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PASCHALCAzT 2017 51 – Easter Thursday: Hristos Anesti!

Today is Easter Thursday.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled Octave. Today’s Roman Station is the Basilica of the Twelve Apostles.

Easterners sing to us. Meanwhile, if you don’t have it yet…. US HERE – UK HERE  

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UPDATE: A bishop urges priests to encourage reception of Holy Communion on the tongue, kneeling. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE 19 April 2017: The full, transcribed text of Bp. Morlino’s sermon is available HERE ___ Originally Published on: Apr 12, 2017 Last night, Tuesday in Holy Week, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bishop of … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 2017 50 – Easter Wednesday: My joy and my crown!

Today is Easter Wednesday.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled Octave. Today’s Roman Station is St. Lawrence outside-the-walls.

Today you hear chant from the schola cantorum of which I was a member back in the day. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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All-black boys school in Philadelphia where Latin is the key

A reader alerted me to a piece in the Wall Street Journal about an all-black boys school in West Philadelphia where Latin is taught in a serious way: Boy’s Latin. The subtitle of the article is outstanding: A dead language helps … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray hits another triple

My good friend Fr. Gerarld Murray has a sobering, withering, and yet salubrious piece today at The Catholic Thing, called “Cardinal Sarah and the Innovators”. Fr. Murray cites idiot statements from Thomas Reese, S.J., and provides his responses while citing His … Continue reading

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A spiritual opportunity for Mother’s Day

I bring to the attention of the readership a great spiritual opportunity for mothers. The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near LaCrosse (build by Card. Burke) has provided a way to enroll mothers for an intention in Holy Mass … Continue reading

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IN THE WILD! Clement XIV joins the Navy!

My friend Fr. Johnson, USN, sent me a photo of his newly acquired Papa Ganganelli (aka Clement XIV Of Glorious Memory) coffee mug. Here it is, strategically situated in Father’s stateroom aboard USS KEARSARGE (LHD3). Fr. Johnson regularly celebrates the TLM … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Easter Sunday Clerical Supper

I was pleased to have had a guest priest come to town to help with our Sacred Triduum in the Extraordinary Form. His presence allowed us to have a Solemn Triduum. It also allowed me to brush off my cooking utensils. … Continue reading

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Robert Mickens is exactly wrong about priestly vocations. Here’s why.

One of the worst of the hyper-liberal catholic publications, Commonweal, publishes a regular column by long-time Rome correspondent Robert Mickens. Many readers here will recall that Mickens loathes Benedict XVI.  He lost his job with The Tablet, the UK’s worst catholic … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 2017 49 – Easter Tuesday: My Lord and my God

Today is Easter Tuesday.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled Octave. Today’s Roman Station is St. Paul’s outside-the-walls.

Today you hear from the beautiful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, whose special apostolate is to pray … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Questions about Pope Francis’ Easter Mass in St. Peter’s

I received a couple questions about the Pope’s Mass for Easter. From a reader (this was NOT in the Ask Father Question Box… I usually ignore questions that don’t come through that link): Was the Pope’s Easter Mass on EWTN … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Private Mass”… Mass “without people”

From a reader… I hope your’e doing well and that you’re able to answer my question. Is a private mass simply any mass not listed in a parish’s bulletin/website? On one side, I hear/read that a Missa Sin Populo or … Continue reading

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URGENT: Benedict XVI’s new text about Sacred Liturgy – The Russian Preface™

For years I have contended that if we do not revitalize our sacred liturgical worship, every initiative we undertake as a Church will wither and face.  Everything we do must start in worship and must be brought back to liturgical worship.  We must … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 2017 48 – Easter Monday: Experience the Octave

Today is Easter Monday, “Pasquetta”.  I wish you and yours a blessed and grace-filled Octave. Today’s Roman Station, for the Mass during the day, is St. Peter’s Basilica.

Today you hear from the beautiful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of … Continue reading

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D. Madison – Sacred Triduum PHOTOS

The Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison is working for the New Evangelization.    We are dedicated to helping the diocese and parishes in their revitalization of our sacred liturgical worship. Here are some pics from the parish’s … Continue reading

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