Category Archives: Linking Back

8 December 2005: this blog began. Tonight, Mass for Benefactors.

On 8 December 2005, I posted this photo.  This blog project began.

This was a shot – from my apartment window – of the Basilica and Apostolic Palace on the evening of the day that Pope Benedict was elected.
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“Admonish the sinner” reappears

A while back I posted something about a curious lacuna in Misericordiae vultus which listed some of the spiritual works of mercy but which omitted “admonish the sinner”. HERE
However, it now does in the online version in English HERE.

15. […] It is my … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ letter to “the best hermeneutical interpreter of the Second Vatican Council.”

Here is something interesting.  His Holiness Pope Francis has written a letter to Archbp. Agostino Marchetto… again.
Marchetto has helped to break the monopoly of the “hermeneutic of discontinuity” types when it comes to the interpretation of Vatican II. the Bologna … Continue reading

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VIDEO Thanks from Swiss Guard for the Armor Project

At the end of this post I have a question for you.
I was in Rome in October and I finally was able to meet the Swiss Guard for whom we – I and you donor/readers here – had the fitted armor made.   … Continue reading

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10 Nov: Leo the Great

In the newer Roman calendar this is the feast of Pope Saint Leo I, “the Great” (+461). In the older, traditional calendar, his feast is 11 April.
You could perhaps pray to St. Leo that he will intercede with God to … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z, who died a painful death, is … STILL ALIVE?

Long time readers might remember that I was killed a while ago.
I have been a character in some sci-fi books.
HERE
Chris Kennedy has been turning out some highly entertaining sci-fi books in which he includes “red shirts”.  After I read the … Continue reading

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4 Nov: The Death Mask of St. Charles Borromeo

A few years ago a priest friend of mine in an area of Switzerland which was of the Ambrosian Rite of Milan, sent me a video of a rare death mask of St. Charles Borromeo. He died after visiting … Continue reading

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ZUHLIO RETURNS! “Fifty Ways To Rig A Synod”

It is my pleasure to release here the super ultra exclusive new hit from the always backward-looking performance artist Zuhlio!
With the disturbing foreknowledge that the organizing office of the Synod of Bishops was going to change the rules and procedures yet … Continue reading

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You are the periphery which can revitalize the Church!

Some time ago, I wrote HERE:
If there is a malaise in the Church today, if there is an interior decay (and there is), then [as Pope Francis says] we should look to peripheries for that which can help to revitalize … Continue reading

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LCWR Great Swirly Meeting concludes. Fr. Z looks back at a look foward!

In a piece from Fishwrap, aka National Sodomitic Reporter, about the closing the LCWR annual confab in view of the Great Swirly, we find this:
If critics thought the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s doctrinal Massessment and mandated changes … Continue reading

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Misquotation of St. John Paul II’s ‘Familaris consortio’ in ‘Instrumentum Laboris’ of upcoming Synod

In October the Synod of Bishops will once again take up questions concerning “the family”.
Last year, during the Extraordinary Synod, controversy erupted because of the lack of transparency in the workings of the Synod, the mysterious case of the confiscated … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary ‘Quo primum’!

Today is the anniversary of the Apostolic Constitution Quo primum of St. Pius V, by which – following on the workd of the Council of Trent – the saintly Pope promulgated the Missale Romanum in 1570.
Quo primum set the West … Continue reading

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More “tactical clerical” attire

You clerics out there might recall that I have been making, or having made, tactical clerical shirts by adapting 5.11 uniform shirts.  HERE and, amusingly and most recently, HERE.
Fathers, you are clerics and officers of the Church Militant.  Stay clerical, … Continue reading

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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. Joseph’s … 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. Please pray for … Continue reading

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