Tag Archives: Four Last Things

Of TEOTWAWKI, Your Black Unconfessed Sins, and You

People sometimes think, “Oh, those poor people.  That could never happen here.” And then it does. The people in Russia who had the encounter with the bus-size exploding meteor, got up that day just like you did.   Remember that … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are we now in the end times?

From a reader: Are we now in the end times? Yes, we are. We have been in the end times ever since Our Lord ascended to the right hand of the Father. Because of Our Lord’s promises to return even … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 134: Christ the King, the Collect, and a listener’s question

Here is a little offering about the Collect for the Solemnity of Christ the King, as it is today in the post-Conciliar, Ordinary Form, calendar.  I use some material I wrote for the best Catholic weekly in the UK, The … Continue reading

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Hell and the Enemy exist. Priests and bishops who don’t teach about them will probably wind up there.

Before anything else, let it be said that, “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure … Continue reading

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Require your parish priests to hear confessions

I heard a song today by one Matthew West that got me thinking about the need to revive the practice of regular sacramental confession. Lyrics HERE [wp_youtube]DR7KfFfse3k[/wp_youtube] In part…. […] Breathe in deep Feel your heart still breathing Let’s go … Continue reading

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Reflection on the election.

The Roman historian Livy wrote about the terminal decline of the Roman Republic that “Nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus… We can bear neither our vices nor the remedies.” Alas, I fear that our vices have called forth precisely … Continue reading

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“And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character in their right hand, or on their foreheads.”

Under the entry about our obligation to attend Holy Mass, someone posted this comment (I removed it to here): I’ve always had a fantasy where I make wallet sized Catholic obligation cards.  These would have check boxes or punch boxes … Continue reading

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Artist Daniel Mitsui’s VERY COOL new art, including a “Four Last Things”. (Fr. Z rants a little.)

The artist Daniel Mitsui, in his newsletter, indicates that he has new art, including a representation of the Glorious Mysteries (a nice gift to a priest after Easter) and – this really caught my eye – the Four Last Things! … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback about going to confession

From a reader: Dear Fr Z Until today, I had not been to confession (and therefore not taken Communion) this calendar year. My spiritual life was decaying and I was “lapsing”, having lost trust and hope in the saving grace … Continue reading

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One of the best, attention-grabbing headlines I have see in a long time.

An alert reader pointed me to a post at the UK’s Daily Telegraph with one of the best, attention-grabbing titles I have see in a long time. I’d go to church just to reduce the probability of spending eternity in … Continue reading

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Card. Canizares: the “entire Church” should receive Communion kneeling. Fr. Z rants.

The overriding reason for why we belong to Holy Church and why we receive the sacraments and why we go to Holy Mass is the fact that one day we are going to die. The sin of our first parents, … Continue reading

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Do you believe in the Enemy of the soul and in the eternal punishment of Hell?

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald comes this with my emphases and comments: The Globe’s flat Doctor Faustus shows belief in the Devil is fading Marlowe’s mighty drama about salvation is reduced to the level of a … Continue reading

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THE list again: Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession (and Fr. Z rants)

You and I are going to die someday.  We don’t know when. When we die we will be judged. Scripture teaches, and Christ’s own words and actions make clear, that there are some sins bad enough to kill the life … Continue reading

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We do not know the day or the hour.

We do not know the day or the hour. I had seen this video before, but Patrick Madrid posted it on his page. It reminds me of in our Latin Church we sometimes pray about living amidst the vicissitudes of … Continue reading

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Holy Father in spontaneous sermon to Pont. Biblical Commission – great stuff

The Holy Father gave a spontaneous sermon to members of the Pontifical Biblical Commission today during a Mass (ad orientem in the Pauline Chapel) for their meeting. I wish he would do this more often.Audio here (from sometime poster here … Continue reading

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