Daily Archives: 5 May 2018

Fr. Rutler and Fr. Z on White House Correspondents dinner @whpresscorps

I’ve had lot of email about the recent annual “Correspondents Dinner” in the nation’s swamp.   Hence, I had to look at a few video clips of “roasting” which proves that “liberal comedian” is a contradiction in terms.
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ASK FATHER: Can priest forbid 1st Communion at a TLM at another parish? Wherein Fr. Z calls for “remedial everything”.

From a reader…
There’s a family who attends and is members at an Ordinary Form parish, who would like their child to do first communion in the Extraordinary Form. The EF is held monthly at a different parish. The pastor at … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 5th Sunday after Easter (TLM): Fr. Z rants on liturgical goop, cracks bones

I am going to drag you – again – through my standard and sustained rant about liturgy, punctuated by Latin vocabulary and Neoplatonism.
First, to be grown up Catholics we need a Mass for grown ups.
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Brick by brick in @archstl – a lesson in commonsense, prayer and elbow grease

There are entirely understandable reasons why not every church can be grand and beautiful.  For example, sometimes a church is needed quickly and the means are slim.  In many cases, however, a little creativity and a touch more patience – … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Easter: Where self and God and are found together

Here is this week’s Collect, for the 6th Sunday of Easter in the Ordinary Form:
Fac nos, omnipotens Deus, hos laetitiae dies, quos in honorem Domini resurgentis exsequimur, affectu sedulo celebrare, ut quod recordatione percurrimus semper in opere teneamus.
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Registered here or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?
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