Monthly Archives: January 2013

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point from the Sermon you heard for this Sunday?
Let us know what it was.

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Liz Trotta’s great commentary about abortion on FNC

A few minutes ago I switched on the TV and saw on Fox News an amazing commentary piece by Liz Trotta about “pro-choice”, “pro-life”, the ramifications of abortion.
Holy Cow!
Please keep your eyes peeled for the online video of that commentary.
UPDATE 21 … Continue reading

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“Sisters for Obama?” Oh… that’s not… right… no….

My stomach turned as a I saw on the site of WaPo some photos of the preparation for the inauguration of the President – you know the one – tomorrow.
No no no.  That’s just wrong.
I’d like to know who paid for … Continue reading

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Stan the Man – R.I.P.

I learned just now that Stan “the Man” Musial died, at the age of 92.
Today it seems no one stays in one place anymore, as Joni might put it.  That holds true for baseball players and pastors of parishes.  But … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Four Last Things | Tagged , | 25 Comments

Big Roman Numerals

I recently saw that someone had listed his phone number in Roman numbers, probably to avoid spam-calls.  Creative!
Also, not entirely easy to do, especially when the last four digits are pretty high.
Ancient Roman numerals don’t go very high.  The ancients … Continue reading

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Continued from THESE.
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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VIDEO: Altar Boys

My friend Fr. Stephen Reynolds in Sugar Land, Texas has been doing some great things.
Here is the latest in some videos about worship and the life of the parish.

Fr. Z Kudos to Fr. Reynolds!

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Fr. Z KUDOS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , , | 24 Comments

Is Pont. Comm “Ecclesia Dei” building a bridge to the SSPX?

Our friends at Rorate picked up something from Riposte Catholique (in French).  Apparently, the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” sent a letter to the General House of the SSPX in Menzingen, Switzerland.  The letter is signed by the PCED’s Vice-President Archbishop Augustine DiNoia, OP.
A … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Benedict XVI, Brick by Brick, Magisterium of Nuns, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, SSPX, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The future and our choices, Vatican II, Year of Faith | Tagged , , , , , | 41 Comments

The a-maze-ing Sinsinawa Dominicans

There is a Wisconsin blogger at Laetificat who, once she gets her teeth into something, she really chews on it.  For example, the other day I linked to her post about the movie/documentary screened at the motherhouse of the Sinsinawa Domincans … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do I say an “Amen!” in the 1st Eucharistic Prayer? POLL

From a reader:
I have not spent too much time observing the four Eucharistic prayers but I recall that, particularly in the Roman Canon / Eucharistic Prayer I, the priest has the option of saying “Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”
Are the … Continue reading

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Dogs in church – an interesting case

Haven’t we all seen the movie or TV show or read the book in which our hero is protected by his faithful but mortally wounded dog?  Our hero – incredibly tough and even sometimes cold-blooded, now weeping has to put … Continue reading

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Posted in Just Too Cool, Lighter fare, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 55 Comments

@Pontifex Project: Week 3

I missed last Tuesday.  Since today is one of the two days per week when the Roman Curia is open in the evening, let us have Tuesday today.
I suggested a project using Twitter HERE.  Let’s create a “stack” of tweets during … Continue reading

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Posted in @Pontifex Tuesday Project, Benedict XVI, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , | 11 Comments

The War on Boys continues? School shootings result?

I have a sneaking suspicion that the emotion driven, reason challenged, frenzy in the media about gun control has something to do with decades of systematic work in academia to emasculate boys and men.
Yes, sheer unethical politics is a factor, … Continue reading

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LONDON – 26 Jan: Lecture by James MacMillan!

O how I would love to be at this lecture in London!
James MacMillan, an accomplished composer of sacred music, will give a lecture on Sat 26 January (14.30 – 15.30) will give a talk for the Royal Philharmonic Society.
He wrote … Continue reading

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“Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King…”

As I read in the Huffington Post:
Most people think [Martin Luther King, JR] would be the last person to own a gun. Yet in the mid-1950s, as the civil rights movement heated up, King kept firearms for self-protection. In fact, … Continue reading

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