Monthly Archives: June 2019

Mail from a priest: “It finally dawned on me that the dysfunction could be demonic.” Then a short rant from @FatherZ

A priest sent an interesting email, in the wake of what I wrote HERE about the need to perform exorcisms of all church properties.   I short, I wrote: […] If I were a diocesan bishop, I would immediately go through my entire … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost: The dangers of worldly things

In the older, traditional calendar of the Roman Rite, today is the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost. Let’s have a look at the… COLLECT (1962MR): Protector in te sperantium, Deus, sine quo nihil est validum, nihil sanctum: multiplica super nos misericordiam tuam; ut, te … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a deacon serve as acolyte in the Extraordinary Form Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a deacon serve as acolyte in the Extraordinary Form Mass? Sure.  If there are not enough servers for the sake of a Solemn Mass, and for some reason you have a plethora of deacons and … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 13th Ordinary Sunday: error binds and truth frees

At work in the Collect for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time are themes of divine adoption and the splendor of truth. Our prayer connects being wrapped up in error with separation from God.  It joins divine adoption with coming … Continue reading

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Listen for their hearts.

I wrote this for the current issue of the Catholic Herald, now published in both the UK and these USA.  Each week I write 400 words for the issue. ___ As this number of the weekly you now peruse was issued, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: “A Moment With The Bishop” – ACTION ITEM!

People have been writing to ask, “How’s the new bishop?”  They refer, of course, to the newly installed successor to the late Bp. Morlino of Madison.  Bp. Donald Hying, late of Gary, officially took his crook and cathedra in Madison … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hard time getting kids confirmed with traditional rites. Can you go to another diocese?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I wonder if you can help me out here. I have a good old friend who is having the dickens of a time with the confirmation of his children. He and his wife and children really … Continue reading

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A Cardinal examines the underlying vision of the upcoming Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris

The Pan-Amazonian Synod is coming up in October.  Expect it to be highly engineered toward the expectations inhering in the Instrumentum Laboris, now available also in English.  HERE Meanwhile, the experts of organization – who put faithful, traditional Catholics to shame … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A soul in anguish about the state of the Church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father, I feel [unsafe] going to Church, which I unfortunately cannot bring myself to do. I firmly believe in the Catholic Faith and all of its traditional teachings. However, going to Mass anywhere has proved … Continue reading

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The TMSM welcomes Bp. Hying to @MadisonDiocese – UPDATED

His Excellency Most Reverend Donald Hying has come to Madison as the diocese’s 5th Bishop.  On Monday, 24 June, Vespers was celebrated on the vigil of his installation on 25 June.  You can see the ceremony and hear the Bishop’s … Continue reading

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Aftermath: the modernist star-trek altar from Notre-Dame de Paris

You might recall that the fire in the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris brought down part of the roof precisely over the modernist star-trek altar set up in the crossing of the nave and transepts.   A massive rubble smashed down … Continue reading

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Clerical beards.

I saw at Pathetic from the esteemed Rev. Mr. Kandra a fluffy bit about more and more seminarians and priests – of the Latin Church – sporting beards.   HERE A couple things.  It has not been the custom of Latin … Continue reading

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PARODY SONG ALERT: Amazoniana Synod

The other day, I posted about the upcoming Pan-Amazonian Synod at which the members will among other things discuss married priests as a solution to the shortage in that mission territory.  I wrote that “I try try try to give … Continue reading

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Shades of Windswept House – UPDATED with a new interview about the late Card. Bernardin

UPDATE: There is MORE. McCarrick’s victim was also abused by Bernardin. He’s on the record in a video interview with Michael Voris. HERE Do NOT watch any of this with children present.  And if you are at all hesitant on … Continue reading

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Earthquake at near Rome – 20:43:47 (UTC) Magnitude 3.4 at a depth of 5 KM – @ Colonna, Italy

There was just an earthquake 1 KM north of Colonna, Italy, in the Castelli Romani 24 KM SE of Rome. 20:43:47 (UTC) Magnitude 3.4 at a depth of 5 KM. This is near well-known places such as Frascati and other … Continue reading

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