Category Archives: Classic Posts

“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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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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“Dear Traditionalists,… “

Three years ago today I posted this. I haven’t changed my mind. I had this from a reader. He said he was not advocating these things. However, liberals will advocate them. I’ve got some other suggestions.  But first the wacky … Continue reading

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OLDIE: Images of the Basilica of St. Peter on this Feast of the Cathedra

Here is an oldie but goodie from back in 2008: Here are a few photos of St. Peter’s taken last year (2007) on this feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter. It is pretty dark in the Basilica, so steady … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Friday fish and chips cooked in beef fat? POLL: “meatless Fridays”

POLL BELOW! This is a repost of a by now classic here from a few years ago.  It is still useful (and fun). From a reader: I was watching TV last night & on the program they were talking about … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lent and the ol’ aligator on Friday dilemma!

I have posted on this in the past, but repetita iuvant as we say in Latin. ORIGINAL: Someone sent me a copy of a letter written by the Archbishop of New Orleans to a member of his flock about eating alligator … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzTs: Advent 1969 the Novus Ordo imposed by Paul VI – 45 years later

In conjunction with reading Peter Kwasniewski’s new, provocative book (which rather reads like this blog in many respects), I just reviewed three old PODCAzTs I made at the time of the 40th anniversary of the implementation of the Novus Ordo … Continue reading

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“Yeu arr teking zee pheud pheuteaux wit yeur zmarty pheun!”

Since I am in Paris, and shoot photos of feud weet ma pheun, I thought I would share again my last encounter with the Inspector from Feb 2014: Just the other night Inspector Clouseau burst into the restaurant where I … Continue reading

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Pondering Francis: Part II

A while back I posted an entry entitled “Pondering Francis“.  I am trying to get my head around this enigmatic man who is now the Vicar of Christ.  He sends mixed signals.  Surely there is a way to decode some … Continue reading

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“dust off the censer, and toss out the bong” – 07/07/07

Here is a grooovy oldie post from the WDTPRS archives. This, from this very day in 2007: The Official WDTPRS Parody Song Writer, the esteemed Tim Ferguson has been at it again. As he put it, “I ruminated a bit … Continue reading

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