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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 16th Sunday after Pentecost (N.O. 26th Sunday): “Is there a vice which God must hate more than pride?” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff. Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of obligation for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost (26th … Read More

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It’s Ember Friday in September. Fast and pray for the Church! DO IT!

Chaos is spreading.  Synods loom on the horizon.  Some aspects of the Church’s governance, teaching and worship are hardly to be recognized any longer as authentically Catholic, in continuity with what our forebears received and handed on. Shepherds at the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: “I have often felt used and abused spiritually, psychologically and emotionally by bitchy, nosy, petty, likely psychopathic/narcissist church people.”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have often felt used and abused spiritually, psychologically and emotionally by bitchy, nosy, petty, likely psychopathic/narcissist church people. What was once a naive and blind trust and obedience was crushed by the sadistic cackling of … Read More

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1926-2022

1926-2022 Queen from 1952 for 70 years and 7 months. Requiescat in pace. Remember your own mortality. Go to confession.

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ASK FATHER: I failed to do my confession penance. Now what?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I went to confession the other day to get back into the state of grace with the plan to get my spiritual life back in order after slacking and falling into habitual mortal sin during the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: The words of absolution during confession in Latin?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Given that Traditionis has prevented the faithful in some areas from continuing to experience the old ritual forms for the Sacraments, the question arose; what is the approved Latin for the Ordinary Form prayer of absolution … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: Prayer to avert a serious act of persecution – UPDATED

UPDATE 15 July: It seems that, again, there are those who cannot keep things to themselves.  I had hoped to build a prayerful barrage regarding this really bad news, in the hope that, perhaps, there were still some chances that, … Read More

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NCReg: In 2023 the Form of Absolution Will Change for US Catholics.

NCReg: The Prayer of Absolution Will Change for US Catholics in 2023. Here’s How […] The Catholic bishops of the United States in 2021 voted in favor of the new translation of the prayer, with 182 votes in favor, 6 … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Monsignor didn’t use the exact form of absolution

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve confessed to a particular priest twice, and both times, he didn’t use the exact formula of absolution.  Both times, he did the following things: 1) he omitted the line “and sent the Holy Spirit among … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Venial sins and the Novus Ordo

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was raised in the Novus Ordo, and now attend the TLM as often as I can (and it is the greatest gift!). I was taught growing up that venial sins are blotted out at Mass.  … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Priest omits some of the words of absolution. Valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, if the confessor forgot say “IN THE NAME” in absolution formula, is the sacrament VALID? But, the confessor makes the sign of the cross. Again we have some jackass who doesn’t use the proper “form” … Read More

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WDTPRS – 7th Ordinary Sunday: Rational things and a student’s prayer

Let us look at the Collect for the upcoming 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Novus Ordo. Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus, ut, semper rationabilia meditantes, quae tibi sunt placita, et dictis exsequamur et factis. Note the spiffy separation of et dictis…et … Read More

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Priest invalidly baptized for 27 years. But those “rigid”, traditional priests who stick to the words are the problem! It’s a Vatican 2 thing.

I’ve probably had half a dozen emails about this disaster today, so I will post on it and comment. It is reported at lib outlets CNN and NPR, that a priest of the Diocese of Phoenix ordained in 1995, 27 … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can a dying Catholic receive the Apostolic Pardon if there is no priest present?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a Catholic receive the Apostolic Pardon if he/she dies without a priest present. I read somewhere that, even in the absence of a priest, the Catholic Church grants a plenary indulgence to all Catholics at the moment … Read More

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A rabbit ran under the wheels of my car. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The other day I was on my way home from a social engagement and a rabbit ran under my wheels. I did not mourn for the rabbit.   I wasn’t happy about it, but I wasn’t especially sad either.  I couldn’t … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Father said “I absolve you OF your sins” instead of “FROM your sins”.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently made a confession (of mortal sins) where the priest used the full absolution formula, EXCEPT, he said “I absolve you OF your sins” instead of “I absolve you FROM your sins.” Do I need … Read More

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Assault on the Seal and Creeping Incrementalism

One of the direct assaults of Hell on the Church is the undermining by the state of the Seal of Confession. At the Italian La Nuova Bussola, there is a report on the disaster in FRANCE over the abuse scandal … Read More

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A priest’s prayers before and after making his own confession

Firstly, animi caussa, 1st Vesper for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost from the Breviarium Romanum.  Try HERE More for the brethren. Here is something I haven’t posted for a while.  It’s from an old prayerbook for priests which I’ve had since before … Read More

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Hurricane paths mapped from 1985 to 2005. Wherein Fr. Z rants about life-saving stuff.

Take in this photo from APOD.  These are hurricane paths mapped from 1985 to 2005. A few really bad ones are in there. Disasters always happen to other people… until it’s your turn. You should have plans and backups, especially … Read More

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ASK FATHER: The priest said, “I forgive you” and not “I absolve you”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is my confession valid if the Priest says, “I forgive you” instead of “I absolve you”? Everything else sounded normal. Thank-you Once again we have an example of some jackass priest who thinks he is being … Read More

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