Monthly Archives: September 2014

¡Hagan lío! TLM now more than ever!

In the midst of disorienting news, here is orienting news. I saw this on the Twitter feed of Fr. Nathan Siray, @frnathansiray: “First of many…”.  It warms the cockles of my beady-black heart. Fr. Z kudos. Fathers, we are living … Continue reading

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Up and away! St. Joseph of Cupertino

I had to smile today at the Collect for the Feast of St. Joseph of Cupertino in the 1962MR. Deus, qui ad unigenitum Filium tuum exaltatum a terra omnia trahere disposuisti: perfice propitius; ut meritis et exemplo seraphici Confessoris tui … Continue reading

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RECENT NOTES and THANKS TO READERS

Posts roll off the front page here pretty quickly.  Here are some links to recent offerings. First and foremost: YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS Help each other out. And now… HAM RADIO stuff again: Echolink QSL request by RADIOGRAM. Card. Kasper … Continue reading

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HAM RADIO stuff again: Echolink QSL request by RADIOGRAM.

I’ll put on my Ham hat for a moment to share some news and ask advice from my virtual Elmers. I posted a while back about Echolink HERE and HERE.  Alas, we haven’t done anything with this yet.  Should we … Continue reading

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Card. Kasper accused other Cardinals of attacking the Pope

Card. Kasper, the proponent of the “tolerated by not accepted” solution, has been reacting all over the Italian secular press today.  He is “surprised” at the appearance of the “Five Cardinals” Book™. His Eminence is flummoxed that he should be … Continue reading

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Synods and Sausage: having a Church isn’t for the squeamish

The opening of the Synod on the Family draws closer. Books in various languages are to be released in which marriage and Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried are studied, with a special eye on the proposals of Card. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is it wrong to use Holy Water to bless my unbaptized children?

From a Protestant, catechumen… QUAERITUR: My husband and I are Protestant Christians, both baptized. We have three young children, all under the age of 5, and none of them are baptized. We are beginning RCIA and have been regularly attending … Continue reading

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Where are the September Ember Days? (And some other fascinating stuff!)

In the Roman tradition we observe the Ember Days four times a year, around the changes of the seasons, during Lent, at Pentecost, and close to St. Lucy’s Day and Exaltation of the Cross (“Lenty, Penty, Crucy, Lucy”).  These days … Continue reading

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“There are not a series of rules made up by the Church; they constitute divine law, and the Church cannot change them.”

Today in the liberal Italian daily Corriere della sera there is an article about the forthcoming book Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church (in English by Ignatius Press HERE – UK link HERE).  The books is being rolled … Continue reading

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Emergency Contact, Medical Information and YOU!

Sometimes I post about preparing for emergencies or disasters.  For example, I’ll mention things as practical as having an Uninterreptable Power Source (UPS) for your important electronic equipment. I like APC products the best, reliable and great customer service. I’ll … Continue reading

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St. Robert Bellarmine

Today I greet readers and friends who are blessed with the name “Robert”.  Happy Novus Ordo Name Day.  You get two Name Days, since the traditional day is 13 May. In particular I congratulate His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. … Continue reading

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The possible demotion of Card. Burke. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Now that the cat is out of the bag, I’ll post this. I do not like the fact that Sandro Magister posted in this way, however.  I’ve been biting the inside of my mouth for a while now.  The optimist … Continue reading

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Fishwrap: Approve of “gay” sex or risk a shrinking, irrelevant Church.

I think we are going to see the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) lurch even farther to the left, even deeper into angry dissent now that they have to cope with and distinguish themselves with Crux. I suspect Crux will … Continue reading

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San Francisco: Pontifical Mass!

I was sent some photos from the Pontifical Mass at the Throne on Sunday celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone. First, it is nice to see the canopy. As a matter of fact, we are getting a canopy … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What time of day should Father be saying his Office?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I know some priests who pray all the Hours of the divine office at a particular time…for example: There is this priest who went out for an important trip..he probably didn’t have any free time in … Continue reading

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Crux – Fr. Z’s initial observations

I have been watching the new initiative from the Boston Globe, with the involvement of former Fishwrap writer John Allen: Crux. I have some initial observations. Happily, it seems to me that Crux has the potential to make the National catholic Fishwrap irrelevant. … Continue reading

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Our Sorrowful Mother, Queen of Martyrs

Today is the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Can you name them? Here the entry from the Roman Martyrology: Memoria beatae Mariae Virginis perdolentis, quae, iuxta crucem Iesu adstans, Filii salutiferae passioni intime fideliterque sociata est et nova … Continue reading

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Intinction

The other day the Holy Father Pope Francis witnessed, during Holy Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, the marriages of a passel of couples, some in some irregular situations. Leaving that aside, there was one thing … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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 … Continue reading

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Those zany Satanists!

In case you were wondering, the satanic event scheduled to be held in an Oklahoma City civic center (thus, state operated), is still on and has sold out.  HERE But, hey!  Don’t worry.  These are just benign people doing their thing. … Continue reading

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