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WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies – Part III

PART 1 PART 2 Today I celebrated a Votive Mass “ad postulandam gratia bene moriendi… begging the grace of a good death (dying well)”. I added prayers, “Pro inimicis… for enemies”, as I have for several days now. This is … Continue reading

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Msgr. Richard Soseman – R.I.P.

I heard today that a good friend of mine Msgr. Richard Soseman died from the Wuhan Devil.   He was 57.   A story HERE I’ve known him for many years.   He worked in Rome in the Curia for a time and … Continue reading

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NOTA BENE! FINAL DAY 30 Nov. – Special Decree extends opportunity for Plenary Indulgence for Poor Souls through whole of November

30 November: FINAL DAY The Church’s senior tribunal, which handles all matter of the internal forum and indulgences, the Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary, has issued a decree about the annual opportunity to gain indulgences for the souls in Purgatory in time … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2020 01: “Jesus thirsts for us to thirst for Him”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 01, for the 1st Sunday of Advent. https://wdtprs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/01_advent20.mp3 Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 01: “Jesus thirsts for us to thirst for Him” These 5 minute offerings are a token of gratitude especially for my benefactors.  Thank … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 24th and Last after Pentecost (NO: Christ the King) 2020

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday (obligation or none), either live or on the internet?  Let us know what it was.   Too many people today are without good, strong … Continue reading

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LIVE VIDEO – 7 Nov – 1200h CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Mass for the Dead & Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Standard Time (= UTC -5 and ROME 1900h).  (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: Mass for the Dead Prayers added: For patience After Mass: Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels Today’s Mass … Continue reading

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Notes about Holy Communion

I saw a very good post at Ann Barnhardt’s blog. HERE It is in no way polemical or political. It is, however, both timely and perennial. It is something that needs refreshing in the minds and hearts of many and … Continue reading

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All Souls Masses – changes to rubrics when saying three Masses continuously

I am getting ready to say my three Masses today. On two days of the year, the priest has the privilege of saying three Masses: Christmas and All Souls.  On Christmas, he can keep three stipends for the Masses.  On … Continue reading

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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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