Category Archives: Fr. Z KUDOS

Your Pentecost Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the Holy Mass you heard to fulfill your Pentecost Sunday obligation? Let us know. I spoke about the ongoing role of the sacrament of confirmation in Christian life. There were a couple things … Continue reading

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Bp. Paprocki bans pro-abortion politicians from Holy Communion

Bp. Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, the capital city of the state, has issued a decree on 2 June which bans pro-abortion politicians from receiving Holy Communion in the diocese entrusted to his care. The trigger for this was the … Continue reading

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Inside burning #NotreDame a human chain saved relics, Blessed Sacrament. Fr. Jean-Marc Fournier – OORAH!

UPDATE: I was told today, that Fr. Jean-Marc Fournier had been in the FSSP.   ___ There is an interesting piece at Breitbart today about the rescue of relics and important objects from Notre-Dame Cathedral as the roof burned. They … Continue reading

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POSITIVE NEWS! A successful TLM in @archkck

I had posted some time ago that there would be a Solemn TLM celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel, Leawood, KS, organized by my friend Fr. Shawn Tunink. It seems to have been quite the success!  He wrote: Instead of … Continue reading

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POSITIVE NEWS! TLM parish in @dioprovidence

Positive news from the Diocese of Providence, RI. Here is a news story about the revival of a parish, which was going to close, by the Fraternity of St. Peter, FSSP. I want to add a couple things before you … Continue reading

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STOP THE PRESSES: Young people sing in the Illinois State Capitol

I have written about the breath-taking, throat-choking, eye-blurring composition of Philip Stopford, “Lully, Lulla, Lullay”. This is the “Conventry Carol” about the Holy Innocents, a carol in some ways so heart-piercing that it seems out of step with Christmastide, except … Continue reading

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AUDIO: Damian Thompson on boring bishops – @HolySmoke

Are you tired of torpor-inducing cliches from the pulpit?  Do you grind your teeth and then yawn at the cringe-worthy pabulum dribbled by high clerics in interviews? I guide the readership to the latest and superb podcast from Damian Thompson. … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 169: Bp. Athanasius Schneider on “the only God-willed religion”

The terrific and courageous Bp. Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary in Astana, has sent out for wide distribution an essay entitled The Gift of Filial Adoption The Christian Faith: the only valid and the only God-willed religion Clearly, from the title, this … Continue reading

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On changing the Italian text of the “Our Father”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At First Things, Charlotte Allen deftly explains the spectacularly bad move to change the official wording of the Lord’s Prayer in Italian. In effect, she points out that this tinkeritis (my word) is yet another abysmally obtuse reaction by bishops … Continue reading

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TERRIFIC! School Choir accomplished, back to back, Solemn Roman and Eastern liturgy!

This is impressive by anyone’s standards. The wonderful Lyceum school in Cleveland, has a great choir.  They sang for a Pontifical Mass with Card. Burke and then a Divine Liturgy with Bp.Milan Lach. Read about it HERE. I want to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: TLM workshops for U.S. diocesan priests with no EF Mass experience and marginal Latin?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I spoke with our parish priest today and he is open to attending a Latin Mass Workshop. Will you please recommend a workshop(s) for a young, U.S. diocesan priest with no EF Mass experience and marginal … Continue reading

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Archbp. Chaput to #Synod2018 – no “LGBTQ” in any Church document

Some people are concerned that the 2018 Synod (“walking together”) on Youth will be rigged to create unheard of new openings toward the normalization of homosexual acts and homosexualist identity. Today I read at the Catholic Herald, the UK’s best Catholic … Continue reading

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@BishopZubik announces traditional practices for @DioPitt

Bp. Morlino, in his 27 August Statement, asked the faithful of the Diocese of Madison to observe the Ember Days as times of reparation for the sins that brought on The Present Crisis.  HERE I read at LifeSite that Bp. Zubik … Continue reading

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8 Sept. 2018 – Most Rev. J. Strickland @BishopOfTyler – Solemn TLM for Nativity of Mary

Good news from Tyler… no… mooorrrre good news from Tyler, TX. You might recall that Most Rev. Joseph E. Strickland, Bishop of Tyler, was just about the first US prelate out of the gate to say clearly that the content of Archbp. Viganò’s “Testimony” … Continue reading

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Spiffy holy cards with Our Lady Queen of the Clergy and a prayer for priests.

These days I have received numerous emails from lay people and priests alike describing what priests, especially, are doing in their parishes in regard to The Present Crisis. Many priests are standing up in pulpits and making good statements and … Continue reading

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