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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
YOUR RECENT COMMENTS
- Fr. John Zuhlsdorf: Alas, not very many. There were CDs of whole Masses recorded and distribute d by Leaflet Missal. I wonder if they are still around.
- acardnal: Fr. Z, are there any musical recordings available?
- iPadre: I was running the backhoe at my parentR 17;s home. And my mother called out and told me to come in quickly. The fervor of the crowds, the smoke, the bells, this video still makes me very...
- HvonBlumenthal: What I don’t understand is this: we know (from reputable testimonie s such as Fr Wiltgen’s The Rhine Flows Into the Tiber) that Vatican II was manipulate d. We know that Paul VI did...
- Ellen: I was out running errands and when I went in my parents told me about it, and they said that the most interestin g priest was on and commenting , and “his name was Father John Zul...
- Ave Maria: I have a great love for saints but no devotion at all for this pope who, at the very least, was a weak pope. God prevented him from taking the majority line in favor of birth control and...
- tominrichmond: Paul VI was a weak man, apparently . While he gave us such zingers in describing the new liturgy as “mul ti-sided inconvenie nce,” ; and “a nuisance,& #8221; in his...
- Thomas S: People keep saying Pope Paul was heroic in issuing Humanae Vitae. Maybe so. He certainly wasn’ ;t heroic in defending it and disciplini ng dissidents in the hierarchy.
- vetusta ecclesia: Bugnini 217;s own tome on the Reform of the Liturgy is as self serving as P MariniR 17;s. Every opposition he encounters is seen as due to diabolical interventi on, every...
- TonyO: I’d be curious as to how many homeschool ed men are being ordained. Every article I’m seeing indicates that homeschool ed men are more likely to enter seminary than non-homesc hooled men,...
- Rob83: Paul VI sounds like a man who either blindly put his faith in the Consilium and its work or someone who was trusting the reviews of others as to the soundness of its work, which trust was...
- Malta: My view of Vatican II is pretty well documented : http://www .newoxford review.org /article.j sp?did=010 7-conlee. Maybe it’s arrogant for one man to take on over 2,000 Bishops; but as...
- JonPatrick: At the first shot I thought it could be the Bronx or Brooklyn which still have Els (as opposed to Chicago which has the “L 8221;). But if it was NYC there would probably be more...
- Gaetano: I am sympatheti c to Paul VI, who was so heroic regarding Humanae Vitae. Yet with regards to the Liturgy, I am reminded of an Italian proverb: Chi è causa del suo mal, pianga sè stesso....
- Sword40: And that just proves to me that everyone can change. Back in the 1970’ ;s and early 80’s , Ratzinger was known as a Liberal amongst us conservati ves. Yes, I was pleased that...
- maternalView: In our house we were so happy. We couldnR 17;t stop smiling. This election made the passing of John Paul II a little easier.
- Huber: Meanwhile on the battlefiel d: https://da ilypapist. com/index. php/2018/0 4/18/smell -of-incens e-in-the-m orning/
- AlanLins: When Cardinal Ratzinger& #8217;s name was announced, I felt joy I am unable to describe. I knew the Catholic Church was in good hands.
- jameeka: I was interviewe d by the local TV station on the steps while going into the Portland, Oregon Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception that evening for Mass. Was I thrilled? Yes, indeed,...
- youngcatholicgirl: Someone should take a poll of priests and seminarian s who were homeschool ed to see how many are “soc ially awkward 221; (I feel like I have a right to say that, as a...
- Diane: Thank you so much Father, for putting this on. I have enjoyed watching it so much and hearing your comments. What a special time that was.
- Kathleen10: That was as exhilarati ng to watch now as it was then. This time though, I cried a bit more. It’s too beautiful, all the people, the hopeful people, running to St. Peter̵ 7;s,...
- youngcatholicgirl: Pope Benedict 8217;s election is, I believe, my earliest genuine memory. I was told that we had a new pope and remember looking at the computer screen (Fox News, of all sourc...
- Grant M: I remember where I was. I was much poorer then than I am now, living alone in a cold flat, and sleeping on the sofa in a sleeping bag, because that was more comfortabl e than my bed. My...
- HighMass: I too am looking forward to the joy of April 19, 2005! We need that so much in the church today.
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- 20 April 2007 – Msgr. Richard Schuler – RIP
- 19 April 2005: Benedict XVI elected
- “And Paul VI wept”. More fascinating notes about the Pope and the liturgical reform.
- Wherein Fr. Z rants about the Church as “field hospital”. Brutal horror, heroic wonder.
- WDTPRS: 4th Sunday of Easter (2002MR) – Mighty humble Shepherd, humble mighty flock
- HUGE Fr. Z kudos to a reader who wrote to bishops about the important Apostolic Pardon
- My View For A While: Mystery City
- Connection of home-schooling and entering seminary
- ASK FATHER: “My 4 year old insists on praying in Latin.” Latin resources for young children?
- A bishop, black vestments and refreshing commonsense!
- ASK FATHER: Priest Mumbles Words of Absolution. Fr. Z says: FATHERS! Stop being JACKASSES and do it right!
- Shamefaced self-promotion with warm thanks to benefactors
- “If it’s just a symbol, then to hell with it!” Wherein a Lutheran tells it as it is and then Fr. Z rants a lot.
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Good Shepherd – AUDIO
- ASK FATHER: Communion twice in a day. But is Communion under both species already twice?
- ASK FATHER: Catholic betrothal rite, ceremony
- WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday after Easter (TLM): joy, devastation and rising
- BOOKS RECEIVED: Two VERY different DAUGHTERS!
- I’ve decided. I’m for arming teachers and the Rule of Law
- Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal opine on latest developments
- 28 April – PONTIFICAL TLM at Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
- St. Michael the Extremely Cool Samurai Archangel, defend us in battle!
- “O my God, make them like a wheel; * and as stubble before the wind.” Consolation from a Psalm.
- “Why Trappist ale tastes better”
- WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Easter (Novus Ordo): a candle is honey sweet summons
- @austinruse on “Slippery Jim” @JamesMartinSJ and his non-explanation explanation
- IMPORTANT from @HeartbeatIntl – abortion pill reversal method rescues babies without bad effects, physicians network
- Gallup Poll points to future demographic disaster. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- R.J. Snell reviews @DouthatNYT book about Pope Francis and his pontificate
- Jesuits to host homosexual “Pride Prom” at @MarquetteU
Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Category Archives: Four Last Things
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
CARDINAL RAYMOND BURKE In the present moment there is … Continue reading
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
The precise origins of … Continue reading
From a reader…
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