Monthly Archives: December 2019

The Texas church shooting and our future choices. Wherein Fr. Z opines.

People are asking for my reaction to the terrifying church shooting in Texas. A man was acting oddly in the church during the service.  The church had some trained people at the service who noticed him and then watched him.  They … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 31: Te Deum laudamus

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 31, Tuesday in the Octave of Christmas, the 7th day after Christmas. We hear about the indulgences offered on this, the last day of the year, and also on the first day of the new year. And … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Were Jesus, Mary and Joseph “refugees”? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Several readers have asked whether or not the Holy Family were refugees. Some are reacting to “nativity” scenes, showing them in cages, and so forth, which is an obvious manipulation of the Nativity narrative to score cheap political shots, at … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 30: Snatched up into invisible love

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 30, Monday in the Octave of Christmas. We hear from St. Augustine about who the boss really is.  The Christmas Preface is amazing.  Fulton Sheen on true love. These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude … Continue reading

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Your Sunday in the Christmas Octave 2019 Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it? There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must endure. For … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 29: With His feeble voice He calls, “My Father!”

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 29, Sunday in the Octave of Christmas. Dom Prosper Guéranger points to three amazing aspects of the Christ Child. Fr. Troadec ponders the Child with Joseph and Mary. These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are “Novus Ordo” ordinations truly valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I’ve done some reading on whether Novus Order orders are truly valid or not and am confused. Would love to get your learned comments on the matter. Thanks for your work. You ask if ordinations … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I dread the Feast of the Holy Family.”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Every year since so returned to the Church I dread the Feast of the Holy Family. I don’t come from a pious family, nor am I married, but instead chose to live a life of perpetual … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 28: Bye bye, lully lullay

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 28, for Holy Innocents. Lully, Lullay.  And dom Prosper Guéranger writes of the Feast of the Holy Innocents.  We hear the rendering of the text of the Coventry Carol by Philip Stopford. These 5 minute offerings are … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 27: He was a martyr in intention and desire

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 27, for St John’s Day 2019! Dom Prosper Guéranger talks about St. John the Evangelist and his non-martyrdom but authentic martyrdom. These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially for my benefactors.  Thank you!  Chime … Continue reading

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Amazonian and Pachamama skúbala in annual Vatican CHRISTMAS CONCERT -VIDEO

More Vatican lunacy. There was a concert in the Paul VI Audience Hall for Christmas.  On YouTube. It was broadcast on Mondovisione.  In fact, it was a fundraiser for something earth saving.  The broadcast was punctuated with pictures of deforestation, … Continue reading

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Harry Potter author vilified by the Left for saying that biological sex can’t change.

As my old pastor put it perfectly, liberal is from the word for “free”.  A liberal is is one with whom you are free to agree.  Scratch one and beneath the veneer you find a nazi. Check out the Catholic … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Deacons in the Novus Ordo

From a diaconal reader… QUAERITUR: I have begun serving Solemn High Masses, at local parishes near my assignment for a couple of years now. The experience of serving at the Latin Mass has enriched my diaconal ministry in ways that … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 26: The Child who made His mother

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 26, for St Stephen’s Day 2019! Fulton Sheen gives us where heaven truly is.  Fr. Troadec chimes in St. Stephen and strength. These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially for my benefactors.  Thank you!  Chime … Continue reading

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Your Christmas Mass 2019 Sermon Notes – VIDEOS

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Christmas Mass Obligation? What was it?  There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must … Continue reading

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