Daily Archives: 5 October 2019

ASK FATHER: How to “activate” or “invoke” the Sacrament of Confirmation?

From a reader under another post: How exactly does one “activate” or “invoke” the Sacrament of Confirmation? Firstly, make a really good examination of conscience.  Then, GO TO CONFESSION!  Follow up with a devout Holy Communion. Then, if you have … Read More

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Mere days after meeting with Jesuit homosexualist, Francis witnesses pagan ceremony in garden

Mere days after Francis granted an audience to Jesuit Homosexualist Activist James Martin for a photo op, the same Francis sat in the Vatican gardens in front of a S. American totem of what very much appears to be a … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Fr. Z calls for prayer, fasting in defense of the Church

I lived in Rome for a long time.  I have a good feel for this place, since over many years I left a lot of blood, sweat and tears here. Since I’ve been back on this trip – the last … Read More

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UPDATE – BOOK LENGTH INTERVIEW with Bp. Athanasius Schneider

UPDATE 5 Oct 19: I am well into this book.   The first section is biographical.   This is an important foundation for understanding how this auxiliary bishop from the former Soviet Union, raised his head up over the crowd during a … Read More

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ASK FATHER: How should good Catholics deal with homosexuals?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Fr. Thank you for the sterling work you do with your blog. Within my circle of friends at my accommodation we have a number of practicing homosexuals. In the pass I have avoided such people … Read More

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ROME DAY 2: Greens and greens

Today the Roman Aurora is at 6:43, Sunset at 20:48 and the Ave Maria at 19:00. Some of you have asked about my green grocer.   She’s still at it, in the stall in the Campo de’ Fiori, every day. One … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Do Popes need permission to consecrate bishops?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When the pope personally ordains a new bishop, does the ordination liturgy still contain the question about a mandate from the Apostolic See? This would seem redundant if the pope is present and/or the celebrant and … Read More

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