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St. Robert Bellarmine on priests (Jesuits) who don’t learn to celebrate Mass and don’t follow the rubrics

From  a reader comes this apposite passage. Long-time reader here. Your recent posts (“rants”) about priests learning Latin and their Rite recalled to mind a passage I believe you will heartily enjoy from an excellent older biography of St. Robert … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK: A young priest writes, “I have never felt more priestly or masculine than when I have offered the Extraordinary Form Mass.”

From a priest… anonymized… BRICK BY BRICK: I just wanted to share some building, inspired partially by your encouragement and partially by my students. We began to offer 2 times a week Low Mass. We have also begun to offer … Continue reading

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Luminous Fr. Z Kudos to @Stpatricksoho

A couple times when I have been in London, I’ve stayed at St Patrick’s on Soho Square.  It’s a really interesting parish in a really strange place and they have really great programs.  No… really. (How interesting?  Fulton Sheen lived … Continue reading

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A Bishop discovers the impact of the Traditional PONTIFICAL Mass

This story was able to warm the cockles of even my beady black heart. I encourage you to read the whole thing. There are lovely insights. From the National Catholic Register: A US Bishop Discovers the Traditional Latin Mass Bishop … Continue reading

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LatinMass.live alive again

A great service has been provided by the creator of the site: LatinMass.live This sites “scrapes up” the schedules of various sites which live stream Traditional Latin Masses. Lately, he had some problem, because commonly used YouTube changed the coding … Continue reading

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Archbp. Cordilone recites the Exorcism where a statue of St. Junipero Serra was town down. OORAH!

His Excellency Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, made reparation and the site in Golden Gate Part where a statue of St. Junipero Serra was torn down. Then the Archbishop – God Bless him and his tribe – … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Becket Fund and law firms team up with @MadisonDiocese to OPEN UP CHURCHES

UPDATE: 5 June 2020: The County and City backed down. Brief Statement from Bishop Donald Hying, regarding today’s decision by County officials: “We are pleased that the County and the City have ended the unequal 50-person cap on religious gatherings. … Continue reading

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A bishop reverses his restriction on Communion on the tongue.

During this Chinese COVID-1984 virus pandemic, some bishops have, ultra vires, improperly restricted Communion on the tongue, ostensibly out of concern for public health.  When questioned, some have succumbed to the temptation to double-down on poorly crafted and unfortunately worded … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Cohabiting couple who own a house. (MUST READ HILARITY!)

I don’t like hypothetical questions.  “What if’s…?” can go on forever. However, this one was interesting.  So I reached out to my friend Fr. Ferguson, knowing in my bones that what I would get back would be a doozy. It’s … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Gold Star For The Day: Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

At The Remnant my friend the talented Dr. Peter Kwasniewski wrote about the recent tyrannical moves of Bp. Christensen of Boise against the Traditional Roman Rite, against priests, against lay people, especially the elderly. I wrote about that HERE. It … 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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A priest is diagnosed with a brain tumor. See how he reacted.

Fr John Hollowell has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Here is his response to the news. Fr. Z super kudos to Fr. Hollowell.

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Strong tonic to bishops and priests: “If I can’t endure the cold shower, … maybe I’m not fit for heaven.”

At LifeSite there is a a superb opinion piece (frankly, most of LifeSite is opinion) by Kevin Wells, author of The Priests We Need to Save the Church. Wells describes a program that some men are undertaking, a kind of … Continue reading

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450K-500K estimated at 2020 March For Life

A contact Trump 2020 campaign says that the Park Service estimated 450000 – 500000 people participated in the March For Life yesterday. I supposed that number does not the unborn. It was huge, as large a crowd as I have … Continue reading

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@DouthatNYT interviews Card. Burke

May I preface this by saying that I am still angry at the way former-cardinal-bishop-priest Theodore McCarrick was handled?  For his punishment he was made again a lay person?!?  REALLY?  Most of you reading this are lay people.  THAT’s a punishment?  And if the … Continue reading

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You are all going to die. That’s not a threat, it’s a fact. Great AUDIO reflection on YOUR future.

I often write about the petition in the Litany that God preserve us from a “sudden” and especially “unprovided” death, that is, no time to repent and no opportunity for the last sacraments and, hopefully, Apostolic Pardon. Ann Barnhardt, online … Continue reading

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On “Bullshit” and the New ‘c’atholic Red Guards

Today there is an amusing and insightful piece at First Things about the “Theory of Bullshit”… no, it’s a real thing… proposed in the 80s by the distinguished Princeton professor and philosopher Harry G. Frankfurt. BTW… I usually write B … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“Damn!”, quoth I.  “That’s the spirit.” Coasties getting the job done.

Last night I saw on the news a video of a Coastie jump onto a moving surfaced submarine hauling narcotics to these USA and pound the hatch till it opened. “Damn!”, quoth I.  “That’s the spirit.  That’s an object lesson.” … Continue reading

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Because of so much darkness, there has never been a better time to be a young priest

 At Complete Christianity (a member of the new FOEDUS – League of Catholic Bloggers) Shane Schaetzel, a lay convert to the Church, wrote a post that I wish that I had written. Let me just say- as a forward to … Continue reading

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