Monthly Archives: August 2019

WDTPRS – 22nd Ordinary Sunday: O mighty God of hosts, graft into our hearts the love of Your Name!

In the Sanctus of Holy Mass and, in the great Te Deum, we echo the myriads of angels bowed low in the liturgy of heaven before God’s throne: “Holy, Holy, Holy LORD GOD SABAOTH …. God of “heavenly hosts”. With … Continue reading

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“Dario Viganò is getting bigger now. No, not that Viganò who is in hiding now!”

As a quondam but not-too-dedicated vaticanista, I watch now the goings on “oltratevere” (see… I can still bring the yiddish when I want to) in a combination of morbid fascination, as with glancing at road kill, and amusement, as with … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Trailer for Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce as Benedict XVI and Francis in upcoming ‘The Two Popes’

Well, this is going to be … interesting. It will be interesting to see if their portrayal of Benedict (Hopkins is a great actor) is anything like the real Benedict. Back in the day, I had an awful lot of … Continue reading

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Support a project of evangelization through beauty, music and the TLM

I thought y’all might want to know about this. This comes from the choir director at Sacred Heart Church in Grand Rapids, MI… which has an amazing school and a great liturgical program.  I have visited the parish and celebrated … Continue reading

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NB: new registrations approved after a delay

I’ve been on the road for a couple of days, and so not able to review and approve registrations. This morning I approved a whole raft of them.  Thanks! BTW… I get emails from people who say that they’ve tried … Continue reading

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Creepy, unsettling evil. Yes, a Jesuit was involved. UPDATED: Fr Z rants about idiotic false compassion.

UPDATE 30 August: This is a very important update, which, in justice, people should follow up on and read. Jesuit-run (of course) Amerika has an interview with the Jesuit who was the celebrant of “Bob’s” last Mass, where he seems … Continue reading

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VIDEO – Bp. Hying of @MadisonDiocese on minimalism. Then Fr. Z rants at length.

Bp. Donald Hying of the Diocese of Madison is issuing brief daily videos.  Today he talks about “minimalism and maximalism”. This is really important for our individual lives and for the whole life of the Church, especially in these troubling … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 176: How to sing Table Prayers in Latin

Today I talk about prayer before and after meals.  What inspired me is the recent arrival of beautiful little books – new – for singing the table prayers in Latin.  They are from the Monastery of St. Benedict, in southern … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A man at work wants to be addressed as a woman.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Fr. I’m hoping for some advice as to how to charitably and prudently deal with a gender dysphoric coworker without giving a pinch of incense to Jupiter. Specifically, it is likely that I will need … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: If adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will end, why do we say, “without end” when we pray?

From a Sister… QUAERITUR: We are trying to revive the practice of Perpetual Adoration in our congregation. Previously (1882-1986), when there was a change of adorers the incoming adorer would say “Praised and adored be without end” and the outgoing … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to make a good confession, especially after many years

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hello, Father. I have a request. Since you often exhort people to go to confession, and since many haven’t gone in years and have anxiety about the form it takes, what to do or what to … Continue reading

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@LMSChairman Joseph Shaw on relentless marginalization of “trads”

Joseph Shaw, Chairman of the Latin Mass Society in the UK, is doing some heavy lifting.  Thanks to my friend Fr. Tim Finigan – biretta tip o{]:¬) – I spotted this twitter thread of some 10 tweets in which Shaw … Continue reading

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“Ad orientem” worship: help against clericalism

“[A] common turning to the east during the Eucharistic Prayer remains essential. This is not a case of something accidental, but of what is essential. Looking at the priest has no importance. What matters is looking together at the Lord. … Continue reading

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It is time to #UniteTheClans

Consider three data points. The Pew Research Study about the Eucharist Shifting Demographics From 2007 to 2017 locations for the TLM grew from 50 to over 500. The editor of The Remnant, my friend Michael Matt, has begun to promote … Continue reading

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Five short videos about CONFESSION from Bp. Hying of @MadisonDiocese

You might take some time to take in several of the daily videos from Bp. Donald Hying of Madison on a topic dear to this blog: the Sacrament of Penance. HERE GO TO CONFESSION! Here is the first of 5 … Continue reading

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