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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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Thanks to the readership from the Pastor of Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini in Rome

Recently I asked the readership to donate to the traditional parish in Rome,  Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, so that they could cover the expenses of burying a homeless man who had – like I have – made the place his … Read More

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Opportunity! A work of mercy for a poor man, recently deceased, at the “traditional” parish in Rome – ACTION ITEM

In my adoptive neighborhood in Rome, at my adoptive parish, there was a young man named Gaetano Tinnirello. He lived rough, in the streets, and often was at the doors of my adoptive parish Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini, the Vetus … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! MUST SHARE! DO YOUR PART! In Chicago – “Save the Latin Mass Campaign”

MUST SHARE! DO YOUR PART! You might remember Cupich’s fawning comments about Traditionis custodes. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 16th The Coalition for Canceled Priests in conjunction with the Lepanto Institute and Regina Magazine has launched Save the Latin Mass in … Read More

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Fr. Jackson of the FSSP, recently arrested – Prayer for priests – UPDATED

UPDATE 4 November 2021: From what I have heard, Fr. Jackson is now being held on federal charges.  This is not a good development, as it implies that there is something more complicated than simple possession of illegal material. A … Read More

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HEMSTED, NY – Saturday 23 Oct – Prayer Vigil with Sacred Relics at Planned Parenthood (aka Big Business Abortion)

For those of you in New York… Join Fr. Carlos Martins of Treasures of the Church and relics of over 150 saints in a prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood’s abortion mill in Hempstead, New York WHAT: A peaceful prayer gathering … Read More

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UPDATE on Fr. Christensen (ALS) and Seven Sisters Apostolate – Good news!

Elsewhere I asked about your good news.  This news, however, deserves its own post. Awhile back I suggested that some of you could join the Seven Sisters Apostolate to pray for Fr. Dana Christensen, a young priest suffering with ALS … Read More

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