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A prayer for a miracle: the sudden, complete and lasting obliteration of COVID-19.

Almighty and eternal God, who shaped us from the mud of the earth and breathed into us beautiful life and eternal souls made to give You glory, look graciously now upon Your poor creatures who have fallen into sin.  We … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! BISHOPS and PRIESTS – Exorcise and bless!

Luke 4:40-41: When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them. And demons also came out … Continue reading

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A great “wartime” Sunday Mass in my native place. Fr. Z kudos.

Michael Matt of The Remnant posted a super video of a Mass celebrated by my old friend Fr. John Echert, of my native place in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Michael also posted THIS. Well done.

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Of bells and virus bell curves. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

You would be surprised at how long and complex the rite is for the consecration of a bell.  They are “baptized”, as it were, by a bishop.  They are washed with holy water, anointed with the Oil of the Sick … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Are Satan and his demons ramping up any new strategies of attack?” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: With so many sudden changes to our daily lives (how, where, and with whom we spend our time), do you think Satan and his demons will be ramping up any new strategies of attack and temptation … Continue reading

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Doing what bishops ought to do in the time of COVID-19

The Archbishop of Milwaukee got out there and did what bishops ought to do. Anyone can spout like a CDC official. Priests and bishops have a role that cannot be replaced. March 18, 2020 To the Faithful of the Archdiocese … Continue reading

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Don Camillo’s stands fast as the flood rises.

From the movie made from Giovannino Guareschi’s “Return of Don Camillo“. Don (the title of a diocesan priest in Italy) Camillo is the pastor of a village by a river, which is in flood stage.  The people have fled to … Continue reading

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Remember to “pay it backwards”. Remember our seasoned brethren.

I am not sure where I heard this, in the ongoing scrum of COVID-19 news coverage and discussion.   I often multitask when the news is on.  I don’t even remember if this was the exact phrase that was used, but … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What do you think the pandemic will result in? Wherein Fr. Z RANTS!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We can’t know what’s going to happen with the pandemic.  But what do you think will happen socially?  In the Church? It see it as a strong incentive to correct our badly compromised supply chains and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I want to get food to elderly people with health problems

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If in my city people are under lockdown from the virus, I would like to make food for the homeless in the area and distribute it to them. My mother frequently is involved in groups with … Continue reading

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Amazing video clip from a movie!

As people (read: bishops, chanceries) freak out over coronavirus, I offer this, which I picked up from a Tweet.  I don’t know what the movie is.  Anyone? He’s sweating.  Maybe he has The VIRUS! Meanwhile, lighter fare for those of you … Continue reading

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Be The Maquis! TRADIVOX – Catechism Restoration Project

I am daily bombarded with “Please promote my book!”, “We need to raise funds to replace our convent’s roof.”, “A seminarian needs to pay off debts.”, “Advertise our liturgy conference!”… to which I haven’t been invited. Folks, as much as … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z responds cordially to The Remnant’s polite response – #UniteTheClans

I opened my snail-mailbox and found my copy of The Remnant, freshly arrived. In this offering (31 January 2020… late?) you find their coverage of the event in Munich, the Acies Ordinata, in protest against Card. Marx and the antics of the … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: The priesthood is in mortal danger. Wherein Fr. Z rants to priests.

Ed Pentin, still the best, working English Vaticanista hands down, posted at the NCReg an interview with Robert Card. Sarah.  The Cardinal talks about the book, to be released in English in March. I’ve read it already (advance English copy … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: “Catholics can no longer remain silent.”

The Church and her Lord cannot be separated.   The Church and the Catholic Christian cannot separated.   The Lord endured His Passion and Cross.  So too must the Church and individual Catholics endure a passions and crosses.   The Church is, I … Continue reading

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