Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

When inculturation is wrong: “whoring after ephemeral relevance, a prostitution to the present age”

Over at Corpus Christi Watershed there is a good piece by Prof. Peter Kwasniewski of Wyoming Catholic College about inculturation.
Inculturation is unavoidable.  Inculturation has given us magnificent benefits.  If you want a good example of great inculturation try: Baroque.
But inculturation … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Baptizing aliens who burst into flames from water. No. Really.

From a reader (who has sent queries before about a writing project):
I’m sorry if I’m been annoying at all in the past. But I have another question this one is for a writing project that might never get off the ground, … Continue reading

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Give a little thought to the “what ifs”.

I write once in a while about being prepared for emergencies.  You never know when something is going to happen and you will need to scramble to protect your family and friends.  We all have an obligation to be prepared … Continue reading

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VIDEO: TLM at “Dome of Home”

Have you seen yet the new video about the Traditional Latin Mass? Beautifully done.
The history of the church is interesting. What I find inspiring is the fact that, when people want to do something enough they can get … Continue reading

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OKLAHOMA CITY: Reparation, adoration of Christ VICTOR after sacrilege, blasphemy, evil

The other day some nitwits did something like a satanic “black mass” in city government facility of Oklahoma City.  You know the controversy, so I won’t go over it here.
I hope that the local Archbishop, Most Reverend Paul Coakley, will … Continue reading

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¡Hagan lío! TLM now more than ever!

In the midst of disorienting news, here is orienting news.
I saw this on the Twitter feed of Fr. Nathan Siray, @frnathansiray:

“First of many…”.  It warms the cockles of my beady-black heart.
Fr. Z kudos.
Fathers, we are living in interesting times.  The … Continue reading

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HAM RADIO stuff again: Echolink QSL request by RADIOGRAM.

I’ll put on my Ham hat for a moment to share some news and ask advice from my virtual Elmers.
I posted a while back about Echolink HERE and HERE.  Alas, we haven’t done anything with this yet.  Should we schedule … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is it wrong to use Holy Water to bless my unbaptized children?

From a Protestant, catechumen…
QUAERITUR:
My husband and I are Protestant Christians, both baptized. We have three young children, all under the age of 5, and none of them are baptized. We are beginning RCIA and have been regularly attending a Catholic … Continue reading

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Where are the September Ember Days? (And some other fascinating stuff!)

In the Roman tradition we observe the Ember Days four times a year, around the changes of the seasons, during Lent, at Pentecost, and close to St. Lucy’s Day and Exaltation of the Cross (“Lenty, Penty, Crucy, Lucy”).  These days … Continue reading

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Emergency Contact, Medical Information and YOU!

Sometimes I post about preparing for emergencies or disasters.  For example, I’ll mention things as practical as having an Uninterreptable Power Source (UPS) for your important electronic equipment. I like APC products the best, reliable and great customer service. I’ll … Continue reading

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