Monthly Archives: July 2021

26 July: Wherein Fr. Z asks St Ann to: “Soften the hearts of all those who will now be involved with the implementation of Traditionis custodes.”

The Feast of St. Ann has arrived, and I greet all who are graced with the name of Ann, however spelled. Let us, on our own, continue to pray this Novena on a daily basis: Continue to pray this Novena … Read More

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Five years ago today.

Interrupted while saying Mass at his parish church in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, the 85-year old priest struggled to repel his two 18-year old attackers with his feet. “Go away Satan!”, he repeated. Fr. Jacques Hamel was murdered, in odium fidei, a martyr … Read More

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A particular word in the Collect for St. James

Today is the Feast of St James the Greater, Apostle, brother of John and a of Zebedee. He was put to death probably in AD 42.  His feast marks the translation of his relics. Although today is a Sunday, which … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 9th Sunday after Pentecost (17th Ordinary – N.O.)

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, to … Read More

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Day 9: St. Ann Novena – “With you and Mary and all the saints…”

Share and re-tweet, please. 17 July through 26 July, Ann’s feast day in both traditional and post-Conciliar calendars, we can pray a NOVENA to the grandmother of God, the mother of Mary. Here is one novena prayer to St Ann.  There are … Read More

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Searching for Bobby Fischer’s search for the Catholic Church

My boyhood summers – when there was still such a thing as boyhood – were in large part spent in Montana and N. Wyoming, running like a brown animal, riding bare-back, swimming, biking, and going to minor league ballgames with … Read More

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WDTPRS – 17th Ordinary Sunday: Sin-Teflon and Demon-Kevlar

Shall we look at the Collect for this Sunday’s Holy Mass in the Ordinary Form? COLLECT (2002MR): Protector in te sperantium, Deus, sine quo nihil est validum, nihil sanctum, multiplica super nos misericordiam tuam, ut, te rectore, te duce, sic bonis transeuntibus nunc utamur, ut … Read More

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‘Traditionis’: a picture is worth a thousand words. Wherein Fr. Z is deeply moved.

My mother’s missal retains a powerful witness to her Faith and Eucharistic piety. As the priest would kneel in adoration of the Sacred Host, she would kiss the words of consecration. Sixty years later her lipstick is still there! pic.twitter.com/i1Fk2QTMCc … Read More

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“Moves against the Latin Mass seems to me typical of a clerical hate towards the laity.”

Even as the UK’s Catholic Herald, once a fine publication for which I was pleased to write for many years, trashed the Traditional Latin Mass and, especially, the people who desire it (HERE), the usually left-leaning, progressivist UK bastion The … Read More

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Day 8: St. Ann Novena – “Above all, obtain for me the grace…”

Share and re-tweet, please. 17 July through 26 July, Ann’s feast day in both traditional and post-Conciliar calendars, we can pray a NOVENA to the grandmother of God, the mother of Mary. Here is one novena prayer to St Ann.  There are … Read More

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VIDEO: Robert Royal and Fr. Murray on EWTN about ‘Traditionis’

Note the observation, not lost on me, that Francis complained in his Letter, about problems with the Novus Ordo. When will Francis crack down on abuses in the Novus Ordo?

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BISHOP: “Francis used a chainsaw when only a scalpel was needed.”

From the Bishop of Providence (a providential name), Most Rev. Thomas Tobin: Upon reflection, it seems that in addressing the “problems” of the traditional Latin Mass community-real or perceived-Pope Francis used a chainsaw when only a scalpel was needed. We … Read More

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Baseball’s Cleveland Indians change name to… guess what….

Farewell Chief Wahoo. Today baseball’s Cleveland Indians changed their name. From 2022 they will be the … Guardians. Custodes. There’s that word again. Synchronicity.   Clevelandensis custodes. It’s as if the Devil was telling us what he is up to.

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BISHOPS! Have you ever seen the pain?

In the Wall Street Journal today… Pope Francis, the Latin Mass and My Family We are loyal children of the church on the receiving end of a harsh punishment. By Matthew Walther […] When Benedict issued “Summorum pontificum,” those attached … Read More

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Day 7: St. Ann Novena – “Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.”

Share and re-tweet, please. 17 July through 26 July, Ann’s feast day in both traditional and post-Conciliar calendars, we can pray a NOVENA to the grandmother of God, the mother of Mary. Here is one novena prayer to St Ann.  There are … Read More

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Latin Mass Society examination of ‘Traditiones Custodes’

Become a Custos Traditionis (HERE) and don’t forget the Novena to St. Ann (HERE). The Latin Mass Society (in the UK – which I have often urged you to join irrespective of where you live) has helpfully issued a canonical look … Read More

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