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Monthly Archives: October 2020
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!): … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
#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
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 77. “Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear…” pic.twitter.com/nCLJe9qKGe — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 30, 2020
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 76. “Why is my verse so barren of new pride…” pic.twitter.com/lvKx2dkm8F — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 29, 2020
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 75. “So are you to my thoughts as food to life…” pic.twitter.com/mSozNAhI3T — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 28, 2020
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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
Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: Sts. Simon & Jude, Apostles Prayers added: For friends After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic INTENTION: For … Read More
#ASonnetADay – 74. “But be contented when that fell arrest…” pic.twitter.com/2rJgRtSHee — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 27, 2020