Category Archives: My View

WDTPRS – 33rd Ordinary Sunday: the “sign of peace” – Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Since the day I was ordained, I have celebrated both forms of the Roman Rite, the Novus Ordo and the TLM.
When I am called upon to say the Novus Ordo, I jump up and help out.  I prefer the older, traditional … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: A lunch tribute to #MaximumBeans

Each time tweet attention hungry Massimo “Beans” Faggioli encounters a traditional or faithful person, position, or has a set back, he gets a little sour.  He can’t really help it. He is angling for elevation as a cadre in the … Continue reading

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The dying out of women religious, and the crisis of religious, priestly vocations. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

If anyone in the English speaking world knows what the status quaestionis is concerning American women religious it’s Ann Carey. She has written insightful books about, especially, why some orders are imploding from their own suicide pact with modernity.  See … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Vincent edition

Most of my meals are accomplished alone.  As a result, I don’t always make food that is complex.  I  do, however, sincerely enjoy making a larger meal for guests and consuming it in a leisurely way.
I have friends in town … Continue reading

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More about #indefectibility – Wherein Fr. Z rants about Popes, Councils, Priests.

I’ve had a lot of notes from people about a post from yesterday.
I have, once again today, prayed the prayer I mentioned.  I am going to make this part of my routine for the foreseeable future.
Also, in regard to indefectibility, … Continue reading

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The Steamroller of Ambiguity and the Long Term. Wherein @FatherZ rants.

Many these days feel a little helpless as the lib Steamroller of Ambiguity squishes sickeningly forward, reducing clarity to an amorphous goo of permissive self-justification.
What can we do?
Feel helpless no longer.
You have at your disposal – 24/7 – powerful arms against the Enemy … Continue reading

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#LasVegasShooting – Wherein Fr. Z rants.

For some days now I have been avoiding watching news and news commentary shows, etc.  So, through a look at my Twitter feed earlier today, I learned of the horrifying events in Las Vegas.
The usual hysteria is now pouring forth … Continue reading

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27 September – Sts Cosmas and Damian – a visit to their tomb in Venice

Today is the Feast of Sts. Cosmas and Damian… in the traditional calendar of the Roman Church.  I have a special affection for these saints as they are both my confirmation names.  We get to say their names in the … 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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My View For Awhile: Stars and Standards and Home

I am watching the sun rise on this portentous day from the Dreadful Airport of Madrid.

I am also using my spiffy app to see planets and stars.

This is the line up many people have been talking about.   Jupiter and … Continue reading

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Moving feedback from a “gay” reader

This is the kind of note that make all the flak worthwhile:
A thousand times, thank you for your blog. I’m a Catholic in no small part because of this blog. When I first entered the Church ten years ago, I fell under … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 4-5: Beautiful Masses

On Friday evening at Santa Maria sopra Minerva there was a beautiful Mass for which the ministers were of the Institute of Christ the King. There were a great many of the faithful present, including clerics… yes… they belong to the … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 4: TRAVEL VESTMENTS STARTED!

Today I delivered the last of the fabric – Shantung – to Gammarelli for the travel vestments.

The combinations will be:
White (gold trim) & Red (silver)
Black (silver) & Green (silver)
Violet (silver) & Rose (silver)
White (gold) & Blue (silver)
There will be enough … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 3: Summorum Pontificum 10 Years ONWARD!

I’m in the hall at the Angelicum for the day conference on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum going into effect.
As we start… in one view Martin Mosebach, Cardinals Burke and Müller.

The place is packed.

So we start.

Archbp. … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 2: Stoffa and nonsense

If I am of an early morning out and about, my standard “large” Roman breakfast…

Things you see when walking about.
Lovely little neighborhood Marian shrines.  People take care of them.

I really enjoy the old “don’t be a litter bug” signs from … Continue reading

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