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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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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 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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Wherein Fr. Z gives an update about life and changes

A personal note to readers. About a month ago, during a trip to DC, I met for lunch with a good friend, a solid priest, who straight out told me that I’ve lost my “mo jo”. I’m not exactly sure … Read More

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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

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My View For Awhile: Party Edition

I’m off to the East Coast and praying for adequate weather. My last flight – this is so strange – was on 16 July. At oh dark the airport ramp is mostly – this is so strange – empty. So … Read More

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Chicago adventure: El Greco and Pizza

The opportunity to see a great exhibit of El Greco and the slight chance of salving my bruised soul for not being in Rome – I was supposed to arrive there today, as I did one year ago – brings … Read More

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Part of this evening’s play list

Recent events have left me -today at least – in a pretty good mood. Here is this part of this evening’s play list. Earth, Wind & Fire – September Kool and the Gang – Celebration Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z is proud of you readers who helped this monastic vocation.

“Why do I do this?”, I sometimes ask myself.  “Does this make any difference at all?” Then an answer arrives out of the blue. In  2015 I asked for your financial help for a young man who aspired to join … Read More

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VIDEO VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 24-26 July: Catholics INFormation Conference

FYI… I’m a participant in an online, video, virtual conference put together by Fr. Leo Patalinghug, called Catholics INFormation Conference: Learn. Integrate. Live Your Faith. The virtual conference will be held on 24-26 July Tickets are on sale for the conference.  … Read More

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My View For Awhile: WV lo

It’s my first dive through the looking glass into Airportland since I returned from the Holy Land pilgrimage. Weirdly empty lot. Strangely empty concourse. Boarding will be interesting. I’m off to a conference for priests in West Virginia held by … Read More

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NEW ADDITIONS TO THE FAMILY! Three more relics have arrived. Fr. Z tells a story.

I am delighted to report the arrival of three additional relics for my altar of “Two Trinities” chapel. I am deeply devoted to two great Roman saints, who have been my friends and patrons for many years. Firstly, St. Agnes … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen and Sacristy: Starching a linen corporal to a glassy finish

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 … Read More

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Your Good News

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.  … Read More

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readership? For my part, tonight I’ll be hosting another Supper For The Promotion of Clericalism. I should have 6 guests. It’s work but it’s a pleasure.

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Your “Low” Sunday 2020 Sermon Notes – VIDEO

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass for your Sunday, either live or on the internet? Let us know what it was. For my part…

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VIDEO 11 April 2020 – 0800 CDT – Rituale Romanum Title XI Ch 3 “Exorcismus In Satanam Et Angelos Apostaticos”

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Laetare Sunday, Mass, live video 0730 CDT

I’ll be saying Mass, in an empty church, on Sunday morning.  0730 CDT  (GTM -5) It’ll be strange.   But I’ll have you all with me one way or another. HERE  

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27-28 Feb 2020 HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 6-7: The Dead Sea and the Holy Sepulcher

From way up in Jerusalem we zoomed way down past sea level to the lowest place on your planet, where the Jordan enters the Dead Sea. It was a short hike from there to the mountain where the Lord was … Read More

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