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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
- APX: I can understand how a grieving family could have heard something other than what was being said. Grief and emotions can do that to a person, but I do think it’s unfair for them and the media...
- Nathan: While I’m unqualifie d to comment on the particular s of this incident, it strikes me as indicative of the very difficult position that good parish priests are in, given the Situat...
- Sue: I just read the text of the homily. How sad the parents missed the hopeful, compassion ate message. I printed it out to keep in the event that someone I know takes their life. I thought it was...
- YoungLatinMassGuy: As one who has suffered, and still suffers, from extreme depression , and has been deep in nihilistic existentia l crises contemplat ing eternal oblivion after death, I have only...
- Chuck4247: Also missing here is the context of how this priest had been preaching prior to this at the regular Masses: If Father was normally a true fire-and-b rimstone preacher from the pulpit,...
- Akita: After update of December 17th: Father, help me. Is the visible, institutio nal church the “ape” church? Will faithful, diocesan priests be increasing ly humiliated publicly by their episco...
- Legisperitus: L.: You have a pointless water feature during Advent? My sincere sympathies . I had thought those wretched things were mercifully confined to Paschaltid e. Hope it isn’ t...
- DMorgan: How long Oh Lord?
- e.e.: CNN has a document online that seems to be the entire text of the homily, released by the archdioces e: https://cd n.cnn.com/ cnn/2018/i mages/12/1 6/father.l acuesta.ho mily.maiso n.hulli...
- e.e.: Did anyone else see the N.Y. Times article about this? It actually includes some quotes from the homilyR 30; https://ww w.nytimes. com/2018/1 2/16/us/ma ison-hulli barger-sui cide-fu...
- richiedel: Grabski, That’ ;s called the Penitentia l Act and it’s part of the Mass, not a service unto itself. And, if it were a sort of communal reconcilia tion service, such would then...
- NBW: Unfortunat ely the spirit of Vatican II lives on. There is not one mention of the name Jesus. It is total rubbish and I feel sorry for my brothers and sisters that have to endure that kind of...
- Ellen: This is so bizarre our local Unitarian- Universali st church would probably pass on it.
- LarryW2LJ: Our parish Advent Penance Service was this past Saturday morning. 4 Confession als occupied and lines were pleasantly long. It was good to see so many come out for “rea lR...
- William: I assume that this is followed by a general absolution and no individual auricular confession .
- acardnal: I betcha ten bucks there is a so called “min ister of liturgy 221; at this parish.
- majuscule: So is the phrase “and do something different” supposed to take the place of “to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life”?
- e.e.: @cafea Our parish has blue vestments, and we’re in the USA. We also have 3 blue ribbons on the Advent wreath, 3 blue banners hung on the doors, etc. It’s actually an attractive shade, but...
- Fr. Reader: @cafea I have seen it in Mexico. 90% blue.
- _Dan_: Not sure which is worse, this or the hellish cacophony of the “chi ldren̵ 7;s bell choir̶ 1; we had to endure during mass yesterday at our parish.
- WmHesch: Would the correspond ent be good as to let us know whether this thing ended with an Option 3 General Absolution ?
- JGavin: “Tha t is true. As pastor, Fr. Grinch has the right to be as ignorant and as obtuse as he wishes. 221; I would respectful ly disagree. This attitude and deliberate ignorance of...
- Gregg the Obscure: Good point from homily: St. Paul’ ;s exhortatio n to rejoice in the Lord always is directed to each of us and we are without excuse if we neglect it.
- JonPatrick: I am happy to see my Magnificat I use for Evening Prayer includes the O antiphons starting this evening. Thanks Fr. Z!
- DMorgan: Thank you Father. Hope you are healing. You are in my prayers.
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- Priest preaches at funeral, world falls on his head – UPDATE – HOMILY TEXT
- 17 Dec: St. Daniel and the Furnace Boys
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 16: O Antiphons
- Advent Penance Service Idiocy
- POLL: Gaudete Rose Vestments and Your Sunday Sermon Notes
- ASK FATHER: Pastor says “Gaudete Sunday, is no more”
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 15: Joyful Longing, Longing Joy
- UPDATE: Sending snail-mail 2018 Christmas cards
- My View For Awhile: Limping Homeward
- Newly born religious groups, strangled in their cradles
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 14: LIBERALS!
- WDTPRS – Gaudete Sunday: “good news” of the chaff’s destiny in “unquenchable fire”
- Fast growth in Paganism, Wicca (the joke that is no joke)
- VIDEO: The new church of Gower Abbey (and the Extraordinary Ordinary)
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 13: The Dirty Bucket
- Priests and bishops who are probably going to Hell
- End of year 2018 charitable giving and YOU. A suggestion.
