Category Archives: Fr. Z KUDOS

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 offer official Fr. … 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 latin background? … 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 weekly, … 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 of … 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” was … 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 offering … Continue reading

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26 August 2018 Sermon of Fr. John Lankeit in Phoenix – BOOM! – mic dropped.

He makes a useful distinction about “clericalism”.
Fr. Z kudos.
Fr. Lankeit also touches on on something that I wrote about yesterday, about priests who force the Mass to their own will, rather than conforming themselves to Mass.   He speaks of “Fr. … Continue reading

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D. Duluth Bp. Paul Sirba writes about The Present Crisis – @tnccatholic

My old friend Bp. Paul Sirba (also from my home parish, Assistant Priest at my 1st Solemn Mass, good ping pong player), has issued a statement to the faithful entrusted to his charge in the Diocese of Duluth. It is concise … Continue reading

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Archbp. Cordileone’s Letter to the people of @ArchdioceseSF Fr. Z kudos and a mini-rant.

A priest friend sent me a copy of the letter address to the people of the Archdiocese of San Francisco by his Excellency Most Rev. Samuel Cordileone. His letter addresses the present crisis.
The letter is impressive.
Among the things which impressed … Continue reading

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VIDEO Interview: Bp. Gainer of @HBGDiocese about Traditional Roman Rite and vocations

In the older, traditional way of thinking about Holy Mass, when we celebrate a traditional Pontifical Mass, especially at the throne, we perceive the Mass as being the spiritual gathering of the entire diocese in that moment and place in … Continue reading

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NRO: The Latin Mass Endures.

From the National Review Online:
Despite Misunderstanding, the Latin Mass Endures
By LIAM WARNER
The same riches that profited Saint Teresa of Ávila and Saint Francis de Sales are available to Catholics today.
Not a small group of people will read the title of … Continue reading

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YOUR GOOD NEWS… and Washington DC’s new Auxiliary Bishop and key priest at Detroit’s major seminary

Do you have some good news to share with the readership?  Let’s hear it!  We need good news.
Here’s some good news for you.
A few weeks ago, the Archdiocese of Washington DC got a new Auxiliary Bishop, Most. Rev. Michael Fisher.  … Continue reading

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Pontifical Mass in Lake Charles. A brief and yet optimistic rant from Fr. Z.

I saw a great entry at NLM about a Pontifical Mass in Louisiana.  There are good photos. Check it out.
His Excellency Glen Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles celebrated a Pontifical Mass in their cathedral.
Writing about it, Greg DiPippo aptly adds … Continue reading

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30 years a priest, 60th birthday – a priest’s first real Solemn Mass! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

This is the season of First Holy Masses.   For example, on Saturday 30 June, I will be helping as Assistant Priest with the First Mass of a newly ordained priest to be celebrated in the presence of the bishop (coram … Continue reading

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A great restoration @CathedralStPaul

The Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, MN, is in my estimation a candidate for “grandest cathedral in these USA”.  It is also the National Shrine of St. Paul.
One of the advantages of this cathedral is that is wasn’t … Continue reading

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