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- mrjaype: Father, that’ ;s not a trumpet. That’ ;s cornet.
- Ave Maria: I am very fortunate in that both the parishes I frequent have two daily Masses with confession times at each and also on Saturdays. I recall in my former parish out in a liturgi...
- UncleBlobb: My brief experience with people interested in this kind of activity is that they see themselves “on the margins 221; of mainstream culture of any kind, and they seek to find...
- GypsyMom: Oh, yes, these attachment s are very difficult to break. If they aren’ ;t broken first, they get passed down to succeeding generation s, as well. They pass on a tendency to certain...
- youngcatholicgirl: One beautiful sight is at the ICKSP oratory in St. Louis. They begin confession s at 7:15 on Sunday morning. If you get there at 9:30 to confess before the 10 o’cl ock...
- Semper Gumby: Interestin g interview, thanks Fr. Z and Lifesite. About theology department s in German universiti es, Card. Muller says: “Professio nalism in theology is not well received.& #8221;...
- VonOrigen: Fr. Z, just a request to list the musical selections in the Adventcazt s. There̵ 7;s some nice sounds that I’d like to have wafting from our speakers at home. For example, the...
- hwriggles4: There̵ 7;s a parish close to me that has several Masses on Sunday, with at least two Masses in Spanish. The Spanish Masses are full. Confession is regularly offered, and a few times...
- JustaSinner: Imagine how it must be when you see a Priest in public and ask him for the Blessing and he nearly runs. Maybe time to ask, “Father, do you have time for a confession ?” I underst...
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- Nathan: Sometimes in the comboxes I’m tempted to dwell on the very few times in my life that a priest has done something I thought questionab le in the confession al. I should rather tell all...
- LeeGilbert: Many years ago I had an eye-openin g conversati on with a friend who was pursuing a masterR 17;s degree in Scripture at Notre Dame. “The priesthood is all about sin,” said he. I have...
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- JonPatrick: Our parish is fairly good about confession with times regularly scheduled on Wednesday and Friday at 4 PM as well as the usual Saturday afternoon at the 3 churches of the parish. It is...
- Gregg the Obscure: a nearby parish offers scheduled confession nine hours a week nearly always either two or three priests at a time. i hope to get there this afternoon as my need for the sacram...
- Gabriel Syme: If I was a priest, I would state the number of penitents in the weekly bulletin, along with the number of parishione rs. Hopefully the contrast would jar the conscience of some...
- JesusFreak84: I’m glad that young and old form long lines for the Confession al at my parish every week. It also means I have no excuse for feeling self-consc ious ;p I know I beat this drum...
- Nicholas: I am a senior at Thomas Aquinas College, a faithful Catholic college. We have 12:30 hours of Confession scheduled a week for 400 students and 50 faculty and staff. It is used. It is truly...
- hwriggles4: I find when priests discuss confession , more Catholics go. My parish is doing Leave the Light On as well. Regularly my Novus Ordo parish does confession s on Thursday nights (norma...
- Marius2k4: We’r e fortunate enough here in Dallas to have Mater Dei, an FSSP parish with confession before and after 2-3 daily masses, and before, during and after masses on Sunday. Whene...
- Charivari Rob: Here in Boston, besides the schedules offered at the various parishes 8230; The last few years, there has been The Light Is On initiative . Done in Lent (and at least a couple of...
- bibi1003: I attend a tiny church with one FSSP priest. Only the TLM mass is offered and it’s daily with confession a half hour before each mass.
- monstrance: The amount “scheduled ” confession time available at a parish is a great indicator of its spiritual health.
- ChesterFrank: I have come to the conclusion that the most profound way for a layperson to actively participat e in the Mass is to go to confession .
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- Fast growth in Paganism, Wicca (the joke that is no joke)
- VIDEO: The new church of Gower Abbey (and the Extraordinary Ordinary)
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 13: The Dirty Bucket
- Priests and bishops who are probably going to Hell
- End of year 2018 charitable giving and YOU. A suggestion.
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 12: Patience
- Holy Face of Manoppello, Sankt Gallen, “designer babies”
- Card. Müller’s interview about Church and theology in Germany
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 11: Hark! a gladsome voice is thrilling
- TERRIFIC! School Choir accomplished, back to back, Solemn Roman and Eastern liturgy!
