Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

FOLLOW UP: Religious Freedom under attack in the US Senate – FAIL

The other day I urged you, in unity with the USCCB, to contact your Senator’s offices and express your opposition to the passing of S. 2578, the ‘Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014’. This would have gravely … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “The Body of ‘grace’”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am distressed. I went to mass today and received, as the priest said over and over, “the body of grace.” Don’t get me wrong, I love grace, but I was expecting the body of Christ. Is this … Continue reading

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October Rome Pilgrimage – Summorum Pontificum

John Sonnen, who is from my native place, lived in Rome for a long time and was a tour guide there.  He is also staunchly traditional.  He now has a tour company that will be doing a pilgrimage to Rome … Continue reading

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Advice from a priest: use protection!

I am sure you remember my scare-warnings that, ”It doesn’t happen to you, until it does!”
One of the things you need to plan for is the protection of your electronic stuff, which we rely on a lot and often spend a … Continue reading

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No, this isn’t a war zone.

I saw a piece at the Daily Mail with beautifully horrible photos of wrecked and run-down church in Philadelphia.   HERE
Here is one of them.
No, this isn’t a war zone (technically, at least).

First, Our Lord promised that, in the end, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Forms of 1st blessings by new priests

I’ve had a couple emails lately with questions about forms or texts of blessings by priests.  ’Tis the season: new priests are darting about, leaving whiffs of still-fresh chrism in their wakes, imparting “first blessings”.  As it turns out, I … Continue reading

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Seal of Confession under attack by Louisiana Supreme Court

I have read with concern and anger that a court in Louisiana has ruled that a priest of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, who had heard the confession of a minor concerning abuse by an adult, can be compelled to … Continue reading

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High School blocks “conservative” sites (Vatican, GOP, NRA) but allows “liberal” (Dems, PParenthood)

What is going on in the school where you send your children?
This is, at the same time, appalling and not in the least surprising.
From The Blaze:
High School Student Says He Uncovered Something ‘Appalling’ When He Tried to Access NRA Website, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER & POLL: Sign of Peace at Mass. Not good. What to do?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, I notice that at daily mass or where the mass is sparsely attended parishioners will wave to each other from across the church.
Is there a better way to handle this situation?
Sure there is!  How about not do … Continue reading

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A follow up on the MOOS for the ordination of women

You will recall that our old pal Phyllis Zagano, a writer for the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap), promoted her MOOS for the ordination of women.
MOOS means, I understand, a “Massive Online Open Seminar”.  It seems it was not entirely … Continue reading

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