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

UPDATE on FEEDBACK: How has the COVID-1984 lockdown changed you LITURGICALLY? Priests and laity.

UPDATE 4 July 2020: It is 2:30 in the afternoon and I have finished reading the avalanche of emails you sent.  Some of them were straight-forward descriptions of what changed at the parish.  Some were that with also what you … Continue reading

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4 July – Traditional Latin Mass – Votive of Immaculate Heart of Mary – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). My Mass intention today is for Donald and Melania Trump Today: Votive of Immaculate Heart of Mary Prayers Added: For those … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! URGENT PRAYER SUGGESTION! Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”

Our nation is being torn by organized factions.  The followers of those factions are mostly blind and dim dupes, the ultimate products of a long-targeted education system precisely for these days.  We run the risk of losing all that our … Continue reading

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GREAT BOOK: With Latin in the Service of the Popes: The Memoirs of Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1885?1971)

I am reading a charming little book, which is also helpful for explaining the ongoing importance of Latin for the Church. With Latin in the Service of the Popes: The Memoirs of Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1885-1971) translated by Anthony Lo … Continue reading

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Sadly amusing sign of the times

Something darkly amusing for your Friday. Meanwhile…  

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3 July – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Irenaeus – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: St. Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr Prayers Added: For the preservation of harmony After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Will … Continue reading

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PRIESTS: Are you available to take a “Gregorian Mass” intention? UPDATE

UPDATE 3 July: Priests responded: Right now, the number of priests available, waiting in my email: 6 Right now, the number of requests waiting: 0   ORIGINALLY Published on: May 24, 2020 In the past I have played “yenta” and put … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should there still be “parking lot Masses” even though churches are opening again?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In a not-so-hypothetical situation wherein the faithful are able to attend mass on Sunday inside a church, under nearly normal circumstances (face masks, 6 foot distancing), would it be permissible, or even advisable, to opt instead … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Signing a contract, like for a credit card, but with 35 pages of small print.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Do you consider it a sin of lying to sign a contract or an agreement stating that you will/have done something that you know you will/have not done? In this case, you know the other party … Continue reading

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2 July – Traditional Latin Mass – Visitation of the BVM – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Prayers Added: In thanksgiving After Mass: In time of pandemic Will you please tell … Continue reading

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1 July – Most Precious Blood and St. Aaron and St. Junipero Serra

Today is the Feast of the Most Precious Blood… in the older, traditional calendar of the Roman Rite.  Thus we inaugurate the month of July, during which in a special way, fire up our devotion to the Most Precious Blood … Continue reading

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The lunacy is spreading: Northern Ontario

One of these days, people are going to start fighting back.  When they do, I fear that the Left will gin up another pretense to escalate again.  That’s how this works.  It ramps up and up and up. What plans … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should we ransom Hosts that have been taken so they are not desecrated? At what cost?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My friend and I were discussing this thought experiment. Consider a host has been captured and is being held for ransom. What cost is too great for the church to bear (if any)? My friend and … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Msgr Georg Ratzinger

Please, in your charity, say a prayer for the repose of the soul of the Pope’s brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, who died today. ℣. Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine R. ℟. Et lux perpetua luceat ei. ℣. Requiescat in pace. … Continue reading

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1 July – Traditional Latin Mass – Most Precious Blood – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Mass is offered today for my benefactors. Today: Most Precious Blood Prayers Added: For the quick and the dead After Mass: … Continue reading

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