Category Archives: My View

UPDATE: A bishop urges priests to encourage reception of Holy Communion on the tongue, kneeling. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE 19 April 2017: The full, transcribed text of Bp. Morlino’s sermon is available HERE ___ Originally Published on: Apr 12, 2017 Last night, Tuesday in Holy Week, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bishop of … Continue reading

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IN THE WILD! Clement XIV joins the Navy!

My friend Fr. Johnson, USN, sent me a photo of his newly acquired Papa Ganganelli (aka Clement XIV Of Glorious Memory) coffee mug. Here it is, strategically situated in Father’s stateroom aboard USS KEARSARGE (LHD3). Fr. Johnson regularly celebrates the TLM … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Easter Sunday Clerical Supper

I was pleased to have had a guest priest come to town to help with our Sacred Triduum in the Extraordinary Form. His presence allowed us to have a Solemn Triduum. It also allowed me to brush off my cooking utensils. … Continue reading

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Attacks on the magisterium and liturgical translation – Wherein Fr. Z rants

The Magisterium is under attack.  There are strong, highly placed forces in the Church today who are undermining, firstly, the magisterium of John Paul II.  Of course it won’t stop there.  It can’t.  Each pontificate’s magisterial teachings ought to be … Continue reading

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NYC – 28 March – Requiem for a Priest

I received notice that a 1 year anniversary Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 28 March in New York City at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for the late Fr. John E. Halborg. I met Fr. Halborg only … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Pontifical Mass for St. Joseph

Last night the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the glorious Feast of St. Joseph, this year transferred because of the Sunday of Lent. The Mass was … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Lovely Nightmare Edition

It’s a beautiful day, nicest in a while.  Of course that means that after a great Chinese meal with friends… … I’m going somewhere else! Going into the airport, a tour bus got stuck under a bridge and the delay … Continue reading

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From time to time over the years I have requested that you pray for now Father Philip Johnson, who suffers from a brain tumor.  Fr. Johnson was recently ordained. However, today I received this: Begin forwarded message: From: “Msgr. David … Continue reading

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15 March – Wherein Fr Z rants about the #IdesOfMarch

We call today the Ides of March, made especially famous in the English speaking world by Shakespeare in his play Julius Caesar. Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue shriller than all the … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Intersect Edition

Other than the fact that in order to enjoy a really early morning you first have to get up really early, it’s a really nice morning.   Nasty weather comes later in the week.  It is, of course, March. It … Continue reading

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IN THE WILD! Clement XIV (Ganganelli) Mug Shots

Updates to be added, below!  (Hint: fun!) Originally Published on: Mar 2, 2017 The other day I shared a photo of my newly arrived Pope Clement XIV mugs. Clement XIV’s family name was Ganganelli. At that time I also said … Continue reading

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Important Prayer Request

UPDATE 4 March: May I ask you all to redouble your prayers?   K is still in hospital now.  They are trying to get the spinal fluid to stop leaking.  This is becoming pesky. __________________ Originally Published on: Feb 27, 2017 … Continue reading

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In a fit of reverence, I created some drinkware in honor of Pope Clement XIV (Ganganelli), of happy memory.  Don’t worry, I am not hoarding it.  On the contrary!  It is available to all comers.  Today I received my own concrete … Continue reading

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“Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,…” The Lorica of St Patrick

During these dark days, we can benefit from the use of this prayer, called the Breastplate, or Loríca of St. Patrick, “The Cry of the Deer” (Latin Lorica is pronounced lo-REE-ka).  It is said that St. Patrick (+461) sang this when an … Continue reading

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LENTCAzTs 2017 – Choices to make

I am thinking about doing LENTCAzTs again this year.  I am also thinking about not doing  LENTCAzTs again this year. As I think about it, I am looking through materials for possible podcasts.  That’s always the challenge.  A few of you have … Continue reading

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