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Archbp. Cordileone writes in favor of the Traditional Latin Mass, Vetus Ordo

At the National Catholic Register, His Excellency Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, has penned a piece in defense not only of the Vetus Ordo, but of the people who desire it.  This is important.   The attacks on the Vetus … Read More

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“Heresy thrives on a combination of amnesia, anarchy and novelty.” ACTION ITEM! VIDEO!

I was given a manuscript of a new book by Bp. Schneider to look over. It is about heresies. Just as he put out a book about the truths of the Faith that are to be believe, now he has … Read More

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Full marks plus an extra kudo to Jesuit Fr. Robert McTeigue, SJ. for his comments on “Eucharistic Revival”

I give full marks plus an extra kudo to Jesuit Fr. Robert McTeigue, SJ. His article at Catholic World Report is OUTSTANDING. How many times have I here urged GO TO CONFESSION! Have I not again and and begged priests … Read More

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Bp. Strickland: Any attack on the Traditional Latin Mass is an attack on the Deposit of Faith

Fr. Z kudos to Bp. Strickland. Christ is the vine. The traditional Latin Mass is rooted in the vine, robust with truth & bears much fruit. Any attempt to sever the traditional Mass from the Church is an attack on … Read More

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MUST READ! Why do heretics remain in the Church instead of just being honest and getting out?

At Crisis there is a MUST READ piece by Jennifer Bryson Why Do Heretics Remain in the Church? The counterfactual optimism of heretics keeps them in the Church while working to destroy it. A perennial question. She breaks it down … Read More

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“Only what is true can ultimately be pastoral”.

This is it. Amen. “Only what is true can ultimately be pastoral”. Cardinal Roche please read anything Pope Benedict wrote. It will help you return to the Catholic faith. https://t.co/hZf7T57gkM — Bishop J. Strickland (@Bishopoftyler) March 24, 2023 Fr. Z … Read More

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Mail From A Priest: “I have finally begun offering the Traditional Latin Mass”

Why I do what I do. From a priest: Dear Father, I wanted to drop a note of gratitude. I have been following your blog for over a decade now and, after 2 and a half years of ordination, I … Read More

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Card. Eijk phasing out Communion services on weekends.

This is for either your “Too Little Too Late” file or your “Better Latin Than Never” file, depending on your predominant world view. HERE Wim Card. Eijk of the Archdiocese of Utrecht published a plan called “Continue doing this in … Read More

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Here’s a bishop doing something good!

May I suggest that you add this bishop to your list of those for whom you regularly pray? Pray especially for his protection from the Enemy and his human agents in the Church. The new and young bishop of Columbus … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Friends returning to the Church say they can receive Communion without going to confession first

From a reader… QUAERITUR: After a number of years away from the faith of my childhood, I made the decision to return to the Catholic church.  After attending a few masses, my heart longed to receive the Eucharist, so I … Read More

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Wow… just… wow….

WOW. I am a bit at a loss for words, after reading this. It is dead on. I would only quibble with one small part, but even in that he has a point that ought to be considered. There are … 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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Thoughts on Francis’ claim that non-vernacular readings are “laughing at the Word of God”

Fr. John Hunwicke’s blog is a constant source of fascinating details, amusing invective, and inverting insight. Those first two may be obvious, but what do I mean by “inverting insight”? I mean that Fr. H has a keen ability to … Read More

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A bishop’s prayer petition for this Week of Christian Unity: for Catholics who want the Traditional Latin Mass

From Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, RI. In this Week of Prayer for #ChristianUnity, let’s also work to safeguard and promote “Catholic Unity.” In particular, let’s resolve to respect and support members of our own Church who are devoted to … 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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@ArchbishpSample of @archdpdx issues a dispensation regarding Francis’ very own Plessy v. Ferguson

The cruel Francis’ legacy document – his very own Plessy v. Ferguson – Traditionis custodes is calling forth what many reasonable people think are unnecessary statements from dioceses. Some are really bad, but that is to be expected given those … Read More

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Bp. Provost of Lake Charles implements ‘Traditionis custodes’, Francis ‘Plessy v. Ferguson’ legacy document

The motto on the coat-of-arms of Most Rev. Glen John Provost, Bishop of Lake Charles (Louisiana), is Pro Futuris Serit… He sows for the sake of those to come.  His CV is HERE.  A quick scan suggests that he is a … Read More

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Newly Catholic, formerly Anglican bishop has some goals. Wherein Fr. Z offers thoughts.

I read at the National Catholic Register that the newly converted, former Anglican Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, has a couple of goals for his new life as a Catholic, under the provisions of Anglicanorum coetibus. Remember: Benedict XVI is the Pope of … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Paprikás Csirke

In honor of my desire to study Hungarian, I came down with a serious craving for Hungarian food.  When I travel, I always look to see if there is a Hungarian restaurant.  There aren’t many, alas.  A proof of the … Read More

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VIDEO: On Sunday, Bp. Thomas Tobin of Providence visited the parish entrusted to the FSSP. Terrific. Exemplary.

On Sunday, Bp. Thomas Tobin of Providence visited the parish entrusted to the FSSP. This is talk he gave. This is what I have been harping on for YEARS. This bishop’s message was: “You keep doing good to my diocese … Read More

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