Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

7 July – Traditional Latin Mass – For: Benedict XVI – Votive: Defense of the Church – 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: Votive Mass for defense of the Church Prayers Added: Pro Papa (Emerito) After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic INTENTION: … Continue reading

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A priest makes changes: Ritus Covidensis!

What are some of the consequences of COVID-1984? I really enjoyed this email. During lockdown,our pastor permitted 5 participants daily (he probably enjoyed the days when too many showed up). He offered the TLM exclusively. He refers to the “new … Continue reading

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URGENT – TIME SENSITIVE – INFO NEEDED ABOUT DENIAL OF COMMUNION ON THE TONGUE – REPOST, TWEET, ETC.

UPDATE: 7 July 2020 The original deadline for this has passed.  I am waiting to hear back from the canonist in Rome about the data summary from the survey. Although the deadline has passed, I will keep this open for … Continue reading

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Thanks for the music! Charlie Daniels and Ennio Morricone

Two figures in music died today. Charlie Daniels.  Here’s a favorite of mine: Ennio Morricone.

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6 July: Pius XII during the Canonization of St. Maria Goretti – AUDIO

Here is a snippet from the sermon Ven. Pius XII gave for the canonization of St Maria Goretti, whose feast is today. Pius, the Last Roman Pope, from about 1950 onward, seeing what was going on in society called for … Continue reading

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6 July – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Maria Goretti, Virgin & Martyr – 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. Mary Goretti, Virgin and Martyr Prayers Added: For the sting of conscience After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL! “SHEEP, EYES, NOSE, DEER, BLOW UP, TEA, MOUSE, TURKEY, ONION”

This is a very cool video. Apparently, there was code translating machines but they weren’t that fast.  The “telegraphic” code words in the unwritten Navajo language, with their memorized meanings, meant that coms were very fast. During WWI the Choctaw … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 5th after Pentecost (NO: 14th 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 my part…

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URGENT: Archbp. Broglio of @MilArchUSA on Navy Prohibiting Participation in Off-Base Religious Services 

I have been sitting on this and sitting on this and sitting on this…. Finally… From Archbishop Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services: Archbishop Broglio Issues Statement on U.S. Naval Orders Prohibiting Participation in Off-Base Religious Services Is … Continue reading

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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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