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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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- Joe in Canada: Does the Church teach that if someone receives the Apostolic Pardon with the proper dispositio ns etc they go right to heaven? If so, why wouldnR 17;t those people be automat...
- Julia_Augusta: I hope you have enough time to visit the Capella Palatina in Palermo and the cathedral in Monreale (outside Palermo), as well as the baroque towns of Noto, Ragusa and Modica; Sirac...
- Unwilling: I remember I was watching that very commentary . Watching it now, I remain bewildered by the subsequent retirement . We was robbed! The conspiracy part of me was puzzling this morning...
- Semper Gumby: p.p.s. The Cubs haven̵ 7;t won a World Series since 2016. They’ ;re due…
- Semper Gumby: Ah yes Fr. Z, Chicago- where they Play with Railroads, Stack Wheat, and even the children have alarmingly Big Shoulders. Looks like our genial host had a fine time, and fine chow, at...
- benedetta: I hope all have a wonderful pilgrimage . I will be praying. Sicilia is beautiful.
- JesusFreak84: I hadn’ ;t heard of this blog until a few years into Benedict 8217;s too-short papacy, and I didn’ ;t watch TV besides EWTN and anime. I was in college at the time, and...
- Fr. John Zuhlsdorf: Alas, not very many. There were CDs of whole Masses recorded and distribute d by Leaflet Missal. I wonder if they are still around.
- acardnal: Fr. Z, are there any musical recordings available?
- iPadre: I was running the backhoe at my parentR 17;s home. And my mother called out and told me to come in quickly. The fervor of the crowds, the smoke, the bells, this video still makes me very...
- HvonBlumenthal: What I don’t understand is this: we know (from reputable testimonie s such as Fr Wiltgen’s The Rhine Flows Into the Tiber) that Vatican II was manipulate d. We know that Paul VI did...
- Ellen: I was out running errands and when I went in my parents told me about it, and they said that the most interestin g priest was on and commenting , and “his name was Father John Zul...
- Ave Maria: I have a great love for saints but no devotion at all for this pope who, at the very least, was a weak pope. God prevented him from taking the majority line in favor of birth control and...
- tominrichmond: Paul VI was a weak man, apparently . While he gave us such zingers in describing the new liturgy as “mul ti-sided inconvenie nce,” ; and “a nuisance,& #8221; in his...
- Thomas S: People keep saying Pope Paul was heroic in issuing Humanae Vitae. Maybe so. He certainly wasn’ ;t heroic in defending it and disciplini ng dissidents in the hierarchy.
- vetusta ecclesia: Bugnini 217;s own tome on the Reform of the Liturgy is as self serving as P MariniR 17;s. Every opposition he encounters is seen as due to diabolical interventi on, every...
- TonyO: I’d be curious as to how many homeschool ed men are being ordained. Every article I’m seeing indicates that homeschool ed men are more likely to enter seminary than non-homesc hooled men,...
- Rob83: Paul VI sounds like a man who either blindly put his faith in the Consilium and its work or someone who was trusting the reviews of others as to the soundness of its work, which trust was...
- Malta: My view of Vatican II is pretty well documented : http://www .newoxford review.org /article.j sp?did=010 7-conlee. Maybe it’s arrogant for one man to take on over 2,000 Bishops; but as...
- JonPatrick: At the first shot I thought it could be the Bronx or Brooklyn which still have Els (as opposed to Chicago which has the “L 8221;). But if it was NYC there would probably be more...
- Gaetano: I am sympatheti c to Paul VI, who was so heroic regarding Humanae Vitae. Yet with regards to the Liturgy, I am reminded of an Italian proverb: Chi è causa del suo mal, pianga sè stesso....
- Sword40: And that just proves to me that everyone can change. Back in the 1970’ ;s and early 80’s , Ratzinger was known as a Liberal amongst us conservati ves. Yes, I was pleased that...
- maternalView: In our house we were so happy. We couldnR 17;t stop smiling. This election made the passing of John Paul II a little easier.
- Huber: Meanwhile on the battlefiel d: https://da ilypapist. com/index. php/2018/0 4/18/smell -of-incens e-in-the-m orning/
- AlanLins: When Cardinal Ratzinger& #8217;s name was announced, I felt joy I am unable to describe. I knew the Catholic Church was in good hands.
