Monthly Archives: July 2020

ACTION ITEM! A priest’s request for prayers – IMPORTANT UPDATE!

UPDATE 31 July 2020: GREAT news.   I have in the past written about the Seven Sisters Apostolate.  This is one of the best initiatives I know.  I am grateful to them. I was contacted by some women who want to … Read More

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A cause of today’s ecclesial schizophrenia: priests don’t know Latin

This is for priests and bishops in the Latin Church who don’t know Latin. Fathers, most of you who are not quite senior now did not get Latin in your education years. You were cheated. If you entered formation after the … Read More

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31 July – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Ignatius Loyola – 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: St Ignatius Loyola Prayers Added: For Humility After Mass: Prayer in time of Pandemic Will you please tell others about … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen and NEW BOOK: Patum Piperium and Christ The Liturgy

A little while ago, a reader in Blighty sent me some Patum Piperium, having described his use of it as a fine smear over well-toasted bread. “Patum Piperium!”, I piped up. “That’s interesting!” He sent me some.  It is very … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Prayers for Msgr. Charles Pope, tested positive for COVID

The website of St. Cyprian parish in Washington DC reported a couple days back that my friend Msgr. Charles Pope has tested positive for the Coronavirus, COVID. They and all the rectory inhabitants will have to quarantine themselves for a … Read More

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Fr. Z Swag In The Wild

Someone spotted Z-Swag “in the wild” and sent me a screenshot.  This is from a video, HERE.  An interview by Taylor Marshall with a young fellow, Cameron O’Hearn.  Apparently he is making a documentary – news to me! – about … Read More

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR A DYING PRIEST: Fr. Charles Briggs

My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan has, at his excellent blog The Hermeneutic of Continuity, a sad piece of news about a mutual friend, and a fine priest, Fr. Charles Briggs, P.P. of Chistlehurst.  Fr. Briggs is the last days of … Read More

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LAUNCH! PERSEVERANCE has MOXIE

This morning I arose to view the launch of the Mars rover Perseverance.  It’s on its way to Jezero Crater. An Atlas V took the rover up. As I write, we are waiting for the Centaur rocket to burn. The … Read More

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Rep. Jim Jordan in House hearing: “Big Tech’s out to get conservatives” – VIDEO

This is a big deal. Picked up from RealClearPolitics. Rep. Jim Jordan accused technology and social media companies of attempting to influence voters in the upcoming election on Wednesday at a hearing on antitrust issues with the heads of Amazon, … Read More

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29 July – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Martha – 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: St Martha Prayers Added: For priestly vocations After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Will you please tell others about … Read More

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The Traditional Latin Mass is going to be a key to any positive future for Catholicism in these USA.

The plural of anecdote is “data”. COVID-1984 has accelerated a force operating on the Church as inexorably as The Biological Solution works on us all:  a huge demographic sinkhole is opening under the Church.  Shortly, everything is going to look … Read More

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China hacked the Vatican? Of COURSE China hacked the Vatican!

This just in from The Hill. Group says China hackers infiltrated Vatican ahead of expected talks A cybersecurity firm has concluded that Chinese hackers penetrated the Vatican’s computer networks in recent months during the lead-up to negotiations between the Catholic … Read More

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28 July – Traditional Latin Mass – Sts. Nazarius, Celsus, Victor & Innocent – 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: Sts. Nazarius, Celsus, Victor & Innocent. Prayers Added: For dear friends After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Will you … Read More

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What’s up at Fishwrap these days?

Sometimes I forget for days at a time that the stinky Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) even exists. Happy days, those.  Then something comes into view, like road-kill, and I go to look at it. This week we learn that … … Read More

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ASK FATHER: If Mass is being streamed to a hall for overflow attendance, are those people at Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m an usher at my parish. Because of the scamdemic, the bishop wants spacing enforced. For Sunday Mass, I’m being asked to sit “overflow” in the parish hall, though in reality, there is plenty of space. … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Purify a ciborium using a cloth purificator?

From a Jesuit priest… QUAERITUR: I have a question regarding purification: In the Vetus Ordo, it is customary to purify the paten with the thumb and index finger. What is the correct way to purify a ciborium? In the Novus … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 8th after Pentecost (NO: 17th 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 … Read More

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Sunday: Morse and an amazing mini-speaker

We are still in a period of relative “lockdown”.  This could be a good time for some of you to get your Amateur Radio license.  A while back I mentioned that a couple of obtained their Technician license and had received … Read More

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26 July – Traditional Latin Mass – 8th Sunday after Pentecost – 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: 8th Sunday after Pentecost Prayers Added: St. Anne, Mother of the B.V.M. After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Will … Read More

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WDTPRS – 8th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR): Be all that you can be!

Today’s Collect – for Mass and the Office on this 8th Sunday after Pentecost – is found in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to … Read More

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