Category Archives: Four Last Things

Engage in the “Battle for the Eternal Salvation of Souls” – Wherein Fr. Z beats to Quarters

UPDATE: 
So that you don’t miss it, I provide below an explanation of the Holy Father’s oft cited and puzzling maxim “time is greater than space”.  Don’t miss it.
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A young writer at the increasingly helpful – and descriptive – Crisis in a new … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Urgent Prayer Request: dying priest

UPDATE 19 June – PM:
Just to let you know and to renew my request for prayers, my fried Fr. James Stromberg at last passed away.  With him at the time were some close friends and the Sisters.  They sang the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What if we are alive when Christ returns?

From a reader…

QUAERITUR:
Is it true that we will all die? If Jesus comes at this very moment many people will be alive. Do we die before going to hell or Heaven?
First, we don’t know exactly what is going to happen, … Continue reading

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NYC – 28 March – Requiem for a Priest

I received notice that a 1 year anniversary Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 28 March in New York City at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for the late Fr. John E. Halborg.
I met Fr. Halborg only a … Continue reading

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1 Year Ago: Mother Angelica, RIP

Today is the 1st anniversary of the death of Rita Antoinette Rizzo, better known as Mother Angelica, the foundress of EWTN and many other initiatives.
May those who carry on with her work not disgrace her memory.
Here is one of the defining … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can we have Masses said for non-Catholics?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it appropriate to have Masses said for deceased non-Catholics? What about Gregorian Masses?
You are in our prayers! Thank you for your time and your ministry.
It is praiseworthy and a work of mercy to pray for the dead. … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Gayle – RIP

I received some sad news today.  The woman who made the most beautiful rosaries I have ever seen or used died, under tough circumstances.
I spoke with her daughter tonight and told her that I would ask for prayers.  I ask … Continue reading

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6 Dec – St Nicholas: SNOWFLAKE ALERT! NOT A “SAFE SPACE”!

WARNING SNOWFLAKES!
This blog is NOT a Safe Space for you!  This post, especially, is NOT a Safe Space for you.
You know which sites you can go to to be affirmed and unchallenged by anything truly Catholic.  Please go to one … Continue reading

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2 Nov – All Souls, Indulgences, and YOU!

It seems somehow fitting to post about indulgences on 31 October.
From the Handbook of Indulgences
Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day
A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted to the Christian … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants: Our worship, therefore our identity, needs orthotics.

I receive this from a reader…
 I thought you might be interested in this; it at least is new to me. In Waterbury, Connecticut this morning, I came across this version of “Now Thank We All Our God” in WLP’s “We … Continue reading

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