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Daily Rome Shot 1045 – Wherein Fr. Z rants about confession times.

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ASK FATHER: Kissing the priest’s hand in the Latin Mass v. the liturgical spirit of Judas. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Finally I got my first Latin Mass and it was wonderful.  I want more more more and I can’t understand why the Pope doesn’t want us to have it.  I know he doesn’t like things he … Read More

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ROME SHOT 902 – Wherein Fr. Z rants

One more day until EPIPHANY.  In some places the big gift giving day, for obvious reasons.  Please remember me when  shopping online. US HERE – UK HERE  WHY?  This helps to pay for health insurance (massively hiked for this new year of surprises), utilities, groceries, … Read More

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday remaining after Epiphany: Wherein Fr. Z rants about authentic “active participation” at Mass

As we approach the end of another liturgical year, an odd thing happens in the Church’s traditional, pre-Conciliar calendar. The Sundays left over after Epiphany, after Christmas, are finally dusted off and prayed until the liturgical year is concluded.  This has … Read More

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Pause. Ask your guardian angel to guard you.  Done? Bp. Strickland. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Pause for a moment, now, and ask your guardian angel to guard you.  Don’t be flowery.  Ask. We have all read with unsurprised shock the announcement in today’s Bollettino, ironically under “rinuncie e nomine… resignations and appointments”. Sollevamento del Vescovo di … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 781 – Wherein Fr. Z rants

Nice for Saturday! Thanks to The Great Roman™! The wonderful Benedictine monks of Le Barroux make great wine from the ancient vineyards of the Avignon popes. You can have some.  Get some and help them.  Win. Win. White to move … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What is the official book and English translation for blessings after Vatican II but prior to the release of Book of Blessing? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have been doing research however to no avail. What is the official book and english translation used for blessing after Vatican 2 prior to the release of Book of Blessing? The book of blessings remained … Read More

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6 July: St. Maria Goretti, Virgin Martyr – VIDEO – Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today is the Feast of St. Maria Goretti, who died defending her virginity and also in the attempt to prevent her killer from committing a terrible sin. The story of her appearance to him, Alessandro Serenelli, in prison, and his … Read More

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Pentecost Wednesday: another ranting reflection

Pentecost Wednesday: Ember Day Another Octave ramble which might have a couple of surprises. Back in the day, 5th c or so, Pentecost was enriched with an Octave, thus extending the festal character of the great feast. For a while … Read More

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Pentecost Tuesday: Wherein Fr. Z rants

Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost.   Another little ramble. The Octave has Roman Stations. As the last two days honored St. Peter at churches bearing his name, one would expect now that St. Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles should … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why isn’t everyone praying the Imprecatory Psalms? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In your very, very fruitful apostolic endeavors, might you please have a moment to a) correctly list the Imprecatory Psalms, and b) expound on them a bit Good God…why everyone isn’t praying them daily is a … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Francis said priests must NEVER deny absolution. True? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I’m getting a lot of questions about something that Francis said to seminarians from Barcelona.  Story at the Catholic Herald HERE. As the tale goes, Francis delivered profanity-studded “off the cuff” remarks to seminarians, including “not to be clerical, to forgive everything”, adding … Read More

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Ever the optimist. Fr. Z’s first rants of the year.

This year 1 January, the Octave of Christmas or the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God fell on a Sunday.  All Sundays are Holy Days of Obligation.  Next year, 2024, 1 January falls on a Monday.  That means that, … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Father omits both “for all” and “for many” from the consecration of the Precious Blood. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Yesterday I posted a response to a question about the validity of Mass if a priest says “for all” instead of “for many” in the English version of the Novus Ordo.  HERE That raised a question in the combox so … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Our bishop refuses to consecrate sacred vessels. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My parish has recently been gifted a beautiful new set of Sacred Vessels for use at Holy Mass. We have asked the bishop to bless them when he’s next due to come here for Confirmations but … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Should priests wear the biretta when preaching? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a priestly reader… QUAERITUR: I cannot find when to use the Biretta at the Homily, should it be worn, if so, then does one wear at for the Epistle & Gospel readings in the vernacular/English? Thank you for your … Read More

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ROME 22/11 – Day 34: Four Last Things… Vetus v. Novus… Wherein Fr. Z rants

In Rome today the sun rose well after I did, at 6:43 and it will set at 17:04. I, however, unlike the sun, may have a nap: there will be no eclipse today… at least visible from Rome. If there … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 16th Sunday after Pentecost (N.O. 26th Sunday): “Is there a vice which God must hate more than pride?” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff. Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of obligation for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost (26th … Read More

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14 September: Exaltation of the Cross and Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, is also the anniversary of the 2007 Summorum Pontificum going into effect.  This Motu Proprio – the Emancipation Proclamation for the faithful who desire the Vetus Ordo – was a keystone … Read More

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Attacks on the Rosary. Dopiness from ‘Left church’. Spiritual warfare is real. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I am sure that you have by now seen the moronic, sick, anti-Catholic dreck at The Atlantic about the Rosary written by … who?  The writer feverishly connected the use of the Rosary, as a matter of spiritual warfare – … Read More

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