Tag Archives: COVID-1984

ASK FATHER: Bishop reimposed Sunday Mass obligation but there are still attendance numbers restrictions.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father, Our bishop recently ended the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, except in cases of old age or health. This means my young, healthy family is obligated to attend Mass once more. … Read More

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No vaccination? No confession! NJ parish now exercises the “power of the syringes” – UPDATE

UPDATE 29 March: It seems that an option for confessions for the non-jabbed has been added to the schedule. I note with fascination that, although the priest there seems to be extremely worried about infectious penitents, he will have “face … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Must I go to a Novus Ordo Mass and receive on the hand to fulfill my “Easter Duty”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our churches in the Diocese of ___  have been allowed to have public Masses offered with 15% capacity of the fire code regulations, but with very strict restrictions from the bishop (more strict than the government’s … Read More

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The pub that survived the Great Plague is shut down by Covid-1984

Okay… this is getting seriously ridiculous now. It’s time to put a stop to the Wuhan Devil. From the Daily Telegraph I learned that the Lamb and Flag in Oxford is to close. That’s just plain WRONG!

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Note of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines

Today in the daily Bollettino (summary of news) issued by the Vatican Press Office there is this from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith…  my emphases. Bullet points. It is morally licit to receive a vaccination against the … Read More

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The amazing miracle story of St. Juan Diego! And ACTION ITEM! Let’s pray for a miracle, the annihilation of the Wuhan Devil, COVID

Remember… If we do not believe in miracles, we do not ask for them. If we do not ask for them, they will not be granted. We are not alone: the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant are closely knit, … Read More

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Wherein Tucker cites Viganò about the Wuhan Devil

Tucker Carlson last night mentioned Archbp. Viganò.  Perhaps he can be excused for mispronouncing his name.  His point is good. A friend let me know about this.  I stopped watching Fox after “Election” night.  

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Prayer Request from Fr. Z – UPDATE!

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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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. … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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. … Read More

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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 … Read More

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