Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

Why Fr. Z harasses you to GO TO CONFESSION!

Friends, examine your consciences daily and go to confession regularly.
We are going to get God’s justice whether we want it or not.  But, while we still live, His mercy is for the asking.
You are going along… doodee doodee dooo… and … Continue reading

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Are you annoyed by webpages that play videos automatically? Solution!

A happy tip of the biretta to one of the smartest talk radio show personalities in these USA, Vicki McKenna for the following.   Thank you! Thank you!
I pick this up from one of her tweets:
ANNOYED by websites that AUTOPLAY … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Concert in a church… appropriate?

From a reader:
Dear Father, a pastor of one of our Catholic Churches is allowing a symphony concert to be held in church if it gets rained out. The symphony is going to play show tunes, patriotic songs, lively marches, Stars … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Having a hard time at a TLM church.

From a reader:
I’ve been attending the TLM for about 5 years now. I came across it unintentionally as a revert and never intended on making it a regular thing, but I was awe-struck by the beauty and reverence it was … Continue reading

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NEW EDITION: Directory for the Ministry and the Life of Priests – An Item of Interest

After some years of waiting, the next, new edition of the Directory for the Ministry and the Life of Priests has been issued by the Congregation of Clergy, which is now under the direction of His Eminence Beniamino Card. Stella. … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ This is Whiskey Delta Tango Papa Romeo Sierra calling… ECHOLINK

Or I should say this is Kilo Charlie Niner Zulu Juliette November
This morning I chatted briefly with one of the congregants after Mass who is also a frequent commentator here and who is also a HAM radio operator.  Our chat … Continue reading

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New cybersecurity breach: 1.2B usernames and passwords

I read this at FNC:
‘Staggering’ data breach of 1.2B usernames and passwords could worsen
The massive data breach revealed this week could be even worse than initially feared, warns a cybersecurity expert.
Citing records discovered by security specialist Hold Security, The New … Continue reading

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D. Brooklyn – New Co-Cathedral

There is an interesting piece at Hell’s Bible today about the Diocese of Brooklyn’s new Co-Cathedral, “the enormous, 102-year-old Church of St. Joseph on Pacific Street in Prospect Heights”.
I have visited too few churches in Brooklyn, but the next time … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Feast of the Transfiguration – special blessing of grapes

Go buy some grapes and take them to the priest  for the Feast of the Transfiguration (tomorrow, 6 August), with a page from the Rituale Romanum (go to p. 345 – Benedictio uvarum), or cut and paste the English text … Continue reading

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Dublin’s Archbp. Martin criticizes young traditional priests

Across the pond at RU-486 (aka The Pill aka The Tablet), we find this:
‘Conformist’ younger clergy wary of Francis – Dublin archbishop
Pope Francis’ courage is causing disquiet among those with “a very conformist and closed Catholicism” the Archbishop of Dublin … Continue reading

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