Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

UPDATE: Did Card. Burke criticize Pope Francis? (Of course not, but the lexically challenged might not get that.)

Back on 17 October I posted a transcript of the now controversial interview Card. Burke did with BuzzFeed.  HERE  Those who read, can see what the transcript says.
But people don’t always read.
Dignitatis Humanae Institutute now weighs in about what Card. … Continue reading

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Father’s job is to say “No.”

I have been saying for a very long time now that the Pope’s first job is to say “No.”
The job of bishops, priests, fathers in general, is to say “No.”
Whether your children are plotting to make a go-cart that should … Continue reading

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Bishop calls England to conversion to Christ. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Disease with global killing potential is on the rise.
Militant Islamism is on the rise.
Homosexualism is on the rise.
The Dictatorship of Relativism has weakened Western Civilization to the point of collapse so that hostile forces with satanic direction are roaming and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The priest changes many things during Mass

From a reader…
QUAERTUR:
In my parish, the priest is a bit of a progressive type (he recommended Fishwrap as a good Catholic website). Anyway, just wondering whether it’s OK that he never says the Nicene Creed (it’s always the Apostle’s Creed), whether getting the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Placement of choir

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What does the Church recommend IF there is NOT A LOFT?
I am a music director at a small rural church and ONLY at Christmas and Easter do we have the choir come up during communion and the sing … Continue reading

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D. Pittsburgh: Extraordinary Form Parish

I firmly believe that when the older form of Holy Mass is celebrated in more places, we will have a sounder basis for the “New Evangelization” called for by our Popes. Thus, celebrations of the Extraordinary Form must not … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Prayer for the Holy Father’s intention?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
To gain an indulgence we are required to “pray for the Pope’s intention”. How are we to understand this – are we asking God to answer the specific prayer intentions of the Holy Father (crudely, asking God to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can’t get real baptism certificate! Wedding in six weeks!

From a reader…
I was born in a town in the Jefferson City Archdiocese twenty-four years ago. However upon birth, I was helicoptered to Children’s hospital in the st. louis Archdiocese, due to complications.
When I arrived at Children’s, I was baptized … Continue reading

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Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus

A few people have mentioned that Card. Burke suggested praying devotions to the Holy Face of Jesus.
I wrote to someone in Hong Kong (which I would like to visit), who put me on to a site dedicated to Devotion to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Anointing in the Time of Ebola

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I´m writing from Spain where sadly, a nurse is extremely ill with Ebola virus. She was infected while treating a Spanish missionary who was brought back from Africa to get treated.
My question is this: imagine she asks for … Continue reading

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