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Vetus Ordo – Viganò – VIDEO

At Rumble – HERE – there is a longish and passionate video from 2 Jan ’22 in English with transcript by Archbp Carlo Maria Viganò, once Nuncio in these USA, then targeted for cancelation by the powers-that-be for knowing too … Read More

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25 December 2020: Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD – R.I.P. – 1st Anniversary of death

In your kindness please pray for the repose of the soul of a priest friend who died one year ago, today, Christmas Day. Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD, was a famous Latinist. He was a complicated guy and not always easily … Read More

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Wherein a painting helps Fr. Z drill into the mystery of the Visitation and authentic Active Participation

In the Kunsthistorisches Museum there is a canvas by Josef von Führich depicting the journey of Mary – in haste – over the hills to visit her cousin Elizabeth. This is the Gospel of today’s Mass in the Vetus Ordo, … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2021: 18 – Ember Wednesday 3rd Week of Advent: O Queen of Priests and Mother.

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Today Dom Prosper Gueranger reminds us that, from ancient times, this is the day that the upcoming ordinations to orders would take place on Saturday at St. Peter’s … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Raise money for a cancelled priest’s portable altar – UPDATED

UPDATE: We made our goal! Thank you to everyone who contributed. If you continue to donate to the TMSM, we will put the funds to good use! ___ Oringinally Published on: Nov 24, 2021 I have a plea to make … Read More

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Fr. Jackson of the FSSP, recently arrested – Prayer for priests – UPDATED

UPDATE 4 November 2021: From what I have heard, Fr. Jackson is now being held on federal charges.  This is not a good development, as it implies that there is something more complicated than simple possession of illegal material. A … Read More

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ITALY: Vocations to the priesthood waaaaaay down

From VaticanNews.va in Italian: Italy, CEI: fewer seminarians, families may be a nursery for vocations [What’s….. family?] The data of a report by the Italian Bishops’ Conference reveal that in just ten years the decline in vocations has reached 28%: … Read More

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Newly Catholic, formerly Anglican bishop has some goals. Wherein Fr. Z offers thoughts.

I read at the National Catholic Register that the newly converted, former Anglican Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, has a couple of goals for his new life as a Catholic, under the provisions of Anglicanorum coetibus. Remember: Benedict XVI is the Pope of … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Fr. Dana Christensen and Seven Sisters Apostolate – UPDATED

UPDATE 10 Oct 2021 This is from Fr. Christensen: Things have been harrowing. Two weeks ago I went to the hospital with what I thought would be something fairly simple, but soon I was transferred to the hospital in Sioux … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Father is not preaching on Sundays. Does this violate Canon Law?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our pastor is a wonderful, faith-filled priest who absolutely loves the traditional liturgy. We are lucky to have him. He’s also a magnificent preacher. However, I’ve noticed he sometimes doesn’t preach at Sunday Mass. Even though … Read More

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A priest’s prayers before and after making his own confession

Firstly, animi caussa, 1st Vesper for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost from the Breviarium Romanum.  Try HERE More for the brethren. Here is something I haven’t posted for a while.  It’s from an old prayerbook for priests which I’ve had since before … Read More

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FOUR men entered seminary in all of IRELAND this year – UPDATED

UPDATE: From a reader: Hi Father, long time follower, I would like to respond to your remark on Ireland. Perhaps I don’t need to register to tell you about the good news in Ireland. Before Traditionis Custodes, the ICKSP is … Read More

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Clear words from a good priest about the cruel ‘Traditionis custodes’ and worst case scenarios

Quite a few of you have written to me about something that my good friend Fr. James Jackson, FSSP (recently moved from Colorado to Rhode Island) published in his parish’s bulletin.   I received two such emails this afternoon.  Father is … Read More

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Archd. of Guadalajara – the ‘Traditionis custodes’ spiritual segregation continues

Perhaps this new will give rise to a new wave of spiritual Cristeros, namely, Custodes Traditionis.   Please, everyone, I implore you to consider doing this, joining this informal confraternity. With this news, let us now invoke also Bl, Miguel Pro … Read More

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Wherein a priest alumnus of the North American College responds. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From an alumnus of the North American College (US seminary in Rome) … edited so that the style of writing can’t be traced to any one priest by those who might recognize it. As a NAC grad, I read your … Read More

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U.S. Seminary in Rome snuffs out the Traditional Latin Mass and training for seminarians

The craven faculty of the North American College (US seminary in Rome), perhaps under the pressure of their board, has snuffed out the Traditional Latin Mass, which was a regularly scheduled Mass on Saturdays. There was also training for the … Read More

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31 August – The Church Triumphant and a Patron Saint for “Cancelled” Priests

Unless you are either a true student of a) history, b) hagiography, or c) liturgy, you might have no idea what the phrase “Church Triumphant” means. Of course that phrase ultimately has an eschatological meaning, but for us in the … Read More

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Priest suspended, sent for psychological treatment for celebrating the Novus Ordo in Latin

Today I posted elsewhere something I wrote about before: Moral Injury. I originally wrote about Moral Injury because I had also, previously, written about how bishops use “psychological evaluation” – the Psych Strike Gambit – against priests to remove them … Read More

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19 August – St. John Eudes: “Bad priests are a sign of God’s anger”

Today is the Feast of St. John Eudes, a great saint of the 17th c.  A great missionary. He was a promoter of devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and spiritual writer. Canonized in 1920’s, he has a … Read More

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¡Hagan lío! Invitation to Bishops and Priests to Fast, Recite Leo XIII’s Exorcism Prayer on Vigil of the Assumption

I was sent this.  It seems like a good thing to do (pace certain prelates). INVITATION TO BISHOPS AND PRIESTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO A DAY OF FASTING AND THE RECITATION OF THE EXORCISM OF LEO XIII ON THE … Read More

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