Category Archives: Linking Back

1 Year Later: Fr. Paul Scalia’s funeral sermon

One year ago today I watched Fr. Paul Scalia celebrate Holy Mass for the repose of his father’s soul: the funeral of late Justice Antonin Scalia.  The sermon was noteworthy and I bring it back to your attention one year … Continue reading

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OLDIE ASK FATHER: St. Blaise Blessing from a laywoman

From a reader… ORIGINALLY 3 Feb 2016.
QUAERITUR:
Yet another weird anomaly for our Modernist parish is having laity assist the priest in blessing throats on St. Blaise’s Feast. The laymen make no “Sign of the Cross” at least, merely place the … Continue reading

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A trip down memory lane: liturgical translations again under attack by liberals

Is our collective memory getting shorter?
Over at Jesuit run America Magazine there is an opinion piece…
… wait… Jesuit-run America… isn’t that where, under the guidance of Thomas Reese, SJ… America published blasphemous images of Our Lady covered in latex?  Yes, I … Continue reading

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Another look at Fr. Cameli in Jesuit-run ‘America’: Use of Scripture

The other day there was misleading piece at Jesuit-run America by a Chicagoan Fr. Louis Cameli. He launched an ad hominem attack against the Four Cardinals of the Five Dubia.  Cameli continued with a not entirely honest defense of his personally preferred … Continue reading

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OLDIE POST: What was the Star of Bethlehem?

In the older, traditional calendar, and in the tradition of both East and West from the earliest days, Friday 6 January was Epiphany.  However, we are now in the time after Epiphany.
I want to remind the readership of a cool … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2017

Right out of the gate this year!

ObamaCare (aka “Affordable” Care Act) will be repealed.
Construction will begin on The Wall.
Pres. Trump’s first international trip will be to Jerusalem.
Pres. Trump will appoint two Justices to the Supreme Court.
Pope Francis will not respond … Continue reading

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OLDIE ASK FATHER: The pastor anoints everyone at Mass, sick or old or not – everyone.

I had a question about the Sacrament of Anointing. I looked up an old answer and figured I could simply repost.  This is from a year ago, exactly!
From a priest …
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Every year at this time, my pastor has a communal anointing … Continue reading

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Great news about a new college seminary in Charlotte, NC!

While I was in Rome recently, I met a young priest engaged in studies.  He was the subdeacon with me for the Pontifical Mass celebrated by Archbp. Sample in St. Peter’s Basilica during the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage.  He is from the Diocese of … Continue reading

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Flash back with Stravinsky’s Mass

Over at the increasingly-valuable Crisis there is a great piece about the composer Igor Stravinsky and his sacred music.  Yes, Stravinsky wrote truly sacred music, and I find it quite compelling.  Stravinsky was a deeply religious soul and at times he … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confessions during Mass – followup

Not long ago I answered a question about why priests might not offer opportunities for confession on feast days.  HERE  As part of that entry we moved into the issue of priests hearing confessions during Mass (not the celebrant, obviously). … Continue reading

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