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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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- The most evident mark of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clerics who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds.
St. John Eudes
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“He [Satan] will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.”
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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
"Let us realize that this remark of Cicero (Brutus 37, 140) can be in a certain way referred to [young lay people]: 'It is not so much a matter of distinction to know Latin as it is disgraceful not to know it.'" - St. John Paul II
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- Card. Sarah wrote about Joseph Ratzinger and Sacred Liturgy… has the article been “cancelled”?
- The Synod on Synodality (“walking together on walking togetherity”) tackles the problem of its own CO2 emissions
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- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 16th Sunday after Pentecost (N.O.: 24th) 2023 – 3rd Sunday in the “Season of Creation”
- Adventures in Sunday Worship: St. Anne’s and the Season of Creation
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- From “The Private Diary of Bishop F. Atticus McButterpants” – 23-09-07 – Annual priest convocation
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- REMEMBER! There’s only ONE expression of the Roman Rite. You can’t have your Vetus! It’s all Novus! All the time!
- Clarifications clarify the clarity of the clearness clarified.
- Card. Müller calls the October Synod (“walking together”): “the great hour of manipulation”
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- Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ, leaves La Civiltà Cattolica to become “Under-Secretary” at Dicastery for Culture and Education
- 14 September: Exaltation of the Cross and Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- Thursday 14 September – a good menu choice – BASIL PESTO
- From “The Private Diary of Bishop F. Atticus McButterpants” – 23-09-12 – Request that relic of St. Jude’s Arm be brought to Diocese of Libville
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- Now THAT’S what I call “concelebration”!
- Ed Pentin, the best working Vaticanista in Rome, has a must read post at his blog by José Antonio Ureta
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- 12 September – Feast of the Holy Name of Mary and anniversary of the Battle of Vienna (1683)
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- Rumors of a forced-resignation attack on Bp. Joseph Strickland from ROME
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Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Category Archives: GO TO CONFESSION
Given that I recently posted again, after a long time, about Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession (HERE) I had to share this from my friend Patrick Madrid. Pertaining to Tip 2: pic.twitter.com/RkltGEqFOY — Patrick Madrid ?? (@patrickmadrid) … Read More
Many years ago I posted Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession If you are nervous about making a confession, or perhaps afraid, use these tips. I hope they will be helpful. I was recently contacted by a … Read More
GO TO CONFESSION. There is no sin so bad that you can commit that God can’t forgive, provided you ASK for forgiveness. The way He wants you to do that is through the SACRAMENT he instituted precisely so that we … Read More
This is a reminder to… GO TO CONFESSION! Taken from My Days With Benedict XVI US HERE – UK HERE
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently got over myself and went to confession after being away from the sacramental life of the church for a number of years. I then realized that I had not confessed the fulfillment of my … Read More
From a reader… QUAERITUR: In your very, very fruitful apostolic endeavors, might you please have a moment to a) correctly list the Imprecatory Psalms, and b) expound on them a bit Good God…why everyone isn’t praying them daily is a … Read More
I received this note today: Let me share something with you as a note of appreciation on this Holy Vigil. You always write: GO TO CONFESSION! And I did. After thirteen years… When the session ended, my confessor, Father J, … Read More
April 1st 2023 Dear Diary, Lenten reconciliation service at the cathedral. Different stations for reconciliation set up with six priests and me. We used one of the old “box” confessionals for the people stuck in the past! God love ’em. … Read More
There was a glitch when I uploaded the file. It has been corrected. Daily 5 minute podcast to help you in your Lenten discipline. Roman Station: Santi Silvestro e Martino ai Monti Collect: Santi Quirico e Giulitta TODAY: We hear … Read More
I had an exchange this morning via texting with a friend who was wondering about the validity of an absolution. I suspect that priests who screw around with the words of absolution aren’t purposely trying to be cruel… but that’s … Read More
Daily 5 minute podcast to help you in your Lenten discipline. Roman Station: Ss. Marcelino e Pietro Collect: San Clemente TODAY: Some notes helpful for confession Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · LENTCAzT 2023 – 18: Saturday 2nd Week – Confession notes
ASK FATHER: What is the status of SSPX weddings when the local bishop denies permission, delegation?
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am from a town where the SSPX has recently established a vibrant chapel and has been extremely generous in providing Traditional Latin Mass and other Sacraments in the traditional rite. The local diocesan parish has … Read More
ACTION ITEM! Form of absolution to CHANGE in 2023. OPPORTUNITY: Inform priests who have been screwing around with the form of absolution.
As of ASH WEDNESDAY – 22 February 2023 – the Novus Ordo form of absolution in English is to change slightly in these USA. There has been an official tweak of the English translation of the Latin. In 2021 the US Bishops … Read More
ASK FATHER: “I am in need of confession and I feel to embarrassed to speak to my church face to face.”
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hello Father , I am in need of confession and I feel to embarrassed to speak to my church face to face. I am asking for a chance to rid myself of these thorns that won’t … Read More
I saw this photo on Twitter. I post just the photo and not the link because of the off-color remark that accompanied it, surely motivated by disgust. I’m not precisely sure what motivated the off-color remark about this sign. Several … Read More
ASK FATHER: I just learned we have to confess mortal sins in kind and NUMBER. But I haven’t been doing that. I don’t want to go to Hell.
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have recently learned I believe several years ago then when going to confession one must confess mortal sins by kind and “x” times #. Well, I don’t think I’ve ever done that until I found … Read More
I’m getting a lot of questions about something that Francis said to seminarians from Barcelona. Story at the Catholic Herald HERE. As the tale goes, Francis delivered profanity-studded “off the cuff” remarks to seminarians, including “not to be clerical, to forgive everything”, adding … Read More
A the beginning of a new civil calendar year, quite a few people are moved (at least for a while) to assess their lives and resolve (at least for a while) to make some changes. These changes are mostly about … Read More
ASK FATHER: Friends returning to the Church say they can receive Communion without going to confession first
From a reader… QUAERITUR: After a number of years away from the faith of my childhood, I made the decision to return to the Catholic church. After attending a few masses, my heart longed to receive the Eucharist, so I … Read More