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An eerie 1968 NBC documentary VIDEO: “The New American Catholic”. Fr. Z comments and reminisces about many things.

I spotted a video on Twitter/X. But first…  let me help you get into the mood. Now that that’s in your head…. The video I spotted is a 1968 documentary from NBC “The New American Catholic”. The Masses you see … Read More

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Book Notices: “Super Hanc Petram” and “Ultramontanism and Tradition”

One interesting thing that has emerged over the last few provocative years has been a deep dive by highly intelligent and well-educated people into the nature of the Petrine Ministry, its role, parameters, etc. I just finished reading a piece … Read More

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Have a Catholic site or concern to build or maintain? ANY business Catholic or not? Make a bee line to… FEDERATED COMPUTER

Have a Catholic site or concern to build or maintain? I’d make a bee line for this service. Safer. Cheaper. Better support. Can’t be “cancelled”. Today with the way “Big Tech” is openly hostile to customers like us, why – … Read More

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palestrina500.org – This is something!

Here is some amazing news. In Grand Rapids, MI, at the great Sacred Heart parish (wow, what a school!), there is going to be a musical series unlike anything I’ve heard of in the States or elsewhere.  It is a … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: Really great travel chess set available. I have one.

This came into my email and I am eager to get the news out to you. Sure, I push chess in my Daily Rome Shot posts.  I wanted to make sure you saw this. Some time ago, I bought a … Read More

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FEAST DAY! 21 July 1773 – Clement XIV suppressed the Jesuits! – UPDATE!

22 July ’23 Pace naysayers… it was a day to celebrate. It is a great anniversary today. Today, 21 July, in the year of grace 1773, Pope Clement XIV of happy memory, issued his Bull by which he suppressed the Jesuits. … Read More

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“I’m delighted – if that’s the right word – to see this morning…”

As I was doing the first triage on my email, culling with sangfroid, I saw in the list an article alert from The Catholic Thing to which all you readers should subscribe.  I saw “The Devil, You Say” by Francis X. … Read More

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QUESTION FOR PRIESTS: Are you going to the St. Paul Center July conference?

Fathers, are any of you going to the St. Paul Center’s July conference for priests in West Virginia? I’m working out transportation, whether to fly, drive and see things and people along the way, etc. Drop me a line?  If … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 708: Dalmatic Bling Opportunity

During my recent Roman Sojourn I was shown at the parish some beautiful sets of tassels for dalmatics.  Traditionally, the deacon(s) and subdeacon wear tassels on their dalmatics that descend from their shoulders and hang down their backs. Before I … Read More

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New online course on “St. Edith Stein as Modern Witness”

The great folks at The Catholic Thing have been holding online courses.  For example, there were courses with Robert Royal on Dante’s Divine Comedy, on Augustine’s City of God and on Thomas More’s Utopia. They are now going to have … Read More

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NEW MOVIE: “Nefarious”… quite the demonic roller-coaster and very instructive

A new movie hits US theaters today, 14 April.  Nefarious. The title “Nefarious” has been used several times, so don’t confuse it with other movies. I have had a sneak preview of the movie and I strongly recommend it, though … Read More

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Missae pro Missa Update: News release for traditional Catholic media

In my Daily Rome Shot today, I had photos of billboard that have appeared in Rome, quoting popes, in favor of the Traditional Latin Mass. I subsequently received a request from the people behind a different initiative along with a … Read More

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Positions available for Catholic, Latin-speaking Latin teachers

Three exceptional positions available for Catholic, Latin-speaking Latin teachers Belmont NC, 14 March 23.  Three Catholic institutions in Maryland, Arkansas and Indiana, respectively, are looking urgently for Catholic Latin teachers who speak the language and use active pedagogy to teach it.  … Read More

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UPLIFTING COURSES – We all need continuing education, do we not?

The Catholic Thing is sponsoring a new online course that began on 1 March. It’s not too late.   They have in the past tackled the Dante’s Divine Comedy and The Confessions and City of God by St. Augustine.  This new course is on St. Thomas More’s Utopia.   It … Read More

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“Deny Holy Communion?”: a BOOK from Card. Burke about can. 915, etc. Free for BISHOPS, priests and seminarians!

Catholic Action for Faith and Family has republished a work by His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke, one of the most capable canonists in the world. Deny Holy Communion explains the theology, history and law, the reasons for denial of … Read More

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IMPORTANT BOOK ALERT: The Faith Once for All Delivered: Doctrinal Authority in Catholic Theology – UPDATED

UPDATE 14 Feb 2023: The Faith Once For All Delivered: Doctrinal Authority in Catholic Theology is a daring selection of essays by prominent orthodox Catholic scholars recently published by Emmaus Academic Press. The book includes a Foreword and Introduction written … Read More

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The Exorcist Files. Podcasts about real cases.

A good friend of mine, Fr. Carlos Martins, has two main ministries. Firstly, he travels around the country with a magnificent presentation with and about relics. More about this can be found at Treasures of the Church. Fr. Martins has … Read More

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You might be able to improve the preaching in your parish and change a priest’s life. Wherein Fr. Z suggests.

Sometimes I muse on the truly horrible formation we seminarians in the 80’s received in Sacred Scripture.  I broke through that deficit with my knowledge of classical languages and studying Patristic Theology at the best place to do so in … Read More

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ATTENTION – New Site! “Reverent Catholic Mass Let Us Help You Find a Reverent Catholic Church Near You!”

I bring to the attention of the readership and interesting site called Reverent Catholic Mass Let Us Help You Find a Reverent Catholic Church Near You! The site reads: Trying to find a reverent Catholic Mass or acquire resources to … Read More

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ST LOUIS TLM opportunities and Requiem Mass for Pope Benedict XVI

St. Louis is more and more in my mind’s eye these day, principally because of the St. Louis Chess Club and that whole environment around it. HOWEVER… I received this note, which seems highly advantageous to post: Merry Christmas!  Some … Read More

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