Category Archives: HONORED GUESTS

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GUEST POST: 1st Traditional Latin Mass experience – “The highly pastoral nature of the Extraordinary Form.”

From a reader:
Over the past 10 years have assisted at a few dozen EF masses. I usually go alone and sometimes with my very Catholic friends, but this weekend I took a group of high school students and their parents. … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: A 1st Traditional Latin Mass experience – at Holy Innocents in Manhattan, NYC

I received this from a reader:
First of all, thank you for your blog. It has been tremendously instructive and encouraging for myself and many of my friends.
I attended my first Traditional Latin Mass just over a year ago and it … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Preaching about confession

From a transitional deacon:
I’m an avid reader of the blog. I have noticed how often you mention confession in the blog and wanted to relay this short little bit of my experience this weekend.
I’m a newly ordained transitional Deacon and … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “I finally realized what appeals the most to me in the Extraordinary Form.”

From a reader:
I finally figured out why I love the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. I attended the Requiem Mass for All Souls at ___ in ___ this weekend. The Priest and the servers were composed of the younger Priests in our … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! All Souls’ Day Indulgences. Wherein Fr. Z rants for a while.

From the Handbook of Indulgences

Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day
A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted to the Christian faithful who devoutly visit a church or an oratory … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: How to get the pastor to listen to a request.

Over the years I have offered tips on how to write to ecclesiastical officials, make requests in parishes, obtain your objective to have a TLM, etc. I have lately started adding that we have to be more careful these days … Continue reading

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Building the TLM and liturgy in China

From a friend from back in my native Minnesota who has been living in China for some years now.  He is Catholic and has been doing his best.  It seems that he is helping to build where he is something … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “I was hit from behind by a 26 ft truck…” or “Sudden Death and You!”

From a reader:
Dear Father,
I discovered your blog in April 2013. I am Catholic, but I never
learned Latin. In fact, the only good, solid catechesis I had was
first and second grade, which looking back, I believe was based on the Baltimore Cathechism. … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback: “I can’t read just anything about the Church anymore…”

I have been getting notes by email along these lines:
I just wanted to send a quick thank you for the helpful posts lately. I have been nervous since Pope Benedict left and I worry about what this all means for … Continue reading

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GUEST POST – A priest writes: “My skin is beginning to thicken.”

I received this from a priest, in an undisclosed location (edited and with my emphases and comments):
Over the past year of my ordination I have found myself facing many things I was seriously not prepared to face. They are in a … Continue reading

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