Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

A light TEOTWAWKI moment

After some rogue nation lights off a passel of nukes and EMPs everyone, or after the next Carrington Event – which is bound to happen someday – slams your planet back into the 17th century, we are going to have … Continue reading

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@ArchbishpSample to make liturgical changes in the @archpdx

His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland has stood up again and again in favor of a strong Catholic identity.  I remind the readership of his stellar sermon some years ago at Assumption Grotto in Detroit (HERE) and … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , | 24 Comments

“The Council that might have been…” but wasn’t.

One of you readers recently sent me an interesting link to a page of the blog of Fr. Joseph Komonchak. Fr. Komonchak has provided the original – but rejected – schemata for the Second Vatican Council.
At some time you might … Continue reading

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Posted in The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: MALAYALAM

UPDATE:
I am delighted to report that my correspondent sent an audio recording of the Internet Prayer in his native tongue Mayalalam, which is spoken in Kerala state in India.
ORIGINALLY Published on: Dec 21, 2017
There are a few things which really … Continue reading

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Justice Thomas delievers commencement address

I was alerted to the news that, last weekend, Justice Clarence Thomas gave the commencement address at Christendom College. Surely you will be interested.

And if you have not read it, check out his autobiography.
My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir
US HERE – … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Timing of announcements during Holy Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My parish has been assigned a parochial administrator. Since he has arrived, we have had nearly weekly post-homily announcements. What I mean is that our priests finish their homily and the parochial administrator or someone from the finance … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | 17 Comments

ASK FATHER: Religious Ed teacher controls First Communion

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
At our parish the head of the RE [Religious Education] is adamant that no child is allowed sacramental prep without having come to RE for a minimum of one year with good attendance. We home school and our … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , | 18 Comments

My View For Awhile: Domum

I have been contemplating the set of vestments in green which should be underway. Do I want the dalmatics to fasten with buttons?

Shopping for supper with the editor of New Liturgical Movment. I contemplated pajjata.

Puntarelle

Saltimbocca

From Vespers and Benediction earlier.

And then…. … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 6 Comments

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard at Mass as you fulfilled your Sunday obligation?  Let us know what it was.
For my part, I don’t have a congregation today so I won’t preach.
However, I will offer Mass … Continue reading

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Sad: “Cranmer tables” in the Pantheon and many great Roman churches

I was in St. Peter’s Basilica the morning they tore out the Altar of the Chair.    There were people stationed to prevent anyone from taking photos.   Workers pried it apart with crowbars and hauled it off like so … Continue reading

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Posted in Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, You must be joking! | Tagged , , | 29 Comments