- NYC Day 1: Of Borscht and Buttons
- “If only women were in leadership positions…”
- Anglicans to mock baptism with transgender ceremony
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 10: If a liturgy looks silly, you can close your eyes. But if it sounds silly…
- A priest’s thought after going ‘ad orientem’
- Priests and Latin. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- My View For Awhile: ”Festina Lente” Edition
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 09: Proper Marian Devotion
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- Of getting Latin wrong, corrections, and of priests and their Latin or lack thereof
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 08: Egocentrics and God’s gifts
- A conflicted Fishwrap v. Francis on homosexuals in seminary and priesthood
- On this day in 2005 …
- Help a young entrepreneur!
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 07: “If she had not given her ‘Fiat!’…”
- 7 Dec – Titanic, intriguing St Ambrose of Milan, bishop and doctor
- UPDATE on injuries and recovery with heartfelt thanks
- Solemn Requiem for @BishopMorlino in @MadisonDiocese
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 06: Our Lord will appear in His humanity so that He can be seen by the just and the wicked
- VIDEO – Funeral of @BishopMorlino of @MadisonDiocese
Let us pray…
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: November 2018
From a reader…
Recently, our stable group of roughly 50 people took the extraordinary step of asking our bishop for a regular celebration of the EF, having already spoken to the pastor of the parish. He responded in the negative. How do we go … Continue reading
EWTN on Raymond Arroyo’s The World Over has a tribute to Bp Morlino.
I will keep saying it.
The passing and replacement of Bp. Robert Morlino is an important moment for the Church in the USA, particularly in light of The Present Crisis.
The Diocese of Madison has a page with links to some personal … Continue reading
From a reader…
I regularly receive Holy Communion kneeling (on the floor) at my OF-only parish. My pastor has asked me a few times not to do that, though not forcefully – he’s never unkind about it or actually telling me to stop (rather … Continue reading
The passing of Bp. Morlino – and the naming of his successor – is an important moment for the Church in the USA, particularly in light of The Present Crisis.
There has been quite a bit of even international coverage of … Continue reading
I keep coming back to the passing of Bp. Morlino, and not merely because of my personal connection.
The passing of Bp. Morlino – and the naming of his successor – is an important moment for the Church in the USA, … Continue reading
This was gracious.
From the US site of the SSPX.
Bp. Robert Morlino, Brave Defender of the Traditional Mass, Passes Away
Bishop Morlino of the Madison, WI diocese, passed away Saturday evening last, after a sudden “cardiac event,” shocking traditionally-minded faithful who had … Continue reading
The funeral for Bp. Morlino will be on 4 December. He will be buried immediately after the funeral in Madison’s Resurrection cemetery.
It was Bp. Morlino’s desire to provide the city and diocese with a new Cathedral church once again, which … Continue reading
The site of the CMAA, Musica Sacra Forum, published response to the 29 – yes, twenty-nine – dubia submitted to the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”.
The questioner is a Polish priest, I assume young, working on a doctorate.
Folks, I get it. I get … Continue reading
Consider what is entrusted to a bishop.
Consider how he, like everyone else, struggles with the world, the flesh and the Devil.
Consider that, though fortified with the graces of the sacrament of orders and defended by the holy angels, a bishop … Continue reading
I am deeply moved by all the emails I have received after the too early passing of Bp. Robert Morlino of Madison, the Extraordinary Ordinary (the ExO).
People have written from all over the world. They sense that this is an … Continue reading
Two recent pieces about the late, great Extraordinary Ordinary, Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, tell you a great deal about the man, who was misunderstood by many – purposely in the case of quite a few.
First, there is a … Continue reading
I received the following:
The Funeral Arrangements for Bishop Morlino are as follows:
– A Prayer Vigil, with opportunity for visitation, will be held Monday, December 3rd, at the O’Donnell Chapel at Holy Name Heights, 702 S. High Point Rd., Madison, from … Continue reading
Anthony Esolen, author of the new book Nostalgia (BUY IT NOW! US HERE – UK HERE) has a column describing the dangerous roll of the dice it is to find a place to go to Sunday Mass when away from home … Continue reading