Monthly Archives: March 2022

Fr. Z’s Kitchen: A weird intro and then Hungarian food in honor of Bl. Karl’s centenary

I stumbled across Modernist Pantry.   “Well,” quoth I, “let’s see what this might be.” Noting the similarity of theme with the Fishwrap or a German Synod (“walking together”) where they can whip up any sort of modernism you want, can make … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 457, etc.

Daily fervorino HERE Daily Mass Fervorini Page HERE

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Miscellaneous observations

A few interesting stories… First, call about a long distance call.  HERE   In 1977 Voyager 1 was sent to the outer edge of the solar system.   In November, NASA wanted try to extend the probe’s life by doing a course … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2022 – 30: Thursday 4th Week of Lent – A spirit of prudent toleration.

Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. COLLECT: San Quirico e Giulitta STATION: Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti TODAY: We visit the place where there was the first public refutation of Arianism. Also, Card. Schuster … Read More

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Fr. Z asks the readers: Is there a sommelier among you?

Is there a sommelier among you? Contact me.  There could be an interesting opportunity.  HERE   In the subject line put “I’m a sommelier.”

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Daily Rome Shot 456, etc.

Daily Mass Fervorino HERE Fervorino page This one, this rather unusual madonnella.  I’ll be impressed if someone can locate this one. Via Caritatis Wine GIFT CARDS HERE

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Long-distance breakfast with a reader

I’m having virtual breakfast this morning with one of you readers who sent me a wonderful surprise, which I relish. There was no gift slip in the box from the UK, and the only address suggest that it was not … Read More

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Of Benedictines, Easter Cards and YOU. Or… If you send cards for Christmas, how much more for Easter?

I often mention that the Benedictines of Norcia make great beer and that when you but, you help them.  (That beer is really good.) So, too, I mention the Benedictines of Le Barroux who make wine (and they now have … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2022 – 29: Wednesday 4th Week of Lent – In mediana

Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. COLLECT: St. Mennas STATION: St Paul’s outside the walls TODAY: We hear about this super important day in the journey of the ancient catechumens into the Church. St. Augustine … Read More

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SAVE THE LITURGY – SAVE THE WORLD: We need a strong revival of the Forty Hours Devotion and we need it NOW.

For years I’ve contended that we need a strong revival of the Forty Hours Devotion. Forty Hours Devotion developed in time of necessity.  It is not a kind of long Corpus Christi.  It is not a long Holy Thursday. It … Read More

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How is what Paul VI did to the Mass entirely unlike what Pius V did?

From the great Fr. John Hunwicke at his elevating blog Mutual Enrichment [emphases and comments mine]: Popes, Liturgy, and Authority (3): S PIUS V compared with S PAUL VI and PF We are sometimes told that the imposition of a new … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Marital relations in marriages of non-Catholics or Catholics to non-Catholics

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: In what status does the Church consider the marriages of non-Catholics/Catholics to non-Catholics and marital relations within such marriages? I ask due to a couple I know of where neither spouse is baptized and the husband … Read More

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ASK FATHER: If Francis isn’t the real Pope, then do the priests of the SSPX still lack faculties to absolve sins?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If the SSPX, until 2015, lacked faculties for confession, then, in the event that Benedict is still the pope and not Francis, does that mean the SSPX actually still lack faculties and sins are not being … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2022 – 28: Tuesday 1st Week of Lent – Perseverance

Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. Collect: Monastery of “Santa Maria Domnae Rosae” Station: San Lorenzo in Damaso Card. Bacci talks about resolving to stay with Jesus. Upload complete. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · LENTCAzT 2022 … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Must I avoid TV, news, movies if you know that the Lord’s Name will be taken in vain?

From readers… Lector 1 quaeritur: Must I refrain from listening to a useful source of news and information because the presenter takes the Lord’s Name in vain or curses? Lector 2 quaeritur: Is it a sin to watch a movie … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Validity of absolution of accomplices in sexual sins and the censures – revisited in light of Amoris laetitia fn. 351

Today I had a somewhat protracted session of texting concerning censures for certain sins against the 6th Commandment of the Decalogue. For example, what happens to a priest who in the context of the Sacrament of Penance (and by extension … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2022 – 27: Monday 4th Week of Lent – The biggest “if” in history.

Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. COLLECT: Santo Stefano Rotondo STATION: Saint Quatro Coronati Fr. Troadec lays a foundation for patience with a very important group of people. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · LENTCAzT 2022 – … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 455, etc.

Daily Mass Sermons Today “O tu che m’hai rubbato la capoccia, vedi d’ariportalla immantinente sinnò, voi véde?, come fusse gnente me mànneno ar governo. E ciò me scoccia!” Reminder: Your use of my Amazon affiliate link is a major part … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Subtle different between “Laetare” and “Gaudete”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can you explain the difference between gaudete and laetare? Gaudete seems to be 2nd person plural, imperative, while laetare appears to be an infinitive, both seem to mean rejoice in those respective forms. But the roots … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 4th (Laetare) Sunday of Lent – and a POLL

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 1st Sunday of Lent? Tell about attendance … Read More

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