Category Archives: Classic Posts

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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An important anniversary

If I am not mistaken, today is the 42nd anniversary of the movie Deliverance. Plinga pling pling pling. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myhnAZFR1po&feature=player_embedded On the same day, at Wimbledon Billie Jean King beat Evonne Goolagong. In my own life, since that was the summer that Fisher … 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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Canonizations: looking back and looking forward

I went back to my post last July and reread it. Yes. I am right about this. Wherein Fr. Z explains what is really going on with the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II Today, in addition to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Use of Eastern censer by Romans

From a reader: Would it be an abuse to use an eastern thurible in the Roman Rite even if the bells are removed? Sometimes it seems more efficient to use especially in Eucharistic processions. I don’t know that it would … Continue reading

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Lent, Alligators and You – Revisited

Once again, someone wrote to ask me if it is okay to eat alligator on Friday during Lent. Is this a put on? Is this a joke? Of course it’s okay to eat alligator! And crocodile, if you have some. … Continue reading

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The HORROR! Fr Z’s recurring nightmare… thanks to a reader’s gift.

Once upon a time I wrote here about the book I hate more than any other book… ehvur. Today I opened up a package to find that one of you readers… you wags you… send me a copy of the … Continue reading

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What did the Pope really say in his short, non-magisterial fervorino about “ideology”?

Some people are getting worked up – again – about something Pope Francis said during his morning sermonette yesterday.  His Holiness, in his non-magisterial fervorino, spoke about “ideology”.   A news report in the fervorino – HERE. Here is something … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 119: The Holy Name and Blasphemy

From 2011: Today is the feast of St. Bernardine of Siena (+1444) in both the Extraordinary and the Ordinary Forms of the Roman Rite, and therefore I use this opportunity to offer something from one of his discourses about the … Continue reading

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What is Pope Francis really saying?

Here is what I think Pope Francis is up to. In this explanation I am not necessarily endorsing specific things that he is doing (washing the feet of females in a prison) or not doing (refusing the mozzetta, etc.). I … Continue reading

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Dear Traditionalists,…

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 liberal stuff: I have an idea for a blog topic – how … Continue reading

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