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You are NOT exempt from service, dear readers.  None of us are. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At Crisis today there is a good piece about “cancel culture” and the would-be despots who use it as a tool of bullying and intimidation. “Cancel culture” is within the walls, now, of the Church as well, like orcs at … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Blessing ashes at home

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Peace and good times, Father Z. [Right now, I’d settle for okay times.] May the blessing and distribution of ashes be done at home in this time of pandemic? Our Archdiocese (in the Philippines) and the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why do people today freak out so much over the idea of exorcisms?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I saw the really good posts that Father Tim Finigan and Father John Hunwicke put on their blogs and the comments.  Why, Father Z, do you think people today freak out so much over the idea … Read More

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ASK FATHER: How to suggest more Latin and Gregorian Chant in a Novus Ordo Parish without being annoying?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: How do you suggest a layman approach the question of getting more Latin used in a NO mass (or even of suggesting a traditional mass) without coming off as though I am telling the priest how … Read More

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ASK FATHER: A one-page info sheet to help get the TLM started in a parish. ACTION ITEM!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We’ve communicated a few times in the past concerning efforts to get the TLM going our parish. Thanks for your advice and input along the way. We are making progress. Can you suggest a simple one-pager … Read More

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Is survival mode all we have now?

No one can give what they don’t have.  In fun-Latin, nemo dat quod non ‘got’.  And yet the universal vocation to evangelize is predicated on what we have, what we have received. We haven’t been evangelizing well.  Rather, we seems to … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Projector screens installed in church

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering if you have any ammunition one might use to argue against the installation of projector screens in a church. My son, in seminary, just learned that a fellow seminarian’s home parish has ‘voted’ … Read More

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Fathers! Votive options on Tuesday and Thursday after Sexagesima: Passion of the Lord and Reparation for Insults against the Eucharist

Tuesday after Sexagesima Sunday (which, as I write is in two day), there was a tradition of saying a Votive Mass of the Passion of the Lord. There were once various Votive Masses available focusing on the arma Christi, the … Read More

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Burying the “Alleluia”

There is a lovely custom attached to Septuagesima Sunday and Pre-Lent: burying the Alleluia. At Septuagesima we stop, in the traditional rites, singing an Alleluia after the Gradual and, instead, sing a Tract.  The Alleluia isn’t heard in Masses of … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Communion in the hand at the Traditional Latin Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, is allowing Communion in the Hand at the TLM/EF Mass something that is at the discretion of the local ordinary? I don’t know if some of our parish’s “extra” priests are confused, but even though … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: Good article at Crisis. Then Fr. Z rants.

There is a good article at Crisis today, which all of you should both send by email and print out and hand to or send by mail to both your local priests and your bishops. This is time sensitive. As … Read More

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“Here is a link to a Newsreel from 1949 that seems as if it is from another planet.”

A friend sent this, with the comment, “Here is a link to a Newsreel from 1949 that seems as if it is from another planet.”   A world that’s gone? I wonder… what sort of, what magnitude of cataclysm would … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Coming late to Mass and reception of Holy Communion

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: If one is late for Mass because of an unexpected occurrence (line for confession was longer than expected, traffic, etc.), is he permitted to receive Communion? Is there a point in the Mass at which a … Read More

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From a reader – “Idea: Spiritual battle/Catholic Church fullness of faith.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…. Idea: Spiritual battle/Catholic Church fullness of faith. Sure the Rosary but at the same time Holy Bishops and priestly exorcists casting out the Devil from our land, the Church. My priest asked an expert and he said … Read More

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20 Jan: St. Sebastian, invoked against the pandemic

Today, 20 January, is the feast of early martyrs, St. Fabian, who became Pope and St. Sebastian, a soldier who had risen through the ranks at the time of Diocletian.  When the Emperor learned that Sebastian was a Christian, the … Read More

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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany (TLM) & WDTPRS – 2nd Ordinary (NO): God knows our needs better than we do

COVID-1984 (aka the cursed Wuhan Devil) Inauguration Civil strife Suppression of freedoms Cancel culture in the Church I can’t think of a time when it was more important to beg God for mercy and aid, with bent knees, face to … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why isn’t there a paper book with the Sunday propers in Latin and English?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ll keep this short – I use my Kindle for Mass – the Missal available from the Patrimoniuim Press with propers for Sundays only. PP also sells a Kindle version daily missal. My wife prefers paper … Read More

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WDTPRS: Collect for the Votive Mass “to beg the grace of dying well”

Yesterday, I celebrated a Votive Mass “ad postulandam gratiam bene moriendi… to beg for the grace of dying well”. Let’s have a look at the COLLECT for the Mass to ask for a good death. Omnipotens et misericors Deus, qui humano … Read More

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WDTPRS: Prayer for enemies – Part III

ADDENDUM: You might want to see this. HERE Some people outlandishly concluded or maliciously claimed that because I added prayers “for enemies” to the orations of a Votive Mass asking for the grace of a good death, that I was … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Baptism by immersion but water didn’t touch the head

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently witnessed a baptism by immersion. As each person of the Most Holy Trinity was invoked, the baby was dipped into the water except for the head. Then, after the third immersion, the priest also … Read More

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