Daily Archives: 17 March 2010

AFP: Man screams abuse at Pope Benedict XVI

UPDATE 18 March 12:52 GMT: A reader sent this: I read that the AFP communique was disinformation and that the man was shouting against pro-choice groups. HERE.___________ Pray for the Pope. He will be more and more under attack of … Continue reading

Posted in Pope of Christian Unity, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | 15 Comments

Twitter update: another feed – @FatherZuhlsdorf

I have started another Twitter feed: @FatherZuhlsdorf Follow this. And @fatherz I will use this new one to follow a great many more people. Also, sign up with the Google thingy on the left side bar.  I am closing on … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 9 Comments

Mass on Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent

What a moving formulary for Holy Mass in the older form today. I am not usually the emotional type when saying Mass.  I really wish that "priestcraft" wasn’t a negative word, because I think priests should firstly attend to their … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 17 Comments

A reminder

As I was listening to the news tonight, I tuned into hear Fox News White House correspondent Major Barrett in front of the White House. As he spoke there was a Cardinal singing unmistakably, brazenly, unselfconsciously, in the background. Matthew … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 12 Comments

WDTPRS POLL! Your progress through Lent: honest assessment

Passiontide is around the corner. How are you doing with your Lent? Your voting is entirely anonymous and, to my knowledge, cannot be traced by me or followed back. {democracy:47} Feel free to describe your experience, share or add tips, … Continue reading

Posted in LENT, POLLS | Tagged , | 39 Comments

Embarassing treatment of Summorum Pontificum on vatican.va website

I received a note from a friend of many years in Rome. I don’t know how many times have I called them to alert them to unbelievable errors in their transcripts and translations, to no avail, despite their reassurances after … Continue reading


In preparation for the Feast of St. Joseph

The current Enchiridion Indulgentiarum #19 attaches an partial indulgence to the following prayer in honor of St. Joseph. This will also be our Holy Father’s name day.  Pray for him. Other prayers in honor of St. Joseph also gain a … Continue reading

Posted in Saints: Stories & Symbols | Tagged | 12 Comments

QUAERITUR: Friday Lenten penance on Solemnity of St. Joseph

From a reader: Friday is the Solemnity of St. Joseph. I know that according to canon law, solemnities take precedence over any day of penance, at least in ordinary time. Are we still bound to abstinence from meat on March … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, SESSIUNCULA | Tagged | 45 Comments

How to write a news piece on the German abuse scandal and the Pope’s involvement

We have seen in the MSM some dreadul stories trying to lead readers to think the worst about the Pope without any real evidence.  Insinuation at its worst, for it concerns not just a person, but a sacred person. Here … Continue reading

Posted in The Drill | 10 Comments

Commission for inquiry about Medjugorje

From VIS (in my translation): Communiqué of the Press Office of the Holy See: International Commission for inquiry about Medjugorje An international Commission for inquiry on Medjugorje has been set up at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith … Continue reading

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