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Monthly Archives: November 2019
Very strange business this. At the end of the audience no one knows what to do after this strange conclusion. This was today, 30 November 2019. Pope Francis’ rather unusual blessing today at the conclusion his audience with the participants … Read More
GO TO CONFESSION! Advent is more about the Second Coming of the Lord than the first. Do penance to celebrate well the First Coming of the Lord at Bethlehem. That will include also a thorough examination of conscience. Then… GO … Read More
From the Louis Joliet Society. Drag Queen Story Hour Brought to You by Catholic, Jesuit Marquette University The Louis Joliet Society has learned that Marquette University hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour as part of its Community Day celebration on October 12, … Read More
It has been 50 years. 50 long years. Some might say, “Only 50? It seems longer.” Note the bizzare photo of a Novus Ordo being celebrated in the Sistine Chapel. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the going-into-effect of Paul … Read More
There has been quite an influx of registrations lately. Thanks. You only have to register if you want to comment. I should note that I don’t automatically approve every registration. If you don’t cooperate with a little biographical information to … Read More
I was contacted in regard to finding a priest in Europe who can travel and who can celebrated the Mozarabic Rite. Yes, you read that correctly. Drop me a line. HERE
We welcome as our guest… Peter Kwasniewski and an article he recently posted at LifeSite about Communion in the hand. Not long ago, surveys from the Pew Research center uncovered that a huge number of Catholics do not believe in … Read More
Sunday 8 Dec 2019 – Madison, WI – Card. Burke – Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the Immaculate Conception
On Sunday 8 December 2019, at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Church in Pine Bluff, WI, His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne in the traditional Roman Rite for the Feast of the … Read More
From a reader some years back. QUAERITUR: Father, is it appropriate to replace the penitential rite with the lighting of the advent wreath? No. Just… no. The longer explanation is, course, Nooooooooo. Attention to the wreath during Mass seems like … Read More
ASK FATHER: “I utterly reject Bergoglio, so how can I remain a Catholic?” Fr. Z’s rant and beatdown.
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Now, to the point: How can I remain a Catholic when I UTTERLY reject Jorge Bergoglio as a false prophet of the devil? I can in no way continue to acknowledge him during Mass. Going to … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Fr. Z, are there some sorts of specified rubrics for the celebration of Mass in the Extraordinary Form if the tabernacle is off on the side, in what might be termed a side chapel, but is … Read More
A cautionary tale. If you don’t know what you are doing, don’t just charge ahead. Wait for the MC. Say the black. Do the red. That was painful. The video of the whole Mass. For that snippet, start at about … Read More
The Vatican changed its stance toward the Church’s presence in China. What fruits have come from this change? The following piece has lots of photos at the original page, which you can visit. From Bitter Winter: Xi Jinping Portraits Replace … Read More
A few people asked me to post about making this year’s Christmas Pudding. Yesterday was “Stir Up Sunday” (¡Hagan lío! Sunday?), the last of the liturgical year. It is so-called because of the first words of the Collect. But I’ve … Read More
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it? For my part, I spoke of the beauty of the Christian soul in the state of grace and … Read More
ASK FATHER: Visiting priest says don’t receive Communion on the tongue because of colds and influenza
From a reader: Today at Mass, a visiting retired priest sat down after communion and proceeded to admonish those of us who receive the Holy Communion on the tongue saying that we should cease to do so because it is … Read More