Category Archives: Classic Posts

The Church Militant and You

I had reason this morning to review what I might have written about our state in the Church in this earthly realm and I found this. It struck me as something that might be helpful, given what’s going on right … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A soul in anguish about the state of the Church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father, I feel [unsafe] going to Church, which I unfortunately cannot bring myself to do. I firmly believe in the Catholic Faith and all of its traditional teachings. However, going to Mass anywhere has proved … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. On 1st Fridays, do please pray the Act of Reparation. What we need right now is PRAYER, especially now. And remember to GO TO CONFESSION! For priests, especially, try The Way Of … Continue reading

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Silence=Stonewall – Wherein Fr. Z rants

My friend Fr. Raymond de Souza wrote at National Catholic Register “It’s time to turn down the temperature”. His basic idea is that Archbp. Viganò was wrong to call for Francis to resign and Team Francis were wrong to engage … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter

It is a little late in the day, but today is the Eve of the Feast of St. Agnes.  This reminds us all, of course, of the famous poem by Keats. This is the Eve of St. Agnes and, therefore, time … Continue reading

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OLDIE POST Hell and the Enemy exist. Priests and bishops who don’t teach about them will probably wind up there.

Originally posted in 2012.  I think it still pertains. ___ Before anything else, let it be said that, “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the … Continue reading

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Brief explanation of “heroic virtue” v. “ordinary virtue” in light of the new path to beatification.

Pope Francis, yesterday, issued a document by which he established a third iter or path for a process of beatification. Hitherto, in processes for beatification, unless one is determined to have been a martyr, it has been necessary for a “Servant … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on 1 year after ‘Amoris laetitia’: The state of the question.

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray, frequent contributor at The Catholic Thing and quite simply the best clerical TV commentator around (EWTN has to kick its game up to deserve him). Fr. Murray has offered comments about Amoris laetitia one year after its … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 88: Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart; Leo XIII’s Annum Sacrum

Here is my now “oldie” PODCAzT from 2009.  As I listened to this, I was struck by how timely it still is, especially about how some are trying to banish Christ and the Church from the public square. ORIGINAL 11 June … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Eating meat on Friday in the Octave of Easter

Let’s get out in front of this before the calendar clicks over to Friday From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife and I recently returned to the traditional friday abstinence from meat year round. Traditionally, would the friday abstinence from meat also … Continue reading

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Good Friday 3 April AD 33 – Eclipses as Christ died on the Cross

This is definitely worth reposting. The fellow who made the video about the Star of Bethlehem (a compelling argument, I might add), also did some research about what happened in the heavens on Good Friday. Let’s break it down. Passover … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Vocation to priesthood, but I want only the Traditional Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have been reading it for 4 years and it has greatly helped me as a Catholic and in discerning my vocation. I am 18 and strongly feel called to the priesthood. My question is, are … Continue reading

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TRIDUUM NOTE – How early can the Easter Vigil 2017 begin?

We are getting to that time of Lent when we should be thinking about the schedule for the Vigil of Easter. Here is an oldie but goodie. Updated for 2017. From a reader: QUAERITUR: There is a parish in our … Continue reading

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OLDIE: Fanon Alert! Benedict XVI and Christmas Mass

From 24 December 2012, of happy memory…. His Holiness has his fanon again for the First Mass of Christmas. Nice to see. More on the fanon, hated by liberals and the ungodly, HERE.

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St. Francis of Assisi on treatment of the Eucharist, Communion, ornaments of the altar

If any of you have some notion that St. Francis of Assisi was in life like the kitty-hugging, pastel-toned image you see on a holy card or garden statuette, with little birdies sitting on his arms… think again. Some think that had … Continue reading

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