Category Archives: ¡Hagan lío!

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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Ad orientem in Cologne’s great Cathedral

One of our frequent and long-time commentators here, Henry Edwards, sent some screenshots of the Holy Mass celebrated by Rainer Card. Woelki at the spectacular Cathedral of Cologne’s high altar (i.e., the real altar, the grown-up altar, the main altar) for … Continue reading

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“Well! This is different!”, quoth I. The First Lady’s Rally Prayer POLL.

Yesterday I watched the TV coverage of Pres. Trump’s massive rally in Florida. Apparently, lines were a mile long to attend. My jaw nearly dropped when First Lady Melania Trump began with the Lord’s Prayer. As this developed, “I thought … Continue reading

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80 M

During the night I happened to get up for a while and, as one does, I checked my email. One message was entitled: “80 M!” “That’s odd”, quoth I, “I’m not active these days on the 80 meter band.”  (That’s … Continue reading

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Knights of Malta to elect a new Grand Master – with a twist?

This is interesting.  Is someone backing off a little? From the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta (SMOM): The government of the Order of Malta to convene the Council Complete of State on 29 April to elect the … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of Fatima, Your Parishes and You

What are your parishes planning for the months of the 100th anniversary of the Fatima events? Let us know.

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UPDATE: White Pontifical Vestments Project

UPDATE 14 Feb: The next phrase. I just finished, with the help of the Vocations Director and his assistant, the unfurling, cutting, and folding of the last bolt of fabric that remained here in The Cupboard Under The Stairs.  As … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP PHOTOS – Septuagesima: Burying the Alleluia for Pre-Lent

The other day I posted about burying the Alleluia on Septuagesima Sunday.  As Pre-Lent (aka Fore-Lent) begins, in the traditional Roman Rite we sing the Alleluia for the last time at 1st Vespers of Septuagesima.  There was a custom of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can priests serve as and vest as deacons in the Novus Ordo?

UPDATE: I’ve received quite a bit of mail about my response.  The preponderance says that I was right in my argument, but also that the Caerimoniale‘s directions do NOT prohibit priests from vesting as deacons.  Here is an example: When the … Continue reading

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Reality Check – Clear, Liberating Truth

WARNING TO SNOWFLAKES: THIS IS NOT A SAFE SPACE GROW UP OR GET OUT! I’ve been busy, so I missed this, almost a week ago, at the increasingly valuable Crisis. Here are a couple extracts to tease you into reading the … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Candlemas Followup in the @MadisonDiocese with @BishopMorlino

Last night we had a beautiful Candlemas with the blessing of candles, a procession and Pontifical Mass at the Throne. Many heartfelt thanks and kudos to the Extraordinary Ordinary, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, for … Continue reading

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