Monthly Archives: August 2013

QUAERITUR: Women should cover their heads, not just in church, but all the time?

From a reader:
I am a traditional Catholic woman (attend an ICKSP oratory) and always cover my hair when in a church. I was taught that 1 Corinthians 11 is referring to women covering their hair in church only, which makes … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: The GIRM is silent about a couple things. Fr. Z says “So what?!”

From a reader:
#1: Some persons make the Sign of the Cross when the priest closes the Act of Penitence (‘May Almighty God have mercy on us . . . ‘), but this is not mentioned in the GIRM. Is it … Continue reading

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Woman drinks water from a Muslim’s cup … death sentence.

In the New York Post I saw an article about a Christian woman who was sentenced to death for drinking water from a cup owned by a practitioner of the Religion of Peace.
Sentenced to death for a sip of water
As … Continue reading

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ALERT PHOENIX! 26-27 August – Two talks you do NOT want to miss!

In the Catholic Sun, issued by the Diocese of Phoenix, I see advertised something that you do NOT want to miss if you are anywhere in the vicinity.
Priest with Vatican, Phoenix ties to share Church’s wisdom in Scottsdale
Fr. Robert Dodaro, … Continue reading

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NOTE TO READERS: Mass for Benefactors

I’ll say Mass again for my benefactors on Thursday 29 August, one of my feast days: Beheading of John the Baptist.
By benefactors I mean all of you who have sent donations or items from my lists.  And I always include … Continue reading

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FIRST THINGS: The Elite Project of Gay Marriage

At First Things there is a good article by R.R. Reno.  Here’s the first part.
The Elite Project of Gay Marriage
August 26, 2013
R.R. Reno
Same sex marriage has become the issue of our time. Michael Kinsley summed the situation nicely: “You may be in … Continue reading

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Sunday Supper: Old Fashioned Edition

What are you having? Are you having a good meal with others as you sanctify your Sunday?
Here’s an old fashioned drink.

Vietnamese tonight.
Spring rolls and Pho!

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“¡Qué intervención papal, Hombre Murciélago!”

You have probably heard that Pope Francis recently made a direct personal phone call to someone.
This is in from the jocose Eye of the Tiber:
Pope Francis Calls Zack Snyder To Complain About Choice Of Ben Affleck For Batman
Hollywood, CA––”Hello, it’s … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard at Mass for Sunday?
Let us know what it is!

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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 email asking for … Continue reading

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