Tag Archives: Jack Aubrey

Wherein Fr. Z riffs on Lady Gaga

This is a bit of a departure for me and I am nervous even mentioning it. Let me start by standing on more familiar ground. Did you know that some of the great polyphonic Masses we treasure as Catholics, spectacular … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: BEARDS! FACIAL HAIR! BISHOPS! SEMINARIANS! DRAMA! SCANDAL!

From a reader: I am now wondering about beards for clerics of the Roman Rite (if, as Benedict once asked, the Latin Rite still exists). [If Benedict existed… some scholars of late-antiquity have their doubts…] It is my understanding that … Continue reading

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