Monthly Archives: November 2016

PODCAzT 152: Bishop Athanasius Schneider on the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals

You know about the Five Dubia of the Four Cardinals submitted, first privately, now publicly to His Holiness Pope Francis about Chapter 8 of Amoris laetitia.
I have another PODCAzT about Bp. Schneider on Amoris laetitia.  HERE
The Four Cardinal and their questions have … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK! Parishes are “Turning Towards The Lord”, going “ad orientem”

During a conference in London last summer, Robert Card. Sarah famously made a prayerful and earnest personal suggestion that priests begin to say Holy Mass ad orientem beginning with Advent.  Advent begins on Sunday.
Of course the Cardinal was speaking as an … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Advent (Novus Ordo): They are His but they are ours

We’ve come around this weekend to the 1st Sunday of Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year.
In the newer, post-Conciliar calendar this Sunday is back to back with the Solemnity of Christ the King, honoring the future Second Coming … Continue reading

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First meeting of Study Commission on the Diaconate of Women

In my email a Communiqué of the Holy See Press Office
Today, November 25, 2016, the first meeting of the Study Commission on the Diaconate of Women took place. This commission was established by the Holy Father on August 2 with … Continue reading

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Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”

Fathers, you might want to have everyone pray this after Mass on Thanksgiving Day and other major public holidays.  This, and other prayers, are deeply needed today.
The following prayer was composed by John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, in 1791. He … Continue reading

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PROCLAMATION 3560 : THANKSGIVING DAY. NOVEMBER 5, 1963.

Thanksgiving Day Proclamations for your perusal and edification.  Perhaps you might find a good one and read it aloud.  HERE
Here’s a good one.
A Thanksgiving Day Proclamation… just days before his death:
PROCLAMATION 3560 : THANKSGIVING DAY.
NOVEMBER 5, 1963.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Does the Thanksgiving Friday Indult apply to deployed US military?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’ll be deployed overseas this Thanksgiving Friday. I belong to a personal parish (FSSP) in a regular geographic diocese back home, but deployed I fall under the Archdiocese of Military ervices. Does the Pope Pius XII Thanksgiving Friday … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why should I remain Catholic when the Church doesn’t seem to believe her own message?

From a reader…
Why should I remain Catholic and believe the Catholic Church’s, when the Church HERSELF doesn’t even seem to believe In her own message?
I attend Mass with my family weekly, mostly to maintain spiritual harmony in our home. However, … Continue reading

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New US Cardinals respond, and don’t, to questions about Five Dubia of Four Cardinals

From LifeSite comes a piece by John Henry Weston about how the new US Cardinals reacted to questions about the Five Dubia submitted by the Four Cardinals.  HERE
Card. Farrell roughly pushed away a reporters hand with a recorder.
Meanwhile:
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Cardinal Joseph Tobin, however, was … Continue reading

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Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Since the time of Pius XI’s Quas primas in 1925, the following was to be recited on the Feast of Christ the King, which in the traditional calendar falls on the last Sunday of October.   In the new-fangled calendar it is … Continue reading

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A parish TURNS TOWARD THE LORD for Advent

I had a note from a priest that St. Joseph the Worker in Berkeley, CA is going ad orientem as of Advent.
What I found most interesting, is something that the pastor wrote to the people before he gets into explanations of the changes. … Continue reading

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Some clarity about the faculty Francis gave priests to “absolve the sin of abortion”

At CNN we find a story about how Pope Francis extended to priests indefinitely the ability to absolve the sin of abortion. He had hitherto given it only for the Year of Mercy, which is now closed.
(CNN)Pope Francis has extended … Continue reading

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Charges dropped against founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

You all will remember the plight of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate (FFI). They have been under the heavy boot of the Congregation for Religious for a long time now.
In the horrid mix were also awful allegations that had … Continue reading

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It’s “Stir Up Sunday”! What are your plans? – FOLLOW UP

So… what did y’all decide to do?
ORIGINALLY POSTED Published on: Nov 19, 2016 @ 04:02 Date and time
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Tomorrow, 20 November, is the Last Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical Year. It is therefore…
STIR UP SUNDAY!
The “stir up” comes from the first words … Continue reading

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Where do rights come from?

I spotted this at the Washington Examiner in a column by Cal Thomas:
ANALYSIS/OPINION:
“…the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.” (John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961)
It isn’t often … Continue reading

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