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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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YOUR RECENT COMMENTS
- Dad of Six: Day Three of the Call to Holiness Conference at Assumption Grotto in Detroit. Solemn Pontifical High Mass with Bishop Joseph Perry of Chicago (!). Theme of the Conference and Bishop...
- Semper Gumby: Excellent, another beachhead. Non nobis DomineR 30;
- Semper Gumby: Romeo and Juliet set in modern Mexico City, that’ ;s interestin g (though of course no one can improve on the Bard himself). Perhaps someone will produce a modern “Ric hard...
- Late for heaven: We must be doing something right. My prayers and donations go out to these media sites. Thank you Fr Z!
- Caesar: Did anyone see the Vanity Fair article which effectivel y pins the current scandal on Benedict XVI and the “con servatives ”, and lambasts him as a drag on Francis 217;...
- teomatteo: “The y are just tired being BULLIED. It is getting to the point that they are starting to fight back. ” —-Fr Z I had a vehicle sticker made up that had the male and...
- richiedel: These people use the word choice which they do in order to co-opt the Zeitgeist of popular culture in order to preemptive ly assert the understand ing that if one is not 100% in support...
- Lurker 59: ~Olecroche t Yes, but bishops have been so ordained to stand-up even if they are the only ones in the room standing. They need to do what is right because it is right, not because they...
- KateD: I have friends and family who call themselves “cit izens of the world̶ 1;. As our world grows smaller, having a common language such as Latin just seems inevitable . Espera...
- KateD: And, at the end of the day, it’s just Satan being a provocateu r….. again. When we think about this and become frustrated we stop focusing on doing the work before us, our...
- Prayerful: The Dominicans have relatively strong vocations and many young priests who offer Mass according to their Rite or use, yet alongside are harmful and negative elements. Sadly these nuns or...
- Prayerful: The Mass of the resumed 6th Sunday after Epiphany (26th after Pentecost) meant a homily on the Parable of the mustard seed. Fr, the parish priest, spoke in particular of the seed of...
- JonPatrick: Traveling to Massachuse tts for the weekend, on the way home I availed myself of the early (7:30 AM) Extraordin ary Form Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel in Still River MA....
- Nicholas: “a group of Dominican nuns in suburban Milwaukee hired security guards to keep more than two dozen anti-gay protesters off their property where they were hosting a retreat for gay clerg...
- Clinton R.: If the world hate you, know ye, that it hath hated me before you. John 15:18 The world indeed will hate those who adhere to the teachings of Christ and His Holy Catholic Church. The...
- SPWang: “*we ather it” DYAC
- SPWang: I’m surprised the TLM wasn’ ;t mentioned. It means they (the old guard) don’ t understand fully the battle in front of them. This sort of stuff is great. Just whether it as...
- KateD: LGBTQ Catholic? As if there were such a thing. You can put antelope horns on a taxidermie d jackrabbit , and call it a jackalope, but it in reality no such critter exists. These folks have...
- HvonBlumenthal: Unwanted sexual advances constitute sexual harassment . This is universall y recognised as a principle and applied especially at places of work and education. When a man joins a...
- Johann: Leftists are a bunch of hypocrites who actually have no problem with violence themselves (witness the attack on Tucker Carlson 217;s home where his wife had to hide in a locked closet...
- Fr. John Zuhlsdorf: Indeed. One could one one’ s polymer frame. Something like this, or something nicer.
- hwriggles4: About six years ago, our good pastor (who is now a bishop) published an article in our monthly newsletter on how sick calls are handled. This way if a parishione r was going in for an...
- FrAnt: This coordinate d attack on conservati ve Catholics is laying the ground work for the expulsion of any priest who doesn’t think as the Left does. This could also lead to the suppressio n of...
- hwriggles4: There was a vote taken on Tuesday or Wednesday by the USCCB that resulted 137 to 83. I would like to see these votes to see which bishops were for or against. By the way, I do applaud...
- Olecrochet: I agree but perhaps we should add that we are behind them and will support them any way we can. Maybe free legal advice? Giving them a voice on our blogs? Shelter? I have no idea really...
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- Dinosaur Media attack on Catholics who uphold Faith and Morals
- ASK FATHER: My priest doesn’t carry the “emergency phone”
- Sweetheart Grips and Fortune’s Wheel
- ASK FATHER: Absolution from a heretical priest and then going to Communion
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- To Prelates: “Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining.”
