Monthly Archives: April 2013

Abandon all hope, ye (criminals) who enter here!

From a reader (and regular commentator) in Wisconsin:  

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QUAERITUR: Eucharistic fast… AFTER Communion? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: I heard recently that there is a rule that after receiving Holy Communion, a person should not eat for fifteen minutes (I think because that’s how long the Body of Christ is in us after Communion). Most … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confusion about celebrating parish, patronal feasts

From a reader: The Parish to which I belong is dedicated to the Patronage of a Saint Gianna Beretta Molla (April 28) and the Parish Church (brick and mortar) is dedicated to Saint Bernadette Soubirous (April 16). Canon Law prohibits changing … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on “Clerical Slumming” (make popcorn)

The pesky, trouble-making canonist Ed Peters – I am glad he is on the side of the good, the true and beautiful, by the way – over at his site vivisects a priest. After reading this, I made popcorn and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, the Devil, and You

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, talks frequently about the Devil. This is another example of how Francis is, in his preaching, a bit more concrete than Benedict. During his fervorino for Mass today, Pope Francis spoke about the “prince of … Continue reading

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What homosexual “marriage” advocates are really after

This was sent by an alert reader. From the site of the Illinois Family Institute earlier in April comes this. Homosexual Activist Admits True Purpose of Battle is to Destroy Marriage Written By Micah Clark | 04.06.13 Even knowing that … Continue reading

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WaPo: Homosexual Episcopal bishop dictates to Catholics what we should believe

I saw in WaPo that the homosexual Episcopalian ex-bishop of New Hampshire is telling Catholics what their doctrine and discipline should be. This serves as a follow-up to my post about Protestants who deign to determine for Catholics what ordination really is … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests by … Continue reading

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What is your good news?

Do you have some good news to share with the readers?

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Tensions

I have been thinking a lot about Gregorian chant these days.  As often happens when I am pecking away at a subject, someone sends me a link to something useful. There is a series of videos on YouTube in French … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on sin, the virtue of feeling shame, and confession

Pope Francis continues to talk about sin and confession. I have no idea if Francis’ little fervorini are going to wind up published in Acta Apostolicae Sedis, but they have some real meat.  He is speaking more or less “a … Continue reading

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Video from the Mass in Boston (FANTASTIC BOYS CHOIR ALERT!)

The other day I had the great privilege of celebrating a Solemn Mass at St. Paul’s, the parish for Harvard University.  The music was provided by the Boston Archdiocesan Boy’s Choir.  They have the only boys’ choir school in the … Continue reading

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Women-priest fakers allow Protestants to define who Catholics are. There must be consequences.

When anti-Catholic ecumenical atrocities take place, Catholic bishops should act. Here is an example which calls for consequences. From WTAX in Kentucky: Kentucky woman ordained as priest in defiance of Roman Catholic Church [Note either the carelessness or the bias? … Continue reading

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My view for a while

With regret, leaving Boston. It was a great trip. Thanks to everyone, especially my kind host at Harvard.

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“Mr. Jesuit”

I spent some time today with students at Boston College (which for a fan of Golden Gopher hockey took some doing). Among the many interesting things I saw and heard about was a statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola, variously … Continue reading

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