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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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- Alice: Somehow our family managed to hear two Trinity Sunday sermons without any Bad Analogies or accidental heresies. Our Deacon was meditating on the Trinity as an outpouring of love between the...
- Sue in soCal: What do you think of “the Trinity is a community& #8221; comparison ? That was the homily at the church we attended Sunday.
- Adaquano: Our deacon focused on how Trinity Sunday and anytime we contemplat e on the Trinity we should focus on the love of God for us, and how that love is reflected in each person of the Trini...
- acardnal: A heresy not mentioned above: using vodka! FatherR 17;s homily discussed nature and person, the what and the who of the triune God.
- FN: Father told the story of St Augustine and the little boy digging a hole on the beach. Says it all really!
- Eamonn Gaines: Prayers offered.
- Ms. M-S: The Trinity is a mystery to us because it’s beyond our earthly understand ing. Since we humans only very poorly really understand our physical universe, with the best theories of the...
- Gab: No mention of shamrocks or anything as trite. A few St Augustine mentions however.
- bartlep: I attended a Latin Mass celebrated by a Norbertine priest. He said the only way to salvation was through the Catholic Church. To the argument that many people in foreign lands may not have...
- UncleBlobb: A bit late, but praying.
- Semper Gumby: Unfortunat ely, not for the first time regarding both Pope Francis and the USCCB: No, take a closer look.
- Geoffrey: I will not be purchasing any “new ” editions of the Catechism.
- voxborealis: Excellent assistant priest from Haiti̷ 0;style a bit charismati c for my taste but otherwise a straight shooter and certainly orthodox 8230;discu ssed the Trinity, said it’s a...
- Kent Wendler: This is how I (feebly and distantly) try to approach the Mystery of the Trinity. Fr. Z can correct me if unknowingl y I have veered off into one of the heresies: The Son, the Eternal...
- Atra Dicenda, Rubra Agenda: All snark aside, there is a reason I brought 3 Protestant families into the Church and numerous lay men before 2013. And I have brought 0 in since 2013 and have 0...
- mysticalrose: Father gave a beautifull y Thomistic homily on the meaning of nature and person and polished it off with a discussion of mystery. Best Trinity Sunday homily that I have ever heard!
- Josephus Corvus: Father tied the text of the first reading to both Jesus and the Holy Spirit, pointing out select phrases that are used in other Scripture passages about each One. I found this...
- exsquid: A Rosary during my hour at Adoration Chapel.
- Bryan D. Boyle: It’s a mystery. As such, beyond human comprehens ion (which is why attempting to define it in human terms or using human devices can lead us down a rabbit hole, IMHO, into the...
- Gregg the Obscure: we were very blessed. the rector of the local seminary was the celebrant. he shared the theologica l definition of “mys tery” ;: something that can only be known by...
- Donald Wachtel: John 19:10 10 So Pilate said to him, “Do you not speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to release you and I have power to crucify you?” 11 Jesus answered [him], “You would...
- Greg Hlatky: Julius Caesar walks into a bar and asks for a Martinius. “Don ’t you want a Martini? 8221; the bartender asked. “Loo k, pal,” ; Caesar says. “If I wanted...
- Anneliese: Father, I’m praying for you. I hope what ever it is comes to a good resolution . Happy FatherR 17;s day to you.
- Mightnotbeachristiantou: A room like this would have only had men in it. It was cultural. The women were not in the back. In a private home you would have some mixing, but in a rented room like...
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- Canonist Ed Peters eviscerates bishops – one in particular – who won’t apply law
- USCCB meets. They talk about the “nones”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.
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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: 1 December 2010
Here is an offering from the Catholic Sentinel, the twice monthly publication of Oregon Catholic Press, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Portland. Rev. Mr. Cummings answers a question. Why is the Latin Mass not offered more? [Scottish-born, Irish-trained] … Continue reading
I have a hard time trusting the press when reporting things such as this. I am inclined to believe what LifeSite reports. Still, I think this requires additional explanations. I thought that the Russian Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church … Continue reading
I noted at the site of the young Papist that Apple decided to remove the Manhattan Declaration from their app store. I noted at the same site that the obviously illegitimate “catholic” group “Catholics For Equality” – a pro-homosexual organization … Continue reading
Here are a few recent posts you might not want to miss. Card. Ratzinger wanted a revision of penal section of Code in 1988 QUAERITUR: using really old Holy Water Do your sins bug you? QUAERITUR: Hanukkah Benedict’s Christ is … Continue reading
Over at NLM there is a very useful entry, which also asks from some help from people who are competent in German. At the German site of Vatican Radio there was an interview with the Secretary of my old haunt … Continue reading
My friend John L. Allen, Jr., the nearly-ubiquitous fair-minded columnist sadly still writing for the NCR has an interesting piece you will want to read with care. Keep in mind that while “smoking gun” is usually a negative image, this … Continue reading
The new blog software is more exacting about selecting comments for the moderation queue. Don’t freak out if your comments sometimes wind up in moderation. Then again, something I flag people for moderation. There is crazy finch traffic at the … Continue reading
From a reader: Retrieving some books from storage this afternoon, I came across a bottle of holy water that I filled at the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham a *long* time ago — more than 20 years ago. The … Continue reading
Been to confession lately? Preachers often reach for analogies to help people understand spiritual realities. Here is a good one, picked up from Ironic Catholic. If you are squeamish, read this anyway whether it is fiction or not. New York, … Continue reading
From a reader: Is it okay for us to observe Hanukkah in anyway? It think it depends on what you mean by “observe”. We can sure watch with respect what Jews do at this time of year. After all, the … Continue reading
My friend Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute is one of the smartest writers, commentators I know. He has a very good piece on the blog of the Acton Institute about Pope Benedict’s book-length interview which goes beyond the Condom … Continue reading
Advent is a season of preparation for the Second Coming of the Lord as well as celebration of the First Coming, the Nativity of the Lord. Many include in their observance of Advent many of the trimmings and trappings of … Continue reading
Sandro Magister, Italian Vaticanista, has a thought provoking piece today which deals with criticisms of Pope Benedict XVI and what he said offered by his supporters. I’ll include here just the first part. Go to Magister’s site for the whole … Continue reading