Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 07: “O Come Redeemer of the Earth”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 07, for Saturday in the 1st Week of Advent. Today we hear some wisdom from Meditations for Each Day, by Antonio Card. Bacci [US HERE – UK HERE]  I give you also an hymn about the Incarnation … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do I sin if I think that Benedict XVI on purpose didn’t resign the papacy?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have become increasingly convinced by those who say that Pope Benedict XVI purposefully performed an invalid resignation of the papacy. Does this belief potentially place me in a state of serious sin? I do not … Continue reading

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Reflections on the symbolism of the altar rail or Communion rail and some practical suggestions

At Crisis Austin Ruse has a thoughtful piece about altar rails.  He writes: […] It seems to me that among the most harmful innovations that happened in the Church at mid-century was doing away with the altar rail and caving … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 06: “Jesus thirsts for us to thirst for Him.”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 06, for Friday in the 1st Week of Advent. Today Fr. Patrick Troadec offers us notes in From Advent to Epiphany [ US HERE (English) – UK (French original) HERE] and we hear about pointing out and illuminating the texts in … Continue reading

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Stepping on the Third Gear

Tonight, I heard of this story for the first time.  As I was flipping past something I figured would be boring I heard the word “peloton”.  Since I avidly follow the Tour, I clicked back and saw that the company that … Continue reading

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Newly Received! Challenge Coin – Coloring Books – Bibles – 2020 Ordo

You might remember that I have challenge coins and that I like to exchange. I received a new coin from someone who sent the 2018 version last year. They look great! Thanks. I received two copies of a newly printed … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are vestments made of materials other than silk tolerated for Mass in the Extraordinary Form?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: My sincere thanks and respects for your good work you do with your “blogapostolate”. Your words have helped my keep my head and remain in my foxhole fighting on while trusting Our Lord. My question: Are … Continue reading

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APR [Abortion Pill Reversal] 1,000 babies saved since 2012

APR [Abortion Pill Reversal] is a life-saving effort that has already contributed to nearly 1,000 babies being saved since 2012. Mifeprex or RU-486 – women change their minds! There is a network of doctors who will prescribe this reversal protocol.  … Continue reading

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Sending snail-mail 2019 Christmas cards

If you would like to send me Christmas greetings or cards, please send by snail mail, if possible with really cool stamps. As I have done in years past, I’ll try to post all the places whence they were mailed from around … Continue reading

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Solemn Requiem Mass for the late Bp. Robert C. Morlino, prayers also for Bp. Paul Sirba – VIDEO/AUDIO sermon

Last night we celebrated a Solemn Requiem Mass for the 1st Anniversary of the interment the late Bishop of Madison, Robert C. Morlino.  I included also prayers for my friend Bp. Paul Sirba of Duluth, who died a few days … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 05: Angelic suggestions or our own thoughts?

Here is ADVENTCAzT 05, for Thursday in the 1st Week of Advent. Today Abbot Anscar Vonier in The Human Soul [US HERE – UK HERE] talks about how angels prompt us. Since it is Thursday, we pray for priests. We … Continue reading

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MADISON – 4 Dec – 6:30PM – Solemn Requiem Mass for Bp. Robert C. Morlino

Tonight at 6:30PM at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI, (location) there will be a Solemn Requiem Mass for the late Bp. Robert C. Morlino, who was interred one year ago on this date, 4 December 2018.

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 04: When liturgical participation became “doing”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 03, for Tuesday in the 1st Week of Advent. Jacques-Benigne Bossuet talk about the serpent and the woman, and Peter Kwasniewski remarks on active participation (actuosa participation, actual participation) in the liturgy. We are accompanied by the … Continue reading

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Fulton Sheen’s Beatification put on hold at the request of “some bishops”.

Via LifeSite: BREAKING: Vatican postpones beatification of Fulton Sheen after request by some US bishops VATICAN CITY, December 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, beloved by generations of American Catholics, has been abruptly put on hold … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! #GivingTuesday suggestions from @FatherZ

Americans are generous.  Catholics are generous.  We are hard-wired to help.  We are especially interested in concrete ways to help, not vaporous.  We are also a little concerned about how the money we contribute is used.   I am. Here are suggestions … Continue reading

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