Daily Archives: 22 March 2018

Levity, Severity, the Confessional and YOU!

At First Things there is a good piece about toughness when it comes to preaching and discipline and gentleness in mercy, especially with penitents in the confessional. It is hard for priests to find that balance out en plein air … Continue reading

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Tucker Carlson’s series on plight of men in America, disastrous consequences for society

Last night Tucker Carlson had another segment on in his series about what’s going on with the situation of men in these USA. This is sobering stuff. We need a wide national dialogue about this. We need to talk about … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Effect of Sacrament of Anointing in someone in mortal sin

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If a hospital patient that is able to confess still gets the sacrament of the sick does it just forgive venial sins or mortal ones too? First, let’s be clear about something.   The sacrament of anointing … Continue reading

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Really Bad Idea: sand in holy water fonts during Lent

I was made aware of this by a reader.   I happily endorse one idea one priest had while I entirely repudiate a bad old cliché from another. Castleton symbol of Lent: sand in holy water fonts Alas, the silly season … Continue reading

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Author of The Dictator Pope suspended from the Order of Malta

According to the Catholic Herald the author of The Dictator Pope (pre-order 23 April – US HERE – UK HERE – more HERE) has been suspended from the Order of Malta and has disassociated itself from the book, describing it as a “vile attack” on … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2018 37 – Thursday – 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide: “The Easter problem is not….”

Today is Thursday in the 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide.  The Roman Station San Apollinare. In gratitude especially to benefactors who help me and this blog, during Lent I’m once again offering 5 minute daily podcasts to encourage you in your … Continue reading

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