Category Archives: HONORED GUESTS

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Reader Feedback, Biretta Project Update, A Note to Cops, Challenge Coins

Some reader feedback.
First, I received a great note from a seminarian who benefit from the generosity of one of you readers out there.

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Next, a snail mail card from a fellow in Fresno, CA … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM – URGENT PRAYER REQUEST – Fr. Philip Johnson

From time to time over the years I have requested that you pray for now Father Philip Johnson, who suffers from a brain tumor.  Fr. Johnson was recently ordained.
However, today I received this:

Begin forwarded message:
From: “Msgr. David Brockman” <>
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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Deadly house fire

From a reader…
Your prayers are requested for the Seago family. They suffered a horrific accidental house fire last weekend that tragically claimed the lives of the mother and 4 of the children. Only the father and one child were able … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: “I have Stage Four cancer…pray to Carlo Acutis!”

From a long-time commentator here and a blogist:
I have Stage Four cancer in the chest wall muscle and a tumor on the artery under the skull. I am considering all options.
I am asking all my friends to pray to Carlo … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback and Your Voicemail and Biretta Project Request (Octogenarian)

I think my Guardian Angel prompted some good feedback over the last few hours.  I really needed it.
First, from a reader:
Based on your recommendation, my wife and I watched The Nightingale last night – US HERE – UK HERE (French version). … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why on earth did they start offering Mass “facing the people”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When I first started attending the TLM, I really struggled with Mass celebrated ad Orientem. However, the more I attended the TLM and Mass according to the Missal of Divine Worship (aka, Anglican Use), which in its early … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail: Forty Hours Feedback and a Candle-Mass in CA

I very much appreciate reader feedback by email and it is great to get voicemail.
Here are a couple voice mails.  First, please know that I had a deuce of a time getting the audio off the computer and on to … Continue reading

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PRAYER REQUEST: Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”

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

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST

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Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?
Continued from THESE.
I get many requests by email asking for … Continue reading

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An Epiphany hymn… differently

From a couple years back… in case you are new around here.
On a lighter note for your Epiphany joy, here is an offering from the official Parodohymnodist, the great Fr. Tim Ferguson.
He provides an introduction:
I was just poking around my … Continue reading

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ZUHLIO RETURNS! “Cardinal Kasper Will Accompany Me”

It is my pleasure to release at long last the super ultra exclusive new hit from the always backward-looking performance artist Zuhlio!
I had note from Zuhlio, who has been pensive of late:
I’ve been pensive of late. Just ponder about the great contributions that His … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Gayle – RIP

I received some sad news today.  The woman who made the most beautiful rosaries I have ever seen or used died, under tough circumstances.
I spoke with her daughter tonight and told her that I would ask for prayers.  I ask … Continue reading

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And there was a great battle in heaven…

These days I get a lot of email asking me to explain what is going on in the Church today.  The question is often accompanied by heart-felt, often heart-rending words of personal pain.
What is going on the Church is is … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?
Continued from THESE.
I get many requests by email asking for … Continue reading

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“People, Look East (except the priest)!”

Our Official Parodohymnodist, Fr. Tim Ferguson, has come through with a veritable scitament, a new version of an Advent hymn which most of you will recognize.
To the hymn: People Look East
1. People, look east except the priest,
The reform has now been ceased,
Turn … Continue reading

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