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About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

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Sicilian priests renounce their lace and give the Pope a new car.

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ROME 22/06 – Day 20: Field of flowers

Sunrise was at 5:33 and sunset at 20:51 and the Ave Maria, were it to chime in SCV, 21:15. The Summer Solstice occurred at 9:13 UTC.  It is the Feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga in both the Novus and Vetus. … Read More

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ASK FATHER: If a Pope dies or resigns before a Consistory for the creation of Cardinals, are the designated men Cardinals or not?

Buzz buzz buzz. From his wheelchair Francis issues a list of men he would make cardinals. There are rumors about his bad and worsening health. Archbp. Gänswein sobs his way through a speech in Germany. Various documents are being issued, … Read More

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Online Conference with a good theme: Be Strong And Courageous – 18-22 July 2022

I warmly recommend considering signing up for the virtual participation in the St. Paul Center’s July Virtual Conference – HERE I’ve been to St. Paul Center conferences before, for priests, once “virtually”, and they had a big impact on me. … Read More

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Obedience and being a “restorationist”

At Crisis there is a must read piece by Anthony Esolen. Here’s how it starts… Hello. My name is Tony. I am a restorationist. I wasn’t always this way. I grew up in the 1960s and the 1970s, and we … Read More

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ROME 22/06 – Day 19: At a snail’s pace

5:32 20:51 21:15 It has been so hot here, it is hard to have an appetite.  Not many food posts, as a result. A great inscription from the church where we had the first Benediction yesterday during the procession. The … Read More

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Really?

The new Vatican 20 Euro silver coin. HERE In the past, these coins and the annual medals have been used to make statements.  Some have been pretty dramatic, such as the famous Paul VI medal of 1973. But this?   Apart … Read More

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ROME 22/06 – Day 18: Honoring the Blessed Sacrament

On this fine, sunny, hot, Roman June day the sunset occurred at 5:32.  Sunset, 20:51.  Ave Maria, you already know….21:15. Today in many places there was the “external” celebration of Corpus Christi, or Corpus Domini, or Corpus et Sanguis Domini, … Read More

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Your (Corpus Christi) Sunday Sermon Notes – POLL

Far and wide the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi, which properly fell last Thursday, has been transferred to this Sunday. Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation?  Let us know. … Read More

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ROME 22/06 – Day 17: SPLAT!

In Rome the sun rose at 5:32 and it will set at 20:51.  The Ave Maria is to be rung at 21:15 for the Curia and 21:21 for the rest of Rome. Today is the Feast of Santi Marco e … Read More

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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. Let’s remember all who … Read More

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A look at Peter’s Pence

I just saw the Vatican’s Annual Disclosure about Peter’s Pence or Obolo di San Pietro for 2021.  The collection is taken up around the world around the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.  It is intended to provide means for … Read More

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ROME 22/06 – Day 16: A video stroll and a Vietnamese hero

You know how this goes… 5:32 – 20:50 – 21:15. I went into Trastevere today over the Sistine Bridge, the Ponte Sisto, my favorite Roman bridge. My goal was to visit S. Giovanni de Matha (closed), S. Dorotea, S. M. … Read More

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Worship Prefect interviewed.

At Vatican News we find an interview with the Prefect of Worship, whom Francis designated as a Cardinal, Archbp. Arthur Roche, once of Leeds and less-than-successful head of ICEL. Roche is an inveterate enemy of the Roman Rite, the Vetus … Read More

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ROME 22/6 – DAY 15:

These long Roman summer days.  This one started with sunrise at 5:32 and will conclude with sunset at 20:50.  The ringing of the Ave Maria is scheduled for 21:15.  It is the traditional Feast of Corpus Christi, often observed on … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Priest with bad eyes has a woman read the Gospel at Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Recently, while we were away on a vacation, my husband, children and I attended a NO Mass as that was what was available to us at our vacation destination. At the time the Gospel was to … Read More

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“A dogmatic reference-point for the continual renewal and growth of God’s People”

The trend over the last few years, from “high atop the thing”, has been to distance Cult, Code and Creed (worship, discipline and doctrine) from anything that happened before 11 October 1962.  Marked for special treatment is whatever came out … Read More

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Pope Benedict XVI on Corpus Christi processions

In many places the Feast of Corpus Christi gets an “external celebration” on Sunday.  It is wonderful to see the multiplication of Eucharistic processions especially with the growth of the Traditional Latin Mass.  TLM began, processions generally followed. In 2008 … Read More

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ROME 22/6 – DAY 14: Stirring it up a little

I was not up to see it, but I am confident that the Roman sunrise was at 5:32 and that the sunset will be at 20:50.  In the Vatican City State the Ave Maria bell won’t ring at 21:15 as … Read More

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New Decree from Rome cuts the legs from under bishops and strangles new religious groups in the crib.

Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn’t it once a project of Francis to decentralize some of the power from the Roman Curia out to the local Churches?   I have this nagging memory that local bishops were to have … Read More

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