Daily Archives: 19 December 2022

ASK FATHER: “I absolve you from THESE sins…”. Valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I went to confession and the words said by the priest for absolution were “I absolve you from these sins” etc. Would this absolution be valid? Thank you for going to confession.  KEEP GOING. This is … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Father says part of the consecration inaudibly and the rest audibly. Valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our parish priest speaks in a very distinct way. He chants the Novus Ordo from “For on the night he was betrayed he himself took bread, and giving you thanks he said the blessing, broke the … Read More

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Send Fr. Z your snail-mail 2022 CHRISTMAS CARDS! Speaking of board games…. Something I picked up on eBay years ago for laughs, had half forgotten about, and came across in the closet this evening. I’m pretty sure it’s the only … Read More


WDTPRS The O Antiphons: 19 December – O Radix Iesse

Here is the O Antiphon for 19 December: O Radix Jesse Again Our Lord is presented as the Liberator. LATIN: O Radix Jesse, qui stas in signum populorum, super quem continebunt reges os suum, quem gentes deprecabuntur: veni ad liberandum … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Form of absolution to CHANGE in 2023. OPPORTUNITY: Inform priests who have been screwing around with the form of absolution.

Because I continue to get question in my email about bizarre things that priests do to the FORM OF ABSOLUTION, it is good to remind everyone that in 2023 the Novus Ordo form of absolution in English is to change.  There … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2022 – 23 – Monday 4th Week of Advent: Our Lord’s Blood pouring over our souls

A series of 5 minute daily podcasts for Advent 2022. Today,  Fr. Parsch looks into the O Antiphon and Fr. Troadec sets on the right course with John the Baptist. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2022 – 23 – Monday … Read More

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