Category Archives: HONORED GUESTS

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URGENT ACTION ITEM: Note from long-time reader who is dying

I received a note from a long-time reader and comment contributor, Supertradmum … I have been in hospital again because one of my lungs with cancer is failing. This means that the fluid which builds up and was expelled every … Continue reading

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PARODY SONG ALERT: Amazoniana Synod

The other day, I posted about the upcoming Pan-Amazonian Synod at which the members will among other things discuss married priests as a solution to the shortage in that mission territory.  I wrote that “I try try try to give … Continue reading

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NOVENA FOR SEMINARIANS – from Corpus Christi to Sacred Heart, with a Marian Consecration

From a priest: Dear Father, we have met several times, most recently last year at the Canon Law conference in La Crosse. I wrote a novena for seminarians to be prayed from Corpus Christi to the Sacred Heart, with a … Continue reading

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DAY 6 – Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit – AUDIO

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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DAY 5 – Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit – AUDIO

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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DAY 4 – Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit – AUDIO

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Playing cards and deception, bluffing, lying

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I play board games and card games and some involve deception/bluffing/lying. For example, one game called cockroach poker involves different animal suits of cards, and on your turn you place a card facedown in front of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Difference between Pastor and Parochial Administrator

From a reader… QUAERITUR: With priest assignments currently being announced, I am curious about the difference between a Pastor and a Parochial Administrator. If a Pastor is reassigned to another parish as an Administrator, is that a lateral or a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A 12 year old asks ” #EarthDay is coming up…”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: A 12 year old asks: Earth day is coming up and I have a question: Is being ecological a sin? She thinks is a sin because she thinks it is caring too much about the earth. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The priest is a jerk and has hang-ups

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can priests be trusted with all parishoners or do they have hang-ups with particular types of people? I am a single woman and I feel like the priest at my church doesn’t like to be called … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Prayers for His Hermeneuticalness – Fr. Finigan – UPDATE

UPDATE 3 April 2019: You can “Pound Fr. Finigan” by using this address/link: paypal.me/FatherTF And of course mine is paypal.me/fatherz UPDATE 29 March 2019: Click over to the great Fr. Finigan’s blog. His Hermeneuticalness has at last departed from his … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! For the Covington men at a crucial turn in their young lives!

Since I have been in Tokyo, I haven’t been tracking the US news very much.  I’ve only slightly followed the disgusting Covington Matter. This morning I caught up. I learned that Bp. Foys addressed the school, but parents weren’t allowed … Continue reading

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Prayer Request from Fr. Z – UPDATE

UPDATE BELOW Originally Published on: Nov 30, 2018 If I could interrupt for a moment to request some prayers. Without being overly dramatic, I was hit by a motorcycle today. I am wrapping up a visit to Paris.  I went to … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Australia and removal of all abortion restrictions

From a reader… Dear Fr Z I read your Blog all the time. At the moment we have some horrendous legislation before our parliament, with voting to commence next week. The vote will be an attempt to remove all legal … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Convert -“Should I do as my fellow Romans do?”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am a recent convert to the Church from a Continuing Anglican Church. I was a 45 year Anglo-Catholic. I make what I consider to be the appropriate Signing and obeisances during the Gloria, Creed, Sanctus, … Continue reading

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