Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

MIAMI: TLMs bringing in young people

A reader alerted me to coverage of a TLM in Miami in which the local Juventutem chapter is involved.
With Ancient Language, Catholic Mass Draws Young Parishioners
Roman Catholic Mass was at one time universally celebrated in Latin, the ancient Roman language.
After … Continue reading

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Five Cardinals Book™ will defend marriage in several more languages!

Friends, the controversy isn’t over yet.  It is only beginning.
So, I am happy to report that The Five Cardinals Book™,  Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church, which helped to turn the tide during the … Continue reading

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Days after 2014 Synod closes, CDF responds to question on absolution for civilly remarried

UPDATED: 14 Nov:  ORIGINAL Published on: Nov 13, 2014
At the French language site L’Homme Nouveau there is an interesting post about a question a priest posed to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.  He asked the Congregation:
«Un confesseur peut-il donner … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Tactical Clerics

Speaking of clerical garb, I am, oddly enough, fairly often asked about my black clerical shirts.
I have adapted some 5.11 Tactical shirts, both ripstop and cotton, and both short and long sleeved, into 5.11 Tactical clerical shirts.

Here’s the deal.
Years ago … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sick at home in bed movie list

From a reader:
QUAERITUR:
I am home sick with bronchitis and have been passing the day away sleeping and watching movies, which got me thinking when I visited your blog. If you had a top 10 movie list of your favorite movies … Continue reading

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RNS smear of Card. Burke

Liberal Religion News Service is less and less careful to pretended objectivity when it comes to coverage of Catholic matters.  Crux, by the way, took what follows lock and stock.
Watch how they paint him, smear, with words and premises which you … Continue reading

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A 5-year old shows us how it’s done

For those snobby dopes out there who think Joe and Mary Bagofdoughnuts in the pews are too stoopid to handle Latin or that hearing some chant is toooo haaaard.
Here is a 5 year old singing the common Christian table prayer … Continue reading

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For love of the Eucharist, civilly married couple abstained from sex

We are not brute beasts.
It seems to me that much of the debate about Communion for the divorced and remarried, and about homosexuals, is founded on the false premise that people simply cannot not have sex, as much as they … Continue reading

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MANHATTAN: Holy Innocents SAVED! What happened? And: 40 HOURS DEVOTION

Holy Innocents in Manhattan, NYC, is about to begin, on Friday, their Forty Hours Devotion!  More on that, below.  
First, some comments.
During the last few days since the decision about the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan was made … Continue reading

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D. Oakland, Bp. Barber: Novus Ordo Requiem, Latin, Black Vestments, Faure

The use of Latin in our liturgical worship must not be limited to the Usus Antiquior of the Roman Rite.  Latin is the language if the Latin Church.  That means Extraordinary and Ordinary Form alike.
For this reason I object to the … Continue reading

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