Category Archives: My Favorite Posts

What is Pope Francis really saying?

Here is what I think Pope Francis is up to.
In this explanation I am not necessarily endorsing specific things that he is doing (washing the feet of females in a prison) or not doing (refusing the mozzetta, etc.).
I am trying … Continue reading

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Dear Traditionalists,…

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 liberal stuff:
I have an idea for a blog topic – how about brainstorming … Continue reading

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FANON! Wherein Fr. Z rants, opines, predicts.

I did everyone a big favor today.
This morning I decided to leave the computer off and simply say my Office, say Mass, have some breakfast without concerning myself with any news or voicemail or email. Whenever I do this, something … Continue reading

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A Most Tragikal Hystory of Obama I

Today is National Talk Like Shakespeare Day!
In honor of this day, I urge you to speak in iambic pentameter and use words like “fleer”, “prithee”, and “guerdon”.
In honor of this banner day, anniversary most auspicious, I have in the past … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: ad libbing during Masses with children

From a priest:
I am an associate pastor and am charged with celebrating Masses in our elementary schools. For these Masses, the pastor has taken the liberty to modify the prayers (collect, prayer over the offerings, post communion prayer) and the … Continue reading

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Sister Act

I read the National Catholic Fishwrap piece about the change of sisterly presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
They had their rite of farewelling and leadershiping for the outgoing prez.
What the hell is this?  Star Trek?

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The arrant thief, giver of memories

The summers of my youth were intense rites of watching minor league ball games with my grandfather, bare-backed horses, swimming, crackling buzzing nights with chess pieces and a short-wave radio over the sound of distant trains.  Summers were given to … Continue reading

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“Save the liturgy, save the world”

The Eucharist, its celebration and itself as the extraordinary Sacrament, is the “source and summit of Christian life”.
If we really believe that, then we must also hold that what we do in church, what we believe happens in a church, … Continue reading

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