Monthly Archives: January 2020

Death, #KobeBryant, and You

You will hear a great deal in the next few days about the early death of basketball star Kobe Bryant, who seems to have been a practicing Catholic.   It might even bump some impeachment coverage off the waves. A death … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 3rd after Epiphany (TLM) & 3rd Ordinary (NO) 2020

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. … Read More

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VIDEO: Doing something

I really like this. Believe me. I’ve said that graffiti splatters should be publicly beaten. This is another thing. These guys are making better art with spray cans than most of the other “icon” work I’ve seen. Some of the … Read More

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My View For Awhile: Staunton Edition

There are certain things that one chooses for his “daily carry”. You can guess at a couple of the things I always carry. Did your guess include… Why carry this all the time? CNA reported that a car crossed a … Read More

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450K-500K estimated at 2020 March For Life

A contact Trump 2020 campaign says that the Park Service estimated 450000 – 500000 people participated in the March For Life yesterday. I supposed that number does not the unborn. It was huge, as large a crowd as I have … Read More

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Washington DC DAYS 2-3: Motus and POTUS

UPDATE: Since I am behind in mail, I want to thank those of you who sent donations to help pay for my trip to DC for the March.  Thanks a million.  As always, I consider it an honor and duty … Read More

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Washington DC DAY 1: Goofing around, a kitchen and a quote

Firstly, I have decided to hold a rare DC blognic. However, I determined it would be best for it to be at an undisclosed location and by invitation only. Who knows if there would be some counter blognic held? Meanwhile, … Read More

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My View For Awhile: To Washington DC, NON-Impeachment Edition

Pres. Trump declared that 22 January is National Sanctity of Human Life Day. CNA HERE  Of course today is the anniversary of the 1973 SCOTUS decision Roe V Wade. I am on my way to Washington DC today, so I … Read More

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A site with statistics for the growth and availability of the Traditional Latin Mass?

Is there a good site with statistics for the growth and availability of the Traditional Latin Mass in these USA? We know it is happening. Do we have numbers?

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21 January St. Agnes: “Intercede and beg a return of orthodoxy, sanity and sanctity to the Roman Church!”

Let us today invoke St. Agnes, virgin and martyr. O glorious Agnes who, though weak, were chosen by God to make His own might manifest in your martyrdom, together with the Peter and Paul and the other Roman martyrs and … Read More

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OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter

As a favor to a friend, I’ll repost this old podcast.  It is the Eve of the Feast of St. Agnes, which of course reminds us of the famous poem by Keats. I, fan of poetry that I am, read … Read More

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A diocese smells the coffee: starts planning for decline of the Novus Ordo and growth of the TLM

A sink hole. That’s the image I use most frequently right now for what is going to happen to the Church in the near future. A demographic sink hole is about to open up under the Church in these USA … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Glass chalices…. again?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I read about a parish using invalid hosts made from several varieties of grain. I have been to a mass recently where a glass chalice was used (as a matter of fact, with a simple blessing, … Read More

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A few things of interest: TLM pilgrimage opp, new book, against pendulums, and Warhol the hack

A couple of notes… First, this sounds good.  Someday I too would like to visit Poland. A pilgrimage to Lithuania and Poland, with daily celebration of the TLM, is being planned from May 4-16, 2020, under the spiritual guidance of … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 2nd Sunday – 2020

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. I did … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z is moved to pray to martyred nuns, newly discovered, about something that happened today. – UPDATED

UPDATE 20 Jan 2020 I received this nice note today: I cannot tell you why you were drawn to our martyred sisters, but I can tell you this: The order suddenly has an influx of vocations and discerners particularly in … Read More

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A note of thanks. Mass for Benefactors.

Today I received a very much needed item from my wish list. There was no slip in it to indicate who sent it!  Therefore, I will send out a public note of thanks. Also, because tomorrow I don’t have a … Read More

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Remember #UniteTheClans ? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE: From a friend: My German friend who attended today told me that De Mattei wanted it kept quiet as he was afraid Marx would step in and shut it down. Apparently the state and Marx work closely together. It … Read More

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST for a young priest diagnosed with ALS – #padresfight

I have sad news. Fr.  Dana Christensen, a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, who comments here frequently, has been diagnosed to be in the initial stages of  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”.   There is no … Read More

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Card. Sarah has met with Benedict XVI as the haters stir “incessant, nauseating, dishonest controversy” #BOOKGATE

The new book, From The Depths Of Our Hearts, has really freaked out some people on the left, including the papalotrous. US Pre-Order Soon HERE for 12 March 2020 release! – FRENCH HERE On my flight home the other day, I wrote: I … Read More

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