Monthly Archives: January 2019

ACTION ITEM! For the Covington men at a crucial turn in their young lives!

Since I have been in Tokyo, I haven’t been tracking the US news very much.  I’ve only slightly followed the disgusting Covington Matter. This morning I caught up. I learned that Bp. Foys addressed the school, but parents weren’t allowed … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Confession before suicide

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I haven’t been to confession in a long time, and I’d like to go soon. But I’ve also been very depressed and considering suicide. So I feel like one of my motivations to go would be to prepare … Read More

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Fr. Rutler on the Covington Matter and a certain bishop

I’ve been out of sync with the US news cycle and, so, I’m catching up.  What I’ve read about these Catholic kids at the March for Life in what we might call the “Covington Matter” is horrifying. The old Latin … Read More

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TOKYO – Day 1-3: Feeding soul and body

Elsewhere I said that I was in Tokyo. I’m still in Tokyo. I am here with a great group of guys for some R&R. On the evening of my arrival, one of the key figures of Una Voce Japan graciously met … Read More

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What’s up with the SSPX?

People are asking me about the meaning of a Swiss Bishop, 76 and retiring, who will live with the SSPX at one of their schools.  Rorate has a pretty good round up from different stories. Basically, the Bishop of Chur, … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard at your Mass of Obligation for this Sunday? Let us know what it was! For my part, I celebrated Mass, TLM, in Tokyo.  I said a few things in … Read More


Super-Wolf-Blood Moon!

Tonight… for a lot of you. Alas, I won’t be able to view it. Rats. I would have loved to see this thing against the background of downtown Tokyo, where I am as I write. We have a Super-Wolf-Blood Moon. … Read More

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WDTPRS: 2nd Sunday after Epiphany – liturgical unicorn

Here is what I offered for my weekly column for the UK’s best Catholic weekly the Catholic Herald – now also in the USA. This week we encounter a liturgical unicorn. We shall celebrate the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time … Read More

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Francis suppressed the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”. Fr. Z remarks.

The new “pipe” (some of you will get that) of the Holy See’s communication commisariat issued an editorial about the formal suppression of my old office, the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”.    Well… my old office is still there.  And my … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Do I have to sing at Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My question is, what am I required to participate in vocally when attending the Novus Ordo Mass. Where I attend, we are prompted to participate in singing four songs, sometimes five, and they are only songs, … Read More


Scandalous parish in @ArchdioceseSPM – public celebration of homosexuality, IVR and surrogacy

UPDATE Jan 18: It’s a good thing that people took the time to download that video. The parish (I assume) pulled it. However, we still have the proof that it happened as described. I think LifeSite has the video. Originally Published … Read More

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My View For Awhile: Westward

I had some apprehension about airport security this morning because of the Shutdown™?. Sure enough, check in was mobbed. Having priority status helped and the line moved well. TSA was stacked up, but I really have to hand it to … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Finding good sponsors for confirmation

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My son’s godmother passed away. He only had 1 godparent, because all the males I know, have not been confirmed. My question is what happens now? My son will be confirmed next year. Can someone else … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Where can I get good Brown Scapulars?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: You posted once reference to a nice scapular that you purchased, I bought one on your reference and need to replace it, but couldn’t find anything on your site about it? Do you remember where to … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Friday penance on flight across International Date Line

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have the privilege of traveling to Western Australia for work in a few weeks and during my trip I will skip Friday. I leave the US on a flight on Thursday and after an almost … Read More

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Public penance and public reparation

The other day, Archbp. Vigano, bless him, issued a public letter in which he calls for disgraced Theodore McCarrick publicly to repent. I have on various occasions opined that bishops should prostrate themselves in the steps of their cathedrals in … Read More

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Card. Mahony to speak at the Three Days of Darkness

Time is flying and, in March, the Three Days of Darkness will be renewed in Los Angeles, the infamous – and all these terms are debateable – Religious Education Conference. If you can believe it, the former Archbishop of LA, … Read More

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UPDATE: “the finest rosaries I’ve ever seen” with a new site

In the last few months I have written about the return of the finest rosaries I’ve ever seen.   Especially HERE. Also, I wrote about these rosaries at the end of December.  I had black and white matching rosaries made for … Read More

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SOS! New Chant Collection: Prière pour temps de détresse … Prayer in time of distress, suffering, urgency… SOS Chant

I received a note from a friend, a recommendation about a sacred music “disc”.  “Great”, quoth I, “Yet another recording of the Requiem Mass,” or some such. No.  This is a little different. Here is a beautifully chanted cri de coeur. … Read More

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ASK FATHER: St. Gertrude’s Prayer and releasing 1000 souls from Purgatory

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I’m presenting an argument, I know that “St. Gertrude’s Prayer doesn’t release 1000 souls, although she was very saintly like so I don’t deny that her fervor in prayer released many souls, HOWEVER, I am uneasy … Read More

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