Monthly Archives: November 2019

Strange business this: a non-blessing blessing. A Fr. Z mini-rant to priests.

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 … Continue reading

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Advent is here again. ACTION ITEM!

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 … Continue reading

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Jesuits and Drag Queens. Tautology?

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, … Continue reading

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30 Nov 1969 – 50th Anniversary of imposition of the Novus Ordo – PODCAzTs Revisited

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 … Continue reading

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SHOPPING ONLINE? Please use my link!

SHOPPING ONLINE using Amazon? Please use my link! When you use my link to shop via Amazon, I get a small percentage of anything purchased. It adds up. It is a significant element of my income. I can’t see who … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Advent (N.O.): They are His but they are ours

We’ve come around this weekend to the beginning of a new liturgical year. It will be the 1st Sunday of Advent. In the newer, post-Conciliar calendar this Sunday is back to back with the Solemnity of Christ the King, honoring … Continue reading

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New Registrations, Users – tips

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 … Continue reading

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PRIEST HUNT: Europe – Mozarabic Rite

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  

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PODCAzT 179: Kwasniewski on the myth of ancient Communion in the hand

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lighting Advent wreath during Mass – REVISITED

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 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to pray the “Cursing Psalms” against our enemies?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can you once again address the maledictory Psalms and how to use them? I think you last did so over 3 years ago. Thank you! Wow.  Another third rail question today. This is what I wrote … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: For the TLM does the tabernacle have to be in the center?

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 … Continue reading

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The importance of saying the black and doing the red

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 … Continue reading

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