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27 March – Votive Mass “for the sick” – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

Today I am again going to attempt to LIVE stream Mass at NOON (Central Daylight Time = GMT/UTC -5).  This will be Votive Mass (TLM) “Pro Infirmis… For The Sick”. HERE I have permission from the bishop to use this … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 31 – Friday in the 4th Week of Lent: “The nature of our pride”

It’s Friday in the 4th Week of Lent. The Roman Station is Sant’Eusebio. Joseph Ratzinger gives us a reality check in one of his meditations for the Stations of the Cross. Subscribe on SOUNDCLOUD. I provide these podcasts especially in … Continue reading

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1st Space Force mission is a go

This is some cool news… From the Washington Free Beacon: First Space Force Mission Is A Go ‘We’re launching a giant spacecraft into space’ Space Force’s first official mission is a go, with personnel set to launch a military communications … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 30 – Thursday in the 4th Week of Lent: “I command you, get up!”

It’s Thursday in the 4th Week of Lent. The Roman Station is Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti, in the rough and tumble Suburra area of Rome. Today Fr. Patrick Troadec, SSPX, gives us a fervorino about how the Lord … Continue reading

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Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra

And to all my readers, I add… Temba, his arms wide.  

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Fakebook blocking or deleting live-streamed Catholic Masses

This is interesting… I am receiving screenshots and statements reporting @Facebook blocking and/or deleting live-streamed #Catholic Masses and #Christian content during the ongoing #coronavirus restrictions. I have contacted @fbnewsroom, as the evidence suggests targeting.#CatholicTwitter pic.twitter.com/Z6XoKP78m6 — Bree A Dail (@breeadail) … Continue reading

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ROME: Famous 1522 Plague Procession Crucifix moved to St. Peter’s

The famous plague procession Crucifix in Rome’s San Marcello al Corso has been moved from its chapel in the center of Rome to St. Peter’s Square for a prayer Francis will recite on 27 March at 1800h (Rome time) I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to contact priests to serve their private Traditional Latin Masses

From a reader… QUAERITUR: With the outbreak of COVID-19 in Seattle and the shift to exclusively private masses, I imagine there are a good number of priests in my city saying the EF who could use servers. What’s the best … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

PLEASE use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered here or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests … Continue reading

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25 March: Feast of The Good Thief, St. Dismas… who stole heaven

Today is Lady Day, the Feast of the Annunciation, the instant of the Incarnation. However, 25 March is also the Feast of the Good Thief, St. Dismas! Fulton Sheen famously quipped of this thief-saint that he “stole heaven”.  A good thief … Continue reading

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25 March – Annunciation – LIVE VIDEO: Mass at 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

UPDATE My bad.  There was one more button to click to make it live. TOMORROW I’ll get it right. I was tempted just to say Mass again… but I really shouldn’t do that without exception need.  My screwing up the … Continue reading

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CDF DECREE: New PREFACES for the Extraordinary Form (TLM) liturgical calendar

Today the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (which absorbed my old office, the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“) issued a decree making it possible to celebrate saints canonized after 1906 using the traditional Missale Romanum.  HERE In another decree … Continue reading

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CDF DECREE: New SAINTS for the Extraordinary Form (TLM) liturgical calendar

Huge news for the use of the traditional Missale Romanum, the Extraordinary Form. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith absorbed my old office, the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“.  Thus, the CDF has charge over matters of the Extraordinary … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 29 – Wednesday in the 4th Week of Lent & Annunciation: “She is the ‘people of God'”

It’s Wednesday in the 4th Week of Lent and the Feast of the Annunciation. The Roman Station is Saint Paul’s outside-the-walls, where you find the tomb of the Apostle. Joseph Ratzinger explain how Mary is, in her person, the true … Continue reading

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A great “wartime” Sunday Mass in my native place. Fr. Z kudos.

Michael Matt of The Remnant posted a super video of a Mass celebrated by my old friend Fr. John Echert, of my native place in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Michael also posted THIS. Well done.

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