Category Archives: What Fr. Z is up to

QUAERITUR: Feast of St. Michael on a Sunday? Fr. Z responds with a Michaelmas sermon.

From a reader:
Today in the old calendar is the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Indeed, it is.]
It’s also September 29, the feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Michael. [Indeed, it is.]
Propers for the TLM I attended today were … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Chicago Edition

I had a way too brief visit to Chicago’s Institute of Art. I hadn’t been for a while and I was eager to refamiliarize myself with the collection.
During the visit, I spied this, which I am sure will interest you … Continue reading

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Visit with an old friend

I just had a nice long visit with an old friend, Fr Reginald Foster. You may know him as a famous Latinist. I’ve know him for just shy of 30 years, we figured out.
A glimpse of a spiffy … Continue reading

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It ain’t a day game, but HEY HEY!

By complete coincidence I think it is social media day here at The Friendly Confines!

Alas the EAMUS CATULI sign didn’t show up very well.
UPDATE:
Full moon rising!

UPDATE:
Cubs imploded, right on schedule.
Then off to Chinese on the South Side… the incredible Lao … Continue reading

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Real Barber Shop!

It’s such a pleasure to be at a REAL barber shop.
Behold, my old shop in St Paul, Grandview Barber Shop. I’ve been coming here (when in St Paul) for over 30 years!

Many priests and seminarians come here.

Technorati Tags: barber

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Canon Law Conference at O.L. Guadalupe Shrine

Over the last couple days I attended a Canon Law and Civil Law Conference at the beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Diocese of LaCrosse. A great setting for a great conference.
Alas, the Shrine is in a … Continue reading

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UGH!

After having power and internet losses for most of yesterday and part of today, and after looking at my inbox, and after looking at the spammer attacks I have to clean up, and after looking at the news about the … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z copes with his new paranoia

I am worried.
Given that Pope Francis has declared war on clerical new cars, I am concerned that other things will soon be in his cross-hairs.
For example, what could be more worrisome to the poor than the sight of cuff links … Continue reading

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ROME: Sacra Liturgia Conference – Day 2

Day 2 of the Sacred Liturgy conference in Rome is underway.
The first talk this morning was by Gabriel Steinschulte on sacred liturgical music. He is the nephew of the late, great Msgr. Johannes Overath (a friend and colleague of my … Continue reading

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ROME: Sacra Liturgia Conference – Day 1

The long-awaited conference on sacred liturgy in Rome is underway.
We began with Vespers, sung in the Church of Sant’Appolinare near the Piazza Navona.
A shot from my angle.

Tonight we begin with an introduction by Bp. Rey and an address by Card. … Continue reading

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