Daily Archives: 12 January 2018

Wherein Fr. Z comments on a @RorateCaeli post about priests, permissions and exorcism prayers. Then @fatherz rants.

At Rorate there is a post especially for priests about the proper and improper use of the exorcism prayers in the older Rituale Romanum.  It’s a good service. After providing images of a 2009 letter from the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” … Continue reading

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Wherein @MassimoFaggioli tosses another nastygram at the “rigorist” straw man

Massimo “Beans” Faggioli … what a puzzle. He seems to be bright, but he constantly tweets dopey things. The diocese in Albano, Italy is setting up a shelter for separated or divorced fathers who, having to pay monthly livelihood to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: URGENT EMERGENCY PREDICAMENT! Mass in Presence of a Prelate but we don’t have a Pax Brede!

When I see the word “brede” I can’t help but think of the novel In This House Of Brede by Rumor Godden (US HERE – UK HERE). From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our little EF congregation would like to invite our Bishop to attend … Continue reading

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How bad is the situation of vocations to the priesthood tragic Germany?

How bad is the situation of vocations to the priesthood tragic Germany? “In 2017, only 76 priests were ordained in Germany; in 2000 there were still about twice as many, namely 154.  When the German Bishops’ Conference tallied this number … Continue reading

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Esolen on virtue and chastity in “Wonder Woman” (not the one you immediately thought of)

When I would explain the Decalogue to children, I’d say something like: God didn’t give us rules because he wanted to ruin our fun.  These rules are God’s way of saying, “Don’t hurt yourself.  You are made in my image.  … Continue reading

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DISGUSTING LBGT story reveals something about homosexualist agenda in the Church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

This is disgusting, but it is necessary for you to know. A forward, which I have offered before: I’ve argued here – often – that the homosexualist agenda has been patiently engaged for a long time and is still reaching for … Continue reading

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