Category Archives: Linking Back

WDTPRS and AUDIO: The Exsultet – explained, translated, sung

It’s hard to believe but this post goes back to 2005! 14 years ago! I always get requests about the Exsultet, so here you are. ___ Originally published in 2005 The EXSULTET is one of the most spectacular moments of … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Archbishop – ooops – “consecrates” whisky instead of wine.

Wait long enough and that hardly-to-be-imagined thing will happen. Holy Church has been at this Holy Mass thing for a really long time and in really diverse circumstances.  Hence, she has been through a great many “What if X happens…?” … Continue reading

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4 April – St. Isidore of Seville, the Internet Prayer and You

I often forget to pray before using the internet. I sometimes fail in charity when using the internet. This tool of social communication and research and entertainment has amazing upsides, but it also has spiritually deadly perils. We all should be … Continue reading

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A Rose Vestment follow up and GREAT news! – UPDATED

UPDATE 3 April 2019: You can “Pound Fr. Finigan” by using this address/link: paypal.me/FatherTF And of course mine is paypal.me/fatherz ___ Originally Published on: Apr 2, 2019 The great Fr. Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, who is recovering from serious health issues … Continue reading

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Putting Ring-gate To Rest

Tonight I saw that the FNC crew of The Five showed the video and, at first, thought it was a joke. My posts HERE and HERE. There is a piece at LifeSite which seeks to put to an end the … Continue reading

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“Te, Ioseph celebrent”, a hymn in honor of the Terror of Demons

Back in 2009 I made a PODCAzT – TEN YEARS AGO?!? – about the hymn sung in the Liturgy of Hours in honor of St. Joseph.   That post eventually was augmented with photos sent by The Great Roman™ of … Continue reading

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15 March – A ramble about the #IdesOfMarch

We call today the Ides of March, made especially famous in the English speaking world by Shakespeare in his play Julius Caesar. Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue shriller than all the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Blessing “Combat Rosaries” and Benedict Medals for the Pontifical Swiss Guard

Si vis pacem para bellum! A few years ago, at my prompting, Fr. Richard Heilman, pastor of St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff here in the Diocese of Madison, sent some of his tough, gun-metal hued “Combat” Rosaries to the Pontifical … Continue reading

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UPDATE FROM ROME: Cutting the fabric for vestments

As an update to my post about vestments the other day, here are some shots of the fabric being cut at Gammarelli in Rome for the new set we, the TMSM, are having made. Enjoy! Please donate.  HERE Our intrepid … Continue reading

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A Pope Speaks: Pius XII on something the #PBC2019 summit didn’t discuss. AUDIO

Two things drive this post. First, the Roman “summit” rammed a major aspect of The Present Crisis into a smaller box than reasonable people allow.  They excluded many things that could have been addressed.  One of them is the devolution … Continue reading

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22 February 1980: Miracle on Ice

I still get the shivers watching this, even after all these years.

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“Rumors that a certain prelate threatens his orthodox priests with institutionalization or laicization are not rumors… they are truth”

Back in August 2018 I posted one of the hardest things I’ve ever written for this blog.  HERE This just came from a reader.  I’ve anonymized it a little. Dear Fr. Z., I hope these days find you better in … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Review: Candlemas with the late Bp. Robert C. Morlino of @MadisonDiocese

One year ago today, the Extraordinary Ordinary celebrated a Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Throne for Candlemas, as he had done for several years.  HERE Some photos The music was provided by a visiting choir, the Schola Cantorum from Eau Claire. They … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Portuguese Bishop “corrects” claims about the perpetual virginity of Mary

UPDATE 28 Dec: My correspondent sent a fast translation a new piece. Observador has written a new piece explaining the mess and quoting Bishop Linda. He appears as a victim who was unfairly involved in a misunderstanding. This was put … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Pastor says “Gaudete Sunday, is no more”

This greeted me in my email today. I pray that you are well. I am a permanent Deacon.  I began my homily today … making mention that today we celebrate Gaudete Sunday, or “Rejoice Sunday.” After Mass my pastor approached … Continue reading

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