Monthly Archives: April 2017

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Firstly, do give some attention to… YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS Next, some links, because they scroll off the front page pretty quickly. Enjoy! ASK FATHER: Deacons in Novus Ordo Masses ASK FATHER: Do I fulfill my Sunday obligation at an … Read More

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readership? Let us know!  

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ASK FATHER: Deacons in Novus Ordo Masses

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, can you please shed some light on GIRM #171-173 (and there abouts), regarding the position of the Deacon during the procession to and from the altar? We were instructed in the seminary to be in … Read More

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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 … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Do I fulfill my Sunday obligation at an Eastern or SSPX church?

From a reader… Are SSPX Masses and Eucharist licit for Roman Catholics? This Triduum was heart-wrenching as we had the “full band” (organ, piano, guitar, drums and cymbals) playing during Holy Thursday AND Good Friday! There is no Tridentine Mass … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Sunday Mass obligation when traveling to remote places

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I travel to many places that don’t have a church (e.g. remote areas of Nepal; Bhutan; Ladakh) so I can’t attend Mass. What do I do? Pray the Rosary? This question has been answered many times, … Read More

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A note about comments, moderation, etc.

I have to use the “moderation queue” feature for many posts.  I can’t watch what is going on 24/7 and I won’t allow the combox to descend into the horrid fever-swamp of the comments at, say, Fishwrap.   As a result, … Read More

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I reject sexism in every form, and all its pomps, and all its empty works.

At the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) there is an interesting piece by our old pal Phyllis Zagano which merits a little – just a little – attention. She never misses an opportunity to work in tidbits about the disparity of … Read More

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Are you anxious, upset, confused about the Church today? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In this time of confusion over doctrine and praxis, many people ask me in email what they can do either to maintain equilibrium, or else to “be the maquis”, as it were, and join the resistance against the liberal undermining of … 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. I was deacon for a TLM Solemn today, so I didn’t preach at that Mass, but I took the next Mass, … Read More

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23 April is “Talk Like Shakespeare Day”! Newly discovered act of a rare play….

After Masses this morning, TLM and NO, I had lunch and nap. I awoke with a start. Today, I suddenly realized, is… TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY! Yes, it is the birthday of the Bard. In the past I have encouraged … Read More

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Fr. Murray, Prof. Royal on “Deaconettes”, ‘Amoris laetitia’, Liturgy, Communion in the hand

My good friend Fr. Murray was on EWTN the other day along with Prof. Robert Royal. Outstanding. They react to Card. Sarah, Bp. Morlino, Thomas Reese, SJ, James Martin, SJ, Card. Schoenborn, etc. Oh boy! Speaking of JESUITS… HERE

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AUDIO – Victimae Paschali Laudes – As you may never have heard it before

20 April 2017 was the 10th anniversary of the death of Msgr Richard Schuler.  A great deal as been written about him and we all owe a debt of gratitude to him for what he did. In his memory, and … Read More

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Books For Seminarians Project – COMPLETED!

I posted HERE about this year’s project to give a great book to all the seminarians of the Diocese of Madison, shepherded by the Extraordinary Ordinary, Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino.  At that post, I have some blunt things to say … Read More

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Are you a Sponsor for a Confirmand? Will you be one? Food for thought.

Many of you out there are godparents or sponsors for confirmands (from Latin confirmandus… “someone about to be confirmed”. Some of are are about to take on this responsibility. Yes, this is a “responsibility”. Sometimes you may be asked by … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Two-phase wedding? First in church, then at the beach?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question regarding the situation of two Catholics being married by an unapproved minister. Would any law prevent the couple from contacting the parish and explaining what they want to do, then following the course … Read More

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ASK FATHER: The inevitable “Rite of Thanking” at the end of Mass

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I’m curious about your reaction to a part of the Mass I’m calling the “Rite of Thanking”. While it seems that it is especially common with bishops at most liturgies they celebrate, it also happens at … Read More

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NEW Fr. Z Swag Available: Pope BENEDICT XIV Lambertini (1740-1758)

The XIVth Popes are pretty impressive Pontiffs. We know and love Papa Ganganelli – Clement XIV of Happy Memory – in particular for his suppression of the Jesuits. But let us also consider the greatness of Papa Lambertini – Benedict XIV of especially Happy … Read More

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A note to readers…

To comment here, you have to be registered and your registration must be approved. Registrations go into a queue, which I check when I can.  I’m not always near my computer.  Be patient.  Check once in a while to see if … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can we go to an SSPX Mass and receive Communion?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We prefer to attend Ascension Day Mass on Ascension Day whenever possible. This year, we have 2 options – drive 2 hours later in the evening with 4 young children), or attend an SSPX chapel about … Read More

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