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- Cornelius on Pentecost Wednesday: another ranting reflection: “The surest sign that something in the Church pleases God and suits His purposes is that it has endured. This…”
- HFL on Pentecost Wednesday: another ranting reflection: “Thanks for this very insightful instuction Father Z. I, too, had wondered about the timing issue of their receiving the…”
- Father JCPS on Pentecost Wednesday: another ranting reflection: “Did Benedict XVI add the Prayers over the People during Lent back to the Roman Missal or did Saint John…”
- Imrahil on Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Pentecost Sunday 2023: “Not a sermon note, but at the charismatic event I attended (which I had been planning if I was home,…”
- TheCavalierHatherly on Pentecost Wednesday: another ranting reflection: “We have an entry in Butler for St. Gameliel: “He was of the sect of the Pharisees, and a doctor…”
- ThePapalCount on Pentecost Wednesday: another ranting reflection: “Thank you FrZ for this exceptional teaching and insight. This makes the whole Pentecost event even more powerful and amazing.…”
- Geoffrey on Pentecost Wednesday: another ranting reflection: ““If the Octave of Pentecost can be abolished for the Novus Ordo calendar, it can be reinstated, just as Benedict…”
- Greg Hlatky on Pentecost Wednesday: another ranting reflection: “This applies to yesterday’s rant as well as today’s. I’m just a poor, dumb pew sitter but I’ve been a…”
- Dad of Six on ROME 23/05 – Day 31: Last full day and an “If only…”.: ““Which of these breakfast pairings is mine? And why?” The ‘Pop Tart’ on the left. Because apples remind you of…”
- Gregg the Obscure on ROME 23/05 – Day 31: Last full day and an “If only…”.: “i still remember when my late wife – before we were married – dropped her keys while exiting an elevator…”
- JonPatrick on Pentecost Wednesday: another ranting reflection: “Concerning the fruits of traditional vs modern worship, I have been following the news from Gower MO and the exhumation…”
- TheCavalierHatherly on Pentecost Tuesday: Wherein Fr. Z rants: “Further reading has proved: 1) There is an erratum in my above comment, the narrative of Simon’s blinding in the…”
- Tom of John of God on Pentecost Tuesday: Wherein Fr. Z rants: “Cornelius, you forgot one: Wherein Fr. Z accompanies…”
- hilltop on Pentecost Tuesday: Wherein Fr. Z rants: “Having read this post, I logged in to thank you for all of it and to make Cornelius’ comment above.…”
- TheCavalierHatherly on Pentecost Tuesday: Wherein Fr. Z rants: “There is a background to that scene in the Acts, and I’m sure the lectionary’s authors had a legacy of…”
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“He [Satan] will set up a counter-Church which will be the ape of the Church because, he the devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the anti-Christ that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ. In desperate need for God, whom he nevertheless refuses to adore, modern man in his loneliness and frustration will hunger more and more for membership in a community that will give him enlargement of purpose, but at the cost of losing himself in some vague collectivity.”
“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 the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops act like bishops.”
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As for Latin…
"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
"Let us realize that this remark of Cicero (Brutus 37, 140) can be in a certain way referred to [young lay people]: 'It is not so much a matter of distinction to know Latin as it is disgraceful not to know it.'" - St. John Paul II
- Pentecost Wednesday: another ranting reflection
- ROME 23/05 – Day 31: Last full day and an “If only…”.
- Pentecost Tuesday: Wherein Fr. Z rants
- WDTPRS – Pentecost Monday: from bondage, freedom – from anxiety, peace
- ROME 23/05 – Day 29: Monday in the OCTAVE OF PENTECOST
- ROME 23/05 – Day 28: Pentecost Sunday
- WDTPRS – Pentecost Sunday: Holy Church’s fabric, the warp and the weft
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Pentecost Sunday 2023
- ROME 23/05 – Day 27: I can’t help it.
- 25 May 2023: Litany of St. Philip Neri and Prayer of Card. Baronio – VIDEO
- “Oh people will come, Reverend Mother. People will most definitely come….”
- ROME 23/05 – Day 26: Truly precious
- WDTPRS: Mass Prayers “Pro seipso sacerdote – For the priest himself” (1962MR)
- 26 May 1991: 32nd anniversary of ordination
- 23 May 2023 – Reinstallation of St. Philip Neri’s altarpiece – VIDEO
- From “The Private Diary of Bishop F. Atticus McButterpants” – 23-05-21 – Cufflinks
- ROME 23/05 – Day 25: Picture show
- From “The Private Diary of Bishop F. Atticus McButterpants” – 23-05-20 – “Breakout” session
- This might provoke a Snicker or two.
- A good point in Card. Burke’s book on when Communion should be denied
- OMNIUM GATHERUM: TLM pilgrimage, Music, Miracle sought
- ROME 23/05 – Day 24: Hoofing it and blossoms
- Laus Deo! Great news from Gower Abbey in Missouri
- Chicago Alderman to Card. Cupich: FREE THE SHRINE!