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 12: Patience
- Holy Face of Manoppello, Sankt Gallen, “designer babies”
- Card. Müller’s interview about Church and theology in Germany
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 11: Hark! a gladsome voice is thrilling
- TERRIFIC! School Choir accomplished, back to back, Solemn Roman and Eastern liturgy!
- NYC Day 1: Of Borscht and Buttons
- “If only women were in leadership positions…”
- Anglicans to mock baptism with transgender ceremony
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 10: If a liturgy looks silly, you can close your eyes. But if it sounds silly…
- A priest’s thought after going ‘ad orientem’
- Priests and Latin. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- My View For Awhile: ”Festina Lente” Edition
- ADVENTCAzT 2018 09: Proper Marian Devotion
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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Tag Archives: Latin
Since I posted on the issue of the Latin text of Benedict’s resignation and brought up, again, the issue of poor to zero Latin preparation of seminarians and priests, I have to make a few observations.
Fathers. If you belong to … Continue reading
I have notes from people asking about something that my friend Ann Barnhardt wrote about the Latin text of the address Benedict XVI gave when he announced that he was going to abdicate. Ann contended that the Latin, as written … Continue reading
UPDATE 17 Nov:
I’ve received some interesting emails since this discussion about Latin began in these electronic pages.
Thank you for writing such an awesome blog. I am a big fan. In your recent blog about the future of NO/TLM masses you … Continue reading
In a post yesterday, I wrote about the possibility that, before too long, the TLM might wind up being the “last Mass standing”. Why? Demographics are burning quickly and the present day hierarchy has only thrown more accelerant on the … Continue reading
From a reader…
Is there an official Latin version of the Oratio Fatimae? I have seen different ones online and a fair amount of ambivalence about which to use. Keeping with St Thomas More, it seems to me that a prayer … Continue reading
From a reader…
I read in a couple obscure places that the literal translation of Amoris Laetitia (which was originally in Latin) is something along the lines of “the Exuberance of Lust”, based on common usage of the Latin words. Is … Continue reading
VARIA: Concrete parish project of reparation (PDF); Fighting back in Chicago; Disasters, death and YOU!; a little Latin (AUDIO); some super Catholic trivia.
Some various notes.
Today I received the PDF of a booklet made for Sacred Heart parish in Grand Rapids, MI (the city in which you find the HQ of ACTON INSTITUTE). This is what one parish is doing to respond … Continue reading
Under another post, about recitation of the Rosary during October, the prayer Sub tuum praesidium and the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel – HERE – a commentator wrote:
Given that malevolent spirits find Latin disagreeable, can anyone here point to … Continue reading
You have to wonder who is running things.
Some of you of a certain age will remember going to the circus and seeing the classic clown car. A tiny car would zoom out into the light and an impossible, Newtonian physics … Continue reading
From a reader…
Thank you for the delightful and edifying omnibus that is your blog. It is my understanding that Pope St. John XXIII or his delegate created a syllabus of works to be read when studying Latin. Do you have … Continue reading
ASK FATHER: Would anything prevent a priest from always using the traditional formula of absolution?
From a reader…
The reformed Rite of Penance added a whole bunch of stuff to the rite of confession—optional Scripture readings and so on—but I have never seen any of it used, even non-optional parts like how the priest should supposedly … Continue reading
Wherein Fr. Z comments on a @RorateCaeli post about priests, permissions and exorcism prayers. Then @fatherz rants.
At Rorate there is a post especially for priests about the proper and improper use of the exorcism prayers in the older Rituale Romanum. It’s a good service.
After providing images of a 2009 letter from the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” with … Continue reading
My old Latin mentor, Fr. Reginald Foster, was featured in a spot on CBS:
I first met and studied with Foster in the mid-80s and then spent years in his 5th Level thereafter.
Foster has a book about his method. Not easy … Continue reading
ASK FATHER: Are blessings, holy water, etc., less effective if Latin isn’t used? Wherein Fr. Z rants.
From a reader… who picked up on something I wrote about blessings and holy water in the traditional form compared to the new, post-Conciliar form… HERE
“The exorcisms of the salt and water are to be done in Latin.”
Father, how essential … Continue reading
You all know that I tend to bang on about Latin in our sacred liturgical worship.
Most of us belong to the Roman Catholic, Latin Church. The Latin Church.
Never using or hearing our language of prayer and teaching affects (defects) our … Continue reading