Monthly Archives: June 2013

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the Sunday sermon you heard? A good point? Share it.

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Reason #4549 for Summorum Pontificum (A real hoot!)

A priest friend sent this.  I share it for your … edification.
One of the first things I thought of as I watched that is that the same crowd who like this stuff are the one’s who say that lace on … Continue reading

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Posted in Lighter fare, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , , , | 169 Comments

Perspective

Someone sent me a photo of a 1913 Ford.  To put our changes over the last 100 or so years, some stats were included.  Consider:
The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes!
Here are … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Just Too Cool, The future and our choices | Tagged , | 44 Comments

QUAERITUR: Genuflecting when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed

From a reader:
When I was in grade school (1990’s), I was taught by a very devout teacher that one should genuflect (kneel?) on both knees with a slight bow of the head when entering/leaving the pew during adoration of the … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , | 52 Comments

Wherein the First Gay President lectures an African nation

The First Gay President didn’t have his way with the President of Senegal:
Sanctimonious Obama rebuffed by African president on gay rights
President Obama got off to an awkward start in Africa where he urged tolerance and equal rights for gays and … Continue reading

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Dogs and Fleas: Texas edition

Question… rather.. quaeritur: If a Catholic chooses to work in politics and help with a campaign for a candidate, should the aforementioned Catholic try to ascertain beforehand the candidates positions?
Just asking.
From LifeSite:
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 28, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Texas … Continue reading

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A study in contrasts

I saw this juxtaposition of quotes about the Supreme Court’s DOMA decision at Pundit and Pundette:
Pres. Barack Obama:
On an issue as sensitive as this, knowing that Americans hold a wide range of views based on deeply held beliefs, maintaining … Continue reading

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Posted in Cri de Coeur, Liberals, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

America Magazine (aka “The cool kids’ table”) rises above petty distinctions

From the WaPo comes some promotion of the Jesuit mystique.
Here is a great example of how the MSM promotes liberal Catholics as the cool kid’s table. America Magazine is seemingly going to eschew the “liberal” and “conservative” dichotomy, rise above … Continue reading

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Diocletian/Obama’s Anti-Christian Edict

We have always known it would be this way, of course.
From CNA:
Obama’s Final Word: Catholics Must Buy/Provide Coverage for Abortion Drugs
(CNSNews.com) – The Department of Health and Human Services today released the final text of the final adjustments to the … Continue reading

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Posted in Liberals, Our Catholic Identity, Religious Liberty, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , | 23 Comments

JUST TOO COOL: Sisters and their prey!

A friend send this very cool link to these very cool sisters.
Meet the Sisters of Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
First, I love the idea that there is a fairly new foundation interested in reparation for our sins. … Continue reading

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A little rest

I had a bit of a rest from posting a lot. The conference I attended was intense and I have been tired.
I have a zillion emails in my inbox and I doubt I will be able to … Continue reading

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ROME: Sacra Liturgia Conference – Day 4

My usual Roman bar breakfast.
The days begins. We are about to have a talk by Msgr. Newton of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, for former Anglicans. He is reading a paper for Msgr. Andrew Burnham.
Newton … Continue reading

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Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Pope of Christian Unity | Tagged | 25 Comments

Fr. Z muses and rants

There is an especially awful story about clergy in Rome circulating right now.
Once upon a time, I was walking under the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square with an especially well-placed curial official, nay rather, institution.
I asked him if it were … Continue reading

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Posted in Cri de Coeur, Liberals, Our Catholic Identity, Pò sì jiù, The future and our choices, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , , , , , | 63 Comments

“Latin’s gone, peace is too; singin’ and shoutin’ from every pew.”

Someone sent me a PDF of a parish bulletin for St. Patrick’s Church in Madison, WI dated 7 Feb 1965. On the front page there is this poem.
Latin’s gone, peace is too;
singin’ and shoutin’ from every pew.
Altar’s turned around, … Continue reading

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Posted in New Evangelization, Our Catholic Identity, Vatican II | Tagged | 13 Comments

Austrian dissident priest not allowed to speak at Boston parish

I saw this on CNA:
Cardinal bars dissident priest from speaking on Archdiocesan property
Boston, Mass., Jun 27, 2013 / 02:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Boston verified that an Austrian priest will not be allowed to speak on archdiocesan property … Continue reading

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Posted in Brick by Brick, Liberals, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 31 Comments

Obama Administration’s war on God

Another sign of the decay:
DOJ cuts funding of Young Marines program for mentioning ‘God’
A Louisiana sheriff is standing firm on not accepting Department of Justice funds for the Young Marines program after he was told he couldn’t mention God if … Continue reading

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ROME: Sacra Liturgia Conference – Day 3

We are getting underway on the 3rd Day of the Sacred Liturgy Conference.
The first speaker is Fr. Michael Uwe Lang of the Brompton Oratory, one Sacred Architecture at the Service of the Church.
Non linguistic signs may be more important than … Continue reading

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Three Degrees of Anger

I had an email from the Benedictines at Norcia in Italy. They sent the text of a sermon given some time ago by Fr. Cassian Folsom, OSB. Given recent events and the sermon’s topic, it occurred to me that we … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Mail from priests, Our Catholic Identity, Patristiblogging | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

QUAERITUR: Priest asked me to say Act of Contrition after getting out of the confessional

From a reader:
During Confession, the parochial vicar at my parish insists that I say the Act of Contrition after absolution, when I have left the confessional. So I say it in the pew prior to doing my penance. I think … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, GO TO CONFESSION, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood | Tagged , , , , , | 19 Comments

Every word he says is a lie, including “and” and “the”.

Today real marriage and true sexual identity was dealt a blow by one of the most dangerous institutions on the planet, the Supreme Court of these United States of America.
What was the reaction of “The First Gay President”?
Obama: I won’t … Continue reading

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Posted in Liberals, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , | 62 Comments