Category Archives: Four Last Things

Memento mori!

Just a reminder to GO TO CONFESSION! Why? You are all going to die one day. I direct this especially at you who dissent from some teaching of the Church: Don’t be on the wrong side of the Church when … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How can I gain a plenary indulgence as fast as I can?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My grandfather just passed away after a long and painful sickness. He received last rites and Viaticum last Monday. How can I gain a plenary indulgence for him as fast as I can? First, my condolences, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Salvation “outside” the Church

From a reader… QUAERITUR: To begin, I want to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog – Thank you. I have always struggled with the teaching of “Extra ecclesiam nulla salus”. Is this doctrinal? My thoughts always … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do the devout have the hardest deaths?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have been unsettled by remarks of a Dr Martin Scurr (Daily Mail 27 Jan 2015) who some years ago served the Jesuits at their HQ in Mayfair and religious attached to Westminster Cathedral. “I always … Continue reading

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Have Catholic Democrats heard Pope Francis’ denunciation of same-sex stuff?

From American Thinker: Dogs and gays: Pope Francis and Catholic Democrats By Robert Klein Engler Has anyone besides a few pundits found it odd that many Catholic Democrats have spent more time worrying about dogs going to heaven than they … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 21: The state of mortal sin

UPDATED Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast – today for Saturday of the 3rd Week of Advent – to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord.  We are in that final stretch of Advent … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Will I have my pets again in heaven?

QUAERITUR: People have been asking me: Are there animal in heaven?  Will I have my pets in heaven? This has probably been stirred up by something Pope Francis reputedly said recently in the press  (as it turns out, it was false … Continue reading

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MADISON All Souls Evening – Pontifical Requiem at the Throne

It is All Souls and we are getting ready for a Pontifical Requiem at the Throne, tonight at 7 pm at the Bishop O’Connor Center in Madison, WI. His Excellency Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino will be the celebrant. The … Continue reading

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Coming to a neighborhood near you?

It is hard to imagine that we live in a world in which this is possible, but we do. I think everyone should take a time each day not only to make a good examination of conscience, but also to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is a priest necessary for a burial?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When my Dad died in August we had his funeral mass. He requested cremation and he was cremated following the funeral mass. With the process of interment in a national cemetery (he had served in the … Continue reading

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