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BOOK: The Devil Hates Latin

The title of this book intrigued me from the start, since it is a phrase that I have written many times.  It came out last year (I’m surprised that I wasn’t alerted, frankly). The Devil Hates Latin by Katherine Galgano … Continue reading

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Books For Seminarians Project – COMPLETED!

I posted HERE about this year’s project to give a great book to all the seminarians of the Diocese of Madison, shepherded by the Extraordinary Ordinary, Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino.  At that post, I have some blunt things to say … Continue reading

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A spiritual opportunity for Mother’s Day

I bring to the attention of the readership a great spiritual opportunity for mothers. The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near LaCrosse (build by Card. Burke) has provided a way to enroll mothers for an intention in Holy Mass … Continue reading

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From an American priest in Venezuela

From Fr. Greg Schaffer, from my native place but serving in Venezuela, in my e-mail: I am not sure if you remember me from St. Paul Seminary…we were there together for one I believe. I have enjoyed reading your blog … Continue reading

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New, traditional Carmelite community for men

From my email: Thanks for all you do. I’ve enjoyed your blog for years. I’m just contacting you to spread word of a new religious community starting which is called the Hermits of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (“Eremitae Dominae … Continue reading

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Idea for “Play Mass” kit for boys – UPDATED

UPDATE: 5 April: From the nice folks who have this business. We have had quite a few phone call orders for censors in the last several days…. I should have realized much quicker than I did that you were helping … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK: The Cardinal Müller Report: An Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church

I bring to the attention of the readership a new book from Ignatius Press. It is clearly meant to hearken to the now-classic and still relevant Ratzinger Report (US HERE – UK HERE). Joseph Ratzinger was Prefect of the CDF then, … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Book recommendations as things fall apart

UPDATE: Today I saw at First Things a review of three books along a common theme.  Guess which three books they were. Here is an interesting point (for links to the books, scroll down): All three of these books make reference … Continue reading

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KINDLE Alert

ALERT! FYI I saw that there is a sale on Amazon Kindles going on right now.  If you don’t have one… what are you thinking? UK HERE I use my Kindle a great deal, both at home and when I … Continue reading

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UPDATE Fr. Z Swag: Pope Clement XIV (Ganganelli 1769-1774) – NEW ITEMS

Here is an IMPORTANT UPDATE about the new Clement XIV (Ganganelli) swag that is now available.  >>HERE<< First, Fr. John Hunwicke of the great blog Mutual Enrichment reports: Mugs! Popes! Jesuits!! They have arrived!! I am immensely grateful to two … Continue reading

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REVIEW: New altar cards from the Fraternity of St. Peter

I received some nice new altar cards for the Traditional Mass of the Roman Rite from the Fraternity of St. Peter’s publications service, Fraternity Publications. They retail for $24.95 but they are on sale until 31 March for $19.95. At this … Continue reading

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FANTASTIC New Sacred Music disc from The @LondonOratory Schola Cantorum Boys Choir!

UPDATE 26 Feb: Today, as I get ready for a clerical supper, I’ve been listening to this.  It’s great on the big speakers, in the car, in my ear buds.  Wow. Originally Published on: Feb 14 The London Oratory Schola Cantorum … Continue reading

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Good books for Lent

In another entry, the book The Heresy of Formlessness by Martin Mosebach came up.  I warmly recommend it.  I mentioned that book together with some others back in December. US HERE – UK HERE Some other books I’ve recently mentioned, … Continue reading

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2 Feb – CANDLEMAS – Madison, WI – Pontifical Mass at the Throne

On Thursday, 2 February, at 7 PM His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for Candlemas. The location of the Mass is the Chapel at Holy Name Heights (once Bishop O’Conner Center) … Continue reading

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PETITION: Gathering signatures to thank Pres. Trump for DEFUNDING Planned Parenthood

Pres. Trump has made YHUGE moves against Big Business Abortion, especially Planned Parenthood.  It’s gonna be beautiful.  Believe me. There is a “petition” you can sign to say “Thank you!” for cutting off tax payers’ dollar for Big Business Abortion, … Continue reading

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