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What Did St. Francis Really Say?

First, think of this the next time you are called upon to sing that ditty that starts with: “Make me a channel of your peace”.
From the fine Francis of Assisi: A New Biography by frequent commentator here Fr Augustine Thompson.  US HERE … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: In what scenario would you give Holy Communion to the divorced and remarried?

QUAERITUR:
You wrote in a recent post, “Holy Communion for the divorced and remarried (which in 99.99% of cases would be sacrilege).” Can you tell me what scenario would permit your conscience to give communion to the remarried? I can think … Continue reading

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REASON #1883 for Summorum Pontificum!

We need a fuller, wider more dedicated implementation of Benedict XVI’s great gift to the Church, Summorum Pontificum.
Why?
Via CARA on Twitter:

US Catholics haven’t become more religiously active with age. Stay with habits of young adulthood. Other Christians have become more … Continue reading

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Kwasniewski instructs @MassimoFaggioli about real “rupture”

Recently Massimo “Beans” Faggioli has attempted to stir up a pingle and, with it, attention for himself, by denigrating our Catholic Tradition – nay, rather – by denigrating the people who desire our Catholic Tradition.
His latest clickbait shtick, which may … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 155: Latin Forms of Absolution, Vetus and Novus Ordo

From a priest….
QUAERITUR:
Fr. Z,
Grace and peace.
Do you have an audio pronunciation of the absolution prayer (1962) or know of a link?
Thanks for the question.
Here is a brief PODCAzT, which can also be a PRAYERCAzT, about the forms of absolution, in … Continue reading

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The unstated racism of the ‘c’atholic Left

There was an article in, of all places, Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times) about the influence of the traditional Roman Rite in Africa.
This article prompted a spittle-flecked nutty from the usual suspects, such as Beans and Ruff. Beans tweeted … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 17th Sunday after Pentecost: Shun diabolical contamination!

This Sunday’s Collect prayer – in the Extraordinary Form:
Da, quaesumus, Domine, populo tuo diabolica vitare contagia: et te solum Deum pura mente sectari.
The phrase diabolica vitare contagia is a glory of the Latin Church’s millennial life of prayer.
Note the wonder assonance and the … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Wherein Fishwrap accidentally promotes something good! POLL ADDED

UPDATE 20 Sept:
Some of the comments have spurred me to add a POLL to the post.
___ Originally posted Sep 29, 2017
These days I have not been watching nightly news and cable commentary and I am leaps and bounds more cheerful.  Similarly, the less … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 26th Ordinary Sunday: The “Bowels of Mercy”

Our Collect for the 26th Ordinary Sunday, slightly different from its ancestor in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary, is also in the 1962 Missale Romanum for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost.
Deus, qui omnipotentiam tuam parcendo maxime et miserando manifestas, gratiam tuam … Continue reading

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MADISON: 13 Oct 2017 – PONTIFICAL MASS – 100th anniversary of Fatima Miracle

On 13 October 2017 we observe the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun that concluded Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, Portugal.
In celebration of that anniversary and to give glory to God and honor to Mary, Mother of the … Continue reading

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An Angelic Feast!

In the older Roman calendar today is the Feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel, which refers to a basilica dedicated in his honor.
This has been the time of year to honor angels for a long time in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest uses the Common Preface on a Solemnity

From a reader…
What do you think of a priest who by reason of not able to find the Preface of Christ the King uses the the Common Preface instead in a mass for the Solemnity of Christ the King?
What do … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants… about and to diocesan priests

A while back, I posted a comment on the post of a young man who had, quite properly, praised the work of those orders, fraternities and institutes set up under the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“.  He left out diocesan priests.
A … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Requests for GREGORIAN MASSES and priests who can say them

UPDATE 25 SEPTEMBER:
A couple requests came in.  Are there priests out there who can do this?
Also, in Rome recently I met one of the priests who contacted me about this.  Nifty.
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People sometimes write to me to request Gregorian Masses (i.e., the same Mass … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How early can seminarians start learning to say Traditional Latin Mass

From a seminarian…
QUAERITUR:
I recently read your post encouraging priests to learn the TLM. It made me think, how early should a seminarian begin to learn it? Would it be jumping the gun for someone in 1st Theology to begin watching … Continue reading

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