Daily Archives: 24 May 2018

ASK FATHER: When to make an appointment for confession

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Would it be better (in order for the priest to have more time with the penitent) to make an appointment for confessing VERY grave sins (something even the most lenient person would say needs confessing) or should you … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sorting out confusing, contradictory messages from priests

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to ask you a question since I know you are knowledgable and do not lead souls astray. My question is not meant to vent about the state of the church, since … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z assigns some worthwhile reading

At First Things there are two outstanding pieces to which I direct your attention.
Firstly, run, don’t walk, to read Martin Mosebach’s beautiful essay about “eternal Rome”.   The translator did a masterful job.  I read it yesterday on the airplane and I … Continue reading

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Met “Gay-la” and new movie. Coincidence? I think not.

You all know about the “Gay-la” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.  Each year, the Met has some big “fashion” exhibit.   This year, some folks in the Church were either duped or were consciously complicit in producing a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Forgetting sins during confession

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Dear Father, is it okay if I didn’t said the sin I was about to confess because my mind blocked? I didn’t finished it with the lines “for these and all my sins…” because I got a little … Continue reading

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Day Of Prayer For The Church In China

My Vatican Curia calendar shows that today is the Day Of Prayer For The Church In China.
Just a few days ago, I read at Canticum Salominis about the Feast of Our Lady of China, 12 May, and her proper Mass.  … Continue reading

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