Monthly Archives: December 2012

Your Sunday Sermons Notes

Was there a good point in the Sunday Sermon you heard today?
What was it!

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QUAERITUR: Catholic funeral for a Lutheran?

From a reader:
My grandmother recently died. She was a Lutheran, but we, her descendents, are Catholic. Who, then, should do the burial? A Lutheran minister, or our Catholic priest? Thank you, and please pray for her soul.
Canon 1183.3 states,
“In the … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession

Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession o{]:¬)
We should…
1) …examine our consciences regularly and thoroughly;
2) …wait our turn in line patiently;
3) …come at the time confessions are scheduled, not a few minutes before they are to … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ADVENT, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | 1 Comment

The Holy Father’s message after the Connecticut murders

From News.va:
The following Telegram was sent to the Diocese of Bridgeport on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI when he was informed of the horrific shooting attack in Connecticut in which a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children.
“The Holy Father … Continue reading

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An interesting claim about the followers of @pontifex

From Vatican Insider comes this …. color me skeptical.
Benedict XVI has almost 2 million followers on Twitter. “The Pope has grasped the full potential of this social network. Facebook’s too personal”
VATICAN INSIDER STAFF
ROME
“Someone had to show the Pope where to … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Benedict XVI, Lighter fare, Linking Back | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Fr. Z asks a favor. It’ll take 3 seconds to help with a single click. (shhhhh…. it’s about “deaconesses”…)

Will you do me a favor?
There is a book which I think should be on Kindle and isn’t.
Please click this link HERE to send a message to Ignatius Press that we want this book on Kindle. Flood them with the … Continue reading

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Congregation for Saints issued decree on the “heroic virtues” of Pope Paul VI

Apparently on 10 Dec, last, the Congregation for Saints issued the decree concerning the heroic virtues of Servant of God Pope Paul VI.
The decree must be promulgated by His Holiness of Our Lord, Pope Benedict XVI, now gloriously reigning, before … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS!

Some recent posts, since they scroll along quickly.
First…
YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
And…
I am making 5 minute podcasts everyday during Advent.  HERE.
Now…

Benedictine nuns’ Advent music CD: the back story
REVIEW: St. Thomas Aquinas – Commentaries on St. Paul in Latin and English (not … Continue reading

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Benedictine nuns’ Advent music CD: the back story

The new album for Advent by the Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, is at the top of the charts.
I have mentioned them before HERE.  I did a review of their Christmas CD HERE.
Listen … Continue reading

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REVIEW: St. Thomas Aquinas – Commentaries on St. Paul in Latin and English (not to mention the Summa Theologiae)

The 1983 Code of Canon Law doesn’t mention many saints apart from their feast days.  As you can imagine, the greats such as the Mary the Mother of God, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Joseph, come up.  Apart from them, … Continue reading

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Posted in Priests and Priesthood, REVIEWS, Seminarians and Seminaries, The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Protecting The Unborn: A ‘Pro-Life Position?

I checked the NCR this morning to see which of their writers would be the first out of the gate to instrumentalize the heinous killing of children in Connecticut to argue for tougher gun control laws.
Would it be Michael Sean … Continue reading

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Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, Liberals, Magisterium of Nuns, The Drill, Throwing a Nutty, Women Religious | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

What young Catholics want

I was referred to an interesting blog post by a “Young Catholic“.
This young Catholic explodes the assumptions aging-liberals make about what what young Catholics want. Here is a taste:
The problem is all these pastors, youth pastors and music directors keep … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged | 94 Comments

A US Bishop pushes “ad orientem” worship.

First… and this is pertinent… a young man in the Diocese of Madison is helping to collect the spiritual bouquet for the fearsome yet affable Bishop Robert Morlino.  Yep. You can write about him every other day.
The Young Madisonian reports … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Benedict XVI, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , | 61 Comments

Card. George

From a reader:

 
 

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Geminid Meteor Shower

This could be something fun and memorable to do with your children.
From SpaceWeather:
GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: Earth is passing through a stream of debris from “rock comet” 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower.  Around the world, observers are … Continue reading

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Posted in Look! Up in the sky! | Tagged | 5 Comments