Monthly Archives: February 2021

VIDEO PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land: Day 1

Last year when we were teetering on the brink of normal and 1984, I was chaplain for a Traditional Mass pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  We had wonderful participants, whom I think of with fondness to this day.  We visited … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 1st Sunday of Lent 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 preaching, … Read More

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20 Feb – Feast of Sts Francisco and Jacinta of Fatima – We need their intercession now more than ever.

Young Jacinta and Francisco, the seers of Fatima were canonized in 2017. They are, I believe, the youngest canonized non-martyr saints on the calendar. “On the calendar…”.  They aren’t on the traditional Roman calendar.  I’ve written about that before.  We … Read More

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Lent (TLM): our season of transforming mystery

With this 1st Sunday of Lent we are fully into our forty day season of purification and preparation. Speaking of forty, the Latin for Lent is Quadragesima, “fortieth”.  St Leo the Great (d 461) used the phrase quadragesimale ieiunium, “the … Read More

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Terrific podcast at Crisis with Scott Hahn. Don’t delay.

Joyless Catholic.  That’s like married bachelor.  It’s an oxymoron. Thus, Scott Hahn in a new podcast. BTW… Scott is also the guy who came up with the triptych of “rad trads, mad trads and glad trads”.  I know which I … Read More

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Lent (N.O.): our season of transforming mystery

The Roman Station for the 1st Sunday of Lent is St. John Lateran. COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (2002MR): Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti, et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum, et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur. Quadragesima is the … Read More

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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 … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Is confirmation necessary for ordination?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: To validly take up holy orders, must a Catholic also be confirmed in addition to being baptized? There are two absolutely necessary things for valid ordination to Holy Orders… all three Holy Orders, Diaconate, Priesthood, Episcopate: … Read More

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From my apartment window back in 2007.

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AUDIO: Way of the Cross in different versions read by Fr. Z

Here are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. Remember… On 1st Fridays, please pray the Act of Reparation. GO TO CONFESSION! For priests, especially, try The Way Of The Cross For Priests from the Benedictines of Silverstream Priory.  HERE.  Would you consider … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Does a stillborn baby have to be baptized?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Does a stillborn baby have to be baptized? A friend just gave birth to an 8-month stillborn baby who died in her womb early yesterday morning. What is the procedure before burial? Would appreciate your help. … Read More

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ASK FATHER: I feel disconnected from God after being involved in New Age practices.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I feel disconnected from God after being involved in new age practices. I feel a dark presence in my life and pray for it to go away but it doesn’t. What can I do? So many … Read More

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WATCH – 18 Feb 21 – Mars Rover “Perseverance” to land at approx. 1555 EST

UPDATE 19 Feb: Just too cool… Perseverance has microphones.  HERE From NASA: Tune in for live coverage and landing commentary from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) beginning at 2:15 p.m. EST on the NASA TV Public Channel and the agency’s website, … Read More

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A suggestion for Lent: prayer before using the internet

With the beginning of Lent, some people might reduce their use of the internet. For those who continue, however, and who engage in any sort of social media or interactions, may I recommend prayer? Here’s one that has become pretty … Read More

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Rush Limbaugh passed away

Rush Limbaugh passed away this morning. We have lost a hero. Pray for him. Requiescat in pace.

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Ash Wednesday by Eliot

Back in 2013, with a remnant of a cold, I read T. S. Eliot’s Ash Wednesday. It’s interesting to go back to that post and see the comments.  For example, Supertradmum is no longer with us.  Say a prayer for the repose … Read More

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You are NOT exempt from service, dear readers.  None of us are. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At Crisis today there is a good piece about “cancel culture” and the would-be despots who use it as a tool of bullying and intimidation. “Cancel culture” is within the walls, now, of the Church as well, like orcs at … Read More

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