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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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"But if, in any layman who is indeed imbued with literature, ignorance of the Latin language, which we can truly call the 'catholic' language, indicates a certain sluggishness in his love toward the Church, how much more fitting it is that each and every cleric should be adequately practiced and skilled in that language!" - Pius XI
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- #ASonnetADay – 67. “Ah! wherefore with infection should you live…”
- PREVIEW: London Oratory Schola – Sacred Treasures of Christmas
- LIVE VIDEO – 19 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – St Peter Alcantara
- #ASonnetADay – 66. “Tired with all these, for restful death I cry…”
- LIVE VIDEO – Sunday 18 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – 20th Sunday after Pentecost
- #ASonnetADay – 65. “Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea…”
- IRELAND: The longings and the lessons in the Mass Rocks
- VIDEO: “Come Hell Or High Water”
- LIVE VIDEO – SATURDAY 17 October 1200h CDT Traditional Latin Mass – St Margaret Mary Alacoque & Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels
- The 16th of the month, is a very lean day.
- #ASonnetADay – 64. “When I have seen by Time’s fell hand defaced…”
- Hilarious screenshot from HARRIS.. no… BIDEN campaign Health Care ad
- Of Latin, Papa Ganganelli, and the suppression of the Jesuits
- Cocktail suggestion: “Stare Decisis”
- Jesuits PROMOTE “Pachamama Day”. I am not making this up. Vatican “Earth Mother” coin.
- LIVE VIDEO – 15 October 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – St. Teresa of Avila – INTENTION: In reparation for JESUIT BLASPHEMY and SACRILEGE in promoting Pachamama.
- #ASonnetADay – 63. “Against my love shall be as I am now…”
- Making an upgrade to the “Two Trinities Chapel”
- Control the meaning of words and you control thought. A note about #AmyConeyBarrettSCOTUS
- Italian Bishops Conference newspaper, Avvenire, about pro-homosexuality book
- LIVE VIDEO – 14 October 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – St. Callixtus, Pope and Martyr
- #ASonnetADay – 62. “Sin of self-love possesseth all mine eye…” GUEST READER
- More emerges about Bugnini as a Freemason
- REVIEW: Beautiful book on the female martyrs of the Roman Canon!
- WDTPRS: Prayers for the Tried and Tempted
- LIVE VIDEO – 13 October 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5) – St Edward Confessor
- A note about Columbus Day
- #ASonnetADay – 61. “Is it thy will thy image should keep open…”
- REVIEW – Compendium of the Miraculous: An Encyclopedia of Revelation, Marian Apparitions, and Mystical Phenomena
- #ASonnetADay – 60. “Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore…”
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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When I worked with the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” one of our office mates was a German religious sister who had survived Dresden and then bombing in the Wuppertal. She was one of the holiest people I’ve ever met and … Continue reading
People often ask me what they can do to help spread celebrations of the TLM or obtain them where they are. One way is to make sure you yourself are trained in the role that you can fulfill. Priests have their … Continue reading
Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, a board member of the Aquinas Institute— the folks who are publishing, for the first time, the Opera Omnia of St. Thomas Aquinas in parallel Latin & English, in some 60 blue hardcover volumes — sent me … Continue reading
FYI… I’m a participant in an online, video, virtual conference put together by Fr. Leo Patalinghug, called Catholics INFormation Conference: Learn. Integrate. Live Your Faith. The virtual conference will be held on 24-26 July Tickets are on sale for the conference. … Continue reading
I am happy to let you know that the greatly esteemed Latin Mass Society of the UK (I am a dues paying member even though I don’t live there) is putting a virtual, video conference online. 18 JULY 2020 The … Continue reading
It’s Father’s Day! Do your own father, or grandfather, and your parish priests a kindness. Send them some wonderful beer made by the great traditional Benedictine monks at Norcia, Italy. HERE This is terrific beer. Tell them Fr. Z sent … Continue reading
Remember how last year I was looking for a disc of the Mel Gibson movie Apocalypto? Very hard to find. Hollywood and the libs really hate Mel Gibson. It’s brutal. But it is educational. Trailer HERE PLEASE – IN THE … Continue reading
I had a note from one of the organizers of the great Pentecost Chartres Pilgrimage. I am not sure what’s going to be the situation re: pandemic in a couple weeks, but I want to make known some information about … Continue reading
In Guadalajara, Mexico, there will be a conference about Sacred Liturgy, called Summorum Pontificum. 11-14 June. It will be held by the FSSP in Mexico. Card. Burke will be there. This will be their third annual conference. There will also be … Continue reading
Before the official 12 March release, today I received from the publisher a hardcover of the new book by Card. Sarah and Pope Benedict XVI. US – pre-Order with a discount HERE FRENCH HERE There is AT LAST a UK link … Continue reading
A couple of notes… First, this sounds good. Someday I too would like to visit Poland. A pilgrimage to Lithuania and Poland, with daily celebration of the TLM, is being planned from May 4-16, 2020, under the spiritual guidance of … Continue reading
You might remember that I have challenge coins and that I like to exchange. I received a new coin from someone who sent the 2018 version last year. They look great! Thanks. I received two copies of a newly printed … Continue reading
Tonight at 6:30PM at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI, (location) there will be a Solemn Requiem Mass for the late Bp. Robert C. Morlino, who was interred one year ago on this date, 4 December 2018.
I was contacted in regard to finding a priest in Europe who can travel and who can celebrated the Mozarabic Rite. Yes, you read that correctly. Drop me a line. HERE
Sunday 8 Dec 2019 – Madison, WI – Card. Burke – Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the Immaculate Conception
On Sunday 8 December 2019, at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Church in Pine Bluff, WI, His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne in the traditional Roman Rite for the Feast of the … Continue reading
Did you know that in the Roman Rite we use liturgical lemons? Whenever the celebrant has to clean something off his hands, such as chrism or ash, he uses pieces of bread and slices of lemons. Water isn’t enough cut … Continue reading
I thought y’all might want to know about this. This comes from the choir director at Sacred Heart Church in Grand Rapids, MI… which has an amazing school and a great liturgical program. I have visited the parish and celebrated … Continue reading
Have you been to the Holy Land yet? I haven’t. That’s going to be corrected in February 2020. For more information contact: HERE Some bullet points: -All meals included. -Daily TLM at the holy sites. -Ash Wednesday in Jerusalem. -Pre-dawn … Continue reading