Monthly Archives: May 2014

Brick by Brick in Fennimore

For your Brick by Brick file.
In Fennimore, WI, there was a Solemn Mass at Queen of All Saints for the Feast of the Ascension… which is on Thursday.  HERE
You should know that Fennimore is not exactly a huge urban center. … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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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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Mystic Monk Coffee… it’s for the children…

… actually, it’s for the Carmelites in Wyoming, and both you, dear reader, and me.
As I quaff a wonderfully refreshing Iced Coffee, made with Mystic Monk Coffee, I am enjoying a cute photo one of you readers sent along:

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Fishwrap’s not-so-nice MSW calls for niceness

Most of what Michael Sean Winters posts at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) gets my yawn, but it’s Saturday and I have three free minutes.  HERE
If this isn’t a case of a pot saying “You’re black!” to the kettle, I don’t … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Sunday after Ascension (’62): We have not been terrified by chains!

Today’s prayer survived the Consilium’s scissor and gluepot ministrations to live in the 2002 Missale Romanum as the alternative Collect for Mass on the day of Ascension. Rather, the Collect rose to new life in the 2002 edition. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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A Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit: Day 2 (Audio)

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost.
This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in.
MANNER OF PRAYING THE NOVENA
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30 May: St. Joan of Arc

Today, in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum we find interesting saints, including St. Petronilla and St. Ferdinand III, King of Castille.  We also find Otto Neururer, a priest who died in Buchenwald and Luke Kirby, a priest who died on the … Continue reading

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A Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit: Day 1 (Audio)

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost.
This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in.
MANNER OF PRAYING THE NOVENA
Each day … Continue reading

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Catholic reaction prompts relocation of fauxdination

Yesterday I posted an ACTION ITEM! for your kind attention, a poll on a Michigan media site (please go an vote!) about an upcoming fauxdination of a woman that was to take place at a Congregration Church. You could tell … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! POLL ALERT! Wymyn to be ordained or not?

There is another silly wymyn thing taking place in Kalamazoo -zoo-zoo-zoo-zoo! HERE
The local bishop, Most Rev. Paul Bradley, wrote clearly to the diocese as to the consequences of participating in a simulation of a woman’s ordination. His full statement HERE.
The … Continue reading

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POSTPONED: Ascension of the Lord

From a friend:

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Oldie posts on the Ascension of the Lord

I have in the past posted variously about the Ascension of the Lord.
For example:

PODCAzT 101: Preface for Ascension [2010]
The Ascension and Feet [2011]
PODCAzT 27: Leo on the Ascension; a Collect; feedback [2007 – back when I still had some energy!]
2nd … Continue reading

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Caption Call

“By my apostolic authority I command you… RISE!”

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GUEST POST: A Baptist Pastor asks for thoughts

I received this, which I bring to the readership’s attention:
Greetings Father Z,
I am a Baptist Pastor and a fan of your blog. Recently, I read the following thread on a Christianity forum. I asked the original poster if he’d mind … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s annual rant about Ascension Thursday Sunday

We know with holy and Catholic Faith that what was not assumed, was not redeemed (St. Gregory of Nazianzus – +389/90).
Our humanity, both body and soul, was assumed by the Son into an unbreakable bond with His divinity.
When Christ rose … Continue reading

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! You helped a US Army Chaplain and his troops!

YOU DID IT!  100% Fulfillment of the requests for socks.  I am really proud of you.
1800 pairs of sock in less than a month and a half.
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Our own “Cantor”, frequent commentator here, broke down the purchases by location. NB: British … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the airplane: The Synod, the family, Communion for the divorced and remarried

You may have heard that Pope Francis visited the Holy Land.  On the flight back to Italy, His Holiness held another presser.
At this point many of you might be cringing as the thought “What could possible go wrong?” flashes through … Continue reading

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Ordination Anniversary (video)

Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, probably because Ember Days were common times for ordinations and Ember Days fall during the Pentecost Octave.
It is my anniversary … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Were there any good points in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation?
Please let us know.

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D. Madison Solemn Mass Eyecandy (new deacon alert!)

Our very own “acardnal”, frequent commentator, assisted today at the Solemn Holy Mass celebrated by the undersigned at Holy Redeemer in downtown Madison.  He took some photos and has graciously shared them.
This was the first time that one of the … Continue reading

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