Category Archives: HONORED GUESTS

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“Dunkirk on the Bayou” – Houston parish flooded – VIDEO

A priest friend of mine in Houston sent the following about his parish:
Dry so far. A nearby creek is close to overflowing, so that could be trouble. About 800 made it to Mass over the weekend, 10% of our usual … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback and a Lesson about Rash Judgment

I appreciate the feedback I get from readers through my CONTACT form (always on the top menu).  It makes my day and keeps me motivated.
I was just a teenager when I started reading your words of wisdom on the Catholic … Continue reading

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Feedback that gets to me

Occasionally I get feedback that really helps. Today I received this:

Wow.
This, friends, gets to me.
The token she mentions is something from my wish list, a recording of The Passion of Saint Thomas More by composer Garrett Fisher. US HERE – … Continue reading

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A reader has fun with a seminarian, a great book, and an “ordination tambourine”

A seminarian sent this…
Hello Father,
I wanted to let you know that one of your readers, upon reading this post, sent me a copy of Pope Emeritus Benedict’s new book on the priesthood. I received it a few days ago – along … Continue reading

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A priest writes with gratitude to you readers

From a priest reader comes some feedback for you readers…
I am the recently ordained priest who offered the ordinary form in Latin for a community within in parish that is accustomed to the extraordinary rite.
Thank you so much for your … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum – NEW SONG!

The celebration continues!  I hope that you have wonderful plans for the evening.
The official Parodohymnodist, Fr. Ferguson, has come through for us again.
He penned one for the very day itself 07/07/07.
He penned one for the 5th Anniversary 07/07/12.
He penned one … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum: oldie tunes revisited

10 years ago, the official Parodohymnodist of this blog, inspired by the issuance of Benedict XVIs Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, penned and sent a celebratory tune.
COMPOSER’S NOTE
I ruminated a bit  … and came to the realization that, while “La Donna e Mobile” … Continue reading

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READER FEEDBACK: good for the spine

From a reader:
Knowing well that a positive note can be a good thing for the soul, I just wanted to write a message to thank you for continually helping me (and I presume many others) to “man up” and be … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail and some Hate Mail

I had a question in my VoiceMail from a reader.
I believe what the questioner is asking about is the Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary which, I believe, comes in two volumes, a missal for the altar and a lectionary … Continue reading

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Wherein another reader does indeed “throw in the towel”

From a reader:
In light of your rather depressed email correspondent [HERE], I want to share a more uplifting story.
[…]
I have again become a Roamin’ Catholic. After decades as a “Novus Ordo Catholic,” I have thrown in the towel and decided … Continue reading

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