Category Archives: Four Last Things

Card. Sarah, Bps. Slattery, Conley, Morlino on “ad orientem” worship

I hold with Klaus Gamber and others that the turning around of Mass, to celebrate versus populum was the single most damaging thing to our Catholic identity.  I hold with Joseph Ratzinger and others that we need to return to ad orientem worship. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’ve been such a sinner. Is striving for holiness a waste of time?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: d’ve lived a pretty sinful life and reverted back to the faith. Since then I have been striving to become a saint, but I’m starting to get the impression I’m wasting my time. I’m a member of a … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail: A wish for a dying seminarian – ACTION ITEM! #wookies4wes

It has been a while since I have posted about my voice mail.  I enjoy your voice mail messages! FIRST, about the seminarian who is dying from cancer. [UPDATE: Okay, now she doesn’t want her voice mail here.  Go figure.] What an … Continue reading

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Of scapulars, devotions and Russian jet fighters

Some people are quite disciplined in the matter of wearing a scapular. This comes from Latin scapulae, shoulder blades. Scapulars are garments, usually associated with religious habits, which fall down from the shoulders, mostly over the rest of the habit. … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of Obligation?   I preached (at Mass in the Ordinary Form today) about the Four Last Things as a necessary point of day reflection because, I … Continue reading

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Prayers for the dead and wounded and – God help them – hostages in Paris

Prayers for the dead and wounded and God help them – hostages in Paris and friends and families of the same. Ce soir nous sommes tous Français. Coordinated attacks by terrorists at multiple locations in Paris may be something along the … Continue reading

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Photos of Requiem Masses for All Souls

Photos are starting to come in from the Pontifical Requiem at the Throne offered by His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, The Extraordinary Ordinary Bishop of Madison. I think it may have been the only Requiem at the Throne…anywhere. The … Continue reading

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2 Nov – MADISON, WI: Pontifical Requiem Mass

On All Souls, 2 November, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bishop of Madison, will pontificate at a Pontifical Requiem Mass at the Throne.  I suspect it may be the only Requiem at the Throne… anywhere. … Continue reading

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2 Nov ALL SOULS plans, INDULGENCES, and YOU!

In Madison, WI Bp. Morlino will offer a Pontifical Requiem Mass at the Throne at 7 PM at the Bishop O’Connor Center. The music will be De Victoria’s Requiem for 4 Voices.  I’ll bet there aren’t any other Requiems at … Continue reading

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END OF WORLD! #Synod15 or Globe Killing Asteroid?

We don’t know the time or place, but we will on day die and face our Judge. I saw this at NASA after a priest friend alerted me to it.  He went to confession … I’m just sayin’. At Express I saw … Continue reading

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Horror in Oregon … and Glory? A reminder about your own soul and death.

I am sure you are all as horrified and alarmed at what happened in Oregon yesterday as I (and at certain knee jerk political reactions) and that you are offering your prayers for the victims and families and perhaps also … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio #SilentKey priest ham… R.I.P.

I received a note from a member of Juventutem today: Silent Key: W8QXL Bishop Boyea reports the passing of Msgr. Tony Majchrowski (96), until now the oldest serving pastor in the Diocese of Lansing. In addition to his long and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can we pray to the deceased who are not saints?

From a reader… I know that the Church encourages the faithful to pray for the intercession of Saints and those who are on the path to being canonized. However, what does the Church teach in regards to praying to the deceased who … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I went to confession at a SSPX parish for several years.”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: After I became Catholic, some friends introduced me to tradition and I began to attend a SSPX parish with them. I went to confession at this SSPX parish for several years. I have heard that the validity of … Continue reading

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“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell….”

I was alerted to this tweet by His Eminence Oscar Card. Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  Caveat:  One has to wonder if this is truly His Eminence’s account or if it is someone else’s. A screenshot of the tweet. … Continue reading

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