Category Archives: Latin

Clerical beards.

I saw at Pathetic from the esteemed Rev. Mr. Kandra a fluffy bit about more and more seminarians and priests – of the Latin Church – sporting beards.   HERE A couple things.  It has not been the custom of Latin … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Trying to translate prayers into Latin, but I don’t trust Google

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m trying to translate a few prayers into Latin, but I don’t trust Google Translate’s accuracy. Is there anything I can do? Let me get this straight… You don’t trust Google? Shhhhhh.  C’mon!  Why are you … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ Ham Radio Saturday: DXing and Vatican call sighting, and Vatican Radio LATIN news program

I have had some success making DX contacts recently.  Here’s a shot of my log from yesterday. Sometimes when it is hard to copy the callsign letters, some hams will veer away from the standard NATO alphabet and use other … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Taylor Marshall’s “Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within”

Prayers, please. I am down with a head cold, very stuffed up, head-achy, and fatigued. Hence, I am catching up on some reading.  I have a stack of … no, rather … stacks and stacks of books pressing on me, … Continue reading

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Latin and You. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Each year – in fact more than once each year – a serious problem for our enervated Catholic identity rises to the surface to demand our attention. The lack of Latin in the Latin Church. I am sure that there … Continue reading

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Quo Rev.dus Zed Rev.do Ioanni Hunwicke gratias persolvit

Apud paginas Rev.di Ioannis Hunwicke [HOC], et verba exarata erga me clementia benedicentiaque nuper repperi et magno spe gravido nuntio perfruitus sum.  Exempli et animi gratia: Res mira! Hodie ridentem inveni magnum et carum pontificem! Quem saepe lugentem, miserum inveneram, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Use of 1964 Collectio Rituum, blessings and exorcisms in English?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: When using the older ritual of blessings, the ones still used at the time of the Second Vatican Council, some of the blessing itself could be done in the vernacular.  I have a Collectio Rituum that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can we use the Breviarium Romanum published by the SSPX?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a Catholic in full communion with Rome use the Breviarium Romanum published by the Econe Seminary (the version used by the SSPX)? Two issues come forth. First, only some Catholics are obliged to read the … Continue reading

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Priests and Latin. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Since I posted on the issue of the Latin text of Benedict’s resignation and brought up, again, the issue of poor to zero Latin preparation of seminarians and priests, I have to make a few observations. Fathers.  If you belong … Continue reading

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Of getting Latin wrong, corrections, and of priests and their Latin or lack thereof

I have notes from people asking about something that my friend Ann Barnhardt wrote about the Latin text of the address Benedict XVI gave when he announced that he was going to abdicate.  Ann contended that the Latin, as written … Continue reading

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Latin-less Priests and Homeschoolers – UPDATED

UPDATE 17 Nov: I’ve received some interesting emails since this discussion about Latin began in these electronic pages. First, Thank you for writing such an awesome blog. I am a big fan. In your recent blog about the future of … Continue reading

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30 years a priest, 60th birthday – a priest’s first real Solemn Mass! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

This is the season of First Holy Masses.   For example, on Saturday 30 June, I will be helping as Assistant Priest with the First Mass of a newly ordained priest to be celebrated in the presence of the bishop (coram … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are blessings, holy water, etc., less effective if Latin isn’t used? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… who picked up on something I wrote about blessings and holy water in the traditional form compared to the new, post-Conciliar form… HERE QUAERITUR: “The exorcisms of the salt and water are to be done in Latin.” … Continue reading

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Oath of fidelity made by all Bishops, some considerations, and YOU

As a follow up to the nearby post about Latin, and to what Fr. Hunwicke wrote about the oath that bishops have to take – in Latin – when they receive a mandate from the Holy See, here is that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a priest with little Latin say Mass validly?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My Latin is not great will an ordinary form mass I celebrate in Latin be valid? Sure, Father, it would be valid. Language is a tricky thing.  There are almost always gaps in our comprehension of … Continue reading

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