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A short VIDEO for Holy Thursday: Fr. Z comments briefly in the “Upper Room” in Jerusalem, makes a request

Here is a short video I made from the supposed “Upper Room”, “Cenacle” in Jerusalem this last 26 February on Ash Wednesday.  We were making a pilgrimage in the Holy Land.  I talk about prayer for priests.

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Holy Thursday – Tenebrae and Mass

Alas, we cannot do the pre-55 rites this year, but we will sing Tenebrae, not in the evenings but in the morning because of our evening schedule. We want to live stream in the mornings and evenings. HERE

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LENTCAzT 2020: 44 – Holy Thursday in the Triduum: “…never let me be separated from you”

Today is Holy Thursday in the Triduum. The Roman Station is St. John Lateran. Today we hear a reflection on priesthood by Pope Benedict XVI in his sermon for the 2006 Chrism Mass. Subscribe on SOUNDCLOUD. I provide these podcasts … Continue reading

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TE DEUM! Card. Pell is a FREE MAN! Australia’s High Court unanimously OVERTURNED his conviction.

UPDATE 7 April: Barrister Neil Addison analyzes the Pell verdict at the Catholic Herald.  HERE And this video has a good summary of how absurd the charges against Pell were and how the entire establishment went for him with knives, … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s VOICEMAIL! A spiffy message in Latin!

From my voicemail… this is fun. This fellow on 30 March was able to follow my live-streamed Mass.  HERE He sent me a message in Latin! Gratias libenter propter verba sententiasque persolvo! How to reach my voicemail. Nota bene: I … Continue reading

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4 April – Holy Mass (TLM) Saturday in Passion Week – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – With “fervorino”

I am again going to LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). The Mass formulary will be for Saturday in Passion Week (the week before Holy Week). You can find … Continue reading

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READER FEEDBACK: Live Masses and what the The British Government just did

I received some interesting feedback today from a reader in England: From a reader… Thank you very much indeed for The Divine Mass, today. I counted up to 50 “Virtual” Congregation Members, today. You will be pleased to know that … Continue reading

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31 March – Holy Mass (TLM) Tuesday in Passion Week – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

Today I am again going to attempt to LIVE stream Mass at NOON (Central Daylight Time = GMT/UTC -5  This weekend Europe went on daylight savings. So Rome is -7 again.) Holy Mass (TLM) will be the formulary for Tuesday … Continue reading

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29 March – LIVE Sunday Mass (TLM) 0730 CDT

I’ll say Mass at 0730 this morning. In Europe you switched to daylight savings. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPOv8zi09j0w0JlN1OTXXOQ That’s the parish channel rather than my personal channel.

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LENTCAzT 2020: 33 – 5th Sunday of Lent – 1st Passion Sunday: Time to die

Today is 1st Passion Sunday, the 5th Sunday of Lent.  The Roman Station is St. Peter’s Basilica on the Vatican Hill. This podcast intends to help you get ready to die… liturgically. Subscribe on SOUNDCLOUD. I provide these podcasts especially … Continue reading

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27 March – Votive Mass “for the sick” – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

Today I am again going to attempt to LIVE stream Mass at NOON (Central Daylight Time = GMT/UTC -5).  This will be Votive Mass (TLM) “Pro Infirmis… For The Sick”. HERE I have permission from the bishop to use this … Continue reading

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Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra

And to all my readers, I add… Temba, his arms wide.  

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CDF DECREE: New SAINTS for the Extraordinary Form (TLM) liturgical calendar

Huge news for the use of the traditional Missale Romanum, the Extraordinary Form. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith absorbed my old office, the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“.  Thus, the CDF has charge over matters of the Extraordinary … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 4th Sunday of Lent 2020 Laetare – putting you in the chalice

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it? There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must endure. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Questions about anointing, Extreme Unction, absolution in time of pandemic

From a priest… QUAERUNTUR: I understand that a priest can anoint with an instrument: if he can’t reach inside the collapsed house, but a little wooden rod could, he may anoint in this way. My question is, can he use … Continue reading

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