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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
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- ACTION ITEM: Good article at Crisis. Then Fr. Z rants.
- WDTPRS: 3rd Ordinary Sunday – Which is it? “unity and peace” or “abound with good works”?
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany (NO – 3rd Ordinary) 2021
- “Here is a link to a Newsreel from 1949 that seems as if it is from another planet.”
- Daily Rome Shot 58
- CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – #ZedNet reminder – Sunday 24 Jan ’21
- The pub that survived the Great Plague is shut down by Covid-1984
- Of Benedictines, Books and Beer
- ASK FATHER: Coming late to Mass and reception of Holy Communion
- The Popes’ guts, martyrdom and YOU
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- From a reader – “Idea: Spiritual battle/Catholic Church fullness of faith.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter
- 20 Jan: St. Sebastian, invoked against the pandemic
- ASK FATHER: Prayers “for the Pope”
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- PROJECT “200!” Wherein Fr. Z asks for some help.
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- Diei duri nox…
- LIVE VIDEO – 18 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Requiem
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 2nd Sunday of Epiphany (NO – 2nd Ordinary)
- CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – #ZedNet reminder – Sunday 17 Jan ’21
- LIVE VIDEO – 17 Jan 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany
- Daily Rome Shot 53
- WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany (TLM) & WDTPRS – 2nd Ordinary (NO): God knows our needs better than we do
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Category Archives: Fr. Z’s Kitchen
I haven’t been doing much in the line of interesting cooking lately. This is partly due to the penitential nature of the season. However, on Sunday I determined to get something done, do something different. Another motive was the fact … Continue reading
Former Cardinal Becciu – whom I suspect will soon be indicted and perhaps extradited – was sacked on Thursday. I was so glad that it was Thursday, and not Wednesday or Friday… which are Ember Days. Instead, it was the … Continue reading
Back in the day, when I was living stably in Italy, I would often be invited to large gatherings of families and friends, sometimes in the countryside on the old family farm or vineyard. Inevitably there would be a division, … Continue reading
A little while ago, a reader in Blighty sent me some Patum Piperium, having described his use of it as a fine smear over well-toasted bread. “Patum Piperium!”, I piped up. “That’s interesting!” He sent me some. It is very … Continue reading
I found at the blog of the British Library a fascinating story about a recipe for cherries in the Medieval period in England. There is a recipe for chyryse in a manuscript of Forme of Cury, a recipe book of Richard … Continue reading
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
Do you have some good news for the readership? How are things going with churches where you are? (Good news, please.) For my part, some of you great people who follow my live-streamed Mass each day sent donations for flowers. … Continue reading
I am taking this as a sign from God. Today I receive in my email a photo from a priest who made cacio e pepe. Nice. A little while later I find another email from a very well-known Catholic writer with … Continue reading
A really big knife. It’s intended for pizzas, but I am contemplating other uses. And now, directly outside the window across from my door. I was going to post this the other day. On Memorial Day I got together with … Continue reading
A little while ago, I made risotto with taleggio cheese and pears. One of you readers observed that, from common love for risotto, I should have a KitchenAid Multi-Cooker [US HERE – UK HERE] Given that challenge, I put it … Continue reading
Last night I hosted another Supper For The Promotion of Clericalism™. There were six of us, all told. The menu was inspired by some good chats I’ve had recently with His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, a fine priest in England. … Continue reading
Tonight, it being the wonderful Feast of the mighty St. Joseph, it seemed that a somewhat different supper was appropriate. And yet it is a Friday, so I opted for seafood. I had thought about some mussels and I remembered … Continue reading
I should be in Rome right now. That was the plan. Since I’m not in Italy, I have brought some Italy to me, via the kitchen. I have made some risotto with taleggio cheese and pear. Here is the mise … Continue reading
The other day I noticed some cheese named for St. Rocco, who is a patron saint invoked against disease and pandemic. I took it as a sign that I should buy it… to help against the Coronavirus, you know. Trying … Continue reading
Yesterday The Great Roman™ sent me a photo of a fine bowl of pasta e ceci in the Roman style. This is a good lesson about custody of the eyes. We tend to want what we see. I immediately wanted … Continue reading
The other day I received my newsletter from the great, , traditional Benedictine monks in Norcia . The beer monks. You might consider subscribing to their beer club! Sign up and receive their terrific beer every month. This is very … Continue reading
Also for your Just Too Cool file, sent by a friend. From Science Alert: A Long-Lost Legendary Roman Fruit Tree Has Been Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seeds Scientists have cultivated plants from date palm seeds that languished in ancient ruins and … Continue reading
Firstly, I have decided to hold a rare DC blognic. However, I determined it would be best for it to be at an undisclosed location and by invitation only. Who knows if there would be some counter blognic held? Meanwhile, … Continue reading
I take a break from deep musing upon the mystery of the Epiphany to watch an episode of hilarious Upstart Crow [and UK… you probably know about this already… HERE] and have some fishy noodles. I was going to have … Continue reading