Monthly Archives: April 2018

Solemn Pontifical Mass in thanksgiving for #SummorumPontificum with @ArchbishpSample

How I would have loved to have been there.

Sermon: 54:00

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ASK FATHER: Same amount of grace at every Mass?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My Spiritual Director tells me the NO and TLM are the same. The same amount of grace is dispensed in both. His statement does not give me peace of soul. This priest offers the TLM 1/month for the past 1.5 years. … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for the Mass you heard to fulfill your Sunday obligation?   Let us know.
For my part, I spoke about an odd phrase in a standard English translation of the Epistle … Continue reading

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Prayers, please?

Here’s a prayer request.
As it turns out, I have gotten rather ill here in S. Italy.  I’ve started some antibiotics, and I need also to treat an eye infection.
I would appreciate your prayers to speed what I hope will be … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Am I obliged to receive Communion?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
As a recently baptized Catholic (2016, entirely in the traditional form), I am used to attending the TLM or a NO mass at a monastery (and so without EMHCs). I occasionally sing in a choir at a Sunday afternoon mass (NO) … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Non-Catholic in a confessional… does the Seal apply?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
A person enters the confessional and starts with the usual: “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned…” She recount a sin, and ask for advice about it: what should she have done, what should she do about that sin now that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I teach at an SSPX school?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Minimal background for context: Recently, the SSPX sent out an e-mail looking for teachers for their schools, including one in my area. […]  [S]o even after over 2 years of job hunting, I haven’t been able to get … Continue reading

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28 April – PONTIFICAL TLM at Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

___ Originally Published on: Apr 5, 2018
Do you remember that glorious, traditional Pontifical Mass that was celebrated by Bp Slattery in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC?  His sermon HERE.
Later this April His Excellency Most Rev. Alexander … Continue reading

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Some views from the journey: blue water and water buffalo

Blue water near Naples. Not so shabby.

And then….

We went to visit an organic mozzarella producer.  The buffaloes get massages from gizmos that look like they belong in car washes and they listen to classical music.
The results are extraordinary.  It is … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, dear universe, happy birthday to you!

Fun!
This is from History:
On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of planets.
Kepler was … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confession time frustration

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Hoping you can help me approach this situation correctly in future. Confession at parish is daily from 11:30 to 12 and mass starts at 12:10. Many times I arrive early and there is already a line so I do not make … Continue reading

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Some views from the journey: licorice and vistas

Some of you have been asking for photos of the pilgrimage. Here are some photos. Of course others blame me for posting photos from trips. Sigh.
Anyway, trips don’t always have to include the “standards”. Yawn. For example, we visited in … Continue reading

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25 April – St. Mark and Major Rogation Day

Years ago I heard an old Italian bishop, tired of the yakking inside the meeting of their conference, react to my description of a Corpus Christi procession in the Vatican Gardens and say: “Meno chiacchiere – più processioni. … Less … Continue reading

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A way to undo the knot of Pope Francis’ words about “truth idols”?

The other day – yesterday? the days are a blur as I am on this voyage in S. Italy – I posted on the seriously confusing remarks of the Pope about making “truth idols” along with Fr. Murray’s observations.   … Continue reading

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Know the truth and the truth will make you … an idolator?

My friend Fr Gerald Murray has a very good essay at The Catholic Thing.  He posted it a couple days ago, so you may already have seen it.  It deserves some attention because it touches on something fundamental even to our … Continue reading

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