Monthly Archives: April 2019

30 April (NO) – St Pius V – A saint against clerical depravity

Allow me today, the Novus Ordo Feast of St Pius V, to repost something edifying and useful.   NB: Pius V’s feast is observed in the traditional Roman calendar on 5 May. _______ At The Josias, which a friend and patron … Continue reading

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Peter’s Pence and You – ACTION ITEM

I switched on early morning news today to see if there was anything really big going on that I should know about.  I usually do that on the verge of a journey.   Today I learned that the massive horde swarming … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blessed wine turns to vinegar… still blessed?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I had an almost empty bottle of wine I had blessed on the Feast of St. Blaise. I tasted it and it started to get a mild vinegar taste/smell to it. I still drank it, but … Continue reading

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Triumphant Renovationism – the ironic hypocrisy of the ‘c’atholic left

I am not a daily reader of Rod Dreher. However, today I was directed by someone to read something he wrote about a Russian Orthodox reacting to what we Catholics are doing. Let’s see.  My emphases and comments. […] Looking around for … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Happy Low Sunday!

Was there a GOOD point made during the sermon you heard at your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know! Happily, the one I heard at a solemn Mass, for which I was deacon and not priest, focused on Thomas… … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 54 – Low Sunday, Octave of Easter: Taking off the robes

It’s Low Sunday, the Octave of Easter, also called “Dominica in albis” and Quasimodo Sunday, from the Introit. Christ is risen! Alleluia!  The Octave is over! Today we hear about a vastly neglected membership of our Holy Church, whose voice … Continue reading

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PRAYERCAzT / PODCAzT 172: Blessing Holy Water in Latin with the traditional Rituale Romanum

From a priest: Could you record for your priestly audience the correct pronunciation for the Holy Water blessing in Latin? Sure!   I can do that. I will also include this in the What Does The Prayer Really Sound Like series, … Continue reading

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@MadisonDiocese prepares for the transition to @BishopHying – UPDATED

UPDATE 27 April: I’m very fortunate to know and have worked with a fine graphic artist, David P. Burkart.  You can see my coat-of-arms – my family’s historic arms –  on my right sidebar.  He’s terrific! David just made a … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday: ZedNet slowly growing

Just a reminder to any hams out there who might be interested in ZedNet. Just recently a Catholic permanent deacon who has been a reader of many years has chimed in on ZedNet, through his local repeater.  The technology is … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 53 – Easter Saturday: Fear not!

It’s Easter Saturday. Christ is risen! Alleluia!  The Octave is almost over! Today John Paul II speaks to us about the “day the Lord has made”.   Fulton Sheen instructs us about conformation to the world or to heaven. I provide these … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 52 – Easter Friday: Graces unused are not often repeated

It’s Easter Friday. Christ is risen! Alleluia!  Yes, you can eat meat today! From a super early sermon, by Melito of Sardis (+ c. 180).  Try to keep up! And Fulton Sheen gives us an important, very important reminder. I provide … Continue reading

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Latin and You. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Each year – in fact more than once each year – a serious problem for our enervated Catholic identity rises to the surface to demand our attention. The lack of Latin in the Latin Church. I am sure that there … Continue reading

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An interlude… from today’s Matins

In the Office of Matins this morning, we had this stunning line from Pope St. Gregory I, the Great.  I’ll give you the whole reading for context. Lectio 3 María ergo cum fleret, inclinávit se, et prospéxit in monuméntum. Certe … Continue reading

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VIDEO @EricMetaxas on what’s important

Eric Metaxas was on with Tucker Carlson.  Here is a short clip, well worth your time! I warmly recommend Metaxas’ books about Dietrich Bonhoeffer… US HERE – UK HERE … and Wilberforce… US HERE – UK HERE

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ASK FATHER: Eating meat on Friday during the Octave of Easter

Let’s get out in front of this before the calendar clicks over to Friday From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife and I recently returned to the traditional friday abstinence from meat year round. Traditionally, would the friday abstinence from meat also … Continue reading

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