Daily Archives: 8 July 2017

REMINDER: The Internet, Prayer and You

Do you pray before using the Internet?  It might be a good idea.  Aside from the dangers for custody of the eyes and from reading horrible soul-annihilating things at Fishwrap (et alibi), there are matters of time expenditure and prideful personal exchanges, … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project ONGOING!

¡Hagan lío!
I had a nice note from a reader who met a seminarian recipient of one of your birettas.
Here at Fr. Z’s Samizdat, for now I’ll anonymize this “In The Wild” pic.  It is just better that way, given the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Corruption, sodomy, drugs, infidelity… How can we trust anything from Rome? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE:
Feedback from a reader…
In a recent post, you respond to a question about the distress that is caused by the latest homosexual scandal in the Vatican. You pointed out that the enemy will attack, “in particular,” those who have influence over others. Among … Continue reading

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Congregation for Divine Worship’s new document on valid bread and wine for the Eucharist

The sacraments have both matter (the physical stuff) and form (the words pronounced).  In the case of the Eucharist the matter is twofold: bread and wine.  The bread must be from wheat and, in the Latin Church, unleavened.  The wine … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can an Eastern Catholic priest confirm a Latin Catholic

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it licit for a child who has received the sacraments of baptism and first communion in the Western Rite to receive the sacrament of confirmation from an Eastern Rite priest?
Canon 696 of the Code of the Canons of the … Continue reading

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