Category Archives: “How To…” – Practical Notes

ASK FATHER: Departing priest crooned a show tune at Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
One of our priests is moving on, and yesterday he gave his farewell at Mass.
Instead of a homily, he talked up St. Francis’ contributions to social justice, and about how our faith is represented in the many programs … Continue reading

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“Stand your ground armed with spiritual weapons!”

There is a fine bishop in England, in Shrewsbury (across the river from Liverpool).  His Excellency Most Rev. Mark Davies recently addressed the Faith Movement during their conference.  ZENIT has more.
Young Catholics Urged to Engage in Spiritual Warfare
Bishop Stresses Need … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should I use a chapel veil for a priest friend’s first Mass (TLM)?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father Z, would you help me with an EF etiquette question? I’ll be attending the First Mass of Thanksgiving of a priest friend newly ordained into the Institute of Christ the King. It will, of course, be in … Continue reading

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A sense of the sacred: How to recapture it.

Over at the National Catholic Register Pat Archbold has a good piece for your consideration.  You might point it out to your parish priests.
I’ll give you the intro and then the headlines. You can read the rest there.
7 Things To … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do Catholics have a “right” to sacraments?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Often, I will hear the notion that Catholics have a right to the sacraments based on canon 843.1. However, the Sacrament of Orders is clearly not a right according to paragraph 1578 in the Catechism. What is the … Continue reading

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The knockout game, situational awareness, and you

This story is going around.  That “knockout game” thing is still going on.
I was going to put the video on, but, no… that’s what these barbarians want, isn’t it?
In New York City, a creepy selfish loser sucker-punches a 72-year old … Continue reading

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NYC – Holy Innocents Church hosts prayer rally for Iraqi Christians

I saw this report about a prayer rally for Christians who are being persecuted, who are dying and on the run, in Iraq, murdered and tormented by Islamic terrorists.  HERE
This is what Pope Francis was talking about.  ¡Hagan lío!
Holy Innocents … Continue reading

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UPDPATE ON ACTION ITEM! BOOKS FOR SEMINARIANS

UPDATE 11 Aug pm: 
Okay… it looks as if Amazon found more copies of Turning Toward The Lord.  Now they only cost $96 each!  Thus I am removing it from the list.  We shall have what we have and make do. … Continue reading

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USB sticks can carry a serious security threat

This, via the Beeb. Go there for more and video:
USB ‘critically flawed’ after bug discovery, researchers say
Cyber-security experts have dramatically called into question the safety and security of using USB to connect devices to computers.
Berlin-based researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Liturgical Seasons are upside down, Down Under

From a reader:
G’day Fr,
Your post on the blessing of grapes got me thinking.
Are any provisions available for those in the Southern Hemisphere to transfer seasonal dates for their proper use?
These important Feasts and blessings that the Church makes available to … Continue reading

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