Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: Biretta woes! Wherein Fr. Z offers wisdom.

And now for something really important.
Pompoms on birettas.
From a seminarian in these USA …
QUAERITUR:
Any suggestions as to where to purchase a good biretta? It seems most of offerings from American companies have the black pom which falls totally flat. I’d … Continue reading

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ATTENTION MEN: Pluscarden Abbey Monastic Experience Weekend

One of you readers sent this and, especially for my friends across the Pond, I share it here:
Pluscarden Abbey in Moray in NE Scotland is holding a monastic experience weekend for Catholic men aged between 18-35 in November. Pluscarden is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: CQ CQ CQ … QSL?

It’s Ham Saturday for me, it seems. I have had email about Echolink (which I still haven’t gotten into… mea culpa).  And now this, from a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I would like to know what your thoughts on including Catholic art on QSL … Continue reading

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Malicious email from nefarious ne’er-do-wells

I spotted this via a Tweet by Patrick Madrid.  While you are at it, would you please follow me on Twitter?
At PC Magazine there are some tips to spotting malicious email.
I get a lot of email.  A LOT.  My antennae … Continue reading

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When inculturation is wrong: “whoring after ephemeral relevance, a prostitution to the present age”

Over at Corpus Christi Watershed there is a good piece by Prof. Peter Kwasniewski of Wyoming Catholic College about inculturation.
Inculturation is unavoidable.  Inculturation has given us magnificent benefits.  If you want a good example of great inculturation try: Baroque.
But inculturation … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Baptizing aliens who burst into flames from water. No. Really.

From a reader (who has sent queries before about a writing project):
I’m sorry if I’m been annoying at all in the past. But I have another question this one is for a writing project that might never get off the ground, … Continue reading

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Give a little thought to the “what ifs”.

I write once in a while about being prepared for emergencies.  You never know when something is going to happen and you will need to scramble to protect your family and friends.  We all have an obligation to be prepared … Continue reading

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VIDEO: TLM at “Dome of Home”

Have you seen yet the new video about the Traditional Latin Mass? Beautifully done.
The history of the church is interesting. What I find inspiring is the fact that, when people want to do something enough they can get … Continue reading

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OKLAHOMA CITY: Reparation, adoration of Christ VICTOR after sacrilege, blasphemy, evil

The other day some nitwits did something like a satanic “black mass” in city government facility of Oklahoma City.  You know the controversy, so I won’t go over it here.
I hope that the local Archbishop, Most Reverend Paul Coakley, will … Continue reading

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¡Hagan lío! TLM now more than ever!

In the midst of disorienting news, here is orienting news.
I saw this on the Twitter feed of Fr. Nathan Siray, @frnathansiray:

“First of many…”.  It warms the cockles of my beady-black heart.
Fr. Z kudos.
Fathers, we are living in interesting times.  The … Continue reading

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