Monthly Archives: November 2014

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point from the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass?
Let us know.

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 31 Comments

ISIS to children: ‘Convert! Say the words!’ Children to ISIS: ‘No, We Love Jesus’

Ex ore infantium… perfecisti laudem.
Some scholars of Late Antiquity are skeptical about or even scoff at the ancient tales about Christian children who refused to renounce Christ even in the face of terrible pain and fear.
Even in our modern period, … Continue reading

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Posted in Modern Martyrs, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Religion of Peace | Tagged , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

ADVENT: Ideas for your season of preparation

You might consider some reading for your Advent preparation.
If you haven’t yet read Benedict XVI’s third volume of Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives, it is a great place to start!
The Holy Father’s book presents a real defense of the … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Our Catholic Identity | 14 Comments

WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Advent: true Advent preparation

It is possible that we are already back to Advent?
Advent begins a new liturgical year.  Each year Holy Church presents the history of our salvation and the mysteries of the life, death, resurrection and the return of the Lord.  Each … Continue reading

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Posted in ADVENT, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Being a Bill can be hazardous during this Administration

Do you remember Schoolhouse Rock?
Here is an original about the passing of laws:

This is the updated version from Saturday Nigh Live:

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Posted in Liberals, Lighter fare | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snooooow!

Having grown up in Minnesota, this is Just Too Cool…

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Posted in Just Too Cool | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV, loser) v. Card. Burke (Elector, classy)

What is it about Archbishops of St. Louis? They tend to bring out the bully in politicians.
Maybe you recall how, years ago when now-Archbp. Robert Carlson informed then-Sen. Tom Daschle that he wasn’t to vote for a partial-birth abortion bill … Continue reading

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Posted in Blatteroons, Liberals | Tagged , | 16 Comments

Your Good News?

Do you have some good news to share with the readers?

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 12 Comments

Of Prayers of Thanks and for the Nation

We had a Missa Cantata this morning, in the Extraordinary Form of course, using the texts for the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, adding the prayers Pro gratiarum actione.  The schola did a good job and Mass … Continue reading

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Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Urgent Prayer Requests | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Does Pope Francis get what it takes to feed the poor as he calls for?

We don’t have to take every pronouncement or opinion on every topic from every Pope as if it were the Lord’s ipsissima verba.  What the Bishop of Rome teaches about concerning faith and morals… those things we Catholics had better … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Pope Francis, The Drill | Tagged , , , , , | 88 Comments

Have yourself a tactical little Christmas!

The other day when I posted about how to make my “Tactical Clerical Shirts“, I also shared something a reader sent, about the “Tactical Christmas Stocking”.
I am not making this up – a black tactical Christmas stocking! $7.50

I now have more … Continue reading

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Posted in Lighter fare, Linking Back | Tagged , | 5 Comments

ASK FATHER: Summorum Pontificum, Art. 4 – “observing all the norms of law”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, the subject Article IV says: “Celebrations of Mass as mentioned in art. 2 above may – observing all the norms of law – also be attended by faithful, who of their own free will, ask to be … Continue reading

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REMINDER: CD of music for Advent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles

Do you remember there is an album of Advent music available?  The wonderful Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph provide it.
Here are a few little samples.
It is still available!
There are zillions of Christmas music offerings out there. … Continue reading

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Posted in ADVENT, Linking Back, The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Turning to the East in the Diocese of Lincoln – UPDATED

UPDATED: see below
ORIGINALLY POSTED on: Nov 21, 2014
The late-great liturgist Klaus Gamber, who also influenced Joseph Ratzinger (also known by another name), said that turning around the altars was the single most damaging change that happened in the name of the Council, … Continue reading

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Posted in Fr. Z KUDOS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 101 Comments

Singing Nuns defend Embattled Bishop

Do you remember there is an album of Advent music available?  The wonderful Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph provide it.
Here are a few little samples.
The UK link is HERE.
These same sisters are defending Bp. Robert Finn, who … Continue reading

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Posted in Be The Maquis, Fr. Z KUDOS, Women Religious | Tagged , , | 11 Comments