Monthly Archives: April 2021

Wile E., eat your heart out

In a far cry from what Wile E. Coyote does does either in the venerable short flicks or in the pages of the Fishwrap when attempting commentary on can. 915… … a couple of Marine Majors and tech guys solved a … Read More

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30 April (N.O.) – St Pius V – A Pope who dealt with clerical depravity

Today in the Novus Ordo calendar is the Feast of St. Pius V, a great Pope, at the time of the important Battle of Lepanto. Some years ago I made a podcast about Pius V and his bull Quo primum.  HERE … Read More

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Fishwrap’s Wile E. Coyote

At Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) Michael Sean Winters (aka Madame Defarge aka the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left – coined by Robby George, I think), who in the past regularly wished physical and financial harm on those … Read More

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29 April: St. Peter Martyr, Patron of Inquisitors & blessing Holy Water in honor of

In the Church’s traditional calendar today we celebrate St. Peter the Martyr, also known as Peter of Verona. St. Peter Martyr was a Dominican who preached against the Cathars around Milan.  He was so effective that the Cathars hired an … Read More

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St. Catherine of Siena wrote that GOD says that same-sex acts are so appalling that demons who incite them won’t stick around as they are taking place

According to the Novus Ordo calendar today is the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctrix of the Church, and Patroness of Europe and of Italy.  Her body rests in the beautiful Dominican church in Rome, Santa Maria sopra … Read More

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28 April – Prepared to be amazed! – St. Gianna Molla’s 2nd miracle. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today is the Dies Natalis of St. Gianna Beretta Molla (+28 April 1962 at 39 years of age). That is to say that St. Gianna died and was born into heaven today (thus, “birthday… dies natalis”). I have posted this … Read More

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ASK FATHER: A Transitional (to priesthood… not something else) Deacon asks about how to give people blessings

From a transitional deacon… QUAERITUR: I am a transitional deacon soon to be ordained a priest. As that day draws near, I realize that my seminary has taught me absolutely nothing about how to bless people and things. As I … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can I change my children’s godparents?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m from Indonesia. So glad to read your postings.. all of them really strengthen my Catholic faith… My question regarding: can parents (which is my wife and me) change our daughter (now almost 2 years old)’s … Read More

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Once upon a time there was a super-Catholic land called Quebec.

Once upon a time there was a super-Catholic land called Quebec. [… insert here MODERNISM – SPIRIT OF VATICAN II – WET NOODLE BISHOPS …] And, boys and girls, the moral of the story is corruptio optimi pessima. From UCANEWS: Canadian … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What does SSPX stand for?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What does SSPX stand for? That question can be taken in more than one way. Firstly, what are the initials, the acronym? As you know, most members of religious orders, societies and institutes, put the initials of … Read More

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday after Easter (TLM): Every Catholic is called to evangelize

In the midst of chaos, we need to bring our minds to the work at hand, our work of sacred liturgy, the renewal of which is our only hope for true revitalization of the Church. This Sunday’s Collect survived the … Read More

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“Gregorian Mass” match ups: available priests with people who have requests

UPDATE 25 April 2021: From a reader… Dear Father Z, Thank you for connecting me with Fr. __, who agreed to say Gregorian Masses (TLM) for my parents, newly deceased. I little understood the joy and healing peace I would … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon notes – 3rd Sunday after Easter (N.O. 4th of Easter) 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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CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio – #ZedNet reminder – 25 April ’21

Fellow hams, here’s a reminder about ZedNet for “Low” Sunday 25 April ’21 – evening at 2000h EDT. (0100h ZULU Monday). We now have the site running:  http://zednet.xyz Zednet exists on the Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) “room” 28598, which is … Read More

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