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 … 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 … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 31 – Friday of the 4th Week of Lent: Revolt against the dictatorship!

Today is Friday of the 4th Week of Lent.  The Roman Station is Ss. Silvestro e Martino. GO TO CONFESSION!

Today Card. Sarah gives advice about situations in which bad language is used. Check out his book, now in English,  … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 30 – Thursday of the 4th Week of Lent: Many little birds in my head

Today is Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent.  The Roman Station is the Major Basilica of St. Paul outside the walls. GO TO CONFESSION!

Today Card. Sarah, with the help of a couple of spiritual giants, teaches us … 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. … 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 … 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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LENTCAzT 2017 29 – Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent: To attempt is to do

Today is Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent.  The Roman Station is the Major Basilica of St. Paul outside the walls. GO TO CONFESSION!

Today Bl. John Henry Newman helps us with our trials and suffering. US HERE … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 28 – Tuesday of the 4th Week of Lent: The worst wound of all

Today is Tuesday of the 4th Week of Lent.  The Roman Station is San Lorenzo in Damaso. GO TO CONFESSION!

Today we hear something from Fulton Sheen’s Calvary and the Mass, in the chapter about the Confiteor. US HERE – … 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. … Continue reading

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