Category Archives: New Evangelization

ASK FATHER: How to talk to other mothers about male only altar service?

From a reader… Our parish priest does not care for girl servers but allows it. Today we went to daily Mass and a new girl was serving (which was arranged by one of the moms, I don’t believe Father knew about it), … Continue reading

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D. Fort Worth: New Extraordinary Form parish erected!

This is from a reader… Fr Z, thanks for all you do. You are one of the top 3 reads every day for me. Bishop Olson recently erected a personal parish for those who ‘remain attached to the celebration’ of the EF. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do we need “more direct and forceful” evangelization? Identifying the “enemy”.

From a reader… In the Pope’s visit to Ecuador he stated: “Evangelization does not consist in proselytizing, but in attracting by our witness those who are far off, in humbly drawing near to those who feel distant from God and … Continue reading

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Minnesota: Extraordinary Form with preaching in Spanish

Brick by brick in Minnesota! From a priest in my email: This Friday, July 3, I will be offering Mass at 7pm at St. Mark’s -350 Atwood St, Shakopee -in the «Extraordinary Form» – also known as the Old Latin … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Knoxville: 1st TLM of new priest!

And I don’t mean goldbrick, either.  From a long-time reader here comes this great story and great photos: Having viewed images from time to time of first EF Masses in fancier places (like Madison), WDTPRS readers might see interest in … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on SCOTUS Obergefell v. Hodges

Canonist Ed Peters has comments on SCOTUS decision today.  Read the whole thing over there, but… here: Two thoughts re the Supreme Court decision on ‘same-sex marriage’ [..] Of course, the Court has not yet reached the end of its … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Blake hits a century

No, he’s not 100 years old. My friend Fr. Ray Blake, PP of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, has a great post on his blog.  HERE A friend of mine reports this conversation: “Father, my boyfriend is depressed; I want … Continue reading

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Catholics have a “critical duty” to participate in politics “vociferously”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The other day I had a little rant in which I urged you to be involved in local politics because, “all politics is local”.  If you do nothing all the time, you won’t make any difference all the time. I received a … Continue reading

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The Decline and Death of Christianity. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Our Lord promised that, in the end, the gates of Hell would not prevail. He did not promise that they would not prevail where you live. They may indeed prevail in these USA, or in Europe. One way in which they … Continue reading

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An angry Fr. Z’s Trinity Sunday with help from Fr. Rutler

My friend Fr. Rutler, pastor of St. Michael’s in Manhattan, wrote a “pastor’s page” column this week about the same-sex debacle in Ireland.  You don’t want to miss it. At the time of this writing, it isn’t yet posted on … Continue reading

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Of a “gay Mass” sermon, the Poles, and a useful marriage resource for priests

A the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a piece you readers of the Fishwrap might want to peruse.    The writer points to a sermon recently given by His Eminence Vincent Card. Nichols of Westminster at … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah in a new, wide-ranging interview

There is an extract from a wide-ranging interview at L’homme nouveau in French with His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  He is rapidly rising on my list of favorite … Continue reading

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Reasons why more men don’t go to Mass

I have to share this video from You Tube I was sent by email as reason #756 for Summorum Pontificum. This is: Easter Vigil Liturgy of St Patrick Catholic Church, Seattle, [NB] 2010. The seven readings from the old testament are … Continue reading

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Archbp. Sample on a “house divided”. Tune in, trads and liberals alike!

I direct the attention of the whole readership to a video of a sermon of my old friend His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland. He is celebrating a Pontifical Mass at the Throne.  He preaches about the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Will the Extraordinary Form outlast the Novus Ordo? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Since His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has allowed the Latin mass to be celebrated by Priest without special per mission, many younger Priest and young Catholics have been celebrating the Latin mass more often. Do you … Continue reading

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