Daily Archives: 28 April 2017

Fun with papal reporting!

Friday needs a little fun.
Sometimes Homer nods and sometimes Google translate applies the soporific!
From the other day via Google and Katolisch.de HERE

Ummm… something was lost in translation.  Thanks, Google, for the chuckle!
And there’s this, which I picked up via my … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: In Communion Services to do people “self communicate”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is anyone other than a Priest allowed to self-Communicate as in a “Communion” service? Thank you.
GUEST PRIEST RESPONSE: Fr. Tim Ferguson
Herein we get some fairly complicated liturgical law, and this is one of those situations where having a … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Easter (2002MR): “bright like kindled candles, honey sweet”

This Sunday, in the Novus Ordo calendar, is called the 3rd Sunday of Easter. Let’s have a look at the Collect:
This Sunday’s Collect, it seems to me, reflects a conscious attempt on the part of Holy Church to remind us … Continue reading

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Swiss Guards: Armor and “the most powerful weapon that exists”

Many of you will remember that project we had to make fitted armor for one of the Swiss Guard.  HERE
I was alerted to a great photo at the National Catholic Register of the Guard in his splendid armor…. made by some … Continue reading

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28 April – St Gianna’s amazing 2nd miracle. With Fr. Z’s 10 Points

Today is the Dies Natalis of St. Gianna Beretta Molla (+28 April 1962 at 39 years of age).  That is to say that St. Gianna died and was born into heaven today (thus, “birthday… dies natalis”).
I have posted this before in … Continue reading

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Of Prisoners and Devotions

If we want to succeed in our initiatives in the Church, initiatives directed both ad intra and ad extra, we must revitalize our Catholic identity.  To revitalize our Catholic identity, we need, first and foremost, a renewal of our sacred liturgical worship, primarily … Continue reading

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