Category Archives: My View

A good article in Crisis about France. Fr. Z adds a short rant.

From the onset I have hoped that the burning of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame will “spark” the Faith in Paris and in France.  And I don’t think that it is a mere “coincidence” that the famous church burned.   It may … Continue reading

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Fr. Z rants about #NotreDame fire and the Faith in the Church’s “eldest daughter”

  In 1 Peter 2:2-5 we read: As newborn babes, desire the rational milk without guile, that thereby you may grow unto salvation: If so be you have tasted that the Lord is sweet. Unto whom coming, as to a living stone, … Continue reading

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Your Palm Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know!

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What went through my during the Gospel this morning?

This morning at Mass a detail in the Gospel pericope struck me with force.  Buried in the longish reading is the key, probably, to its selection by our forebears, who so lovingly polish the gems of our sacred liturgical rites … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Beresheet Moon Landing expected to start at 3:05 p.m. EST (2005 GMT).

Israel spacecraft Beresheet will attempt Moon landing today. Moon Landing expected to start at 3:05 p.m. EST (2005 GMT). UPDATE: A selfie from Beresheet… UPDATE: The lander did NOT safely land. UPDATE: We were using ZedNet during the landing process.  … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 171: The strange birth of the Novus Ordo – 50 years later

This last week saw the 50th anniversary of the “birth” of the Novus Ordo – after an unnaturally swift gestation – on 3 April 1969 when Paul VI promulgated the Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanum. Today I read for you, and I … Continue reading

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Your LAETARE Sunday Sermon Notes & Rose Vestment POLL

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard at the Mass to fulfill your Sunday Obligation?  Let us know. Here’s mine.

Also, did you see rosacea vestments today (hopefully not baby-rattle pink)? Anyone can vote, but only registered … Continue reading

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Catholics and the kissing of rings… or not. Wherein Fr. Z rants. – UPDATES

UPDATE 27 March: Look at this spectacularly cheap shot from Christopher Lamb who writes for RU-486 (aka ultra-lefty The Bitter Pill, aka The Tablet) There are also plenty of ways to respect the office of the papacy without kissing the … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Pasta e ceci … with a quiz

I had a strong desire for pasta e ceci… a commonly made thickish soup of chickpeas and small cut pasta. Romans make it with generous black pepper, rosemary and anchovy. I simply made it without consulting recipes because… well… I … Continue reading

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“Dear Fathers, dear seminarians…” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I was sitting in an airport one day, waiting for a flight. A young family approached the gate area. A youngster, seeing an empty place, jumped into it. It was next to me. Mom pulled the kid by an arm … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z recommends and then rants with frustration and sorrow

There is a good article today at Crisis by Fr. John Perricone about the widespread liturgical wreckovation perpetrated against the People of God by the pointy-headed “experts” who were – and still are – stoned on the vapors of the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: This explains the Church in Germany

Germany seems to be the caput malorum omnium in the Church today.  Every weird, heretical, and just plain stupid thing comes from that dark swamp of arrogant confusion. “But Father! But Father!”, you libs are blubbering “you are the arrogant and confused … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Sunday Ragù

Lately, Sundays have found me in the kitchen making something interesting… to me, at least.   Yesterday I had a hankerin’ for Ragù alla bolognese. When I say “ragù” I don’t mean something in a jar!  Ragù alla bolognese is a classic … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Ash Wednesday Kitchen: Rose, Rice and Rapture

Today is not only Ash Wednesday, but it is also the Feast of St. Rose of Viterbo.   St. Rose died on 6 March 1251.  Today is her “dies natalis… birthday (into heaven)”.   However, there is an amazing event in Viterbo … Continue reading

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Church groups are losing members. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The fundamental reason why God gave us a Church which we could recognize by its marks is that we are sinners who are going to die. Through His Church, Christ provides the ordinary means of our salvation. We have the … Continue reading

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