Category Archives: TEOTWAWKI

WDTPRS: Collect of the new Mass “In time of pandemic” v. Collect of traditional Mass, “In time of pestilence”. Wherein Fr. Z rants

Remember: We are our rites. The way we pray has a reciprocal relationship with what we believe.  Change our prayers and our belief will, over time, shift and vice versa.   This dynamic is at the core of the phrase from … Continue reading

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Introducing the Catholic Signal Corps

Catholic Signal Corps. What do I mean? Consider… Big social media outlets are filtering, censoring, shadow banning content and users, “deplatforming” those whose opinions are not “acceptable” to them. This is going to get worse as we continue to polarize. … Continue reading

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@MadisonDiocese : Bp. Hying’s Decree altering conditions for gaining Plenary Indulgences

This could be a model for other dioceses. Below is a decree from Most Reverend Donald J. Hying, of the Diocese of Madison, by which he grants that people within the Diocese of Madison can gain plenary indulgences without confession … Continue reading

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A great “wartime” Sunday Mass in my native place. Fr. Z kudos.

Michael Matt of The Remnant posted a super video of a Mass celebrated by my old friend Fr. John Echert, of my native place in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Michael also posted THIS. Well done.

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Of bells and virus bell curves. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

You would be surprised at how long and complex the rite is for the consecration of a bell.  They are “baptized”, as it were, by a bishop.  They are washed with holy water, anointed with the Oil of the Sick … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Are Satan and his demons ramping up any new strategies of attack?” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: With so many sudden changes to our daily lives (how, where, and with whom we spend our time), do you think Satan and his demons will be ramping up any new strategies of attack and temptation … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: If the diocese cancelled Mass, but Father says Mass anyway, can we attend? Can government forbid it?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our Gov. In NC has banned gatherings of 100, church and schools alike (but not restaurants, malls, etc). One is subject to Misdemeanor II charges. Our holy priest told a parishioner that he will say mass … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What do you think the pandemic will result in? Wherein Fr. Z RANTS!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We can’t know what’s going to happen with the pandemic.  But what do you think will happen socially?  In the Church? It see it as a strong incentive to correct our badly compromised supply chains and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I want to get food to elderly people with health problems

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If in my city people are under lockdown from the virus, I would like to make food for the homeless in the area and distribute it to them. My mother frequently is involved in groups with … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I might be contagious. Would it be a sin to go to confession to an elderly priest?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Given that the priests at the chapel where I typically confess are all rather elderly and at high risk should they become infected, would it potentially be morally problematic to go to confession and put them … Continue reading

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A beautiful Gregorian chant against disease

Several sources sent to me about this chant, but a good one seems to be Rorate right now, which has a well crafted, useful page of the chant. The origins of this prayer are, as some writings have detailed, from the Sisters … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! PROCESSIONS! They’re happening!

I’ve been calling for processions using the traditional Rituale Romanum against the present contagion. Let’s get out there!   Take it to the streets! “Meno chiacchiere… più processioni!… Less chattering … more processions!” I received notice from Birmingham, Alabama’s Cathedral of … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Eucharistic Processions in time of disease!

In the past I recounted how, outside the hideous Paul VI Audience Hall, during a meeting of the Italian Bishops Conference, an old bishop who had escaped the nonsense within growled something I’ve shared here many times: “Meno chiacchiere… più … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a bishop order Holy Water removed from churches? Wherein Fr. Z URGENTLY rants. ACTION ITEM FOR BISHOPS AND PRIESTS!!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a bishop validly restrict or totally eliminate access to holy water during times of flu season or other sickness? Our local bishop just did this, and all of our holy water fonts were GONE this … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: The priesthood is in mortal danger. Wherein Fr. Z rants to priests.

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

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