Monthly Archives: January 2017

My View For Awhile – Creepy Airport – The Sequel

I’m still trying to get home from Denver. We zipped quickly past the creepy killer demon-eyed death horse. Apparently it is some sort of spirit horse. Blech. Worst check in process anywhere. It was not good on Sunday either. Today, … Read More

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2017 Solar Eclipse

On 21 August your planet will obscure your yellow Sun and cast a shadow across your planet’s surface. There will be a total eclipse of the Sun that will sweep across these USA. I, for one, plan on seeing it. … Read More

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Reader Feedback

UPDATE 31 Jan: I had a call from the hate mail sender’s provider.  They did their own investigation.  We talked about the option of contacting law enforcement.   Since we are about to takeoff (I’m on an airplane) i couldn’t … Read More

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It seems that the US entry “ban” isn’t about religion. But if it were…?

When I was at the creepy DEN airport yesterday – what’s with the enormous blue horse with the glowing demon-red death eyes? – trying to go home before DELTA (what else?) blew it, I saw a protest underway inside the creepy … Read More

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A trip down memory lane: liturgical translations again under attack by liberals

Is our collective memory getting shorter? Over at Jesuit run America Magazine there is an opinion piece… … wait… Jesuit-run America… isn’t that where, under the guidance of Thomas Reese, SJ… America published blasphemous images of Our Lady covered in latex? … Read More

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The priest who developed hypertext

There is a fascinating article at the National Catholic Register (not to be confused with the National Schismatic Reporter aka Fishwrap) about the Jesuit priest who developed “hypertext”, which made it possible for use to use keyboards to enter data into our computers, etc. Fr. … Read More

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Holy See and SSPX “close” to Personal Prelature… no, really!

UPDATE: From the site of the SSPX: During a 20 minute interview with TVLibertés on January 29, 2017, Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), commented on the crisis of the Church after the Second Vatican … Read More

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My View For Awhile: YHUGE DELAY Edition – UPDATED

I am in Denver. What a strange airport. I’ve only been through Denver 3 times (I think) and each time I like this airport less. I think an undergrad designed it.  Who thought that the layout for check in relation … Read More

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Brick by Brick: D. Venice (FL) – new TLM parish

From a reader: Today it was announced that Bishop Frank Dewayne of the Diocese of Venice, FL has given permission for a non territorial parish for the Latin Mass. The pastor will be Fr. Stephan DuPre, FSSP. There will be 2 churches, one … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know. For my part, I am preaching at all the Masses at the FSSP parish in Littleton. Today, taking my cue from … Read More


SSPX Bp Fellay: We don’t have to wait for everything to be completely satisfactory

A reader sent me a link to Radio Spada which posted that SSPX Superior Bp Fellay said in an interview that it isn’t necessary to wait for reconciliation with the Holy See until the situation is perfect. Of course the … Read More

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A Forty Hours Devotion and Prayers for Priests. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I am in Denver, preaching for a Forty Hours Devotion following, of course, the Clementine Instruction in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. On Thursday we had a Sung Mass, after which I exposed the Blessed Sacrament, we had … Read More

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Big Changes Strike the Knights of Malta

UPDATE: From the SMOM: Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein assumes the office of Lieutenant ad interim, Albrecht Boeselager resumes his office as Grand Chancellor The Sovereign Council, the government of the Sovereign Order of Malta, met this afternoon in the … Read More

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What to do if you don’t know what to do. Wherein Fr. Z … advises.

My in-box is filled with email from people who are frustrated, angry, confused. I am with you.  I jot people’s names down and I pray for you.  I am shifting my other practices around to include mortifications.  After all, as … Read More

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RELIGION OF PEACE: ISIS video of child “soldiers” shooting people as targets, drill

Today Pres. Trump had a meeting at the Pentagon with the JCs and others about ISIS.  He wants plans. Today I saw this at Clarion Project: ISIS Graphic Video: Kids’ Shooting Exercise With Living Targets As if all the other … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Varia concerning today’s problems in the Church

Since I am on the road and busy with many times, but since these are pressing issues, allow me to respond, but collectively. From readers… QUAERITUR: Given the rate things are going for this current pontificate, would it be sinful to … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can the Novus Ordo be “ad orientem”, in Latin, with Deacons?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a Novus Ordo be ad orientem with Latin, chant, a subdeacon and deacon in traditional vestments? Not only can the Novus Ordo be celebrated ad orientem, it ought to be.  The rubrics indicate that this is the standard, … Read More

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The liturgical attack begins

We saw this coming, didn’t we?  There was the appointment of new consultors to the CDW. From Amerika: Pope Francis has ordered a review of the new Mass translation Pope Francis has ordered a review of “Liturgiam Authenticam,” the controversial … Read More


Washington DC 27 Jan – Annual Mass in honor of Nellie Gray

I was sent this information. Those of you who are in Washington DC for the March for Life will not want to miss this.  It was sent only on a PDF which means it is a mess to transfer here, … Read More


Can 7th c. Pope Honorius I teach us about “Amoris laetitia” controversy?

These days it seems like we are “all Amoris laetitia all the time”. That’s because the document has stirred great confusion. The confusion has resulted even in contrary interpretation on the part of conferences of bishops, no less, about whether … Read More

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