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Synods and Sausage: having a Church isn’t for the squeamish

The opening of the Synod on the Family draws closer. Books in various languages are to be released in which marriage and Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried are studied, with a special eye on the proposals of Card. … 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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Summorum Pontificum 7 years on. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today is the anniversary of the implementation of Summorum Pontificum.  The Motu Proprio will surely be recognized as one of the most important achievements of the too-brief pontificate of Benedict XVI.  It has already created a huge knock-on effect in … Continue reading

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Exaltation of the Cross, Summorum Pontifical, Basil Pesto

Tomorrow, 14 September, I think I shall make some fresh pesto tomorrow for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross… 7th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum.
I found this on Vultus Christi:
The aromatic herb, basil (Ocimum basilicum) has long been associated … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Will an annulment make a child into a bastard?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
If two Catholics marry, have children, divorce, and then successfully obtain a decree of nullity, are the children then considered illegitimate in the eyes of the Church?
This is a concern regarding an acquaintance of mine who I am … Continue reading

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Some of the mistakes we make in life can’t be fixed.

Today I read Sam Gregg’s great piece at American Spectator today wherein he unloaded on sentimentalism.  HERE
A sample:
Despite its claims to take the mind seriously, sentimental humanitarianism is also rather “uncomfortable” (to use classic sentimental humanitarian language) with any substantive … Continue reading

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“But Father! But Father!”

An alert blogging priest out there wrote to me this morning…
Is Pope Francis reading Fr. Z’s blog?
What would all this be about?
He linked to a summary of Pope Francis non-magisterial fervorino for a weekday Mass (HERE) in which he said:
“One … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ This is Whiskey Delta Tango Papa Romeo Sierra … ECHOLINK & APRS

UPDATE 6 Sept:
No, I haven’t worked on my General in the last week or so, and, No, I haven’t done anything with Echolink yet.  However, the other day I did figure out today how to send APRS messages with my … Continue reading

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¿Hablas español? NEW SPANISH/LATIN TLM Hand Missal! And Fr. Z rants.

¿Hablas español?
A few days ago, I received a new 1962 hand Missal from Angelus Press to review.  It represents an extraordinary achievement. As far as I know, it is the only new 1962 Spanish/Latin Missal now in print.  More on … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z dies a painful death

He finally killed me off.
At least I had a chance to defend Terra, your planet.
I have been a character in a Sci-Fi series by Chris Kennedy.   HERE  As I wrote before, the series is sort of Galaxy Quest meets The … Continue reading

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