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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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YOUR RECENT COMMENTS
- KateD: Rosula, If your pastor approves 8230; Skirt pockets hold holy salt well… ;. And when the lid on those little plastic water bottles is not on quite right they seem to drip, drip,...
- Legisperitus: 1 cup of holy water in 30 gallons of unholy water sounds rather like the Devil̵ 7;s homeopathi c cure for holy water. “The more you dilute it, the better it works!R 21;
- seeker: I wonder what Maria Goretti would say to Fr James Martin? I let my son know I fast for him. He tells me not to. I do anyway.
- Fr. Reader: It is very strange to me the distinctio n in his tweets between “the laity̶ 1; and “the clergyR 21;. As if only the entire body of the clergy should pray and do...
- Fr. Reader: All these LATIN > BRUTALLY LITERAL ATTEMPT > CURRENT ICEL collect prayers, would make a good set of exercises for Intermedia te Latin practice.
- Fr. Reader: 1. “You see… I think that Holy Water is important. You don’t fool around with this stuff because we use Holy Water for serious purposes. It is not a toy, part of a game, or a...
- Suburbanbanshee: Totally beside the point unless I’m Dan RatherR 30; But what font is Benedict using in those letters? Is that an Apple font?
- Suburbanbanshee: Which actually tends to explain why even many non-Cathol ics tend to like getting blessings or sacramenta ls. Something blessed is something “mad e right,R 21; in a world...
- Suburbanbanshee: The “Cos mic TempleR 21; theology stuff includes a lot of stuff about Adam as the archetypal priest, and about the human mission to go forth and multiply and tame the...
- RomualdMonk: Following this talk of Manualists and proportion s, suppose someone was breaking into your home: do you pull out a .22 or a .22 Magnum? I’d go with the potent stuff and avoid...
- ThePapalCount: We are a NO parish. Our deacon however blesses holy water using the old rite. He doesnt use the current Book of Blessings which allows for deacons to bless holy water. Can he though...
- Kathleen10: I give Raymond and Fr. Murray so much credit and I want to thank them. They have a lot more restraint than I do. They are informing the average Catholic, who is behind the curve in...
- Augustine Thompson O.P.: Dear Quovadis, This posting is getting very stale and I don’ t think I will be hunting for it in the future. If you have questions after my reply here, just contact...
- rosula: Kate-D: Great idea about me using exorcized water and salt on the Church! I’ll have to be stealth about it, as there are cameras. It’s just sad when laypersons have more faith than pries...
- Antonin: Clearly Benedict 8217;s resignatio n was made with full freedom. He said “For this reason, and well aware of the seriousnes s of this act, with full freedom I declare that I...
- Hidden One: What should a priest do who finds himself in immediate need of holy water, but who has only water, no salt?
- excalibur: More on the present crisis. This at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception . https://sp ectator.or g/monsigno r-rossi-wu erls-gay-m afioso-at- the-basili ca/
- KateD: Rosula- I don’ t know. In Fr. AmorthR 17;s book, that is indicated as being an uncommon condition. We had a situation where we had been using blessed salt and water for months to no...
- Herman Joseph: This is so true! I would add just Mary to that proper order: God, Our Lady, then spouse if married, parents if children, and so on. If one has those two loves in right order...
- mpbaker22: “But , in the meantime, let’s use the analogy of how much water can be, should be, added to the wine at the offertory in the preparatio n of the chalice. Let’s now apply this for...
- KateD: Rosula- Perhaps there are intentiona lly malignant individual s slithering around the parish? Exorcized water is super effective. Would it be appropriat e to sprinkle a little salt and water...
- rosula: I have heard that the perfectly possessed will not shy away from blessed Sacramenta ls, even exorcized ones. Is this true?
- Anita Moore, O.P.(lay): I’m afraid a lot of priests view sacramenta ls as, at best, backward and childish, and, at worst, superstiti ous. If I want something blessed, I have to travel long distan...
- KateD: Holy water IS an important sacramenta l and I personally wouldnR 17;t fiddle with or dilute it. I suppose it depends on what you’ re dealing with. I keep it on hand to flummox and...
- quovadis74: Dear Fr. Thompson, Thanks a lot for the link, I am also interested in getting the Spanish translatio n. Do you know where to find it? Finally, what are the rules for usin these propers...
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- WDTPRS – 25th Ordinary Sunday: Each love fuels the other, when love of God is first.
- VIDEO: Fr. Murray on aspects of The Present Crisis
- ASK FATHER: Adding water to Holy Water
- ASK FATHER: If in letters Benedict XVI imparts still the Apostolic Blessing…
- A story of spectacular complexity, involving shady people, huge money, interlocking directorates, vast loans, and the Papal Foundation.
- One Mad Mom spanks James Martin, LGBTSJ – UPDATED
- Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City on #ViganoTestimony
- Archd. Chicago parish burns a “rainbow flag”
- And now a word from our sponsor…
- BOOKS RECEIVED: Vatican I: The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church
- The upcoming Synod’s “working document”
- ASK FATHER: Should we pray for or against the success of the Synod?
- What passes for important today.
- YOU are other people. It’s always someone else… until it’s YOU.
- ASK FATHER: Are we are in the End Times?
- Fr. Murray’s Open Letter to ex-Card. McCarrick. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- Cri de Coeur about lost innocence and The Present Crisis
- Card. Müller: “the real danger to today’s humanity is the greenhouse gases of sin and the global warming of unbelief”
- Thoughts on fatherhood and how priestly identity is undercut by short terms as pastors
- More Jesuit idiocy – BUT WAIT! There’s more!
- Henry Sire: “Archbishop Viganò is now living in fear of his life, quite literally.”
- ASK FATHER: Can a Dominican Tertiary priest use the Dominican Rite?
- Lay Rage in Chicago, Mary Eberstadt takes names, and Fr. Z rants
- There are more than one “lavender mafia”
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- WDTPRS – 17th Sunday after Pentecost: diabolical contagion
- We are all, I think, striving to understand how we got to the point where we are.
- ASK FATHER: What should we do for Ember Days?
- UPDATED – ACTION ITEM! 10 year old’s fundraiser for a Pregnancy Care Center
- At end of youth meeting, no Apostolic Benediction from Francis.
Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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