- ROME 23/05 – Day 23: Purple, Pizza and Puzzle
- ROME 23/05 – Day 22: Banns and bans
- ACTION ITEM! New Roman vestments for the parish – UPDATES – Starting to collect the pledges.
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 6th Sunday after Easter, Sunday after Ascension (N.O.: 7th of) 2023
- ROME 23/05 – Day 20: It’s the little things.
- Bad floods in Italy! A priest. A book. A bridge.
Let us pray…
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
ROME 23/05 – Day 10: Hardness of water and freshness of brains
05:53 and 20:20 and 20:30 and it is the Feast of St. Isidore the Worker, the same who was canonized on that fateful day, 12 March 1622 by Gregory XV along with Sts. Ignatius Loyola, Francis Xavier (aka “the real … Read More
ROME 23/04 – Day 30: Fr Z’s Kitchen – Vongole veraci
At the dawn of the tie-breaker between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren the sun broke the horizon at 06:06. When it sets at 20:10, there should be a new official FIDE World Champion. It has been an amazing match. I … Read More
Fr. Z’s Ash Wednesday Kitchen: Sandwich 101 et al.
Sandwich. Easy. Right? At Sandwich 101 level, I’ll share just one tip. When you prepare a sandwich, always make sure to bring your to-be-sandwiched additives all the way to the edges of your bread. Sandwich 102 will deal with dividing. … Read More
Fr Z’s Kitchen: Hardwear and soft-fare.
This was the situation in the oven. I was making supper for my mother, smelled the wrong kind of smoke, looked in the oven. The heating element was on fire. I TURNED OFF THE POWER AT THE BREAKER BOX. I … Read More
Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Rögtönzött Magyar-Római Paprikás Csirke.
Last night I had the plan of making a “Cornish Game Hen” (aka CGH aka little chicken) for supper. Hence, I brined it and determined that I would spatchcock it and put it on the grill. Did you know that … Read More
ROME 22/10 – Day 21: Sirah, Sirloin and Sirleto
Sunrise: 7:27. Sunset 18:22. Ave Maria 18:30. It is the (new calendar) Feast of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, a great saint who fostered devotion to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. An exorcist friend of mine describes how imploring a … Read More
ROME 22/10 – Day 2: Still getting it together and an ASK FATHER question
The Roman sun rose today at 7:06 and will set at 18:53. The Ave Maria is slated for 19:00, which is a 15 minute shift from yesterday. Gosh, things change so fast. Breakfast today was more along the lines of … Read More
My View For Awhile: Southbound
I’m on the hoof today, heading home after a great trip to the freezing cold north. It was only 86 yesterday. Last night my hosts and I had some classics. That’s not Norcia beer in that Norcia beer glass, but … Read More
Fr. Z’s Kitchen: A bit of Rome in Chicago
I’m visiting friends and we decided on saltimbocca alla romana. Happily, even with chain supply problems, since we are in a heavily Italian neighborhood, there was plenty of veal and good prosciutto. There was a lot more than this. The … Read More
Fr. Z’s Kitchen: In honor of Hungary’s Birthday
Some of you were asking me to make food posts. Lately, I have been very lazy in this regard. Frankly, I have not had much motivation to cook, especially do to the disgusting news and photos from Rome lately. There … Read More
Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Roman Birthday Edition
Because yesterday was the 2775th Birthday of Rome, I decided to be Roman in my evening repast. Spaghetti all’amatriciana. I didn’t have any bucatini, but this bronze-cut high-quality pasta is a principled choice. Actually, it is chitarra. All’amatriciana is a … Read More
Fr. Z’s Kitchen: A weird intro and then Hungarian food in honor of Bl. Karl’s centenary
I stumbled across Modernist Pantry. “Well,” quoth I, “let’s see what this might be.” Noting the similarity of theme with the Fishwrap or a German Synod (“walking together”) where they can whip up any sort of modernism you want, can make … Read More
Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Long-distance breakfast with a reader
I’m having virtual breakfast this morning with one of you readers who sent me a wonderful surprise, which I relish. There was no gift slip in the box from the UK, and the only address suggest that it was not … Read More
OH THE HUMANITY! Overcoming a dire casearian lacuna.
There are serious problems in the world today. For example, at the grocery store I was recently confronted with this dire turn of fate’s merciless wheel. There is, it seems, a nationwide shortage of… CREAM CHEESE. Good grief… it’s like… … Read More
Fr. Z’s Kitchen: In honor of St. Stephen
The state of things is so awful that I needed a pick me up. And since recently a few people have really picked me up by sending things from my wish list, including a lot of really good paprika, there … Read More
Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Paprikás Csirke
In honor of my desire to study Hungarian, I came down with a serious craving for Hungarian food. When I travel, I always look to see if there is a Hungarian restaurant. There aren’t many, alas. A proof of the … Read More
ASK FATHER: Appurtenant pasta for a Pentecost repast – REPOSTED
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
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
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
Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Cognac and Dijon Beef Stew
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 … Read More