Monthly Archives: December 2019

WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 19 December – O Radix Iesse

Here is the O Antiphon for 19 December: O Radix Iesse Again Our Lord is presented as the Liberator. LATIN: O Radix Iesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum … Read More

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GARUM WATCH! Ancient factory found in Israel

Garum. I occasionally write of garum. The ancient Romans eagerly doused their foods and used as a cooking ingredient a fermented fish sauce: garum.  The preparation of garum is described by Pliny.  Modern Vietnamese fish sauce and modern S. Italian … Read More

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VIDEO: Inside Notre-Dame de Paris since the fire, things that survived

Here is a video from inside Notre-Dame in Paris.  You can see what has been going on after the fire.  You can see some of the things that survived. And…

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ASK FATHER: Peter’s Pence these days. Alternatives?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I read an article in the Wall Street Journal this morning about how the Peter’s Pence collection largely funds the Vatican deficit. I am a stickler for finance and am forced to run a very lean … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Frustrated by a lack of reverence, liturgical discipline. Am I in the right church? Is this Really God’s house?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: This is my first letter to you. I am old and grew up with the old Mass. I have tolerated the NO for years and years. But it has grown steadily worse. Today’s Sunday Mass (in … Read More

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ASK FATHER: A blessing for guns

From a reader… QUAERITUR: One of our parishioners posted this image on his facebook page and I commented, “Hey, if you have guns you want blessed, let me know.” Low and behold he took me up on the offer. That … Read More

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WDTPRS: O Antiphons – 18 December – O Adonai

The O Antiphons: 18 December – O Adonai LATIN: O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel, qui Moysi in igne flammae rubi apparuisti, et ei in Sina legem dedisti: veni ad redimendum nos in brachio extento. ENGLISH: O Lord and Ruler … Read More

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Read every word of this.

[…] [Teresa] Piccola [wife, mother, pro-life activist] would undergo the solemn rite of exorcism once per week for more than 18 months, in sessions lasting up to three hours. On those days, she and the deliverance team (which included the … Read More

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Head of Pontifical Academy FOR LIFE would hold the hand of person committing suicide. FAIL

I read with horror the other day that the head of the Pontifical Council for Life, Archbp. Vincenzo Paglia, said that he would hold the hand of a person committing suicide.   This is the same Archbp. Paglia who is behind, … Read More

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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 … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Is the will really “fixed” at death or do we get another chance?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is death truly definitive in terms of divine judgement? There is a priest who spoke on the Patrick Coffin show (Fr. Chris Alar) that says that after we die we are given a chance to choose … Read More

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“We can’t deny Communion! We mustn’t ‘politicize’ the Eucharist!” False argument.

There is a good piece today at The Catholic Thing which looks at denial of Holy Communion to obstinate public supporters of abortion.  The writer brings up the example of the late Archbp. Rummel of New Orleans who, in the … Read More

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PODCAzT 180: Kwasniewski on how Vatican II reversed the order of priority, exalting “active participation” over proper liturgical worship of God

I found a great article at LifeSite by Peter Kwasniewski which screamed to be made into a podcast.  Sometimes I do this with good articles to make sure the content is more available to those who are pressed for time … Read More

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Support for Fr. Joseph Illo. Fr. Z rants about denial of Communion

I want to offer my public support for Fr. Joseph Illo in San Francisco at Star of the Sea (beautiful title).  He wrote about a tough call he had to make as pastor.  HERE The basics: A women took her … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! End of year giving suggestions from @FatherZ

At the end of the year most people consider their annual charitable giving. In this time of great confusion for the institutional Church, here are a couple suggestions for your donation dollars. First, year in and year out I have … Read More

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WDTPRS: O Antiphons – 17 December – O Sapientia – The Way of Prudence

On December 17th we enter into that final stretch of our Advent preparation. In the Church’s solemn prayer of the hours, at Vespers, the great “O Antiphons” are sung. Today we have the first. Years ago, I made a little … Read More

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Vatican allows blaspheming Netflix to advertise on building

Does this seem right to you? Advertising on a Vatican-owned building. #Netflix #TheTwoPopes pic.twitter.com/mnFReMDpqE — Cindy Wooden (@Cindy_Wooden) December 16, 2019 What is the problem? Netflix has a show which is horrifically blasphemous, timed for Christmas – the bastards – … Read More

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More shots of the Pontifical Mass with Cardinal Burke

On 8 December, His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke offered a Pontifical Mass at the Throne at tiny St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI.  We were squeezed in to capacity both in the sanctuary and the church itself.  It was … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: Rapid response to help a priest

Dear readers, without going into details, I suggest a rapid response of charity for a priest whom I believe to have been falsely accused of something and poorly treated thereafter… for a long time in a kind of hellish diocesan … Read More

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Sending snail-mail 2019 Christmas cards

If you would like to send me Christmas greetings or cards, please send by snail mail, if possible with really cool stamps. As I have done in years past, I’ll try to post all the places whence they were mailed from around … Read More

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