Daily Archives: 19 March 2012

Fr. Z begs a favor on St. Joseph’s Day

May I ask a favor? Fr. Kirby at Vultus Christi posted a prayer to St. Joseph for a particular priest. Will you please bookmark it or print it and … say it for me once in a while? PRAYER TO SAINT … Continue reading

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A priest does what the Council asked!

I have been griping that Latin is becoming isolated in the Extraordinary Form. It must not be. It must be used all the time, everywhere, in the Ordinary Form. The language of the Latin Church’s worship is Latin.  What does … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Fr. Z KUDOS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests | Tagged , , , | 26 Comments

OLDIE PODCAzT: St. Joseph: a hymn dissected & sermon of Bernardine of Siena

Back in 2009 I made a PODCAzT about the hymn sung in the Liturgy of Hours in honor of St. Joseph. 082 09-03-19 St. Joseph: a hymn dissected & sermon of Bernardine of Siena Check it out! ____

Happy Name … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s Name Day. Pray for Pope Benedict!

Today, the Feast of St. Joseph, is the baptismal “name day” of our Holy Father. Please pray for, and promote prayer for, our Holy Father. A partial indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, in a spirit of filial … Continue reading

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The nice people at Catholic Truth Society in England sent me their new People’s Edition of the Roman Missal for DAILY use.  The have a Sunday Edition which I wrote about  HERE. Buy here: USA link and UK link.  Remember, this volume … Continue reading

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Have some good news?

Hearing about the good news other people have can lift everyone’s spirits. Have some good news? While you are ponder that… … please refresh your supply of … If you haven’t tried it yet, try the Monk’s Four Favorites. And … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 38 Comments

Card. Dolan on Religious Freedom and Protecting Healthcare for Women and Children

FAVOR ASKED BELOW. Supporters of the Obama Adminstration in a campaign of deceptive rhetoric are trying to tar the Church as being “political” whenever the bishops teach about matters of morals or raise their voices in the public square concerning … Continue reading

Posted in Dogs and Fleas, Fr. Z KUDOS, Religious Liberty | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a really good point in the Sunday Sermon you heard which you can share with us?

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 19 Comments

Musing on canonical consequences for participation in same-sex “weddings”

From the Canonical Defender comes this: Possible canonical consequences for participation in ‘same-sex weddings’ March 19, 2012 British Catholic blogger Damien Thompson recently remarked “For Roman Catholics the prospect [of Britain legalizing same-sex marriage] is a very bleak one. Even if a liberal … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

Rather like how I feel when looking at my “to do” list

From Savage Chickens:

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QUAERITUR: Flowers and unveiling Mary’s statue on Annunciation, during Passiontide.

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! From a reader: Should everything remain veiled for the Feast of the Annunciation? Can we unveil Mary? Is it appropriate to have flowers on the altar? Passiontide is a heavy liturgical time, especially in the … Continue reading

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Kansas: Priest says a prayer before House session. Hijinx ensues.

Priests and lay people need to rally around Card. Dolan and the whole USCCB in its effort to uphold the 1st Amendment, religious liberty rights not only of Catholics, but of all Americans in the face of blatant attacks by … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Fr. Z KUDOS, Just Too Cool, Mail from priests, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, Religious Liberty, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , , | 43 Comments