Category Archives: Four Last Things

LENTCAzT 2018 06 – Monday in the 1st Week of Lent: “I warned you!”

Today is Monday in the 1st Week of Lent.   The Roman Station is San Pietro in vincoli. 
In gratitude especially to benefactors who help me and this blog, during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute daily podcasts to encourage you in … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2018 04 – Ash Saturday: Getting ready for… it.

Today is Saturday after Ash Wednesday.  Lent is barely underway.  The Roman Station is S Agostino ad Tryphonem. 
In gratitude especially to benefactors who help me and this blog, during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute daily podcasts to encourage you … Continue reading

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Pontifical Requiem Mass for a great lover of the Church’s sacred liturgy

On this Friday after Ash Wednesday, at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, we bade farewell to a founding member of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison (TMSM).  Please, in your goodness, say a prayer for Jacek Cianciara, … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants in the wake of the Florida school mass murder

When man-made or natural disasters occur which result in the loss of life, I have often posted here about the importance of being in the state of grace.
In the first LENCAzTs I have done, I’ve used texts from St. Alphonsus … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2018 02 – Ash Thursday: What you are I was, what I am you shall be.

Today is Thursday after Ash Wednesday.  Lent is barely underway.  The Roman Station is San Giorgio in Velabro. 
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LENTCAzT 2018 01: Ash Wednesday – Unto dust thou shalt return.

Each day during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute podcasts to give you small boost, encouragement in your own use of this holy season.
I provide these especially in gratitude to benefactors who help me and this blog.
Today is Ash Wednesday.  Lent begins.  … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The “Ultima” chant

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When my father died, about 11 years ago, the priest who offered his funeral Mass ended it by chanting what he called “the Ultima”. The priest who did it is a very good friend of mine, and this … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool! Voyager fires its thrusters for the first time in 37 years.

Recently I re-watched the movie The Martian, which is also a novel.  [US HERE – UK HERE  I understand that the author has a new book out.] I find it inspiring.
We  encounter challenges.  We work the problems.  We face our … Continue reading

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“Perhaps we have arrived at the End Times.”

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is an interview with His Eminence, Raymond Leo Card. Burke.
‘Perhaps we have arrived at the End Times’: an interview with Cardinal Burke
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CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE In the present moment there is … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

It’s the last Sunday of the liturgical year.
Were there any good points made in the sermon you heard today at the Holy Mass which fulfilled your Sunday Mass obligation?
Tell us what they were.
For my part, I preached about the Four Last … Continue reading

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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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