Monthly Archives: June 2014

ASK FATHER: Criticizing a priest’s homilies

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, our parish priest is a good man, well versed in Scripture, in the encyclicals. He is also charismatic.
However, his preaching is dreadful. He uses the homily as an opportunity to teach and goes on far too long. … Continue reading

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INDULGENCE ALERT – Feast of the Sacred Heart

Today, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, the faithful can gain a plenary indulgence by the public recitation of Iesu dulcissime (Act of Reparation) (Ench. Indulg., al. conc., 3). All other recitations gain a partial indulgence.
Priests and Bishops! Have PUBLIC … Continue reading

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Signatures of Saints

I am in Chicago… well… north of Chicago.
Yesterday, I visited for the first time the campus of Mundelein Seminary, the University of St. Mary of (by?) the Lake. As part of the visit I was able to see some of … Continue reading

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Lutherans call for Latin Liturgy as an aid to identity and unity

I saw a post at a Lutheran blog calling for  – wait for it – more Latin in their liturgy.
As a convert to Holy Mother Church from Lutheranism, I found this pretty interesting.  I am aware that there exists a … Continue reading

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SCOTUS DECISIONS: strikes down “buffer zones” at abortion clinics

I just heard that the Supreme Court of the United States, in a unanimous decision, struck down “buffer zones” around the clinical profit centers of big-business abortion.
I also heard that SCOTUS found that Pres. Obama’s so-called recess appointments to the … Continue reading

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Card. Collins: “receiving communion is not obligatory at Mass”

The Archbishop of Toronto, His Eminence Thomas Card. Collins has said something that I have been hammering at for years.  HERE
It is NOT obligatory to receive Communion at Mass.
Also, people who may not receive Communion are STILL OBLIGED to attend … Continue reading

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Seeking Jesus outside Church? Pope Francis says: “Dangerous and harmful”

His Holiness Pope Francis said during his last Wednesday audience before the summer break that those who believe that they can have a relationship with Jesus outside the Church are on a harmful and dangerous path.
From AsiaNews, which has more … Continue reading

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Deep pockets undermine Catholic teaching through bribes

What a cheery day.
I direct the attention of the readership to this piece from the aptly-named Crisis:
Marginalizing Catholic Teaching One Grant at a Time
George Soros’ Open Society Institute is most often blamed for attempting to neutralize the abortion issue for Catholics … Continue reading

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Catholic Identity and You

I turn to my email and find a link to a piece by the Vaticanista Marco Tosatti who writes for La Stampa. He drills into the travails of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. HERE  (My translation)
In sum, in the … Continue reading

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Just for fun.

I want one of these!
(Sorry about the awful music. Watch anyway, to the end.)

Keep a couple of those in a Faraday cage, against the day.

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readers?
Let us know what it is.

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Ass. of US Catholic Priests met in St. Louis. Average age….

Tom Fox of the National Schismatic Reporter (aka The Fishwrap) posted about a group of priests who just met in St. Louis.
A friend sent an email with the link and the comment:
I believe that this defines the words “irrelevant”, “inconsequential” … Continue reading

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Kids Divorce Stories

I received this from Jennifer Morse, from the Ruth Institute, whom I saw again during Acton U.
We now have a special blog called Kids Divorce Stories where people can go and write anonymously. about their experiences. I posted a link to … Continue reading

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Bp. Paprocki’s Pastoral Letter: Ars celebrandi et adorandi

His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois, who is not afraid to use exorcisms, has issued a pastoral letter called Ars celebrandi et adorandi… The art of celebrating and worshiping.  He has taken his title, surely, from … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday 1962 Missale Romanum, the Missal of St. John XXIII! [puff… sip … puff]

Today is the 52th “birthday” of the 1962 Missale Romanum!

Spiffy!
And because it is the Vigil of my Name Day, I shall enjoy a cigar from a box of small Macanudo from one of you readers (a priest, as a matter of … Continue reading

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