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YOUR RECENT COMMENTS
- JustaSinner: So no confession s from the astronauts on the ISS in low Earth orbit?
- roma247: Before everyone vents spleen over this, please, everybody, reflect: IF–a nd this is a very big IF–t his were any sort of move on the part of the Archdioces e intended to harm...
- Carrie: I wouldn’t assume Cardinal Cupich is out to destroy a priest any more than I would assume an accusation against a priest is true— until there is an investigat ion and verdict. And even...
- Fr. Reader: I wonder if the one hiding, editing and changing the words of our Pope Emeritus wants to lie to us only, or he also is lying to himself. I find really difficult to reconcile the service...
- Fr. Reader: @Mike. Not everything should be mixed with that generaliza tion called “Nov us Ordo” ; that is as imaginary as the “Spi rit of the Vatican II”. There are many...
- MotherTeresa: This is infuriatin g. I know nothing of the situation at St. John Cantius, but I am aware of several outrageous ly scandalous situations that were tolerated and ignored by Bishop...
- Elizabeth D: The page on the Cantius website that had the Canons Regular comment/st atement about the Fr Phillips allegation s does not have that anymore and just says “For questions and...
- frjim4321: Started homily by reciting the 27 words of Amendment II, which is in the news particular ly due to the support of the Parkland survivors demonstrat ed this past Thursday morning by tens...
- Anchorite: Your assessment of the matter is absolutely on the spot, Fr. Z. I’ve worried about the fate of this parish and anyone involved in running it from the moment Cupich was assigned to...
- Front Pew View: Thank you for including the ellipsis between “jai l” and “aga in” in your penultimat e sentence!
- WmHesch: I’d imagine the problem with confession by telegraph and telephone has to do with jurisdicti on… Both the confession and absolution would literally be traveling thru places the...
- Toan: “I love to see Thee bring to naught the plans of wily men. When simple hearts outwit the wise, O Thou art lovliest then.̶ 1; -Frederick Faber, The Will of God Amazing how this one...
- APX: Our statues were veiled after Mass.
- Michael Haz: I don’ t know Fr. Phillips. I attended Mass at St. John Cantius only once, when I travelled to Chicago for that specific puropse. So I don’ t have an investment in this...
- Matt C. Abbott: I’m keeping the Canons Regular in my prayers. They’ ;re good priests.
- jaykay: Images not yet veiled, but will be next Sunday. The veiling was dropped for a few years (it having always been on first Passion Sunday before that, as long as I could remember – back...
- APX: Another issue that I don’ t know if many priests realize, but in jails (at least the ones in Canada), everything is recorded both via video and audio. I asked a priest about this, who...
- LeeGilbert: Although the confession is sacramenta lly valid, [Which was the point of the question.] the technology lends itself to grave abuse as Fr. Tim Mockaitis from the Archdioces e of Portl...
- Midwest St. Michael: “The Da Vinci Code finally meets the Marx Brothers.& #8221; Oh adriennep, you just made my day and made me LOL. =) Thanks for that in these truly̷ 0; Twilightzo nish™...
- David: +MattR: At the time the explanatio n of this given to me was that since Fr. Phillips was already a member of one Congregati on of priests, he could not be transferre d into another Congreg...
- Bthompson: I’ve not had cause to hear a lot of confession s in jails, but when I do, I make sure to request the “law yer booth̶ 1; (most jails have them. They are closed rooms with...
- Sconnius: The nature of my work takes me to different towns on weekends from time to time. The parish where i was didnt have anything veiled, even though Father made many references to seeing or...
- EC: It might be wise to remind the penitent that in such a situation, there is no privacy at all… The phone system is used, in part, to record conversati ons. (Unless it is turned off for...
- hwriggles4: I will say an intention at Mass tonight for Fr. Phillips. Let’ s pray that he is cleared. A few years back, a good priest in my diocese took leave, and I didn’ ;t believe the...
- Unwilling: “I would like to mention my surprise 8221; that the in re Hunermann paragraph, that seems to explain away what would have been a discomfiti ng gesture supporting P Francis...
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- LENTCAzT 2018 34 – Monday – 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide: sin makes you stoopid
- ASK FATHER: Absolution at jail through glass, phone in visitor’s room
- The fruits of dumbing everything down, down, ever down.
- REALLY BAD NEWS from St. John Cantius in Chicago – @SJCantius
- Your Sunday Sermon Notes and Passion Sunday POLL: veils on images
- LENTCAzT 2018 33 – 1st Passion Sunday, 5th of Lent: marked with the light of Thy countenance
- Dumb down liturgy. Great idea, right?
- UPDATE: Even more comes about The Letter™: additional missing text
- FSSP North America Blog
- WDTPRS 5th Sunday of Lent: Undergoing liturgical death
- “Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,…” The Lorica of St Patrick
- LENTCAzT 2018 32 – Saturday in the 4th Week of Lent: ungenerous, unscrupulous
- UPDATES – More of and about The Letter™ of Benedict XVI on the booklets
- Fr. Stravinskas breaks it down to the essential
- The Three Days of Darkness 2018 are underway in LA!
- STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Audio from Fr. Z
- LENTCAzT 2018 31 – Friday in the 4th Week of Lent: Innocence, Penitence, Priesthood
- ASK FATHER: Blessing objects through plastic wrapper, box, etc.
- UPDATE – JUST TOO COOL! Battle Flag of LEPANTO reproduction available!
- Card. Kasper: homosexual relationships are analogous to marriages
- LENTCAzT 2018 30 – Thursday in the 4th Week of Lent: Priests and confidence
- NEEDFUL BOOKS NOTICE and a maternal CHALLENGE COIN update
- A “digital” Synod?
- LENTCAzT 2018 29 – Wednesday in the 4th Week of Lent: Suicidal Secularization v. The Mass
- My View For Awhile: Maternal Edition
- UK: 29 April 2018 – Rosary on the Coast – London Oratory Trip to Ramsgate
- LENTCAzT 2018 28 – Tuesday in the 4th Week of Lent: “They would pay any price for an hour!”
- READER FEEDBACK: “I want to be treated as an adult when it comes to catechesis and the Sacred Liturgy.”
- @CatholicCincy repudiates @JamesMartinSJ et al. homosexualist event
- Priestly Feedback: “entirely familiar realm in an entirely hostile world”
Let us pray…
Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Daily Archives: 26 July 2010
It is hard to resist this story in the Independent.What the story does not report is that these are the very traditional Benedictines of the Abbey of Sainte-Madeleine who are associated with the monks of Le Barroux on the next … Continue reading
I haven’t posted about the feeder recently.
Before any other shots, I caught this little Indigo Bunting on the Z-Cam today.
A very wet oriole, not content with its usual feast on grape jelly, went after the suet cage.
The mature Orioles may … Continue reading
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Do any of you have a photo of a stained-glass window of the scene in Exodus 33 where Moses glimpses God as He passes before the cleft in the rock?
I have seen windows of the burning bush, … Continue reading
Today is – in the reformed, post-Conciliar calendar – the feast of both Sts. Joachim and Anna, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, grandparents of the Savior. In the traditional calendar it is the feast of St. Anna.
Here is … Continue reading
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Power outage at USCCB, CNS
Power is out this morning at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops after a line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Washington yesterday afternoon. And since we’re in the USCCB building, it means … Continue reading
From the Latin Mass Society in England:
LMS Residential Training Conference for Priests Wishing to Learn the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) at Downside Abbey, Somerset.
Bishop Athanasius Schneider to attend Conference
The Latin Mass Society has announced that … Continue reading