Daily Archives: 3 August 2017

ASK FATHER: Lay people using the Rituale Romanum to bless things

UPDATE: People don’t always read carefully before they react. Let me be clear.  It is okay – it is good – for parents to bless their children by tracing the sign of the Cross on their foreheads. Stop sending me … Continue reading

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Wherein Michael Sean Winters responded to Fr. Z’s gift of the Combat Rosary

The other day I posted about sending a Combat Rosary to Fishwrap‘s Michael Sean Winters, who had had a little nutty about “militaristic” imagery.  I wondered whether or not MSW would acknowledge receipt. Today, I see that he responded!  HERE Lastly, Fr. … Continue reading

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Sign of Peace as ratification of what has gone before or as reconciliation before Communion?

Today my friend Fr. John Hunwicke has a stunner of a post in which he detonates and explodes the present day commonly chaotic infra dignitatem group-grope “Sign of Peace” during Holy Mass. First, he writes of period during which the Our Father … Continue reading

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Knights of Columbus change Fourth Degree uniforms

I’m am irritated with the Knights of Columbus for a couple reasons. The KCs are changing their Fourth Degree uniform. I am not heavily invested in the KCs’ Fourth Degree uniform, mind you.  But consider the implications. Here is another reason … Continue reading

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