Category Archives: Preserved Killick

Wherein Fr. Z dies a painful death

He finally killed me off.
At least I had a chance to defend Terra, your planet.
I have been a character in a Sci-Fi series by Chris Kennedy.   HERE  As I wrote before, the series is sort of Galaxy Quest meets The … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT: Friday in the Octave of Pentecost

OLDIE PODCAzT from Friday in the Octave of Pentecost in 2008.
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Today is Friday in the Octave of Pentecost, or at least it ought to be in in the Novus Ordo as it is in the older, Traditional Roman Calendar.
This … Continue reading

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Of Roast Beef, Rat Excrement and You

From the always interesting Laudator.  This seemed appropriate for Shrove Tuesday:
Roast Beef
Henry Fielding (1707-1754), Don Quixote in England (London: J. Watts, 1734), p. 14 (from Act I, Scene VI):
When mighty rost Beef was the Englishman’s Food,
It enabled our Hearts, and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to obtain more celebrations of the TLM in the diocese? Holy “lío”!

From a reader:
As you know on 30 April 2011 the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei issued the instruction Universae Ecclesiae of 30 April 2011, to clarify some aspects of Summorum Pontificum.
The two sections of this document that are of interest to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: I found a Host at my mother’s house. Wherein Fr. Z rants a little.

From a reader:
While visiting my parents’ home (they are not Catholic; I am a convert), I was invited up to look at something on Mom’s prayer table.
I forget what it was … but out of the corner of my eye, … Continue reading

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My view for a while

On the road.

I feel sort of human. The antibiotics may be helping.
Fairly short flights today and everything seems to be on time.
None of Pres. Obama’s artificial, inflicted, political flight delays … yet.
Yes, this is the book.
UPDATE:
Part II:

What fun. Blech.
Still feeling … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z provides a health update and feverish ranting on a range of unrelated topics

Thanks to those of you who wrote with expressions of prayers for my health.  An update is in order.
I have been battling bronchitis.  This has been a problem ever after all those years in Rome, I’m afraid.  I suspect I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I eat insect parts on Fridays?

Since the topic came up elsewhere, I thought it a good idea to revive this question from a reader and repost it:
From a reader:
Do insect products count as meat products, and therefore prohibited on Fridays and other days of abstinence. … Continue reading

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Prayer request

Will you please say a prayer or two that I get over this annoying and rather bad head cold I have picked up? I haven’t had a cold from all last fall and through the winter, only to get … Continue reading

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The Ides of March. Wherein Fr. Z rambles aimlessly and eventually comes full-circle.

Today has been known as the Ides of March for a very long time.
In the Roman way of keeping time with a calendar, days of the month were reckoned from fixed points… which weren’t completely fixed. Every Roman month had … Continue reading

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