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ROME 22/10 – Day 2: Still getting it together and an ASK FATHER question

The Roman sun rose today at 7:06 and will set at 18:53.  The Ave Maria is slated for 19:00, which is a 15 minute shift from yesterday.  Gosh, things change so fast. Breakfast today was more along the lines of … Read More

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Ad repellendas tempestates… Prayers for the repelling of storms.

In the 1962 Missale Romanum there are prayers “in order to repel storms”.  I am using these prayers now in the face of hurricane Ian. The prayers are ancient, to be found in the 5th c. Gelasian Sacramentary (PL 74) in “XLVII. … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Gulf Coast BISHOPS, PRIESTS, LAITY: Pray the Litany against Tropical Storm #Ian

Please retweet and share around.  The buttons are just up there… ↑ … see e’m?    Tropical Storm Ian is coming. It will probably be Cat FOUR. Here’s an action item for you believing priests and bishops out there.   With … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! PROPOSAL TO PRIESTS: On 1 August say Holy Mass for Blase Cupich

UPDATE 31 July…. It happened. UPDATE 1 August 17:43 EDT: On 1 August, Masses for Blase Cupich Vetus Ordo: 52 Novus Ordo: 23 There may be more priests who haven’t yet informed me. Do not forget, priests and laity alike, … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: Prayer to avert a serious act of persecution – UPDATED

UPDATE 15 July: It seems that, again, there are those who cannot keep things to themselves.  I had hoped to build a prayerful barrage regarding this really bad news, in the hope that, perhaps, there were still some chances that, … Read More

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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 … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Prayers for Fr. John Hunwicke, scriptor admirabilis

I received a note from a family member of Fr. John Hunwicke who posts on his splendid site Mutual Enrichment. “Father Hunwicke has been told that his suspicious heart requires a “procedure”, which is due to happen this Wednesday. He would … Read More

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ACTION ITEM & BOOK NOTICE: A “how to” manual of ceremonies for the PRE-1955 TRIDUUM and PENTECOST! Wherein Fr. Z rants on the times we are in, books you should buy, and why you should buy them.

I have an action item for you.  Below, I am pushing a couple of books, one old and one new.  Here on my treasure chest, this blog, I am channeling my inner Matthew 13:52. But first, a rant from your … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: SIGN an OPEN LETTER to PRESERVE THE LATIN MASS

There is an initiative to send a letter to the signer of the cruel, legacy defining Motu Proprio Traditionis custodes aimed at driving Catholics who desire traditional liturigical expressions to and off the peripheries of the Church. preservethelatinmass.org The letter is … Read More

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Send Fr. Z your snail-mail 2021 CHRISTMAS CARDS! – UPDATE

UPDATE 9 Feb 2022: I received a few more and some “100!” donations as well. Boise, ID* (many thanks!) Las Vegas, NV* New Palz, NY (nice letter) Harvard. MA* Rome (nice card) Maple Grove, MN (wow) Lawrence, KS* (thank you … Read More

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NEW PROJECT “100!” Wherein Fr. Z asks for help. – UPDATED

UPDATE 9 Feb 2022 A few are still coming! Thanks! UPDATE 5 Feb 2022 I am happy to report that we hit the “100!” goal. That doesn’t mean that you have to stop! One year ago, when a tectonic plate … Read More

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Be proactive! Learning opportunities: Augustine’s Confessions and Latin

One thing that COVID-1984 Theatre has done is accelerated the refinement of distance viewing and learning, for example of Masses/Hours (e.g., Saint-N-du-Chard., et al. including a rather cleric) and courses (e.g. Robert Royal’s Augustine’s Confessions – JUST STARTING – HURRY!). … Read More

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FOLLOW UP to “ACTION ITEM: Time Sensitive End of Year Giving Suggestions from Fr. Z”

Before the end of 2021 – GOOD RIDDANCE – I posted – HERE  – about some options for your end-of-year charitable giving.  Now that official churchy entities are doubtful or even hostile to what ought to be normal and mainstream … Read More

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Disasters always happen to other people… until it’s your turn.

I’m tellin’ ya’, friends, have plans against the day that bad things happen! Think it through. Game it out. Use your imagination. Here’s what Louisville CO looks like now after the Marshall Fire. Disasters always happen to other people… until … Read More

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I am in total awe of a piece posted – thank you – at Rorate. A monumental take down of Traditionis custodes and the Dubious Dubia using Francis’ own categorical declarations about freedom, conscience, clericalism, proselytizing, discernment. A Manual for Resistance.

Today, on the last day of this annus terribilis, I am in total awe of a piece posted – thank you! – at Rorate.  HERE The writer was a lawyer in Buenos Aires, now a priest with a super CV. … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: Time Sensitive End of Year Giving Suggestions from Fr. Z

UPDATE 30 Dec: I am told that Our Lady of Hope is about $2500 away from getting their matching $10K grant. Can you help them reach the goal? Originally Published on: Dec 29, 2021  Lot’s of people give donations to charities … Read More

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FATHERS! ACTION ITEM! Great idea from a priest about the Dubious Dubia and the Traditional Latin Mass for New Year’s Day

I received this great suggestion from a priest friend: There is great deal of angst among TLMers after Saturday’s Responsa. Thank you for what you have written in the aftermath. In addition to encouraging prayer and Confession, perhaps we could … Read More

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A rabbit ran under the wheels of my car. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The other day I was on my way home from a social engagement and a rabbit ran under my wheels. I did not mourn for the rabbit.   I wasn’t happy about it, but I wasn’t especially sad either.  I couldn’t … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Prayers for a good next Archbishop of Paris

Because of a scandal, the Archbishop of Paris, who sharply and without very good reasons – what else given Taurina cacata … Traditionis custodes –  restricted the use the Vetus Ordo, has resigned. My Parisian friends are now waiting for the … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Raise money for a cancelled priest’s portable altar – UPDATED

UPDATE: We made our goal! Thank you to everyone who contributed. If you continue to donate to the TMSM, we will put the funds to good use! ___ Oringinally Published on: Nov 24, 2021 I have a plea to make … Read More

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