Monthly Archives: January 2021

Navy Chaplain posthumously received the Navy Cross

Here is something that I had readied for posting and then, given recent events, the draft scrolled away from my view. Take a moment to check out this piece at the Navy Times about the posthumous awarding of the Navy Cross … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Communion in the hand at the Traditional Latin Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, is allowing Communion in the Hand at the TLM/EF Mass something that is at the discretion of the local ordinary? I don’t know if some of our parish’s “extra” priests are confused, but even though … Read More

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With a tip of the biretta to the great Fr. Hunwicke

With a tip of the biretta to the great Fr. Hunwicke.  o{]:¬) On his indispensable blog, Fr H left me consoled even in the midst of multiple challenges, yea, even some tragedies: children spiritual and physical are being destroyed by the … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: Good article at Crisis. Then Fr. Z rants.

There is a good article at Crisis today, which all of you should both send by email and print out and hand to or send by mail to both your local priests and your bishops. This is time sensitive. As … Read More

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WDTPRS: 3rd Ordinary Sunday – Which is it? “unity and peace” or “abound with good works”?

The Novus Ordo calendar has people in “Ordered” (better than “Ordinary”) Time. The Collect, or first major oration, for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form” Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, dirige actus nostros in beneplacito tuo, ut in … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany (NO – 3rd Ordinary) 2021

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday (obligation or none), either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. Too many people today are without good, strong … Read More

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“Here is a link to a Newsreel from 1949 that seems as if it is from another planet.”

A friend sent this, with the comment, “Here is a link to a Newsreel from 1949 that seems as if it is from another planet.”   A world that’s gone? I wonder… what sort of, what magnitude of cataclysm would … Read More

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The pub that survived the Great Plague is shut down by Covid-1984

Okay… this is getting seriously ridiculous now. It’s time to put a stop to the Wuhan Devil. From the Daily Telegraph I learned that the Lamb and Flag in Oxford is to close. That’s just plain WRONG!

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Of Benedictines, Books and Beer

Today I read the newsletter from the wonderful Benedictine monks at Norcia, in Italy.  These are traditional Benedictines, a high American component, who make wonderful beer, Birra Nursia, in the place where St. Benedict was born.   You will recall that … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Coming late to Mass and reception of Holy Communion

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: If one is late for Mass because of an unexpected occurrence (line for confession was longer than expected, traffic, etc.), is he permitted to receive Communion? Is there a point in the Mass at which a … Read More

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The Popes’ guts, martyrdom and YOU

Today is the Feast of Sts. Vincent and Anastasius. Their church Rome is of interest.  It faces the famous Trevi fountain.  It is the place where the entrails of lots of Popes were kept.  You read that right.   Back in … Read More

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From a reader – “Idea: Spiritual battle/Catholic Church fullness of faith.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…. Idea: Spiritual battle/Catholic Church fullness of faith. Sure the Rosary but at the same time Holy Bishops and priestly exorcists casting out the Devil from our land, the Church. My priest asked an expert and he said … Read More

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OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter

A friend reminded me today – this dark dark day – that it is the “Eve of St. Agnes Day”.  I am quite devoted to St. Agnes, and I have 1st class relic of her. My friend reminded me today … Read More

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20 Jan: St. Sebastian, invoked against the pandemic

Today, 20 January, is the feast of early martyrs, St. Fabian, who became Pope and St. Sebastian, a soldier who had risen through the ranks at the time of Diocletian.  When the Emperor learned that Sebastian was a Christian, the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Prayers “for the Pope”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Prayers are said for the Pope every Mass, but I can only find prayers ABOUT the Pope and his role in the collect for the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. Are there any others … Read More

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Photo by Bree Dail.

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