Category Archives: Linking Back

UPDATE REVIEW: The ULTIMATE Priest’s Gift – Super Cool Portable Altar

Do you remember when I posted about the coolest gift for a priest ever?  HERE  There is  a carpenter who makes portable altars of wood, rather like a suitcase, with wings that fold out, and an embedded altar stone. St. … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 88: Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart; Leo XIII’s Annum Sacrum

Here is my now “oldie” PODCAzT from 2009.  As I listened to this, I was struck by how timely it still is, especially about how some are trying to banish Christ and the Church from the public square. ORIGINAL 11 June … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blue Vestments… again!

From a future seminarian… QUAERITUR: What’s the current ruling on blue vestments? Can they be used or no? I’ve heard some say that only places with an indult, like Portugal, can use them. Others say that the Vatican doesn’t really care. P.S. … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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” … 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 … 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: […] One of the basic characteristics of a shepherd … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a Bishop be a Deacon for a Priest in a Solemn Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Would it be licit for a Bishop to offer to serve as Deacon for a Extraordinary Form Solemn High Mass Extraordinary Form celebrated by a Priest who is not a Bishop? That would be just plain … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT: St. Joseph: a hymn dissected & sermon of Bernardine of Siena

Back in 2009 I made a PODCAzT about the hymn sung in the Liturgy of Hours in honor of St. Joseph. 082 09-03-19 St. Joseph: a hymn dissected & sermon of Bernardine of Siena Check it out! ____ Happy … Continue reading

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The Pope on why the Pope must suffer

On 29 May 29 1994 – during the Year of the Family – a month after painfully breaking his hip, St. Pope John Paul II delivered a spectacular Angelus address during which he set aside his notes and spoke off the … Continue reading

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