Daily Archives: 28 October 2014

Cybersecurity Threat Lurking On Your Phone

Wow. I don’t have that app. But… wow.

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ASK FATHER: Can a godparent marry a godchild? Confirmation sponsor a confirmand?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Are spiritual relationships hindrances to marriages? For example, can a confirmand marry their sponsor? Can the children of godparents marry the godparents’ godchild? An excellent question. St. Thomas Aquinas spoke of spiritual affinity and the impediment it created … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – Ham Radio stuff

I had an interesting QSO in the sacristy of Ss. Trinita the other day. One of the priests of the FSSP is a ham. That said, I haven’t done anything with Echolink yet. Sorry. I will have to be nagged … Continue reading

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Wymyn At Wyrk. “Priestesses” doing their thing. Hijinx ensues.

Someone sent me this for an anti-birthday gift. I think he was trying to shorten my life. He failed, however. I believe laughter is supposed to lengthen life. You simply have to grit your teeth and get into the part … Continue reading

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Pondering Francis: Part II

A while back I posted an entry entitled “Pondering Francis“.  I am trying to get my head around this enigmatic man who is now the Vicar of Christ.  He sends mixed signals.  Surely there is a way to decode some … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 8: INTESTINES!

UPDATE: Tomorrow, Wed 29 October, I’ll be saying Mass in the crypt at Santa Cecilia in Trastevere. Perhaps if there are a few people in Rome who would like to attend with our pilgrimage group, you’d be welcome. FWIW. ____ … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “the family is being bastardized”

In Rome we have been seeing members of the Schoenstaat movement all over the place, as they gather for centenary celebrations.  Pope Francis addressed them and had some things to say about the state of the family today. From EWTN/CNA: … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Gloria and Creed for All Souls on Sunday?

From a reader… The Canadian Bishops’ official Ordo clearly calls for the Gloria and the Creed on Sunday November 2. (Along with a note warning that the Sunday celebration shouldn’t be too penitential because it’s the Resurrection.) But the Missal … Continue reading

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