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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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- Charles E Flynn: We can be thankful that you were not asked to check your biretta.
- mercy2013: The concept of self-relia nce that you mention is the reason that we pulled our kids out of Catholic school this year. I left my 6-figure job to homeschool them. Granted, we are fortun...
- tominrichmond: There̵ 7;s a germ of truth in this. One reason these schools are attractive targets is their size; public high schools tend to be very large, making it easier to find a target-...
- LarryW2LJ: Of course the Ten Commandmen ts are not ideals. God knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows what’ ;s good for us and in the end, what will make us happy. True happiness is...
- oledocfarmer: I saw this exchange and thought the same thing. It’s chilling,
- jbazchicago: Just tell Walter Rossi he has no chance of becoming a bishop and he won’ t care anymore.
- Dad of Six: “Bas ilides Melchischy ros” in First Things today has a witty take on a certain Cardinal 8217;s recent “elu cidation of Amoris Laetitia.& #8221; https://ww w.first...
- Gregg the Obscure: With respect, was it necessary to mention that you intended to celebrate the Vetus Ordo? Could you not have simply asked if, say, the Guadalupe altar might be available for you...
- teomatteo: That impressive home to our Lord was built with the EF as its only option. Oh how we denigrate our past generation s that have sacrificed and built so much for us.
- APX: Why do priests, when asking for permission say it’s the EF? Is it really necessary? Do other priests say they’ ;re saying the OF when asking permission ?
- JonPatrick: As a kid I loved the book “Los t in the Barrens 221; by Farley Mowat – about 2 Canadian kids in Northern Canada one white and one Cree Indian who as the title suggest get...
- Benedict Joseph: I was at once dumbstruck and consoled listening to this last evening. It was difficult to believe such common sense and profound depth was emerging from the television . These two...
- Peter Ignotus: I had a similar experience saying Mass at Fatima. So many beautiful side-altar s in the Basilica, and they put me in the bridge from Star Trek (I was by myself). No crucifix to be...
- Grumpy Beggar: Several quotes: Tucker Carlson : “att acks on the nuclear familyR 21; “fam ily is the final bulwark against the spread of government power̶ 1; Mark Steyn : ̶...
- ServusChristi: I’m sure there̵ 7;s plenty of other Cathedrals and Basilicas whose high altars haven̵ 7;t been used for offering the TLM for over 50 years, but whose rectors have been...
- iPadre: I find the words: “The RectorR 17;s Basilica 8221; astonishin g. Didn’ ;t we the Roman Catholics of the USA recently have a collection to support the completion of the dome?...
- Mariana2: Thanks, Father!
- ejcmartin: Nationaliz ation of the family, brilliant.
- Mariana2: Thanks, Father!
- mike cliffson: I read Heinlein 8217;sR 21; Citizen of the Galaxy ” when it came out in adult Astounding sf mag.which mum And Dad subscribed to ,Since pieonholed as teen boy fodder
- Mariana2: The Hobbit (and keep well away from the films until much later), The Lord of the Rings (films later), The Narnia books, Treasure Island. My son loved my reading aloud ‘Emi l i...
- mike cliffson: Succinct. I would add a from parental and profamily pet peeve:Euro pe and Stateside THEY are agin’ ; homeschool ing, for very bad reasons . I taught from 1968 to 3 yrs ago and I...
- Mariana2: Thanks, Father! It took forever to pause and play to write down the prayer : ).
- JabbaPapa: It is sad that we have to waste our energies on making these correction s. But there are the times we live in. Some one repeats oddities, and it takes us twice as many words – at least –...
- Fr. Reader: Kindle time is not screen time. Welcome to the 22nd century.
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- Mega-Masses and too many Hosts
- The State v. Self-Reliance
- LENTCAzT 2018 07 – Tuesday in the 1st Week of Lent: subtle temptation
- Attacks on the family
- My View For Awhile: Capital Edition
- Books for boys. Suggested titles and an additional point.
- LENTCAzT 2018 06 – Monday in the 1st Week of Lent: “I warned you!”
- Wherein Fr Longenecker schools @JamesMartinSJ
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Lent (N.O.): The Lenten “Sacrament”
- LENTCAzT 2018 05 – 1st Sunday of Lent: Anger and Reason
- Commandments are NOT mere “ideals” from which some are excused because, “They’re tooo haaard!” Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- JUST TOO COOL – Cops, ashes, and podcasts
- VIDEO Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal on some tough issues
- LENTCAzT 2018 04 – Ash Saturday: Getting ready for… it.
- Pontifical Requiem Mass for a great lover of the Church’s sacred liturgy
- LENTCAzT 2018 03 – Ash Friday: Grant me a little more time
- Role of #MSM in mass shootings: If it bleeds, it leads. Angry @fatherz asks fearful questions
- Wherein Fr. Z rants in the wake of the Florida school mass murder
- Friday after Ash Wednesday: Feast of the Crown of Thorns
- LENTCAzT 2018 02 – Ash Thursday: What you are I was, what I am you shall be.
- Your #AshWednesday Sermon Notes #ashtag – AUDIO Fr Z
- Ash Wednesday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You – with notes on alligator, endothermic moonfish, and muskrat
- LENTCAzT 2018 01: Ash Wednesday – Unto dust thou shalt return.
- Fun with @OneMadMomBlog – BuzzFeed – Alt-Right and @SebGorka
- LENTCAzT 2018 00: Shrove Tuesday – Get out your armor, pilgrim’s shoes and cloaks
- Singing and confession – Just Too Cool!
- Writing to Fr. Z
- Excellent Letter for Lent from Archbp. Chaput of @ArchPhilly – Fr. Z rants, gives 3 points of advice about sin.
- ASK FATHER: Why can lay people read at Mass?
Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Category Archives: New Evangelization
I don’t watch a lot of TV, and when I do it is usually news or news commentary stuff on cable, and then usually Fox, and even then I am more often than not multitasking.
However, from time to time (if … Continue reading
From a reader:
Is it a sin to ask God to strike down an enemy of the Church?
Christ the Lord has commanded us to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44).
Love for “enemy” comes in different forms. It can be expressed different ways. That … Continue reading
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), while … Continue reading
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. I was … Continue reading
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 the … Continue reading
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 Mass, some … Continue reading
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 one … Continue reading
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 marriage line, for … Continue reading
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 you to talk … Continue reading
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 note … Continue reading
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 can prevail is … Continue reading
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 the … Continue reading
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
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
I have to share this video from You Tube I was sent by email as reason #756 for Summorum Pontificum.
Easter Vigil Liturgy of St Patrick Catholic Church, Seattle, [NB] 2010. The seven readings from the old testament are presented in … Continue reading
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 unity … Continue reading
From a reader…
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 think this … Continue reading
At NRO, Nicholas Frankovich, a deputy managing editor, has some sharp comments on Pope Francis as he begins the third year of his pontificate. You can sense the frustration in his commentary, along with his hope.
There is a lot to … Continue reading
This is another indication of what is coming our way in the near future.
Folks… start getting your heads into that mental place where you can deal with open persecution.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors … Continue reading
I updated this with Part 2 from the WSJ, below. Read about a seminarian who will say the TLM.
To make a donation to the Diocese of Madison and to earmark it for seminarians, click HERE.
Once you click the “one time” … Continue reading