Monthly Archives: February 2020

ASK FATHER: What are the authentic rubrics, postures for lay people at the Traditional Latin Mass. Are we doing it wrong?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I had a conversation with someone who said that we were all kneeling and standing at the wrong time in the traditional Latin Mass that we have.  Instead, we are supposed to be doing what … Read More

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All those synodizers, those dreamers of process, get a key thing wrong

The left has a problem in view of the Amazon Synod (“walking together”) and Francis’ document Querida. The Synod was stacked so as to make certain recommendations. They made those recommendations. Francis tells everyone to read them, and he himself ignores … Read More

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Card. Zen, Cops, and a Cappa Magna

As you know, the great Card. Zen is in NYC now for a great meeting and Mass.  We will hear all about it.  How I wish I could have been there. That said, I just received a great photo from … Read More

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WDTPRS – Sexagesima Sunday: Some make it but many do not.

In the traditional Roman calendar, last week was the first of the pre-Lenten Sundays, Septuagesima or “Seventieth” before Easter. This Sunday is called Sexagesima, “Sixtieth”.  This number is more symbolic than arithmetical. For a fuller explanation, HERE. Pre-Lent Sundays have … Read More

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After Querida Amazonia, Francis isn’t flavor of the month with seriously disappointed libs

Here’s an interesting tidbit. CNS reports that, during an ad limina meeting with US bishops, Francis expressed displeasure with the libs who accused him of not being brave enough to obey the Holy Spirit and approve of married priests and deaconettes. … Read More

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “kissing the porch”

For this Ordinary Form calendar Sunday, we have reached the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time. In the Extraordinary Form this Sunday is the sober but helpful, purple-draped pre-Lenten Sexagesima Sunday.  The calendar is helping those who follow the TLM to … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z responds cordially to The Remnant’s polite response – #UniteTheClans

I opened my snail-mailbox and found my copy of The Remnant, freshly arrived. In this offering (31 January 2020… late?) you find their coverage of the event in Munich, the Acies Ordinata, in protest against Card. Marx and the antics of the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Adoption and “rescue” of frozen IVF embryos in cryogenic oppression through surrogate motherhood

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We recently had a Mormon physician die who became unhealthily fascinated with procreation. He began an IVF “service”. With his passing, there are untold numbers of cryogenically frozen human embryos. If Catholics, who had nothing to … Read More

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VIDEO – On EWTN – Fr. Murray and Dr. Royal about Exhortation, devastating interview with Card. Zen about China

Tonight on Arroyo’s show, my good friends Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal talk about a range of issues involving the new Apostolic Exhortation. In the second half of the show, former Bishop of Hong Kong Joseph Card. Zen gave a … Read More

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A priest is diagnosed with a brain tumor. See how he reacted.

Fr John Hollowell has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Here is his response to the news. Fr. Z super kudos to Fr. Hollowell.

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ASK FATHER: Two Catholics getting married in the Orthodox Church

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have friend who is getting married in the Orthodox church. This friend and his wife to be were both Catholics, but recently left the Church for the Orthodox church. Is this marriage valid? Should I … Read More

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One year ago…. Opportunity was declared dead.

It was one year ago that the Mars rovers Opportunity was declared dead.  HERE A sad day. But we now have a SPACE FORCE! A different sort of opportunity was declared dead just the other day at the release of … Read More

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New book by Francis strongly endorses priestly celibacy. Will Beans, Austen and crowd apologize to Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI?

Speaking of papal books, Francis has a new book now, released on 11 February. It was a cooperative venture with a priest, Fr. Luigi Epicoco.  San Giovanni Paolo Magno.  Or St. John Paul, The Great. As reported by CNA, In … Read More

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Something to warm up the heart a little

I had to share this for your Just Too Cool file. At Task & Purpose… STOCKTON, Calif. (Reuters) – William White, a 104-year-old U.S. Marine veteran who earned a Purple Heart in World War Two, is celebrating Valentine’s Day this … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! The “Birettas for Seminarians Project” needs URGENT ATTENTION!

Pope Francis wanted some “lío”.  “¡Hagan lío!”, right?  I’ve got some “lío” right here. Some time ago I started the BIRETTAS FOR SEMINARIANS PROJECT. Seminarians contact the great John Hastreiter at Leaflet Missal Co. with their hat size. YOU readers … Read More

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Thoughts about the Amazon Synod (“walking together”) document. Wherein Fr. Z opines also on something sad about #Bookgate

The Exhortation following the ghastly Amazon Synod (“walking together with a demonic idol”) is now out. No married priests and no deaconettes. More on the Exhortation below. First, however, something which you should know about. Sandro Magister doesn’t often put … Read More

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11 February 2013 – Benedict XVI announced abdication

In 2013, on this day 11 February, Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, Benedict XVI announced that he would abdicate. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about his resignation. There were several strange events that preceded his announcement. … Read More

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered here or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests … Read More

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Getting things straight about the book by Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI

At Church Militant there is a piece which accuracy sums up the controversy surrounding Card. Sarah’s recently published book, together with Benedict XVI.  The Depths Of Our Hearts. The book is out in French and Italian.  The English, inexplicably, languishes in … Read More

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Priestly, not prissily.

In another post, I directed you to Michael Matt’s video.  In that video he touches on several points.  In my other post I underscored one theme.  Here, I’ll underscore what he says, pretty disparagingly, about priests who talk in a … Read More

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