Daily Archives: 10 March 2010

“marriage is NOT for Adam and STEVE”

From The Telegraph in the UK: My emphases and comments: Priest apologises for joking that marriage is not for ‘Adam and Steve’ A Catholic priest [no, he is a deacon] has apologised for joking during a sermon that true marriage … Continue reading

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A little debate about the Extraordinary Form in the blogs

A while ago, I posted on John Zmirak’s get punchline at the end of an article: And by changing back the flag, by taking back our Mass, we are saying: Go back to Hell. Our Church belongs to Christ. Now … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 66 Comments

St. Peter’s Basilica watch

I was going through some things and found an old watch I haven’t used for a while. You might find it interesting. Closer.  Note the appropriate roman numerals. It wants a battery, but it remains amusing…. and exact twice a … Continue reading

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Prayer requests and intentions

I have had a lot of email from people with prayer requests, some in pretty dire straights. When I get these I stop and say at least a Hail Mary or some other appropriate prayer. But I have a sense … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 76 Comments

Good news, please?

Folks, I really need some good news.  I think others could use it as well. I have gotten so many requests for prayers in these last few days. I think that Old Scratch is stepping things up as Lent becomes … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Wednesday 3rd Week of Lent – Prayer over the people (2002MR)

A great new feature of the 2002 Missale Romanum in Latin is that for Lent the "Prayer over the people" or Oratio super populum has been revived as an option. Priests can use this prayer NOW at the end of … Continue reading

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“Omnium in mentem” English translation by a reader

A reader has offered the following.  Canonists will be interested: I recently translated Pope Benedict’s revisions to the Code of Canon Law, which he made this past December in the document Omnium in mentem.  It appears that there is still … Continue reading

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