for several years as the aging hippies drop.  However, inspired by Pope Francis, perhaps we shouldn’t be so rigid and just – what the heck – use them anyway?
Let’s … Continue reading

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Once upon a time, there was this Pope who was “corrected”….

In the wake of the confused and confusing elements in Chapter 8 of Amoris laetitia and in light of the Five Dubia submitted by the Four Cardinals, and in view of the remarks made by Card. Burke about what would possibly need … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a bishop permit permanent deacon to administer the Sacrament of the Sick?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can a Bishop give a permanent Deacon (Military Ordinariate) the authority to administer the Sacrament of the Sick?
NO!  One hundred times… NO!
Deacons are not able to administer Anointing of the Sick.
Only the sacerdos (which term includes both priest and bishop) can … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are deacons required to wear the dalmatic at Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, last year we began attending a more traditional parish in our diocese. It struck me just today that I’ve never seen our deacon at Mass without a dalmatic, whereas we saw the deacon frequently without a dalmatic … Continue reading

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From the Benedictines of Norcia: Life amid the rubble

For the sake of a wider audience, the latest from the Benedictine “Beer” Monks of Norcia, where the terrible recent earthquakes changed, and ended, lives.
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All of Norcia is the same; it’s like a war zone. There are military and firefighter … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 02: Waiting

Here is ADVENTCAzT 02, for Monday in the 1st Week of Advent.
These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord, are a token of gratitude for … Continue reading

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