Category Archives: Fr. Z KUDOS

MUST READ: Carl Olsen on the #USCCB17 Pro-Life committee vote!

Today’s must fulfill assignment is to go to Catholic World Report and to read thoroughly Carl Olsen’s piece about lib aspirations for the USCCB election of the Pro-Life committee chair and their subsequent spittle-flecked nutty.
Olsen brings in the analysis of several other writers, … Continue reading

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Nebraska parish going “ad orientem”

Unless and until we get our act together regarding sacred liturgical worship, no initiative we undertake in the Church at any level will bear the fruits we hope for.
We need widespread, generous use of the older, traditional form of the … Continue reading

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The Steamroller of Ambiguity and the Long Term. Wherein @FatherZ rants.

Many these days feel a little helpless as the lib Steamroller of Ambiguity squishes sickeningly forward, reducing clarity to an amorphous goo of permissive self-justification.
What can we do?
Feel helpless no longer.
You have at your disposal – 24/7 – powerful arms against the Enemy … Continue reading

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Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, "How To..." - Practical Notes, Fr. Z KUDOS, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Just Too Cool, Mail from priests, Seminarians and Seminaries, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , | 5 Comments

An avant-garde Bishop raises an English church to new life

The Bishop of Lancaster, England, Most Rev. Michael Campbell, OSA, posted on his blog about celebrating a Pontifical Mass at the Throne.  The church was recently entrusted to the Institute of Christ the King, which is raising it to new … Continue reading

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The revitalization of a parish in ultra-lib land

Do you remember when Fr. Illo at a parish in San Francisco decided to stop the service at the altar by females (YAY!) and the world came down on his head.
In the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic weekly, there is … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK in Montana! Priests making the TLM HAPPEN!

This is for your Brick By Brick file.  Had I known about this, I might have attended!  I spent a lot of time during my young summers between Billings and Greybull in N. Wyoming.
From a reader…
Have you heard about this … Continue reading

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Some Good News: His Hermeneuticalness is back in the saddle again

Sometimes I post “good news” posts.  We all need good news for a change, right?
One piece of good news gets special notice today.
My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, PP of Margate, is posting more often again at his exceptional blog: The … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in San Francisco

The newly ordained are celebrating their First Masses.
I had a note about the First Mass of a new young priest in San Francisco.
Congratulations to Fr. Alvin Yu.  Here he is at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, where he grew up. … Continue reading

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A college campus chapel goes ‘ad orientem’

Our leaders and pastors must open their eyes to the obvious.
For your Brick By Brick file from a reader…
I wanted to email you and let you know some good developments at the Newman Center at Wichita State University. The pastor … Continue reading

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A beautiful Catholic school

This is wonderful.
Atonement Academy, is a classical, college preparatory school for grades pre-K through 12th. It is the parish school of Our Lady of the Atonement Parish and is located in San Antonio, TX.
Yes, friends, it is still possible to … Continue reading

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Clarity from Vancouver about Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried

It’s great to have some clarity for a change. Of course each dose of clarity makes the general confusion which some are fomenting more exasperating. Nevertheless, it’s great to have some clarity for a change.
At the page of the Cathedral … Continue reading

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A Deacon’s First Holy Mass ‘ad orientem’ – Wherein Fr. Z issues an invitation

Here is something interesting from blogger Deacon Greg Kandra. He has had his first experience as a sacred minister for Holy Mass ad orientem.
Rev. Mr. Kandra was visiting a parish where Mass is said towards the liturgical East. Let’s see … Continue reading

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An argument and call for ‘ad orientem’ worship

From the increasingly valuable Crisis Magazine with my emphases and comments:
Re-turning to the Lord: A Call for Ad Orientem Worship
FR. JACOB S. CONNER, V.F. [a priest of the Diocese of Lake Charles]
Lent is a season of conversion. During this time, it’s common to encounter readings, … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick: a great East and West, “both lungs” development

Here’s some good news.  A reader alerted me to a great East and West “both lungs” development.
From The Sudbury Star in Ontario:
Church revives Latin mass
For a group of worshippers who gather at St. Michael’s Church in Coniston, moving forward also … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick: Another parish goes ‘ad orientem’!

I had a note from a reader about excellent news from Star Of The Sea parish in San Francisco.
Firstly, as always, thank you for your blog! You are my first bookmark under my Catholic folder, immediately followed by ChurchMilitant.  [HA! … Continue reading

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