Category Archives: Four Last Things

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR A DYING PRIEST: Fr. Charles Briggs

My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan has, at his excellent blog The Hermeneutic of Continuity, a sad piece of news about a mutual friend, and a fine priest, Fr. Charles Briggs, P.P. of Chistlehurst.  Fr. Briggs is the last days of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I am struggling with my faith due to intense anxiety about death. What makes you believe in God?”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Simple: What makes you believe in God. As a religious person do you have doubts and how do you conquer them.. If you have other priest’s reasonings please tell me their opinions as well. I am … Continue reading

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8 June – Traditional Latin Mass – Requiem – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today, 8 June 2020: Requiem for the mother of a friend.  “7th Day” orations. Will you please tell others about this … Continue reading

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6 May – HOLY MASS (TLM) – Mass “begging the grace of a good death” – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). It is an Easter Season Feria. Today I will celebrate Mass “to beg … Continue reading

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20 April – REQUIEM MASS “Pro defunctis sacerdotibus” – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With prayer “in time of pandemic”

Will you please subscribe to my channel? HERE I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass formulary: REQUIEM “Pro defunctis sacerdotibus” After, I will recite a prayer … Continue reading

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ITALY: At least 60 Italian priests have died after contracting coronavirus.

From CNA: At least 60 Italian priests have died after contracting coronavirus Rome, Italy, Mar 23, 2020 / 10:07 am (CNA).- In the past week alone, more than 3,000 people have died in Italy after contracting the coronavirus. Among the dead … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 14 – Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Lent: “Act as if each day were the last of your life”

It’s Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Lent. The Roman Station is Santa Balbina.  However, it’s observance was moved to San Bartolomeo on the Tiber Island.   Moreover, in Rome churches have been shut down for the time being because of … Continue reading

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Head of Pontifical Academy FOR LIFE would hold the hand of person committing suicide. FAIL

I read with horror the other day that the head of the Pontifical Council for Life, Archbp. Vincenzo Paglia, said that he would hold the hand of a person committing suicide.   This is the same Archbp. Paglia who is behind, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is the will really “fixed” at death or do we get another chance?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is death truly definitive in terms of divine judgement? There is a priest who spoke on the Patrick Coffin show (Fr. Chris Alar) that says that after we die we are given a chance to choose … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost: Like lightning in the East

This is the Last Sunday of the liturgical year. The last part of the liturgical year thematically dovetails with the first part of the new liturgical year.  Advent was once longer, so the overlap of reflection on the End Times across … Continue reading

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You are all going to die. That’s not a threat, it’s a fact. Great AUDIO reflection on YOUR future.

I often write about the petition in the Litany that God preserve us from a “sudden” and especially “unprovided” death, that is, no time to repent and no opportunity for the last sacraments and, hopefully, Apostolic Pardon. Ann Barnhardt, online … Continue reading

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The Restrainer of 2 Thessalonians, Liturgy and the End Times. Wherein Fr. Z speculates and rants.

Here’s something to chew on for this Ember Saturday. Earlier, I posted a video about the Traditional Latin Mass in a parish setting. The presence of that Mass in the schedule has exerted a huge influence on the worship of … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 7th Sorrow – The Burial of Jesus

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.  So, on this day, after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, we conclude our brief work. So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The … Continue reading

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URGENT ACTION ITEM: Note from long-time reader who is dying

I received a note from a long-time reader and comment contributor, Supertradmum … I have been in hospital again because one of my lungs with cancer is failing. This means that the fluid which builds up and was expelled every … Continue reading

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Because of so much darkness, there has never been a better time to be a young priest

 At Complete Christianity (a member of the new FOEDUS – League of Catholic Bloggers) Shane Schaetzel, a lay convert to the Church, wrote a post that I wish that I had written. Let me just say- as a forward to … Continue reading

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