Category Archives: HONORED GUESTS

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PRAYERS FOR CARD. BURKE – Updated

UPDATE 17 August 2021: Renew prayers and offer penances for Card. Burke, who is doing poorly. I have confirmation from two other sources of what someone who knows the family passed on: H.E. is at a critical point with pneumonia. … Read More

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ASK FATHER: May a Catholic elope?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: May a Catholic elope? Is this a valid marriage? If not, how did one correct it? GUEST PRIEST RESPONSE: Fr. Tim Ferguson May a Catholic elope? Presuming said Catholic has a paramour of the opposite gender, … Read More

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PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH, TERROR OF DEMONS

PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH, TERROR OF DEMONS Saint Joseph, Terror of Demons, cast thy solemn gaze upon the devil and all his minions, and protect us with thy mighty staff. Thou didst flee through the night to avoid the devil’s … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! 15 August 2021 – World-wide Consecration to the Immaculate Heart by all TLM communities

This came by email and I warmly endorse it. The Holy Catholic Church is in an unprecedented world wide crisis. The only hope for the Faithful is a Divine intervention, through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Two … Read More

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UPDATED – ASK FATHER: My mother in law put the “evil eye” on me and terrible things happened.

UPDATE 14 July 2021: When I posted about a new book from a priest friend I hadn’t yet gotten into it.  Now I have.   It is fascinating and some it pertains to the post, below. The Trouble with Magic: Our … Read More

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URGENT: Prayers for Fr. Tim Finigan

May I ask your prayers for my dear friend Fr. Tim Finigan? He has the excellent blog The Hermeneutic of Continuity which for many years has provided a splendid witness to the Faith. Fr. Finigan is the best of men … Read More

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PARODY SONG ALERT: Synodal Rock!

From the blog’s Official Parodohymnodist… To the tune of Jingle Bell Rock! Bishops meet, some are sweet, synods are held, Some are included, some are repelled, Synodal synods, how synods are run, Now the synodal way’s begun. Synods on synods … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Golf on Sundays

From a reader… QUAERITUR: As long as a person fulfills their Sunday Obligation, and sanctifies the day with prayer and time with family, can a person go golfing even though that would require someone to work on Sunday? GUEST PRIEST … Read More

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

PLEASE use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered here or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. Let’s remember all who … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! 200 Novena Participants

UPDATE: Keep it going! Some of you have told me what Novena you are using: St. Michael 10 St. Joseph 14 O.L. Perpetual Help 2 +1 54 day Rosary Novena for my pressing intentions – 3 St. Maximillian Kolbe 10 … Read More

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ASK FATHER: How to suggest more Latin and Gregorian Chant in a Novus Ordo Parish without being annoying?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: How do you suggest a layman approach the question of getting more Latin used in a NO mass (or even of suggesting a traditional mass) without coming off as though I am telling the priest how … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Interfaith marriage – Catholic and Muslim

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hello Father, i have a question about interfaith marriages. I’m Muslim and the woman I’ve been thinking of marrying a nondenominational Christian, but she fears it is sinful, there is a verse that suggests not to … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Projector screens installed in church

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering if you have any ammunition one might use to argue against the installation of projector screens in a church. My son, in seminary, just learned that a fellow seminarian’s home parish has ‘voted’ … Read More

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

PLEASE use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered here or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. Let’s remember all who … Read More

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Watching the chaos in Washington DC. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I’m watching various live feeds from Washington DC on this day when Congress is to/was to certify the Electoral College vote. Alarming still photos are now being broadcast of protesters on the floor of the Senate and security with guns … Read More

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No live-stream Mass today, alas. Prayers requested.

Folks, I can’t do a live-streamed Mass today. I wouldn’t inflict it on you. Something is deeply wrong with the muscles in my upper back ever since the afternoon of Christmas Day.  Yesterday, I got through Mass. Today… well… I’ll … Read More

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UPDATE: Fr. John Hollowell – still battling a brain tumor

In February I posted about a priest with a brain tumor, Fr. John Hollowell.  HERE Here is an an excerpt from an email update.  He will have another MRI soon, 16 Dec. If the MRI does show a continued tumor, … Read More

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To the tune of “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” 

The official Parodohymnodist of the blog, Fr. Ferguson, has sent me an offering for the observance of Reformation Day. (Oh, how I wish there were a choir with big pipe organ out there who would record this and send it … 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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