Daily Archives: 9 October 2014

Bl. J.H. Newman’s “To be deep in history” Mug (and a tease)

It’s the feast (in some places and for some groups) of Bl. John Henry Newman.  Who can forget his beatification by Benedict XVI? Those of you who may be new readers may not know about the mug I made with … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to have Masses said for me after my death?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What is the best way to ensure that part of whatever funds are left in my estate are used to have masses offered for the repose of my soul? I think we all wonder about this. … Continue reading

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NEW STUFF! Glorious altar cards! 2015 ORDOs! Spanish/Latin Missalettes!

I have been wanting to post about a few useful items.  Let’s start with what I received today. I have written in the past about the spiffy TLM travel altar cards from SPORCH.  SPORCH is the Society for the Preservation of … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray answers Card. Kasper, et alii: “Why is the Church not as merciful as God?”

Over at The Catholic Thing Fr. Gerald E. Murray has a good essay about denial of Holy Communion: it isn’t “punishment”.  With a few edits… Denial of Communion Awakens Conscience By Fr. Gerald E. Murray Cardinal Walter Kasper published another article … Continue reading

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Why can 5th graders figure out what many priests don’t?

From a reader: I am one of two Altar Boy Deans in charge of my parish’s 112 Altar boys. Yesterday I was assisting our Altar boy director in training new recruits to the program (5th graders). He had asked me … Continue reading

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Another donation suggestion post. Updates on past projects you helped with.

Sometimes people ask me about good causes to donate to.  They want to make sure that their hard earned money goes to something that will make a difference. I want today to suggest three causes which are local to where … Continue reading

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Texting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHixeIr_6BM&feature=player_embedded Because I never want a report that one of my readers ended up splattered or having splattered some innocents.  

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St. John Paul: “the Church does not agree to call good evil and evil good”

From St. John Paul’s 1984 Post-Synodal Exhortation Reconciliatio et paenitentia: 34. I consider it my duty to mention at this point, if very briefly, a pastoral case that the synod dealt with-insofar as it was able to do so-and which … Continue reading

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