Category Archives: HONORED GUESTS

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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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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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ASK FATHER: Right of appeal of a diocesan Catholic school

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I pray that you will answer this query. Under canon law, is there any right of appeal regarding the closure of a diocesan Catholic elementary school, currently under the auspices of a particular parish. There are … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Pay the German “Church Tax” or not, given what the German Church is doing?

From a GERMAN reader… QUAERITUR: Currently, I am required to pay my income tax in Germany, which also includes the “Church Tax” as I have declared that I am a Roman Catholic. It appears one cannot just opt-out of this … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST for a young priest diagnosed with ALS – #padresfight

I have sad news. Fr.  Dana Christensen, a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, who comments here frequently, has been diagnosed to be in the initial stages of  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”.   There is no … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I dread the Feast of the Holy Family.”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Every year since so returned to the Church I dread the Feast of the Holy Family. I don’t come from a pious family, nor am I married, but instead chose to live a life of perpetual … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 180: Kwasniewski on how Vatican II reversed the order of priority, exalting “active participation” over proper liturgical worship of God

I found a great article at LifeSite by Peter Kwasniewski which screamed to be made into a podcast.  Sometimes I do this with good articles to make sure the content is more available to those who are pressed for time … Continue reading

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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. I get many requests … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Alphonse Matt, publisher of The Wanderer – R.I.P.

I have a prayer request. Mr. Alphonse Matt died on Sunday, 8 December. He was 88 years old.   Al, whom I had known for many years and was was a fellow parishioner at St. Agnes in St. Paul, was the … Continue reading

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PRAYER REQUEST: Bp. Paul Sirba, R.I.P.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of my old friend Bp. Paul Sirba of Duluth.  I’ve known him since the early 80’s and we were fellow parishioners at St. Agnes in St. Paul.  Paul was the Assistant Priest … Continue reading

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ZUHLIO RETURNS: Pachamama’s Garden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (ROME) In a surprise move international recording star and global warming expert ZUHLIO has emerged from retirement at the request of a subgroup of the drafting committee of the initial third working group of the Synod (“walking … Continue reading

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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. I get many requests … Continue reading

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Seven Sisters Apostolate and an urgent request to readers – UPDATED

UPDATE 25 Sept: I received a note from the organizer of the Seven Sisters Apostolate. They came flying in yesterday. So far ten. We are working out the schedule. Our Blessed Mother loves you! Blessings and a Peaceful rest this … Continue reading

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Project to fast and pray for the Church! It’s Ember Friday in September. DO IT!

Chaos is spreading.  Synods loom on the horizon.  Some aspects of the Church’s governance, teaching and worship are hardly to be recognized any longer as authentically Catholic, in continuity with what our forebears received and handed on. Remember the initiative … Continue reading

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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. I get many requests … Continue reading

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