Category Archives: HONORED GUESTS

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Blue Vestments: wherein Fr. Z rants

The use of blue vestments during Advent is pretty much cliché now, so cliché that not even the aging hippies are clinging to it.  Here’s my annual rant about the use of blue vestments in the Roman Rite. At this … Continue reading

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“Asking Our Lady to Help Us Make Up for Lost Time” AUDIO INTERVIEW

On this Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I want to give a couple priest friends a plug. Msgr. Charles Mangan I have know since the 80’s.  He is a priest of Sioux Falls and he worked … Continue reading

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VIDEO Thanks from Swiss Guard for the Armor Project

At the end of this post I have a question for you. I was in Rome in October and I finally was able to meet the Swiss Guard for whom we – I and you donor/readers here – had the fitted armor made. … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail: Of indulgences, cemeteries, and consolations in trying times. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

It has been a while since I have posted about my voice mail.  I very much enjoy (most of) your voice mail messages. First, to the gentleman with the anti-Catholic wife who wants to know how to support the blog … Continue reading

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Tambourine player tased, pepper sprayed, during church service

I swear I am not making this up. It’s not from Eye of the Tiber. It’s not from Onion. It’s from in Oklahoma.  (There’s video!) Tambourine player tased during church service EDMOND, Okla. — Most churches encourage praise and … Continue reading

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We must make the choice to persevere!

I share hereunder a note I received from one of you readers after my own post-synodal exhortation not to give up any ground in the Synod’s wake. We must persevere! In the face of what seem like decreasingly favorable odds, … Continue reading

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On friends

With a tip of the biretta to the Laudator: And even with the friendships we make later in life, founded not on accidental association, but on a real community of tastes and interests, how seldom they last a lifetime, or … Continue reading

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ZUHLIO RETURNS! “Fifty Ways To Rig A Synod”

It is my pleasure to release here the super ultra exclusive new hit from the always backward-looking performance artist Zuhlio! With the disturbing foreknowledge that the organizing office of the Synod of Bishops was going to change the rules and procedures … Continue reading

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FR. Z BLOG EXCLUSIVE! The return of…

I wanted to alert the readership that I received a note from, the distinguished artist ZUHLIO! Zuhlio is deeply concerned about the upcoming Synod of Bishops. He has decided to come out of retirement – again – with a new hit … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail – A book and a frustrated Catholic

I have received a few more voice mails. Since I pay a fee for the two phone numbers, USA and UK, I am glad when they are used. Here is a lady who gives voice to the frustration that quite a few … Continue reading

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