Category Archives: Wherein Fr. Z Rants

I’m cool about a certain popular devotion. Wherein Fr Z goes all ‘RAH!’

UPDATE: 22 June
I was alerted to nastygram at Path…eos by a, presumably young, lady whose name was unfamiliar to me – Rebecca Bratten Weiss. Rebecca took exception to what I posted, below, although I’m not convinced that she read it.  Or … Continue reading

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About Manchester and other terrorist attacks – a couple of rants and ACTION ITEM!

My heart goes out to the people harmed in the recent terror attack in Manchester, England.
As the usual reportage goes on, I’ve been getting messages on my phone from a friend which underscore something important not being well addressed in … Continue reading

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Bad priesthood vocations numbers? Not by accident. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I posted this last year, to the day.
Any additional thoughts?
___ Originally Published on: May 3, 2016 ___
And yet, do other parishes and dioceses and religious groups change what they are doing?
Not much.  It is if they really aren’t committed.
In life I … Continue reading

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Are you anxious, upset, confused about the Church today? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In this time of confusion over doctrine and praxis, many people ask me in email what they can do either to maintain equilibrium, or else to “be the maquis”, as it were, and join the resistance against the liberal undermining of … Continue reading

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UPDATE: A bishop urges priests to encourage reception of Holy Communion on the tongue, kneeling. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE 19 April 2017:
The full, transcribed text of Bp. Morlino’s sermon is available HERE
___ Originally Published on: Apr 12, 2017
Last night, Tuesday in Holy Week, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bishop of Madison, celebrated the … Continue reading

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Attacks on the magisterium and liturgical translation – Wherein Fr. Z rants

The Magisterium is under attack.  There are strong, highly placed forces in the Church today who are undermining, firstly, the magisterium of John Paul II.  Of course it won’t stop there.  It can’t.  Each pontificate’s magisterial teachings ought to be … Continue reading

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15 March – Wherein Fr Z rants about the #IdesOfMarch

We call today the Ides of March, made especially famous in the English speaking world by Shakespeare in his play Julius Caesar.
Caesar:
Who is it in the press that calls on me?
I hear a tongue shriller than all the music
Cry “Caesar!” Speak, … Continue reading

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Commandments are NOT mere “ideals” from which some people are excused because they’re hard! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Look. I’m the first one to admit that I am a sinner.  I sin and I go to confession with a firm purpose of amendment.  When I fall, I get back up, again with a firm purpose of amendment.  I … Continue reading

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What to do if you don’t know what to do. Wherein Fr. Z … advises.

My in-box is filled with email from people who are frustrated, angry, confused.
I am with you.  I jot people’s names down and I pray for you.  I am shifting my other practices around to include mortifications.  After all, as St. … Continue reading

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TRAD LIVES MATTER! US Bishop attacks “ad orientem” worship, overrides Summorum Pontificum

UPDATE: COMMENTS CLOSED.
___ Originally Published on: Jan 19, 2017 @ 14:25 ___
I received a copy of a letter sent by the Bishop of Rockford, Most Rev. David J. Malloy, to the priests of that diocese.
In this letter, a follow up to their … Continue reading

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