Monthly Archives: May 2021

LIVE VIDEO – 26 May 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Ember Wednesday

For today at least, the live-stream of my daily Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Time (= UTC -5 and ROME 1700h).  (Check out LatinMass.live) BEFORE MASS: Regina Caeli, Statement of Intention MASS: Ember Wednesday of Pentecost PRAYERS ADDED: St. … Read More

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26 May 1991: 30th anniversary of ordination

When this date rolls around, I usually say to myself: “Well… I made it this far.” Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, probably because Ember Days … Read More

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Wars and rumors of wars. Is there a “document” in the works to undermine Summorum Pontificum”?

On this day in particular, I had wanted to put aside highly negative news. However, to paraphrase Trotsky, we might not be interested in war, but war is interested in us. My mail box is filling with notes from people … Read More

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Concerning the death of St. Joseph

“Let me die as did glorious St. Joseph, accompanied by Jesus and Mary, pronouncing those sweetest of names, which I hope to extol for all eternity.” This is the very end of a fine piece about the death of St. … Read More

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St. Gregory VII – “equivalent saint”

Today is the Feast of St. Gregory VII, Hildebrand.   He reigned from 1073-1085.  This was a serious Pope.  He had to deal with the Investiture Controversy, which was about the primacy of the Pope’s authority.  He was vilified during his … Read More

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26 May 2021: Blood Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse

Tomorrow, 26 May 2021, there will be a Blood Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse. It will be visible from southeast Asia, across the Pacific, to the southwest Americas. “Blood” refers to the color of the Moon during full eclipse.  Supermoon means … Read More

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Why men are alienated from contemporary Christianity

A friend just shared this with me. Today’s featured book is Losing the Good Portion by Leon Podles, an in depth exploration of why men are alienated from contemporary Christianity–one of the best, and only, books exploring this crucial problem, … Read More

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MILESTONE: 100,000,000 VISITS

Today, sometime in the morning, my stat counter turned over to 100,000,000 – one-hundred-million – visits, since I started keeping stats. Thank you. This portends a pivotal week. Some support options! Supporter : $10.00 USD – monthlyHelper : $5.00 USD … Read More

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ASK FATHER: When the next Carrington Event wipes out the grid, what will happen in our ultramontanist Church of the 21st century? 

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our sun is waking up.  One sunspot let loose half a dozen flares ranging from C-class to M-class over the weekend.  Our magnetic shields are weak and getting weaker.  Barring Divine intervention, it’s only a matter … Read More

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Liberal Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests is now pushing for the ordination of women

I read at Church Militant that the renegade, liberal Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests is now pushing for the ordination of women, first to the diaconate.   This is not going to happen, but the confusion sown by such support warrants … Read More

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A Pentecost Monday lesson

It was a terrible mistake to eliminate the Octave of Pentecost in the Novus Ordo. It could be restored. REPOSTED: Years ago I told this Pentecost Monday tale and it has made the rounds.  It has made the rounds everywhere, … Read More

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WDTPRS: Pentecost Monday – from bondage to freedom, from anxiety to peace

Today is Pentecost Monday, during the Octave of Pentecost.  It is also called Whit Monday, a reference to the white garments of the newly baptized. We observe the Octave in the Traditional Roman calendar.  It was tragically, ridiculously, foolishly eliminated … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can I baptize myself?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I know in an emergency someone who is not Catholic can perform a baptism, provided they have the requisite intent, the right words, and water on the head. Does that mean a person can baptize himself? … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Did John Paul II really say that not to know Latin is “disgraceful”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, on the sidebar of your blog you have a quote from St. John Paul II about it being a disgrace not to know Latin.  First, where does that come from?  Did he really say that?  … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon notes – Pentecost 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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ASK FATHER: Appurtenant pasta for a Pentecost repast – REPOSTED

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Since Pentecost is known for tongues as of flame descending upon the faithful, is there an traditional linguini dish often served on this feast day? Good for you for asking in advance.  As of this writing, … Read More

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