Monthly Archives: November 2020

Daily Rome Shot 02

Photo by Bree Dail.

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It’s “Stir Up Sunday” and Advent is coming! GET READY!

Advent is upon us soon. The Last Sunday of the Year is 26 November. That is “Stir Up Sunday“. The “stir up” comes from the first words of the traditional Collect at Mass of the Last Sunday of the Year. … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z offers a plea to priests and bishops. Lay people are not forgotten.

I offer a plea to priests and bishops. For the sake of the common good and for the love of truth… PRAY for protection from the Enemy of the Soul for all those who are involved in the counting of … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – 96. “Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness…”

#ASonnetADay – 96. “Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonness…” pic.twitter.com/lEwc5yWgCQ — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) November 21, 2020

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Daily Rome Shot

And now a brief glimpse of Rome, sent by a good friend of mine who recently moved there for work. Photo by Bree Dail. I hope to post a daily glimpse.

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Reacting to article titles

At Crisis there are three article titles that caught my eye and garnered an instant reaction before I read them. Don’t get into the bad habit (that some of you readers here do have) of reacting to titles without reading the posts.  So, … Read More

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@JamesMartinSJ attacks Justice Barrett, Laura Ingraham replies, @FatherZ adds more.

And there’s this. The Supreme Court of the United States – presently with all the seats filled (thanks to Pres. Trump and the GOP lead Senate) – has allowed the execution of a convicted rapist murderer. The sentence was carried … Read More

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St. Robert Bellarmine on priests (Jesuits) who don’t learn to celebrate Mass and don’t follow the rubrics

From  a reader comes this apposite passage. Long-time reader here. Your recent posts (“rants”) about priests learning Latin and their Rite recalled to mind a passage I believe you will heartily enjoy from an excellent older biography of St. Robert … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – 95. “How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame…”

#ASonnetADay – 95. “How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame…” pic.twitter.com/iXDVqL2Otp — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) November 20, 2020

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What the TMSM is up to. Si vis pacem, para bellum.

The Wuhan Devil is intimidating people into suppressing sacred liturgical worship, which is the very life of the Church and of the world.  The Eucharist, both Its self and Its celebration, which is Holy Mass and Benediction and Processions, is … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Marriage rite in the traditional form but Novus Ordo Nuptial Mass? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a  reader… QUAERITUR: I have a friend who is seeking to get married. Due to various factors, the priest doing the marriage doesn’t know enough Latin to do the EF Mass, but could do the EF marriage rite. That … Read More

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Good grief

In a moment of madness I tuned in for a few minutes to Fox (which I haven’t looked at since the election with the exception of Tucker… on YouTube).  As I tuned in, I took interest because I live in … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – 94. “They that have power to hurt and will do none…”

#ASonnetADay – 94. “They that have power to hurt and will do none…” pic.twitter.com/VwY2NpMSME — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) November 19, 2020 If you are wondering, that target was at 30′, Glock 19.

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: fun new, old book and fun new, old post.

The other day a friend of mine was driving through town on his way to his ancestral place and he dropped by for some supper. Astute and considerate, he had spotted in a used bookstore a slim volume he thought … Read More

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Just Too Cool: The Navy’s Forest

Did you know that the US Navy has its own forest in Indiana? Here is a spiffing piece (originally at Military.com) I found at Task & Purpose. Why the Navy manages its own private white oak forest Maintaining a forest for … Read More

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Censorship of interview with Archbp. Viganò?

This is interesting, especially in light of the Senate Committee questioning of our Big Tech Overlords. Archbp. Viganò did a phone interview with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo the other day. Ed Pentin tried to post links to the video which was … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – 93. “So shall I live, supposing thou art true…”

#ASonnetADay – 93. “So shall I live, supposing thou art true…” pic.twitter.com/efx841bUAJ — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) November 18, 2020

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ASK FATHER: Unborn child not doing so well. Should the mother receive Sacrament of Anointing?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife is pregnant and the baby is not doing so well (has a cystic hygroma and some heart issues – if you can pray for her, her name is Angela Fatima)…my question is a priest … Read More

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ASK FATHER: If traditional Catholics and converts will eventually merge, where does that leave people who want the Novus Ordo?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m in formation for ordination to the NO diaconate in three years, Lord willing. I’ve been to one TLM mass in Florida years ago. My question concerns us faithful NO Catholics. When you say that the … Read More

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New title for your LATIN studies coming from Fr. Reginald Foster

I am sure that many of you have heard about the famous American Carmelite Latinist Fr. Reginald Foster. Some time ago a massive project was undertaken to publish books encompassing his method of instruction and his approach to Latin.   The … Read More

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