Category Archives: Four Last Things

“Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times.”

From Matins today: Lesson from the second letter of St. Paul the Apostle to Timothy (2 Tim 3:1-5) Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times. Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 170: Card. Müller – Manifesto of Faith: “Let not your heart be troubled!”

Gerhald Ludwig Card. Müller, former Prefect of the CDF, has issued a “Manifesto of Faith”.  It has a title reference of “Let not your heart be troubled!” (John 14:1). You can get the text HERE. The idea clearly is that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confession before suicide

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I haven’t been to confession in a long time, and I’d like to go soon. But I’ve also been very depressed and considering suicide. So I feel like one of my motivations to go would be to prepare … Continue reading

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Priest preaches at funeral, world falls on his head – UPDATE – HOMILY TEXT

UPDATE 17 Dec 2018: Canonist Ed Peters has a post about the text of the sermon that Fr. LaCuesta gave at the funeral for the young man who committed suicide. The family fueled the usual hyped-up MSM faux reporting.  (NYT … … Continue reading

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Holy Face of Manoppello, Sankt Gallen, “designer babies”

At LifeSite there is an engaging article/interview with an expert, Paul Badde, who has written about the image of the Holy Face kept at Manoppello, Italy.  They touch on the role this image might have played in the thwarting of … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 2018 06: Our Lord will appear in His humanity so that He can be seen by the just and the wicked

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is ADVENTCAzT 06, for Friday of the 1st Week of Advent. … Continue reading

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The Exequies for @BishopMorlino in @MadisonDiocese

Last night I attended a Vespers service held to pray for the soul of Bp. Morlino. A former Vicar General of Madison, now Bp. of Sioux Falls, Most Rev. Paul J. Swain presided and preached. There were many people whom … Continue reading

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Strange Signs, the End Times and YOU

What times we are seeing. Benedict abdicated and lightning struck the dome of St. Peter’s. A Jesuit is elected.  A Jesuit, who trashes the symbols of office and sows confusion. Catholics vote for pro-abortion politicians. Total eclipses draw an X over … Continue reading

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Did you mention “catafalques”?

The other day I answered a reader’s question about Requiem Masses with absolution of the catafalque. Here are a three examples of of catafalques, which substitute for the the presence of the body of the deceased. This is the TMSM’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What is All Souls Mass “with a Catafalque”?

First of all, don’t forget to get those indulgences!  HERE Today is the Commemoration of All Souls, meaning, our liturgical remembrance of those souls now in the purifying state of Purgatory. Prayer for the dead is a work of mercy.  You … Continue reading

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Requests for GREGORIAN MASSES and priests who can say them

Sometimes when I post this, people send emails about various places that take Gregorian Masses.  That’s not what this post is for. ___ People sometimes write to me to request Gregorian Masses (i.e., the same Mass intention for 30 straight, uninterrupted … Continue reading

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YOU are other people.  It’s always someone else… until it’s YOU.

Last night I watched the news for the first time in a few days. One guy in North Carolina, who lost everything because of Florence, said that he’d seen things like this on TV but he never thought it would … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are we are in the End Times?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Okay, I know that this is may be “edgy” given the fact it deals with prophesy, so hoping you can pull me back from the ledge. Am I crazy to think that Heaven is literally SCREAMING … Continue reading

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Concerning overly sweet cookies

I start with a photo of cookies. They weren’t very good cookies; waaaay too sweet.  I don’t have much of a sweet tooth.  In general the sweet and, in other matters, the sentimental aren’t my first choice.  Never have been.  … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Cremains in funeral Mass, Traditional Requiem

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Thank you for all that you do and say, on this blog and beyond. Here is my question: Since cremation is permitted, what would be the ritual for cremains if the funeral mass were an EF … Continue reading

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