Category Archives: What Fr. Z is up to

VIDEO & PICS – Pre-1961 Rites of Consecration of new Abbey Church!

Yesterday I had the great privilege of participating in the consecration of the new abbey church of the monastic community of the  Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles near Gower, MO.   The rites of consecration and the Pontifical Mass … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Abbatial Edition

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

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Food for my cerebellum. Food for my reptilian brain stem. And my observation about coverage of The Present Crisis.

I unplugged for a while today.  The stream of news – and the spin – got to me, simply put.
The spinners have woven their devious clew to help them through the labyrinth while avoiding the minotaur in the maze: homosexuality.
One … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Annual Canon Law Conference

Off I went to La Crosse and the beautiful Shrine of our Lady.  If you haven’t been…

The morning fog drifting in the clefts of the hills.

A dear friend, Fr. Ferguson, the official Paradohymnodist of the Blog.

I bought a reproduction of … Continue reading

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The last 10 minutes…

The last 10 minutes…

Haydn’s Farewell is playing.
Request from a priest via text message for the blessing of beehives.
Email from a priest asking about baptizing the child adopted by homosexuals.
Delivery of a deep cycle 12v battery.
Roast out of the fridge and preparation of … Continue reading

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Splendid photos of a beautiful 1st Solemn Mass celebrated ‘coram episcopo’, in cappa magna

We of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison have posted some splendid photos of the 1st Solemn Mass of the new Fr. Peter Lee, ordained by the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bp. Robert C. Morlino for the aforementioned diocese.
The … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s 27th Anniversary of Ordination

Well… this is it.  I made it this far.  That’s what I say to myself when this date rolls around.
Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, probably … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Urban Devastation Edition

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

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Some cool stuff, old and new, in Rome and Detroit

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

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My View For Awhile: Creston Edition

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

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¡Hagan lío! Wherein Fr. Z is pretty angry and wants to fight back

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

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Some Views From The Journey: Rome again – UPDATED

FYI:  On Sunday (Sunday after Ascension – not Ascension Thursday Sunday) I will celebrate a Mass for the intentions of my benefactors, all of you who donate and send items, etc.   I take seriously my duty to pray for benefactors … Continue reading

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Some views from the journey: blue water and water buffalo

Blue water near Naples. Not so shabby.

And then….

We went to visit an organic mozzarella producer.  The buffaloes get massages from gizmos that look like they belong in car washes and they listen to classical music.
The results are extraordinary.  It is … Continue reading

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Some views from the journey: licorice and vistas

Some of you have been asking for photos of the pilgrimage. Here are some photos. Of course others blame me for posting photos from trips. Sigh.
Anyway, trips don’t always have to include the “standards”. Yawn. For example, we visited in … Continue reading

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Felix Natalis Dies Roma!

Today is the 2771 Birthday of Rome. Happy birthday!
The Great Roman Fabrizio™ shared his quintessential, virtuous Roman repast: fave, pecorino, vino bianco.  It doesn’t get more Roman than that.

On the other hand, I arrived at Roma today to scoot southward … Continue reading

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