Monthly Archives: February 2021

POLL: Distribution of ashes and the form used – #AshWednesday #Lent 2021

This year we may have differing practices for the distribution of ashes today, Ash Wednesday. Let’s have a poll to find out what you readers experienced. Choose your best answer. Anyone can participate.  To post a comment you have to … Read More

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Ash Wednesday – Fasting, Abstinence, and You (with notes on alligator, endothermic moonfish, &, of course, muskrat

According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday. Here are some details. I am sure you know them already, but they are good … Read More

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“Let’s stop demanding perfection from potential allies.”

Over at The Remnant – they are upping their tech game there – Michael Matt has a video “From The Editor’s Desk” in which he makes a critically important point for all of us to consider … and then embrace. The front … Read More

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Meanwhile… Ebola

From Newsmax: Ebola Epidemic Declared in Guinea The West African country Guinea declared an Ebola epidemic Sunday after an outbreak killed several people and hospitalized others. The Ebola virus killed at least three people and infected four others after a … Read More

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Proper Mass for Shrove Tuesday “in honor of the Holy Face”

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent for the Roman Church. I was sent this by a kind soul: a Mass proper for Shrove Tuesday, a Votive Mass in Honor of the Holy … Read More

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Seven minutes of terror

No, I don’t mean the homily at “liturgy” by Sister Randi over at the merged cluster of “Sing A New Faith Community Into Being Faith Community” in the Diocese of Libville. Here is a video explaining the landing of  Perseverance … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Blessing ashes at home

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Peace and good times, Father Z. [Right now, I’d settle for okay times.] May the blessing and distribution of ashes be done at home in this time of pandemic? Our Archdiocese (in the Philippines) and the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: If someone desecrates Hosts, does the Real Presence remain?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If someone breaks the tabernacle takes the consecrated Hosts desecrates (throws away to the gutters or dirty place) does the real presence exists? There are some distinctions to be made here. Firstly, the person who does … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Ludi Domestici

The late Fr. Reginald Foster died recently.  He was not able to see while on earth the second volume of his presentation of the Latin language.  Rest in peace. I had a note today that Volume II is soon to … Read More

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ASK FATHER: COVID-1984 and Ash Wednesday 2021: sprinkling ashes instead of tracing a cross

From a reader… actually, more than one… QUAERITUR: Question on Ash Wednesday TLM ‘62 Missal; would the Priest be distributing ashes by sprinkling over head or would TLM be exempt and have ashes distributed as in previous years ( Communion … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! 200 Novena Participants

UPDATE: Keep it going! Some of you have told me what Novena you are using: St. Michael 10 St. Joseph 14 O.L. Perpetual Help 2 +1 54 day Rosary Novena for my pressing intentions – 3 St. Maximillian Kolbe 10 … Read More

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WDTPRS – Pre-Lent and Quinquagesima Sunday: Prepare for the fight of your life!

In our traditional Roman calendar, Sunday is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.  This is one of the pre-Lenten Sundays which prepare us for the discipline of Lent. The priest’s vestments are purple. No Gloria.  No Alleluia. The prayers … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why do people today freak out so much over the idea of exorcisms?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I saw the really good posts that Father Tim Finigan and Father John Hunwicke put on their blogs and the comments.  Why, Father Z, do you think people today freak out so much over the idea … Read More

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LIVE VIDEO – 11 Feb 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Apparition of O.L. of Lourdes

I’ve resumed, for a while at least, the live-stream of my daily Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Standard Time (= UTC -5 and ROME 1800h).  (Check out LatinMass.live) BEFORE MASS: Angelus, Statement of Intention MASS: Apparition of Our Lady … Read More

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