Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)

REVIEW: Spectacular old NEW books for children’s preparation for Confession and Communion. Beautiful, traditional!

Our forebears loved their Faith.  They lovingly handed it on because of love.. for the Faith and for us. Some of things (including churches) have been abandoned or forgotten, though they still have real value. St. Augustine Academy Press has … Continue reading

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LIVE VIDEO – 29 September 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Michael the Archangel

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Dedication of St. Michael Prayers Added: For government officials After Mass: Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels Will you please tell … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Giving money to Peter’s Pence

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I keep hearing about Peters Pence.  The Vatican is misusing the collection.  Can a Catholic give to Peters Pence in good conscience? Modern Peter’s Pence started in the time of the Papal States.  People were … Continue reading

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29 Sept: St. Michael, Angels, and chapel veils

In these days of The Present Crisis a few bishops took a step towards sanity and asked their people once again to pray the St. Michael Prayer after Mass. I think we should bring the Leonine Prayers back… all of … Continue reading

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911 emergency phone system was down in Minnesota. Wherein Fr. Z muses.

911 numbers in Minnesota were unavailable for quite a while. A news outlet posted the 10 digit 24/7 numbers for the counties in Minnesota.  HERE You know, if I were the People’s Army, thinking in terms of unrestricted asymmetrical warfare…. … Continue reading

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#ASonnetADay – 48. “How careful was I when I took my way…”

#ASonnetADay – 48. “How careful was I when I took my way…” pic.twitter.com/becDIeZmy1 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) September 28, 2020

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LIVE VIDEO – 28 September 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Wenceslaus

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: St. Wenceslaus Prayers Added: For government officials After Mass: In time of pandemic Will you please tell others about these Masses?  … Continue reading

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#ASonnetADay – 47. “Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took…”

#ASonnetADay – 47. “Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took…” pic.twitter.com/740yD5oLUH — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) September 28, 2020

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 17th after Pentecost (NO: 26th Ordinary) 2020

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday, either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. Also, are you churches opening up? What was attendance like? For … Continue reading

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LIVE VIDEO – 27 September 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – Traditional Latin Mass – 17th Sunday after Pentecost & Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: 17th Sunday after Pentecost Prayers Added: After Mass: Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels Will you please tell others about these … Continue reading

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#ASonnetADay – 46. “Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war…”

#ASonnetADay – 46. "Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war…" pic.twitter.com/p8V3nOH6ZQ — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) September 27, 2020

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Part of this evening’s play list

Recent events have left me -today at least – in a pretty good mood. Here is this part of this evening’s play list. Earth, Wind & Fire – September Kool and the Gang – Celebration Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive … Continue reading

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Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre remains translated and VIDEO of Pontifical Mass

On 24 September 2020 the mortal remains of Arcbp. Marcel Lefebvre were translated from the SSPX seminary at Écône to the church of Cœur Immaculé de Marie. It was the 50th anniversary of the founding of the seminary. There is … Continue reading

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LIGHTER FARE… unless you are a Dem

In view of Pres. Trump’s announcement of his THIRD nominee for SCOTUS, I received this…

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REVIEW: 2021 TLM Ordo from the FSSP

The FSSP’s publishing arm, Fraternity Publications, has issued their 2021 Ordo for the Traditional Roman Rite. Every sacristy, every priest, needs an Ordo.   Every priest, even those who do not (yet) say the older, traditional Form, needs a traditional calendar … Continue reading

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