Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: Even after continuous sacrileges, Bishop forces Communion in the hand

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
At my parish since March of this year, the Holy Eucharist has been found on the floor 14+ times. Initially, when our Lord was found, I addressed it from the pulpit, asked certain parishioners to watch, inform me … Continue reading

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A Rorate Mass for UW students

As we come to the close of the year, you are surely thinking about your end of year charitable giving.
Please remember the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison,  a 501(c)(3) organization.  Your donations are tax-deductible.  Click the link for … Continue reading

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Priest preaches at funeral, world falls on his head – UPDATE – HOMILY TEXT

UPDATE 17 Dec 2018:
Canonist Ed Peters has a post about the text of the sermon that Fr. LaCuesta gave at the funeral for the young man who committed suicide.
The family fueled the usual hyped-up MSM faux reporting.  (NYT … can you … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Pastor says “Gaudete Sunday, is no more”

This greeted me in my email today.
I pray that you are well. I am a permanent Deacon.  I began my homily today … making mention that today we celebrate Gaudete Sunday, or “Rejoice Sunday.” After Mass my pastor approached me … Continue reading

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Priests and bishops who are probably going to Hell

There is a good piece at Crisis today about the Sacrament of Penance.  It touches on many issues, including availability of confession times, some poorly formed confessors who don’t acknowledge certain sins as sins, and the lack of support some … Continue reading

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TERRIFIC! School Choir accomplished, back to back, Solemn Roman and Eastern liturgy!

This is impressive by anyone’s standards.
The wonderful Lyceum school in Cleveland, has a great choir.  They sang for a Pontifical Mass with Card. Burke and then a Divine Liturgy with Bp.Milan Lach.
Read about it HERE.
I want to offer official Fr. … Continue reading

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Of getting Latin wrong, corrections, and of priests and their Latin or lack thereof

I have notes from people asking about something that my friend Ann Barnhardt wrote about the Latin text of the address Benedict XVI gave when he announced that he was going to abdicate.  Ann contended that the Latin, as written … Continue reading

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Solemn Requiem for @BishopMorlino in @MadisonDiocese

Last night a Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated at Pine Bluff, WI, at St. Mary’s Church for the repose of the soul of the Extraordinary Ordinary… who shall wear that mantle in the future?… His Excellency, Most Rev. Robert C. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can we cook with or drink Holy Water?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it a sin to drink/use to cook/use for other purposes BLESSED WATER A/O SALT?
No, it is not a sin!  On the contrary.  Blessed salt and bless water are meant, among other purposes, also for consumption.  There is a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why should a Protestant convert and join the Catholic Church?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Why should a Protestant like me convert and join the Catholic church, given the current corruption that appears to reach all the way to the top?
(This is not an idle question. I was ready to call a priest and learn more, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Recourse to the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Recently, our stable group of roughly 50 people took the extraordinary step of asking our bishop for a regular celebration of the EF, having already spoken to the pastor of the parish. He responded in the negative. How do we go … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Communion, kneeling on the tongue

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I regularly receive Holy Communion kneeling (on the floor) at my OF-only parish. My pastor has asked me a few times not to do that, though not forcefully – he’s never unkind about it or actually telling me to stop (rather … Continue reading

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The Oath: Every Bishops’ Aaron and Hur

Consider what is entrusted to a bishop.
Consider how he, like everyone else, struggles with the world, the flesh and the Devil.
Consider that, though fortified with the graces of the sacrament of orders and defended by the holy angels, a bishop … Continue reading

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Thoughts, deeds for @BishopMorlino. Your feedback, homework!

I am deeply moved by all the emails I have received after the too early passing of Bp. Robert Morlino of Madison, the Extraordinary Ordinary (the ExO).
People have written from all over the world.  They sense that this is an … Continue reading

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Funeral and TLM Requiem for @BishopMorlino of @MadisonDiocese

I received the following:
The Funeral Arrangements for Bishop Morlino are as follows:
–  A Prayer Vigil, with opportunity for visitation, will be held Monday, December 3rd, at the O’Donnell Chapel at Holy Name Heights, 702 S. High Point Rd., Madison, from … Continue reading

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