Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

Good news on the Spanish Front!

I received good news today (Sunday 14 September, as I write). Not all the news – most – I have received lately has been good.   Perhaps things have not gone well in Blackfen or in Bakersfield, but in Dunn, … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum 7 years on. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today is the anniversary of the implementation of Summorum Pontificum.  The Motu Proprio will surely be recognized as one of the most important achievements of the too-brief pontificate of Benedict XVI.  It has already created a huge knock-on effect in … Continue reading

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“If God exists, He is evil….” Not.

For your consideration…

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Exaltation of the Cross, Summorum Pontifical, Basil Pesto

Tomorrow, 14 September, I think I shall make some fresh pesto tomorrow for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross… 7th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum.
I found this on Vultus Christi:
The aromatic herb, basil (Ocimum basilicum) has long been associated … Continue reading

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A bright note! Bp. Vasa confirms morals and faith clauses for Catholic teachers

It seems as if the Catholic world in these USA is beset from without and within right now and that the lion is truly on the rampage.  At least that’s how I have felt for the last few days.  Flying … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Will an annulment make a child into a bastard?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
If two Catholics marry, have children, divorce, and then successfully obtain a decree of nullity, are the children then considered illegitimate in the eyes of the Church?
This is a concern regarding an acquaintance of mine who I am … Continue reading

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Feasts of Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II now on the Universal Calendar

Pope Francis has put the Feasts of Sts. John XXIII and John Paul II on the Universal Calendar.  Mutatis mutandis, I think it should be possible to adapt the texts for the Extraordinary Form which the wizards of the Holy See … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Doubts about annulment for 1st marriage, guilt about 2nd

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
After a deeper conversion experience I had a love for my first wife that I did not have before. It seemed that after my conversion the love of Jesus was flowing through me for her. I was “loving … Continue reading

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“Welcome to Hell! Here’s your ice cream!”

It has been sometime since I posted anything from Savage Chickens.  (I wonder where the Masked Chicken” got himself off to, anyway.  You don’t suppose The Colonel finally caught up to him, do you?)

New Hell!  How jolly.
While we, as a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: EMHCs at TLM… permitted?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR (edited):
On Sunday  I attended the [Traditional Latin Mass - TLM] at ___.  What surprised me was that an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (Male) assisted in distributing Holy Communion, Host only.
Is this proper or did I miss … Continue reading

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