Category Archives: Linking Back

OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter

A friend reminded me today – this dark dark day – that it is the “Eve of St. Agnes Day”.  I am quite devoted to St. Agnes, and I have 1st class relic of her. My friend reminded me today … Continue reading

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OLDIE CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 28: Bye bye, lully lullay

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 28, for Holy Innocents. Lully, Lullay.  And dom Prosper Guéranger writes of the Feast of the Holy Innocents.  We hear the rendering of the text of the Coventry Carol by Philip Stopford. These 5 minute offerings are … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: fun new, old book and fun new, old post.

The other day a friend of mine was driving through town on his way to his ancestral place and he dropped by for some supper. Astute and considerate, he had spotted in a used bookstore a slim volume he thought … Continue reading

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A Roman Mystery: The Lost Tomb of St. Jerome

NB: TODAY is the 1600th anniversary of the death of St. Jerome!   If there have to be reality TV shows or treasure hunt movies, I propose finding the tomb of St. Jerome (+420) in the Basilica of St. Mary Major … Continue reading

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17 September – St. Robert Bellarmine – Doctor and Pot Scrubber of the Church

Today, 17 September, is the anniversary of the death of St. Robert Bellarmine, “hammer of heretics”.  In the traditional calendar he is celebrated on 13 May. This mighty Doctor was a true Jesuit. He was a scholar, a good teacher, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Exaltation of the Cross … and kingly herbs … and BASIL EMERITUS!

Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.  The feast commemorates the discovery, as tradition has it under sweet basil herb bushes, of the Holy Cross by Emperor Constantine’s mother St Helena in AD 325 in Jerusalem as … Continue reading

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Assumption: The 4th Glorious Mystery

NB: Today, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we can begin a 54 Day Novena! Here is something I posted back in 2006 for my “Patristic Rosary Project”.  I drill into into the Mysteries we reflect on during recitation of the … Continue reading

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A great piece about St. Damien of Molokai and a couple thoughts about AOC

Not long ago, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14 – aka AOC), said that a statue in the US Capitol of St. Damien of Molokai, was part of a “white supremecist culture”. What a foolishly ignorant thing to say.    AOC … Continue reading

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URGENT: CDF responds to ‘dubia’ about the baptismal formula, “WE baptize you….”

I have to issue an important correction. Back in 2009, I answered a question about the validity of the form for baptism: “We baptize you…”.  I wrote at the time that my first inclination was that that was invalid.  Then … Continue reading

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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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