Monthly Archives: September 2020

#ASonnetADay – 50. “How heavy do I journey on the way…”

#ASonnetADay – 50. “How heavy do I journey on the way…” pic.twitter.com/3Qhv6jsjvT — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 1, 2020

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A way to get at the Most Holy Trinity from C.S. Lewis

May I make a recommendation?   A friend of mine – who happens to be right now mobilizing and quarantined at Ft. Bliss – sent me the recent C.S. Lewis “doodle”.  These are GREAT. Try this… From Mere Christianity – US … Read More

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A Roman Mystery: The Lost Tomb of St. Jerome

NB: TODAY is the 1600th anniversary of the death of St. Jerome!   If there have to be reality TV shows or treasure hunt movies, I propose finding the tomb of St. Jerome (+420) in the Basilica of St. Mary Major … Read More

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WWII Bomb discovered in central Rome

At the site of Wanted In Rome, there is a piece about an unexploded WWII bomb discovered in a well-known street, the Via dei Cappellari, near my old stomping grounds Campo de’ Fiori, in the Regola zone. As a matter … Read More

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Remind me. Whose administration went after the Little Sisters of the Poor?

I watched the first debate last night between Pres. Trump and former-VP Biden. It was not edifying. There was a line, however, that said a lot to me, how on one side, the dem side, they just make things up. … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – 49. “Against that time, if ever that time come…”

#ASonnetADay – 49. "Against that time, if ever that time come…" pic.twitter.com/XFXAUXAuuO — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) September 29, 2020

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REVIEW: Spectacular old NEW books for children’s preparation for Confession and Communion. Beautiful, traditional!

Our forebears loved their Faith.  They lovingly handed it on because of love.. for the Faith and for us. Some of things (including churches) have been abandoned or forgotten, though they still have real value. St. Augustine Academy Press has … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Giving money to Peter’s Pence

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I keep hearing about Peters Pence.  The Vatican is misusing the collection.  Can a Catholic give to Peters Pence in good conscience? Modern Peter’s Pence started in the time of the Papal States.  People were … Read More

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29 Sept: St. Michael, Angels, and chapel veils

In these days of The Present Crisis a few bishops took a step towards sanity and asked their people once again to pray the St. Michael Prayer after Mass. I think we should bring the Leonine Prayers back… all of … Read More

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911 emergency phone system was down in Minnesota. Wherein Fr. Z muses.

911 numbers in Minnesota were unavailable for quite a while. A news outlet posted the 10 digit 24/7 numbers for the counties in Minnesota.  HERE You know, if I were the People’s Army, thinking in terms of unrestricted asymmetrical warfare…. … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – 48. “How careful was I when I took my way…”

#ASonnetADay – 48. “How careful was I when I took my way…” pic.twitter.com/becDIeZmy1 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) September 28, 2020

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LIVE VIDEO – 28 September 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Wenceslaus

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: St. Wenceslaus Prayers Added: For government officials After Mass: In time of pandemic Will you please tell others about these Masses?  … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – 47. “Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took…”

#ASonnetADay – 47. “Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took…” pic.twitter.com/740yD5oLUH — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) September 28, 2020

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 17th after Pentecost (NO: 26th 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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#ASonnetADay – 46. “Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war…”

#ASonnetADay – 46. "Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war…" pic.twitter.com/p8V3nOH6ZQ — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) September 27, 2020

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Part of this evening’s play list

Recent events have left me -today at least – in a pretty good mood. Here is this part of this evening’s play list. Earth, Wind & Fire – September Kool and the Gang – Celebration Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive … Read More

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Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre remains translated and VIDEO of Pontifical Mass

On 24 September 2020 the mortal remains of Arcbp. Marcel Lefebvre were translated from the SSPX seminary at Écône to the church of Cœur Immaculé de Marie. It was the 50th anniversary of the founding of the seminary. There is … Read More

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LIGHTER FARE… unless you are a Dem

In view of Pres. Trump’s announcement of his THIRD nominee for SCOTUS, I received this…

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REVIEW: 2021 TLM Ordo from the FSSP

The FSSP’s publishing arm, Fraternity Publications, has issued their 2021 Ordo for the Traditional Roman Rite. Every sacristy, every priest, needs an Ordo.   Every priest, even those who do not (yet) say the older, traditional Form, needs a traditional calendar … Read More

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HOLY SMOKE!

For this Sunday’s Pastor’s Page, Fr. Rutler offered this: The Magi gave the Holy Child presents of gold and myrrh and the essence of Boswellia serrata, which is the resin known as frankincense. The incense used in church may be pure … Read More

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