Monthly Archives: October 2016

MADISON, WI – 2 November All Souls: Pontifical Requiem at the Throne

On 2 November, All Soul’s Day Bishop Robert Morlino of the Diocese of Madison will celebrate a special Pontifical Requiem Mass at the Throne (Extraordinary Form) with an intention for the deceased priests and bishops of the Diocese of Madison.
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2 Nov – All Souls, Indulgences, and YOU!

It seems somehow fitting to post about indulgences on 31 October.
From the Handbook of Indulgences
Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day
A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted to the Christian … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: “Me ne vado” Edition

It has been a great trip but it’s time to head back to The Cupboard Under The Stairs.  

Who knew that a flick about Nixon and Elvis would be so amusing?

First burger back.

Now for another flight.

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Rome 2 – Days 5&6: Churches, Masses and Crucifix

Since I was on the ceremony crew the other day for the Pontifical Mass at St. Peter’s I couldn’t get any photos.  But, before Mass I found some interesting sights to record and share.
This is inside the sacristy of the … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have good news to share with the readership?
Let us know.
I, for one, have had a successful and enriching sojourn in Italy, having experienced two pilgrimages and some days in between.  Among the highlights must be counted participation in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis sweeps the membership of the Congregation for Divine Worship

People are beating me black and blue in email asking what I think about the major changes made by Pope Francis to the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  As earthquakes rock Italy, earthquake Francis rocked the … Continue reading

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Dems and voter fraud

Did you see this video on voter fraud?  It seems that Obama did not qualify legally to be on one of the state’s ballots because of voter fraud.
I can only imagine what the Clinton machine is churning.

They even mentioned the Coleman and … Continue reading

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Another Earthquake in Central Italy: Basilica in Norcia Destroyed

Just as I got up today, everything started to sway around.  I was feeling the strong 7.0 earthquake that struck just a few kilometers from Norcia.  One text I received said that it was felt as far away as Salzburg, which … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

If today I were in a pulpit, I would stick my heels into the floor boards.
That said…
Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon for your Mass of Sunday Obligation?

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I grew up Lutheran. I was admitted to Catholic Communion because I said publicly that I believed what the Catholic Church teaches.

I grew up Lutheran. It is of constant consternation and amazement to me that I have had to fight with Catholics over what the Catholic Church teaches about the Eucharist. I have met Lutherans who believe more about the Eucharist … Continue reading

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