Category Archives: Wherein Fr. Z Rants

Reverend Fathers: It’s someone else, until it’s you. Wherein Fr. Z implores.

Reverend gentlemen, the murder of one priest and the assault on another in Phoenix compels me to remind you to… GO TO CONFESSION. Our schedules are busy.  Sometimes we have to drive even farther than lay people.  But go to … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s annual rant about Ascension Thursday Sunday

We know with holy and Catholic Faith that what was not assumed, was not redeemed (St. Gregory of Nazianzus – +389/90). Our humanity, both body and soul, was assumed by the Son into an unbreakable bond with His divinity. When … Continue reading

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MUST READ: Fr. Wylie’s hard-hitting sermon at Holy Innoncents (Manhattan, NYC) – How traditionalists are treated by priests and bishops

Remember my post “Dear Traditionalists,…” ?  I meant what I wrote then and I still mean it now.  In part, I wrote: Do you want this?  Do you?  Or, when you don’t get what you want handed to you, are … Continue reading

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Cincinnati: Wymyn stage a fake ordination at Episcopalian church. Reminder of we should do about it.

Some wymyn played priest the other day in Cincinnati. My friend Fr. Martin Fox, a real priest in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is all over this. What I found curious about this is that the news report at WCPO TV … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum. It won’t be stopped.

Here is some news to cheer you in these otherwise chaotic and troubling times. From HPR: Seven Years after “Summorum Pontificum”: Nearly 500 North American Churches Offer the Traditional Latin Mass For those Catholics who are seeking even more regular … Continue reading

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Divorce, remarriage, Communion. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Let’s make this clear from the start. People are going to sin. Nevertheless, we must uphold doctrine. This is what is going to happen with the divorce/remarriage Commmunion thing. The Holy Father, Pope Francis, will eventually uphold the Church’s teaching … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Cassock, surplice, girls

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, Am I correct in saying that Cassock & Surplice is male attire and that girls should NOT wear it? And if this is the case why do people let it happen? I am taking over … Continue reading

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Nun UNDER The Bus

UPDATE 8 April: Bp. Jugis (D. Charlotte) endorses Sr. Jane Laurel and talk at High School _______ You probably saw my post Sister explains the situation. Spittle-flecked nutty, bullying, intimidation ensue. Sr. Jane Laurel, OP, gave a talk at a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sister goes shopping while carrying the Eucharist to the sick. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… I work at a religious supply store and yesterday a local religious sister came in and asked to be shown our selection of pyxes. I led her to the cabinet where they are kept and indicated that … Continue reading

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Dissent into Hell – Fr. Z rants

I was just on air with Drew Mariani (Relevant Radio) and we spoke for a while about death and confession. He mentioned one of my blog posts from 2011. Since he said that he is going to link here, I … Continue reading

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When “NO!” is PASTORAL! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

“Pastoral charity”… note the phrase! His Eminence, Raymond Card. Burke, gave an interview to Polonia Christiana magazine.  Lifesite rendered it into English HERE. In one of his responses, the Cardinal said: In the case of a politician or other public figure who … Continue reading

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Tensions in the Catholic blogosphere. Where Fr. Z opines.

Some discussion is arising in the Catholic blogosphere about, well, the Catholic blogosphere.   This week, for example, the UK’s still best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, has an opinion column: Bishops and bloggers: there is a way out of … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants, slaps some heads

Under another entry, someone posted: I am losing hope.  I wish I had a time machine to look 100 years into the future and see what happens. We are on the threshold of Lent.  This is a time of spiritual … Continue reading

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Have the civil rights of any group (besides the unborn) been trampled by U.S. courts more than Catholic priests?

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is being torn limb from limb by the hyper-liberal MSM in the Twin Cities. There are some clerical abuse cases in the spotlight right now.  It is a kind of perfect hideous storm. … Continue reading

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Yucking it up in church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Most of our churches are consecrated.  They are holy places.  Their walls are anointed with chrism.  They have been given a name.  They are sacred places.   Within their walls we participate in the most sacred act we little humans … Continue reading

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