Daily Archives: 16 September 2018

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass to fulfill your Sunday Obligation? Let us know. Today, I was struck by the collect and I put aside what I had prepared, for the most … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 17th Sunday after Pentecost: diabolical contagion

Is this prayer appropriate today or what?!? I used it as a starting point for my sermon today. This Sunday’s Collect prayer – in the Extraordinary Form: Da, quaesumus, Domine, populo tuo diabolica vitare contagia: et te solum Deum pura mente sectari. The … Continue reading

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We are all, I think, striving to understand how we got to the point where we are.

Sunlight and fire are both effective in purifying. In the wake of The Viganò Testimony and in accord with what Francis said on the airplane, we need to get to the bottom of things, investigate, open the dark places up for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What should we do for Ember Days?

Some (enlightened) bishops have asked the faithful in their dioceses to observe the traditional Ember Days as times of penance in reparation for sins. From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Fr Z, I wish you would do a “how to” post … Continue reading

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UPDATED – ACTION ITEM! 10 year old’s fundraiser for a Pregnancy Care Center

UPDATE 16 SEPT: Go to the bottom of the post for the RESULTS! Originally Published on: Sep 13, 2018 Everyone, here is a good news note! I received this message from a 10 year old which was forwarded by his mother.  Xavier … Continue reading

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Posted in ACTION ITEM!, Emanations from Penumbras, Just Too Cool, The Campus Telephone Pole, The future and our choices | Tagged | 12 Comments