Monthly Archives: May 2018

Resources for more solemn traditional ceremonies

Today we will have a Pontifical Mass at the Throne, followed by a Eucharistic Procession for Corpus Christi. Please ask God to give us good weather! I know that many communities are getting familiar with more solemn liturgy. There are … Read More

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WDTPRS – Body and Blood of the Lord: His yoke is “sweet” and “light”

In the traditional Roman calendar for the 1962 Missale Romanum today, Thursday, is the Feast of Corpus Domini, or Corpus Christi.  In the post-Conciliar Missal’s calendar today is also Corpus Christi. In the Novus Ordo and the traditional calendar many people will … Read More

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MADISON 31 May – Corpus Christi – Pontifical Mass at the Throne and Procession

On Thursday, 31 May at St. Norbert’s Church in Roxbury, WI at 6 PM, His Excellency, Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison – the Extraordinary Ordinary – will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne in the Extraordinary … Read More

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Why were so many churches wreckovated?

This could answer the question of why bishops and priests wreckovated so many churches. From The Week. Baptist church says it is removing a statue of Jesus because it looks ‘Catholic’ An artist who created a seven-foot statue of Jesus … Read More

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Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered here 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 … Read More


Prefect of CDF reconfirms male only Sacrament of Holy Orders

In the 30 May number of the Italian, daily, L’Osservatore Romano you find a piece by soon-to-be-Cardinal Luis Ladaria, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, about the “Definitive Character of the Doctrine of ‘Ordinatio sacerdotalis‘. Ordinatio sacerdotalis is … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z responds to a libelous cheap-shot from @MichaelSWinters

At Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitical Reporter), usual suspect Michael Sean Winters has risen from his couch to defame me with a libelous statement.  Libel is a published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation. Winters wrote a piece about … Read More

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Anti-Catholic cartoon reveals the spirit of the recent anti-life Irish referendum

A lay reader today alerted me to an opinion cartoon in The Sunday Independent in Ireland. That sad, earthly-enslaved nation repealed by referendum the 8th amendment to their Constitution, which protected the right to life of the unborn.  The Constitution, … Read More

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Memorial Day and Chaplains

It is fitting to honor those who served in the armed forces and who gave their lives. Today I especially have in mind fallen military chaplains. Here is just one example of service and valor for love of God, neighbor … Read More

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28 May – St Augustine of Canterbury: chance meetings make a difference

Chance meetings are important. In the traditional Roman calendar, today is the Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury (+604).   He had been the prior of the monastery in Rome on the Caelian Hill during the pontificate of the Great … Read More

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Ireland votes pro-abortion for Trinity Sunday, the heavens respond

The Irish constitution begins in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, stating: “In the name of the Most Holy Trinity, from Whom is all authority and to Whom, as our final end, all actions both of men and States … Read More

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Did the catholic Left and homosexualists ignore Pope Francis’ words about seminarians?

The other day Pope Francis told the Italian bishops not to admit homosexual men as seminarians.    I wrote a post about it HERE.  CNA also reported it.   Reuters had it. “If there’s a doubt about homosexuality, it’s better not … Read More

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Bp. Morlino’s clear commencement address: “let’s be politically incorrect”

There is a plentiful lack of clarity these days.  How refreshing it is when we hear or read something that is faithful, true and clear. I offer for your attention a commencement address given at Thomas Aquinas College in California … Read More

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LIVE VIDEO of FSSP priesthood ordinations

As a treat on my anniversary, I am watching the live stream of the the FSSP ordinations to the priesthood.   My old friend Archbp. Sample is doing the honors.  HERE UPDATE: It is hard to find the right balance of … Read More

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ORIGINALLY Published on: May 25, 2018 All, please pray today for the Irish people. UPDATE: 26 May I suppose you’ve heard the news by now. I was just reading a piece by Phil Lawler about the bishops in Chile. Ireland … Read More

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Fr. Z’s 27th Anniversary of Ordination

Well… this is it.  I made it this far.  That’s what I say to myself when this date rolls around. Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, … Read More

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Concerning innovations

In The Heresy of Formlessness: The Roman Liturgy and Its Enemy (US HERE – UK HERE), Martin Mosebach writes of the offended sensibilities of a rock that has been shifted from its perennial, traditional, place.   It might require centuries for the rock to settle down. … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Deacons vesting in dalmatics for concelebrations

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I know priests are allowed to vest for Mass (chasuble, stole, etc.) together and concelebrate. It’s not a good thing, but it makes theological sense because many priests can consecrate one host as St. Thomas … Read More

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ASK FATHER: How do we get the TLM where we are?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I hope you can help. How do I approach my Bishop in ___ to have us have a TLM. I run from one church to another just before Consecration. Thank you. I am puzzled as to … Read More

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