Monthly Archives: March 2015

Tolerance is over

The world is going nuts. I have often felt a bit like Cassandra, but … Cassandra was right. Here is another take. From the pen of John Zmirak at The Stream with my emphases and comments: The expected Supreme Court decision imposing … Continue reading

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Foot washing on Holy Thursday. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In the Roman Rite, the washing of feet on Holy Thursday is an option.  It may be left out without disturbing the integrity of the Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper (otherwise, it wouldn’t be a legitimate option). Watch now … Continue reading

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Spem in allium

Some garlicky notes for this Holy Week. First, at BBC an ancient recipe made new. 1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts have said. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest’s blessings by telephone

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I know of a priest who imparts blessings over the telephone. Is this valid? The Holy Father has the authority to impart a blessing by means of electronic transmission. The faithful, who are unable to be present … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mini homilies at the beginning of Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question, it seems to be very common for priests to give a sort of mini-homily at the very beginning of Mass. This has always annoyed me very much, but I have not been able to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Communion twice on Good Friday?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: How do you think one should understand CIC c.917 with regard to the Good Friday presanctified liturgy? Specifically, since this liturgy takes the place of Mass for the day, and c.917 says, “iterum . . . intra eucharisticam celebrationem,” rather than, … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Time Lapse video of decorating a church for Easter

This is pretty spiffy, from St. John Cantius in Chicago! 39 views as I post this.

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for your Palm Sunday Mass obligation? Let us know!

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“among so many adversities”

Fr. John Hunwicke has a superb post over at his place.  He looks at today’s Collect in the Extraordinary Form.  My emphases and comments. in tot adversis Da quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, qui in tot adversis ex nostra infirmitate deficimus; … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confessor interrupted and I didn’t get to confess everything

From a reader… QUAERITUR: This Sunday I went to Confession for the first time in ~2 years. As you always say, I tried to make a good examination of conscience. One problem is that Father chimed in with comments or … Continue reading

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Lying about Card. Burke

Both Michael Sean Winters of the Fishwrap and David Gibson of RNS posted intellectually dishonest hit pieces against Card. Burke. They purposely misread what Card. Burke said in order to put him in the worst light they could. At least … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Abstinence from meat difficult when living in parents’ home

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I would like to abstain from meat all Fridays of the year but I live with my non-Catholic parents and can’t easily get my own food every Friday, what should I do? During Lent I have … Continue reading

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“Pause” for a moment to see Michael Voris’ new project

Like Michael Voris.  Hate Michael Voris.  Whatever.  Voris is a man with convictions and he acts on them.  That’s admirable.   Like his projects.  Hate his projects.  He is doing something concrete with the time, talent and treasure at his disposal. … Continue reading

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Religion of Peace in Nigeria – now beheading with chainsaws

From RT: Boko Haram kills, ‘beheads with chainsaws’ 40 people to derail Nigeria elections Militants from extremist group Boko Haram attacked several Nigerian towns, torching houses and fatally shooting those who fled before reportedly beheading some of the bodies with chainsaws. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Mass” with no Collect, readings, etc., but lots of made up stuff

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Today I attended Mass where we had no Collect, no First or Second Reading, No Gospel, we sashed neatly from The Lord have mercy to the bidding prayers! We had the Consecration, and we received Communion, … Continue reading

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