Monthly Archives: June 2020

Fishwrap’s case of the vapors over a annual, rural gun show hosted in an unused Catholic school

I very much enjoyed reading a piece at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) about some local news, here in the Diocese of Madison. A Catholic parish in the small Wisconsin town of Muscoda has for years allowed an annual… … Read More

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NEW ADDITIONS TO THE FAMILY! Three more relics have arrived. Fr. Z tells a story.

I am delighted to report the arrival of three additional relics for my altar of “Two Trinities” chapel. I am deeply devoted to two great Roman saints, who have been my friends and patrons for many years. Firstly, St. Agnes … Read More

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Searching for a specific reader who sent something from my wishlist

Out there some where I believe there to be a kind person who recently wanted to send me something from my wishlist: 12 linen purificators for use during Mass. If possible, could you check up on that order? A couple … Read More

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SCOTUS decision on Louisiana abortion clinic law.

Bp. Donald Hying has been in his See of Madison for just a few days over a year. He has not be either idle or shy. See his public reaction to the latest terrible decision of the Supreme Court of … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon notes – 4th Sunday after Pentecost (13th Ordinary) 2020

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. Also, are you churches opening up?  What was attendance like? For my part…

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio: Fun with Morse

I’ve been slowly but surely working on learning Morse Code.  It’s a bit of a slog.  And when I listen to CW pileups, it’s pretty intimidating.   But… FORWARD! Speaking of Morse Code, I received this via email. Meanwhile, I’ve been monitoring … Read More

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Concerning statues

Funny.  I picked this up at Parler, to which I am giving more attention, while giving less to Twitter.   This was from the estimable Chad Pecknold. If you are tired of hearing that statues are being torn down, you might … Read More

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First Blessings by new priests. Indulgenced? NO! Interesting Latin texts. And Fr. Z rants.

There have been quite a few ordinations in the last month or so.  I am always glad to see the pictures or good video.  However, year in and year out, I note with a measure of concern among the newly … Read More

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COVID-1984 UPDATE: Doctors say Communion on the tongue while kneeling is safer than Communion on the hand

First, retired Polish Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga, said that bishops who force people to receive Communion on the hand are going to “end up in Hell”. HERE For a person to wind up in Hell he has to have committed … Read More

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BOOK: The Next Pope: The Leading Cardinal Candidates by Edward Pentin

I’m having a look right now at two books which speculate about the next Pope.  One is by George Weigel.  HERE  I’ll get to him. First, there is an offering by the best working vaticanista today, Edward Pentin. This is … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can a Roman Catholic in good conscience date a Sedevacantist?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I have been on Catholic Match and found a lady whose family considers themselves independent Catholics. They attend Mass at the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI) or SSPV. Can a Roman Catholic in good conscience date … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What to do with old occult objects after repentance and confession?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In my past life, I dealt with occult things, specifically sigils. I have since reverted and been absolved of all related sins, but yesterday came across an old journal with some sigils in it from that … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Books on the history of the traditional Roman Rite

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am looking for a book which might be a sort of Cliffs Note version of Jungmann’s two-volume History of the Roman Rite. Would you know of and be able to recommend any such book? Hmmm… … Read More

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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. Let’s remember all who … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Ocular Communion

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I came across an article that said in the Middle Ages there was a practice called Ocular Communion. Is this correct and if so what was meant by it? “Ocular” has to do with the eyes … Read More

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Will Black Lives Matter now turn on Big Business Abortion?

The Black Lives Matter movement, or whatever it is, is riddled with incoherence and inconsistencies. However, someone involved with BLM has turn a little attention towards Big Business Abortion, namely, Planned Parenthood. I mentioned Planned Parenthood the other day in … Read More

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Three Francis appointed Cardinals offer their hats and rings to women. Fr. Z responds.

Yesterday I received a copy of George Weigel’s new book The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission US HERE – UK HERE The College of Cardinals, as the official titular clergy of Rome, has the … Read More

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OLDIE PODCAzT 36: St. Augustine on John the Baptist; The Vespers hymn “Ut queant laxis”

New word for the day: hexachord I think my production skills have improved a bit since then!   OLDIE TEXT Originally: 24 June 2007 Our PODCAzT for this Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist presents a selection from … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Of Roman snails and of medieval cherries

I found at the blog of the British Library a fascinating story about a recipe for cherries in the Medieval period in England. There is a recipe for chyryse in a manuscript of Forme of Cury, a recipe book of Richard … Read More

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St. John’s Birthday Feast, Midsummer Snails, and You. “Perdonamose!”

Your planet once again is whirling its way towards your solstices, Summer in the North and Winter in the South.  Since the emphasis in Western Civilization has been northern, I’ll stick with that. In the Northern Hemisphere the June solstice … Read More

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