Monthly Archives: April 2013

Writing to Fr. Z – an observation

Today I was answering some questions from my inbox.
A couple of my answers were kicked back to me with a permanent delivery failure.
I can only answer a fraction of the questions that come in and sometimes the questions are serious. … Continue reading

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Schism at NSR?

Something curious is happening at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap).
Our pal Michael Sean Winters wrote about the Holy See’s hostile takeover of the LCWR in light of the keynote address to the LCWR given by Sr. Laurie Brinks.  Sr. Laurie, … Continue reading

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Posted in Liberals, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, What are they REALLY saying?, Women Religious | Tagged , , , , , , | 33 Comments

About that prayer thing

More prayers, please.  It’s doctor time now.

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 47 Comments

8th Anniversary of the Election of Benedict XVI

Today is the anniversary of the election of Benedict XVI as Supreme Pontiff.
 

Remember how people buzzed about the fact that the newly-elected Benedict obviously was wearing a black long-sleeved sweater under his new white cassock rather than double-cuffs and cufflinks?
Bzzzzz… … Continue reading

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Posted in Benedict XVI, Linking Back | Tagged | 38 Comments

The unadorned, laceless, black clogs of the fisherman

Some time ago I wrote:
Imagine being 76 with a flare up of sciatica and, on your election as Pope, being told, “Here, Your Holiness, change into these new shoes and then stand a long time while we greet you and … Continue reading

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Posted in Lighter fare, Linking Back, Pope Francis | Tagged , , | 66 Comments

Card. Wuerl sticks up for Fr. Shaffer, George Washington University Chaplain

On the sidebar of this blog there is a feed of the Cardinal Newman Society.  I picked this up from their feed.  Go look at the sidebar!
Cardinal Wuerl Supports George Washington University Chaplain
April 18, 2013, at 10:06 AM | By … Continue reading

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MSM attacks Archbishop Vigneron with the help of liberal Catholic collaborators

Some days ago Archbp. Alan Vigneron of Detroit stirred the anthill (which is what bishops are supposed to do when it comes to faith and morals). He reaffirmed that Catholics who actively, publicly promote unnatural, same-sex “marriage” are acting in … Continue reading

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Posted in 1983 CIC can. 915, Liberals, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

More of that prayer thing, please

Still sick… worse.
Blech²

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 34 Comments

17 April 1970 – Odyssey returns to Earth

On this day 43 years ago, the Command Module Odyssey splashed down.
Apollo XIII

I remember – as if it were yesterday – being glued to the TV watching the coverage of this glorious disaster.  It was inspiring.
But we don’t have a … Continue reading

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Posted in Just Too Cool, Look! Up in the sky! | Tagged , , , , | 30 Comments

Stellarum Bella

I would love to see a whole tapestry of the story:

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Posted in Lighter fare | 36 Comments

Your Good News

Do you have good news to share?   It has been while.

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 72 Comments

QUAERITUR: Is sherry valid matter for the consecration during Mass?

From a reader:
There had been several discussions recently about the topic of valid matter for the Eucharist, mostly related to low-gluten hosts and hosts using matter other than wheat. This made me remember something that happened at my parish while … Continue reading

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Prayers please

Sick today.
Blech.

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QUAERITUR: Everyone going forward at a “healing Mass” for Anointing of the Sick

From a reader:
I am a graduate student at ___, and over the past few weeks have received two emails (one related to the tragedy this past weekend) for “Healing Masses” in which (quoting the one) “priests…will be available to administer the … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill | Tagged , , , , , , | 99 Comments

Pope Francis slaps down those who resist the Holy Spirit

Pope Francis has been saying Mass semi-publicly in the chapel of the Casa S. Marta, where he has been living.  He has been giving a “fervorino” at Mass, that is, a brief, usually off the cuff, sermon.  So far, there … Continue reading

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Posted in Benedict XVI, Ecclesiae unitatem, Our Catholic Identity, SSPX, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, The Drill, The future and our choices, Throwing a Nutty, Vatican II, What are they REALLY saying? | Tagged , , , , , | 201 Comments

Happy Birthday Benedict XVI!

Today is Benedict XVI’s 86th birthday.
I will say Holy Mass today for his intention.
Will you all stop and say a prayer for Benedict, perhaps even several times today?  Ask others to do so as well?
He has great devotion to Our … Continue reading

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Posted in Benedict XVI, Just Too Cool | Tagged | 34 Comments

Boston’s Wake

In your charity, please pray for the victims in Boston and for their loved ones.
As some prepare for wakes, this is a wake up call for a country and for families and individuals.
One of the most important petitions we Catholics … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Four Last Things, GO TO CONFESSION, Our Catholic Identity, TEOTWAWKI | Tagged , , , , | 23 Comments

Sr. Simone Campbell spins the CDF smackdown of the LCWR. Hilarity ensues.

In a story about the CDF smackdown on the LCWR, USA Today quotes Sr. Simone Campbell of the ultra-poltical, ultra-liberal Nuns on the Bus crowd.
Sr. Campbell is too smart actually to believe this, but let’s read it anyway:
[…] Sister Simone … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “Where there is calumny, there is Satan himself.”

Today, in his fervorino at Mass, Pope Francis again mentioned the Enemy of your soul, the Devil.
He talks about the Devil frequently when speaking off the cuff.
From the site of Vatican Radio with my emphases and comments:
The Pope drew inspiration from … Continue reading

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Posted in Four Last Things, Modern Martyrs, Our Catholic Identity, Pope Francis, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Fr. James Martin’s spin on the CDF smackdown of the LCWR

The spin continues.
Another example comes from Fr. James Martin, SJ of America Magazine.    (Remember his Twitter campaign to show appreciation of the nuns?)
Martin’s arguments against despair over CDF’s smackdown of the the LCWR do not convince.   This is … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, Liberals | Tagged , , | 15 Comments