Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)

Lovely, drippy, syrupy TLM and vocation video. Then Fr. Z rants about crying.

Pope Francis said something along the lines that certain realities can be seen only through eyes that have been cleansed by tears.
At the Italian site Messa in Latino, I saw a little video, beautifully produced, focused very much on the … Continue reading

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The image of the badge of the Vendée came to mind today

The other day, I saw a stage of the Tour de France that was in the Vendée.
Today is the anniversary of the martyrdom of the Carmelites of Compiègne.
I’ve been watching the lunatic frenzy and eruptions of malice from the Left … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Spiritual Bouquet for Bp. Morlino

On 1 August, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary, will mark the 15th anniversary of his installation as the 4th Bishop of Madison.
The TMSM has begun to gather a Spiritual Bouquet for His Excellency, especially in … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Garofolato!

Summer notwithstanding, I have had a hankering for something Roman that I haven’t had for a while.
Garofolato.
In Italian, chiodi … “nails” are cloves… but indifferent cloves.  They could be cloves of garlic (which are spicchi).  However chiodi di garofano are … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Cremains in funeral Mass, Traditional Requiem

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Thank you for all that you do and say, on this blog and beyond. Here is my question:
Since cremation is permitted, what would be the ritual for cremains if the funeral mass were an EF Requiem?
To my mind, … Continue reading

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Pontifical Mass in Lake Charles. A brief and yet optimistic rant from Fr. Z.

I saw a great entry at NLM about a Pontifical Mass in Louisiana.  There are good photos. Check it out.
His Excellency Glen Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles celebrated a Pontifical Mass in their cathedral.
Writing about it, Greg DiPippo aptly adds … Continue reading

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The last 10 minutes…

The last 10 minutes…

Haydn’s Farewell is playing.
Request from a priest via text message for the blessing of beehives.
Email from a priest asking about baptizing the child adopted by homosexuals.
Delivery of a deep cycle 12v battery.
Roast out of the fridge and preparation of … Continue reading

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17 July 1794: “Permission to die, Mother?”

In 1794, the Place de la Nation on the east side of Paris was called the Place du Trône-Renversé… Toppled Throne Square. In 1792 a guillotine was set up here and the killing began. Robespierre and Barère made terror an … Continue reading

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17 July 2018 – 100 years after

The day after Pres. Trump met with Pres. Putin in Finland, today, is the 100th anniversary of the execution of the last Tsar Nicholas II and his family.

 

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Cobblestones, new vestments, and swag for Zed Heads

The last couple of days have involved a lot of TV coverage.  The person who invented the DVR deserves prayers.  Everything is recorded, so I can blast through commercials and jump around.  Yesterday I tuned in – sort of – … Continue reading

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More shallow, angry, cliché feminist rubbish from Fishwrap

The Fishwrap is a disgrace.  The National Schismatic Reporter today proudly displays:

Yes, Fishwrap pays people to write that.
Notice also their “same-sex marriage” post.  Coming from liberal RNS, it is not objective, which suits Fishwrap’s agenda just fine.
Jamie Manson, openly lesbian, disciple of Margaret Farley, writes against … Continue reading

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The demographics of church participation are shifting.

The demographics of church participation are shifting.
In these USA…
The numbers of active priests will drop, impacting the number of parishes open.  The number of millennials going to church will drop, thus impacting parish income.  The number of conservative and traditional … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Urgent prayer request for a priest

A friend of mine asks for:
“An army of prayer for Fr. P!”
I don’t know who he is or what’s up, but if my friend asked me to ask you, then it must be important.
In your kindness, pray for “Fr. P”.
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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two made in the sermon you heard at the Holy Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation?  Let us know what it was.

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“St Swithin’s day if thou be fair…”

Today is the Feast of St. Swithun, Bishop of Winchester (+862).  His bones in Winchester were the occasions of many cures, but his shrine was destroyed by Protestants.  He is celebrated today, 15 July, because this is the day his … Continue reading

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