Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

PHOTOS: Pontifical Mass at the Throne – 13 Oct 2017 – @MadisonDiocese

On Friday 13 October, we had a Pontifical Mass at the Throne with the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino at the little church of St. Mary in Pine Bluff where Fr. Richard Heilman is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confirmation at an SSPX chapel?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Thanks for all that you do on this blog. It’s been a real blessing for me and my family over the years. My question concerns confirmation. I live in a diocese where the bishop has established a “policy” … Continue reading

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“What is happening to our world?”

The other day Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco consecrated the archdiocese entrusted to his care to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Many bishops are doing the same with their dioceses.  I have a growing list HERE.
In his sermon, Archbp. Cordileone spoke … Continue reading

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The Steamroller of Ambiguity and the Long Term. Wherein @FatherZ rants.

Many these days feel a little helpless as the lib Steamroller of Ambiguity squishes sickeningly forward, reducing clarity to an amorphous goo of permissive self-justification.
What can we do?
Feel helpless no longer.
You have at your disposal – 24/7 – powerful arms against the Enemy … Continue reading

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Prayer request for Santa Rosa and Fr. Z makes observations

Last Saturday I was in the Diocese of Santa Rosa, in Napa Valley, CA, to speak at a conference.
At one point I had noticed smoke plumes on the far sides of a large Eastern ridge.  On Saturday evening the other priest … Continue reading

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A “cri de coeur”: Fr Z responds with a strong suggestion.

I had a note, really a cri de coeur, from a reader who said that she feels as if she and other good and innocent people in the Church today are undergoing one terror attack after another against our Catholic … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 157: Pius XII – Ingruentium malorum – On reciting the Rosary

National Catholic Register on 1 Oct 2017 had a terrific article which brought to my attention again an 1951 Encyclical of Pius XII 1951, Ingruentium malorum, on the recitation of the Rosary.
The article by Joseph Pronechen is rightly called prophetic. As it … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Considering moving to a Ukrainian Catholic Parish

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I attend a NO parish and am considering moving to a Ukrainian Catholic Parish for a variety of reasons but mainly because I am attracted to the Divine Liturgy and the beautiful traditions they have held onto…not to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: In what scenario would you give Holy Communion to the divorced and remarried?

QUAERITUR:
You wrote in a recent post, “Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried (which in 99.99% of cases would be sacrilege).” Can you tell me what scenario would permit your conscience to give communion to the remarried? I can think … Continue reading

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REASON #1883 for Summorum Pontificum!

We need a fuller, wider more dedicated implementation of Benedict XVI’s great gift to the Church, Summorum Pontificum.
Why?
Via CARA on Twitter:

US Catholics haven’t become more religiously active with age. Stay with habits of young adulthood. Other Christians have become more … Continue reading

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Re-reading Martimort on Deaconesses. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In once wonderfully Catholic Austria, the silly season is in swing.  The new bishop of Innsbruck, Most Rev. Hermann Glettler, said that he supports the ordination of women to the diaconate (which is impossible) and Holy Communion for the divorce … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 155: Latin Forms of Absolution, Vetus and Novus Ordo

From a priest….
QUAERITUR:
Fr. Z,
Grace and peace.
Do you have an audio pronunciation of the absolution prayer (1962) or know of a link?
Thanks for the question.
Here is a brief PODCAzT, which can also be a PRAYERCAzT, about the forms of absolution, in … Continue reading

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The young DO embrace Tradition: a new VIDEO from Los Angeles

There are those who right now are running down the Traditional Roman Rite, the intentions of Pope Benedict, and, worst of all, the people who desire them.  These poor negative complainers are stuck in their own ideology.  They seem genuinely afraid of … Continue reading

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#LasVegasShooting – Wherein Fr. Z rants.

For some days now I have been avoiding watching news and news commentary shows, etc.  So, through a look at my Twitter feed earlier today, I learned of the horrifying events in Las Vegas.
The usual hysteria is now pouring forth … Continue reading

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Pope Francis comments on ‘Amoris laetitia’ with Columbian Jesuits

In the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald (which sports my regular column in the print edition – SUBSCRIBE!), there is republished a note about comments made by Pope Francis about reading Amoris laetitia.  The Pontiff spoke off-the-cuff to some Columbian … Continue reading

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