Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: Prayers “for the gift of tears”

In my daily live-stream Mass today I added orations, as I often do, for various needs and purposes.   One of the sets of prayer to which I often turn in the section in the traditional Missale Romanum, the Orationes diversae, are Ad … Continue reading

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ONLINE COURSE for learning Latin responses for the Traditional Latin Mass. 5-30 October. NOW.

People often ask me what they can do to help spread celebrations of the TLM or obtain them where they are. One way is to make sure you yourself are trained in the role that you can fulfill. Priests have their … Continue reading

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Of the SSPX and Schism and The Bitter Pill

I look less and less often at the simply dreadful catholic media, such as Fishwrap and Amerika, Commonwelt and Crickey (Croix of Bobby Micky).  I also try to avoid RU-486 (aka The Bitter Pill aka The Tablet).   However, a tweet from the estimable Joseph … Continue reading

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Satanic attacks erupt after news that @RealDonaldTrump was sick from “The Wuhan Devil”

The battle we are in against COVID is spiritual battle, as well as physical. This virus, once it escaped the lab, was purposely released into the world by the Chinese government to destabilize. They knew that friendly organizers in these … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Giving money to Peter’s Pence

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I keep hearing about Peters Pence.  The Vatican is misusing the collection.  Can a Catholic give to Peters Pence in good conscience? Modern Peter’s Pence started in the time of the Papal States.  People were … Continue reading

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911 emergency phone system was down in Minnesota. Wherein Fr. Z muses.

911 numbers in Minnesota were unavailable for quite a while. A news outlet posted the 10 digit 24/7 numbers for the counties in Minnesota.  HERE You know, if I were the People’s Army, thinking in terms of unrestricted asymmetrical warfare…. … Continue reading

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Archbp. Marcel Lefebvre remains translated and VIDEO of Pontifical Mass

On 24 September 2020 the mortal remains of Arcbp. Marcel Lefebvre were translated from the SSPX seminary at Écône to the church of Cœur Immaculé de Marie. It was the 50th anniversary of the founding of the seminary. There is … Continue reading

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REVIEW: 2021 TLM Ordo from the FSSP

The FSSP’s publishing arm, Fraternity Publications, has issued their 2021 Ordo for the Traditional Roman Rite. Every sacristy, every priest, needs an Ordo.   Every priest, even those who do not (yet) say the older, traditional Form, needs a traditional calendar … Continue reading

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REVIEW: New “Red Book” for use at the Traditional Latin Mass?

In these USA and elsewhere, many people who have frequented the Traditional Latin Mass, for the first time or over years, have far and wide seen the “Red Book”. The Red Book was put together by the Coalition in Support … Continue reading

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“This is how the persecution starts…”

On the sidebar I have this quote: “Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a catafalque be used in an Ordinary Form Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it permissible for the catafalque to be used in an Ordinary Form Mass? The pandemic is making visits to cemeteries very difficult. I was wondering if the catafalque could be used in our November 2 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest says, “May Almighty God bless US” instead of “YOU”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Due to a new pastor at our parish, I’ve been hearing all sorts of novel things as Mass, and was particularly struck by the use of “May Almighty God bless US” instead of “YOU” at the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Some say @TaylorRMarshall, Tim Gordon, Archbp. Vigano are schismatic. Is this true?”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am a relatively new re-convert to Christiantiy. I have learned much from Dr. Taylor Marshall and I have started attending my local Traditional Latin Mass and have picked my latin missal at his recommendation. Some … Continue reading

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REVIEW – TLM ORDO for 2021 by Romanitas Press

I recently received a pile of books from the nice folks at Romanitas Press. I’ll present them in due time. Speaking of time, however, here is their Ordo for 2021. An Ordo is indispensible. Every priest (at least!) and every … Continue reading

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Thanks from Fr. Z and upcoming Mass for Benefactors

I will say Mass for the intention of my benefactors – I keep track of you – on Saturday, 19 September at Noon CDT (Deo volente). While I remember benefactors at every Mass, living and deceased at the respective Memento in the … Continue reading

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September Ember Days 2020 – confusion about the true dates

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I’ve seen two sets of dates for the Ember Days this September.  I thought they were supposed to be in the week after Exaltation of the Cross?  So I say a tweet from Taylor Marshall who … Continue reading

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14 September 2007 – 13th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

Today is the 13th anniversary of the implementation of Benedict XVI’s monumentally important Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  It went into force today, though it was released on 07/07/07.  This document is perhaps the most important gift from the too-short pontificate of Papa … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr Z responds to a question by Beans about the traditional rite of Confirmation

I have been informed by a reader that Massimo “Beans” Faggioli posted a tweet in which he thanked me for my prayers after his seriously rude attack on my person and against Bp. Hying.  HERE I couldn’t see his tweet … Continue reading

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VIDEO: How are newcomers to the Traditional Latin Mass treated?

I saw an oldish video interview that Taylor Marshall did with Michael Matt of The Remnant.  They range around on many topics.  However, this part is of particular value.  How are newcomers to the Traditional Latin Mass treated?  Welcomed?  Not welcomed?  … Continue reading

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@MilArchUSA Archbp. Broglio Responds to US Navy Decision to Cancel Catholic Priest Contracts

UPDATE 9 Sept 2020: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09-09-2020 Archbishop Timothy Broglio Expresses Gratitude for U.S. Navy Decision to Retain Contracts with Catholic Priests Navy reverses decision to cancel priest contracts at Naval Bases Coronado and Ventura County and Naval Support … Continue reading

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