Category Archives: HONORED GUESTS

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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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Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”

Fathers, you might want to have everyone pray this after Mass on Thanksgiving Day 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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Spiffing video of incensation for #sumpont2016

I haven’t seen many photos from the beautiful Pontifical Mass we had in the Basilica of St. Peter during the 2016 Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage.  However, I spotted this video of the undersigned, acting as Deacon for the Mass. HERE

? Sequentia Sancti Evangelii Secundum … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why do traditional Catholic “white wash” Halloween?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
It surprises me how popular it’s becoming among traditional Catholics to “white wash” Halloween. It’s certainly not traditional! The 3 days of this time have always represented a trilogy –Hell, Heaven, and Purgatory. A time to reflect on the realities of … Continue reading

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