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Essential Reading about the Mass and about Priesthood

Here is some essential reading about the Traditional Mass. The Traditional Mass: History, Form, and Theology of the Classical Roman Rite by Michael Fiedrowicz. US HERE – UK HERE Nothing Superfluous: An Explanation of the Symbolism of the Rite of St. Gregory the Great by Fr. … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 31 – Friday in the 4th Week of Lent: “The nature of our pride”

It’s Friday in the 4th Week of Lent. The Roman Station is Sant’Eusebio. Joseph Ratzinger gives us a reality check in one of his meditations for the Stations of the Cross. Subscribe on SOUNDCLOUD. I provide these podcasts especially in … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 29 – Wednesday in the 4th Week of Lent & Annunciation: “She is the ‘people of God'”

It’s Wednesday in the 4th Week of Lent and the Feast of the Annunciation. The Roman Station is Saint Paul’s outside-the-walls, where you find the tomb of the Apostle. Joseph Ratzinger explain how Mary is, in her person, the true … Continue reading

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New video documentary about Benedict XVI from German TV

At National Catholic Register the intrepid Ed Pentin has posted at there is a 30 minute video documentary in German about Pope Benedict XVI’s life in the Vatican Gardens.  It aired on German TV on 3 January.   HERE It is … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2019 25: The inscape of the universe

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 25, for Christmas Day 2019! Merry Christmas! Today Joseph Ratzinger explains about the ox and the ass and the mystery of the manger.   Fulton Sheen talks about the microcosm and macrocosm paradigm in the Crib and the … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 10: “Some candle clear burns somewhere I come by.”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 10, for Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Advent. Today we hear part of a radio broadcast made my Joseph Ratzinger in 1980.  He is speaking on St. Nicholas Day, which is past, but “light” is the … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2019 09: Head and heart

Here is ADVENTCAzT 09, for Monday in the 2nd Week of Advent, this year – in some places – the transferred Feast of the Immaculate Conception. We hear the Sunday Gospel today with a comment by Dom Prosper Guéranger in … Continue reading

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“Ad orientem” worship: help against clericalism

“[A] common turning to the east during the Eucharistic Prayer remains essential. This is not a case of something accidental, but of what is essential. Looking at the priest has no importance. What matters is looking together at the Lord. … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z

Here also are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. On 1st Fridays, do please pray the Act of Reparation. What we need right now is PRAYER, especially now. And remember to GO TO CONFESSION! For priests, especially, try The Way Of … Continue reading

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Are we still trustworthy?

And now a short excursion into common sense. “I am of the opinion, to be sure, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it. It’s impossible to see what could be dangerous … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on three purposes for Corpus Christi

In 1986 the English edition of Joseph Ratzinger’s Feast of Faith was published by Ignatius Press.  US HERE – UK HERE In that volume Benedict XVI reflected on the feast of Corpus Christi. His Holiness juxtaposed the sad decline of Eucharistic devotions … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is it OK to clap at the end of the recessional hymn at Sunday Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: At our Sunday Masses there is instantaneous applause at the end of the recessional hymn. Is this OK? I have sent many emails to the parish priest and he agreed that this is not correct but … Continue reading

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Concerning some bad ideas about how to “enrich” the traditional, Extraordinary Form

UPDATE: Another reaction at NLM. UPDATE: Be sure to read a response posted at CWR by a priest who wrote his thesis on Universae Ecclesiae.  HERE   ___ Originally Published on: Feb 8, 2017 ___ When I was around the Pontifical Commission … Continue reading

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A serious Catholic way to “accompany” the sinner?

I had an interesting email in my box today.  What do you think? Hi Father, I’ve been reading through Ratzinger’s book “Behold the Pierced One“. [UK – HERE] In it, he addresses the issue of the prohibition of communion to the divorced … Continue reading

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Peter Kwasniewski: Why tradition is important and reverence alone isn’t enough

Over a Rorate there is something so good that it compels me to overcome even their animosity toward me, extend an olive branch again, and direct you there to read patiently and completely.  Peter Kwasniewski of Wyoming Catholic College (where … Continue reading

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How about a Masters in RATZINGER STUDIES? – UPDATE

Last November I posted HERE about getting a Masters in Ratzinger Studies at the Augustinianum in Rome.  They do the program in both Italian and English and it has been a huge success.  HERE Now saw on Crux 2.0 an interview … Continue reading

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The Ascension and Lordly Feet

There are many images of the Lord’s Ascension to heaven. The one’s I like the most are the medieval depictions which show the Apostles and Mary looking up and all you see above are a pair of lordly Feet. There … Continue reading

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More reasons for the promotion of Summorum Pontificum

The Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome received a new Prefect last November, His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah.  He should be a good, solid Prefect.  At the same time, however, there was a bit of a purge of, say, the … Continue reading

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UPDPATE ON ACTION ITEM! BOOKS FOR SEMINARIANS

UPDATE 11 Aug pm:  Okay… it looks as if Amazon found more copies of Turning Toward The Lord.  Now they only cost $96 each!  Thus I am removing it from the list.  We shall have what we have and make … Continue reading

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St. John XXIII doesn’t like it when you clap in church. So STOP it! (VIDEO)

Joseph Card. Ratzinger – now Benedict XVI – wrote in his Spirit of the Liturgy: “Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been … Continue reading

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