Category Archives: HONORED GUESTS

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On friends

With a tip of the biretta to the Laudator: And even with the friendships we make later in life, founded not on accidental association, but on a real community of tastes and interests, how seldom they last a lifetime, or … Continue reading

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ZUHLIO RETURNS! “Fifty Ways To Rig A Synod”

It is my pleasure to release here the super ultra exclusive new hit from the always backward-looking performance artist Zuhlio! With the disturbing foreknowledge that the organizing office of the Synod of Bishops was going to change the rules and procedures … Continue reading

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FR. Z BLOG EXCLUSIVE! The return of…

I wanted to alert the readership that I received a note from, the distinguished artist ZUHLIO! Zuhlio is deeply concerned about the upcoming Synod of Bishops. He has decided to come out of retirement – again – with a new hit … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail – A book and a frustrated Catholic

I have received a few more voice mails. Since I pay a fee for the two phone numbers, USA and UK, I am glad when they are used. Here is a lady who gives voice to the frustration that quite a few … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail

I have received a few more voice mails. It has been a while since I posted about them. Here is this one, from across the pond.  A second came in just after I posted this, reacting (in part) to the … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on the ‘sin’ of abortion, the ‘crime’ of abortion, and excommunication

The distinguished canonist (and commentator here) Ed Peters has a useful post at his fine blog In The Light Of The Law about the distinction of the sin of abortion and the crime of abortion and the sanction/censure that can be incurred … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! “Officer Down!” – Texas Deputy Murdered for being LEO

This is all over the news now. Though I am a little late on this, I ask for your prayers for the officer and his family. From FNC: The alleged gunman who murdered a Texas deputy unleashed 15 shots at … Continue reading

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What is this thing? No, really! What is this?

The other day a priest friend and I went steeple-chasing – to visit churches in the area that I had not yet seen. At one place, where there is – or was, at least – the presence of Sinsinawa Dominicans we … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest’s cassocks with shoulder capes

From a reader… I was wondering if any secular/diocesan priest is allowed to wear a black mozzetta as part of their choir dress? I have seen pictures of some priests wearing a black mozzetta such as the Canons Regular of … Continue reading

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Misquotation of St. John Paul II’s ‘Familaris consortio’ in ‘Instrumentum Laboris’ of upcoming Synod

In October the Synod of Bishops will once again take up questions concerning “the family”. Last year, during the Extraordinary Synod, controversy erupted because of the lack of transparency in the workings of the Synod, the mysterious case of the … Continue reading

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