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Monthly Archives: April 2020
Here is some essential reading about the Traditional Mass. The Traditional Mass: History, Form, and Theology of the Classical Roman Rite by Michael Fiedrowicz. US HERE – UK HERE Nothing Superfluous: An Explanation of the Symbolism of the Rite of St. Gregory the Great by Fr. … Read More
Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass is in honor of St. Catholic of Siena, Virgin. Prayers added … Read More
Far and wide, only small numbers of people are allowed in our churches (whether that’s needful or not). That means that there are a lot of altar boys out there who haven’t been able to serve for some time. How … Read More
Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass is in honor of St. Peter Chanel, Martyr. Prayers added for … Read More
I should be in Rome right now. That was the plan. Since I’m not in Italy, I have brought some Italy to me, via the kitchen. I have made some risotto with taleggio cheese and pear. Here is the mise … Read More
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Today is the Dies Natalis of St. Gianna Beretta Molla (+28 April 1962 at 39 years of age). That is to say that St. Gianna died and was born into heaven today (thus, “birthday… dies natalis”). I have posted this before, … Read More
Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass formulary used is under Commune non Virginum: II: prp nec virgine … Read More
There is another book I have been pecking away at for some time now. I don’t know why I haven’t dispatched it yes, since it is utterly charming, beautiful penned, and fascinating in its details. I mean, of course: A … Read More
The increasingly valuable Angelico Press has put out a new book: The Traditional Mass: History, Form, and Theology of the Classical Roman Rite by Michael Fiedrowicz. US HERE – UK HERE It was originally in German, published in 2011. From … Read More
How I wish that you all understood Italian. I heard a recording posted La Nuova Bussola of comments by an exorcist of the Archdiocese of Milan, don Ambrogio Villa, in which he speaks about the Mass. During an exorcism a demon … Read More
ACTION ITEM! BISHOPS! Exorcise your dioceses BEFORE the 1 May consecration of these USA and Canada to the Mother of God
Archbp. Gomez, President of the USCCB, has called on US bishops, in conjunction with the bishops of Canada, to renew the consecration of both nations to Mary. This will be broadcast live on EWTN. 1500h, on Friday 1 May. It … Read More
I had a note from one of the organizers of the great Pentecost Chartres Pilgrimage. I am not sure what’s going to be the situation re: pandemic in a couple weeks, but I want to make known some information about … Read More
Marco Tosatti and korazym.org have AT LONG LAST told the story of Eugenio Hasler. I’ve known Eugenio for many years. It’s about time that his story be told. And, as Marco notes, Eugenio was reluctant. And he truly is a … Read More
Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass formulary for 27 April: St Peter Canisius, Confessor and Doctor. NB: … Read More
Someone asked me what I was reading these days. Frankly, I am not into all that much at the moment, since I am catching up on some things. However, I have recently received some books that I intend to get … Read More
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Easter Sunday Obligation? WHOOPS! You probably are in a place where you don’t have an obligation, either because the bishop dispensed it or there are … Read More
This is rather cool, from NPR: Long-Lost U.S. Military Satellite Found By Amateur Radio Operator There are more than 2,000 active satellites orbiting Earth. At the end of their useful lives, many will simply burn up as they reenter the … Read More
Wherein Fr. Z muses about the “survey” sent to bishops about Summorum Pontificum. Rant and suggestions. UPDATED
UPDATED BELOW A few days ago news came out [at Rorate first, publicly] that the CDF has sent or will send to the bishops of the world questionnaires about the implementation of Summorum Pontificum. The questionnaire is sort of a … Read More