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ASK FATHER: Is Mass valid if it is offered in a desecrated place? Wherein @fatherz rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: After a black mass or an occult rite occurs that consecrates the sanctuary of a Catholic Church to Lucifer (heaven forbid), but before that sacred space has been reconsecrated and restored for Catholic use, what would … Read More

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The Lord’s Ascension, Beans, and You

I so very much wanted to be in Rome this month.  My anniversary is coming up.  The strawberries and artichokes are around, along with broad beans. We have lovely customs in our wonderful Roman Catholic Church, including special blessings on … Read More

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WDTPRS – 5th Sunday after Easter (TLM): Liturgical goop. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I am going to drag you – again – through my standard and sustained rant about liturgy, punctuated by Latin vocabulary and Neoplatonism. First, to be grown up Catholics we need a Mass for grown ups. Our Mass should give … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Appurtenant pasta for a Pentecost repast

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Since Pentecost is known for tongues as of flame descending upon the faithful, is there an traditional linguini dish often served on this feast day? Good for you for asking in advance.  As of this writing, … Read More

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Before “Alleluia!”, comes “Eli! Eli! Lama sabachthani?” – Wherein @FatherZ rants.

At The Catholic Thing Russell Shaw pressed on a neuralgic point in a discussion of what I call the “demographic sink hole” that is opening inexorably under the Church in these USA. While at toward the end he brings up … Read More

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“The constant negativity directed to us priests by…” Wherein Fr. Z relates, reacts, reflects and rants.

At Catholic World Report, Fr. Peter Stravinskas offers a reflection on the way Francis seems constantly to denigrate and insult priests affects both morale and vocations. His observations coincide with my own.  One of things he said struck a strong … Read More

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Vatican “rehabilitation” of … Judas?

I saw something that really bothered me the other day at Ann Barnhardt’s site.  She picked up on a post by Tradition In Action which reported that the Vatican’s daily, L’Osservatore Romano, published something on Holy Thursday (Anno CLXI n. … Read More

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WDTPRS: Palm Sunday – an example so perfect that it transforms us

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  Holy week includes the Sacred Triduum. The principal ceremonies of the Palm Sunday Mass include the blessing of palm branches (or olive branches in some parts of the world, such as Rome) … Read More

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“Do you really think you should be doing that?” Regarding the St. Peter’s Suppression. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Robert Royal has written eloquently about the cruel and blinkered Saint Peter’s Suppression (SPS) at The Catholic Thing. An excerpt: [I]t reflects yet another instance of the Church – or at least some high-placed officials in the Vatican – reducing … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Lenten Lentils

My post about Benedictines making wine (France) and beer (Italy) reminded me that I once posted a great Lenten recipe for lentils.  I recall that there was some controversy about the use of chicken stock. I made the lentils last … Read More

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A different compendium

Yesterday, I posted about Socci’s views on who the true Pope may be.  HERE.  A couple days ago, I posted about the new highly critical Compendium about the odd teachings of Francis, HERE.  In that post, I said that, if … Read More

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@BishopBarron on Barron. @EricSammons on Barron. Wherein @FatherZ rants.

On 2 March Bp. Robert Barron issued an apologia at Word On Fire: “The Evangelical Path Of Word On Fire”. He spends his first several hundred words talking about his own efforts to battle “beige” Catholicism through a “missionary spirit … Read More

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PRAYER REQUEST

Kind readers… may I ask a prayer from you to St. Joseph? I suggest the Litany, but … please… anything.

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VIDEO PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land: Day 8

Some people have written to me to ask how they could sign onto a TLM pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr. Z.   I supposed you had better write to to the organizer!  HERE  Orbis Catholicus Travel.  Maybe if a … Read More

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VIDEO PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land: Day 7

Continued from HERE. Last year when we were teetering on the brink of normal and 1984, I was chaplain for a Traditional Mass pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We had wonderful participants, whom I think of with fondness to this … Read More

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Priest weeps at irreverence for Eucharist, tells people to receive on the tongue. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From ChurchPop comes a video and article about a priest who, clearly reacting to some act(s) of irreverence in regard to the Blessed Sacrament, had enough of the sacrilege.  There is a video of him literally weeping and then explaining … Read More

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VIDEO PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land: Day 5

Continued from HERE. Last year when we were teetering on the brink of normal and 1984, I was chaplain for a Traditional Mass pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  We had wonderful participants, whom I think of with fondness to this day.  … Read More

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VIDEO PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land: Day 3

Continued from HERE. Last year when we were teetering on the brink of normal and 1984, I was chaplain for a Traditional Mass pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  We had wonderful participants, whom I think of with fondness to this … Read More

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VIDEO PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land: Day 1

Last year when we were teetering on the brink of normal and 1984, I was chaplain for a Traditional Mass pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  We had wonderful participants, whom I think of with fondness to this day.  We visited … Read More

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Rush Limbaugh passed away

Rush Limbaugh passed away this morning. We have lost a hero. Pray for him. Requiescat in pace.

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