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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
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- Navy Chaplain posthumously received the Navy Cross
- ASK FATHER: Communion in the hand at the Traditional Latin Mass
- With a tip of the biretta to the great Fr. Hunwicke
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- ACTION ITEM: Good article at Crisis. Then Fr. Z rants.
- WDTPRS: 3rd Ordinary Sunday – Which is it? “unity and peace” or “abound with good works”?
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany (NO – 3rd Ordinary) 2021
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- Daily Rome Shot 58
- CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – #ZedNet reminder – Sunday 24 Jan ’21
- The pub that survived the Great Plague is shut down by Covid-1984
- Of Benedictines, Books and Beer
- ASK FATHER: Coming late to Mass and reception of Holy Communion
- The Popes’ guts, martyrdom and YOU
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- From a reader – “Idea: Spiritual battle/Catholic Church fullness of faith.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter
- 20 Jan: St. Sebastian, invoked against the pandemic
- ASK FATHER: Prayers “for the Pope”
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- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 2nd Sunday of Epiphany (NO – 2nd Ordinary)
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Monthly Archives: July 2019
Do you have good news to share with the readers? Let us know. For my part, I admit to having been a little down lately. Today, I had, in rapid succession, three great consolations. My spirits are lifted. And, for … Continue reading
I have a radical idea. It keeps popping into my head. I think that means that I’m being prompted from upstairs to post it. PROPONITUR: Half a dozen retired military chaplains – who want to use the Vetus Ordo 95% of the … Continue reading
Congratulations, reverend and dear gentlemen and welcome to the priesthood. We older guys are all for you, except when we are against you. That’s going to happen, now and then. If you are straight and you are faithful, some guys … Continue reading
Today is the Feast of the founder of the Jesuits. May I say from the onset that I have some spiffy Pope Clement XIV gear? HERE Here is the Martyrologium Romanum entry for this great saint, Ignatius of Loyola. To … Continue reading
Remember “Pizza Rat“? He lives in the imaginations so many of us as an icon of determination. There is a new rodentine challenger for that soft spot in our hearts. A rat runs through a FOX45 Baltimore Reporter’s live shot … Continue reading
Meanwhile, what’s going on at the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter)? As I write, this is the featured piece over there. ‘Queer Eye’ shows how grace works When the U.S. bishops met this past June, Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary of … Continue reading
This is pretty weird. But… well… not really. It’s Germany, after all. This in the Cathedral of Paderborn. Not sure when. Perhaps one of you readers will know. https://twitter.com/i/status/1156178218128461825 What a contrast to their patronal feast in 2017. HERE Gregorian … Continue reading
UPDATED – IMPORTANT – John Paul Institute 2.0 and the systematic purge of the last remaining “Wojtylians”
UPDATE 30 July 2019 Folks, this is a “big deal”. What’s being done to the John Paul II Institute is emblematic of what is happening – and is going to happen – in Rome and in the rest of the … Continue reading
Was there a good point made in the sermon during your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know. UPDATE 29 July Today I read a terrific piece at Crisis by Fr. George Rutler about Notre-Dame in Paris Do go there and … Continue reading
In a post about the Tour de France, early on, I mentioned that somewhere in storage I had a big corkscrew made by Campagnolo. I found it. And it’s the last day of the Tour. The Columbian, Egan Bernal has … Continue reading
Shall we look at the Collect for this Sunday’s Holy Mass in the Ordinary Form? COLLECT (2002MR): Protector in te sperantium, Deus, sine quo nihil est validum, nihil sanctum, multiplica super nos misericordiam tuam, ut, te rectore, te duce, sic bonis transeuntibus nunc utamur, ut … Continue reading
Have you been to the Holy Land yet? I haven’t. That’s going to be corrected in February 2020. For more information contact: HERE Some bullet points: -All meals included. -Daily TLM at the holy sites. -Ash Wednesday in Jerusalem. -Pre-dawn … Continue reading
Under another entry a commentator posted about new British PM Boris Johnson’s spontaneous recitation during a TV interview of the first 43 lines of the Iliad in Homeric Greek. I must say that I’m impressed. Waaaaay back when, when I was in … Continue reading
Those of you who read Latin could find some respite from the heat of the day by stepping with Fr. Hunwicke into the cool of the Ashmolean for a chat with the great Legislator, Pope Lambertini aka Benedict XIV, of … Continue reading
Remember the story some time ago about the beautiful Shrine of St. Anne in Fall River, MA, that was scheduled for closure? It looked grim for the magnificent church. A group of lay people got organized, worked something out with … Continue reading
High drama in the highest altitudes of this year’s Tour. As they crested the high point of this stage, a hail and snow storm hit the route in the Alps, and the officials called the race. They also determined to … Continue reading
On the feast of St. Mary Magdalene homosexualist Jesuit James Martin said that he is “stupefied” that the Church doesn’t let women preach. Right away I posted HERE that all major orders have female components except the Jesuits. Martin would … Continue reading
The article I read at Crisis, to which I will soon turn my attention below, has the ring of truth. But first, some scene-setting. In these USA, we as a Church are like band of adventurers on the march towards … Continue reading
Here is something instructive from One Mad Mom. Moms pay attention to details. A Tale of Two Screen Shots Two screen shots from Fr. Martin say what we all know but I’ll just paraphrase: “I have no say in what … Continue reading
Almost every day, His Excellency Most Reverend Donald Hying, Bishop of Madison, offers a short video on some precise topic or in a short series. Today Bp. Hying speak of St. James the Greater (older, taller), whose Feast it is. … Continue reading