Category Archives: Non Nobis and Te Deum

In the wake of the big storms: Prayers of THANKSGIVING!

In the wake of hurricane IRMA, many have written to say that they are well.
My mother and her friends are fine.
I advocated prayers before the storm.
Now I recommend prayers of thanksgiving after the storm.
From a priest…
I am a priest in Wauchula Florida. I saw … Continue reading

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Of this and that

I am packing for my flight to Italy tomorrow.  I’m pretty sure that my flights won’t be affected by nasty weather.
Speaking of nasty weather, this morning I had a call from my mother in Florida, right on the coast where the eye-wall … Continue reading

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Congratulations to a long-time participant and commentator for his ORDINATION!

Today in the Diocese of Marquette the local bishop is ordaining transitional deacons including a long-time participant here and frequent commentator, now Rev. Mr. Tim Ferguson!
You know him also at the Official Parodohymnodist of this blog, famous for the lyrics … Continue reading

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MANHATTAN, NYC: Holy Innocents to remain open!

Today’s Hell’s Bible has a story about the decisions Card. Dolan made about parishes that were under consideration for closure or merger.
It seems that Holy Innocents, the only parish in Manhattan to have the Extraordinary Form every day of the … Continue reading

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Archbp. Sample consecrated Portland to Our Lady

What did I write the other day?
With the rapid degradation of morals, the overturning of common sense and natural law, and the dissolution of civil rule of law in these USA we are seeing – and this is not a … Continue reading

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Ready for the Triduum?

A wonderful place to reflect on the mysteries of Holy Week is in a gallery of a great museum with sacred art, especially with the Office ringing changes in your ears.
At the Met.

Detail of an Ecce Homo by Alessandro Magnasco … Continue reading

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Quilisma by Quilisma! ROME: A Masters Degree in Gregorian Chant!

Who’da thunk it?
Sant’Anselmo, the Roman liturgical institute (which hasn’t always been a bastion of tradition), is going to offer a Masters degree in GREGORIAN CHANT.
From CNA:
Rome university launches course on liturgical music
By Estefania Aguirre
Rome, Italy, May 20, 2013 / 09:34 … Continue reading

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Seminarian with brain tumor – good news!

From time to time I have asked you to pray for a seminarian, Philip Gerard Johnson, who has had an inoperable tumor in his brain.
Here is an update:
Medical Update
Thanks for everyone’s prayers during my doctor visit on Thursday. Since I stopped … Continue reading

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Transalpine Redemptorists at long last established as an Institute of Diocesan Right

I am delighted to report – along with everyone else under the sun – that the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer – known as the Transalpine Redemptorist – have at long last been established officially as a Religious Institute of Diocesan … Continue reading

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NYC: A newly ordained priest’s First Mass – Extraordinary Form Solemn Mass

I wanted to share some great liturgical eye-candy of a happy event involving some of my friends in New York City.
Fr. Patrick D’Arcy, a brand new priest for the Archdiocese of New York celebrated his First Holy Mass in the … Continue reading

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LCWR having a bad day. Vatican Names Archbishop Delegate to continue watching LCWR and Network

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It is a bad day for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR… subsidiary of The Magisterium of Nuns).
If the SSPX gets chilled Veuve, this one might get … dunno… a big chocolate cake?
Popcorn?
I save … Continue reading

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Possible miracle through intercession of a former Nazi camp military chaplain

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If you don’t pray for miracles, you won’t receive them.
From time to time God intervenes in the natural course of things to change that course, not in a way that is contrary to nature’s laws, … Continue reading

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The Mercy of God: A truth for some uncomfortable, even offensive.

There is no sin so horrible that we little mortals can commit which our infinite and willing God will not forgive, provided we truly repent and seek forgiveness.
The ordinary means of God definitively extending His mercy to us in a … Continue reading

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Victorious couple pleases God and the holy angels and saints by returning to confession!

From a reader:
Dear Father,
Through your influence both my husband and I went to confession today. First time in 19 years for me, 24 years for him. It was AMAZING. We had to do some searching to find somewhere with a traditional booth (we … Continue reading

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A reader returns to confession after 15 years

From a reader:
Your discussions of Confession helped me go to Confession for the
first time in 15 years. It was a wonderful experience. I did memorize
the Act of Contrition but I stumbled over it. Father helped me through
it – what a … Continue reading

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