Category Archives: Four Last Things

OLDIE POST Hell and the Enemy exist. Priests and bishops who don’t teach about them will probably wind up there.

Originally posted in 2012.  I think it still pertains.
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Before anything else, let it be said that, “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of … Continue reading

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The Four Last Things, False Paths, and @JamesMartinSJ

Homosexualist activist James Martin, SJ, tweeted this today.

Gospel: Today Jesus talks about not only the end times, but the end of our lives. Is it morbid to think about your death? No, it can be clarifying. It helps you to … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost: SNIP!

During his Sunday Angelus address today, 12 Nov, the Pope asked the sort of question that Popes ought to ask, especially at this time of the liturgical year, when we focus more and more on the Four Last Things and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “Some will awake for eternal life, others for everlasting shame”

The liturgy wars are probably going to flare up again.  Not long ago the Pope changed the way that liturgical translations are approved and then, in an informal manner, suggested a few interpretive principles, none of which he has codified.  … Continue reading

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PHOTOS – 2 Nov – All Souls Day – Pontifical Requiem @MadisonDiocese

This evening we had a lovely Pontifical Requiem at the Throne in the traditional form of the Roman Rite, celebrated for the intention of deceased priests and bishops of the diocese.
Here are some shots:

Introibo ad altare Dei…

Lots of this goes … Continue reading

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2 November – All Souls, Indulgences, and YOU!

Let’s have a review of the indulgences available for All Souls and the days that follow, so that you can plan your own action.  Don’t let these days slip by.
From the Handbook of Indulgences:
Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All … Continue reading

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The Three Living and Three Dead and YOU! Also, wherein @fatherz has an idea for @jamesmacm

I read a truly fascinating post at the blog of the British Library for Digitised Manuscripts.
It is about medieval trope of the Three Living and Three Dead.
Given the time of year this is, it is appropriate and helpful!
Excerpt:
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ASK FATHER: What is a “privileged altar”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’ve occasionally seen high altars inscribed with the phrase, “altare privilegiatum.”
1) What does (did?) this mean and how did an altar become privileged?
2) Does this still apply today?
Sometimes you will find in older churches a plaque or inscription … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: In what scenario would you give Holy Communion to the divorced and remarried?

QUAERITUR:
You wrote in a recent post, “Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried (which in 99.99% of cases would be sacrilege).” Can you tell me what scenario would permit your conscience to give communion to the remarried? I can think … Continue reading

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#LasVegasShooting – Wherein Fr. Z rants.

For some days now I have been avoiding watching news and news commentary shows, etc.  So, through a look at my Twitter feed earlier today, I learned of the horrifying events in Las Vegas.
The usual hysteria is now pouring forth … Continue reading

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A hellish enemy is at work in the Church

On this beautiful Feast of our Guardian angels, we must remember the invisible role they inevitably play in our lives.  On a plane of being that we humans cannot sense, the holy angels thwart the attacks of hellish fallen angels, bent on our … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Requests for GREGORIAN MASSES and priests who can say them

UPDATE 25 SEPTEMBER:
A couple requests came in.  Are there priests out there who can do this?
Also, in Rome recently I met one of the priests who contacted me about this.  Nifty.
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People sometimes write to me to request Gregorian Masses (i.e., the same Mass … Continue reading

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Are we in the “end times”? Live as if we are.

Since the Lord Ascended to the right hand of the Father, Christians have felt themselves to be in the “end times”.  Indeed, we are in the “end times”.  The Lord achieved His victory. Now it is all over but for … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Sunday – Feast of the Transfiguration – special blessing of GRAPES

Go buy some grapes and take them to the priest  for the Feast of the Transfiguration (Sunday, 6 August), with a page from the Rituale Romanum (go to p. 345 – Benedictio uvarum), or cut and paste the English text … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s words for Card. Meisner’s funeral

Benedict XVI sent a message for the funeral of the late Joachim Card. Meisner, emeritus of Cologne.  For the German, HERE
His words include:
Was mich an den letzten Gesprächen mit dem heimgegangenen Kardinal besonders beeindruckt hat, war die gelöste Heiterkeit, die … Continue reading

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