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Lawler on Papal Off-the-cuff Remarks. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Phil Lawler has some observations about what the Pope said the other day in his off-the-cuff remarks about marriage… and it seems also about priests. From Catholic Culture: The damage done (again) by the Pope’s statements on marriage During an address … Continue reading

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More analysis: “There will be those who will try and contort #AmorisLaetitia into the Kaspser proposal”

The newly released Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia in English is HERE. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, some analysis of Amoris laetitia. My emphases and comments. Francis has left Church teaching on Communion for the divorced and remarried … Continue reading

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“Dear Traditionalists,…” Wherein Fr. Z repeats a rant.

Two years ago today I posted this. I haven’t changed my mind one little bit. Not an iota. I had this from a reader. He said he was not advocating these things. However, liberals will advocate them. I’ve got some … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Neglect of the Precepts of the Church and Mortal Sin. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I am trying to clarify whether or not the precepts of the church bind under mortal sin? According to the catechism of St. Pius X they do, however the current CCC gives no clear indication. I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How long after death can Last Rites be given?

In the last few hours some of you have sent similar questions. QUAERITUR: How long after death can the Sacrament of Anointing be administered? Sometimes we say “Last Rites”, though technically Last Rites includes Penance, Anointing and Viaticum (Eucharist), and hopefully … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Holy Family Sunday: It is good to pray that God might be appeased.

In the Novus Ordo, or Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, on Sunday after Christmas we focus on the Holy Family. Our context is Octave of the Nativity of the Lord.  An “octave” is a period of eight days when … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ 80th year of life. Will he resign? Fr. Z speculates.

Left-leaning Crux has a piece from left-leaning AP’s left-leaning Nicole Winfield about Pope Francis’ entering his 80th year of life (his 79th birthday is today, 17 December – Happy Birthday, Holy Father… maybe take a few weeks off?  Maybe?). The … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Does a chalice have to be consecrated before use?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My family plans to give a priest a chalice (he is from Ireland and does not have one of his own here in the US) and I have the following questions:  [Usually I take one question … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: There’s too much confusion. Are sedevacantists right?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have read much, maybe too much, on the sedevacantists and the SSPX, and previously considered them schismatic. Given the state of the Church hierarchy and problems with the various translations of the 1994 Catechism, one edition … Continue reading

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SUCCESS! ACTION ITEM! Correct a GREAT INJUSTICE! (Hint: Birettas… seminarians…)

UPDATE 13 AUG: We have hit our initial goal! I distributed a few of the birettas to the guys yesterday and they were pretty chuffed. I should have some thank you notes pretty soon. “But Father! But Father!”, you liberals … Continue reading

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Pope Francis given Hammer and Sickle “crucifix”, reacts “No está bien eso” … that’s not right.”

UPDATE: In fairness, I will add that there are some reports that what the Pope really said at the sight of the commie-crux is not, “No está bien eso”, as previously reported (“That’s not right”), but rather “No sabía eso” or “Eso … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is saying “God bless you!” a blessing?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was just at a “seminar” that took place in a catholic church this past weekend and I knew right away that I was in the wrong place (thus the lower case c) when the parish … Continue reading

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“Dear Traditionalists,… “

Three years ago today I posted this. I haven’t changed my mind. I had this from a reader. He said he was not advocating these things. However, liberals will advocate them. I’ve got some other suggestions.  But first the wacky … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray answers Card. Kasper, et alii: “Why is the Church not as merciful as God?”

Over at The Catholic Thing Fr. Gerald E. Murray has a good essay about denial of Holy Communion: it isn’t “punishment”.  With a few edits… Denial of Communion Awakens Conscience By Fr. Gerald E. Murray Cardinal Walter Kasper published another article … Continue reading

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The possible demotion of Card. Burke. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Now that the cat is out of the bag, I’ll post this. I do not like the fact that Sandro Magister posted in this way, however.  I’ve been biting the inside of my mouth for a while now.  The optimist … Continue reading

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