Monthly Archives: March 2019


Please pardon the delay for the new LENTCAzT. I’m a little tired. The last couple of days have been exacting. Among other things, I was a speaker at a fine men’s conference in Milwaukee, an amazing event, really. I’ll be … Read More


Your LAETARE Sunday Sermon Notes & Rose Vestment POLL

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard at the Mass to fulfill your Sunday Obligation?  Let us know. Here’s mine. Also, did you see rosacea vestments today (hopefully not baby-rattle pink)? Anyone can vote, but only registered and … Read More

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POSITIVE! New head transformed Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” within the CDF

Edward Pentin reports at the National Catholic Register that Francis has appointed someone to run the new section within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which has taken over the brief of my old stomping ground the former … Read More

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday of Lent- Laetare: Prompt devotion, eager faith – PHOTOS

The nickname Laetare originated from the first word of the Introit chant for Sunday’s Mass, “Rejoice!” On Laetare Sunday there is a slight relaxation of Lent’s penitential spirit, because we have a glimpse of the joy that is coming at Easter, … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Prayers for His Hermeneuticalness – Fr. Finigan – UPDATE

UPDATE 3 April 2019: You can “Pound Fr. Finigan” by using this address/link: And of course mine is UPDATE 29 March 2019: Click over to the great Fr. Finigan’s blog. His Hermeneuticalness has at last departed from his … Read More

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Putting Ring-gate To Rest

Tonight I saw that the FNC crew of The Five showed the video and, at first, thought it was a joke. My posts HERE and HERE. There is a piece at LifeSite which seeks to put to an end the … Read More

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News about a something for Gower Abbey and a CALL TO CATHOLIC CARPENTERS!

You may recall that the late and great Extraordinary Ordinary, Bp. Robert Morlino, who died too early last November, consecrated the new Abbess of Gower Abbey in Missouri.  These are the wonderful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles who make … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Surrounded by modernism, only TLM available is schismatic

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. In my diocese there is no traditional latin mass available. When we ask through mail, email or petition list, we are ignore. As a result some people, including me, have … Read More

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Wednesday: Zednet – UPDATE

UPDATE 29 March: It looks as if some of you hams are poking around! Also, I now have access – thanks to a reader – to a remote station!  I’ll be getting active (phone) pretty soon. I’m working on MORSE … Read More

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Catholics and the kissing of rings… or not. Wherein Fr. Z rants. – UPDATES

UPDATE 27 March: Look at this spectacularly cheap shot from Christopher Lamb who writes for RU-486 (aka ultra-lefty The Bitter Pill, aka The Tablet) There are also plenty of ways to respect the office of the papacy without kissing the … Read More

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Jesuit-run homosexualist Amerika’s latest pro-sodomy blasphemy

Jesuits.  What more is to be said? The Jesuits who run Amerika Magazine have a homosexualist agenda, that is, the promotion and normalization of sodomy. Look past the homosexualist fanaticism of Jesuit Fr. James Martin, and you find also the … Read More

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ALERT! Registration queue

I just went through the queue of new registrations, which were languishing in limbo. Sorry about the wait.

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ASK FATHER: How early can the Easter Vigil begin?

As we are our observance of the Triduum at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff in the Extraordinary Form, I also received a question about the time to begin the Easter Vigil. The time for the Easter Vigil is explained in … Read More

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VIDEO: Francis’ Mass ad orientem at Loreto and… something else

Two videos of Francis at Loreto, where the Holy House is venerated. First, the whole Mass Francis celebrated… ad orientem.   Take careful note of the dreadful music, with which Italians are regularly afflicted.  Mass starts at about 14:00. No concelebration. … Read More

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25 March: Feast of The Good Thief, St. Dismas

Today is Lady Day, the Feast of the Annunciation, the instant of the Incarnation. However, 25 March is also the Feast of the Good Thief, St. Dismas! Fulton Sheen famously quipped of this theif saint that he “stole heaven”. Luke 23:39-43: … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Pasta e ceci … with a quiz

I had a strong desire for pasta e ceci… a commonly made thickish soup of chickpeas and small cut pasta. Romans make it with generous black pepper, rosemary and anchovy. I simply made it without consulting recipes because… well… I … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Bishop forces priest to use table altar instead of high altar for Extraordinary Form

From priest… QUAERITUR: Recently my bishop refused to let me celebrate a Solemn High Mass at the high altar of the Church, insisting altar that is used in the Ordinary Form should be used. So I celebrated the Solemn High … Read More

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STOP THE PRESSES: Young people sing in the Illinois State Capitol

I have written about the breath-taking, throat-choking, eye-blurring composition of Philip Stopford, “Lully, Lulla, Lullay”. This is the “Conventry Carol” about the Holy Innocents, a carol in some ways so heart-piercing that it seems out of step with Christmastide, except … Read More

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Study Commission: no evidence women were ordained to the diaconate

At LifeSite there is a story related to the final report of the study commission set up by Francis to look into the historical issues of female deacons, deaconesses, deaconettes, whatever. It was not the job of the commission to … Read More

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Your Good News – UPDATED

Do you have some personal good news for the readership? Yesterday, I found daffodils on sale. One of my favorite flowers. Here, “Still Life with Extinguished Candle, Daffodils and Ganganelli Mug“. There’s an allegory in there somewhere, just as in … Read More

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