Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Expert TV Bomb!

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Misquotation of St. John Paul II’s ‘Familaris consortio’ in ‘Instrumentum Laboris’ of upcoming Synod

In October the Synod of Bishops will once again take up questions concerning “the family”. Last year, during the Extraordinary Synod, controversy erupted because of the lack of transparency in the workings of the Synod, the mysterious case of the … Read More

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WDTPRS – 9th Sunday after Pentecost: God, absolutely distant, absolutely near

This week’s Collect, which historically was in the 8th century Liber sacramentorum Gellonensis, was also the prayer over the people, or Super populum, in the 1962MR for Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent. It was not, I believe, in the 1970MR … Read More

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Gallup Poll shows Pope Francis is not so “Laudato” these days

Have you seen the Gallup Poll on Pope Francis’ popularity? HERE His favorability has, essentially, crashed. Laudato NO! Back in February 2015, Pew Research showed that 70% of all Americans and 90% of Catholics viewed Francis favorably. Today, according Gallup, his … Read More

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Wherein a friend is promoted!

Fr. Z kudos to a friend of mine, William, for his promotion to the Papal Order of St. Sylvester! He showed me some of his new gear today. Papal Knights still have the privilege of riding their horses into St. … Read More

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Ant-Man

Tuesday is my movie day: $5 admission all day and “free” popcorn.  Hard to beat. Yesterday I went to see Ant-Man.  I flipped a coin.  It was either that or the new Terminator flick. Since I did not grow up on the … Read More

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Happy 500th Birthday St. Philip Neri

I saw that my friend Greg DiPippo at NLM posted that today is the 500th Birthday of one of my great patrons, St. Philip Neri.  I was ordained on his feast in 1991. I have a 1st class relic of this … Read More

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ASK FATHER: My husband abandoned me and our child

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It’s been a while since Ive been on WDTPRS but I need help. I am a convert, and converted after I married. We got some kind of dispensation to be “re” married in the Church, even … Read More

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, One Man & One Woman | Tagged , , , , , | 32 Comments

Monthly donations: a request

I had posted this back on 3 December 2014 and 13 February and 27 March  and 9 June (which had been “lean” days) and there were great responses. I am always grateful when donations come in, either ad hoc (one offs) … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Use of Novus Ordo Collect in the TLM

From a priest: This Sunday is the patronal feast of our parish, Sts Joachim and Ann. We have an extraordinary form Mass every Sunday. Do you know if there is a collect for the extraordinary form that mentions both Joachim … Read More

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Yet another Planned Parenthood baby body parts video

Never has the label “Big Business Abortion” been more appropriate for Planned Parenthood. HERE Another video is out, showing a PP exec negotiating the price of body parts of babies. Planned Parenthood receives million of YOUR tax dollars. A new … Read More

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Signs in the Heavens: recent rare planetary and stellar conjunctions

You might recall that I posted about the theory about the Star of Bethlehem.   His arguments are pretty good. I was sent a link to an interesting video in Spanish about another triple conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in Regulus in Leo. … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Many languages in one Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it possible to say Mass in many languages? In example part in English, part in French or better part in English and Canon in latin? Yes, this is possible in the Ordinary Form. Is it a … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Father says Mass in alb and stole

From a reader: A new pastor to our church celebrated the Sacrifice of the Mass dressed only in a white alb with a green stole this Sunday. It is my understanding a priest is always to wear proper liturgical vestments … Read More

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Banning kneeling violates religious freedom

At HPR Fr. Regis Scalon, OFM.Cap. has a good piece which might be sent to ever parish priest who seeks to force people not to kneel during Mass. Here is the introductory section: Kneeling Ban: Good Liturgy or Loss of … Read More

Posted in Liberals, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Religious Liberty, The Drill | Tagged , , , | 41 Comments

QUAERITUR: Mass texts for St. Elijah, Old Testament Prophet

Many of the great figures of the Old Testament are considered saints and have a day in the Roman liturgical book called the Roman Martyrology. I post about them on occasion. The Martyrology says that when the day is clear … Read More

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Catholics can respectfully disagree with Pope Francis on economics

My friend Fr. Gerry Murry has a good comment on Laura Ingraham’s new site, LifeZette (don’t ask me about that name, I’m not sure either).  My emphases and comments. Can Capitalists Be Good Catholics? Pope Francis warns of ‘subtle dictatorship’ by … Read More

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My View For Awhile & NYC – Day 4: Hot and Sticky Edition

When I headed out for parts north today it was about 95° and really humid.  Add to that black clothing (aka solar panels) It was just about then that a priest friend sent me a photo of himself in his … Read More

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NYC – Day 3: 9/11 Memorial

Down the island I went to meet friends for lunch at a favorite place: Veselka. My view for awhile.   I was rewarded with cold borscht.  That’s chopped dill. Ruben. The staff wear shirt with festive beets! Then it’s Uber … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for your Mass of Obligation this Sunday? Let us know!

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