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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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- TonyO: Awwww, ya just gotta love that look with one ear up and one ear down… ;.Barf. Ok, no, you don’ t. Even if one can imagine, as a deacon, thinking the thought ” I could go out...
- Orlando: This reminds me of a certain deacon in my former home parish (since switched to another parish that offers the TLM) that used to rap the homily to better “ connect” with the congregati on....
- WVC: Fr. Z (and others) – were you irritated / annoyed / bothered by the opening “pra yer” at the rally? Orthodox Metropolit an Tikhon offered something that seemed heretic...
- WVC: I will respectful ly write to the Holy Father, as requested, but does anyone know how to send something to Cardinal Burke? I wanted to send notes of encouragem ent to both Cardinal Burke and...
- benedetta: And there in the window behind him, Our Lady weeps.
- Grant M: We need dogma and we get dog masks. The dog lives loudly within this guy…
- Danteewoo: Been to thousands of Novus Ordo Masses over fifty years or so. Can’ t think of one that didn’ ;t leave me a little cold and distracted . Almost impossible to pray at it,...
- TonyO: The Novus Ordo forces. That, Father, is priceless. Thank you. The worst innovators of the Novus Ordo take oganically grown symbols of mystery away to denude the sanctuary and the ceremo...
- Neal: “Surely a man resolved as Pope Francis is to do what is right for mankind, was ill-served by those who counseled him on what to say in addressing a joint session of Congress.“ So, when Fr....
- Joy65: Remember this from a couple of years ago: https://ww w.westernj ournalism. com/church -receiving -criticism -seahawks- display-al tar-super- bowl/ Our Lord must be SO offended because even...
- Joy65: THANK YOU Father Z.
- Charles E Flynn: Right up there with what I had to endure in college, a woman reading from “Win nie the Pooh” ; replacing a priest reading from Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. The priest,...
- Sawyer: Domini canis? This stunt would be utterly unthinkabl e in the Extraordin ary Form. That’ ;s not to say that the OF is intrinsica lly awful; just that there is something about the OF...
- JARay: This lunacy betokens lack of training, lack of appreciati on of the dignity required of public service, lack of respect for the Blessed Sacrament and sheer lack of common sense. And yes, I...
- MichaeltDoyle: Why is the Sanctuary holy? What does the Sanctuary hearken back to in the Old Testament? How does the presence of the Eucharist in the tabernacle change how I should act? Why is a...
- AA Cunningham: I hope that His Excellency Archbishop Chaput will give Deacon Anthony Dilenno a swift kick in the backside on his way out of the chancery and the opportunit y to find a vocation more...
- richiedel: In addition to being sacrilegio us, thoughts which would stick out in my mind even more would be: 1) Boy, this deacon sure likes to draw attention to himself. – OR – 2)...
- Mike: Thank you for the Nope Meter. I needed that on this fairly tense day.
- acardnal: “Sav e the liturgy, save the world.R 21; – Our Gracious Host
- deaconjeff: As a Permanent Deacon at a different Saint Rose of Lima, words cannot even begin to express how wrong this is, or how embarrasse d I am for this Deacon and Permanent Deacons as a whole....
- Benedict Joseph: Baffoonery is a desperate attempt for personal relevancy. It is endemic in ecclesiast ical circles from the top down, on daily display. Do good and disappear. Gravitas!
- LarryW2LJ: i would have gotten up and walked out as soon as I saw that.
- Dan: I recently heard a silence request from some people in my parish. They felt the organ playing after Mass was too loud, because they couldnR 17;t visit with their friends in the nave very...
- scrchristensen: Thank you very much for for sharing Fr. RutlerR 17;s article and for your own comments Fr. Z! This came at a very needed time for me. Question: I have been meaning to study...
- bushboar: Archbishop Chaput is one of the good guys. I have no doubt that he will address this properly.
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- Card. Burke speaks up
- #OafForADay – Deacon in vestments and a dog mask
- We Are Our Rites! Wherein Fr. Z rants after reading Peter Kwasniewski
- Rutler writes about “men with chests”. The “impossible dream”?
- The Pope wants to hear from you. No. Really. He wants the “sensus fidelium”.
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- From a priest: an interesting experience saying Mass
- OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter
- My View For A While: Counter March
- #March4Life numbers and Pres. Trump’s words
- DC March for Life 2018 – DAY 2: Forward MARCH!
