Category Archives: Classic Posts

St. Francis of Assisi on treatment of the Eucharist, Communion, ornaments of the altar

If any of you have some notion that St. Francis of Assisi was in life like the kitty-hugging, pastel-toned image you see on a holy card or garden statuette, with little birdies sitting on his arms… think again. Some think that had … Continue reading

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: 1993 – When Mother Angelica EXPLODED!

Today something passed my screen which reminded me of that incredible Catholic TV moment when Mother Angelica exploded about the shenanigans at World Youth Day in 1993 where a woman portrayed Christ for a Way of the Cross done in … Continue reading

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A Roman Mystery: The Lost Tomb of St. Jerome

If there have to be reality TV shows or treasure hunt movies, I propose finding the tomb of St. Jerome (+420) in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. I may write a novel!  It would have vampires, I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Corpus Christi: I affirm my subjugation to Christ vanquisher of hell and my sins.

In the traditional Roman calendar for the 1962 Missale Romanum Thursday (I am posting late) is Corpus Domini, or Corpus Christi. In the Novus Ordo many people are celebrating Corpus Christi on Sunday (which is really suppose to fall on the … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

What we need right now is PRAYER, especially at the end of this hard week.  And remember to go to confession tomorrow if you can. I had an email exchange with someone from Silverstream Priory.  He thanked me for posting about … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 143: Fulton J. Sheen – “In the face of this false broadmindedness, what the world needs is intolerance.”

With a biretta tip to my friend Fr. Heilman at Roman Catholic Man, this PODCAzT welcomes today’s guest Ven. Fulton J. Sheen.  We will hear his Plea for Intolerance … yes, you read that right. It seems appropriate to read this … Continue reading

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EXSULTET: WDTPRS and audio

The EXSULTET is one of the most spectacular moments of all the Church’s liturgical life. When it is sung well in Latin the Church is in her glory! I have fond memories of singing the Exsultet. The first time, I … Continue reading

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“Dear Traditionalists,…” Wherein Fr. Z repeats a rant.

Two years ago today I posted this. I haven’t changed my mind one little bit. Not an iota. I had this from a reader. He said he was not advocating these things. However, liberals will advocate them. I’ve got some … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Proper posture and use of biretta in choir.

From a priest… Our parish has recently begun celebrating the EF. Have assisted in choir before but concerned I may not be doing so correctly. My parochial vicar will be celebrating a sung Mass on the Solemnity of St. Joseph … Continue reading

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LIBS! University level liturgy course for YOU! BIG PUPPETS!

At the UConn Drama department: Puppet Arts Classes in puppetry were first taught at UConn in 1964 by Professor Frank W. Ballard, who had joined the faculty of Theatre Department as a set designer and technical director eight years earlier. … Continue reading

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3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity

From my Patristic Rosary Project page: 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity Christ came into the world in “the fullness of time” (Gal 4:4). His First Coming was foreseen from all eternity and His Nativity was prepared from the beginning of … Continue reading

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ZUHLIO RETURNS! “Fifty Ways To Rig A Synod”

It is my pleasure to release here the super ultra exclusive new hit from the always backward-looking performance artist Zuhlio! With the disturbing foreknowledge that the organizing office of the Synod of Bishops was going to change the rules and procedures … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 88: Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart; Leo XIII’s Annum Sacrum

Here is my now “oldie” PODCAzT from 2009.  As I listened to this, I was struck by how timely it still is, especially about how some are trying to banish Christ and the Church from the public square. ORIGINAL 11 June … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s annual rant about Ascension Thursday Sunday

We know with holy and Catholic Faith that what was not assumed, was not redeemed (St. Gregory of Nazianzus – +389/90). Our humanity, both body and soul, was assumed by the Son into an unbreakable bond with His divinity. When … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Eastern Catholic Priest or Deacon as Deacon for Traditional Latin Mass?

From an Eastern Deacon… έρωτᾶται*: Can an Eastern Catholic Priest or Deacon serve as Deacon for the Latin Mass? Why… YES! As a matter of fact, I have dealt with this before, concerning the Eastern Subdeacon, but the law applies … Continue reading

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