Category Archives: My View

ASK FATHER: Father said say Act of Contrition afterwards. Fr. Z rants… at priests.

From a reader… who recently went to confession! Everyone… GO TO CONFESSION! QUAERITUR: I just went. Yay! After confessing my sins I had a question about a friend who fell away from church. It took 2 minutes, 3 tops. I don’t usually … Continue reading

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Stupid and blasphemous TV devil show. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I occasionally turn on a regular network TV station. My gorge rises and I flee back to books, cable news or DVDs. I understand that there is now a TV series called Lucifer. I won’t be seeing that one. However, … Continue reading

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A life lived and a request for prayers

In December, while I was leaving NYC, I asked you to pray for MaryAnn Hassan, mother of 8, battling cancer for many years. At that time I wrote: I ran into [MaryAnn’s] husband at the rectory before I left for … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail: URGENT PRAYER REQUEST and update on ACTION ITEM! #wookies4wes

I very much appreciate getting voice mails. Here are a couple items. First… you may recall that I had posted voice mail with an ACTION ITEM (HERE) about a screening of the new Star Wars movie for a seminarian dying … Continue reading

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It’s … ALIVE!

Some of you have suggested that I have a penchant for eating things like gagh.  I won’t deny it. The other day I had something that you might find interesting.

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CH: Curry recipe found in 1793 book at Downside Abbey

This is fun. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald.  I write a column for the CH called Omnium Gatherum.  It isn’t about food… though it could be, now that I think about it.  Wouldn’t that be a kick? Curry recipe … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Ordinary Form Edition

I am in my chilly native place at the moment.  Tomorrow, I’ll have the 10 AM Mass at my home parish, St. Agnes in St. Paul, where I have not been for a long while… too long.  The music is … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen – Illness Edition

I’ve been fighting off a nasty bug – including bronchitis – for a few days now.  Oatmeal in the morning, clementines and chicken broth and antibiotics in the evening.  Yum.   I haven’t had much of an appetite or energy. … Continue reading

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Z-Swag In The Wild: DESTRUCTION!

Every once in a while I get photos of Z-Swag “in the wild”.  This came in today with the message: Someone ripped it off the car, while parked at […].  It went down fighting!  (Note the tough shards.) The sticker … Continue reading

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Vigil of Epiphany: Special Blessing of Water

Wonderful customs come with the Feast of the Epiphany.  Epiphany is 6 January, by the way. On Epiphany we can bless gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Bring all your spare, unblessed myrrh to your priest… and gold.  Bring lots of spare … Continue reading

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