Monthly Archives: October 2020

LIVE VIDEO – 1 Nov 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – All Saints

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h).  (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: All Saints Prayers added: For the sick close to death After Mass: Prayer for priests Today’s texts (trilingual!): … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest gives absolution while I am saying Act of Contrition

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In all the time I have gone to confession, I say the Act of Contrition, and then the priest absolves me. However, the priest at my new parish does Absolution at the same time I am … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Form of absolution was just “I absolve you OF your sins” instead of “FROM your sins”.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: if the priest says” of your Sins, instead of “from your Sins” in absolution would the Absolution still be valid and if it is valid could you explain where of and from differ or were they … Continue reading

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#ASonnetADay – 78. “So oft have I invoked thee for my Muse…” HALF WAY POINT!

#ASonnetADay – 78. “So oft have I invoked thee for my Muse…” HALF WAY POINT! pic.twitter.com/E4XTFy6ERV — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 31, 2020

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Food for thought: American Venerables and the election

I am trying to imagine Ven. Fulton Sheen supporting a pro-abortion catholic presidential candidate who is clearly cognitively strained.  I can’t do it.   He might not share POTUS’ style, but Sheen was a patriot and he had the right order of … Continue reading

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To the tune of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” 

The official Parodohymnodist of the blog, Fr. Ferguson, has sent me an offering for the observance of Reformation Day. (Oh, how I wish there were a choir with big pipe organ out there who would record this and send it … Continue reading

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LIVE VIDEO – 31 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – B.V.M. on Saturday – Prayer in time of pandemic

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h).  (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday Prayers added: For family After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Today’s texts … Continue reading

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31 Oct – 1 Nov – USA: CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS – “Fall Back!” – POLL on Daylight Savings Time

Tonight we change our clocks. According to our artificial imposition of clocks on the passage of time we “lose” an hour of sunlight. We really don’t, but that is how it seems because we go by clocks and not by … Continue reading

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#ASonnetADay – 77. “Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear…”

#ASonnetADay – 77. “Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear…” pic.twitter.com/nCLJe9qKGe — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 30, 2020

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LIVE VIDEO – 30 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart & Exorcism

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h).  (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart Prayers added: For family After Mass: Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels … Continue reading

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Bobby Orr … he shoots…. he scores!

Today I spotted a retweet by a friend of mine of the amazing flying Bobby Orr after he scored the Stanley Cup winning goal in 1970. FIFTY YEARS AGO! Of course I retweeted it right away. Orr was my sport … Continue reading

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Prayer Request from Fr. Z – UPDATE!

Over the years I’ve posted some notes about a Navy Chaplain friend of mine, CDR Charles Johnson, how he spiffed up the altar in traditional ways and said the TLM on the “Big trick”, and how his plane crashed at … Continue reading

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#ASonnetADay – 76. “Why is my verse so barren of new pride…”

#ASonnetADay – 76. “Why is my verse so barren of new pride…” pic.twitter.com/lvKx2dkm8F — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 29, 2020

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LIVE VIDEO – 29 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit – Prayer against the Wuhan Devil

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h).  (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit Prayers added: For friends After Mass: Prayer for a miracle against the … Continue reading

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A master class in irony

Here’s the thing about libs. They demand that you deny plain evidence right in front of your eyes. If they say so, up must be down, hot must be cold, in must be out. It’s bizzaro-world. And they know it’s … Continue reading

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A tribute to my mother on my birthday

Today is my birthday.  Yawn.  … But, no, actually. I just got off the phone with my mother.  That got me thinking. Sure, it’s my birthday.  It is also my <em>mother</em>’s birthday, in the sense that she gave birth to … Continue reading

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#ASonnetADay – 75. “So are you to my thoughts as food to life…”

#ASonnetADay – 75. “So are you to my thoughts as food to life…” pic.twitter.com/mSozNAhI3T — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 28, 2020

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BRICK BY BRICK: A young priest writes, “I have never felt more priestly or masculine than when I have offered the Extraordinary Form Mass.”

From a priest… anonymized… BRICK BY BRICK: I just wanted to share some building, inspired partially by your encouragement and partially by my students. We began to offer 2 times a week Low Mass. We have also begun to offer … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS

Today Holy Mass is for benefactors. You are a gift. Here are some links to recent posts. Pray for a MIRACLE against COVID – HERE A SONNET A DAY – HERE Your Urgent Prayer Requests – HERE A Daily Prayer … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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 … Continue reading

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