Monthly Archives: February 2018

ASK FATHER: Are “butt baptisms” valid?

From a priest…
QUAERTUR:
Are partial immersion baptisms valid?
Where the baby is dipped up to the waist 3x, with valid words of baptism spoken.
Here’s the deal.
The “proximate matter” of baptism is ablution. This means physical contact of the water and the person’s body. The … Continue reading

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TIVERTON, RI – 28 Feb – SOLEMN TLM with @fatherz and @iPadre

For those of you near Tiverton, RI (and anywhere in Rhode Island is near Tiverton by default) tonight there will be a Solemn TLM at 7 PM (with deacon and subdeacon) for the close of the parish mission which I have … Continue reading

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28 February 2013

Five years ago today we watched the helicopter take off.  Posts HERE

Say a pray for Benedict XVI.  He gave inestimable gifts to the Church in his too short pontificate.

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Card. Sarah has frightened the libs… again. The vicious attacks begin.

Summoning the nastiness of which liberals are duly known, Rita Ferrone demonstrates how mean-spirited a lib can be in piece penned for Commonsqueal.  She attacked Robert Card. Sarah because he has called for a rethinking of Communion in the hand.
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LENTCAzT 2018 15 – Wednesday in the 2nd Week of Lent: Cast your eyes over the world

Today is Wednesday in the 2nd Week of Lent.   The Roman Station is Santa Cecilia in Trastevere.
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27 Feb – St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows: Patron of seminarians, hand-gunners, marksmen

Today we celebrate a saint whom we might invoke for help in our discussions of school safety in the wake of those mass murders, and prudence in general when it comes to gun ownership according to law and our inalienable … Continue reading

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PARODY SONG ALERT: A Pirate Looks at … Solemn Masses

I received a note from one of you readers, who was channelling his inner Zuhlio.
Frequent reader, occasional poster. I’m stationed up at ___ Air Base waaaaay up in ___, and we’ve been stuck in doors due to a winter storm. While listening … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2018 14 – Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Lent: Go forth O Christian soul!

Today is Tuesday in the 2nd Week of Lent.   The Roman Station is Santa Balbina.
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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for this 2nd Sunday of Lent?
Let us know.
Right now I have a mission at the legendary Fr. Finelli’s parish.
 

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LENTCAzT 2018 13 – Monday in the 2nd Week of Lent: Resurrection presupposes Passion

Today is Monday in the 2nd Week of Lent.   The Roman Station is San Clemente.
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ASK FATHER: USCCB urges Catholics to call officials about DACA. If I don’t, do I sin?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
As you are probably aware, the USCCB has declared this Monday, February 26 to be a call-in day for DACA, and is urging Catholics to call their congressmen in support of the DREAMERs. On some other Catholic sites people have started … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2018 12 – 2nd Sunday of Lent: Saved in hope

Today is the 2nd Sunday of Lent.   The Roman Station is Santa Maria in Domnica.
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ASK FATHER: Priest forbids a deacon to wear a dalmatic

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can the priest celebrant of Mass tell a deacon tell a deacon to not wear a dalmatic at Mass? Some people think it best that a deacon wear a dalmatic for a higher degree of solemnity but not on common … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2018 11 – Ember Saturday in the 1st Week of Lent: Man’s first full day was a day of rest

Today is Ember Saturday in the 1st Week of Lent.   The Roman Station is San Pietro in Vaticano.
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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday of Lent (NO): Having a really good look

Here is the Collect of the 2nd Sunday of Lent, a new composition for the Novus Ordo based on a precedent in the Liber Mozarabicus Sacramentorum:
Deus, qui nobis dilectum Filium tuum audire praecepisti, verbo tuo interius nos pascere digneris, ut, spiritali purificato … Continue reading

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