Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

“Rome, we have a problem.” Ed Peters on … surprises?… in new document on Consecrated Virginity.

TIMING is everything.
Right now the US Association of Consecrated Virgins is in their annual meeting.
THAT’s when this happens?
Some time ago, Holy Church decided to revive a state in life, a vocation, that was once identified and lived in the early … Continue reading

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D. Madison – 29 July – Missa Cantata in the DOMINICAN Rite

I am pleased to inform the readership that in Madison, WI, at the parish staffed by the Order of Preachers, there will be a Sung Mass in the Dominican Rite.
On Sunday 29 July at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Fr. James Dominic … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK in Archd. Los Angeles

Here is some great Brick By Brick news from the City of Angels.
Archbp. Gomez official set up a traditional parish, staffed by the FSSP, exclusively for the traditional Roman Rite.  Fr. James Fryar, a fine priest whom I met in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Could an invalidly ordained priest, be validly consecrated bishop?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Would an invalidly ordained priest who became a bishop be able to validly ordain a priest? If one of Bella Dodd’s 1000+ Communist, homosexual and apostate seminarians were ordained, who rose to the rank of bishop, would any … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’m I obliged to give money for Peter’s Pence?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
To what extent are we as Catholics obligated to provide donations to Peter’s Pence? Can we abstain out of principle while still donating to our local parish/diocese and other charitable endeavors?
You are not obliged to provide donations to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: annulment of a same-sex “marriage”?

From a reader, wondering about the veracity of the following…
DICITUR:
“Current Catholic canon law requires that if someone remarried in a heterosexual marriage seeks confirmation/baptism having previously been in a legally recognized same-sex marriage, they need an annulment of the same-sex … Continue reading

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Splendid photos of a beautiful 1st Solemn Mass celebrated ‘coram episcopo’, in cappa magna

We of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison have posted some splendid photos of the 1st Solemn Mass of the new Fr. Peter Lee, ordained by the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bp. Robert C. Morlino for the aforementioned diocese.
The … Continue reading

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Please use my link when shopping online

I just ordered a pair of new daily wear Bates boots using my own Amazon search box, which you can see near the top of the side bar.
I simply typed in the words Bates 5″ leather boot and I saw … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest tells woman not to wear veil at Mass

From a reader…
A woman was told by her priest to NOT wear her veil to Mass. It was blessed and so she didn’t know if she was required by obedience to not wear it, or since because it was blessed … Continue reading

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A reminder about the Apostolic Pardon given by a priest to the dying

Two recent email exchanges brought up the importance of the Apostolic Pardon (AP).  It is also sometimes called the Apostolic Blessing.
The AP is a special indulgence given by a priest to a person who is dying which remits all temporal … Continue reading

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Fr. Sherbrooke on the importance of Eucharistic Adoration

Please rush over to the UK’s best Catholic weekly and read the great article by my friend Fr. Alexander Sherbrooke, of St Patrick’s at Soho Square in London.
HERE
Fr. Sherbrooke is a priest’s priest, who has done amazing things in his … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Humidifiers filled with Holy Water

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I saw a meme today to the effect of:
Humidifiers fill air with water molecules from a source of water. If that source of water was Holy Water, would it essentially cleanse the room of all evil?
GUEST PRIEST RESPONSE: … Continue reading

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Priest suspended for rapping during Mass. POLLS!

It has been said that rap does for music, what B&D does for romance.
That said, there is a story at Daily Nation that a priest was suspended for rapping the during sacred liturgical worship.
Father Paul Ogalo of St. Monica Catholic … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hypothetically, can a Pope dogmatically teach heresy? Wherein Fr. Z speculates.

NB: I revise a bit, below.
From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What if the Pope were to dogmatically declare that [insert major heresy here] was true? I don’t have an answer for this, which means I am utterly dependent on faith that God won’t … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: good summer reading

I get a lot of books from publishers.  I read a lot of books.  I listen to audio-books and books read by my older gen Kindle (what a great machine!).
Here are a few things which I have lately gotten into.
I … Continue reading

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