Daily Archives: 12 November 2016

WDTPRS – 6th Sunday remaining after Epiphany: true “active participation” at Mass

As we approach the end of another liturgical year, an odd thing happens in the Church’s traditional, pre-Conciliar calendar. The Sundays left over after Epiphany, after Christmas, are finally dusted off and prayed until the liturgical year is concluded.  This has … Continue reading

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Today through mutual friends I received news of a Serious Tragedy™ that befell a fine and, one might say, heroic priest. You would know this priest as the one who delivered the superb sermon before the presidential election on 8 … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 33rd Ordinary Sunday: thoughts on the “sign of peace” – POLL

Since the day I was ordained, I have celebrated both forms of the Roman Rite, the Novus Ordo and the TLM.  When I am called upon to say the Novus Ordo, I jump up and help out.  After all, I am … Continue reading

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God, Rigidity, and You!

Our Lord told us, in Matthew 5, “Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect.” Now, something that is perfect has no need to change.  Need to change implies imperfection. A god who changes wouldn’t be God … Continue reading

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Does Pope Francis think that young people who want Traditional Latin Mass are rigid, defensive, insecure?

I’ve been on the road for a couple days, so I’m just now getting to this. From LifeSite [with my emphases and comments]: Pope Francis on the young who like Latin Mass: ‘Why so much rigidity?’ […] Nooooo. On second thought, I’m not going … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Catechizing apathetic children

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Do you have any advice on catechizing children who have an apathy for the faith, and whose family come to Mass, but that’s it there is no teaching going on in the home. The kids I teach at … Continue reading

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