Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

CQ CQ CQ This is Whiskey Delta Tango Papa Romeo Sierra calling… ECHOLINK

Or I should say this is Kilo Charlie Niner Zulu Juliette November
This morning I chatted briefly with one of the congregants after Mass who is also a frequent commentator here and who is also a HAM radio operator.  Our chat … Continue reading

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New cybersecurity breach: 1.2B usernames and passwords

I read this at FNC:
‘Staggering’ data breach of 1.2B usernames and passwords could worsen
The massive data breach revealed this week could be even worse than initially feared, warns a cybersecurity expert.
Citing records discovered by security specialist Hold Security, The New … Continue reading

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D. Brooklyn – New Co-Cathedral

There is an interesting piece at Hell’s Bible today about the Diocese of Brooklyn’s new Co-Cathedral, “the enormous, 102-year-old Church of St. Joseph on Pacific Street in Prospect Heights”.
I have visited too few churches in Brooklyn, but the next time … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Feast of the Transfiguration – special blessing of grapes

Go buy some grapes and take them to the priest  for the Feast of the Transfiguration (tomorrow, 6 August), with a page from the Rituale Romanum (go to p. 345 – Benedictio uvarum), or cut and paste the English text … Continue reading

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Dublin’s Archbp. Martin criticizes young traditional priests

Across the pond at RU-486 (aka The Pill aka The Tablet), we find this:
‘Conformist’ younger clergy wary of Francis – Dublin archbishop
Pope Francis’ courage is causing disquiet among those with “a very conformist and closed Catholicism” the Archbishop of Dublin … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “Ten Commandments of Reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament”

An old friend of mine, Msgr. Charles Mangan noticed my answer about safeguarding the Blessed Sacrament and sent me this to share with you.
“Ten Commandments of Reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament”
Monsignor Charles M. Mangan
1. Attend Holy Mass on Sundays … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Parish priest doesn’t guard Eucharist from profanation. What to do?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Dear Father, I serve regularly at a large shrine which attracts vast numbers of non Catholics. Several of us have to be ‘on guard’ on Sundays to ensure that (mostly Hindu) friends of Catholics or just visitors don’t … Continue reading

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TOLEDO Bad Water Emergency. Semper simus parati!

Every once in a while I get snippy snarky notes from people asking why item A or B is on my wish list. “Why do you have solar panels?… rifle slings? … water purifiers on your list?”
HA!  Semper paratus.
“There he … Continue reading

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Prayers against a Black Mass

As you may have heard, some nitwits have scheduled use of a public venue in Oklahoma City for the purpose of a Satanic Black Mass.  It is unclear if they have a consecrated Host.
This is, I think, mostly a sophomoric … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest hears confession of person with impediment to marry…

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Around the lunch table a few days ago, myself and a few brother seminarians raised this question:
If a priest hears the confessions of a couple to be married the day before the marriage, and one of them has … Continue reading

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