- Pre-Post Thanksgiving, Pre-Post Christmas Shopping
- ASK FATHER: Could the Church make “communal services” the norm for the Sacrament of Penance?
- UPDATED BRICK BY BRICK in Florida! New Sunday TLM established.
- Latin-less Priests and Homeschoolers – UPDATED
- More Jesuit antics in that ‘caput malorum omnium’ the Church in Germany
- ASK FATHER: Could Latin be suppressed? Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- Wherein Fr. Z rants
- A solid “state of the question” VIDEO about The Present Crisis
- In how many ways is this creepy?
- HEADS WILL ROLL! A new “You won’t believe your eyes ugly” altar
- Why homosexualists hate Papa Ratzinger so much.
- My View For Awhile: Delayed Edition & Fr. Z’s Kitchen
- Solipsistic, self-aggrandizing @FatherRosica dares to vet Catholic news sources
- ASK FATHER: “I am doubting that the current Catholic Church is the Church it has always claimed to be”
- Strange Signs, the End Times and YOU
- A reader’s first impressions on attending the Extraordinary Form
- Horrifying Big Business Abortion Ad
- US Bishop begin 2018 November meeting: PRAY & FAST!
- Another really bad idea: Communion Pills
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – UPDATED
- Another group of women destroyed by the Vatican Congregation for Religious
- 100th Armistice Day, Veterans Day, Remembrance Day ACTION ITEM!
- @JamesMartinSJ shovels scandalous rubbish to justify sin
Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Category Archives: On the road
When you are delayed because of equipment at a small airport you don’t have many options.
My fate today.
I’m glad I made a point of coming early. As it was, the rebooking line was long and the app was not too … Continue reading
I’m off to southern regions to visit my mother for a few days. Florida is hotly contested. I hope that my mere presence in the state will tip the election.
My flight is delayed.
Most Delta lounges these days have FNC … Continue reading
It has been a pretty nasty day in the Eternal City. The weather was as dreadful today as it has been beautiful over the week. I did get out for some last needful errands and got drenched.
As promised, I … Continue reading
When I woke up this morning, I felt different. Then a bright light shone through the ceiling and a voice boomed:
Canon 1252 All persons who have completed their fourteenth year are bound by the law of abstinence; all adults are … Continue reading
Since many of you like the food photos, let’s start with that.
Catching up with friends at a meal is one of my principal delights when I return.
I’ve had several visits at Gammarelli to work out some details on projects. … Continue reading
Since I am a pilgrim in this world, today I walked up Pilgrim Street, Via del Pellegrino, for to seek some good old fashioned Roman street fare. At the end of the Via del Pellegrino you find an ancient stone and … Continue reading
Today I ran lots of little errands.
Included in the errands was a stop at Barbiconi to order up a new thurible and boat for the TMSM, especially for my use and for the bishop’s Masses. I’ve been having terrible shoulder problems, … Continue reading
Boring flight… mostly. For a half hour or so we weren’t sure about a woman who wasn’t doing well south of the tip of Greenland. A couple doctors were on the plane and I stuck my head in to … Continue reading
Off I go to Rome for a short trip, especially for the sake of the annual Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage.
At the airport, I am already getting Latin inscriptions, or at least photos of the Latin inscriptions.
And a few steps later, more … Continue reading
I’ve not been posting these travelogues for some time. This trip deserves attention, because it has as its scope a truly special occasion in the life of the Church as a whole and for the traditionally inclined in particular, not … Continue reading
I’m heading home after a truly enjoyable stay at the great Assumption Grotto parish.
Still, every time we left the parish, what I saw was alarming. Block after block of houses, abandoned, boarded up, burned, falling to ruin, businesses and large … Continue reading
First, I am glad to report that Gammarelli is ready to ship our new processional canopy, and we will have it in time for Corpus Christi. It will match our white Pontifical Mass set. Here are some shots of the … Continue reading
I’m on my way to Assumption Grotto in Detroit for Pentecost Sunday Mass.
May I just add that I am reaching my saturation point with airports? The TSA fellow investigated my collar as if it were … I can’t even imagine … Continue reading
I’ve been pondering the Met “Gay-La” in light of some experiences here in Rome.
As a preamble, I still stand by everything I have written and said in the past concerning my convictions about Summorum Pontificum. It was a tremendous gift to … Continue reading