Daily Archives: 14 September 2022

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Of Basil, Basil Emeritus and… Ming the Merciless – UPDATED with VIDEO

On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross there is, especially in the East, tradition of blessing the herb aromatic basil. Basil, or Ocimum basilicum, is named from the Greek for “king, kingly”. May I suggest for supper tonight … Read More

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14 September: Exaltation of the Cross and Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, is also the anniversary of the 2007 Summorum Pontificum going into effect.  This Motu Proprio – the Emancipation Proclamation for the faithful who desire the Vetus Ordo – was a keystone … Read More

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SSPX. As I was saying….

I read something familiar at LifeSite in a piece about Bp. Athanasius Schneider’s remarks about the SSPX. I have often explained in these electronic pages that… There is no question that the Mass celebrated is in a Catholic Rite. The … Read More

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Another Novus Ordo “unique expression”, again in Italy

I was alerted by a friend about a Tweet about the “unique expression” of the Roman Rite, the Novus Ordo. Meet don (Father) Fabio Corazzina, a parish priest (parroco) in Brescia… where the promulgator of the Novus Ordo came from… … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Should I go to an SSPX chapel for the sake of my family or stick with a parish where things aren’t as good?

Say someone is convinced that the Vetus Ordo is a better channel for living our Catholic identity in this vale of tears. While not doubting that the Novus Ordo is a valid rite and not wholly ineffective, just not as … Read More

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