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Jesuits and the Barque of Peter

My good friend Fr. Finigan, aka His Hermeneuticalness, has a doozy of a post today about admirable Jesuits, on this the feast of their founder, St. Ignatius.  HERE
He names some great Jesuits, many of whom I know and one of whom … Continue reading

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Fr. de Souza responds to responses about “reconciliation” of newer and traditional Forms of the Roman Rite

UPDATE 26 July:
Joseph Shaw of the LMS posted a response to Fr. de Souza’s response to us, who responded… etc.  HERE
___ Originally Published on: Jul 25, 2017 @ 11:14
Some discussion about the “mutual enrichment” hoped for and promoted by Benedict XVI with Summorum Pontificum has … Continue reading

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Mass “facing the people” and priest control freaks

The other day I had the privilege of meeting with a group of the Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulcher to talk about the Novus Ordo, the TLM and so forth. In talking about celebration of Mass I brought … Continue reading

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Some Good News: His Hermeneuticalness is back in the saddle again

Sometimes I post “good news” posts.  We all need good news for a change, right?
One piece of good news gets special notice today.
My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, PP of Margate, is posting more often again at his exceptional blog: The … Continue reading

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His Hermeneuticalness on St John Fisher

With delight I report that my good friend, His Hermeueticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan has taken up his electronic pen more regularly than before his heart problems knocked him down… slacker.
Here’s a bit of his great offering about St. John Fisher, whose … Continue reading

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Something splendid in a sermon which all you PRIESTS should read!

This comes by way of intermediaries of the best sort.  First, my friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, tweeted.  He tweeted about a meeting of the wonderful Confraternity of Catholic Clergy in the UK, which had a meeting.  That Confraternity had a … Continue reading

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The Continuity of Examinations of Conscience

His Hermeneuticalness, my good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, has reposted his good Examen pamphlets.  Perpend:
Confession leaflets back online
People quite often ask me for the confession leaflets that I published on the website of my previous parish. Fr Zuhlsdorf was kind … Continue reading

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“The oldest church in the English speaking world”

It is great to see that His Hermeneuticalness is posting a bit more these days after the great health scare.
Fr. Finigan visited the oldest church in the English speaking world.  Very cool.
The Church used by Queen Bertha and Saint Augustine
A … Continue reading

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Examination of Conscience resources from a rock-solid, reliable priest!

I am often asked for a good Examination of Conscience resource, or Examen.
Some time ago my good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, had posted on the website of his former parish 3 good PDFS for a small trifold pamphlet, … Continue reading

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HEART WATCH! DAY 10: His Hermeneuticalness’ Health UPDATE

Here is your HHH UPDATE for Day 10 of…
HEART WATCH!
Fr. Finigan is in the hospital after a
“Minor Cardiac Episode.”
So, far, he has been freed from THE MINDRAY, and has dealt with THE PROTOCAL.  I think he might now be struggling with THE DOLDRUMS.
Father says that, … Continue reading

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HEART WATCH! DAY 5: His Hermeneuticalness’ Health UPDATE

Here is your HHH UPDATE for Day 5 of…
HEART WATCH!
Fr. Finigan is in the hospital after a
“Minor Cardiac Episode.”
I had a note from Father, liberated from THE MINDRAY, saying that he is now dealing with something else…  THE PROTOCAL.
 “The Protocol”, another … Continue reading

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Blessings for important things and things for everyday use

The traditional Roman Ritual has wonderful blessings for all sorts of things we use in our daily life, things and places not designated specifically for sacred purposes.  For example, you can get your grapes blessed, along with your airplanes, mountain climbing … Continue reading

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Sunday Supper: Fun With Rosemary Edition

It has been a while since I offered a “Sunday Supper” post. I am committed to urging you all to think about good, slow, and sometimes important meals, with people, on Sundays. Alas, though I cast out a few lines … Continue reading

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Fr. Tim Finigan: “Isn’t Margate terrific?”

From the newly retooled Catholic Herald, the best Catholic weekly in the UK comes this abut my friend Fr. Tim Finigan, who was in the autumn transferred from his parish in Blackfen to far-flung Margate, where Turner painted and where … Continue reading

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Bp. Conry (D. Arundel & Brighton) suddenly resigned. Fr. Z muses.

As I write, the news of the resignation of Bp. Kieran Conry, 63, of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton in England is hitting social media.  I had an embargoed signal about it, but it is out now.   In … Continue reading

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Summorum Pontificum 7 years on. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today is the anniversary of the implementation of Summorum Pontificum.  The Motu Proprio will surely be recognized as one of the most important achievements of the too-brief pontificate of Benedict XVI.  It has already created a huge knock-on effect in … Continue reading

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Fr. Finigan looks at “routine” Communions

His Hermeneuticalness, my friend the soon-to-be-moving Fr. Tim Finigan has a great post on an important topic.  HERE
He brings up the point of receiving Holy Communion in such a way that it becomes “routine”.
I suggest that people examine their consciences … Continue reading

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Plenary Indulgences for particular days by Fr. F

I highly recommend a blog post on indulgences by my good friend, His Hermeneuticalness, the great Dean of Bexley and p.p. of Blackfen, the unabashedly Unreconstructed Ossified Manualist, Fr. Tim Finigan.  HERE
A sample with my emphases and comments:
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[T]there are many plenary indulgences given … Continue reading

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Have you made your good confession yet? Fr. Z’s 20 Tips.

Lent is a time for introspection and conversion.
Has it been a while since you have made a good confession?
Here are some tips.
Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession o{]:¬)
We should…
1) …examine our consciences regularly and thoroughly;
2) …wait our turn … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z blissfully causes work for a harried parish priest. Another seasonal blessing: for Assumption.

I noted on the distinguished blog of the mighty Dean of Bexley, the Parish Priest of Blackfen, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan that my post about blessing grapes on the Feast of the Transfiguration stuck pay dirt.
H.H. whinges:
Thanks to Fr … Continue reading

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