Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

Why can 5th graders figure out what many priests don’t?

From a reader:
I am one of two Altar Boy Deans in charge of my parish’s 112 Altar boys.
Yesterday I was assisting our Altar boy director in training new recruits to the program (5th graders). He had asked me to show … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to record SSPX sacraments in regular sacramental registers?

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
We have a woman who was baptized in an SSPX Parish [not a parish... just some sort of chapel]. She attends Mass there. She recognizes that the SSPX lacks the jurisdiction for a Catholic Marriage. [Exactly, they don’t … Continue reading

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Good question: When you change language, do you change belief?

The short answer is “yes”.
We know that when you change liturgical texts, you change the belief of the people.  It takes a while, but it happens.  You know the adage “lex orandi lex credendi“.
So, Edward Pentin has a piece today … Continue reading

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Concrete suggestions for the Synod of Bishops

The issue of Communion for those in irregular marriages, and for other sinners as well, is not to be quickly solved.  Rushing to amend the annulment process seems to me a bad idea.
However, there are a couple things that Bishops, … Continue reading

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2015 Guide to Catholic colleges and universities

The world keeps on turning, even though an Extraordinary Synod is going on, and some of you readers out there are dealing with things that actually matter to you here and now.
Some of you are trying to figure out which … Continue reading

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“Five Cardinals Book” in defense of marriage, tradition – Remaining in the Truth of Christ

UPDATE 10 Oct: Amazon seems to be selling out as fast as they are stocking. 
HOWEVER, the good news is that the book is available for KINDLE (USA) for $12.86, which is much less than the paperback. HERE  It was $9.99.   … Continue reading

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Liberals and the exercise of authority

When liberals, dissidents, progressivists, whatever, sense that things are not going their way, they rise up against the exercise of authority by the hierarchy.  ”The institutional church is repressing the prophetic spirit-filled people!”, they cry.
When liberals (see above) sense that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can bishop/rector forbid seminarians from attending Extraordinary Form?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can a bishop in a diocese forbid seminarians from attending the extraordinary form of the Mass?
This is happening in the ___ diocese. My friend who just entered this seminary informed me of this when I invited him to … Continue reading

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LESSONS FOR SYNOD WATCHERS

Here is a reminder about how men take care of differences.
Watch to the end, it is only about 1:30. The impatient can go to about 1:00.

Yep. This is about right. Let’s have the fight.
And for those who don’t know … Continue reading

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SAN DIEGO: Brick by Brick with Latin Novus Ordo with Spanish speakers

I recently posted about the good news in the Diocese of Raleigh where, in Dunn, NC, at Sacred Heart Church there are now Masses in the Extraordinary Form celebrated with Spanish re-readings and sermon.  HERE
For your Brick by Brick … Continue reading

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