Monthly Archives: April 2015

New SF Blog: One Mad Mom

I direct the readership’s attention to a blog post by a newcomer…
She reacted to the attacks on the Star of the Sea parish and Frs. Ill and Driscoll by the liberal priests in San Francisco.
She’s not happy.
Go see!  Spike her … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Three questions from a sinner who wants to come home.

From a reader…
QUAERUNTUR:
I have been gone from the Church for about 10 years, and I am just starting the journey of coming home; I am a disgusting sinful mess…
I have 3 questions [I usually take one at a time, but this … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Our Catholic Identity | 61 Comments

ASK FATHER: Baptized Greek Orthodox but left

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was baptized Greek Orthodox but left the church for 10 years. I so want to return. Can I just start going again?
This is unclear.  Do you mean that you want to return to the Greek Orthodox Church? If so, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can lectors still bless bread?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
We have lector and acolyte installations today and tomorrow here at the seminary. Some of us got into a debate about whether or not the old provision for lectors to bless bread and acolytes to bless fruit and … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Seminarians and Seminaries | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

CNS: Feminist Steinem Touts Abortion, Ridicules Church at St. Norbert College (D. Green Bay)

The Cardinal Newman Society (see their live feed on my sidebar) has a story about a horrible event at a catholic college in Wisconsin.
Parents, if you are thinking about paying lots of money for your children to go to college, … Continue reading

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Posted in Blatteroons, Liberals, Our Catholic Identity, You must be joking! | Tagged , , , | 26 Comments

Fr. Z’s Voice Mail or ¡Hagan lío! & ASK FATHER: Date of Easter in Holy Land

I get interesting voice mail. Remember, I don’t call back, but I listen to it.

To the lady in S. Texas: By all means write to Card. Müller! If they determine that it is a matter for the Congregation for Divine … Continue reading

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Swiss Guard Armor Project – UPDATE

You know about our project to build armor for an officer of the Swiss Guard.  Here is an update.
What is this about?  HERE
This is from the Swiss Guard’s wife:
We have just received photos of the final engravings on the breastplate … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Getting rid” of Hosts

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am an instituted acolyte in a parish that does not properly understand the office. This past Holy Thursday, I served at Mass. My girlfriend and I arrived early to help the “liturgical director” in the sacristy. She … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , | 13 Comments

ASK FATHER: Maniple and zucchetto in the Novus Ordo

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can Priests in the USA use the maniple in a N.O. Mass? Same question regarding the use of a black Zucchetto?
The maniple?
Yes, priests can use the maniple during Holy Mass according to the Novus Ordo, the Ordinary Form.  There … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Valid marriage in hospital room?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My wife and I were married in my father-in-law’s hospital room. He was dying of stomach cancer and we wanted him to witness our marriage. We had planned on holding the ceremony in the chapel of the Catholic … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, One Man & One Woman | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

San Francisco MASS Mob Results

A while back I mentioned that there was going to be a “Mass Mob” at Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco to support the beleaguered priests.
It seems to have been a success. I received a few photos.  Here … Continue reading

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IDAHO: City ordinance says pastors must “marry” homosexuals or go to jail

In the Washington Times I read this.
Idaho city’s ordinance tells pastors to marry gays or go to jail
Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho, city officials have laid down the law to Christian pastors within their community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance that … Continue reading

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Posted in Liberals, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Religious Liberty, Si vis pacem para bellum!, Sin That Cries To Heaven, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | 27 Comments

National Morse Code Day… and….

… National Prime Rib Day!
Try to contain the excitement!

 
A frequent commentator on Ham matters here, LarryW2LJ has more.  HERE
To celebrate this day, here is the theme for Inspector Morse, one of the best TV series themes ever and a whale … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

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

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Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 13 Comments

WDTPRS: 4th Sunday of Easter (2002MR) – Our humility and the might of the Shepherd

For this 4th Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, we have a little gem for a Collect.
Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, deduc nos ad societatem caelestium gaudiorum, ut eo perveniat humilitas gregis, quo processit fortitudo pastoris.
Note the nice eo…quo construction and the … Continue reading

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