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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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- WmHesch: Instead of a communal service WITHOUT individual confession , what if, as the church becomes smaller and poorer, we return to the early church practice of confessing our sins in public? At...
- Ace: Fr. Z, the other day you wrote, “You lay readers have strong influence. Get organized. Find friendly priests. Form base communitie s and get to it.” What does this mean? How do we have an...
- Spade: I’m just going to point out again that Duolingo is a great resource and it would be pretty cool if some folks who knew Latin could put together a course. Like, four people did Irish....
- Gab: @Benedict Joseph I agree. Two whistle blowers (2 we know of!) have already gone into hiding, others including religious orders have been removed from their positions. And the sodocleric alism...
- Lurker 59: To those bishops who read this posting: Man up. You are a bishop and a sovereign of your own diocese. You do not need a committee to tell you what to do and the Pope is your brother, not...
- Benedict Joseph: Quite honestly I’m beginning to believe we have seen nothing yet. After last weeks catastroph e it is now more than reasonable to believe anything can happen, and there is no...
- LeeGilbert: Related: There is now a daily Dominican Rite low Mass in Latin mornings at 6AM Monday through Saturday at Holy Rosary parish in Portland, OR. This has been undertaken by the priests of...
- Fr. John Zuhlsdorf: Sometimes I read comments here and wonder and ponder and weigh. Good GRIEF, people! Get a grip! WORK HARDER! EXCEL in charity in your parishes. Convince, move, cajole, persua...
- Augustine Thompson O.P.: For the priest who wants to learn Latin basically for just Mass and Office, I think the best choice is Scanlon and Scanlon 217;s _Latin Grammar_ (https://w ww.amaz...
- Nicholas: I know a 94 year old Jesuit who is faithful. He sometimes says the TLM. He is in good health for his age.
- Fuerza: I’m glad that this question was submitted. I’ve actually spent a lot of time wondering the same thing, since my scrupulosi ty often turns what should be a very simple confess...
- PostCatholic: It’s hideous! I like it!
- LatinMan: Let me just say that while I deplore the doctrinal confusion and weak and inept leadership that Francis’s Pontificat e has brought upon the Church, let me just say that His Holines...
- Semper Gumby: Fr. Rosica forgot to publish that list using the PeopleR 17;s Font: Gebrochene Grotesk. Oh well, the Struggle Session will clear up that oversight. https://de .m.wikiped ia.org/...
- RCAVictor: Brilliant and comforting , Father – thank you.
- Semper Gumby: I’m inclined to go with iPadre on this, with an end of an era but not end of the world. But Go to Confession indeed. Well, it’s Saturday morning across the fruited plains...
- WmHesch: I always hoped Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine in Orlando would get the TLM. It’s not really conducive to TLM architectu rally, but would be key to have it there in tourist central
- anj: It is very simple: Pope Francis does not need to suppress anything. He just amends SP to require permission of the local bishop to say the TLM. He has already done many more radical things. I...
- St. Christopher: Father Z, I am not certain that you are correct on this one. What about the Latin Mass, and the very existence of Catholicis m at all in Henry VIII and Elizabeth I’s Engla...
- Imrahil: Brief note concerning the translatio n of Hochschule : As this is not a context where the focus is on linguistic precision, let’ s just say “uni versity 221; and be done...
- Imrahil: Just a brief throw-in: Let’ s not mix up the word “dog matic̶ 1; referring to a rank of certaintly (viz., absolute certainty) with the word “dog matic̶ 1; refer...
- Kerry: Marse Robert, you wrote: “VII also does contain dogmatic portions, and dogmatic statements in a pastoral document are still dogmatic statements of the magisteriu m. For example, a Pope...
- Suburbanbanshee: Other than the Classical pronunciat ion thing, I think the Great Courses 217; Latin 101 is very good. Professor Muller is a hoot, and the lecture videos are good. The drawb...
- Imrahil: Well, the first or somewhat-f irst lines of our schoolbook s were: “Pub lius est pater, Cornelia est mater. Delia serva est.” ; And that was as famous for us as the sente...
- Pius Admirabilis: @Clinton R. For some reason, in my circle of friends, one or two young men did join the Jesuits! Which is kind of weird since they can be counted as “Tra ds”, just as...
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Monthly Archives: October 2018
From a reader…
Today, I went for confession to the capuchins like I usually do. The priests there tend to be great confessors. However, today I had quite a bad experience.
I confess in kind and number and I keep a list … Continue reading
Crisis has a piece which talks about how homosexualist Jesuit (tautology?) James Martin, LGBTQSJ has urged his twitter and fakebook followers to attack LifeSite and other faithful Catholic sites for something they didn’t do.
This isn’t the first time Martin has … Continue reading
This is a post-Rome trip catch-up and catch-all.
Today I drove back to the Cupboard Under The Stairs from The City of Broad Shoulders. Immediately I set out on a series of tasks. Whereas, after living in Rome for many years, … Continue reading
In these United States, be sure to check your parish schedules for Masses.
Thursday 1 November 2017 is a Holy Day of OBLIGATION.
For our part, there will be a Missa Cantata at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI, in the Extraordinary Form. 6:30 … Continue reading
From a reader…
I tend to get very nervous in confession and I do better if I just stick to the script so to speak so I don’t start rambling. Is there a formula for confessing mortal sins that were forgotten in a … Continue reading
I’m offering up the mornings frustrations and irritation in reparation for the Synod (“walking together”).
Apart from having to leave and leave before 4 for the sake of the early flight, the weather was horrific again this morning (have you seen … Continue reading
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass to fulfill your Sunday Obligation?
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You were paying attention, weren’t you?
It has been a pretty nasty day in the Eternal City. The weather was as dreadful today as it has been beautiful over the week. I did get out for some last needful errands and got drenched.
As promised, I … Continue reading
Today the pithily perspicacious Fr H looks at the Synod’s (“walking together”) notion about developing ways to certify Catholic blogs to avoid “fake news”.
He wrote along the lines of what I wrote HERE. He also wrote:
We seem to have … Continue reading
In the near future, we will face more church closures. Some won’t be that much of a loss. Some, however, are part of our patrimony, lovingly built by our forebears, irreplaceable.
I bring to the readerships attention the plight of parishioners … Continue reading
At my old stomping ground, The Wanderer, there is a good summary and analysis piece by Peggy Moen (a terrific editor!) who attended much of the Synod (“walking together”).
Clichés Of The Francis Era Dominate A Press Briefing
ROME — Following the Thursday, … Continue reading
Many thanks to you who sent birthday greetings with notes.
Several of you said that you would have Masses said for me, which is very much appreciated.
Another several wrote along the lines of, “You are THAT OLD?!?”
Others, reading my line about … Continue reading
From a reader…
Thanks to you and your blog, I am intending to receive a plenary indulgence or three (aim high!) for the souls in purgatory over Nov 1 – Nov 8. Reading through the Manual of Indulgences, from the fourth edition (1999) of … Continue reading
I’ve been, as much as possible ignoring the Synod’s (“walking together”) document. First, I’ve wanted a pleasant day. Was the Synod really about producing a document? Or was it about creating smokescreens and providing cover for the placement of … Continue reading