Monthly Archives: December 2018

End of year 2018 charitable giving and YOU. A suggestion.

We are coming to the end of the calendar year. Sometimes people want to make deductible donations, but they don’t know to whom.  Is the organization doing something good? Here’s a pitch for the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! 31 DEC & 1 JAN – Plenary INDULGENCES Alert!

FATHERS!  Tell your people. Catholics can gain a Plenary Indulgence on New Year’s EVE, 31 December (EnchInd. 26) be the recitation or the singing of the Te Deum. To gain the indulgence the usual following conditions must be met. 1. Sacramental confession … Continue reading

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Holy See Spokesman Greg Burke resigned

Today I was greeted with the excellent new that my old friend Greg Burke, the director of the Holy See Press Office and papal spokesman, has resigned.  I am delighted for him. While you could not assemble a better man … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2018 30: Active participation in the TLM and Novus Ordo

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 30, 7th day in the Octave of Christmas. These … Continue reading

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On changing the Italian text of the “Our Father”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At First Things, Charlotte Allen deftly explains the spectacularly bad move to change the official wording of the Lord’s Prayer in Italian. In effect, she points out that this tinkeritis (my word) is yet another abysmally obtuse reaction by bishops … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of Obligation for Sunday in the Octave of Nativity of Our Lord? Let us know what it was! Yes, a good point!

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2018 29: No manger scene is complete without the ox and the ass

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 29, Sunday in the Octave of Christmas. These 5 … Continue reading

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As the Christmas Octave continues…

The Christmas Octave is underway.  It is still Christmas!   We should revel in the happy feast and celebrate the mystery of the Word’s incarnation and coming into our midst.  Happily, the Church halts her liturgical clock for this Octave so … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2018 28: God’s glory. It’s a public matter, not private.

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 28, in the Octave of Christmas. These 5 minute … Continue reading

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More thoughts about upcoming Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” document or suppression

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the implications of a new Motu Proprio by which the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” might be suppressed because the “pastoral emergency” for which it was created is no long present.  It’s brief would, … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2018 27: His death was first, His life was last.

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 27, Holy Innocents in the Octave of Christmas. These … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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 … Continue reading

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27 Dec – St. John Evangelist: “We must deny to Protestantism any right to use the Bible, much more to interpret it.”

Today, being the Feast of the Evangelist John, we have a special blessing for wine and other libations.  I wrote about that HERE.  We have this blessing because of an assassination attempt.    There was an attempt on the life … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2018 26: Adoration of the Child Jesus becomes Eucharistic adoration

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 26, for St.John’s Day in the Octave of Christmas. … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Portuguese Bishop “corrects” claims about the perpetual virginity of Mary

UPDATE 28 Dec: My correspondent sent a fast translation a new piece. Observador has written a new piece explaining the mess and quoting Bishop Linda. He appears as a victim who was unfairly involved in a misunderstanding. This was put … Continue reading

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