Monthly Archives: March 2017

PODCAzT 153: Card. Sarah’s 2017 ‘Summorum Pontificum’ Address – URGENT

His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the CDW, gave an fantastic talk in Germany on the occasion of a colloquium held for the 10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, Benedict’s XVI’s “emancipation proclamation” for the older, traditional form of the Roman … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Dispensation or commutation of Mass obligation, penance

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can a bishop give the priests under his authority the faculty to dispense or commute a Mass obligation in the confessional? If I was unable to contact my pastor or out of town would I be able to … Continue reading

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Concerning Jesuit brains

UPDATE 1 April:
I’ve been thinking about this story in light of some current trends in the MSM (mainstream media).
What if….
What if zombies were to eat Jesuit brains?  Would they, too, have significant positive changes?  I can’t imagine that.  Can anything positive come … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK in CINCY! ORATORY!

I received wonderful Brick By Brick news from Cincinnati.
An Oratory of St. Philip Neri has been officially established at Old St. Mary’s Church.  HERE  and HERE

Not bad, huh?
Here’s their Mass and Confession schedule.

Here’s the press release.

This is, of course, delightful … Continue reading

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Before the ravages of liturgical chaos, before the degradation of our Catholic identity, there was…

I recently had a wonderful meal with two Good Friends close to the cusp of Midtown and Murray Hill.  We enjoyed superb Chinese and had a very Catholic reading during meal.  Rather than post a photo of the food, which I … Continue reading

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Franciscan. “Dancing”. Fail.

This …. fellow… jumped around in a church like a testosterone impoverished squirrel to the words “credo negli essere umani… I believe in human beings”.
Fail.
I’d also like to point out that this is a Franciscan and not a rather-more-expected Jesuit. … Continue reading

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UPDATE: White Pontifical Vestments Project

 
UPDATE 29 March: Progress
I received photos from Gammarelli.  They are cutting the fabric.

And so the process has started!
UPDATE 14 Feb: The next phrase
I just finished, with the help of the Vocations Director and his assistant, … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Card. Sarah’s book – The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise

There’s goes my reading schedule!
My copy in English of Robert Card. Sarah’s book, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise, arrived today.
US HERE – UK HERE

This is the translation of  Le Force du Silence, hitherto only in French, … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s prayers for before and after hearing confessions

As I was rooting around for something I posted in the past, I found this which, by coincidence, I posted 3 years ago to the day.
Here are the prayers I usually say before and after hearing confessions.
They are taken from a … Continue reading

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BAD REASON #873 for not going to confession

From the 24 March 2017 print edition of The Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly… for which I, by the way, write a a rather unheralded short weekly column.  The title: Omnium Gatherum

BAD REASON #873 for not going to confession when you know you … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest doesn’t purify vessels, leaves them overnight

From a reader…
I am a university student who attends daily mass at the college parish. Every day, the priest does not purify the vessels, leaving them with the Sacred Species out for sometimes hours or all night after mass. The … Continue reading

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Fulton Sheen on “False Compassion”

A cup of really strong Mystic Monk Coffee can help you to wake up.   This video could have the same effect on liberals (to whom I also recommend Mystic Monk Coffee – eventually – when they convert and are worthy).
He … Continue reading

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NYC – 28 March – Requiem for a Priest

I received notice that a 1 year anniversary Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 28 March in New York City at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for the late Fr. John E. Halborg.
I met Fr. Halborg only a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hosts brought to altar at Communion, not before consecration

From a reader…
Today at mass, after the priest had completed the Eucharistic Prayer, and we had moved past the Agnus Dei, one of the EMHCs noticed that the Chalices and Ciboriums with unconsecrated hosts (those meant for distribution to those … Continue reading

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1 Year Ago: Mother Angelica, RIP

Today is the 1st anniversary of the death of Rita Antoinette Rizzo, better known as Mother Angelica, the foundress of EWTN and many other initiatives.
May those who carry on with her work not disgrace her memory.
Here is one of the defining … Continue reading

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