Monthly Archives: July 2015

HUNGARY: Juventutem summer retreat

Juventutem (I wish it were Iuventutem) is on the march!  They are organizing all over the place.
I received word of this by email:
This year, Juventutem Hungary is organising it’s annual summer retreat in Sopron, St. George’s parish. At this retreat, … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Mass of obligation for Sunday?
Let us know what it was!

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday – POWER!

I have power.
That is to say, the folks who made my Juicebox finally got the new batteries to me.  You may recall that my hardened portable power unit wouldn’t charge, despite my various efforts.  So, the Juicebox folks wrote to say they were … Continue reading

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Fr. Terence Ryan, CSP, approves of lesbian marriages

At the blog of one Fr. Terence Ryan CSP, I saw this.
Apparently Father believes that the moral doctrine of the Church reflects bigotry.
Lesbian Dismissal
Seems that a Catholic Academy fired a woman for being a lesbian. She was living with a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hand clapping during TLM

From a reader…
I’m unlearned in the extraordinary form, and the other day, I saw the MC clap his hands when the servers were supposed to kneel. Is that common? I thought it was a little odd.
Yes, a handclap is a … Continue reading

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Friday Fun

Expert TV Bomb!

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Misquotation of St. John Paul II’s ‘Familaris consortio’ in ‘Instrumentum Laboris’ of upcoming Synod

In October the Synod of Bishops will once again take up questions concerning “the family”.
Last year, during the Extraordinary Synod, controversy erupted because of the lack of transparency in the workings of the Synod, the mysterious case of the confiscated … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 17th Ordinary Sunday: Demon-Kevlar and Sin-Teflon

Our Collect for the 17th Ordinary Sunday has roots in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary for the month of July and, with variations, is in the Extraordinary Form on the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost.  After some digging I determined that the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 9th Sunday after Pentecost: God, absolutely distant, absolutely near

This week’s Collect, which historically was in the 8th century Liber sacramentorum Gellonensis, was also the prayer over the people, or Super populum, in the 1962MR for Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent.
It was not, I believe, in the 1970MR or … Continue reading

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Gallup Poll shows Pope Francis is not so “Laudato” these days

Have you seen the Gallup Poll on Pope Francis’ popularity? HERE
His favorability has, essentially, crashed.
Laudato NO!
Back in February 2015, Pew Research showed that 70% of all Americans and 90% of Catholics viewed Francis favorably.
Today, according Gallup, his favorability is at 71%.
So, … Continue reading

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Wherein a friend is promoted!

Fr. Z kudos to a friend of mine, William, for his promotion to the Papal Order of St. Sylvester!
He showed me some of his new gear today.

Papal Knights still have the privilege of riding their horses into St. Peter’s Basilica.
These … Continue reading

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Tuesday is my movie day: $5 admission all day and “free” popcorn.  Hard to beat.
Yesterday I went to see Ant-Man.  I flipped a coin.  It was either that or the new Terminator flick.
Since I did not grow up on the Marvel side … Continue reading

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Happy 500th Birthday St. Philip Neri

I saw that my friend Greg DiPippo at NLM posted that today is the 500th Birthday of one of my great patrons, St. Philip Neri.  I was ordained on his feast in 1991.
I have a 1st class relic of this great … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My husband abandoned me and our child

From a reader…
It’s been a while since Ive been on WDTPRS but I need help.
I am a convert, and converted after I married. We got some kind of dispensation to be “re” married in the Church, even though my husband … Continue reading

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Monthly donations: a request

I had posted this back on 3 December 2014 and 13 February and 27 March  and 9 June (which had been “lean” days) and there were great responses.
I am always grateful when donations come in, either ad hoc (one offs) or … Continue reading

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