Category Archives: Linking Back

A man you readers helped has been ordained to the priesthood!

Here’s something to make your day a little brighter. Do you long term readers remember helping an American seminarian, then deacon, for the Institute of Christ the King raise money to pay for his seminary formation?  (Yes, most of the … Continue reading

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07/07/07 – 13th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum – Fr. Z rants.

Today is the 13th Anniversary of the release of the of Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.   The text was released on 7 July 2007 – 7/7/7 Just for fun, this blog’s page on that day: HERE It is good … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 36: St. Augustine on John the Baptist; The Vespers hymn “Ut queant laxis”

New word for the day: hexachord I think my production skills have improved a bit since then!   OLDIE TEXT Originally: 24 June 2007 Our PODCAzT for this Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist presents a selection from … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Sunday: Morse and a bite from the past

I’ve finally gotten serious about Morse Code for CW.  My goal: get up to speed with Morse so I can do CW on a an extremely portable QRP rig. In past summers I had set myself a goal of one … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on three purposes for Corpus Christi

In 1986 the English edition of Joseph Ratzinger’s Feast of Faith was published by Ignatius Press.  At the time, it was a bombshell of enormous importance.  It is still extremely helpful in understanding the state of the Church in the world … Continue reading

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“Katonda!” The Feast of St Charles Lwanga, Martyr. Perhaps the best patron saint for LGBT

“Katonda!” Not next year, because in 2021 it will be the Feast of Corpus Christi, but in 2022 I will with real pleasure be able to celebrate, using the Traditional Missale Romanum, the Feast of St. Charles Lwanga.  The decree Cum … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Pentecost Tuesday: Wherein Fr. Z performs a liturgical dance

According to the older, traditional Roman calendar, today is Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost. On this day the traditional “Dancing Procession” is performed in Echternach, Luxembourg, founded by St. Willibrord.   As bands play, the people move forward slowly in … Continue reading

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Octave of Pentecost PODCAzTs

Some 12 years ago, I made a series of PODCAzTs for the Octave of Pentecost.   My technical  abilities have improved a little since then, and I seem to have had a little more energy, but they aren’t bad. So, these … Continue reading

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26 May 1991: Ordination

When this date rolls around, I usually say to myself: “Well… I made it this far.” Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, probably because Ember Days … Continue reading

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UPDATE: BAPTISMAL FONT PROJECT – INSTALLATION! Video message to YOU READERS!

I have GREAT news! Do you remember that last October, while I was in Rome, we had a fundraiser for “new”, but antique, baptismal font for the church Santissima Trinita dei Pelegrini (my adoptive parish in Rome)?  That is the … Continue reading

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@BishopStika responds to @FatherZ, who responds in turn. And feedback about yesterday’s furious post.

Yesterday, I expressed my anger at the selfish jackasses who verbally abused a woman working the switchboard of a US diocese because that diocese’s bishop, Most. Rev. Richard Stika of Knoxville banned Communion on the tongue due to COVID-1984. He … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 084: Quo Primum of St. Pius V (1570) and the Missale Romanum – “henceforth, now, and forever”

I’ve been getting questions about the infamous “survey” sent out to bishops about Summorum Pontificum and its implementation (or more likely NOT!) in their dioceses.  I wrote about it HERE.   The important thing is not to panic and act like … Continue reading

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23 April: Talk Like Shakespeare Day – a review and a foretelling

As it is the twenty-third of the what the other Poet dubbed “the cruelest month”, this day henceforth shall ever be renowned as Talke Lyke Shakespeare Daye. I’ve been digging around in archives and I have uncovered yet another rare … Continue reading

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Friday after 1st Passion Sunday: Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows and the “Our Lady of Sorrows Project”

Today, Friday after 1st Passion Sunday, and a 1st Friday this year, we commemorate Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows.  Priests can say the Mass of Our Lady of Sorrows today, with counter-intuitive white vestments, a Gloria and other aspects usually … Continue reading

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21 January St. Agnes: “Intercede and beg a return of orthodoxy, sanity and sanctity to the Roman Church!”

Let us today invoke St. Agnes, virgin and martyr. O glorious Agnes who, though weak, were chosen by God to make His own might manifest in your martyrdom, together with the Peter and Paul and the other Roman martyrs and … Continue reading

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