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Turn Towards The Lord Again!

Solomon’s Temple was much larger than the Tabernacle of Moses, in part because it was also intended to be a house of prayer for all nations, the Gentiles.   As a matter of fact, Gentiles helped build the Temple. When Solomon … Read More

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The fever virus spreads! Another bishop attacks ‘ad orientem’ worship.

Bishops.  Waiting to see what the other guys do.   Then, boldly leaping into action! And getting it wrong.  Again. The Bishop of Erie Pennsylvania is not to be confused with his predecessor, the Erie Bishop of Pennsylvania, Donald Trautman.  Although, … Read More

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A look at the Letter purporting to forbid “ad orientem” worship in the Diocese of Venice

I received a copy of the letter which Bp. Dewane sent to his priests in which he attempts to forbid ad orientem celebration of Holy Mass according to the Novus Ordo. This is a steaming mess.  There many things wrong … Read More

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The war on Mass “ad orientem”.

And so it begins. This just in from a reader… My bishop (Venice in Florida) has just (via a letter to his priests) forbidden the use of ad orientem in any Novus Ordo Masses with a congregation. He asserts that … Read More

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Cupich’s war on Catholics continues: a Chicago pastor speaks up – UPDATED with tweet from Bp. Strickland @Bishopoftyler

UPDATE 17 Jan 2022: The thugs got busy. UPDATE 16 Jan 2022: God bless Bp. Strickland. This brave priest goes to the heart of the issue. “Do we go the way of Jesus Christ or do we accommodate and compromise … Read More

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Card. Sarah interviewed: some choice moments

Also at the National Catholic Register (that’s the Catholic paper, not to be confused with the National Schismatic Reporter aka Fishwrap) you will find an English translation of the interview with Robert Card. Sarah with Il Foglio. I urge you … Read More

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ASK FATHER: At Mass ‘ad orientem’ why doesn’t the priest turn around for the Preface dialogue?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently attended my first ad orientem mass. It was an English Novus Ordo mass. One of the reasons given for the ad orientem orientation is that it better draws the distinction between the dialogues where … Read More

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Priest weeps at irreverence for Eucharist, tells people to receive on the tongue. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From ChurchPop comes a video and article about a priest who, clearly reacting to some act(s) of irreverence in regard to the Blessed Sacrament, had enough of the sacrilege.  There is a video of him literally weeping and then explaining … Read More

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Is survival mode all we have now?

No one can give what they don’t have.  In fun-Latin, nemo dat quod non ‘got’.  And yet the universal vocation to evangelize is predicated on what we have, what we have received. We haven’t been evangelizing well.  Rather, we seems to … Read More

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“But… but… the traditional ways are… are… toooo haaaard!” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I blocked out the name of the nut job who posted this tweet, lest he get traffic. It couldn’t have been closer to “Pò sì jiù!… Down With The Four Olds!” The tweet is the less eloquent contemporary version of … Read More

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A priest learns the Traditional Latin Mass during COVID-1984

In contrast to the pure stupid coming up in COVID-1984 time, there are bright spots. I was directed to a blog post by a priest, Fr. Joseph Faulkner of St. Wenceslaus in (I love this name) Wahoo, Nebraska.  I have … Read More

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100th Birthday of St. John Paul II. Wherein Fr. Z muses and reminisces.

Today is the 100th Birthday of the late Pope St. John Paul II. Recently Pope Benedict XVI wrote a letter to the Church of Poland in honor of this anniversary. In the letter he seemed to have argued in favor … Read More

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A prayer for a miracle: the sudden, complete and lasting obliteration of COVID-19.

Almighty and eternal God, who shaped us from the mud of the earth and breathed into us beautiful life and eternal souls made to give You glory, look graciously now upon Your poor creatures who have fallen into sin.  We … Read More

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ASK FATHER: A priest wants to be able to celebrate Easter in the Extraordinary Form

From a priest… QUAERUNTUR: I am the parish priest at ___.   I’m going to use the suspension of public masses to work on my Latin. [Oorah!] Thank you for encouraging and providing resources for this. Could you please send me … Read More

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WDTPRS – 21 December – O Oriens: “O dawn of the East”

We continue our look at the O Antiphons. LATIN: O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol iustitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris et umbra mortis. ENGLISH: O dawn of the east, brightness of light eternal, and sun of justice: … Read More

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“Ad orientem” worship: help against clericalism

“[A] common turning to the east during the Eucharistic Prayer remains essential. This is not a case of something accidental, but of what is essential. Looking at the priest has no importance. What matters is looking together at the Lord. … Read More

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More on liberal liturgists’ attacks on “ad orientem” worship, bishops and priests who support it

Yesterday, I commented on the smarmy piece at Fishwrap against ad orientem worship and against Bp. Morlino and Bp. Wall. “An another thing!”, as the saying goes. Consider this. If your life is centered on Christ, you would more than likely … Read More

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Fishwrap attacks “ad orientem” worship and the strong trends they fear

Each day I get up, and after prayers, say within myself, “What fresh and stupid hell awaits me today?” The Fishwrap often answers that question, as it did this morning. Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) has targeted Bp. James Wall … Read More

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@CCPecknold writes on belief in the Eucharist and Fr. Z rants at length

I need seminarians and young (especially) priests to pay attention to this. Chad Pecknold, contributing editor at the Catholic Herald (where I have a weekly column), is articulate, bring and right. He manifests these attributes much to the dismay of … Read More

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GREAT NEWS! Bp. Wall of @DioceseofGallup will celebrate Sundays ‘ad orientem’

I don’t know about you, but I needed some good news. Here’s some good news. His Excellency Most Rev. James S. Wall, Bishop of Gallup, on 22 July, Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, issued a letter to the people of … Read More

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