Category Archives: GO TO CONFESSION

Division, division and more satanic division

I have over the last weeks watched the Kavanaugh hearings.  This morning I listened to speeches of Senators before the cloture vote.  The cloture vote passed and the vote to confirm Kavanaugh’s nomination to SCOTUS will take place in some … Continue reading

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Court case, Seal of Confession, and requiring priests to break the Seal

From Lexology:
A note about the Seal of Confession and requiring priests to break the Seal:
State Could Not Require Priest to Breach Confessional Without Satisfying RFRA
In Ronchi v. State, No. 5D18-194, 2018 WL 2988975 (Fla. 5th DCA June 15, 2018), the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 25th Ordinary Sunday: Each love fuels the other, when love of God is first.

This week’s Collect for Mass for the upcoming 25th Ordinary Sunday (Novus Ordo, obviously), was introduced into the Missale Romanum with the Novus Ordo but it is influenced by a prayer in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary.
Deus, qui sacrae legis omnia constituta … Continue reading

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YOU are other people.  It’s always someone else… until it’s YOU.

Last night I watched the news for the first time in a few days.
One guy in North Carolina, who lost everything because of Florence, said that he’d seen things like this on TV but he never thought it would happen … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray’s Open Letter to ex-Card. McCarrick. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray of the Archdiocese of New York posted an Open Letter to ex-Cardinal McCarrick, also originally a priest of the same Archdiocese.
Fr. Murray really lays it on the line, in spiritual terms. It’s strong medicine, … Continue reading

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A prayer for your confessor, the priest to whom you are about to make your confession

In the past I have posted some prayers for priests to say before and after hearing confessions, as well as before and after making their own confessions.
Here is a prayer for people to say for the priest, for the confessor … Continue reading

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PLEASE get rid of “reconciliation rooms”!

At Crisis there is an article which argues for the end of “reconciliation rooms”.  I have always called them “lawsuit rooms”.
I’ve been arguing for this ever since I could argue anything.   I think he over plays a particular issue but, hey!, … Continue reading

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“The church was packed for confessions this afternoon, and they were some of the best I’ve ever heard.”

Fathers…
Is this going on where you are?
This is from a friend, who sent it from a priest:
The church was packed for confessions this afternoon, and they were some of the best I’ve ever heard. The devotion and reverence during the … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants: A baptized person in the state of grace is terrifying to demons. 

I’m a bit shell-shocked from the blast of information that is pouring forth.  It took me 3 hours to triage my email.
Thank you to everyone who have sent kind notes.   Thank you to everyone who has sent links.  Thank you … Continue reading

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Tradition is about to be totally cleared ‘cleared through customs’

I read this at Messa in Latino in Italian which I share in my translation:
“… I went to the parish to go to confession.
The confessor, in his sixties, asked me, “I’ve been here for almost five years but I don’t think … Continue reading

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McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Before anything else…
Lots of people are really angry, indeed enraged.  Horrid situations such as those caused by men like McCarrick are painful.  We can make choices about how to view them.  Anger is appropriate, but not to the point where … Continue reading

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Marriage, unrealistic ideals and Paul VI’s advice

Some committed Catholics today, like Donatists, think that one strike is the only and permanent strike, without possibility of conversion, penance and return to the path of holiness.
Some others today, on the other hand, claim that the Church – for … Continue reading

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We should tread carefully.

Comment moderation is ON.
These days the gulfs that already yawn between different parties in the secular world as well as within the Church are becoming wider still.
If there is any sort of controversy or disagreement, someone demands that someone else’s … Continue reading

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Lovely, drippy, syrupy TLM and vocation video. Then Fr. Z rants about crying.

Pope Francis said something along the lines that certain realities can be seen only through eyes that have been cleansed by tears.
At the Italian site Messa in Latino, I saw a little video, beautifully produced, focused very much on the … Continue reading

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The last 10 minutes…

The last 10 minutes…

Haydn’s Farewell is playing.
Request from a priest via text message for the blessing of beehives.
Email from a priest asking about baptizing the child adopted by homosexuals.
Delivery of a deep cycle 12v battery.
Roast out of the fridge and preparation of … Continue reading

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