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Ever the optimist. Fr. Z’s first rants of the year.

This year 1 January, the Octave of Christmas or the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God fell on a Sunday.  All Sundays are Holy Days of Obligation.  Next year, 2024, 1 January falls on a Monday.  That means that, … Read More

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VIDEO: London Rosary Crusade of Reparation 2022

A friend in London sent this video of procession with the Rosary, Rosary Crusade of Reparation. He wrote: It’s held each year on the Saturday after the feast of the Holy Rosary, and the March starts at Westminster Cathedral and … Read More

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VIDEO about the Chartres Pilgrimage: Guardians of Tradition

For the second time today I choked up a little. The first time was this morning during Mass.  The profundity of the moment, place, act smothered me and I could barely breathe. Let not the partaking of Thy Body, O … Read More

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Card. Koch: German Synod (“spazieren gehen zusammen”) is doing what some Christians did along with Nazism in order to change the Church’s teaching

It seems that Swiss Card. Koch has raised his concerns about the Germans “Synodal (“walking together”) Way”.  In doing so, he has incurred the wrath of German bishops and others who have sent him, and the organizers of an event … Read More

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“¡Hagan lío!” in Arlington

This is what devout resistance looks like. When the bishop thrown you out of your church, go to the gym. I rarely look at Fakebook, but this rare time it was worth it. The Bishop of Arlington tossed the folks … Read More

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“Si vis pacem para bellum!” Traditional Catholic Activism? Possible? Necessary? Unavoidable? A mind exercise.

I am mindful of what I posted here: 3.5% of a group can bring the group down, turn it around, or take it over. A friend, who sees and sends the most interesting things, saw and sent this, from The European … Read More

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Obedience and being a “restorationist”

At Crisis there is a must read piece by Anthony Esolen. Here’s how it starts… Hello. My name is Tony. I am a restorationist. I wasn’t always this way. I grew up in the 1960s and the 1970s, and we … Read More

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Pope Benedict XVI on Corpus Christi processions

In many places the Feast of Corpus Christi gets an “external celebration” on Sunday.  It is wonderful to see the multiplication of Eucharistic processions especially with the growth of the Traditional Latin Mass.  TLM began, processions generally followed. In 2008 … Read More

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St Philip Neri’s revived Confraternity fed the poor and got attacked for it. Wherein Fr. Z rants

I seek to accomplish a few things in this post. First, it is good to set the record straight, lately distorted by a minor trad site, gloria.tv. Also, repeat something I’ve bashed away at for years, but haven’t bashed lately. … Read More

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On Twitter follow @fatherz

Remember back during the faux election cycle that there was a weird “purge” on Twitter?  In the space of a few days, I lost thousands of followers for no apparent reason. Now that Elon Musk (BTW… I posted a video … Read More

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RALLY IN CHICAGO – PHOTOS – ¡Hagan lío!

There was a BIG rally in Chicago today to ask Mary to soften the heart of Card. Cupich, who is actively attacking Catholics who desire traditional sacred worship. Remember: an attack on the RITE is really an attack on the … Read More

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FOLLOW UP to “ACTION ITEM: Time Sensitive End of Year Giving Suggestions from Fr. Z”

Before the end of 2021 – GOOD RIDDANCE – I posted – HERE  – about some options for your end-of-year charitable giving.  Now that official churchy entities are doubtful or even hostile to what ought to be normal and mainstream … Read More

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Good news in the Diocese of Marquette

If bishops want to have any credibility at all when they ponder how to implement Traditionis custodes (the best way is simply to apply can. 87 and ignore it entirely), they have to say the Traditional Latin Mass for people themselves.  Otherwise, … Read More

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A good point about Holy Days of Obligation and our Catholic identity

At The Catholic Thing, John M. Grodelski makes an obvious but NOT thereby less valuable point.  Let’s see. January 1, 2022 was a Saturday. January 1, 2023 is a Sunday. January 1, 2024 is a Monday. Only one of those January … Read More

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Gregorian chant disc by FSSP seminarians tops the charts. I suspect that might annoy some people.

This disc of Gregorian chant and Christmas music has been on the top of the classical charts for weeks. It’s popularity must be increased.  This is a concrete sign of what people want, not what is being forced by Rome et al. … Read More

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People flocked to a Bishop’s Traditional “Rorate Mass”

For years I have said that if bishops want to control the TLM in their dioceses, the best way to do it would be to get involved. These are Catholics who would go to the wall, if necessary. When bishops … Read More

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I like this video about a men’s group in the London area, Mary Magdalen Men’s Association

The way to defeat the enemy must at some point mean pressing ahead. I like this video about a men’s group in the London area, Mary Magdalen Men’s Association.

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8 Dec 2021 – LAST DAY of the Year of St. Joseph – O Patron of the Church, O Terror of Demons, pray for us!

According to the decree for the Year of St. Joseph, for the 150th anniversary of the Proclamation of Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, TODAY – 8 Dec 2021 – is the LAST day of the Holy Year. I … Read More

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HEMSTED, NY – Saturday 23 Oct – Prayer Vigil with Sacred Relics at Planned Parenthood (aka Big Business Abortion)

For those of you in New York… Join Fr. Carlos Martins of Treasures of the Church and relics of over 150 saints in a prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood’s abortion mill in Hempstead, New York WHAT: A peaceful prayer gathering … Read More

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Majority of Catholics don’t know about the cruel attempt to suppress the Traditional Latin Mass. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

We need to work harder, friends. Some time ago, Pew Research Center did a poll and found that “Two-thirds of U.S. Catholics unaware of pope’s new restrictions on traditional Latin Mass”. HERE This is interesting, because it shows how Catholic … Read More

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