Monthly Archives: April 2017

Confraternity of Catholic Clergy: a question

Fathers. Have you heard if there is much going on with the various national iterations of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy?  I’ve look around on their websites, but I don’t see all that much posted. Inquiring minds what to know. The … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback

I appreciate notes and feedback, especially like this. From a reader… I *finally* took the advice that you keep hammering into the readers of your blog and went to confession last evening, a year since my last confession. I’m glad … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes and a “fervorino”

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know. Here’s a mini-sermon, a bloggy fervorino for this Sunday. For a couple days one of you readers has been sending me … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: TLM of “anticipation” on Saturday evening

From a priest… QUAERITUR: Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf in Christ, A blessed Eastertide to you. I hope you are well. Although I’ve been offering the Extraordinary Form almost exclusively (unless I’m called upon to offer an NO Mass in some parish), … Continue reading

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“Things have gone terribly, terribly wrong.”

The other day, I posted a thought about a ridiculous claim (HERE).  I wrote: There is no lack of priestly vocations where bishops are capable of projecting solid clerical identity and where they teach perennial Catholic truth in charity and in … Continue reading

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BELGIUM: Brothers of Charity, Catholic psychiatric hospitals to provide euthanasia

A couple times lately, in reaction to a seriously messed up claim (HERE) about downward trend of priestly vocations and how wonderful everything would be if only we could throw off the bad stuff that Vatican II tried to get … Continue reading

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Cellos, differently

I ran across this again. A little fun for Saturday. It reminds us that tool can be used in a variety of ways.

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Fun with papal reporting!

Friday needs a little fun. Sometimes Homer nods and sometimes Google translate applies the soporific! From the other day via Google and HERE Ummm… something was lost in translation.  Thanks, Google, for the chuckle! And there’s this, which I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: In Communion Services to do people “self communicate”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is anyone other than a Priest allowed to self-Communicate as in a “Communion” service? Thank you. GUEST PRIEST RESPONSE: Fr. Tim Ferguson Herein we get some fairly complicated liturgical law, and this is one of those … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Easter (2002MR): “bright like kindled candles, honey sweet”

This Sunday, in the Novus Ordo calendar, is called the 3rd Sunday of Easter. Let’s have a look at the Collect: This Sunday’s Collect, it seems to me, reflects a conscious attempt on the part of Holy Church to remind … Continue reading

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Swiss Guards: Armor and “the most powerful weapon that exists”

Many of you will remember that project we had to make fitted armor for one of the Swiss Guard.  HERE I was alerted to a great photo at the National Catholic Register of the Guard in his splendid armor…. made by … Continue reading

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28 April – St Gianna’s amazing 2nd miracle. With Fr. Z’s 10 Points

Today is the Dies Natalis of St. Gianna Beretta Molla (+28 April 1962 at 39 years of age).  That is to say that St. Gianna died and was born into heaven today (thus, “birthday… dies natalis”). I have posted this before … Continue reading

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Of Prisoners and Devotions

If we want to succeed in our initiatives in the Church, initiatives directed both ad intra and ad extra, we must revitalize our Catholic identity.  To revitalize our Catholic identity, we need, first and foremost, a renewal of our sacred liturgical worship, primarily … Continue reading

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BOOK: The Devil Hates Latin

The title of this book intrigued me from the start, since it is a phrase that I have written many times.  It came out last year (I’m surprised that I wasn’t alerted, frankly). The Devil Hates Latin by Katherine Galgano … Continue reading

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St. Peter Canisius, pray for the Jesuits!

Today is the Feast of St. Peter Canisius (+1597), a Jesuit priest and Doctor of the Church.  There is a good write up about this great son of Ignatius HERE. Peter was a great counter-Reformation saint who worked tirelessly in … Continue reading

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