Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

Fr. Z’s Voice Mail

I haven’t had many voicemails recently.   Perhaps everyone is busy with summer barbecues. Wanna leave me voice mail?  You have three options:  WDTPRS  020 8133 4535  651-447-6265 Since I pay a fee for the two phone numbers, USA and UK, I … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Minneapolis

From a reader comes this news… Father, Here are a few photos from last nights beautiful Confirmation and Mass in our Archdiocese. Last night it was very encouraging to see so much effort put forward by so many for the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can babies see angels?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Some other Catholic moms and I were discussing how babies often gaze off into space and smile. Some of the mom’s said they had been told that babies can see angels. This is certainly a lovely … Continue reading

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Obligatory reading? Differing suggestions.

I’m sure you are all wondering what is going on at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter – aka National Sodomitic Reporter these days.  A quick scan of their stories includes: When women become a clear and present danger at … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah’s stellar talk on urgent needs for our sacred liturgical worship

Robert Card. Sarah is quite simply terrific and profound. He opened a conference on Sacred Liturgy in Milan with clear, simple, deep, and urgent remarks about what is needed in our liturgical worship today. Read Card. Sarah’s great book The … Continue reading

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Msgr. Pope’s List of 8 Modern Errors (Libs! PAY ATTENTION!)

My friend Msgr. Charles Pope has a good post at the National Catholic Register (that’s the Catholic one, not to be confused with the National Schismatic Reporter aka Fishwrap).  He provides some good pointers which you (read “libs”) should use as a kind … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can demons enter a church during the Traditional Latin Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When I first read your post on how the laity’s deportment affects the priest’s soul, [HERE] I thought you were saying you’d been physically struck by the devil during Mass. When I went back to ascertain … Continue reading

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The effect of lay participation on the souls of priests

Today during Mass I was struck hard with something, which reinforced an observation I read recently in an email.  In effect, the priestly writer said that priests, who are under constant and insidious attacks by the Devil, are therefore also constantly at … Continue reading

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REVIEW: A beautiful Catholic ABC Book for children

This morning after Holy Mass I was given a wonderful book.  It’s a children’s book, but no matter: it’s a delightful reprint of an old ABC or Alphabet Book. It doesn’t get more Catholic than this!  This would be a … Continue reading

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10 September 1957 – Pius XII to Jesuits

A priest friend of mine sent me the text of an Allocution to Jesuits made by Pius XII on 10 September 1957 (AAS 49 – pp. 802-812).  I haven’t found it in English and I don’t have the time today … Continue reading

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D. Madison – Five First Saturdays during Fatima Centenary – Answering Our Lady’s Call

Answering Our Lady’s Call Five First Saturdays at St. Mary’s Church, Pine Bluff, WI This year we are observing the 100th anniversaries of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal, from May to October 1917. Central to the messages … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: First Mass of a new priest – Requiem?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have heard that there is an ancient tradition in which a newly ordained priest offers either his first Mass or one of the following Masses for the souls of the faithful departed, specifically for his … Continue reading

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An important note to those of you who order Mystic Monk Coffee

May I make a suggestion? If you are using a bookmarked link from my blog to order your Mystic Monk Coffee – which, by the way, is swell – please UPDATE your link. Why do I post this?   Quite … Continue reading

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Pontifical Mass at the Throne in Madison – PHOTOS

Last night, 31 May, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison and Extraordinary Ordinary, celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Monona for the Feast of the Queenship of Mary.  The … Continue reading

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The Religion of Peace 102: Dawa

Today at The Catholic Thing there is useful information about Islam and its tenets. Is “Dawa” in your vocabulary? So, what do you know about dawa? You know what jihad is, and what sharia is. That is Islamic vocabulary 101. … Continue reading

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