Category Archives: Four Last Things

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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Requests for GREGORIAN MASSES and PRIESTS who can say them

Sometimes when I post this, people send emails about various places that take Gregorian Masses.  That’s not what this post is for. Also, I am on the road, so I might not react immediately. ___ People sometimes write to me to … Continue reading

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“Behold, I make all things new.”

US HERE – UK HERE The moment which, every time, nearly overwhelms me to the point of not being able to breathe is when Christ falls and His Mother has her flashback.  She – past and present – rushes to … Continue reading

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Your Good News – UPDATED

Do you have some personal good news for the readership? Yesterday, I found daffodils on sale. One of my favorite flowers. Here, “Still Life with Extinguished Candle, Daffodils and Ganganelli Mug“. There’s an allegory in there somewhere, just as in … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants about Hell and sin and Enemy of the soul

I often read from visitors here that they rarely, if ever, hear anything about the Four Last Things from their pulpits. I mention the reality of our possible eternal destiny with some frequency here and from the pulpit. It is … Continue reading

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“You just want the 1950’s back!”

One of the things that the goulish faculty of my hellish US seminary hissed at me in my re-education sessions during my second awful year when I was under super double-top secret probation, was “You just want the 1950’s back!” … Continue reading

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Mass and Triumphalism. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The other day I posted something about churches and synagogues losing membership.  HERE This is going to happen, friends.  Demographics, on top of decades of stupidity, are not on our side. I’m not saying that this is the great “falling … Continue reading

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“Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times.”

From Matins today: Lesson from the second letter of St. Paul the Apostle to Timothy (2 Tim 3:1-5) Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times. Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, … Continue reading

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