Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

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

FacebookEmailPinterestGoogle GmailShare/Bookmark
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Just Too Cool, Lighter fare | Tagged , , , | 27 Comments

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

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Hard-Identity Catholicism, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 31 Comments

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

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Be The Maquis, Brick by Brick, I'm just askin'..., ¡Hagan lío! | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, Fr. Z KUDOS, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, New Evangelization | Tagged , , , , , | 22 Comments

New norms for the resignations of bishops

My spidey-sense has been tingling for a while now.  Given recent events and developments (e.g., the havoc of the latest Synod and the surprise outcomes) I have suspected that perhaps a few bishops in different regions around the world might … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Pope Francis, The Drill | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

ASK FATHER: Hand positions during Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
How should a layman position his hands when praying the Mass?
It might come as a surprise that, for centuries, there were scant rubrical directions for the posture of the faithful at Holy Mass.
Unlike the minute detail for the … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Self-absorbed Promethean Neopelagians | Tagged | 37 Comments

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 music will … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Brick by Brick, De Novissimis: Four Last Things, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | 44 Comments

The lesson of Thrasybulus

As I contemplate certain things going on in the Church right now, I am reminded of Thrasybulus of Miletus.
The story of Thrasybulus is in Book V of Herodotus’ Histories.  A messenger from Periander, a 7th c. BC tyrant of Corinth, asks Thrasybulus, tyrant of Miletus, … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Olympian Middle | Tagged , , | 34 Comments

ACTION ITEM! All Souls’ Day Indulgences.

From the Handbook of Indulgences
Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day
A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted to the Christian faithful who devoutly visit a church or an oratory … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ACTION ITEM!, GO TO CONFESSION, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , , , | 41 Comments

ASK FATHER: Donations for confessions

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
In NYC St Francis of Assisi on 10/28/14 I went to confession. In the middle of the area that one waits on line for confession is a solid-metal 3-ft high donation box with the laminated sign that requests donations in “gratitude … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, GO TO CONFESSION, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments