Category Archives: Linking Back

Stunning unexpected support for Fr. Z’s request for LCWR credentials!

As you know, I was recently crushed by the LCWR’s second rejection.
I had reached out in hope. I had applied, again, for media credentials for the upcoming LCWR assembly in Nashville.  They have rebuffed, again, my application.
“Where’s their prophetic spirit?”, I … Continue reading

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Cong. for Worship considers (’bout time) more dignified “Sign of Peace”. POLL

I have posted polls about your feelings about the “Sign of Peace” during the Novus Ordo.
I saw this today at CNA:
Vatican announces desire for more restrained sign of peace at Mass
Vatican City, Jul 31, 2014 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- … Continue reading

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What Did the Imam Really Say? Revisited

I read at Il Giornale today that the prayer read by the Imam in the Vatican Gardens was indeed from the Sura 2, wherein Allah is asked to crush infidels (that’s us) and let Islam triumph over the whole world … Continue reading

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“Thanks for your blog. It saved this seminarian from a particularly mortifying purification.”

From a seminarian:
Just wanted to say a big “Thanks” for your blog. I was sure glad for the liturgical minutiae I’ve picked up here when I found a fly in the Precious Blood tonight after Mass. Your advice about skewering … Continue reading

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UPDATE: 2013 Scalfari Interview now BACK on the Vatican website. Why?

Originally Published on: Jul 16, 2014 @ 11:36
17 July: The interview has been removed.  More below.
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Can someone explain to me why the first Scalfari Interview from October 2013 is once again back on the Vatican’s website under the official category of the … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Religious Freedom under attack in the US Senate – FAIL

The other day I urged you, in unity with the USCCB, to contact your Senator’s offices and express your opposition to the passing of S. 2578, the ‘Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014’. This would have gravely … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Forms of 1st blessings by new priests

I’ve had a couple emails lately with questions about forms or texts of blessings by priests.  ’Tis the season: new priests are darting about, leaving whiffs of still-fresh chrism in their wakes, imparting “first blessings”.  As it turns out, I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday 1962 Missale Romanum, the Missal of St. John XXIII! [puff... sip ... puff]

Today is the 52th “birthday” of the 1962 Missale Romanum!

Spiffy!
And because it is the Vigil of my Name Day, I shall enjoy a cigar from a box of small Macanudo from one of you readers (a priest, as a matter of … Continue reading

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Statements of Two Archbishops, Cordileone and Carlson

Two Archbishops, of cities with unmistakably Catholic names, have been under the gun and have used social media to make statements.
First, Archbp. Salvatore Cordileone has responded to call from extremists that he not attend an entirely correct and normal demonstration … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Arrest made in the murder of Fr. Walker – UPDATED

There is forensic evidence that connects the suspect to inside the rectory and inside the Fr. Walker’s vehicle which he stole.
There is a Requiem this morning.  Around that same time there is supposed to be a presser.
More from AZCentral.
Phoenix police … Continue reading

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