Category Archives: Linking Back

Wherein Card. Burke clarifies what reasonable people already knew.

My post and comments about what Card. Burke said in a French TV interview received some vigorous responses, some which I declined to post.  His Eminence responded to a hypothetical question … always a little dangerous … about what he might do were … Continue reading

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Audio Books, Red Shirts, and You

In addition to using my Kindle, and using regular books, I also listen to a lot of audio books as I drive or travel or putter about doing chores drinking Mystic Monk Coffee.   I’ve found audible.com has a great … Continue reading

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3 Feb: St. Blaise and the blessing of candles and of throats

I have posted this in the past, but there are many newcomers to the blog who may find this useful. Every time I get my throat blessed on St. Blaise Day, I get a sore throat or bronchitis.  As a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What sort of candles can be blessed at Candlemas?

Here is an oldie question from a reader… QUAERITUR: If I bring personal candles to the EF mass on Candlemass, must they be made of beeswax? Can they be entirely made of non-beeswax (paraffin)? Not sure if the old regulations … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter

This is the Eve of St. Agnes and, therefore, time once again for a PODCAzT I made a while back.  HERE I, fan of poetry that I am, read out Keat’s poem, 42 Spencerian stanzas.  It is torrid and lush, with … Continue reading

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“The sobs of that appalling infancy cleanse me, those tears wash away my sins.”

From my old Patristic Rosary Project: We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the: 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity Christ came into the world in “the fullness of time” (Gal 4:4). His First Coming was foreseen from all eternity … Continue reading

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Card. Burke’s kindness

Do you recall that, last year, Card. Burke consoled a little boy who was crying because he couldn’t yet receive Communion?  HERE This is somewhat beyond the ken of most catholics, I believe.  They might console a Questioning-status minor not yet … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Fulfilling the Mass Requirement for December 8 2014

In these USA Monday, 8 December, is a Holy Day of Obligation because Our Lady under the title of Immaculate Conception is the Patroness of our nation. So, several readers have asked about fulfilling the Mass obligation.  Here’s is one: … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Support Our Lady of Hope Clinic!

I have an ACTION ITEM for you good readers. You have been generous to causes I have mentioned in the past.  Sometimes people have a hard time finding causes to support.  This is one of them that I admire. RIGHT NOW… … Continue reading

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Have yourself a tactical little Christmas!

The other day when I posted about how to make my “Tactical Clerical Shirts“, I also shared something a reader sent, about the “Tactical Christmas Stocking”. I am not making this up – a black tactical Christmas stocking! $7.50 I now … Continue reading

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