Category Archives: My View

Intense new image of the Sacred Heart and your Act of Reparation (ACTION ITEM!)

This striking detail from a new print by the Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui. It is inspired in part by the visions of Gertrude. and the 1467 Sanctus Salvator. Even the small details, the little animals that are scattered through the background, have symbolic meanings…. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My unconscious aunt died after being anointed: was she forgiven? (Wherein Fr. Z also rants.)

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My aunt recently passed away two major strokes. After her second, my uncle, an openly declared agnostic, asked me if she should have a priest. I replied in the affirmative, and the hospital had a priest … Continue reading

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Fr. John E. Halborg, RIP – Requiem Mass – Manhattan, NYC, Holy Innocents 12 April

I have a soft spot for priests who were Lutheran converts who say the Traditional Latin Mass of the Roman Rite. Hence, I ask your prayers for one.  Fr. John E. Halborg died recently.  I knew him only slightly.  He … 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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My View For Awhile: Northward bound

To go North I must first go East, rather like starting Mass ad orientem so that you can sing the Gospel to the liturgical north.   I thought my native Minnesota was flat! Had I greater presence of mind I … Continue reading

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Land of Cotton – Day 3-5: Cooking and stuff

It seems that Natchitoches is famous for meat pies.   So, I had to have one. And what would a trip to these parts be without an enormous bowl of gumbo. I am still not sure what gumbo is, but … Continue reading

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Day 1-2: The Land Of Cotton

When you see Spanish Moss, you know you aren’t in Wisconsin anymore. Having been scooped up at the airport, we drove even farther South until I was in one of the most dangerous places on your planet… where massive oil … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Tornado?

As I drive across the state to another airport… a cheaper airport… I am listening to weather reports about possible tornados where I am going. Great. MKE is a strange airport.  But this sign at TSA was fun. Nice club. … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z reviews and rants on important points about VALID baptism

Because Easter is a special time for baptizing, I hereunder assemble some observations from past ASK FATHER Question Box responses about baptism and validity. INITIAL RANT:  Bishops would do well to quiz priests, and seminarians before ordination as deacons, about how to … 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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