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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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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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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AD ORIENTEM WATCH! – ACTION ITEM!

I hope you readers out there will post about the changes effected in parishes concerning ad orientem worship for Holy Mass.
Did you see priests “turning towards the Lord”?
I’ve been hearing about some places in email.
¡Hagan lío!
Report!
For my part, the pastor of the … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of obligation?
For my part, I had both EF and OF today, including a 1st Holy Communion.  Nice.
I spoke about the liturgical year and its arc and … Continue reading

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BISHOPS – PRIESTS: When shall we see his like again?

At The Catholic Thing there is a piece by David Warren which merits attention.  Warren had been to the presentation of a new book about Bl. Clemens August Card. von Galen, the “Lion of Munster” who famously stood up in the public … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 152: Bishop Athanasius Schneider on the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals

You know about the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals submitted, first privately, now publicly to His Holiness Pope Francis about Chapter 8 of Amoris laetitia.
I have another PODCAzT about Bp. Schneider on Amoris laetitia.  HERE
The Four Cardinal and their questions have … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK! Parishes are “Turning Towards The Lord”, going “ad orientem”

During a conference in London last summer, Robert Card. Sarah famously made a prayerful and earnest personal suggestion that priests begin to say Holy Mass ad orientem beginning with Advent.  Advent begins on Sunday.
Of course the Cardinal was speaking as an … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Advent (Novus Ordo): They are His but they are ours

We’ve come around this weekend to the 1st Sunday of Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year.
In the newer, post-Conciliar calendar this Sunday is back to back with the Solemnity of Christ the King, honoring the future Second Coming … Continue reading

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First meeting of Study Commission on the Diaconate of Women

In my email a Communiqué of the Holy See Press Office
Today, November 25, 2016, the first meeting of the Study Commission on the Diaconate of Women took place. This commission was established by the Holy Father on August 2 with … Continue reading

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Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”

Fathers, you might want to have everyone pray this after Mass on Thanksgiving Day and other major public holidays.  This, and other prayers, are deeply needed today.
The following prayer was composed by John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, in 1791. He … Continue reading

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