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Easter Card Followup

Here is a follow up on a post I had made some time ago about Easter cards. HERE If Christmas cards, how much more Easter cards? I am happy to report that some cards have been forwarded. I’ve heard from … Read More

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Video update about the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris.

We all watched with horror as the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris burned. Here is a video update about the building. ?  

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Here’s something you don’t see everyday. VIDEO

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Today is Rome’s Birthday, 2775nd. Rome and the sun and time are intertwined. For example, Augustus set up an Egyptian obelisk as the gnomon of a sundial. The obelisk of St. Peter’s also casts … Read More

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Just Too Cool: The Shroud examined with a new dating technique…. SURPRISE! (Not!)

I am ever delighted when I hear news that some new technological development has been used to discover a hitherto unimagined detail in one of our famous miraculous objects.  For example, the development, pun intended, of photography reveal that the … Read More

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Now THAT’s what I’m talkin’ about!

The Gloria at the Easter Vigil at Brompton Oratory.

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SPECTACULAR! New Gregorian Chant from the nuns of Gower Abbey: TENEBRAE

I am really happy to inform you that the wonderful nuns of Gower Abbey, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, have a new disc and digital download: Tenebrae at Ephesus US HERE – UK HERE These are the RESPONSORIES … Read More

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CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio and Apostolic Pardon converge

From a reader… I was the gentleman that called you in February and thanked you for harping on getting the Apostolic Pardon for the dying. I did that for my father, Daniel, and left a message after he passed. You … Read More

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Miscellaneous observations

A few interesting stories… First, call about a long distance call.  HERE   In 1977 Voyager 1 was sent to the outer edge of the solar system.   In November, NASA wanted try to extend the probe’s life by doing a course … Read More

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Macro and micro.

There is an amazing image at APOD today, a representation of the “Observable Universe”. There is something simultaneously elevating and visceral about this image, forward looking and yet primitive. I have a sense that the cosmos is so large because … Read More

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15 March – A ramble about the #IdesOfMarch

We call today the Ides of March, made especially famous in the English speaking world by Shakespeare in his play Julius Caesar. Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue shriller than all the … Read More

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And now for something completely different

Here is something different to start, or to continue your day. A crusader song of the 12th century. The text is by one of the earliest troubadours, Marcabrus, and is – I think – in Old Occitan. There is a mesmerizing quality … Read More

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Shrove Tuesday: A Proper Mass in the Vetus Ordo “in honor of the Holy Face”

Today is Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday which is the beginning of Lent for the Roman Church. Did you know that there is a Mass proper for Shrove Tuesday?   It’s a Votive Mass in Honor of the Holy … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 430, etc.

Forty Hours at Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini. Photo by The Great Roman™ Fervorino from today’s Requiem Mass. HERE WORDLE I lost in Latin today.  Grrr. For your edification…

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VIDEO: Amazing church construction. It is not obligatory to build ugly churches.

I have always admired those in the Church who can think big, create projects, and bring them to completion. Hence, I found this project fascinating.  I’ve been following the videos. The SSPX is building a huge church in Kansas dedicated … Read More

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Iron sharpens iron! A new initiative in the UK called the Catholic Military Association of Our Lady of Victories

From readers in the UK… Dear Fr Z I’m writing to let you know about a new initiative in the UK called the Catholic Military Association of Our Lady of Victories. The Assoc draws it’s membership from serving and reserve … Read More

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Gregorian chant disc by FSSP seminarians tops the charts. I suspect that might annoy some people.

This disc of Gregorian chant and Christmas music has been on the top of the classical charts for weeks. It’s popularity must be increased.  This is a concrete sign of what people want, not what is being forced by Rome et al. … Read More

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I am in total awe of a piece posted – thank you – at Rorate. A monumental take down of Traditionis custodes and the Dubious Dubia using Francis’ own categorical declarations about freedom, conscience, clericalism, proselytizing, discernment. A Manual for Resistance.

Today, on the last day of this annus terribilis, I am in total awe of a piece posted – thank you! – at Rorate.  HERE The writer was a lawyer in Buenos Aires, now a priest with a super CV. … Read More

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27 Dec – St. John the Evangelist – Today we bless WINE!

The liturgical year guided and nourished and shaped Catholics for centuries.  It does so far less now, since it is much diminished after the “reforms” that hacked away at the calendar. However, once upon a time people not only followed … Read More

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VIDEO – 1948, Christmas in Notre-Dame de Paris.

Biretta tip to tweeter @father_rmv o{]:¬) 1948, Christmas in Notre-Dame de Paris. Meanwhile, in the Paris of today at St-Nicholas-du-Chardonnet (Live as I post.) And at Saint-Eugène – Sainte-Cécile

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People flocked to a Bishop’s Traditional “Rorate Mass”

For years I have said that if bishops want to control the TLM in their dioceses, the best way to do it would be to get involved. These are Catholics who would go to the wall, if necessary. When bishops … Read More

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