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The Polish translation of GIRM 299 on the position of the altar

The personal appeal made by His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah to priests to begin reading Holy Mass ad orientem has once again stirred debate about the correct translation of GIRM 299, about the position of the altar and about the position of the … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s 25th Anniversary of Ordination

Well… this is it.  I made it this far. Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, probably because Ember Days were common times for ordinations and Ember … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 87 (2009): Veni Sancte Spiritus – The Pentecost Sequence dissected

Here is an oldie PODCAzT made back in 2009.  How time flies. ___ I started this one thinking that I could make a fast audio project and then move on.  Ha! In this PODCAzT I dissect the Pentecost Sequence, Veni … Continue reading

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EXSULTET: WDTPRS and audio

The EXSULTET is one of the most spectacular moments of all the Church’s liturgical life. When it is sung well in Latin the Church is in her glory! I have fond memories of singing the Exsultet. The first time, I … Continue reading

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25 March 1991: Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre – R.I.P.

On this day in 1991 Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre died. Lefebvre was a great churchman, an astoundingly effective missionary. I learned of Lefebvre’s death in an interesting way. I was that morning opening up our office (the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“) because … Continue reading

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Good Friday 3 April AD 33 – Lunar and Solar Eclipses as Christ died on the Cross

The fellow who made the video about the Star of Bethlehem (a compelling argument, I might add), also did some research about what happened in the heavens on Good Friday. Let’s break it down. Passover begins on the 14th day … Continue reading

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“Dear Traditionalists,…” Wherein Fr. Z repeats a rant.

Two years ago today I posted this. I haven’t changed my mind one little bit. Not an iota. I had this from a reader. He said he was not advocating these things. However, liberals will advocate them. I’ve got some … Continue reading

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19 March: A beautiful hymn to St. Joseph, a Roman procession, and more

It’s the Feast of the wonderful St. Joseph!  In his Litany we invoke him under beautiful titles, including Pillar of families, Solace of the wretched, Hope of the sick, Patron of the dying and, my favorite, Terror of demons. Happy … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Proper posture and use of biretta in choir.

From a priest… Our parish has recently begun celebrating the EF. Have assisted in choir before but concerned I may not be doing so correctly. My parochial vicar will be celebrating a sung Mass on the Solemnity of St. Joseph … Continue reading

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A story about the ’78 Conclaves that even Andrew Greeley failed to uncover!

As a follow up to what I wrote HERE about the dreadful piece attack piece on Church teaching through undermining infallibility by Hans Küng published by the even more dreadful National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) I received the following from a … Continue reading

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Felix Bissextilis!

It is Leap Year Day.  In Latin this is bissextilis. For this intercalary day in the Roman Martyology we find this:     When there isn’t a 29 February, the saints are observed on 28 February. In 46 BC, on … Continue reading

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LIBS! University level liturgy course for YOU! BIG PUPPETS!

At the UConn Drama department: Puppet Arts Classes in puppetry were first taught at UConn in 1964 by Professor Frank W. Ballard, who had joined the faculty of Theatre Department as a set designer and technical director eight years earlier. … Continue reading

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20 Jan 1981: Ronald Reagan takes oath of office – Iran releases hostages

Sometimes post hoc ergo propter hoc is not a fallacy. From History: Minutes after Ronald Reagan’s inauguration as the 40th president of the United States, the 52 U.S. captives held at the U.S. embassy in Teheran, Iran, are released, ending the 444-day … Continue reading

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Card. Rodriguez: Pope Francis v. the homosexual lobby

UPDATE 15 Jan: In the combox, below, someone brought up a piece by John Allen at Crux about this.  HERE I don’t look at Crux much anymore, so I was happy for the heads up.   In his piece Allen … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2016

Just as the Magi were late to the game, so too am I. Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2016 1. Francis will still be Pope. 2. Pres. Obama will continue to trample on the US Constitution. 3. The Holy Year of … Continue reading

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