Monthly Archives: December 2012

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in your Sunday sermon which you can tell us?

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Merenda Time

It’s mid-afternoon coffee time.
How is your supply?

You know what to do.


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A suggested Twitter project for @Pontifex

Now that the initial furor around the Holy Father’s Twitter account has died down a little, I want to pass along a suggestion made by a reader who left me a constructive voicemail.
We could designate a day to post prayerful, … Continue reading

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New commercial

A few weeks ago I attended a talk given by Tom Peterson who created and
Perhaps you have seen some of his commercials.
Here is the latest, with Coach Lou Holtz.
Here, in case you haven’t seen one of them, is … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , | 14 Comments

QUAERITUR: Friday penance in the Octave of Christmas revisited

Yesterday I facetiously posted about Friday penance during the Octave of Christmas.
Days (other than Sunday) within the Octave of Christmas are not “heavy enough” (as a “solemnity” would be) to “outweigh” the Friday obligation to do some sort of penance … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Recorded music during Mass

From a reader:
Father, is it possible to play recorded mp3s of Gregorian chants during Mass? This scenario is based on the following assumptions:
there is no choir available, the existing choir was newly formed and had little time to practice, and/or … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Penances appropriate for a married layperson

From a reader:
I have a question regarding what kind of penances I should do as a married layperson. I feel a strong desire to do penance both for personal sins and as a sacrifice for the conversion of my family. … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , , | 35 Comments

2013 Ordo from Canons of St John Cantius

I posting from my mobile phone in an airplane, so I must be brief.
The canons at St John Cantius in Chicago sent me a spiffy new Ordo for the Usus Antiquior.
Here are some photos to give you an idea of … Continue reading

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Dutch Catholics “de-baptizing”

From Reuters:
Website helps Dutch Catholics “de-baptize” over gay marriage
(Reuters) – Thousands of Dutch Catholics are researching how they can leave the church in protest at its opposition to gay marriage, according to the creator of a website aimed at helping … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Index of Forbidden Books

From a reader:
Is the Index Librorum Prohibitorum still binding, and if so, what does that mean for the faithful? Is it a sin to read books on the list?
No and No.

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