Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

Letter of @BishopMorlino of @MadisonDiocese concerning the present crisis

Many bishops in these USA and in Canada are making statements in wake of L’Affaire McCarrick and the PA Grand Jury Report. Some are better than others.
The Bishop of Madison, Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary) has … Continue reading

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Terrific movement of prayer for priests: Seven Sisters Apostolate

Recently, I’ve written about some things that bishops and priests should do in this crisis time.  I’ve also made suggestions to lay people about things they can do.
However, there is one thing that lay people can do… especially lay women… … Continue reading

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Archbp. Cordileone’s Letter to the people of @ArchdioceseSF Fr. Z kudos and a mini-rant.

A priest friend sent me a copy of the letter address to the people of the Archdiocese of San Francisco by his Excellency Most Rev. Samuel Cordileone. His letter addresses the present crisis.
The letter is impressive.
Among the things which impressed … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z offers one of the hardest posts he has ever written – UPDATED WITH YOUR COMMENTS

This foreword was written after I wrote the rest, as forewords usually are.  This is one of the hardest posts I’ve ever written.  It was physically uncomfortable to hack this out, and I had to stop several times and walk … Continue reading

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PROPOSAL to all the Bishops of these USA for your November 2018 Meeting

PROPOSAL TO ALL THE BISHOPS OF THESE USA FOR YOUR NOVEMBER MEETING
These times call for action that priests and bishops are truly ordained for: wield spiritual authority given by Christ Himself.
Let’s use all our spiritual weapons. Prayer, fasting, almsgiving, mortifications, … Continue reading

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Card. Burke interviewed by Raymond Arroyo. The Cardinal’s advice.

His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke (whom Clement XIV-II would give the title “Indagator Particularis in perpetuo)” was on Raymond Arroyo’s show last night.
Here is the full video. I set it to start at the interview.
Among interesting moments are

Card. Burke’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lethal force against homosexual aggression in seminary?

From a reader….
QUAERITUR:
Is it morally permissible for one to use lethal force in stopping a predator in a situation of abuse (i.e. in a seminary or elsewhere)?
In my opinion, yes.
Given that homosexual aggression can be also horrifically violent, you do not … Continue reading

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The Rite of Degradation From The Order of Priesthood. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

A while back I posted about the old Rite of Degradation of a Bishop, found even in rather modern editions of the traditional Pontificale Romanum.  I posted the text, some notes and my translation.
The rites are provided for degrading an archbishop, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I now have doubt about sorting the doctrinal from the papal opinion.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
All this confusion with the death penalty has caused me to doubt the authority of what I assumed were books of bedrock Catholic Doctrine.
Of course there was the first JPII Catechism, then his revision, both of which I … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – UPDATE: Photos of seminarians Solemn Mass

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass you frequented in fulfillment of your Sunday obligation?
Let us know what it was!
For my part, I am not scheduled today!  However, each year the seminarians of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Invalidly married niece coming to visit with husband. What to do?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
First, great blog, thanks for all your hard work and sharing your insights and knowledge!
Second, I have a question for you re: my niece and her new husband. I’ll be as brief and organized as I can.

My niece … Continue reading

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The sky is crying.

I had an eclectic mix playing and the windows down on my way to the Canon Law Conference that Card. Burke sponsors each year at the Shrine of Our Lady near La Crosse.
As I pulled in at my destination, the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Now platonic homosexual couple: one wants to enter Church. The priest says….

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A priest I spoke to said that I could not get confirmed or enter the Catholic Church (I was baptised in an evangelical church) as I am living with my same sex partner of 10 years. The relationship … Continue reading

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“Whatsoever new and unheard-of doctrine you shall find to have been furtively introduced” is “permitted as a trial”.

When confusing things happen that leave people upset, legitimately, I have often written that that we should stay calm.   This is for several reasons.

Each horrid thing that clerics do or strange thing they say is further proof that this is … Continue reading

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“Cancel the Dublin gathering and instead lead a two-day procession of public penitence”

In Dublin, there is scheduled a World Meeting of Families, later this month.
Is this a good idea right now?
Given what is going on, is an autumn Synod on Young People (where homosexual stuff is sure to be soft-peddled according to … Continue reading

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