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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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- ASK FATHER: Form of absolution was just “I absolve you OF your sins” instead of “FROM your sins”.
- #ASonnetADay – 78. “So oft have I invoked thee for my Muse…” HALF WAY POINT!
- Food for thought: American Venerables and the election
- To the tune of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
- LIVE VIDEO – 31 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – B.V.M. on Saturday – Prayer in time of pandemic
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- LIVE VIDEO – 30 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart & Exorcism
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- NOTA BENE! Special Decree extends opportunity for Plenary Indulgence for Poor Souls through whole of November
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- #ASonnetADay – 76. “Why is my verse so barren of new pride…”
- LIVE VIDEO – 29 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit – Prayer against the Wuhan Devil
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- #ASonnetADay – 75. “So are you to my thoughts as food to life…”
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- LIVE VIDEO – 27 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – Votive Mass of Holy Angels (with Exorcism)
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- ASK FATHER: Use of a microphone during Traditional Latin Low Mass. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
- #ASonnetADay – 73. “That time of year thou mayst in me behold…”
- ASK FATHER: Is a vote for “the lesser of two evils” still a vote “for evil”?
- ASK FATHER: Can einkorn flour be used for the Eucharist? It is lower in gluten.
- 28 October 2020 – Feast Sts. Simon and Jude: MASS FOR BENEFACTORS
- LIVE VIDEO – 26 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – Monday in 21st Week after Pentecost
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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: Priests and Priesthood
ACTION ITEM – In this time of mostly private Masses, priests should use the Traditional Latin Mass, the Extraordinary Form!
From a priest … QUAERITUR: All priests in many countries are now just doing private masses. How about saying them in ef? Thats my plan. [kudos!] Same time every day in the parish church. Can’t get more obviously private than … Continue reading
From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m thinking we should all have a united voice on the question of reception of Holy Communion in a time of draconian policies forbidding Communion on the Tongue with the excuse of Coronavirus. You have a … Continue reading
It’s Friday in the 1st Week of Lent. The Roman Station is Santi Dodici Apostoli. We hear today about a saint who bilocated to be at a Pope’s deathbed. We also pray, at the foot of the Cross, with Mary, … Continue reading
Here’s an interesting note in the wake of my entirely TLM pilgrimage to the Holy Land. On the very early morning when we departed our residence in Jerusalem we had Mass at Midnight, using a proper for pilgrims leaving the … Continue reading
Before the official 12 March release, today I received from the publisher a hardcover of the new book by Card. Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI. US – pre-Order with a discount HERE FRENCH HERE There is AT LAST a UK link … Continue reading
New book by Francis strongly endorses priestly celibacy. Will Beans, Austen and crowd apologize to Card. Sarah and Benedict XVI?
Speaking of papal books, Francis has a new book now, released on 11 February. It was a cooperative venture with a priest, Fr. Luigi Epicoco. San Giovanni Paolo Magno. Or St. John Paul, The Great. As reported by CNA, In … Continue reading
At Church Militant there is a piece which accuracy sums up the controversy surrounding Card. Sarah’s recently published book, together with Benedict XVI. The Depths Of Our Hearts. The book is out in French and Italian. The English, inexplicably, languishes in … Continue reading
In another post, I directed you to Michael Matt’s video. In that video he touches on several points. In my other post I underscored one theme. Here, I’ll underscore what he says, pretty disparagingly, about priests who talk in a … Continue reading
Ed Pentin, still the best, working English Vaticanista hands down, posted at the NCReg an interview with Robert Card. Sarah. The Cardinal talks about the book, to be released in English in March. I’ve read it already (advance English copy … Continue reading
A terrible thing happened recently. A young priest, almost certainly reacting badly to medication, committed suicide. Fr. Evan Harkins, of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph, had been on medication for an ailment. It seems to have affected … Continue reading
Strong tonic to bishops and priests: “If I can’t endure the cold shower, … maybe I’m not fit for heaven.”
At LifeSite there is a a superb opinion piece (frankly, most of LifeSite is opinion) by Kevin Wells, author of The Priests We Need to Save the Church. Wells describes a program that some men are undertaking, a kind of … Continue reading
These came to my mail. A little levity in a serious matter. And, in language the left can understand… Twitter provides more grist. This from Beans.. How much damage the use of “ontological” has done to recent Church teaching on … Continue reading
More on BOOKGATE below. But first, I thought some of you would enjoy this new litany (for private use) in Italian. LITANIE ANTIMODERNISTE O glorioso S.Ignazio fa finire questo strazio S. Giovanna d’Arco al modernista chiudi il varco … Continue reading
UPDATE 15 Jan 2020: Antonio Socci (not a fan of Francis) says in Facebook (I’m not a fan of Facebook) that Francis summoned Archbp. Gänswein, read him a riot act, and demanded that Benedict’s name be removed from the book. … Continue reading
Edward Pentin has posted at the National Catholic Register a summary of the FACTS surrounding the controversial new book from Card. Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI. HERE As you know, as soon as the book was announced the attacks began … Continue reading
“With all the priests, we pray: Save us, Lord, we perish!” A snippet from the new Benedict/Sarah book
A snip of the co-authored introduction from the new book, by Sarah and Benedict. The book is offered “en hommage” to all the priests of the world. We thought in particular of priests. Our priestly heart wanted to comfort them, … Continue reading
Robert Card. Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI have collaborated on a new book. They respond to certain aspects of The Present Crisis.™ From the Depths of our Hearts The dedication of the book says it all. En hommage aux prêtres … Continue reading
I have written about the Seven Sisters Apostolate on other occasions. It is a great pleasure to know that there is a group organized for my poor person. As a matter of fact, lately I have wondered on a few … Continue reading
Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 32, The Octave of Christmas, the 8th day after Christmas, Feast of the Circumcision, Feast of Mary the Mother of God. This is the final podcast. Slightly longer today. Dom Prosper Guéranger sets the scene for this … Continue reading
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I’ve done some reading on whether Novus Order orders are truly valid or not and am confused. Would love to get your learned comments on the matter. Thanks for your work. You ask if ordinations … Continue reading