Category Archives: New Evangelization

14 Sept – Solemn Mass in the Bronx!

I had some great news yesterday about a Solemn Mass in traditional Roman Rite which will be celebrated on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 14 September, in the Bronx, NY. Announcement: “There will be a celebration … Continue reading

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New books by St. Robert Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church, now in English

Lately I received notice of, and a concrete copy of, newly released English translations of works by the great Doctor of the Church St. Robert Bellarmine (+1621). St. Robert was a Jesuit (a good one), a Cardinal, theology and profession … Continue reading

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FATHERS! Research about preaching – ACTION ITEM

I am not eager to do many posts like this, but here is an exception.  This interests me because of the state of preaching in these USA. I received an email from a reader… + Hello, Father! My name is … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Wherein Fr. Z makes suggestions to priests about “ad orientem” worship.

In an email exchange I had, and a conversation with a priest friend, a couple ideas came up. Context: Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, made a plea to priests to begin offering Holy Mass ad orientem versus. … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 150: Leo XIII on Right Christian Conduct and the “bent of our age”

For this 15oth PODCAzT I offer Pope Leo XIII’s 1888 Encyclical Exuente iam anno, On Right Christian Conduct. Despite the claims of many, the Church began neither with the Second Vatican Council nor the Pontificate of Francis.   There are inestimable treasures available … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK: A Communion rail restored in a major, historic church

I just received something interesting from a reader in Chicago, for your Brick By Brick file. Perhaps you have at some time driven down the Kennedy Expressway.  Suddenly the Interstate bends sharply around, and very close to, the rectory of … Continue reading

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Concerning #PokemanGo – Wherein a puzzled Fr. Z inquires.

I am not entirely sure what Pokeman is.  Not my generation.   However, apparently this is now a thing you do with your mobile phones, rather like geocaching.  I heard one talking TV head praise it because at least it … Continue reading

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My spidey-sense tells me that Card. Sarah’s speech marks a turning point.

On 5 July 2016, in London, Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, gave a powerful address at a conference on liturgy.   Card. Sarah appealed to priests to say Mass ad orientem. Let’s … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: 1 July – Pontifical Mass at the Throne for Persecuted Christians @MadisonDiocese

On 1 July, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, by the grace of God and the Apostolic See Bishop of Madison (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary), sang a Pontifical Mass at the Throne in the Roman Rite’s traditional form. Holy Mass … Continue reading

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MADISON 1 July: Pontifical Mass at Throne for Suffering and Persecuted Christians Around the Globe

UPDATE: I’ll pass this along… From the Chancellor of the Diocese of Madison: With this email I convey the dispensation of the Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, granted to any of those who assist piously in the … Continue reading

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Men! We need you watching on the wall.

The Collect for the 16th Ordinary Sunday (Novus Ordo) has strikingly military imagery. Propitiare, Domine, famulis tuis, et clementer gratiae tuae super eos dona multiplica, ut, spe, fide et caritate ferventes, semper in mandatis tuis vigili custodia perseverent. Famulus and … Continue reading

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About Latin and how hard Mass ought to be.

At Crisis there is an entry by Anne Maloney, a Philosophy prof at – or all places – the College of St. Catherine in St Paul, Minnesota.  Let’s just say that Saint Kate’s has been really weird for a really long time, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Pentecost Sunday: weaving and imbuing and saving and dyeing

The Fiftieth Day Feast, Hebrew Shavuot or Greek Pentekosté, for the Jews commemorated the descent of God’s Law to Moses on Mount Sinai, wreathed in fire, fifty days after the Exodus.  Fifty days after Our Lord’s Resurrection (the perfect number … Continue reading

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It’s time to scare the hell out of kids – POLL

Here’s an idea… require all students at Catholic schools to attend a course taught by an exorcist. In Spain…. Students at Spanish college forced to take exorcism class A publically funded college [!] in Spain has told students that it is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Using Latin in the Ordinary Form

From a reader… QUAERITUR: For about a year now, we have been using Latin for the “Our Father” (sung, BTW) and “Agnus Dei” (also the Kyrie) but the rest is said in the vernacular. When I asked about it, my priest … Continue reading

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