Daily Archives: 18 September 2009

“Caritas in veritate” is now available in LATIN

The Latin text of the Holy Father’s encyclical Caritas in veritate is now available in LATIN on the Vatican website. PROOEMIUM 1. Caritas in veritate, quam sua terrestri vita ac potissimum suam per mortem et resurrectionem testificatus est Iesus Christus, … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Sr. Joan and the Usual Suspects

Just when you think the dissidents can’t veer farther into fantasy comes this knee slapper from Sr. Joan and the Usual Suspects. Notice how I don’t even have to give her last name or the name of the publication? She … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 47 Comments

Just Too Cool: College kids build space camera for $148

Watching the destruction of education in the US and elsewhere should be sufficient to prove that throwing lots of money at a project doesn’t always produce results. Here is a great story. The $150 Edge-of-Space Camera: MIT Students Beat NASA … Continue reading

Posted in Just Too Cool | 9 Comments

“She kept saying, ‘It’s the Pope. That’s the Pope’”

I really like this story from the National Catholic Register: Emma Watson Meets Her Pope Posted by Tim Drake Thursday, September 17, 2009 5:24 AM Last Wednesday, 7-year-old Emma Watson of Craigmont, Idaho, finally got her wish to meet Pope … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 11 Comments

“…led by Curiosity and good Company I strolled away to Mother Church…”

From a reader: Good morning, Father.  Reading your comments on the importance of revitalizing the liturgy put me in mind of the comments of John Adams, who later became the second president of the United States.  Adams was rather a … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged | 15 Comments

John Allen on upcoming SSPX Summit

My friend John L. Allen, the nearly ubiquitous fair-minded correspondent of the ultra-lefty dissenting National Catholic Reporter is a good analyst. In his weekly Friday letter he drills into the upcoming talks that are soon to begin between the SSPX … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, SESSIUNCULA, The Drill | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments


I picked this up from the young Papist.  It is a photo screaming for a good caption. "OHHHHK-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain…" Karaoke Night at the Synod.

Posted in Lighter fare | 27 Comments

QUAERITUR: Gregorian Masses for the living?

From a priest reader:      I have a question for you or your readers.      Do you think that the Missae Gregorianae can be offered for the living?      I have found this custom here in Barcelona, amongst some of the OF … Continue reading

Posted in ASK FATHER Question Box, SESSIUNCULA | 1 Comment

Fr. Roscia of Salt+Light on “the Lifesite crowd” and “EWTN viewers”

Do you remember what Hamlet told Polonius about the players when they come to Elsinore? Good my lord, will you see the players wellbestowed? Do you hear, let them be well used; forthey are the abstract and brief chronicles of … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , , , | 67 Comments


I have written about Loome’s Theological Bookstore in Stillwater, MN. I just had a tantalizing photo from the fellow who owns the place… and it was meant to be tantalizing. This is part of the liturgical section. I was told … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged | 9 Comments

The Feeder Feed

It has been a while since I have given the feeder report. The Goldfinches are changing their colors.  This adult male is becoming drab again for the winter. I still have one female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. There is still one House … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA, The Feeder Feed | 1 Comment