Daily Archives: 27 September 2019

Francis on ice hockey… yes, ice hockey

As a Minnesota kid I skated and played hockey.  Hockey is in the family. Hence, when I saw that Francis addressed himself to the International Ice Hockey Federation (they gave him a uniform sweater with a Roman numeral – you … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are permanent deacons necessary?

From a permanent deacon… QUAERITUR: What is your take on the state of the permanent diaconate? Permanent deacons don’t seem to have a “home” in the Church. Many in the traditional community bemoan permanent deacons as a Vatican II oddity, … Continue reading

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A note to benefactors

It has been a rocky few weeks.  But, in a few days, I’ll be on my way to Rome (via Brooklyn) for the better part of the month. There’s a lot going on during October, for sure.  John Henry Newman … Continue reading

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A young priest learns he was lied to about the Traditional Mass

Invariably, priests who learn the Extraordinary (because it’s great, not because supposed to be rare) experience a shift in their understanding of Holy Mass and their position as priest/victim at the altar. Here is a blurb I picked up from Messa … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! SATURNOS FOR CLERICS!

By now most of you know about the Biretta for Seminarians Project. You – seminarians and lay people – contact John Hastreiter in church goods at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul – 651-209-1951 Ext-331. Seminarians: give name, address, HAT SIZE and John will put you … Continue reading

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