Fr. Z's Blog
ASK FATHER: Blessing for a Wheelchair, Stretcher, or Ambulance
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 20:27:19 +0000
From a reader… QUAERITUR:  What formula would be appropriate for blessing a power wheelchair? Wow!  That’s an easy one. First, you can always use the Blessing “ad omnia“.    But we can do better than that. With a slight twist I reach for my handy copy … Continue reading
FEAST DAY! 21 July 1773 – Clement XIV suppressed the Jesuits!
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 17:22:59 +0000
It is a great FEAST today. I am enjoying an icy cold limonata! Today, 21 July, in the year of grace 1773, Pope Clement XIV of happy memory, issued his Bull by which he suppressed the Jesuits. I have all sorts of Papa Ganganelli gear … Continue reading
R.I.P. Msgr. Camille Perl, once Secretary of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei”
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 15:56:14 +0000
I beg the readership today for prayers for the repose of the soul of my dear old friend Msgr. Camille Perl, who died recently.   He had been from the beginning the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“.  He was … Continue reading
And now for your Friday SSPX news!
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:39:47 +0000
The SSPX leadership has been meeting to elect officers and make decisions about their future direction. Recently, they elected as their Superior an Italian priest, Fr. David Pagliarani.  If stories be true, he has some game.  There is an anecdote about … Continue reading
WDTPRS – 16th Ordinary Sunday: The Enemy is hunting YOU
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:30:59 +0000
The Collect for the 16th Ordinary Sunday is not in any pre-Conciliar Missale Romanum.  It has its antecedent in a 9th century manuscript.  Enjoy the fine clausula (rhythmic ending). Propitiare, Domine, famulis tuis, et clementer gratiae tuae super eos dona multiplica, ut, spe, … Continue reading
For your consideration…
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:28:40 +0000
This blog works from your donations, especially monthly, subscribed donations. Today, the 20th of the month, there are only two people subscribed. Please consider signing up? NB: Some people had a hard time using the form, below. I figured out the problem.  Try … Continue reading
The hurly burly of Medieval Studies!
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:08:44 +0000
You might think that this is a joke.  It is a joke, but not the kind sane people think up. From Campus Reform (with my emphases and comments I’ll leave links in as texts): Activists demand more social justice in Medieval Studies A group … Continue reading
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:27:50 +0000
News especially for P… …from SpaceWeather: SPIDERS AND SPACE WEATHER: Did you know that spiders can fly? Biologists call it “ballooning.” Spiders spin a strand of silk, it juts into the air, and off they go. Airborne arachnids have been found as … Continue reading
ASK FATHER: Mass texts for St. Elijah, Old Testament Prophet
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:57:52 +0000
Many of the great figures of the Old Testament are considered saints and have a day in the Roman liturgical book called the Roman Martyrology. I post about them on occasion. The Martyrology says that when the day is clear on … Continue reading
What could possibly go wrong? – UPDATED
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 05:01:26 +0000
UPDATE 20 July: They opened the sarcophagus and found… “a mummified family of three swimming in red liquid.” HERE ___ Originally Published on: Jul 11, 2018 From Science Alert: A Massive, Black Sarcophagus Has Been Unearthed in Egypt, And Nobody Knows Who’s Inside Archaeological digs around ancient … Continue reading
YOUR GOOD NEWS… and Washington DC’s new Auxiliary Bishop and key priest at Detroit’s major seminary
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 03:00:23 +0000
Do you have some good news to share with the readership?  Let’s hear it!  We need good news. Here’s some good news for you. A few weeks ago, the Archdiocese of Washington DC got a new Auxiliary Bishop, Most. Rev. Michael Fisher.  … Continue reading
Budding young feminist archeologists
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:16:07 +0000
Make some popcorn and look at a piece at Fishwrap about young feminists sitting at the knees of Sr. Joan “Triumph in Tahir” Chittister, learning from her Yoda-like wisdom.  It’ll be a nostaglic read.  My emphases and comments. Young women ask difficult questions to … Continue reading
ASK FATHER: Baptism of child of a same-sex couple?
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:54:12 +0000
From a reader… QUAERITUR: In my diocese and in others there has been a general conclusion that it is fine to baptized the child of a homosexual couple, so long as it is done in private, you let the parents know you … Continue reading
BOOK RECEIVED: Why Humanae Vitae Is Still Right!
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:42:40 +0000
I received a copy of the new and timely book edited by Janet Smith.  It is, right now, available for pre-order at what I assume is a reduced price. This is a collection of essays. Why Humanae Vitae Is Still Right US HERE … Continue reading
What the TMSM is doing with your donations
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:09:42 +0000
I want to let you know what our 501(c)(3) organization the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison does with your tax deductible donations. A couple weeks ago, three new priests were ordained by the Extraordinary Ordinary for the Diocese of Madison.*  … Continue reading
Who is behind that “Lovely, drippy, syrupy TLM and vocation video” and how are they being treated?
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:41:39 +0000
Yesterday I posted about a lovely video made in Italy, which clearly and in a positive light presents traditional liturgy of the Roman Rite and the priestly vocation.   Because it was so well done, I did a little digging around about … Continue reading
ACTION ITEM! Pray for Fr. Morris, victim of the homosexualist agenda
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 16:09:28 +0000
It is the duty of every Catholic to make reparation for sins, for one’s own and for the sins of others. We were clearly asked by Our Lady of Fatima to make reparation for offenses against her Immaculate Heart. She … Continue reading
Are we still trustworthy?
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:53:45 +0000
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 or … Continue reading
Lovely, drippy, syrupy TLM and vocation video. Then Fr. Z rants about crying.
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:31:31 +0000
Pope Francis said something along the lines that certain realities can be seen only through eyes that have been cleansed by tears. At the Italian site Messa in Latino, I saw a little video, beautifully produced, focused very much on the … Continue reading
The image of the badge of the Vendée came to mind today
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 02:20:13 +0000
The other day, I saw a stage of the Tour de France that was in the Vendée. Today is the anniversary of the martyrdom of the Carmelites of Compiègne. I’ve been watching the lunatic frenzy and eruptions of malice from the Left … Continue reading