Category Archives: Four Last Things

“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell….”

I was alerted to this tweet by His Eminence Oscar Card. Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  Caveat:  One has to wonder if this is truly His Eminence’s account or if it is someone else’s. A screenshot of the tweet. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Viaticum and how many we can receive Communion in a day

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I understand that we can receive Holy Communion twice a day, but the second reception must be made at Mass. Can. 917 says this “without prejudice to Can. 921, §2.” I’ve read that this is understood … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Gregorian Masses

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I was in Fatima earlier this month and in the office to request Masses be offered for pilgrim’s intentions, I noticed a sign that said the stipend for a standard Mass stipend is 10 Euros but … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point you gleaned from the sermon you heard as you fulfilled your Sunday obligation? Let us know. Meanwhile… for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost… whether there are good points in it or not…

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ASK FATHER: Viewing of bodies in church in front of Blessed Sacrament

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering on how the practice of having viewings before a funeral Mass in Church began? It seems that this practice is becoming more and more common. It seems to me that church viewings are inappropriate because … Continue reading

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The upcoming “environment” encyclical, “human ecology”, and the everlasting pains of Hell

Some say that the Pope’s next encyclical – on the “environment” – will be called “Laudato sii“.  Some say that that’s Latin.   No.  It isn’t.  It’s the 13th Umbrian which St. Francis of Assisi would have known and in which … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to assassins: Make sure it doesn’t hurt because “I’m a wimp”

From the Daily Mail: Pope Francis says he accepts he may be assassinated – but asks God to make sure it doesn’t hurt because he is ‘a real wimp’ Pope Francis has said he has accepted that he may be … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hope for heaven for non-Catholic relatives

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When I converted at Easter 2001 from an Baptist background it seemed that the Catechism of the Catholic Church implied that there was hope for Protestant salvation. Now that I have been drawn to the Traditional Latin … Continue reading

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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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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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