Daily Archives: 17 March 2019

“You just want the 1950’s back!”

One of the things that the goulish faculty of my hellish US seminary hissed at me in my re-education sessions during my second awful year when I was under super double-top secret probation, was “You just want the 1950’s back!” … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How can eating desserts during Lent be fasting? Would Jesus eat desserts?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father Z in the tradition of the Church could one have two small meals and for your full meal have a full meal including dessert? Should we not have a spirit of penance? How can fasting … Continue reading

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News from the great Benedictines at Norcia: building, dogs, liturgy, beer

In my email I found something from the great Benedictines at Norcia. I’ll “Rosica” it by cutting and pasting… but no, I told you where it is from.  Darn.    Anyway, the formatting remains messy. Remember: BEER!   Buy Beer … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A question about a marriage situation (not mine)

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question about a marriage situation (not mine). If a marriage was valid, is it enough to resolve the state of sin of the re-“married” party(s) to simply abstain from sex without leaving the “second spouse?” Especially … Continue reading

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How to spot a good preacher

I picked this up from a tweet by a classicist.  It applies well to preaching.   Since it’s Sunday and you all had to sit and listen … and some of you had to stand and preach… [200] itaque intellegens … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know!

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CNA Exposé: Archbp. Francis Chullikatt, Holy See’s former Observer at the UN

A long and disappointing read is available at CNA about Archbishop Francis Chullikatt the Holy See’s unfortunate former permanent observer to the UN , apparently a “nasty little man”.   It’s hard to imagine – or maybe it isn’t – … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Breastplate: Armor for our time

During these dark days, we can benefit from the use of this prayer, called the Breastplate, or Loríca of St. Patrick, “The Cry of the Deer” (Latin Lorica is pronounced lo-REE-ka).  It is said that St. Patrick (+461) sang this when an … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 – 12 – 2nd Sunday of Lent: God is more lenient than you

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is the 2nd Sunday of Lent.     Martin Mosebach explains more about kneeling.  Mosebach’s book The … Continue reading

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