Monthly Archives: July 2015

ASK FATHER: Priest’s cassocks with shoulder capes

From a reader… I was wondering if any secular/diocesan priest is allowed to wear a black mozzetta as part of their choir dress? I have seen pictures of some priests wearing a black mozzetta such as the Canons Regular of … Read More

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MUNICH: “Married” lesbian remains head of day care center

This is interesting… From LifeSite: ‘Married’ lesbian approved as head of Catholic day care in Cardinal Marx’s diocese July 31, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The website of the German Bishops’ Conference,, reported yesterday on the first case of a practicing homosexual … Read More

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A Scrat Interlude

Something light… but maybe not.   I think most of you know that I don’t like squirrels… except Scrat.  I actually have squirreled away somewhere a Scrat decal for the cover of my laptop, where the glowing bitten apple of sin … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail & ASK FATHER: Catholic and Orthodox wedding question

I’ve been monitoring my voice mail.  A question came in a while back which I can now treat. Let’s have the audio… This is an interesting question. I’m a Latin Church, Catholic priest and not really qualified to speak about the … Read More

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Blue Moon

On my way out of an eatery where I had met a reader and priest heading to Lacrosse for yet another conference with Cardinal Burke, as well as the great Archbp. Cordileone, [HERE] I saw the rising moon. Photos almost … Read More

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Fishwrap – once again – publicly attacks the Church’s moral teaching

Over at the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter) Jamie Manson (openly lesbian activist, promoter of women’s ordination, mentored by Sr. Margaret Farley, and darling of the LCWR), laments the Church’s teaching about homosexuality. This piece is part of Fishwrap‘s incessant effort to undermine … Read More

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What I’m dealing with today

Technology is great… when it works. Here’s is the latest stupid problem I have to deal with: Solving this stupid thing for almost every page I try to bring up!   UPDATE: I did a full scan and installed some updates. … Read More

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Camille Paglia strikes again!

I have a love/hate relationship with Camille Paglia.  I love her writing style an enjoy her stark commentary.  Meanwhile, I hope and pray that she will come to senses about God. Right now at Salon she had a piece in … Read More

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Day 2: Canon Law Conference – VIDEO greetings to you readers from Card. Burke

This video might be hard to view using Chrome. The conference is named also Speculum Iustitiae … “Mirror of Justice”, which is a title given to Our Lady in the Litany. We continue today with a presentation on the Apostolic … Read More

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Liberals – unmasked

Remember… Planned Parenthood was initiated to get rid of undesirables. Everyone… take a moment to go to Crisis and read Fr. George Rutler’s new offering. HERE A sample… Christ cannot be psychoanalyzed because he is perfect.  It would be like seeking … Read More

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Day 1: Canon Law Conference (and a video message)

See the video message, for you readers, below! ___ I’ve journeyed to LaCrosse and the magnificent Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the annual Speculum Iustitiae conference. Card. Burke organized the conference six years ago.  It is always intellectually … 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


ASK FATHER: Gregorian Masses

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I was in Fatima earlier this month and in the office to request Masses be offered for pilgrim’s intentions, I noticed a sign that said the stipend for a standard Mass stipend is 10 Euros but … Read More

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Doing things “wrong” at Mass

A blog called EpicPew has some points to review about your participation at Mass.  NB: A serious omission in the blog post is that it ignores the Extraordinary Form.  It doesn’t even mention the Extraordinary Form.  That is, when the author … Read More

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And the winner of The Most Meanfull Job is…

#1… Clergy. This comes from Business Insider. The 13 most meaningful jobs in America If your goal in life is to make the world a better place, you should probably pursue a job in education or healthcare. Twelve of the … Read More

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HUNGARY: Juventutem summer retreat

Juventutem (I wish it were Iuventutem) is on the march!  They are organizing all over the place. I received word of this by email: This year, Juventutem Hungary is organising it’s annual summer retreat in Sopron, St. George’s parish. At … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Mass of obligation for Sunday? Let us know what it was!


CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday – POWER!

I have power. That is to say, the folks who made my Juicebox finally got the new batteries to me.  You may recall that my hardened portable power unit wouldn’t charge, despite my various efforts.  So, the Juicebox folks wrote to say they … Read More

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Fr. Terence Ryan, CSP, approves of lesbian marriages

At the blog of one Fr. Terence Ryan CSP, I saw this. Apparently Father believes that the moral doctrine of the Church reflects bigotry. Lesbian Dismissal Seems that a Catholic Academy fired a woman for being a lesbian. She was … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Hand clapping during TLM

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m unlearned in the extraordinary form, and the other day, I saw the MC clap his hands when the servers were supposed to kneel. Is that common? I thought it was a little odd. Yes, a … Read More

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