Category Archives: My View

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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INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: Tagalog AUDIO added (Klingon on the way)

I am delighted to report that a reader sent me a recording of the now well-known “Internet Prayer” in Tagalog.
It makes my day when I get recordings of native speakers reading this prayer.  It really makes my day when I … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: 77 square mile edition

The zoo like boarding process is underway.

And so I settle in for a few (hopefully) boring hours to my connecting flight.

I am reading American Sniper on this leg.
It was a great conference experience. I met lots of great new … Continue reading

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Napa Institute: Day 3

Last evening ended by talking long into the night over cigars and adult beverages.

With the morning we are back at it. I had a chance to break the fast this morning with Bp. Michael Barber of Oakland. He has a … Continue reading

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