Monthly Archives: February 2017

To a priest who learned the Traditional Mass and then quit because it was hard.

I have often written about how priests are never the same after having learned how to say the older, traditional form of Holy Mass in the Roman Rite.  Many priests have related to me about how, once they learned, or … Continue reading

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Pope Francis helps SSPX take over church, complex, in heart of Rome

Il Foglio today as a story about how Pope Francis was a decisive factor in handing over a neo-Gothic church in the center of Rome, Santa Maria Immacolata all’Esquilino, to the SSPX. It is going to be a center for studies and, … Continue reading

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Loony-tune “witches” to hex Pres. Trump. Wherein Fr. Z has an idea!

The New York Daily News informs us that … [Fake] Witches of the world will cast a mass spell on President Trump on Friday night The next four years could spell double, double, toil and trouble for President Trump. [Fraudulent] … Continue reading

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DENMARK: Man prosecuted under old blasphemy law for burning a Koran

From Breitbart: Danish Man who Set Fire to Quran Charged with Blasphemy A man who burned the Islamic holy book in his backyard has been charged with blasphemy, in a move his lawyer speculates was driven by fear of Muslim … Continue reading

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The Three Days Of Darkness begin again

I didn’t want any of you to miss it, in case it slipped your mind. The Religious Education Conference (aka The Three Days Of Darkness) is on in Los Angeles! I’m sure there will be inspiring “liturgies” and talks replete … Continue reading

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Make Church Great Again! “Free Our Churches From the Ugly and Stupid”

So I’m reading my email.  A reader sent the text of a Wall Street Journal piece (they have an evil paywall) entitled “Free Our Churches From the Ugly and Stupid“. “This hath potential”, quoth I, and in did I delve. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is there a good, conservative RCIA program?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I attend a Maronite church and our priest has decided he wants to offer an RCIA type program (Maronite Rite doesn’t technically have one). He’s a generally conservative priest and I was hoping you might suggest … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Faculties of the Missionaries of Mercy after the Year of Mercy

From a priest… QUAERITUR: Do the missionaries of mercy still have the faculty to remit censures arising from reserved delicts? I’m working with a priest who is worried (I think he’s ok actually). But if a trip to the missionary would be able … Continue reading

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NEW Fr. Z Swag Available: Pope Clement XIV Ganganelli (1769-1774)

Slowly but surely I’d like to build up more pontifical coffee mugs.  I have some selections with Pius XII, Leo XIII (that’s a good one), etc. Today, I make available also For all the selections click >>HERE<< Enjoy in your … Continue reading

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“For, amen I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed…”

From the Gospel according to Matthew And when he was come to the multitude, there came to him a man falling down on his knees before him, saying: Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic, and … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project! UPDATES

Sometimes the small things really help. Today I received a note from a seminarian.  He is the recipient of a biretta, bequeathed through our BIRETTAS FOR SEMINARIANS PROJECT: I am a seminarian who recently received a biretta from your recent Birettas … Continue reading

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Head of the Jesuits: “Doctrine is a word that I don’t like very much”

Yesterday I posted an entry with the title: Has the head of the Jesuits jettisoned doctrine and the words of the Lord in Scripture? The General of the Jesuits effectively said that doctrine has no fixed meaning and that we … Continue reading

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I am too angry for words. Wherein Fr. Z… grrrrrr

I am so angry I could spit. There are already so many problems with modern baseball… now this. Is the Novus Ordo age of baseball upon us? From Hot Air: Another bad idea from MLB: Intentional walks will now be … Continue reading

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Has the head of the Jesuits jettisoned doctrine and the words of the Lord in Scripture?

There are a lot of problems in the Church today, and nearly all of them are coming from a certain sector. Here is something disturbing from Catholic Culture, which I shall simply reproduce with my emphases and comments. The superior general of the … Continue reading

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22 February 1980!

In addition to this being the Feast of the Cathedra of Peter, it is also the 37th (can you believe it) anniversary of the Miracle on Ice. This was one of those moments which you remember so well that you … Continue reading

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