Monthly Archives: March 2020

UPDATE: Construction of a new Swiss Guard Helmet

Do you remember the ACTION ITEM to make a fitting helmet for a Swiss Guard which you good people fulfilled?   I have news. First, I was supposed to go to Rome for the swearing in ceremony of the new Guards … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Questions about anointing, Extreme Unction, absolution in time of pandemic

From a priest… QUAERUNTUR: I understand that a priest can anoint with an instrument: if he can’t reach inside the collapsed house, but a little wooden rod could, he may anoint in this way. My question is, can he use … Read More

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A note about sending Mass intentions. DON’T… unless you have made contact beforehand.

Dear readers, I know that it is often very difficult to find parishes or priests for the Mass intentions you desire. Do NOT, NOT, send me Mass intentions or Mass stipends without contacting me in advance and obtaining a response … Read More

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JUST TOO COOL! VIDEO – Flying Rosary! Latin for “Rosary” is “Corona”, by the way.

I was sent this by a priest friend in Rome. You might know that the Latin for a rosary is corona!     Meanwhile…

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ACTION ITEM! You only THINK you are washing your hands correctly. Guess again. VIDEO

This is important.   Have a watch.  You might save a life,… … including your own. Correct technique to wash your hands for proper disinfection. #CoronavirusOutbreakindia #CoronaVirusUpdate #COVID #CoronaVirusUpdate pic.twitter.com/1WeDwlCaF6 — Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) March 19, 2020

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Note from the Apostolic Penitentiary on the Confessions, the Sacrament of Penance in the COVID-19 pandemic

This is from the Penitenzieria Apostolica, the tribunal of the Holy See which is concerned with matters of the internal forum and the granting of indulgences. First, this is a NOTE.  It doesn’t change anything, but it clarifies. It repeats … Read More

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Decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship concerning, dates, rites of Triduum and Easter during COVID-19

The decree is self interpreting. HERE

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ASK FATHER: “Are Satan and his demons ramping up any new strategies of attack?” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: With so many sudden changes to our daily lives (how, where, and with whom we spend our time), do you think Satan and his demons will be ramping up any new strategies of attack and temptation … Read More

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DESPICABLE: priests, lib website attack Spiritual Communion, private Masses, adoration, processions, video during #Coronavirus #SocialDistancing

This ridiculous garbage is just what you would expect from Germany and from the ultra-liberal, modernist, Pray Tell. This, in the time of Coronavirus Private Mass Does Not Fit with a Contemporary Understanding of Eucharist By Albert Gerhards, Benedikt Kranemann, Stephan … Read More

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Tinkering with hymns = avoidable disaster

My old pastor used to lament both the deeply awful translations of Scripture used at Mass and changes to standard, traditional hymns. As Christmas rolled around each year he would line both up and say, “Imagine singing, ‘Away In A … Read More

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19 March 2020: Feast of St. Joseph – Hope of the sick,  Patron of the dying,  Terror of demons,  Protector of Holy Church! 

Glorious St. Joseph. Hope of the sick, Patron of the dying, Terror of demons, Protector of Holy Church,  Back in 2009 I made a PODCAzT – ELEVEN YEARS AGO?!? – about the hymn sung in the Liturgy of Hours in … Read More

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Doing what bishops ought to do in the time of COVID-19

The Archbishop of Milwaukee got out there and did what bishops ought to do. Anyone can spout like a CDC official. Priests and bishops have a role that cannot be replaced. March 18, 2020 To the Faithful of the Archdiocese … Read More

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ASK FATHER: If a priest keeps hearing confessions, contracts Coronovirus and dies, is he a martyr?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, if a priest catches China Flu while hearing confession and dies of it, is he not a martyr? Why the fuss; mask up, disinfect, wash hands, hear confession. If my priest believes what the Church … Read More

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In time of Coronovirus a priest foolishly suggests confession by phone. FAIL!

UPDATE 28 March 2020: The CDW instructed the USCCB that mobile phones should not be used to amplify vocal exchanges between confessor and penitent, when the penitent is at least a little distant from, but still with, the priest.  CNA … Read More

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Don Camillo’s stands fast as the flood rises.

From the movie made from Giovannino Guareschi’s “Return of Don Camillo“. Don (the title of a diocesan priest in Italy) Camillo is the pastor of a village by a river, which is in flood stage.  The people have fled to … Read More

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Russian Orthodox react to Coronovirus: “the Bloodless Sacrifice can in no way be canceled”

The Russian Orthodox Church is making changes to how their people receive Communion. HERE NB: They are not cancelling their Divine Liturgy. They are not cancelling Communion.  My emphases. Instructions to Rectors and their Parishes, and to Abbots and Abbesses of … Read More

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Something to Cheers you up in the COVID-19 pandemic!

Just watch and laugh. And of course there wasn’t a lab in China… nah… …. !

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MAIL FROM A PRIEST: “We have more time to do PRIESTLY things!” ACTION ITEM!

I want to pass along to my brother priests and bishops this great email.  Dear readers, would you consider printing it out and giving it to your local priests or sending them an email with a link to this post? … Read More

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SPIRITUAL WEAPONRY ALERT! PDF of traditional Prayer In Time of Epidemics – UPDATED

UPDATE: 17 March 2020 The PDF has been updated, improved, and slightly corrected. Feel free to download, print, and give it your your priests. ___ Originally Published on: Mar 16, 2020 I saw that the FSSP put out a PDF with … Read More

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Self-isolating? Relieved from work? LEARN LATIN!

Over at First Things there is a piece by Joseph Epstein about his decision, later in life, to learn Latin.  It’s engaging.   Read it there. However, he mentions some sources for learning Latin, which I will countersign.  For example, when people … Read More

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