Monthly Archives: January 2016

ASK FATHER: Deny Protestants Communion? Exempt them from the collection!

From a reader…
If Protestants aren’t allowed to receive communion maybe they should not be allowed to put money in the collection plate either. Somehow I think an exception will be made for that.
A couple things occur to me as … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard at your Mass of Sunday Obligation?
Let us know what it was.
For my part, for Sexagesima, I spoke of receiving well the Word in God, in which Christ is present and … Continue reading

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Recent Posts, Thanks to Donors, Mass for Benefactors

First and foremost, help each other.  YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
Also, posts scroll out of view pretty quickly.  Here’s what’s been going on lately.

Peters on Allen on Francis’s silence on abortion, etc.
ASK FATHER: Father said say Act of Contrition afterwards. Fr. … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?
Continued from THESE.
I get many requests by email asking for … Continue reading

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Peters on Allen on Francis’s silence on abortion, etc.

You heard, I’me sure, about the huge lay-run “Family Day” event in Rome that drew vast crowds from all over the peninsula to the City.
Pope Francis and the Italian bishops were un-involved and even silent about this big and important manifestation of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father said say Act of Contrition afterwards. Fr. Z rants… at priests.

From a reader… who recently went to confession!
Everyone… GO TO CONFESSION!
QUAERITUR:
I just went. Yay! After confessing my sins I had a question about a friend who fell away from church. It took 2 minutes, 3 tops. I don’t usually get into asking for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Reciting the Office or reading silently

From a seminarian…
QUAERITUR:
I am a seminarian and I pray the EF Office faithfully. I know I have read somewhere that even when praying alone the words should actually be pronounced (however quiet) and not read as completely silent. What prompts … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Report a priest who gave Communion to a Protestant minister?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Does one have to report a priest who knowingly gave communion to a protestant pastor?
In my parish we had an ecumenical rorate mass [An “ecumenical Mass”…?] during advent and the protestant pastor present (who also gave the homily) … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: Winter Field Day – Lost!

Now for another edition of Ham Radio Saturday.
I created a page for the List of YOUR callsigns.  HERE  Chime in or drop me a note if your call doesn’t appear in the list.
Today I have been listening on 20m to Winter … Continue reading

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ROME: Huge crowd for Family Day

Family Day is underway in Rome. Huge crowds have converged on the Circo Massimo.
Here are some pics from the Great Roman™ Fabrizio.

  

The traditional parish staffed by the FSSP is represented.

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WDTPRS – 4th Ordinary Sunday: Billy loves bugs

Today’s Collect prayer was not in the post-Tridentine editions of the Missale Romanum but it does have its origin in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary.
Were you to hear this prayer intoned in Latin, or at least in an accurate translation, you … Continue reading

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250 kneeling students sing Gregorian chant for ‘ad orientem’ Mass in motel bar

By now we have all heard about the March For Life pilgrims in the snow, the buses in the snow, the Masses in the snow, etc.
Here is an interesting article at Catholic Pop:
Stranded Pro-Life Group Holds Sung Ad Orientem High Mass … Continue reading

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D. Marquette: New liturgical music legislation

I received word that the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan, is getting a liturgical music overhaul.   Based on the work of the previous bishop, now-Archbp. Alex Sample in Portland, Oregon, Bp. John Doerfler has issued a document that requires all the … Continue reading

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PHILIPPINES: Card. Zen celebrates TLM during Eucharistic Congress

During a Eucharistic Congress held in the Philippines, His Eminence Joseph Card. Zen Ze-Kiun, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, celebrated Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.
From CBCPNEWS:
Cardinal Zen: Traditional Latin Mass ‘nourishes faith, inspires adoration’
CEBU City (Jan. 28, 2016) – … Continue reading

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Communion given to Lutherans in St. Peter’s Basilica – The Wrap Up

There was a kerfuffle about some Lutherans who visited Pope Francis and then – horribile scriptu – were somehow invited to receive Holy Communion during a Mass. Frankly, I didn’t follow this too closely, though the very thought irritated me … Continue reading

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