Category Archives: My View

Wherein Fr. Z dies a painful death

He finally killed me off.
At least I had a chance to defend Terra, your planet.
I have been a character in a Sci-Fi series by Chris Kennedy.   HERE  As I wrote before, the series is sort of Galaxy Quest meets The … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Road Trip

I begin a too short road trip today.
First, stop – St. Paul, because I need a hair cut.  Actually, there is a meeting of my literary group.  We are, this time, reading Richard Wilbur.
Then, ….
I like driving trips.  I listen … Continue reading

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Just for nice

I am a little surprised that I haven’t been sent any photos from the Solemn Mass we celebrated at the beautiful St. Martin of Tours in Louisville.
My great thanks to the new Juventutem chapter there and also to the pastor … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Home again, home again

As my time here in Louisville draws to a close, I want to share some shots of the beautiful altar cards we used at the Solemn Mass.

 
The nice lady who makes these and has the little cottage industry SPORCH (sometimes … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Pontifical Edition

I am off again.

However, before dashing to the airport, we had ourselves a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for Our Lady’s Feast.
Before Mass the bishop consented to consecrate a new chalice, which was then used for Holy Mass.

Yes, we need … 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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Sts. Hippolytus, Pontian, Cassian, martyrs (Includes a grisly murder… by children.)

I once wrote something extensive on Pontius and Hippolytus (and Cassian) which I will reproduce here for your convenience (edited):
Today is the commemoration of Sts. Hippolytus and Cassianus (or Cassian), martyrs (13 August). “But, Father! Wait!”, you are sure to being … 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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America Magazine interview with Fr. Z

Today is a great day among Jesuits.
It is the 200th Anniversary of the Restoration of the Society of Jesus.
As you may know, the Society had been, for a while, suppressed.
To mark this day, the Jesuit-run America Magazine has published an interview. … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: JAPANESE!

The other day I reported that I finally had an Tagalog audio recording of the now well-known “Internet Prayer”. HERE At that time I said that I was still waiting for a Japanese version. One of you came … Continue reading

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