Daily Archives: 20 January 2017

No Poet at Inauguration 2017

There was no Poetry or Poet Laureate at the Inauguration.  I am pleased.  Do you remember the drivel from May Angelou, the gibberish from Elizabeth Alexander and the rubbish from Richard Blanco?
Long gone at the days of a Robert Frost … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 3rd Ordinary Sunday – “abound with good works”

The Collect for the upcoming 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form.

Omnipotens sempiterne Deus,
dirige actus nostros in beneplacito tuo,
ut in nomine dilecti Filii tui
mereamur bonis operibus abundare.
This was in the 1962 Missale Romanum as the Collect for the … Continue reading

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A word for the wise (bishop) from Summorum Pontificum

Summorum Pontificum, Benedict XVI’s Motu Proprio, applies to the entire Latin Church.  Bishops can’t override it.
Some articles of SP get more attention than others.  Here is one which might not be immediately present in your mind:
Art. 7. Ubi aliquis coetus fidelium laicorum, … Continue reading

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PRAYER REQUEST: Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”

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

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A level stretch

From the Gospel reading today for the Feast of St. Fabian and St. Sebastian:
Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke
R. Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
Luke 6:17-23
At that time, Jesus coming down from the mountain, took His stand on … Continue reading

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“As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free”

I must admit that I get a little choked up at the last verse of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.  Remembering also that Pres. Bush had the US Army Chorus sing this for ” target=”_blank”>Pope Benedict at the White … Continue reading

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25 January: Brick by brick in YONKERS! 1st Solemn Mass in decades!

Next week Wednesday, 25 January, for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, my good friend Fr. Leonard Villa, Pastor of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Yonkers, NY, will have a Solemn Mass for the Patronal … Continue reading

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