Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: Pastor won’t allow TLM wedding in “his church”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
We were in a situation where
(a) my fiancee and I had already booked a time slot in a Church for the Rite of Marriage and Nuptial Mass
(b) After this, we requested from the parish priest to have Rite … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Official Latin of Fatima Rosary Prayer

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is there an official Latin version of the Oratio Fatimae? I have seen different ones online and a fair amount of ambivalence about which to use. Keeping with St Thomas More, it seems to me that a prayer … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is “Amoris laetitia” really translated “The Exuberance of Lust”?

From a reader…
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I read in a couple obscure places that the literal translation of Amoris Laetitia (which was originally in Latin) is something along the lines of “the Exuberance of Lust”, based on common usage of the Latin words. Is … Continue reading

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Certain sins bring infestation of demons: horrid #sodoclericalism “parties” close to the most important places in the Vatican

UPDATE:
Just because a bishop sets a “policy”, that doesn’t mean that the rest of us in a diocese are obliged to follow that “policy” if that policy clearly contradicts the universal law of the Church.
The failure of a bishop properly … Continue reading

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VARIA: Concrete parish project of reparation (PDF); Fighting back in Chicago; Disasters, death and YOU!; a little Latin (AUDIO); some super Catholic trivia.

Some various notes.
Today I received the PDF of a booklet made for Sacred Heart parish in Grand Rapids, MI (the city in which you find the HQ of ACTON INSTITUTE).    This is what one parish is doing to respond … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I struggle with despair at the future of the Church.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am blessed to attend a beautiful Extraordinary Form Mass each Sunday, offered by devout, orthodox priests. I go to confession regularly and make every effort to lead a good Christian life.
Yet, I struggle with despair at the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Liturgical idiots

From a reader…
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 I was hoping to find your observations about the Sunday collect this week. What sense of meaning is one to make of the collect for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time which is given us in the Novus … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why did Father skip blessing children at Communion?

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A priest blessing young children at mass, is it something that they should do? Is there a reason they would skip over a child? We had a homily today about the importance of blessing children and then our … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Convert -“Should I do as my fellow Romans do?”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am a recent convert to the Church from a Continuing Anglican Church.
I was a 45 year Anglo-Catholic.
I make what I consider to be the appropriate Signing and obeisances during the Gloria, Creed, Sanctus, Benedictus qui venit, Elevations, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Referring to God as both “genders”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it proper to refer to God by using the pronouns he/she? They argue God is both genders… heretical?
GUEST PRIEST RESPONSE: Fr. Tim Ferguson
The current zeitgeist (and what a geist it is) seems to indicate that folks have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Intentions of the Holy Father, indulgences and you

Today is the 1st Sunday of October and therefore we have the chance to gain the indulgence attached to the Supplication to Our Lady of Pompeii.  More on that HERE.
Several people have written to me recently to ask about one … Continue reading

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#Synod2018 – Wherein Fr. Z rants

“For God so loved the world that He did not send a committee.”
“If I ought to write the truth, I am of the mind that I ought to flee all meetings of bishops, because I have never seen any happy … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: 2018 traditional Confirmation in @MadisonDiocese ?

From a reader…
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The last two years about this time of year you have posted a letter from the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bp. Morlino, announcing that he will do Confirmations in the EF. Do you know if he will do them again … Continue reading

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LATIN AUDIO recordings of prayers Sub tuum praesidium and St. Michael the Archangel

Under another post, about recitation of the Rosary during October, the prayer Sub tuum praesidium and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel – HERE – a commentator wrote:
Given that malevolent spirits find Latin disagreeable, can anyone here point to … Continue reading

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Splendid Gregorian chant of Litany of Loreto

In my surfing about this morning, I found a stupendous recording of the Gregorian chant  version of the Litany of Loreto sung by all women.
The chant is easy.  This could be done in parishes.
First, I think that Gregorian chant sung … Continue reading

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