Monthly Archives: March 2020

Fomites of Viruses, Fomites of Sins, and YOU

Today on a TV news channel I heard a doctor talking about the ways that virus can spread.  He used a term “fomites” (pronounced “foe-mights”).  I immediately knew what it was about, but I looked it up: “any inanimate object … Continue reading

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31 March – Holy Mass (TLM) Tuesday in Passion Week – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

Today I am again going to attempt to LIVE stream Mass at NOON (Central Daylight Time = GMT/UTC -5  This weekend Europe went on daylight savings. So Rome is -7 again.) Holy Mass (TLM) will be the formulary for Tuesday … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 35 – Tuesday in the 5th Week of Lent – Passiontide: Don’t step ahead of Providence!

Today is Tuesday in the 5th Week of Lent – Passiontide.  The Roman Station is Santa Maria in Via Lata. I am excited to read today from the new English translation of Fr. Patrick Troadec, SSPX, work Toward Easter.  I … Continue reading

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30 March – Holy Mass (TLM) Monday in Passion Week – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

Today I am again going to attempt to LIVE stream Mass at NOON (Central Daylight Time = GMT/UTC -5  This weekend Europe went on daylight savings. So Rome is -7 again.) Holy Mass (TLM) will be the formulary for Monday … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 34 – Monday in the 5th Week of Lent – Passiontide: “We are perishing!”

Today is Monday in the 5th Week of Lent – Passiontide.  The Roman Station is San Crisogono in Tratevere. What we must do when we realized we have sinned. Subscribe on SOUNDCLOUD. I provide these podcasts especially in gratitude to … Continue reading

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29 March Sunday – VESPERS live-streamed 1500h (GMT -5)

It was a custom for Catholics on Sundays to return to their churches for Vespers.  As a matter of fact, in some traditional hand missals you will find the prayers for Vespers.  Moreover, the Second Vatican Council asked that Sunday … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Pasta e ceci alla Romana

Yesterday The Great Roman™ sent me a photo of a fine bowl of pasta e ceci in the Roman style. This is a good lesson about custody of the eyes.   We tend to want what we see.   I immediately wanted … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 1st Passion Sunday 2020 (TLM)

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation?  WHOOPS!  You probably are in a place where you don’t have an obligation, either because the bishop dispensed it or there … Continue reading

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POLL: Veiling and covering images on 1st Passion Sunday 2020, 5th of Lent

We are really getting into it now. From this Sunday, traditionally called 1st Sunday of the Passion, it is customary to veil images in churches. In the Gospel in traditional Form of the Roman Rite we hear: Tulérunt ergo lápides, … Continue reading

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29 March – LIVE Sunday Mass (TLM) 0730 CDT

I’ll say Mass at 0730 this morning. In Europe you switched to daylight savings. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPOv8zi09j0w0JlN1OTXXOQ That’s the parish channel rather than my personal channel.

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LENTCAzT 2020: 33 – 5th Sunday of Lent – 1st Passion Sunday: Time to die

Today is 1st Passion Sunday, the 5th Sunday of Lent.  The Roman Station is St. Peter’s Basilica on the Vatican Hill. This podcast intends to help you get ready to die… liturgically. Subscribe on SOUNDCLOUD. I provide these podcasts especially … Continue reading

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@MadisonDiocese : Bp. Hying’s Decree altering conditions for gaining Plenary Indulgences

This could be a model for other dioceses. Below is a decree from Most Reverend Donald J. Hying, of the Diocese of Madison, by which he grants that people within the Diocese of Madison can gain plenary indulgences without confession … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blessing sacramentals over a live stream on the internet

From a reader… QUAERITUR: During this time of plague, may priests live-stream the blessing of sacramentals? A priest has asked parishioners who want to have these objects blessed to prepare water, salt, etc., view the blessing ritual online, and presumably … Continue reading

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28 March – Holy Mass (TLM) Saturday 4th Week of Lent – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

Today I am again going to attempt to LIVE stream Mass at NOON (Central Daylight Time = GMT/UTC -5). Holy Mass (TLM) Saturday 4th Week of Lent with a commemoration of St. John of Capistrano. HERE I have permission from … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 31 – Saturday in the 4th Week of Lent: Reward for an act of charity.

It’s Saturday in the 4th Week of Lent. The Roman Station is San Nicola in carcere. I have a personal connection to this church from my time in seminary onward. Alban Goodier helps us to see what a seemingly small … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Best practices for following a Mass which is live-streamed on the internet or broadcast on TV

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What are your thoughts about what to do during streamed Masses? I tend to think that in this time where it is impossible to attend Mass, it is at least beneficial to be united with one … Continue reading

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Wherein a seriously annoyed Fr. Z rants – UPDATED

UPDATE Concerning something I ranted about below, I read this at CNA: Updated: Springfield, Mass. diocese rescinds policy permitting nurses to anoint Thanks be to God. One hour after the publication of the story below, the Diocese of Springfield informed … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! BISHOPS and PRIESTS – Exorcise and bless!

Luke 4:40-41: When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them. And demons also came out … Continue reading

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Startling visuals from special “Urbi et Orbi” ceremony in Rome against the pandemic

Today Francis has an extraordinary “Urbi et Orbi” ceremony, with prayers in this time of pandemic.  They brought the famous Crucifix from San Marcello.  It had been carried in 1522 in procession through Rome against the plague for several days.  … Continue reading

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27 March – Votive Mass “for the sick” – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

Today I am again going to attempt to LIVE stream Mass at NOON (Central Daylight Time = GMT/UTC -5).  This will be Votive Mass (TLM) “Pro Infirmis… For The Sick”. HERE I have permission from the bishop to use this … Continue reading

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