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Fishwrap, La Crock team up with Beans to attack Archbp. Chaput’s new book

At Fishwrap there is a frantic tirade from Beans about a new book from Archbishop Charles Chaput, Emeritus of Philadelphia.  The title… Things Worth Dying For: Thoughts on a Life Worth Living You can see why this offering might give … Read More

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Fr Hans Küng, R.I.P.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Hans Küng, dead at the age of 93. Küng did untold damage to the Church and the identity of Catholics through his persistent cage-match with heresy.  He was forbidden to teach … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! The Benedictine nuns of Gower Abbey, victims of drive-by shootings, need your help.

The wonderful Benedictine nuns of Gower Abbey in Missouri have lately been victims of extremely dangerous… I am not making this up… drive by shootings. Drive by shootings. At NUNS. Let that sink in. The police are investigating. Shots were … Read More

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Saints, Miracles & You

I have written before that if we do not ask for miracles, we will not obtain them.  You should daily beg God to give us sudden, complete, and lasting relief from the Wuhan Devil, COVID-1984 and all its accursed ramifications.  … Read More

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URGENT! Help for a priest with ALS. He needs our help NOW.

UPDATE 20 March: I want to make something perfectly clear. Fr. Christensen did NOT ASK ME to do this. He posted it on his own site. One of you readers saw it and alerted me to it. Hence, on my … Read More

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BELGIUM: The last Trappist leaves his abbey and one more beer dies off

The other day I posted about the wine being produced, now available in these USA, by the great monks of Le Barroux. HERE Sad news from the Brussels Times, covered also by the SSPX. All the more reason to preserve TRADITION.  … Read More

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ITE AD IOSEPH! Go to Joseph! Wherein Fr. Z gives thanks to St. Joseph for help received.

This year has been dedicated to St. Joseph, who is Patron of the Dying, Terror of Demons and Protector of the Church. Wednesdays are customarily designated for Votive Masses of St. Joseph. Lately, because of upheaval in life, I entrusted … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Mass intention register … in Latin

From a seminarian: First, many prayers for you always! Second, many of us at the seminary are looking for a personal mass intention book to keep record of masses. Preferably we have seen a red version that is labeled in … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Support for an important relic apostolate.

From a reader comes a good suggestion. Let me just add… I’m Fr. Z and I endorse this message. Hi Father Z. Happy Lent and thanks for all you do! I wonder if it might be possible for you to … Read More

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Priest weeps at irreverence for Eucharist, tells people to receive on the tongue. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From ChurchPop comes a video and article about a priest who, clearly reacting to some act(s) of irreverence in regard to the Blessed Sacrament, had enough of the sacrilege.  There is a video of him literally weeping and then explaining … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Ludi Domestici

The late Fr. Reginald Foster died recently.  He was not able to see while on earth the second volume of his presentation of the Latin language.  Rest in peace. I had a note today that Volume II is soon to … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! 200 Novena Participants

UPDATE: Keep it going! Some of you have told me what Novena you are using: St. Michael 10 St. Joseph 14 O.L. Perpetual Help 2 +1 54 day Rosary Novena for my pressing intentions – 3 St. Maximillian Kolbe 10 … Read More

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Outstanding challenge coins

A question at large to the readership with whom I may have had correspondence about my 25th anniversary challenge coin. Do I have any outstanding – that is unfulfilled – exchanges with any of you? If we had an exchange … Read More

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ASK FATHER: A one-page info sheet to help get the TLM started in a parish. ACTION ITEM!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We’ve communicated a few times in the past concerning efforts to get the TLM going our parish. Thanks for your advice and input along the way. We are making progress. Can you suggest a simple one-pager … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Hosts and wine for when we have to shelter an underground priest – UPDATE

UPDATE: 27 January 2021: A post by Peter Kwasniewski over at NLM dovetails well with this post. He writes about the building of home altars, that is, altars useful for the celebration of Mass in your home. This might be … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: Good article at Crisis. Then Fr. Z rants.

There is a good article at Crisis today, which all of you should both send by email and print out and hand to or send by mail to both your local priests and your bishops. This is time sensitive. As … Read More

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Of Benedictines, Books and Beer

Today I read the newsletter from the wonderful Benedictine monks at Norcia, in Italy.  These are traditional Benedictines, a high American component, who make wonderful beer, Birra Nursia, in the place where St. Benedict was born.   You will recall that … Read More

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PROJECT “200!” Wherein Fr. Z asks for some help.

UPDATE: 8 Feb 2021: A lot of you have signed up for a new monthly subscription and I am very grateful.  I counted some of you more than once because you signed up for more than $10/mo.  That means that … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z gives an update about life and changes

A personal note to readers. About a month ago, during a trip to DC, I met for lunch with a good friend, a solid priest, who straight out told me that I’ve lost my “mo jo”. I’m not exactly sure … Read More

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Question for readers: book search

Do any of you have a copy of Pastor Out In The Cold by Yves Normandin Please drop me a line. The book was mentioned at The Remnant.

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