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POLL: The Luminous Mysteries – For them or against them?

I saw a post which argues that we should “dump” the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary proposed by St. John Paul II.  The reflections were based in part on the writings of Bl. Bartolo Longo.  I wrote some notes about … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Soccer game for peace!

I am being kept in the loop about the Soccer Game for Peace that Pope Francis called for.  This should take care of the whole war and terrorism problem.
I am told that the stadium is half empty.
“But Father! But Father!”, … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation?
Let us know!

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GUEST POST: “I celebrated the Traditional Latin Mass before today’s exorcism…”

Time and again, priests tell me that when they learn the traditional form of Holy Mass and begin saying it, it changes them profoundly.
Today I received this note from a priest (slightly edited):
I finished the [Saint John Cantius in Chicago] … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Meat when a feast falls on a Friday

From a reader:
QUAERITUR:
I am a newly registered member of a parish [...] for whom the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is that of the principle patron. Hence, that should be 1st class (solemnity) for the archdiocese. In the traditional calendar, that … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for this Sunday?
Let us know!

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VIDEO: The Chapel Veil

A nice young lady sent me a note and link to a video.
Dear Fr. Z,
I am entering my sophomore year at Christendom College, and I recently made an 8 minute video on the chapel veil to explain why women wear … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS

First, help each other out with your prayers:
YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
Also,
STUDENTS, PARENTS: Text Books, Back To School, and You
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MOVIE – When The Game Stands Tall – ACTION ITEM! [!]
WDTPRS 21st Ordinary Sunday: the smoke of Satan v. invisible love [useful]
Pope calls family … Continue reading

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MANHATTAN, NYC 22 Aug & 12 Sept: PRAYER VIGIL FOR CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ, SYRIA

If you are anywhere near Manhattan…
I received this by email:
Tonight (August 22nd, 2014), after the 6pm traditional Mass at the Church of the Holy Innocents, there will be another prayer vigil for the Christians in Iraq and Syria.
We already had … Continue reading

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