Daily Archives: 14 April 2014

“Knock the cover off the ball!”

I was alerted to this by a Chicagoan friend, a long-suffering Cubs fan   It shows how statistics don’t tell the whole story. From NRO:
Not only did Garcia’s teammate, Jose Abreu, slug two home runs against the Indians on Thursday … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Kids told to confess one sin only.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
At a local youth rally, the kids were told to confess one of their sin in the confessional. There were multiple priests present along with the bishop.
Are their sins forgiven?
First, if that recounting is accurate, telling people to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Communion for person just spotted drinking (probably) coffee

From a reader…
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I’m an EMHC [Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion] in our Parish. At yesterday’s Mass, I was sitting a pew or two behind a woman who was chugging what I can only assume was a coffee beverage throughout Mass … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I go to same-sex ceremony or reception?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am invited to my Aunt’s wedding ceremony to her same-sex partner. My family has in the past received conflicting advice from parish priest’s on the issue. One said skip the ceremony and go to the reception; another … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Must the Exsultet be sung by a cleric?

From a reader
QUAERITUR:
Must the Exultet be sung by a cleric?
Short and simple.
The short answer is: It ought to be.
In the Novus Ordo I believe it is permitted for a non-cleric to sing the Exsultet. I guess that option looks more … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 41: Monday in Holy Week

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Today is Monday of Holy Week.
Examine your consciences.

Have you made your good confession?
Today I use a cut from the Choeur Gregorien De Paris: Gregorian Chants / Liturgy for Holy Week.  Also hear something from the wonderful  CD of … Continue reading

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And you thought you had problems!

I think they are being told to but out.

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BIG PUPPET ALERT!

My native place of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has its large share of loony dissent.  Some of it is so strange that you wonder if you are actually imagining it.
That said, I am not making this up.
From … Continue reading

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How Italians differ.

I recently rediscovered this great filmette about the … well… you’ll see.
Funny and true.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKC4XGGlnRI&feature=player_embedded
I’ll be in Rome soon, so I will fire up once again my donation button in case anyone would like to pitch in for … Continue reading

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