- DC March for Life 2018 – DAY 1: Paintings and plots
- Canonist Ed Peters on the Papal mid-air airplane nuptials
- The Pope marries a couple on the papal airplane. Hmmm.
- Big Business Is WATCHING!
- My View For Awhile: March For Life 2018 Edition
- “The Triumph of Marcantonio Colonna” described
- ASK FATHER: Would anything prevent a priest from always using the traditional formula of absolution?
- 2 Feb – MADISON – Candlemas – Pontifical Mass at the Throne
- Card. Müller on authority of Popes, possibility of others correcting contradictory papal teachings
- ASK FATHER: If I remember a sin after confessing, should I interrupt the priest and tell him?
- Slithery misdirection from the National Sodomitical Reporter: Bishops who avoid scandal commit scandal
- An Armenian bishop “ordains” a deaconette
- Two seriously ugly signs of the times involving papal honors and the silencing of bells
- BOOK RECEIVED about Martin Luther (not King but by “King”)
- ASK FATHER: How do I find out which territorial parish I live in?
- Who cares what libs think? Boldly recover and use great traditional items and vesture of yore.
- ASK FATHER: If I confess to watching porn, must I say it was homosexual porn?
- ACTION ITEM! Petition against removal of historic Cross where Fr. Marquette died
- ASK FATHER: We want our children to have reverent Masses. Can we go to the SSPX chapel?
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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In the older, tradtional form of the Roman Rite, this Sunday, the last in October, is the Feast of Christ the King. In the Novus Ordo, however, we has the 30th Sunday of what an old friend of mine called … Continue reading
The brilliant Anthony Esolen (how I envy his prose) makes a point – with napalm – at the increasingly useful Crisis today. The post confirmed me in my desire never to be on his bad side.
Don’t Let A Foolish Idea Go … Continue reading
Today at The Catholic Thing Robert Royal has a short and suggestive piece about sex and deception. Dante – Il Poeta – gives him a lift.
Royal recounts teaching Dante’s Inferno, the first part of the Divine Comedy, to students.
One of the more famous … Continue reading
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
I can’t think of a time when it was more important to beg God for mercy and aid, with bent knees, face to the ground.
In the reformed calendar, we have moved into the Time called “Ordinary”, by which we mean “ordered”, … Continue reading
Do you remember the little mnemonic poems? “Lenty, Penty, Crucy, Lucy”, or else
“Fasting days and Emberings be
Lent, Whitsun, Holyrood, and Lucie.”
The Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after St. Lucy are the Advent Ember Days.
In the old Julian calendar before the Gregorian … Continue reading
I often direct you to the writings of Anthony Esolen, who contributes frequently to the increasingly-valuable Crisis. Esolen is a prof at Domincan-run Providence College.
I saw this at Touchstone, where Esolen is an editor.
If you have benefitted from the writings of Touchstone … Continue reading
Let’s look at upcoming Sunday’s Collect, for the 30th Ordinary Sunday according to the Novus Ordo. This is a prayer having a precedent in the 1962MR as the Collect for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost. It was also in the Veronese … Continue reading
In the midst of chaos, we need to bring our minds to work at hand, our work of sacred liturgy, the renewal of which is our only hope for true revitalization of the Church.
This Sunday’s Collect survived the knives of … Continue reading
In the reformed calendar, we have moved into the Time called “Ordinary”, by which we mean “ordered”, not “unexceptional”.
In the traditional calendar of the Extraordinary Form, this is the “Time through the year”, divided into time after Epiphany and after Pentecost. … Continue reading
Today’s prayer survived the redactors to live on in the Novus Ordo as the Collect for the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time. It is an ancient prayer, found in the Veronese and the Gelasian Sacramentary.
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, da nobis fidei, … Continue reading
In the Extraordinary Form, Sunday’s Collect is from the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to live on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum on Thursday of the 1st week of Lent. However, there is … Continue reading
First, yesterday, Pope Francis went to a parish near Ostia (Rome’s ancient port where St. Augustine’s mother, St. Monica, died – today is her feast in the traditional calendar). Before saying Mass, His Holiness heard confessions!
Fathers… hear confession!
Second, the Pope … Continue reading
Let’s look at this week’s Collect, a prayer having a precedent in the 1962MR as the Collect for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost. It was also in the Veronese and Gelasian, ancient sacramentaries both.
COLLECT – (2002MR):
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
da nobis fidei … Continue reading
Ordinary Form 18th Ordinary Sunday HERE
Today’s Collect is from the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to live on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum on Thursday … Continue reading