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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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- LIVE VIDEO – 24 Nov – 1200h CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Holy Angels (Exorcism re: election/vote results)
- This is as evil as anything I’ve seen in a long time.
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- What might a … different White House look like?
- #ASonnetADay – 98. “From you have I been absent in the spring…”
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- LIVE VIDEO – 23 Nov – 1200h CST – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Clement, Pope and Martyr (Exorcism re: election/vote results)
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- #ASonnetADay – 97. “How like a winter hath my absence been…”
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 24th and Last after Pentecost (NO: Christ the King) 2020
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- It’s “Stir Up Sunday” and Advent is coming! GET READY!
- LIVE VIDEO – 22 Nov – 1200h CST – Traditional Latin Mass – 24th & Last Sunday after Pentecost (Exorcism re: election/vote results)
- Wherein Fr. Z offers a plea to priests and bishops. Lay people are not forgotten.
- LIVE VIDEO – 21 Nov – 1200h CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Presentation of Mary (Rosary & Exorcism re: election/vote results)
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- LIVE VIDEO – 20 Nov – 1200h CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Mass in time of pandemic (& Exorcism re: election/vote results)
- St. Robert Bellarmine on priests (Jesuits) who don’t learn to celebrate Mass and don’t follow the rubrics
- #ASonnetADay – 95. “How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame…”
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Tag Archives: John Paul II
Here is a spectacular example of “fundamental osculation” from the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter). Keep in mind an old principle: Everything before “but” is B as in B, S as in S. Editorial: US bishops, please suppress the cult … Continue reading
Benedict XVI wrote a letter about the 100th birthday of St. John Paul II. The Polish Bishops Conference put it on their site in Polish and English. The National Catholic Register has it HERE. This part struck me. In his … Continue reading
From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I’ve done some reading on whether Novus Order orders are truly valid or not and am confused. Would love to get your learned comments on the matter. Thanks for your work. You ask if ordinations … Continue reading
I found this in my email. I regularly get messages from the White House Office of Public Liason. This surprised me a little. Also, HERE Presidential Message in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s First Pilgrimage … Continue reading
ME! ME! ME! I! I! I! MINE! MINE! MINE! We are living in an age when many people think they can do whatever the hell they want and there should be no consequences for them. DO whatever they want? HAH! … Continue reading
I have come to dread interviews with Popes. I have from the beginning of the interviews decades ago. I generally read them anyway because, well, I have to, don’t I. The recent book interview / conversation with Dominique Wolton released … Continue reading
A reading from the first apology of Justin Martyr in defense of the Christians, c. 100-165 No one may share in the Eucharist except those who believe in the truth of our teachings and have been washed in the bath … Continue reading
OLDIE PODCAzT: Pentecost Tuesday St John Paul on the unforgivable sin; O.L. of Fatima and the vision of Hell
Here is an item from the archives. It is dated, but enjoy! As I wrote then… ___ Today is Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost, or at least it ought to be in in the Novus Ordo as it is … Continue reading
UPDATE: I adjusted a volume/balance problem. ___ Today is the 20th Anniversary of St. John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Ordinatio sacerdotalis, which removes all doubt about the impossibility of the ordination of women to the priesthood. To celebrate this wonderful … Continue reading
Not all liberals are happy. You can’t make up a headline like this. Pro-animal groups appeal to pope over dove attack ROME — Animal rights groups on Monday appealed to Pope Francis to end the practice of releasing doves from … Continue reading
Pope Francis announced during a consistory the dates for the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II. 27 April 2014 – Sunday of Divine Mercy. Latin, of course, because of the nature of this official papal act. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZO8E8iEyX0&feature=player_embedded
Wherein Fr. Z explains what is really going on with the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II
Today, in addition to Francis’ dedication of the Vatican City State to St. Michael (and does that place need defense of the attacks of Hell!) and in addition to the release of Benedict’s final encyclical, which is Francis’ first encyclical … Continue reading
From a reader: Leo XIII condemned Anglican orders and succession as invalid since 1552. Even after re-admitting the prayers regarding the “work and office of a priest” in the ordination 100 years later, the line had become extinct so it … Continue reading
I was dying to find out the reaction to the new “statue” of John Paul II near Rome’s train station. It is, in my opinion, horrendous. In the pages of the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano there is a short blurb … Continue reading
On the Italian blog Palazzo Apostolico there is a piece by Paolo Rodari in which he say that the former papal MC, Archbp. Piero Marini states that Pope John Paul II wanted all the liturgical novelties which sprinkled his pontificate … Continue reading
Some time ago, the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Causes of Saints said that the beatification of Pope John Paul II was not a judgment about his pontificate. The UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, has some Q&A … Continue reading