Monthly Archives: April 2020

Wherein Fr. Z made a rubrical mistake. Mea minima culpa.

Today I said Mass on a live stream for St. Mark.  I stuck to St. Mark rather than the Rogation Mass, because, well, I’m alone, and a procession of one guy alone, is just a guy going for a walk. … Read More

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25 April – St. Mark and the Major Rogation Day – Wherein Fr. Z rants

Years ago I was outside the Paul VI audience hall waiting for my bishop.  There were there various drivers, priests waiting for their bishops, newsies, etc.  An old Italian bishop, tired of the yakking inside the meeting of their conference, … Read More

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25 April – HOLY MASS (TLM) – St Mark – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With “rogation” prayers

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 25 April: St Mark, Evangelist.  There is a commemoration … Read More

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UPDATE to #TalkLikeShakespeareDay: NEW PLAY! “Two Gentlemen of Corona”

Shakespeare’s birthday, and therefore Talk Like Shakespeare Day, arrived full of expectation on 22 April.  I posted HERE. I was working, feverishly, on deciphering the manuscript I mentioned of a hitherto unknown offering by the Bard.  I missed the target … Read More

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24 April – HOLY MASS (TLM) – St Fidelis – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With prayers “For the sick”

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 24 April: St Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Martyr (“Protexisti me”) … Read More

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23 April: Talk Like Shakespeare Day – a review and a foretelling

As it is the twenty-third of the what the other Poet dubbed “the cruelest month”, this day henceforth shall ever be renowned as Talke Lyke Shakespeare Daye. I’ve been digging around in archives and I have uncovered yet another rare … Read More

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23 April – HOLY MASS (TLM) – St George – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With prayers “In time of plague”

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 23 April: St George, Martyr (“Protexisti me”) DivinumOfficium.org gave … Read More

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For bishops who shop in time of Coronavirus

More lighter fare… Biretta tip to MB.  o{]:¬)

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ASK FATHER: What should I do if I hear a priest break the Seal of Confession?

From a reader in the combox under another post.  HERE QUAERITUR: What is the proper procedure for a person to whom the Seal is broken? For example, folks who happen to hear those two Libville homilies? The “Libville homilies” were … Read More

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Lighter fare

Th thirst for sports sports and more sports continues. It’s hard to figure out how to introduce this, so I’ll just post it for a bit of levity as the day begins. Marv Albert, Charles Barkley and @SHAQ Do Play-By-Play … Read More

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22 April – HOLY MASS (TLM) – Sts. Soter and Caius – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With prayers “For the sick”

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 22 April: Sts. Soter and Caius, Popes, Martyrs (“Si … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Penalties for Violation of the Seal. Wherein Fr. Z and a fictional SSPX priest explain the situation.

In the combox I was asked… QUAERITUR: Doesnt revealing the content and identity of a penitent incur grave penalties? I respond thusly. First, for a person – and priests are people, too – to incur a censure, he has to … Read More

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21 April – HOLY MASS (TLM) – St. Anselm – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With prayers “For the sick”

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: St. Anselm, Bp., Conf., Doctor I will add prayers “Pro … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z responds to a lie

I’ve sat on this for two days now.  I shared the draft with trusted experts for review. I was told that, at PrayTell – a disaster of a blog which most of you should simply ignore – there was a … Read More

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20 April – REQUIEM MASS “Pro defunctis sacerdotibus” – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With prayer “in time of pandemic”

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: REQUIEM “Pro defunctis sacerdotibus” After, I will recite a prayer … Read More

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More about the SSPX and the heart

I wrote about the SSPX the other day because some internet tweets were drawing out the worst in people. Opening up Twit-deck today reveals that the worst is still going on. The canonical status of the SSPX and the various … Read More

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Your “Low” Sunday 2020 Sermon Notes – VIDEO

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday, either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. For my part…

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ASK FATHER: What to do if marriages are not allowed until the pandemic passes?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering if, given the circumstances and churches not allowing\ marriages to take place, if the Church permits a civil legal marriage to afford the couple the legal rights of a married couple and hold … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Cohabiting couple who own a house. (MUST READ HILARITY!)

I don’t like hypothetical questions.  “What if’s…?” can go on forever. However, this one was interesting.  So I reached out to my friend Fr. Ferguson, knowing in my bones that what I would get back would be a doozy. It’s … Read More

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Another point about the SSPX. They are not a small, fringe group.

In the wake of my post about the SSPX yesterday, it has come up in email and comments that the SSPX is a small group.  Libs really like to fling this around.  “This is a small fringe group.  They shouldn’t … Read More

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