Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project – HELP!

¡Hagan lío! I had a note from John Hastreiter at Leaflet Missal: About 30 guys on the waiting list. It’s enough to make you choke up.  THIRTY men waiting… waiting… waiting…. YOU, dear readers, have supplied over 100 birettas to seminarians. … Continue reading

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Kwasniewski instructs @MassimoFaggioli about real “rupture”

Recently Massimo “Beans” Faggioli has attempted to stir up a pingle and, with it, attention for himself, by denigrating our Catholic Tradition – nay, rather – by denigrating the people who desire our Catholic Tradition. His latest clickbait shtick, which … Continue reading

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Re-reading Martimort on Deaconesses. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In once wonderfully Catholic Austria, the silly season is in swing.  The new bishop of Innsbruck, Most Rev. Hermann Glettler, said that he supports the ordination of women to the diaconate (which is impossible) and Holy Communion for the divorce … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 155: Latin Forms of Absolution, Vetus and Novus Ordo

From a priest…. QUAERITUR: Fr. Z, Grace and peace. Do you have an audio pronunciation of the absolution prayer (1962) or know of a link? Thanks for the question. Here is a brief PODCAzT, which can also be a PRAYERCAzT, … Continue reading

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After 15 years man emerges from ‘permanent vegetative state’

At LifeSite I read a story about a man who emerged from a Permanent or Persistent Vegetative State (PVS) after 15 years.  It is a remarkable story, which merits to be more widely known. I’ve been writing about PVS for … Continue reading

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New sacred music disc: Renaissance Polyphony of Portugal for Our Lady of Fatima

The great folks at St. John Cantius in Chicago – where they have a fine sacred music program – have a new disc: Renaissance Polyphony of Portugal for Our Lady of Fatima US HERE – UK HERE Too bad it didn’t … Continue reading

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The young DO embrace Tradition: a new VIDEO from Los Angeles

There are those who right now are running down the Traditional Roman Rite, the intentions of Pope Benedict, and, worst of all, the people who desire them.  These poor negative complainers are stuck in their own ideology.  They seem genuinely afraid of … Continue reading

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#LasVegasShooting – Wherein Fr. Z rants.

For some days now I have been avoiding watching news and news commentary shows, etc.  So, through a look at my Twitter feed earlier today, I learned of the horrifying events in Las Vegas. The usual hysteria is now pouring … Continue reading

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The unstated racism of the ‘c’atholic Left

There was an article in, of all places, Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) about the influence of the traditional Roman Rite in Africa. This article prompted a spittle-flecked nutty from the usual suspects, such as Beans and Ruff. … Continue reading

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Is homosexualist activist Jesuit Fr. @JamesMartinSJ a heretic? Canon Law with Ed Peters.

Canonist Ed Peters posted at his excellent site In The Light Of The Law, an illuminating post bringing greater clarity to what heresy is and what Jesuit homosexualist activist Fr. James Martin thinks. Peters doesn’t have a combox, but I do. … Continue reading

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A hellish enemy is at work in the Church

On this beautiful Feast of our Guardian angels, we must remember the invisible role they inevitably play in our lives.  On a plane of being that we humans cannot sense, the holy angels thwart the attacks of hellish fallen angels, bent on our … Continue reading

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INDULGENCE 1st Sunday of October – Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii

There is a beautiful tradition for this day (often right at 1200 noon).  Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii.  The other day for this is 8 … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 17th Sunday after Pentecost: Shun diabolical contamination!

This Sunday’s Collect prayer – in the Extraordinary Form: Da, quaesumus, Domine, populo tuo diabolica vitare contagia: et te solum Deum pura mente sectari. The phrase diabolica vitare contagia is a glory of the Latin Church’s millennial life of prayer. Note the wonder … Continue reading

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Devastated Puerto Rico makes you ponder. PREPARE and GO TO CONFESSION!

Recent storms devastated the electrical grid of Puerto Rico.  Virtually the entire island is without power.  That’s over 3 million people without electricity, water, etc…. for months to come. Consider what life would be like for you were that to happen where … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Wherein Fishwrap accidentally promotes something good! POLL ADDED

UPDATE 20 Sept: Some of the comments have spurred me to add a POLL to the post. ___ Originally posted Sep 29, 2017 These days I have not been watching nightly news and cable commentary and I am leaps and bounds more … Continue reading

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