Monthly Archives: January 2022

ASK FATHER: Lack of attachment to sin, even venial sin, to gain plenary indulgences? Is that even possible?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: You have written in the past about the conditions necessary for a plenary indulgence and acts of perfect contrition.  Both of these require a lack of attachment to sin, even venial sin.  Yet we know we’ll … Read More

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How would H.L. Mencken have described Francis’ “Traditionis custodes”?

Card. Müller has a new book out now, in which he talks about, inter alia, the Francis Regime.  If that isn’t a spur to check it out…. However, my main point in this post is to relate what I saw … Read More

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The war on Mass “ad orientem”.

And so it begins. This just in from a reader… My bishop (Venice in Florida) has just (via a letter to his priests) forbidden the use of ad orientem in any Novus Ordo Masses with a congregation. He asserts that … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 397 etc.

Photo by The Great Roman™ Fervorino from today’s live Mass stream. HERE

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Compare what Archbp. Roche said in 2015 to what he is saying now.

It is very hard to respect clerics who are just weathervanes, waving around, changing directions under the pressure of whomever is at the moment in power. Archbp. Roche, now in present role as Prefect of the CDW, now one of … Read More

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6 February ’22: Rosary Rally in Chicago for end to the persecution of Catholics who want the Traditional Latin Mass

Before anything else.  Prelates cannot persecute the Mass.  They cannot persecute a book.  They cannot persecute a Rite.   They persecution PEOPLE who want Holy Mass through a book, the Missale Romanum, of the Roman Rite in the Vetus Ordo. They persecution … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 396

Fervorino from daily Mass stream. Join WISE  

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New of new cruelty in @archchicago from @CardinalBCupich

A note from a reader… Since you have posted about Cardinal Cupich’s TLM restrictions, I thought you should know that permission for 3 parishes (St. Mary of Perpetual Help, St. John Vianney, and St. Odilo) have all been denied. The … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 3rd Sunday after Epiphany (Novus Ordo: 3rd Ordinary)

Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff. Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Masses for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany (Novus Ordo: 3rd … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 395

Daily live streamed Mass Fervorino, HERE. Some Levitical levity.  3:16 isn’t just in John.    

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22 January – St. Vincent Pallotti. Wherein Fr. Z reflects on God’s plan.

Today, in addition to being the Feast of Sts. Vincent of Saragossa and Athanasius the Persian, it is the feast of another Vincent, St. Vincent Pallotti, founder of the Pious Society of Missions (the Pallottine Fathers). I have a connection … Read More

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Unpleasant but useful reading ALERT!

Today at Rorate I see two very useful pieces. First, Joseph Shaw, Chairman of the Latin Mass Society (join even if you are not in the UK) in which he eviscerates one of the most embarrassing of the papalatrous left, … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 394

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Daily Rome Shot 393

Today’s Fervorino from the daily Mass stream. Here is the book I mentioned in today’s sermonette on St. Agnes. With Glory and Honor You Crowned Them: The Female Martyrs of the Roman Canon by Matthew Manint US HERE – UK HERE Go ahead and … Read More

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21 January – “O glorious St. Agnes, intercede with Christ the High Priest for a return of orthodoxy, sanity and sanctity to the Roman Church!”

The Church, especially the Church in Rome, is in an objectively dreadful state. For the sake of the Roman Church, let us today invoke St. Agnes, virgin and martyr. O glorious Agnes who, though weak, was chosen by God to … Read More

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Hyper-papal maximalists! Pay attention.

Check out the sobering piece at Crisis about hyper-papal maximalism.  HERE It is of great need to shake off this near pope-worship. The peroration: [T]he problem in the Church is not the papacy itself, but rather the gross misunderstandings which … Read More

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D. Arlington @arlingtonchurch – Devastated faithful petitioning @BishopBurbidge to ease restrictions he imposed on Catholics who want the Tradition Roman Rite

Take note… I saw this at CNA: ‘Devastated’ Traditional Latin Mass devotees petition Arlington bishop to ease restrictions Supporters of the Traditional Latin Mass are petitioning Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, to lift restrictions he recently imposed on the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can a dying Catholic receive the Apostolic Pardon if there is no priest present?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a Catholic receive the Apostolic Pardon if he/she dies without a priest present. I read somewhere that, even in the absence of a priest, the Catholic Church grants a plenary indulgence to all Catholics at the moment … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 392

Today’s Fervorino, including Prayer against the Pandemic from after Mass.

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Online classes, courses opportunities – UPDATED

I had mentioned the good opportunity for priests to work on Latin in an online course with Joseph Shaw, at Oxford, Chairman of the Latin Mass Society.  HERE He is offering discounts for clergy. Also, the esteemed Dr. Robert Royal has … Read More

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