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NOTA BENE! FINAL DAY 30 Nov. – Special Decree extends opportunity for Plenary Indulgence for Poor Souls through whole of November

30 November: FINAL DAY The Church’s senior tribunal, which handles all matter of the internal forum and indulgences, the Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary, has issued a decree about the annual opportunity to gain indulgences for the souls in Purgatory in time … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z offers a plea to priests and bishops. Lay people are not forgotten.

I offer a plea to priests and bishops. For the sake of the common good and for the love of truth… PRAY for protection from the Enemy of the Soul for all those who are involved in the counting of … Continue reading

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What the TMSM is up to. Si vis pacem, para bellum.

The Wuhan Devil is intimidating people into suppressing sacred liturgical worship, which is the very life of the Church and of the world.  The Eucharist, both Its self and Its celebration, which is Holy Mass and Benediction and Processions, is … Continue reading

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Notes about Holy Communion

I saw a very good post at Ann Barnhardt’s blog. HERE It is in no way polemical or political. It is, however, both timely and perennial. It is something that needs refreshing in the minds and hearts of many and … Continue reading

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Making an upgrade to the “Two Trinities Chapel”

Above my private altar in the “Two Trinities Chapel” I have a high quality print of Murillo’s Earthly and Heavenly Trinities.  From above God the Father and God the Holy Spirit hover over the Child who stands between Mary and … Continue reading

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Control the meaning of words and you control thought. A note about #AmyConeyBarrettSCOTUS

When I worked with the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” one of our office mates was a German religious sister who had survived Dresden and then bombing in the Wuppertal.  She was one of the holiest people I’ve ever met and … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 18th Sunday after Pentecost: Who says mercy has to be gentle? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The Collect for Sunday Mass this week in the Extraordinary Form wound up in the Ordinary Form Missale Romanum as the Collect for Saturday in the 4th Week of Lent. Go figure. It had an ancient source in the Gelasian … 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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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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Jackass priests who screw around with the forms (essential words) of sacraments. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

How many times over the years have I written on this blog about priests who fool around with the forms of sacrament, the necessary words to be pronounced? How many?   A lot. Very few things disturb people more than not being … Continue reading

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The Traditional Latin Mass is going to be a key to any positive future for Catholicism in these USA.

The plural of anecdote is “data”. COVID-1984 has accelerated a force operating on the Church as inexorably as The Biological Solution works on us all:  a huge demographic sinkhole is opening under the Church.  Shortly, everything is going to look … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Purify a ciborium using a cloth purificator?

From a Jesuit priest… QUAERITUR: I have a question regarding purification: In the Vetus Ordo, it is customary to purify the paten with the thumb and index finger. What is the correct way to purify a ciborium? In the Novus … Continue reading

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26 July – Traditional Latin Mass – 8th Sunday after Pentecost – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: 8th Sunday after Pentecost Prayers Added: St. Anne, Mother of the B.V.M. After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic Will … Continue reading

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US Bishops call for prayers with Greeks about Hagia Sophia. Fr. Z suggests a different approach. UPDATED

UPDATE 23 July 2020: Originally posted 22 July 2020 The Turkish government has transformed Hagia Sophia, one of the greatest CHURCHES in what was once upon a long-lost time known as Christendom, into mosque. The Greek Orthodox Church is not … Continue reading

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26 June – Traditional Latin Mass – Sts. John & Paul, Martyrs – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Sts. John & Paul, Martyrs Prayers Added: Priestly vocations After Mass: Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels Will you please … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen and Sacristy: Starching a linen corporal to a glassy finish

A project. Recently, at Corpus Christi, I recalled the story of the Eucharistic miracle at Bolsena during which a Host bled on a corporal, which spurred the institution of the feast.  I got to thinking about corporals.  A little light … Continue reading

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Another vain attempt to impose Novus Ordo lockstep unity on the faithful: Archdiocese of Seattle

It is at least ill-advised to attempt the same thing again and again and again with unvarying poor results, and yet keep on the poorly chosen course. Yet another discouraging example of episcopal over-reach, in the interest in trying to … Continue reading

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Good podcast about Gregorian Chant in a parish setting

Here is an interesting podcast with Fr. Mark Moriarty, the pastor of my home parish in St. Paul, St. Agnes Catholic Church. He interviews, Mark Pilon and Paul LeVoir, two of the men chiefly involved with the Gregorian chant Schola … Continue reading

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The priest’s traditional Vesting Prayers – Wherein Fr. Z rants

A while ago I ranted about wanting the “salt” back in the Holy Water. Of course I bless Holy Water every Sunday, and I use exorcised and blessed salt.  What I mean by “salt” in this context, are the other … Continue reading

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WISCONSIN: Churches specifically targeted with restrictions as other buildings open. ACTION ITEM!

This. Where I am, after the county said that churches could open up to 25% capacity, like many businesses such as gyms and movie theaters, they then reversed their rule and will now force churches to have only 50 people, … Continue reading

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