Monthly Archives: March 2020

ASK FATHER: How to contact priests to serve their private Traditional Latin Masses

From a reader… QUAERITUR: With the outbreak of COVID-19 in Seattle and the shift to exclusively private masses, I imagine there are a good number of priests in my city saying the EF who could use servers. What’s the best … 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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25 March: Feast of The Good Thief, St. Dismas… who stole heaven

Today is Lady Day, the Feast of the Annunciation, the instant of the Incarnation. However, 25 March is also the Feast of the Good Thief, St. Dismas! Fulton Sheen famously quipped of this thief-saint that he “stole heaven”.  A good thief … Read More

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25 March – Annunciation – LIVE VIDEO: Mass at 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

UPDATE My bad.  There was one more button to click to make it live. TOMORROW I’ll get it right. I was tempted just to say Mass again… but I really shouldn’t do that without exception need.  My screwing up the … Read More

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CDF DECREE: New PREFACES for the Extraordinary Form (TLM) liturgical calendar

Today the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (which absorbed my old office, the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“) issued a decree making it possible to celebrate saints canonized after 1906 using the traditional Missale Romanum.  HERE In another decree … Read More

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CDF DECREE: New SAINTS for the Extraordinary Form (TLM) liturgical calendar

Huge news for the use of the traditional Missale Romanum, the Extraordinary Form. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith absorbed my old office, the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“.  Thus, the CDF has charge over matters of the Extraordinary … Read More

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A great “wartime” Sunday Mass in my native place. Fr. Z kudos.

Michael Matt of The Remnant posted a super video of a Mass celebrated by my old friend Fr. John Echert, of my native place in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Michael also posted THIS. Well done.

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Of bells and virus bell curves. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

You would be surprised at how long and complex the rite is for the consecration of a bell.  They are “baptized”, as it were, by a bishop.  They are washed with holy water, anointed with the Oil of the Sick … Read More

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ASK FATHER: A priest wants to be able to celebrate Easter in the Extraordinary Form

From a priest… QUAERUNTUR: I am the parish priest at ___.   I’m going to use the suspension of public masses to work on my Latin. [Oorah!] Thank you for encouraging and providing resources for this. Could you please send me … Read More

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Francis: Coronavirus is nature’s “revenge”, “tantrum”, “cry” for help

I am not making this up. This is not The Onion.  Neither is this Eye of the Tiber. From Breitbart: Pope Francis: Coronavirus Pandemic Is Nature ‘Throwing a Tantrum’ ROME — Pope Francis told a Spanish journalist Sunday that nature … Read More

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CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio in Pandemic – ZedNet is ACTIVE!

In this time of being shut in, I’ve been checking on the bands. I’ve had a couple of emails from folks saying that, just before the Coronavirus flare, they obtained their Technician license and had received their call signs.   While … Read More

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Supply chain, Truck Divers and YOU! Something you can do to help. ACTION ITEM!

Practically everything already have or you need is at some point moved by a truck, which means a truck diver. I heard a good idea from a friend. Think about the drivers.  They need to have places to rest, refresh, … Read More

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ITALY: At least 60 Italian priests have died after contracting coronavirus.

From CNA: At least 60 Italian priests have died after contracting coronavirus Rome, Italy, Mar 23, 2020 / 10:07 am (CNA).- In the past week alone, more than 3,000 people have died in Italy after contracting the coronavirus. Among the dead … Read More

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ACTION ITEM – In this time of mostly private Masses, priests should use the Traditional Latin Mass, the Extraordinary Form!

From a priest … QUAERITUR: All priests in many countries are now just doing private masses. How about saying them in ef? Thats my plan. [kudos!] Same time every day in the parish church. Can’t get more obviously private than … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: 1000 subscribers for YouTube live stream – UPDATE

Thinking ahead. To be able to live stream to YouTube with my mobile phone, I need 1000 subscribers. Can you give me a hand? HERE UPDATE 23 March: Thank you, dear readers, for helping with this. I had hoped to … Read More

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POLL: Did you watch a live stream of Mass for Laetare Sunday 2020?

In this time of coronavirus, when people are closed in and Masses have been cancelled, in most places the obligation to hear Mass has been lifted. Otherwise, because of circumstances, you do not have an obligation that you cannot fulfill. … Read More

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LAETARE Sunday 2020 Rose Vestment POLL

Did you see rosacea vestments today (hopefully not baby-rattle pink)? Anyone can vote, but only registered and approved users can add comments. What did you see and how did you see it?

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 4th Sunday of Lent 2020 Laetare – putting you in the chalice

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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Laetare Sunday, Mass, live video 0730 CDT

I’ll be saying Mass, in an empty church, on Sunday morning.  0730 CDT  (GTM -5) It’ll be strange.   But I’ll have you all with me one way or another. HERE  

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Lentils from the Benedictine Monks of Norcia. IMPROVISE – ADAPT – OVERCOME

The other day I received my newsletter from the great, , traditional Benedictine monks in Norcia . The beer monks. You might consider subscribing to their beer club!  Sign up and receive their terrific beer every month.  This is very … Read More

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