Monthly Archives: November 2017

Channeling stupid in Sweden

How foolish. I am reminded of scenes from Lord Of The World, Voyage To Alpha Centauri, The Children of Men (the book, not the dopey movie), Eclipse of the Sun (US HERE – UK HERE). The Church of Sweden (Lutheran) has made … Read More

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If our “interior cell phone” is always busy because we are “having a conversation” with other creatures, how can God “call us”?

I find that more and more of my day, when I am at home, is spent in silence.  I have stopped checking the news.  I don’t often listen to music.  Sometimes I listen to audiobooks through Audible or my older … Read More

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

In the Novus Ordo calendar, this Sunday – the last of the liturgical year – is Christ the King. In the traditional calendar we celebrated Christ the King on the last Sunday of October. Remember that there is an Act … Read More

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Thanksgiving Leftovers, Friday, and YOU

On this Friday after Thanks giving, you might want to review these oldie posts:  QUAERITUR: Dispensation for Americans to eat meat on Friday after Thanksgiving? QUAERITUR: Clarity about Pius XII’s cool Thanksgiving Friday indult ASK FATHER: Does the Thanksgiving Friday … Read More

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PRAYER SUGGESTION: Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government” & Pres. @realDonaldTrump’s 2017 Proclamation

Fathers, you might want to have everyone pray this after Mass on major public holidays in these USA.  This, and other prayers, are deeply needed. The following prayer was composed by John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, in 1791. He was … Read More

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ASK FATHER: “How do you keep your energy up for the fight?”

From a priest… Someone forwarded me your article responding to Fr. Gerald J. Bednar’s article. First of all: thank you! :) But second: how do you keep your energy up for the fight? Many who believe the 1 true Faith, … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Priest threatened with “Double Excommunication”

From a reader… The 21 Nov. 2017 editions of Rorate Caeli and Eponymous Flower both posted that Fr. Minutella is facing Double Excommunication by the Vatican. He is in a dispute over Amoris Laettia. If you have time, can you … Read More

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28 November 2017 – @MadisonDiocese – Confirmation in the Traditional Rite

His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, has graciously consented to confer the sacrament of Confirmation according to the traditional form of the Roman Rite on the evening of Tuesday, 28 November 2017 at St. Mary’s Church in Pine Bluff, … Read More

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“The ‘uniform’ clued her in to what was happening.”

From a reader: I wanted to let you know of something beautiful that happened just before my mother Alice passed away three weeks ago.  [Let us all pray for Alice and her family.  “Eternal rest grant…”] Suffice it to say … Read More

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Shhhh! Don’t tell Beans about the Monitum against Teilhard

From Massimo “Beans” Faggioli today: The plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture approved a proposal asking pope Francis to remove the “Monitum” (1962) of the Holy Office against the works of Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ … Read More

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A priest takes his parish EAST. AD ORIENTEM!

I found a priest’s blog with a charming name: Father Talks Too Fast Back in October Fr. Joseph Faulkner preached a sermon about ad orientem worship. It’s a little weird at first, but he gets good points across.  He posted … Read More

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First and foremost YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS We are all in this together.  Many people read this blog.  That means many people can pray for each other’s needs.  Always check this feature, which I link on the top menu. REMINDER: Registration, passwords, … Read More


Do you have your 2018 Ordo?

It’s that time of year again. Time to get your 2018 ORDO. The new liturgical year begins with Advent on 3 December.canons “Ordo” is a short way of referring to the booklet called Ordo divini officii recitandi sacrique peragendi” or else … Read More

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Summorum Pontificum in KOREAN

This came in with the huge email bag this morning. I’m a Canadian living in Korea and I go to the once-a-month TLM every chance I get. I was hoping you could post a link to the Korean translation of … Read More

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10 Questions for Bishops. Can’t answer? Then perhaps this isn’t your strongest suit.

Originally posted on: Nov 20, 2017 @ 11:03 In my text chats one of my interlocutors proposed: “Get someone from ACTON INSTITUTE to make a list of 10 questions that any bishop or priest should be able to answer correctly BEFORE opining … Read More

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OLDIE POST Hell and the Enemy exist. Priests and bishops who don’t teach about them will probably wind up there.

Originally posted in 2012.  I think it still pertains. ___ Before anything else, let it be said that, “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the … Read More

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Congratulations to Elizabeth and Philip #70thweddinganniversary

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip… 70th wedding anniversary today. That’s wonderful.  May all marriages be enduring. I read that the bells of Westminster Abbey would peel for 3 hours today in their honor.  HERE    

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Solemn Mass, Traditional Roman Rite at 2017 National Catholic Youth Conference #NCYC2017

I had mentioned elsewhere that there would be a Solemn Mass in the Traditional Roman Rite at the National Catholic Youth Conference last Friday. You want some lío? We’ve got your lío right here! One of the participants sent some photos: … Read More

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Your Feedback and Voicemail and Fr. Z answers with a whine about something

From a reader…I learned that people were not able to post comments from their mobile phones because they got blocked at the PREVIEW part.  I shut off the preview.  However, friends, please proof read.  Posting successive comments saying “I meant … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Is the “annulment” process in the US just a rubber stamp?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a quick question so I’ll keep this message short. Knowing several Catholics in my childrens’ Catholic school who have been divorced and remarried after getting an annulment, I wonder how to explain it all … Read More

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