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ASK FATHER: Traditional Confirmation Availability?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Now that confirmation season is in full force, do you know of any diocese that are granting permission to have confirmation in the old rite? My family and I live in 2 locations throughout the year … Read More

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Concerning the Traditional Latin Mass in Washington D.C.

The effects of the cruel Traditionis custodes are widespread. Here is an excerpt from an email, followed by a link to a blog post about the D.C. situation regarding the Vetus Ordo. We are praying hard for the Cardinal at this time. … Read More

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday after Easter (1962MR): The smoke of Satan in the Temple of God

The Collect for the 4th Sunday after Easter, in the traditional Roman calendar, is the same as the Collect for the 21st Ordinary Sunday in the post-Conciliar calendar. Or… the other way around! Let’s look at the structure. Deus, qui … Read More

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday after Easter (Vetus Ordo): Every Catholic is called to evangelize

In the midst of chaos, we need to bring our minds to the work at hand, our work of sacred liturgy, the renewal of which is our only hope for true revitalization of the Church. This Sunday’s Collect survived the … Read More

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Brace for vicious cruelty in Washington, DC.

UPDATE: I received this and, in fairness, it ought to be shared: Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf, Your posting about our parish slightly mischaracterizes what was said at mass today about Cardinal Gregory’s thoughts about the Extraordinary Form Mass at our parish.  … Read More

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A Lutheran pastor muses about the state of the Catholic Church. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The following was penned by a Lutheran at the blog Pastoral Meanderings: The Random Thoughts of a Lutheran Parish Pastor It is packed with items for reflection. One in particular caught my eye.  My emphases and comments. The glory of Rome. . . … Read More

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ASK FATHER: On Good Friday should we venerate a Cross or a Crucifix?

UPDATE 16 April From a reader… Father, I know you’re not a fan of the Book of Blessings, [You’ve got that right!] but being an “official” ritual book, these two paragraphs from Chapter 35, “Order for the Blessing of a … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2022 – 40: Palm Sunday – “Reign over my family and over all of society.”

Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. COLLECT: Depends… but… Santa Maria “in turris” STATION: St. John Lateran Fr. Troadec speaks about Christ as our King, now reigning. B. Idelfonso Schuster sheds fascinating light on the … Read More

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A few thoughts about today’s Vetus Ordo reading from Daniel and priestly identity

This is Thursday in Passion Week. Today in the Gospel a penitent woman washes Christ feet with her tears. One week from today is Holy Thursday when Christ washed the feet of his Apostles. The first reading today is from … Read More

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SAVE THE LITURGY – SAVE THE WORLD: We need a strong revival of the Forty Hours Devotion and we need it NOW.

For years I’ve contended that we need a strong revival of the Forty Hours Devotion. Forty Hours Devotion developed in time of necessity.  It is not a kind of long Corpus Christi.  It is not a long Holy Thursday. It … Read More

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How is what Paul VI did to the Mass entirely unlike what Pius V did?

From the great Fr. John Hunwicke at his elevating blog Mutual Enrichment [emphases and comments mine]: Popes, Liturgy, and Authority (3): S PIUS V compared with S PAUL VI and PF We are sometimes told that the imposition of a new … Read More

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Bp. Schneider interviewed – VIDEO and new book, “The Catholic Mass”

We are our rites. Liturgy is doctrine… is identity… is life choices. The only way to turn things around is to turn our sacred liturgical worship around… including turning in back to God, in more than one way. Attacks on … Read More

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Today, a heart-felt plea to God for the Church.

Today in the Vetus Ordo the prayer of Daniel rises from Holy Church’s lips, the Lord’s own voice in the sacred liturgical action, to God the Father … on behalf of the CHURCH today. Context is key.  These Vetus Ordo … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2022 – 12: 2nd Sunday of Lent – Self-expression

Daily 5 minute podcast to encourage you in your Lenten discipline. Collect Church: NONE Station: St. Mary “in Domnica” or “alla Navicella” Today: We find out why there is no Collect church assigned. Then, an amazing insight from Bl. Idelfonso … Read More

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Turn Towards The Lord Again!

Solomon’s Temple was much larger than the Tabernacle of Moses, in part because it was also intended to be a house of prayer for all nations, the Gentiles.   As a matter of fact, Gentiles helped build the Temple. When Solomon … Read More

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Thoughts on Francis’ claim that non-vernacular readings are “laughing at the Word of God”

Fr. John Hunwicke’s blog is a constant source of fascinating details, amusing invective, and inverting insight. Those first two may be obvious, but what do I mean by “inverting insight”? I mean that Fr. H has a keen ability to … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes: Quinquagesima (Novus Ordo: 8th Ordinary)

Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff. Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at the Masses for the Septuagesima Sunday (Novus Ordo: 6th Ordinary Sunday). … Read More

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What is at the heart of the progressivist attacks on the Traditional Latin Mass and the accusations that people who want it are “against Vatican II”? Here’s what it is.

A little over a year ago, I read something from one of the foremost of the “self-promoting through papalotry” voices of the ecclesiologically progressive gang.  It was alarming in its implications. What I had read was a claim that Vatican … Read More

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ACTION ITEM & BOOK NOTICE: A “how to” manual of ceremonies for the PRE-1955 TRIDUUM and PENTECOST! Wherein Fr. Z rants on the times we are in, books you should buy, and why you should buy them.

I have an action item for you.  Below, I am pushing a couple of books, one old and one new.  Here on my treasure chest, this blog, I am channeling my inner Matthew 13:52. But first, a rant from your … Read More

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It’s happening, exactly as I have been saying for years.

At The Catholic Thing today there is a piece by Michael Pakaluk, “Is Vatican II ‘Spent’? My immediate answer is, yes.  It was “spent” almost as soon as it ended.  It is “time bound” and not very “evergreen”.  Bits of … Read More

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