Monthly Archives: September 2017

Wherein Fr. Z rants… about and to diocesan priests

A while back, I posted a comment on the post of a young man who had, quite properly, praised the work of those orders, fraternities and institutes set up under the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“.  He left out diocesan priests.
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Card. Müller: Let’s have the argument! Fr. Z POLL!

Have you noticed that one side of the ongoing debates in the Church today want to close down dialogue and avoid having the arguments that are screaming to be had?  By avoiding real debate – just as nature abhors a … Continue reading

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Today’s provocative reading

Provocative reading met my eyes this morning, fresh from Mass, office, coffee and two of those little biscuit things which I like, not to sweet, not too dull.
First, there is a great offering at Crisis by one Jason Morgan, once here in … Continue reading

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Access to #FilialCorrection Crimethink webpage blocked in the Vatican

UPDATE: See comments, below, for possible alternative explanations involving filters.
As reported by Corriere, the Vatican spokesman said: “nessun blocco, la notizia e falsa”… “ma figuratevi se facciano questo per una lettera di sessanta persone”.  Also the head of the Vatican … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Requests for GREGORIAN MASSES and priests who can say them

UPDATE 25 SEPTEMBER:
A couple requests came in.  Are there priests out there who can do this?
Also, in Rome recently I met one of the priests who contacted me about this.  Nifty.
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People sometimes write to me to request Gregorian Masses (i.e., the same Mass … Continue reading

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION: The Theology of Prayer

One of you readers sent a book from my Amazon wishlist (thanks, S).  I have started to dig in and it is great.
Joseph Clifford Fenton’s The Theology of Prayer
US HERE – UK HERE

I was immediately struck by the different style of … Continue reading

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For the record…

There have been lots of stories about the meanies who caused homosexualist activist Jesuit Fr. James Martin to be dis-invited from certain speaking gigs.   Inevitably, as these liberal catholic sources – in the spirit of Proverbs 26:11 – recycle and recycle the same … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How early can seminarians start learning to say Traditional Latin Mass

From a seminarian…
QUAERITUR:
I recently read your post encouraging priests to learn the TLM. It made me think, how early should a seminarian begin to learn it? Would it be jumping the gun for someone in 1st Theology to begin watching … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Congregation during Traditional Missa Cantata

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
While at Missa Cantata yesterday there was clearly some confusion on the part of the servers and consequently the congregation as to when they should stand rather than kneel.
The MC said the servers should be standing for the … Continue reading

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Usher stops shooting attack in church

From the Possenti Society.
“The St. Gabriel Possenti Society commends Robert Engle of the Burdette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee for stopping with his handgun a mass murder of congregants during services on Sunday, September 24,” Society chairman John … Continue reading

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A veritable banquet of rich and useful reading: @RobertSRoyal and Kwasniewski

This morning I awoke to a veritable banquet of rich and useful reading.
First, I direct your attention to a post at The Catholic Thing by Robert Royal, who never disappoints.  (He also writes about Dante. YAY! US HERE – UK HERE)
He begins with … Continue reading

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“Se mi sbaglio mi corrigerete!”

From 16 October 1978:

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WDTPRS – 16th Sunday after Pentecost: good works bound up in grace

This Sunday’s dense Collect survived the scissors and paste-pots of the Consilium during the 1960’s and lived on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum as the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (next week). This prayer, used for centuries, is in the … Continue reading

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How a priest was changed by learning the Traditional Latin Mass

My friend Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, whom I just saw in Rome during the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage, with some of the wonderful Sisters in Santa Rosa, has this at his place.  HERE
He talks about learning the Traditional Form of Holy Mass, the Usus … Continue reading

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Large group offers “filial correction” to Pope Francis for “seven heresies”.

UPDATE: 23 Sept:
It is important to take all thoughts about this to prayer and perhaps with fasting.
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Be careful about what you ask for.
Pope Francis asked for “lío”.
He got some more public “lío”.
I had alluded to it with some warnings not … Continue reading

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