Monthly Archives: August 2022

31 August: Bl Idelfonso Schuster

As I write, it is still, for a little while, the Feast of Bl. Idelfonso Schuster, OSB, (+1954) who was Archbishop of Milan and a great liturgist.  I’ve learned a lot from him. Last May when I was in Milan, … Read More

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St. Raymond Nonnatus: A Patron Saint of Canceled Priests

An additional note about St. Raymond Nonnatus.  I mentioned his feast in the Rome Shot post today. And today we have the amazing St. Raymond Nonnatus (yes, from Latin non natus). St. Raymond became Master General of the Mercedarians who labored to raise … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z’s screen time break, or rather, broken screen time

Because I didn’t post yesterday, I had a few notes asking if I was okay.  I acknowledge that it is rare for me not to post at least something.  Yesterday, however, I wound up pretty busy and hampered by a … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 549, etc.

Today is the Feast of St. Raymond Nonnatus.  Here he is venerated in the Church of Sant’Eustachio in Rome. St. Raymond has his name, “non-natus”, because he wasn’t born, but rather removed by caesarian-section when his mother had died.  He … Read More

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29 August – Beheading of John the Baptist: exposed corrupt priests

I celebrate as my onomastico or “name day” the Feast of the Beheading of John the Baptist, 29 August.  “He must increase,” said the Baptist, “I must decrease” (John 3:30).  I need that rule of life. St Augustine of Hippo … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 548, etc.

This seemed appropriate. As featured in my recent cooking post… The waving flag is for donations for my upcoming trip to Rome in October. However on a daily basis please remember, when you are shopping online at Amazon, to enter … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: In honor of Hungary’s Birthday

Some of you were asking me to make food posts. Lately, I have been very lazy in this regard. Frankly, I have not had much motivation to cook, especially do to the disgusting news and photos from Rome lately. There … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 547, etc.

This has a backstory. At Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) some oaf mocked you, my readers, calling you “Zed heads”. Therefore, with help from the talented Vincenzo, whom we haven’t seen in an age of the world, I offered you … Read More


Your Sunday Sermon Notes: 12th Sunday after Pentecost (N.O. 22nd Sunday)

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 your Mass of obligation for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost (22th … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 546, etc.

27 August 1972. Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union sat down for Game 19 of the Match of the Century in the Laugardalshöll Arena in Reykjavík, Iceland. On this same day … Read More

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The circularity of word salad synodality. Walking together… in a circle apparently.

I think today’s presser on the Synod (“walking together”) on Synodality (“walking togetherness”) produced the best description of Synodality (“walking togetherness”) so far. Cardinal Grech at Synod Presser: “To understand the Synodal Process one must think of a fruitful circularity … Read More

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FATHERS! “The first few hours after an accusation is made are absolutely critical.”

UPDATE: 27 Aug 2022 12:14: From my friend… GOOD GRIEF! Your readers really responded – as in, immediately! The book is now SOLD OUT, thanks to you. So I’m busy boxing up more copies to send to the Amazon warehouses. … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 545, etc.

In Reykjavík, 50 years ago, in the background they are negotiating about film rights. Game 19 is tomorrow. On a personal note, I was working on chess puzzles and totally going to the zoo to the point where I wanted … Read More


Novus Ordo as Used Car Lot?

In general, I don’t want to know anything about the personal lives or thoughts of actors or other celebrities.  If I go to a movie, I don’t want to know that the person on the screen is really a moronic … Read More

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“Crazy” rumor about what Francis might do during the August consistory

Church news, especially having to do with the papacy, has lately become a hybrid between a long-delayed forensic autopsy and Fawlty Towers, sickeningly hilarious. Yesterday, I saw this tweet from Damian Thompson. Crazy rumour in Rome that at his August … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 544, etc.

Please remember to use my links when shopping online. Thanks in advance. US HERE – UK HERE On 25 August 1972 in Reykjavík, Iceland, there was a press conference about the findings of the technical examination of the playing site, lighting, chairs, etc.  … Read More

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Old lib Irish priest (tautology?): “I despair of young priests. I’d rather we had nothing.” VIDEO

If I’ve said it once… Even as the demographic sinkhole opens up under the Church many “spiritual shepherds” would rather see a smoking crater than a sheepfold full of happy Tradition oriented Catholics. “I despair of young priests. I’d rather … Read More

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Attacks on the Rosary. Dopiness from ‘Left church’. Spiritual warfare is real. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I am sure that you have by now seen the moronic, sick, anti-Catholic dreck at The Atlantic about the Rosary written by … who?  The writer feverishly connected the use of the Rosary, as a matter of spiritual warfare – … Read More

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The persecution of Tradition, Priests and the affliction of Moral Injury

A year ago, I posted about the psychological abuse of priests and the resulting moral injury.  This topic returned to the fore as I read a recent story about a priest who was forced out of his position because he … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 543, etc.

In chess news… it seems there is to be a merger of and Magnus Carlsen’s group of companies (e.g., Chessable, Chess24, New in Chess). has, already, some 90 million members who play some 10 million games a day. … Read More

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