Tag Archives: COVID-1984

Prayer Request from Fr. Z

Over the years I’ve posted some notes about a Navy Chaplain friend of mine, CDR Charles Johnson, how he spiffed up the altar in traditional ways and said the TLM on the “Big trick”, and how his plane crashed at … Continue reading

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IRELAND: The longings and the lessons in the Mass Rocks

One of our frequent, fecund, and most flexible of commentators here alerted me to a piece at National Catholic Register. I find this simultaneously discouraging and encouraging. Ireland’s ‘Mass Rocks’ Are Becoming Popular Again Remote flat rocks in the hills … Continue reading

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“The Lost Tools Of Learning” and Defunding Public Schools

The chaos and violence in our summer streets this year are the vile fruits of an increasingly leftist, ideological, politicized public education system.  The idiots in the streets, embracing fantasies about Marxism imbibed in school room, are doing precisely what … Continue reading

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Concerning COVID-1984 masks

For your Monday reflection… She wins the internet today pic.twitter.com/sih4OWYnjt — Jordan Sather (@Jordan_Sather_) August 3, 2020

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ASK FATHER: If Mass is being streamed to a hall for overflow attendance, are those people at Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m an usher at my parish. Because of the scamdemic, the bishop wants spacing enforced. For Sunday Mass, I’m being asked to sit “overflow” in the parish hall, though in reality, there is plenty of space. … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! COVID takes 13 Felician Sisters in one convent. Please pray for them.

There is an awful report about COVID and/or its complications striking a convent of Felician sisters in Livonia, Michigan.   Beginning on Good Friday, 13 sisters have died.  Many were infected and have recovered. It is hard to imagine what the … Continue reading

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A priest makes changes: Ritus Covidensis!

What are some of the consequences of COVID-1984? I really enjoyed this email. During lockdown,our pastor permitted 5 participants daily (he probably enjoyed the days when too many showed up). He offered the TLM exclusively. He refers to the “new … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should there still be “parking lot Masses” even though churches are opening again?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In a not-so-hypothetical situation wherein the faithful are able to attend mass on Sunday inside a church, under nearly normal circumstances (face masks, 6 foot distancing), would it be permissible, or even advisable, to opt instead … Continue reading

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COVID-1984 UPDATE: Doctors say Communion on the tongue while kneeling is safer than Communion on the hand

First, retired Polish Archbishop Jan Pawel Lenga, said that bishops who force people to receive Communion on the hand are going to “end up in Hell”. HERE For a person to wind up in Hell he has to have committed … Continue reading

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Moral Injury, traditional Catholics and burnt out priests

From a reader… I am a physician and have had the opportunity to work with several burnt out priests over the years. I am concerned about the emotional well being of priests during the current situation because of a stressor … Continue reading

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The demographic sinkhole opening under the Church

I had an ongoing discussion with a friend who claimed that, one day, the Traditional Latin Mass would be the only Mass left in the Latin Church (sorry, Ambrosian Rite! We weren’t thinking of you, and I guess we were … 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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The ULTIMATE SOLUTION for COMMUNION in time of CORONAVIRUS

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is there an effective way for a priest to distribute communion on the tongue at a Latin Mass while keeping to the requirement to “sanitize his hands between communicants?” What would this look like? I might … Continue reading

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WISCONSIN: Churches specifically targeted with restrictions as other buildings open. ACTION ITEM!

This. Where I am, after the county said that churches could open up to 25% capacity, like many businesses such as gyms and movie theaters, they then reversed their rule and will now force churches to have only 50 people, … Continue reading

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A little perspective, please? “Imagine you were born in 1900….”

I was sent this. It helps to put what we are going through in perspective. At Fakebook a post by one Karl B. Andersen: It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: A tip for receiving Communion on the tongue in time of COVID-1984: HOLD YOUR BREATH!

In this time of COVID-1984, where up is down and back is front and clocks are melting off the edges of tables, there are some in high places in the Church who are determined to ban Communion on the tongue.  … Continue reading

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Fearmongering @JamesMartinSJ goes to the zoo on national TV about churches reopening and about @RealDonaldTrump

Last night when I heard on Martha MacCallum’s show on FNC that Jesuit homosexualist activist Fr. James Martin was up to talk about the lockdown and reopening of churches after Pres. Trump’s comments about opening places of worship, I had … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can you fulfill your Sunday Mass obligation during “lockdown” by watching online?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: While on lockdown, can watching (within a sunday) a replayed online mass fulfill the sunday mass obligation? Or must one have to watch the online sunday mass in real time to fulfill this obligation? First of … Continue reading

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COVID-1984, Your iPhone, and You

This… It seems the statement attached to the software update means the new coding supports contact tracing apps. When a user accepts the update, they are consenting, legally, to this data being collected/distributed from this device to these or future … Continue reading

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