Monthly Archives: December 2021

Wherein at the tail-end of 2021 Fr. Z reflects on the phrase “In cauda venenum”

There’s a pattern in papal and curial and chancery documents.  In general, after the salutations and other blah blah, there follow status quaesitionis points which stand as the justification for the correspondence or decree.  However, the business is nearly always … Read More

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I am in total awe of a piece posted – thank you – at Rorate. A monumental take down of Traditionis custodes and the Dubious Dubia using Francis’ own categorical declarations about freedom, conscience, clericalism, proselytizing, discernment. A Manual for Resistance.

Today, on the last day of this annus terribilis, I am in total awe of a piece posted – thank you! – at Rorate.  HERE The writer was a lawyer in Buenos Aires, now a priest with a super CV. … Read More

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2021: 34 – Friday in the Octave of Christmas: “That was not the plan of God.”

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Pius Parsch explains who St. Sylvester was and why we celebrate him on this last day of the civil year. Fr. Troadec is, again, amazing about the several … Read More

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Xi… more than a letter in the Greek alphabet, especially in Hong Kong.

There might be Alpha and O-micron variants. There is a Xi origin. X marks the spot. Constantine wanted Nicea. Xi… “I want” is, in Chinese, xi?ng. Reuters: Historic conclave: Chinese bishops, priests brief Hong Kong clerics on Xi’s religious views … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Must we do penance, abstain from meat, on Friday in the Octave of Christmas?

This is a question which comes up each year. I’ve had three notes in email today. Must we do penance tomorrow, Friday within the Octave of Christmas? The short answer is YES, this year, yes. According to Canon Law, Catholics … Read More

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Today’s Fervorino… a true “fervorino” today.

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2021: 33 – Thursday in the Octave of Christmas: “There is a golden rule which we should always remember, as it will be helpful to us in fighting temptation and in resisting discouragement.”

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Today, We hear about the sensus fidelium in regard to the limits of obedience in the face of bad leadership in the Church. Card. Bacci gives an important … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: Time Sensitive End of Year Giving Suggestions from Fr. Z

UPDATE 30 Dec: I am told that Our Lady of Hope is about $2500 away from getting their matching $10K grant. Can you help them reach the goal? Originally Published on: Dec 29, 2021  Lot’s of people give donations to charities … Read More

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Card. Cupich has his own Pachamama Moment. People who want the Traditional Latin Mass must be crushed, but this is apparently okay.

I’ve always been interested in Chinese history and culture, and the regional cuisines – when well prepared – are amongst the best on earth. I got to know the Chinese Catholic community in Rome pretty well and found them to … Read More

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2021: 32 – Wednesday in the Octave of Christmas: “In the fullness of time, you became a man among men, to unite the end to the beginning, that is, man to God”

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Today the founder of a priestly fraternity pours out his heart to the Child Jesus. John Paul II talks about Eucharist Adoration. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · CHRISTMASCAzT 2021: … Read More

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WDTPRS: The Traditional Latin Mass and the NON-Traditional Latin Mass (Novus Ordo) are NOT the same simply because they are both in Latin. Wherein Fr. Z explains also the motives of those who attack the TLM.

The hatred shown for traditional sacred liturgical worship of the Roman Church, and the excuses claimed for its marginalization and extirpation are rooted in more than “Spirit of Vatican II” ideology and it’s companion specter, the papalatrous “Spirit of Vatican … Read More

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Photo by The Great Roman™ Today’s Fervorino.

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“I am a devout Catholic, but….”

From Fulton Sheen’s Life of Christ: Herod was fearful that He Who came to bring a heavenly crown would steal away his own tinsel one. He pretended that he wanted to bring gifts, but the only gift he wanted to … Read More

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2021: 31 – Holy Innocents: “They died for Jesus’ sake; therefore their death was a real Martyrdom.”

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Today an extended reading, broken up a little, from Dom Prosper Gueranger about the nature of the martyrdom of the Holy Innocents. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · CHRISTMASCAzT 2021: … Read More

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Another jackass and a quick POLL

Attempt, legally or not, morally or not, to suppress the people who desire traditional Catholic worship, the Traditional Latin Mass, but do nothing… absolutely nothing … about jackass stunts like this. It wasn’t a TLM, so that’s all right. https://t.co/cCiVXjdFvV … Read More

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27 Dec – St. Fabiola – Wherein Card. Wiseman says: “We must deny to Protestantism any right to use the Bible, much more to interpret it.”

Today, being the Feast of the Evangelist John, we have a special blessing for wine and other libations.  I wrote about that HERE.  We have this blessing because of an assassination attempt.    There was an attempt on the life … Read More

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UPDATED – Archdiocese of Chicago drops the axe on more than the Traditional Latin Mass

UPDATE 27 Dec 2021: There is no way… NO WAY… that this wasn’t all coordinated. At vaticannews.va: Originally Published on: Dec 27, 2021 What could one expect from Cupich?  Really?   We knew that he would, eventually, issue something the cruelty of … Read More

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2021: 30 – St. John the Evangelist: “Lord, and what shall this man do?”

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Fr. Troadec is quite brilliant about the gifts of St. John and the stages of the life of the Lord. Bl. Idelfonso Schuster helps us to understand our … Read More

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27 Dec – St. John the Evangelist – Today we bless WINE!

The liturgical year guided and nourished and shaped Catholics for centuries.  It does so far less now, since it is much diminished after the “reforms” that hacked away at the calendar. However, once upon a time people not only followed … Read More

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