Monthly Archives: June 2017

ASK FATHER: Priest says “for all” in consecration. Invalid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I just read an article from the Remnant which argued that the use of “for all” instead of “for many” did not invalidate the Mass. This article was written immediately after the release of the new translation of … Read More

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Engage in the “Battle for the Eternal Salvation of Souls” – Wherein Fr. Z beats to Quarters

UPDATE:  So that you don’t miss it, I provide below an explanation of the Holy Father’s oft cited and puzzling maxim “time is greater than space”.  Don’t miss it. ___ A young writer at the increasingly helpful – and descriptive … Read More

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PIZZA RAT LIVES! The legend continues.

This one is especially for Fr RS who really liked the recent Grizzy Bear v SUV post. One of my urban heroes is dear old Pizza Rat. A New York City Subway rat hit pay dirt one day with a … Read More

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Looking for an approved Catholic version of The Bible? Not much help at this site.

The Catholic Church gave the Bible to the world. Only the Catholic Church could compile and authenticate as inspired ancient Christian writings, so that error and spiritual danger was avoided. The Catholic Church is the only authentic interpreter of the … Read More

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Disgusting: “One Priest’s Plan to Queer the Catholic Church”

A disgusting site called VICE (please don’t go there) has a story: One Priest’s Plan to Queer the Catholic Church The priest in question is Jesuit… Jesuit… James Martin, SJ. It’s an interview. Don’t. Meanwhile… Clement XIV Swag HERE Where’s … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Is there an Archangel Uriel?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My daughter asked me if I had heard of an Archangel Uriel. I believe only 3 are named in Scripture and we must be careful about a name that could be an evil spirit. Info online seems to … Read More

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Corpus Christi in bombed out Cologne in 1947

No, no… everything is better now since the “reforms” of the liturgy and the way doctrine and law have been de-emphasized in the name of the spirit of Vatican II.  No.  Everything is so much better now… really… better.. it … Read More

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URGENT PRAYER ALERT! The Four Cardinals of the Five Dubia ask an AUDIENCE

From Edward Pentin at the faithful National Catholic Register (not to be confused with faithless Fishwrap): Full Text of Dubia Cardinals’ [The Four Cardinals who submitted the Five Dubia] Letter Asking Pope for an Audience The April 25 missive was hand-delivered to … Read More

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I’m cool about a certain popular devotion. Wherein Fr Z goes all ‘RAH!’

UPDATE: 22 June I was alerted to nastygram at Path…eos by a, presumably young, lady whose name was unfamiliar to me – Rebecca Bratten Weiss. Rebecca took exception to what I posted, below, although I’m not convinced that she read it. … Read More

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UPDATE – Urgent Prayer Request: dying priest

UPDATE 19 June – PM: Just to let you know and to renew my request for prayers, my fried Fr. James Stromberg at last passed away.  With him at the time were some close friends and the Sisters.  They sang … Read More

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ASK FATHER: In confession, instead of Act of Contrition, Father asked questions

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I went to confession at a nearby parish recently. This is the first time I’ve done confession with this particular priest. Obviously in a hurry to keep the confession line moving as quickly as possible, [bless him] the priest, … Read More

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UPDATED: A great Father’s Day note from a reader

UPDATE 19 June: Today I have received notes from readers saying that they have spotted this Prayer For Vocations in a couple other places as well.  A comment in the combox, below, speaks of one of them. To wit: [T]he … Read More

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CH: “Cardinal Kasper chases the spectre of Luther”

As you may know by now, the Catholic Herald is the UK’s best Catholic weekly.  This week in the print and online digital edition there is a review of a new book – released in time for this year’s LutherFest!    … Read More

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More concerning the alleged “commission” to reinterpret ‘Humanae vitae’

Andrea Gagliarducci has a thought provoking offering for his weekly Vatican Monday. He raises the question of who will defend the legacy, the magisterium of Pope John Paul II. He writes about the Left, liberal sex-obsessed agenda: Humanae vitae and those … Read More

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” We quickly turn the page, looking for novelty while unable to retain memories.”

The Holy Father decided to transfer the Mass of Corpus Christi and the Procession from the Lateran Basilica to St. Mary Major from Thursday – when it has always been celebrated – to Sunday.  I wasn’t consulted, but I think … Read More

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The Church of England… whither? Fr. Z again offers his solution.

The late Fr Richard John Neuhaus once quipped that the purpose of the Anglican Communion was to make irony redundant. From the Daily Mail: Church of England chief backs ‘re-christenings’ after sex changes: Officials risk furious backlash by introducing ‘services … Read More

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Your (Corpus Christi) Sunday Sermon Notes – POLL

Far and wide the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi, which properly fell last Thursday, has been transferred to this Sunday. Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation?  Let … Read More

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ASK FATHER: “Annulments” and appealing to the Roman Rota

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question about annulment and the process.  A friend of ours and her husband have gone through the process in our local diocese. The friend sought the annulment for reasons that we believe (but do not know … Read More

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Another HUGE reason for Summorum Pontificum!

Reason… PICK A NUMBER!!… for Summorum Pontificum! A friend sometimes sends stuff by email to torment me and I write back “I’ll never be able to UNSEE that!” I was going to spare you readers this, but there are lessons to … Read More

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Brick by Brick in Australia

From my email: Dear friends This is a photo of Bishop Richard Umbers, 46, auxiliary bishop of Sydney (the youngest bishop in Australia and the first born in the 1970’s) from the Opus Dei prelature, celebrating a pontifical extraordinary form … Read More

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