Category Archives: ¡Hagan lío!

An odd dream

Do some of you find that dreams which come just before rising have a … different quality?  This morning I had a particularly vivid dream which is still stuck in my head.  Often dreams fade.  Not this one. Here are … Continue reading

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UPDATE: White Pontifical Vestments Project

UPDATE 22 March: Progress I had a note from Gammarelli that the embroidered coat-of-arms should arrive this week.  That means that they will then cut the fabric and get to work. UPDATE 14 Feb: The next phrase I just finished, … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Pontifical Mass for St. Joseph

Last night the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the glorious Feast of St. Joseph, this year transferred because of the Sunday of Lent. The Mass was … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Wedding of Catholics with a non-priest out in Mother Nature

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My son and fiancee are Catholics and considering having a non-priest perform the ceremony in the Outer Banks, NC. We have two family members saying that as Catholics, they can’t attend the wedding because it is outside of the … Continue reading

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List of Prelates For and Against the Five Dubia on ‘Amoris Laetitia’

A week or so ago, I received a working list of churchmen who seem to be in favor of submitting (and getting answers to) the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals™, who seem to be against the same and who seem to … Continue reading

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BRILLIANT by Mosebach: RETURN TO FORM – A CALL FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE ROMAN RITE

I have often lauded the important book by Martin Mosebach The Heresy of Formlessness.  I warmly recommend it.  US HERE – UK HERE  As a matter of fact, it was first on my suggestions for Lenten reading.  HERE First Things has published a … Continue reading

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PRACTICAL: What should be in a traditional MC’s “Go Bag”?

Here in the realm of the Extraordinary Ordinary, where I am President of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison (a 501(c)(3) organization – please make a generous donation today!) I am fortunate to have as a colleague a … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Declaration on Sacred Music – Cantate Domino – 50th anniversary of Instruction ‘Musicam Sacram’

My friend Prof. Peter Kwasniewski has been part of a project to create a Declaration on Sacred Music – Cantate Domino – on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Instruction Musicam Sacram, promulgated exactly 50 years ago … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: If there is no other priest, does Father put ashes on himself? #ashtag

From a priest comes a good #ashtag question… QUAERITUR: A couple priests have asked me today, and I have no good answer – when a priest is offering Mass on Ash Wednesday without another priest present, or a deacon, does … Continue reading

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ARRIVED! Clement XIV GANGANELLI mugs

In a fit of reverence, I created some drinkware in honor of Pope Clement XIV (Ganganelli), of happy memory.  Don’t worry, I am not hoarding it.  On the contrary!  It is available to all comers.  Today I received my own concrete … Continue reading

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To a priest who learned the Traditional Mass and then quit because it was hard.

I have often written about how priests are never the same after having learned how to say the older, traditional form of Holy Mass in the Roman Rite.  Many priests have related to me about how, once they learned, or … Continue reading

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Make Church Great Again! “Free Our Churches From the Ugly and Stupid”

So I’m reading my email.  A reader sent the text of a Wall Street Journal piece (they have an evil paywall) entitled “Free Our Churches From the Ugly and Stupid“. “This hath potential”, quoth I, and in did I delve. … Continue reading

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NEW Fr. Z Swag Available: Pope Clement XIV Ganganelli (1769-1774)

Slowly but surely I’d like to build up more pontifical coffee mugs.  I have some selections with Pius XII, Leo XIII (that’s a good one), etc. Today, I make available also For all the selections click >>HERE<< Enjoy in your … Continue reading

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“For, amen I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed…”

From the Gospel according to Matthew And when he was come to the multitude, there came to him a man falling down on his knees before him, saying: Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic, and … Continue reading

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US Ambassador to the UN: “For those who don’t have our backs, we’re taking names”

The new US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, brought a rather different tone to her first press conference after a meeting of the Security Council. This is refreshing. Haley told reporters, “Our goal with the administration is to show … Continue reading

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