Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ACTION ITEM: Good article at Crisis. Then Fr. Z rants.

There is a good article at Crisis today, which all of you should both send by email and print out and hand to or send by mail to both your local priests and your bishops. This is time sensitive. As … Continue reading

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Of Benedictines, Books and Beer

Today I read the newsletter from the wonderful Benedictine monks at Norcia, in Italy.  These are traditional Benedictines, a high American component, who make wonderful beer, Birra Nursia, in the place where St. Benedict was born.   You will recall that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Coming late to Mass and reception of Holy Communion

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: If one is late for Mass because of an unexpected occurrence (line for confession was longer than expected, traffic, etc.), is he permitted to receive Communion? Is there a point in the Mass at which a … Continue reading

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From a reader – “Idea: Spiritual battle/Catholic Church fullness of faith.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…. Idea: Spiritual battle/Catholic Church fullness of faith. Sure the Rosary but at the same time Holy Bishops and priestly exorcists casting out the Devil from our land, the Church. My priest asked an expert and he said … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Prayers “for the Pope”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Prayers are said for the Pope every Mass, but I can only find prayers ABOUT the Pope and his role in the collect for the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. Are there any others … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I be a Catholic AND a Libertarian?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: Is there anyone I can read about being Catholic and Libertarian? Is it possible ? With the power the secular state is allowed I find my inclination is to be as libertarian as possible without being … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why isn’t there a paper book with the Sunday propers in Latin and English?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ll keep this short – I use my Kindle for Mass – the Missal available from the Patrimoniuim Press with propers for Sundays only. PP also sells a Kindle version daily missal. My wife prefers paper … Continue reading

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Various prayers or “Orationes diversae” in the traditional Missale Romanum

I added the orations “For enemies.”  I wrote about those orations in three posts, the first of which is HERE. I had a question in email about something I did yesterday for the live-streamed Mass at Noon.  It was a … Continue reading

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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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ASK FATHER: Help for a blind priest who wants to learn the Traditional Latin Mass – UPDATED

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can you help with finding a way for […] to find proper pronunciation? Our Bishop will not allow him to say TLM unless he can “prove” proper pronunciation. He currently uses the apple translator app, but … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Baptism by immersion but water didn’t touch the head

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently witnessed a baptism by immersion. As each person of the Most Holy Trinity was invoked, the baby was dipped into the water except for the head. Then, after the third immersion, the priest also … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What is the Church’s role in creating the cancel culture?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I have a bilingual parish and I refuse to accept the idea that the two communities must be separate. For that reason, I’ve tried to introduce the basics in Latin so we can have communal celebrations. … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies

I have motive these days to pray for enemies. QUAERUNTUR: What can be our attitude about enemies? Can we enjoy the death or defeat of an enemy? Must we pray for them? Can we pray against them? There are beautiful … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What do we do if the upcoming administration outlaws Mass and the sacraments?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What are the best ways for the laity to remain in a state of grace should the Holy Mass and the sacraments eventually be outlawed by the upcoming Biden/Harris administration? The simple answer, which isn’t simple … Continue reading

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“Gregorian Mass” match ups: available priests with people who have requests

UPDATE 10 January 2021: Today I had note from a layman who made use of this matchmaking: You helped me when my father died. (Feast of St Joseph 2017). Thank you. The FSSP priest offered Masses in Jerusalem. Last Mass … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is the Sacrament of Confirmation valid if the minister uses an instrument, such as a stylus or a swab?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My son’s Confirmation is this Sunday and I just found out that the Bishop will be using a Q-tip because of Covid-19. Is this still valid? Thank you for all that you do. I find your … Continue reading

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“Let y’all know!” The “Noveritis” Epiphany chant announcement of 2021’s movable dates and feasts

At Epiphany we Latins have – traditionally – chanted a solemn proclamation of the key liturgical dates or movable feasts for the new year of salvation, just begun. This underscores how these dates and seasons are all interconnected. The liturgical … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why don’t trads want Permanent Deacons to be in traditional liturgy?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: From my brief experience, it seems that most traditionalist parishes are not interested in the permanent diaconate. This seems odd to me, since permanent deacons would be readily available for Solemn Masses, and many parishes are … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Last day for 2020 DONATIONS to Tridentine Mass Society

Folks, I know you have good charities in mind for your giving. On this last day of the year, I put before your eyes one last time, the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison. This is a 501(c)(3) … Continue reading

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AUDIO: Singing the 2020 Christmas Proclamation – Kalendas – in Latin – TLM Extraordinary Form

From a priestly reader…. QUAERITUR: Would you happen to have a shareable PDF of the Proclamation for the Usus Antiquior in the modus ordinarius? Before I answer that, let’s review. We are talking here about the Kalendas, the solemn announcement of … Continue reading

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