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Ordination Anniversary – VIDEO

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 Days fall during the Pentecost Octave.
It is my anniversary … Continue reading

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3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Spirit

Some years ago I posted my Patristic Rosary Project.  Here is an oldie offering from that project on the…
3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Spirit
Pentecost is the birthday of the Church, when the Holy Spirit breathes His own life into … Continue reading

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2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

Some years ago I posted a “Patristic Rosary Project”.  Here is the post for the…
2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension
Everything about the life of the Lord is a blessing for us.  After His resurrection the Lord blessed the Apostles with His … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s annual rant about Ascension Thursday Sunday

We know with holy and Catholic Faith that what was not assumed, was not redeemed (St. Gregory of Nazianzus – +389/90).
Our humanity, both body and soul, was assumed by the Son into an unbreakable bond with His divinity.
When Christ rose … Continue reading

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What ‘Quo primum’ says and what it doesn’t say

At his engaging blog Mutual Enrichment, Fr John Hunwicke has a good note about Pius V and Quo primum.  He points out a common error or two about that famous Apostolic Constitution.
Quo primum was the instrument of promulgation of the first “Tridentine” missal, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Eastern Catholic Priest or Deacon as Deacon for Traditional Latin Mass?

From an Eastern Deacon…
έρωτᾶται*:
Can an Eastern Catholic Priest or Deacon serve as Deacon for the Latin Mass?
Why… YES!
As a matter of fact, I have dealt with this before, concerning the Eastern Subdeacon, but the law applies to priests and deacons.
Perhaps … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI 10 years ago: “Pray for me…”

My friend Fr. Rutler reminded me today that 10 years ago yesterday, 24 April, Pope Benedict XVI, during his sermon for the beginning of his too brief pontificate, said, among other:
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One of the basic characteristics of a shepherd must be … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z is, again, in a SciFi novel

I received a note yesterday from Catholic blogger Jeff Miller of The Curt Jester.
So I am reading through John C. Wright‘s new book and I came across this.
In a Basilica on the moon in A.D. 11049:
“A motto picked out in … Continue reading

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SWISS GUARD ARMOR UPDATE!

ANOTHER UPDATE BELOW!
Original post 15 April.
You will remember that we had a project to obtain armor for an officer of the Swiss Guard. HERE
I was sent some photos, so you can see the progress made.

So, the armor is underway and … Continue reading

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More about my post: “When they come to destroy your business because you are pro-traditional family”

Do you remember my 2 April post about a strategy to defend Christian, pro-family businesses from being targeted for destruction by homosexualist activists?  HERE
I wrote (as a refresher):
When some homosexual couple comes to your Christian business for services at their immoral … Continue reading

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