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.

Please share!
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

Please share!
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

Please share!
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

Please share!
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:

Please share!
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…

Please share!
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

Please share!
Posted in Blatteroons, Liberals | Tagged , | 16 Comments

Your Good News?

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

Please share!
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

Please share!
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

Please share!
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

Please share!
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

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged | Comments Off on ASK FATHER: Summorum Pontificum, Art. 4 – “observing all the norms of law”

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

Please share!
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

Please share!
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

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

Kudos to Sacred Heart in Cincinnati!

I was delighted to receive a link to a Facebook page with photos of a Low Mass of a Bishop celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverend Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis… in Cincinnati.  The occasion was … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Fr. Z KUDOS, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , | 10 Comments

I missed “STIR UP SUNDAY”! But it’s not too late.

Last Sunday, the final Sunday of the liturgical year, was “Stir Up” Sunday, taken from the translation of the Latin Collect for Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form (which probably was just transferred into the Book of Common Prayer).
This was … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Registration error: Wherein Fr. Z screwed up!

Friends, I’m tired.
I just deleted a whole bunch of registrations by accident.
If you have the patience, and you registered lately and nothing came of it, you might try again.
Also… remember to use well that important field in the form wherein … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Comments Off on Registration error: Wherein Fr. Z screwed up!

Pope Francis: “Europe is now a “grandmother”, no longer fertile and vibrant”

During the last few days someone remarked to me…
– birth rates are lower than ever in developed countries (except where certain groups seem to be having lots of children, such as Muslims in formerly-Christian Europe)
– a pop tart, Lady Gaga, … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in New Evangelization, Pope Francis | Tagged , | 28 Comments

ASK FATHER: Waxed linen altar cloths

In honor of the appointment of Card. Sarah to the Congregation for Divine Worship, we tackle an important liturgical issue.
Traditionally our Roman altars should have three linen altar cloths.  One of them should properly be infused with wax, to make … Continue reading

Please share!
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , , | 27 Comments