Monthly Archives: March 2014

New Ecumenical English Missal? Committee members named?

I am sure that you have all seen this piece by now from this liturgy site HERE.  My emphases and comments: New Ecumenical English Missal A rumour has been growing about a possible review of the Roman Catholic missal translation, but … Read More

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Special needs child and mom commercial

I don’t watch a lot of TV and I loathe most commercials.  This commercial, however, I thought was pretty great. Also, I must note that my father has been a Mass Mutual financial adviser for decades and I have … Read More

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Foot Washing on Holy Thursday… and so it begins

Last year Pope Francis went to a jail on the edge of Rome and washed the feet of a couple of females Today in the WSJ (Wisconsin State Journal) there is a rather feeble attempt to stir a little more … Read More

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“So help me God” and the Obama Administrations war on God at the Air Force Academy

From Rev. Mr. Kandra’s page: Chaplains erect billboard supporting phrase “So help me God”—UPDATED This press release was posted by the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Freedom: The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Freedom has joined with other members of the Restore … Read More

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Of Rose, Forty Hours and Breakfast

As I prepare to leave my native place, I ramped up with a big breakfast. Hard to beat this. Bacon = Crispy Eggs = Easy Bread = Wheat The diner where I broke my fast has a counter, near the … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for Laetare Sunday? Let us know what it was! Yes… you can share more than one good point.


Sister explains the situation. Spittle-flecked nutty, bullying, intimidation ensue.

With a biretta tip to TAM, I bring to your attention something that was in the Charlotte Observer. This is we are going to experience for a long-time, friends.  If we Catholics (read: faithful to the teachings of the Church … Read More

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REVIEW (sort of): “Noah” movie

I will not be seeing this movie. I’ve been talking about it with some people in the know, but this review from Breitbart clinched it. Too bad. I have enjoyed some movies with Russell Crowe (for example Cinderella Man, Master … Read More

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Priest pretends to concelebrate fake Mass with a woman, removed from ministry by CDF

Here is some cheery news. It is cheery in that the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith is doing its job diligently and that justice has been done and that the Faith has been defended. It is sad news, … Read More

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Something funny for Friday

This blog has been pretty serious of late. Here is a completely ridiculous video. I’m really just trying to stop being the only person who has not posted a cat video. So… I bet most of you have seen … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z gives a gift to his brother priests, confessors

Today I watched the video of the Pope who made his own confession before hearing the confessions of others. HERE That juxtaposition brought forcefully into my mind both the prayers I usually say before and after making my own confession, … Read More

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Dissent into Hell – Fr. Z rants

I was just on air with Drew Mariani (Relevant Radio) and we spoke for a while about death and confession. He mentioned one of my blog posts from 2011. Since he said that he is going to link here, I … Read More

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VIDEO: Pope Francis goes to confession before hearing confessions!

This is great. The Devil got a serious kick in the teeth today. This evening in Rome the Holy Father held a big communal penance service (“Form 2”) in St. Peter’s Basilica, with many confessors to help people make a … Read More


Confessions to be heard for 24 hours in….

Fr. Z kudos to the Archbp. of San Antonio. From the Express-News: Confessions to be heard for 24 hours at downtown church SAN ANTONIO — The sacrament of confession will be offered for 24 hours straight by a team of … Read More

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POLITICO: POTUS in the Pope’s penumbra

From Politico: Obama’s papal audience VATICAN CITY — President Barack Obama was once the biggest superstar on the international stage. On Thursday, he headed here to benefit from the popularity of his replacement: Pope Francis. The 50-minute meeting was a … Read More

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MUST SEE VIDEO! The “Gilbert and Sullivan Mass”

I was alerted to this video at the blog A Man In The Gap.  And to think that this is “Lutheran Satire”.  These don’t sound the Lutherans I remember.  

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Audio seminar on how Big Business Abortion handles botched abortions, injured women

Radio show Vicki McKenna, the Rush of MadCity (aka Madison, WI, aka 78 Square Miles Surrounded By Reality), spoke on air the other day (final hour on 25 March) about a 911 call from a Planned Parenthood Big-Business Abortion clinic which severely injured … Read More

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The Pope and The POTUS

You may have heard that Pres. Obama met with Pope Francis today. Some people are asking me to comment on this historic event, which liberals will surely say is the first time a Pope smiled at an American President. Popes … Read More

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Fr. Murray’s clear explanation of problems with Communion for divorced, remarried.

From The Catholic Thing. My emphases and comments. Fidelity – to Spouses and Christ’s Words By Fr. Gerald Murray [A good friend… Fr. Murray, J.C.D., is pastor of Holy Family Church, New York, NY, and a canon lawyer.] [QUAERITUR…] Is the … Read More

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Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests by … Read More