Monthly Archives: February 2014

QUAERITUR: Wearing protest clothing and denial of Holy Communion.

From a reader… I came across this post, and I have some questions. I am not a Catholic, but I am a lawyer, and I wish to understand canon law. QUAERITUR: 1. You mentioned that “when you come up to … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass obligation? Share it!

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Washington DC: Thomas Tallis’ “Spem in alium” for 40 voices

My friend Msgr. Charles Pope in Washington DC sent me a video of a practice of Thomas Tallis’ Spem in alium for 40 voices.  He wrote: Below is a link to some video snips from the music workshop and performance … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Talking in church. What to do?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hello, Father! As a high school religion teacher, our department has been discussing the impact talking in church has made on our young people. On an average Sunday morning, most people mill about the church building, … Continue reading

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Who are those guys, and what are those things they are carrying?

I was struck deeply by this photo from Kiev posted with an article at Real Clear Politics: Politics aside, it’s hard to deny that the images beamed to the world from the opening of the Sochi Games were anything short … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI public appearance, attends Consistory. Dress rehearsal for April.

His Holiness Benedict XVI made a public appearance during the consistory this morning, Feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter, when Francis gave the news Cardinals their new stuff. This is clearly the “dress rehearsal” for the canonization of John … Continue reading

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My view for awhile again

Home again home again… My Kindle is fired up (thanks to a kind reader) and I have already spilled coffee on myself on the way to the airport. Situation normal. Meanwhile, you can guess which of these was mine – … Continue reading

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ALERT! Trying a new anti-spam tactic for registration

We had problems recently with my overly paranoid anti-spam blocker, that was blacklisting everyone like Hal 9000 on  steroids. I had to switch it off. When I did, the attack began.  I have had zillions of fake registrations… very pesky. … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Indy Edition (with monkey)

For those of you who may wonder why some posts have “The Feeder Feed” in the title, this idiosyncratic practice stems from the time when I had lots of bird feeders across from the windows of my office.  I miss … Continue reading

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NY Bishop criticizes ‘c’atholic Dem politician who flipped on abortion

This is a good thing. From CWN: Bishop criticizes Catholic politician who flip-flops on abortion Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo has publicly criticized a Catholic state senator for abandoning his pro-life position. [He has gone after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and … 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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ASK FATHER: Adding a Collect after the intercessions, like a “commemoration”

From a reader: As far as I understand it, in the OF you are required by the Roman Missal and the GIRM to say ONE collect (not adding another for a commemoration, like in EF). But, on Feb 3 this year, Msgr. … Continue reading

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FRANCE: Muslims attack after Mass

Some love from the Religion of Peace… in France: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jg8EeL7zD8&feature=player_embedded Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.  

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“Go kill yourself. Your f***** family too.”

I had this note today from a priest. This is also emblematic of the sort of mail I receive all the time.  It also shows that there is a demonic side to the perversion of God’s plan and gifts. Fr … Continue reading

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Hate on the Church media feeding frenzy

Yes, we must attend to earthly justice, but when I watch what is happening in both Kansas City and my native place of St. Paul and Minneapolis, I wonder about the true motives of the newsies.  Regarding St. Paul, I … Continue reading

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