Monthly Archives: April 2012

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point (or more) from the Sunday sermon you heard this week?
Let us all know what it was.

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 25 Comments

Democrat candidates in Connecticut favor forcing Catholic hospitals to perform abortions

Something we have to remember when considering the Obama Administration’s erosion of the 1st Amendment through the HHS mandate, is the element of what I call “creeping incrementalism”.   Each time some radical thing is proposed, even if it fails, … Continue reading

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Posted in Dogs and Fleas, Emanations from Penumbras, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , , | 38 Comments

How The Ordinary Form Can Be Celebrated, or, Where There’s A Will There’s A Way

Fr. Allan McDonald, of “Rats in the Rectory” fame, and of the blog Southern Orders has posted a video of an orchestral Mass celebrated on 19 March.
Here is how he describes it:
This is an Ordinary Form Mass, but using the … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests | Tagged , , | 27 Comments

Fr. Z’s Kitchen: “Happy Birthday Rome!” Edition

My Vatican Curia calendar confirmed this morning …

… that today is the Birthday of Rome…

… the 2765th Birthday.
This august anniversary called for a Roman supper.
In consultation with the great Roman Fabrizio I decided to make Bucatini alla gricia.  Gricia is … Continue reading

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Posted in Fr. Z's Kitchen, Lighter fare | Tagged , , , , , | 21 Comments

WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Easter – “bright like kindled candles, honey sweet”

This Sunday’s Collect, for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, it seems to me, reflects a conscious attempt on the part of Holy Church to remind us of the Easter Vigil.  The prayer has antecedents in both the Veronese and Gelasian … Continue reading

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Platitude Cookie Alert

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , | 1 Comment

In The Wild: LEX ORANDI car mag and clear stickers

A kind reader, who is obviously a person of great intelligence and excellent taste, purchased a “Lex Orandi Lex Credendi” car magnet from my swag store, took a photo of same, and sent it in.
It is a little hard to … Continue reading

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Posted in In The Wild, Just Too Cool | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

LYRID METEOR SHOWER peaks this weekend

From Space Weather:
LYRID METEOR SHOWER: The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend on the night of April 21-22 when Earth passes through a stream of debris from ancient Comet Thatcher. Usually the shower is mild (10-20 meteors per hour) … Continue reading

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Posted in Look! Up in the sky! | Tagged | 4 Comments

In The Wild: Save The Liturgy car mag

I received a photo of a seminarian’s vehicle with a delightful (and available) car magnet.
Remember, friends, that the biological solution is working it’s inexorable effects.
Young men with their head’s screwed on on the proper direction are coming up.

Pray for seminarians … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, Lighter fare | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Question for readers: Login or reading problems with Android phones?

From a reader:
You may like to know that on my Android phone (HTC Sense running HTC Version 3.0and Android Version 2.3.5) it is impossible to log in to your website. When you click on login a box appears to enter … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes | Tagged , | 31 Comments

QUAERITUR: ad libbing during Masses with children

From a priest:
I am an associate pastor and am charged with celebrating Masses in our elementary schools. For these Masses, the pastor has taken the liberty to modify the prayers (collect, prayer over the offerings, post communion prayer) and the … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, My Favorite Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

Coffee of the Month

The Wyoming Carmelites have a different featured Coffee of the Month.  As a matter of fact, it changes every month, (hey, I’m just trying to make this easier for readers of a certain liberal site) though it does not change … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 7 Comments

WaPo politics writer, NYT, on the SSPX, LCWR, CDF, USCCB. Reading this may make you a little stupider.

WaPo has a story on the recent efforts of the CDF and USCCB to help the poor confused women of the LCWR to faithful, orthodox Catholicism. The piece was written by a political writer, the deeply confused, Melinda Henneberger in … Continue reading

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Posted in Biased Media Coverage, Blatteroons, Dogs and Fleas, Magisterium of Nuns, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , , , , , | 29 Comments

Liberals hurt children, attack priests and bishop, destroy parish school: Platteville, WI – FOLLOW UP

You may recall that I have written about a great group of priests in the Diocese of Madison (where the great Bp. Morlino reigns) called the Society of Jesus the Priest.  (See  HERE.)
Liberals mounted a sustained attack on these priests. … Continue reading

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Posted in Dogs and Fleas, Linking Back, Our Catholic Identity, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, Throwing a Nutty | 30 Comments

An apology about the LCWR and NCR – my mistake!

I have received a couple notes chiding me for picking on the LCWR and the NCR (aka Fishwrap) and taking me to task for suggesting that they were connected.  I had written in one entry:
The group [LCWR] sent an email Thursday to … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 52 Comments

RECENT POSTS and THANKS

Here are some links to recent posts which are scrolling along, especially as the LCWR news comes in.

Out with the bad air, in with the good. Another point about the LCWR and their future.
Bp. Jenky attacked through the IRS for … Continue reading

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Comments Off on RECENT POSTS and THANKS

Out with the bad air, in with the good. Another point about the LCWR and their future.

There is an Italian proverb that when a door closes a window opens elsewhere in the house.
NCR’s McElewee is really burning up his keyboard as he posts notes on the Fishwrap‘s site. The latest picks up on what we … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, Four Last Things, Linking Back, Magisterium of Nuns, Our Catholic Identity, Pope of Christian Unity, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | 12 Comments

Bp. Jenky attacked through the IRS for his sermon about Pres. Obama and faux catholic politicians

Not long ago Bp. Jenky in Peoria during a sermon really hammered President Obama and quisling catholic politicians.  I wrote about Bp. Jenky’s sermon HERE.
Excerpts:
“May God have mercy on the souls of those politicians who pretend to be Catholic in church, but in … Continue reading

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Posted in Dogs and Fleas, Fr. Z KUDOS, Linking Back, New Evangelization, Priests and Priesthood, Religious Liberty, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments

QUAERITUR: Was absolution valid at this penance service?

I have had several emails about a youtube video posted by our friends at Rorate.  
The video in question shows a “penance service” at a parish in Portugal.  A priest with a green stole has put a shredder on the … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, GO TO CONFESSION, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | 32 Comments

Happy 7th Anniversary to Pope Benedict XVI!

Today is the 7th anniversary of the election of Benedict XVI.
Ad multos annos!
Please pray for the Holy Father, today and every day.
Do you remember where you were when you heard the news? I ask this every year (and asked it … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, Pope of Christian Unity | Tagged , , , | 42 Comments