Monthly Archives: May 2020

Your Sunday Pentecost 2020 Sermon Notes – VIDEO

The Feast of Pentecost, 50 days after Easter has finally arrived. Did you attend or watch Mass for Pentecost? Was there a good point in the sermon? For my part…

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The priest’s traditional Vesting Prayers – Wherein Fr. Z rants

A while ago I ranted about wanting the “salt” back in the Holy Water. Of course I bless Holy Water every Sunday, and I use exorcised and blessed salt.  What I mean by “salt” in this context, are the other … Continue reading

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#LaunchAmerica SUCCESS!

THAT was cool. This afternoon I set things aside to watch the launch of the first manned space flight from USA soil in almost a decade.  Demo-2 atop the Falcon 9.  Postponed a few days ago because of weather, today … Continue reading

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30 May – St. Joan of Arc, Virgin: Martyrology, Movies, and Marvelous reading

Today we celebrate the feast of the quintessential “¡Hagan lío!” gal. Today, in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum we find interesting saints, including St. Petronilla and St. Ferdinand III, King of Castille.  We also find Otto Neururer, a priest who died … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Vigil of Pentecost (1962MR): Activate your Confirmation!

Can you believe that today is already the Vigil of Pentecost? COLLECT (1962MR): Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut claritatis tuae super nos splendor effulgeat; et lux tuae lucis corda eorum, qui per gratiam tuam renati sunt, Sancti Spiritus illustratione confirmet. This … Continue reading

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30 May – HOLY MASS (TLM) Vigil of Pentecost (St. Joan of Arc) – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Mass for the Vigil of Pentecost.  It is also the Feast of  St. Joan of Arc, a great favorite of … Continue reading

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The ULTIMATE SOLUTION for COMMUNION in time of CORONAVIRUS

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is there an effective way for a priest to distribute communion on the tongue at a Latin Mass while keeping to the requirement to “sanitize his hands between communicants?” What would this look like? I might … Continue reading

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WISCONSIN: Churches specifically targeted with restrictions as other buildings open. ACTION ITEM!

This. Where I am, after the county said that churches could open up to 25% capacity, like many businesses such as gyms and movie theaters, they then reversed their rule and will now force churches to have only 50 people, … Continue reading

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29 May – HOLY MASS (TLM) St. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Mass forSt. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi, Virgin. I will add prayers “Tempore mortalitatis“. Will you please tell others about this … Continue reading

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A little perspective, please? “Imagine you were born in 1900….”

I was sent this. It helps to put what we are going through in perspective. At Fakebook a post by one Karl B. Andersen: It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what … Continue reading

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A priest learns the Traditional Latin Mass during COVID-1984

In contrast to the pure stupid coming up in COVID-1984 time, there are bright spots. I was directed to a blog post by a priest, Fr. Joseph Faulkner of St. Wenceslaus in (I love this name) Wahoo, Nebraska.  I have … Continue reading

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New layers of stupid emerge during COVID-1984: violation of anonymity of penitents seeking Confession

COVID-1984 Melodrammavirus is bringing out new layers of stupid, hitherto theorized, but not yet experienced. On Fakebook I saw: Really? Now I read this at Stream: I Went to Confession. Was Asked to Give My Name for Contact Tracing. I … Continue reading

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28 May – HOLY MASS (TLM) St. Augustine of Canterbury – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Mass forSt. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop and Confessor. I will add prayers “Ad petendam compunctionem cordis“. Will you please tell … Continue reading

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UPDATE: The movie ‘Apocalypto’ – Now online!

Remember how last year I was looking for a disc of the Mel Gibson movie Apocalypto? Very hard to find. Hollywood and the libs really hate Mel Gibson. It’s brutal.  But it is educational.  Trailer HERE PLEASE – IN THE … Continue reading

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New arrivals and Fr. Z’s Kitchen

A really big knife. It’s intended for pizzas, but I am contemplating other uses. And now, directly outside the window across from my door. I was going to post this the other day.  On Memorial Day I got together with … Continue reading

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