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About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

WDTPRS 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “In His will is our peace.”

Let’s look at this week’s Collect, a prayer having a precedent in the 1962MR as the Collect for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost. It was also in the Veronese and Gelasian, ancient sacramentaries both.
COLLECT – (2002MR):
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
da nobis fidei … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI sent text of talk to University: relativistic dialogue and “lethal ideas”

From CNS:
Retired pope says interreligious dialogue no substitute for mission
VATICAN CITY – Retired Pope Benedict XVI said dialogue with other religions is no substitute for spreading the Gospel to non-Christian cultures, and warned against relativistic ideas of religious truth as … Continue reading

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Salt and Light attacks Card. Burke: sticking to the ideal instead of ministering to people

Life Site has a piece about Salt and Light network’s verbal attack on Card. Burke. HERE
As you may know, Fr. Thomas Rosica, who did some work for the Holy See Press Office during the Synod of Bishops, heads up Salt … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The priest changes many things during Mass

From a reader…
QUAERTUR:
In my parish, the priest is a bit of a progressive type (he recommended Fishwrap as a good Catholic website). Anyway, just wondering whether it’s OK that he never says the Nicene Creed (it’s always the Apostle’s Creed), whether getting the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Placement of choir

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What does the Church recommend IF there is NOT A LOFT?
I am a music director at a small rural church and ONLY at Christmas and Easter do we have the choir come up during communion and the sing … Continue reading

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Michael Voris, Card. Burke… corrections

Get this from Michael Voris:

Michael stood up. Good for him.
UPDATE 24 Oct:
It has been interesting reading the reactions to what Mr. Voris did.
I wonder if some people, especially over at The Olympian Middle, aren’t mired in the fault of papalotry.
Just … Continue reading

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ROME – Day 3: Vestments, cont. Other stuff.

This morning we had Mass at Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini, the FSSP parish.  They are always welcoming and helpful when priests want to say Mass.
I like the way the amices are done here.  The ribbons can be removed easily, for … Continue reading

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22 October: Sts. Nunilo and Alodia! Virgins and Martyrs

The members of the Religion of Peace like to try to kill innocent people on anniversaries, it seems. Today, the Canadian Parliament was attacked. HERE I suspect they weren’t Quebec separatists.
Today is the Feast of St. John Paul II. BUT!…
Today, … Continue reading

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ROME – Day 2: Vestments edition

This morning the group went off to the Audience and some time in the Museum, both of which I passed.
On my way to meet a priest friend at Gammarelli I stopped at Sant’Eustachio.  Just a nice view, inside a Roman … Continue reading

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Oh the humanity!

Okay… we orthodox, faithful, conservative Catholics are the most flexible people around, but this simply needs some sort of intervention.
Michael Voris is in Rome.  He was doing some coverage of the Synod and has stayed also for the trad events … Continue reading

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