Category Archives: HONORED GUESTS

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Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”

Fathers, you might want to have everyone pray this after Mass on 4 July and other major public holidays.  This, and other prayers, are deeply needed today.
The following prayer was composed by John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, in 1791. He … 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 one … Continue reading

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Observations about important CDF document on “Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons”

A priest friend sent me some notes in response to my posting HERE of the CDF’s 2003 document: Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons.
His points are worth sharing.  I’ll edit a bit:
1. Saint Charles Lwanga and … Continue reading

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The problem is the inversion of “God is love” and “Love is God.”

I direct the readership to something I wrote before Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’ was released.  HERE  The Pope quotes St. Francis’ song here and there.  But let us not forget how the song ends.
My friend Fr. Rutler in NYC makes … 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 you to talk … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Our Episcopal priest recently became a nun….

This was so quirky, that I had to post it. I asked a priest friend to write a response.
From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Our Episcopal [?] priest recently became a nun. She insists on wearing her habit when serving mass. Is this proper or … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on Pope Francis’ remarks about “separation” of spouses

Distinguished canonist Ed Peters has comments at his fine blog In The Light Of The Law. He doesn’t have a combox, but he doesn’t mind discussion of his stuff over here. Be sure to check his other posts.
The pope’s comments … Continue reading

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Bp. Tobin’s Tough Love: Hirsute flabmeisters… mature women with skimpy clothes… hyperactive gum-chewing kids checking their iPhones

His Excellency Most Reverend  Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence has sobering reminders for his flock. HERE
No doubt His Excellency is addressing himself only to the Catholics of Providence. So, if you are not in that diocese pay no attention.  My emphases and comments:
The … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail

I have received a few more voicemails…
Remember, I don’t call back, but I listen to it.
I had couple hangups from timid people, but this one really stood out.

R in NC attended Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the first time.

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Congratulations Newly Ordained Fr. Tim Ferguson!

I was in Marquette, MI on Friday for the priestly ordination of a frequent commentator and parodohymnodist here, Fr. Timothy Ferguson.  His road to the priesthood was 29 years long!  As he quipped: “thirty less one”.
He sent a note about … Continue reading

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