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- My View For Awhile: Mezzogiorno Edition
- 20 April 2007 – Msgr. Richard Schuler – RIP
- 19 April 2005: Benedict XVI elected
- “And Paul VI wept”. More fascinating notes about the Pope and the liturgical reform.
- Wherein Fr. Z rants about the Church as “field hospital”. Brutal horror, heroic wonder.
- WDTPRS: 4th Sunday of Easter (2002MR) – Mighty humble Shepherd, humble mighty flock
- HUGE Fr. Z kudos to a reader who wrote to bishops about the important Apostolic Pardon
- My View For A While: Mystery City
- Connection of home-schooling and entering seminary
- ASK FATHER: “My 4 year old insists on praying in Latin.” Latin resources for young children?
- A bishop, black vestments and refreshing commonsense!
- ASK FATHER: Priest Mumbles Words of Absolution. Fr. Z says: FATHERS! Stop being JACKASSES and do it right!
- Shamefaced self-promotion with warm thanks to benefactors
- “If it’s just a symbol, then to hell with it!” Wherein a Lutheran tells it as it is and then Fr. Z rants a lot.
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Good Shepherd – AUDIO
- ASK FATHER: Communion twice in a day. But is Communion under both species already twice?
- ASK FATHER: Catholic betrothal rite, ceremony
- WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday after Easter (TLM): joy, devastation and rising
- BOOKS RECEIVED: Two VERY different DAUGHTERS!
- I’ve decided. I’m for arming teachers and the Rule of Law
- Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal opine on latest developments
- 28 April – PONTIFICAL TLM at Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
- St. Michael the Extremely Cool Samurai Archangel, defend us in battle!
- “O my God, make them like a wheel; * and as stubble before the wind.” Consolation from a Psalm.
- “Why Trappist ale tastes better”
- WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Easter (Novus Ordo): a candle is honey sweet summons
- @austinruse on “Slippery Jim” @JamesMartinSJ and his non-explanation explanation
- IMPORTANT from @HeartbeatIntl – abortion pill reversal method rescues babies without bad effects, physicians network
- Gallup Poll points to future demographic disaster. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- R.J. Snell reviews @DouthatNYT book about Pope Francis and his pontificate
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: reconciliation
From a reader…
I would like to know why many parishes do not offer the Sacrament of Penance on Holy Saturday? There’s only 1 parish in my area that hears confessions on Holy Saturday and I often wonder is there a … Continue reading
From the great Bp. Philip Egan of the Diocese of Portsmouth (England) comes this!
Go to Confession regularly, bishop urges diocese
The Bishop of Portsmouth has appealed to his diocese to attend Confession regularly in a pastoral letter, which will be read … Continue reading
It seems that Robert Micken’s Lutheran conversion is complete.
You recall that Mickens was fired by The Tablet because of his horrid online denigration of Benedict XVI. HERE
Recently, Archbp. Rino Fisichella announced a couple initiatives for the Year of Mercy to boost confessions and to … Continue reading
From a reader… who recently went to confession!
Everyone… GO TO CONFESSION!
I just went. Yay! After confessing my sins I had a question about a friend who fell away from church. It took 2 minutes, 3 tops. I don’t usually get into asking for … Continue reading
I received a couple notes about where the word “reconciliation” comes from. Odd.
Anyway, rather than write it all out here is a page from a dictionary of Latin etymology, Ernout Meillet.
It derives from ancient words for “call”.
Look that voice (entry) … Continue reading
From a reader…
During my recent confession, the words the priest used to absolve me was: “I release you from your sins in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit” Is it a big deal saying “release” instead of “absolve”? … Continue reading
From a reader:
Short, short version: my ailing dad thinks he received (and is satisfied with) absolution from an episcopalian “priest” — do I press the point or trust in the Lord’s Mercy on this one?
My father (70) has been away from the … Continue reading
Huge news. This was under embargo till noon, Rome time, which must be honored. [UPDATE: The Bollettino is now available HERE]
The Year of Mercy begins 8 December 2015 until 20 November 2016.
It is about to be announced that the Holy Father has sent a letter … Continue reading
From a reader…
After I became Catholic, some friends introduced me to tradition and I began to attend a SSPX parish with them. I went to confession at this SSPX parish for several years. I have heard that the validity of SSPX confessions … Continue reading
From a reader…
I’m a convert to the Church, so I have a large span of my life with sins that I’m not entirely sure of. I confessed a series of sins (all of the same kind) as doubtful, but then a while later … Continue reading