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Brick By Brick: UK bishops back live-streaming of Extraordinary Form during Holy Week

I found this very encouraging at the Catholic Herald. If only more bishops remembered not to forget the Extraordinary Form. Bishops back live-streaming of Extraordinary Form Holy Week The Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) in Warrington will provide a … 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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NEW BOOK from Martin Mosebach – Subversive Catholicism: Papacy, Liturgy, Church

German-born Martin Mosebach in an award-winning author who has penned works in many genres, novels, poems, and even opera libretti.   He is an eloquent defender of our Catholic traditions and patrimony.  If you haven’t yet read his exquisite The Heresy of … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: A fine musical moment at a parish in Wandsworth (S. London)

A friend in England sent a short video which I feel compelled to share. We are at the little parish of St. Mary Magdalen in a rough area of greater London, Wandsworth, in the Archdiocese of Southwark. I’ve been there … Continue reading

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Good points in Lawler’s recent book: The Smoke of Satan…

I have now read Philip Lawler’s recent book The Smoke of Satan: How Corrupt and Cowardly Bishops Betrayed Christ, His Church, and the Faithful . . . and What Can Be Done About It.  US HERE – UK HERE Here … Continue reading

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TERRIFIC! School Choir accomplished, back to back, Solemn Roman and Eastern liturgy!

This is impressive by anyone’s standards. The wonderful Lyceum school in Cleveland, has a great choir.  They sang for a Pontifical Mass with Card. Burke and then a Divine Liturgy with Bp.Milan Lach. Read about it HERE. I want to … Continue reading

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A reader’s first impressions on attending the Extraordinary Form

There’s a first time for everything. First times rarely encompass all that can be encompassed. But, they are a beginning. After that, brick by brick. From a reader… Father, I’ve been reading your blog for a few years, and thought … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What should we do for Ember Days?

Some (enlightened) bishops have asked the faithful in their dioceses to observe the traditional Ember Days as times of penance in reparation for sins. From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Fr Z, I wish you would do a “how to” post … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK in Archd. Los Angeles

Here is some great Brick By Brick news from the City of Angels. Archbp. Gomez official set up a traditional parish, staffed by the FSSP, exclusively for the traditional Roman Rite.  Fr. James Fryar, a fine priest whom I met … Continue reading

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30 years a priest, 60th birthday – a priest’s first real Solemn Mass! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

This is the season of First Holy Masses.   For example, on Saturday 30 June, I will be helping as Assistant Priest with the First Mass of a newly ordained priest to be celebrated in the presence of the bishop (coram … Continue reading

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Brick by brick in @archstl – a lesson in commonsense, prayer and elbow grease

There are entirely understandable reasons why not every church can be grand and beautiful.  For example, sometimes a church is needed quickly and the means are slim.  In many cases, however, a little creativity and a touch more patience – … Continue reading

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Brick by brick in Virginia

I am hearing about this sort of thing all over the place. The first Traditional Latin Mass by this priest at this parish drew 120 people! This text is from the bulletin of St. Francis Church in Purceville, VA: About … Continue reading

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Who cares what libs think? Boldly recover and use great traditional items and vesture of yore.

At the newish blog LAJ, Shawn Tribe has a good post about boldness in regard to some traditional vesture and other items of yore. In the 60s Paul VI abolished quite a lot of good things. That was a mistake. … Continue reading

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A new year, a new membership – LMS @latinmassuk

When I find an organization or cause that I like or that I use, I try to support it. For example, I really like Our Lady of Hope Clinic, about which I have written. I like Team Rubicon. I really … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! 100 Cassocks for 100 Seminarians

You know about the BIRETTAS FOR SEMINARIANS PROJECT.  I reminded you of it the other day. I had a note from a seminarian in these USA: First, I wanted to thank you on behalf of my seminarian brothers and myself for … Continue reading

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