Monthly Archives: November 2015

Pope Francis’ letter to “the best hermeneutical interpreter of the Second Vatican Council.”

Here is something interesting.  His Holiness Pope Francis has written a letter to Archbp. Agostino Marchetto… again. Marchetto has helped to break the monopoly of the “hermeneutic of discontinuity” types when it comes to the interpretation of Vatican II. the … Continue reading

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Notre Dame U. v. Fr. Miscamble, NDCatholic.com

At the blog of my friend The Motley Monk there is a follow up about a priest at Notre Dame University, Fr. Wilson Miscamble, CSC, who attempted to help Catholic students remain Catholic while at Notre Dame. Fr. Miscamble was involved with a … Continue reading

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More weird sex stuff at Jesuit-run Fordham University

Why is it that when really weird things occur or bad ideas surface you can almost always find a Jesuit involved? I received this note from the Cardinal Newman Society this morning. So Fordham has approved the creation of “gender … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Sunday Clerical Supper

I’ve been getting my cooking on these days it seems. I go through cycles between cooking up storms and, on the other hand, eating slapped together sandwiches or cans of soup directly out of the pan. In any event, Sunday … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for this LAST Sunday of the Church’s sacred year of grace? Let us know.

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WDTPRS – Christ the King (2002MR): The world will be consumed in fire

We approach the last Sunday of the liturgical year. In the post-Conciliar calendar of the Roman Church this is the Solemnity of Christ the King.  In the older calendar, this is celebrated (with a rather different meaning!) at the end … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Sole Food!

Never take for granted the love of a Good Woman. Therefore, when one of my readers mentioned in the combox a recipe called Sole Bonne Femme, “Good Woman”, I determined to get me some o’ that love. Since I was … Continue reading

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It’s “Stir Up Sunday”! What are your plans?

Tomorrow, 22 November, is the Last Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical Year. It is therefore… STIR UP SUNDAY! The “stir up” comes from the first words of the traditional Collect in the Roman Rite. It also comes from the tradition … Continue reading

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“Asking Our Lady to Help Us Make Up for Lost Time” AUDIO INTERVIEW

On this Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I want to give a couple priest friends a plug. Msgr. Charles Mangan I have know since the 80’s.  He is a priest of Sioux Falls and he worked … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday – Frigid

First… Fr. Z’s Blog Ham Radio Operators Not on the list?  Wanna be? Drop me a line. Last week I had a spur of the moment field day.  It was an autumnally beauteous day. I figured that we weren’t going to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is it a sin not to have a cere-cloth on the altar?

From a preist reader… QUAERITUR: We recently began the Tridentine Mass in Santa Fe, at the oldest church building in the United States, San Miguel Chapel, built in 1610. [Kudos!  It would be nice to visit sometime.] I have a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to German Bishops: Your Church is a mess! Fix it and … GO TO CONFESSION!

The German bishops are making their ad limina visit.  Every few years diocesan bishops have to go to Rome to meet with offices of the Roman Curia and, usually, the Pope. Pope Francis gave an address to the German bishops that was … Continue reading

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Fr. Z asks help: finding fabrics

Is there anyone out there I could put onto a project? I need to find some fabric – gold silk – that matches a set of vestments I had made in Rome last year.  During my last trip I went … Continue reading

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Lutheran Satire

Ever since Pope Francis met with some Lutherans and said pretty confusion things about reception of Holy Communion [HERE], I’ve been keeping half an eye out for a video from Lutheran Satire. They have a couple already about Pope Francis. They … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can Orthodox obtain indulgences through the Catholic Church?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am an Orthodox Christian. I believe that the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church are both Apostolic Churches, albeit, not in full communion. I converted to EO from Calvinism after being raised Pentecostal. … Continue reading

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When Jesuits quote Jesus… and when they don’t

How the mighty have fallen. La Civiltà Cattolica is a periodical edited by Jesuits which receives some vetting from the Secretariat of State and, thus, is considered by some to have a measure of “authority”. However, true authority is based … Continue reading

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How about a Masters in RATZINGER STUDIES?

Here is an exciting opportunity for priests and lay people alike. In Rome there is now a Masters program in RATZINGER STUDIES.  HERE  PDF of the brochure HERE. The Fondazione Vaticana Joseph Ratzinger Benedetto XVI is sponsoring a Masters Program in Joseph Ratzinger: … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah on marriage, mercy and the incomprehension of doctrine by priests

I saw at Sandro Magister’s Chiesa that Robert Card. Sarah (cheer here), Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and author of God Or Nothing, [UK HERE] has some strong words for the Church (and churchmen) in the recent L’Homme Nouveau. … Continue reading

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“It was impossible to say Mass in the barrack, of course.”

Our religious liberties are not to be taken for granted.  I sometimes consider what I might do when they come for priests and bishops who continue faithfully to preach Catholic doctrine fully. When my mind goes down this dark track, … Continue reading

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US Embassy in Rome warns US citizens about “Potential for Terrorist Attacks”

Everyone, I call upon you to pray for the defeat or conversion of Islamists. Friends in Rome.. please… keep your heads on a swivel.  Be alert.  Stay frosty.  Go to confession. Italy has tightened up security in the wake of … Continue reading

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