Daily Archives: 11 September 2012


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I get many requests by email asking for prayers. Many requests are heart-achingly grave and urgent.
We should support each other in works of mercy.
As long as my blog reaches so many readers in … Continue reading

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Posted in Urgent Prayer Requests | Tagged | 29 Comments

QUAERITUR: Did Jesus feed the Apostles on the tongue at the Last Supper?

From a reader:
Father, do you think Jesus fed His apostles on the tongue when he instituted the Eucharist?
I think it is very likely.
You may try to respond that He didn’t.  Gratis asseritur.
But, I’ll play along….
I respond saying, I hope He … Continue reading

Posted in "But Father! But Father!", "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Lighter fare, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , , | 30 Comments

QUAERITUR: During Mass, whole congregation told to raise hands to bless people

From a reader:
At Mass today the congregation was asked to raise their hands in blessing over members that are celebrating an anniversary in Sept. I can’t find anything in the GIRM that addresses raising our hands in blessing at Mass. … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 39 Comments

15 Sept – LONDON – Bloggers Guild Meeting – Brompton Oratory – TLM – BLOGNIC/PUB

There is going to be a meeting of The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma (a Catholic bloggers guild) at the Brompton Oratory, St Wilfred’s Chapel at 10.30am on 15 September.
God willing, I will be there.
For more on this see the blog Linen … Continue reading

Posted in Blognics, Just Too Cool, On the road, Our Catholic Identity, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Comments on Fishwrap’s editorial against Bp. Finn and their call for his removal

Today Fishwrap offers up a fantasy editorial railing against Bp. Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph.  Based on his conviction by a Kansas City court, Fishwrap demands Finn’s resignation or removal from office.
It would take too many words here to pull their editorial apart, so … Continue reading

Posted in Biased Media Coverage, Clerical Sexual Abuse of Children, One Man & One Woman, The Drill, Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments

“How are they down, how have they fallen down – Those great strong towers of ice and steel…”

In the late 1940′s Thomas Merton published his complicated poem Figures For An Apocalypse.  One of the sections of the poem is entitled “In the Ruins of New York“.
While the whole section concerns a great downfall, a city and way … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , , , , , , | 19 Comments

What is your good news?

Do you have some good news to share with the readers?
I am sure we could use it.

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 34 Comments