Daily Archives: 15 August 2017

ASK FATHER: Penance given in confession was too vague

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
In line with your recent ASK FATHER postings on Confession, I have a question about vague penance given in Confession. We attend the local TLM and it is difficult to make it to Confession because the lines are always so long. … Continue reading

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URGENT: VIDEO Live stream of annual Assumption Mass!

As I write, there is a LIVE stream of the wonderful annual Solemn Mass for the Assumption sponsored by Mater Ecclesiae and my good friend Fr. Pasley.  HERE

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What a contrast to the tensions over Confederate statues!

Honor!
I picked this up from a tweet by a friend:

Well this story makes an interesting contrast to the tearing down of #ConfederateStatues. https://t.co/TRSTs56dMO
— Samuel J. Howard (@Jahaza) August 15, 2017

In a nutshell:
A WWII Marine vet travelled to Japan … Continue reading

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Assumption: The 4th Glorious Mystery

NB: Today, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we can begin a 54 Day Novena!
Here is something I posted back in 2006 for my “Patristic Rosary Project”.  I drill into into the Mysteries we reflect on during recitation of the Rosary … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Pius XII declaring the Dogma of the Assumption

The fabled pastor of my home parish, the late Msgr. Richard Schuler told stories about being in Rome when Ven. Pius XII infallibly declared the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin to be a dogma of the Faith.  He was present … Continue reading

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IN THE WILD: “Prayer For Vocations” spotted

I had a great text cross-country SMS from a colleague in the TMSM this morning at a little church in Shell Lake, WI.  Here is a poster at the parish…

First, I am delighted that they found – note the date … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Show tune priest sings Eucharistic Prayer

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My pastor (who likes to sing) sings from the beginning of the Canon to the end of the Consecration. It’s not a Gregorian sound, more like something from Les Miserables Broadway play. Is this a legitimate thing to do when celebrating … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: During confession can a priest require a criminal to turn herself in?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
EWTN is reporting that the Australian government is trying to make priests mandatory reporters for child abuse, by requiring them to report what they hear in confession. While this is, obviously, a direct assault on the sacrament, it’s … Continue reading

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