Category Archives: O’Brian Tags

ASK FATHER: Priest tells woman not to wear veil at Mass

From a reader…
A woman was told by her priest to NOT wear her veil to Mass. It was blessed and so she didn’t know if she was required by obedience to not wear it, or since because it was blessed … Continue reading

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Former Irish President says infant baptism is a form of coersion

Ireland.  The gift that keeps on giving.
I read at the NCRegister that former Irish President Mary McAleese thinks that infant baptism is a violation of human rights.
Baptizing babies, she said, makes “infant conscripts who are held to lifelong obligations of … Continue reading

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Italian Left in a melt-down

Here’s something interesting from Italy.
The Italian Left is having a spittle-flecked nutty about the new coalition government that was formed… admittedly strange.  It’s Italy after all.    Beans is beside himself.
I also saw at the blog of Marco Tosatti and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Egg nog – A holiday treat for all, or only for deaconettes?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What are your thoughts on egg nog? A delicious holiday treat, or a custom befitting female deacons? Is non-alcoholic egg nog truly egg nog (or the other way around)?
These are the important questions, Father.
I am sure you are … Continue reading

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The Church of England… whither? Fr. Z again offers his solution.

The late Fr Richard John Neuhaus once quipped that the purpose of the Anglican Communion was to make irony redundant.
From the Daily Mail:
Church of England chief backs ‘re-christenings’ after sex changes: Officials risk furious backlash by introducing ‘services of welcome’
Church … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a pastor forbid an assistant from using black vestments?

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
Can a Pastor of a parish forbid a Parochial Vicar from wearing a black chasuble at funerals? I just heard of 2 pastors in [a large NE Archdiocese] who have forbidden their traditional-minded parochial vicars from wearing black at … Continue reading

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Among the dumb and evil things on the internet…

I’ve seen some pretty dumb things on the internet.  I’ve seen some pretty evil things on the internet.  I’ve seen things that are both pretty dumb and pretty evil on the internet.
This has to be right up there with the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Of different shades of rose, madder, and debauchery

“Real priests wear rosacea!”
QUAERITUR:
Elsewhere someone asked if there are proper shades of rose, rosacea, for Roman vestments just as there are different shades of violet or purple for Advent and for Lent.  Some say that a bluer purple should be used … Continue reading

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PSA: International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Setting aside all the insignificant stuff, like indissolubility of marriage and Communion, Popes and potential heresy and schism, let’s keep our eyes focused on what really matters.
Today, 19 September, is…
Talk Like A Pirate Day.
If you do nothing else, please use … Continue reading

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How to pray the “Cursing Psalms” against our enemies

Saturdays are my field days.  I field strip my computers (scan, defrag, update etc.), police the Cupboard Under The Stairs, do laundry, try to fill up a garbage bag or two (that’s satisfaction), police both the fridge (especially on a wake-up) and my conscience.  Well, that last … Continue reading

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Must. Have. One.

Here is an example of how we can see something and instantly desire it!
There’s not a moment to lose, for all love!

 
Alas, this person seems to be confused.  I don’t mean the choice of color of car, which I don’t … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to “reclaim” my property for the Lord after a Hindu procession goes by?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Thank you for all of the amazing information you share with us each day on your website. I have learned so much in the past 6 months. I have a question that I would like your advice on:I … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: EXTRA!

Well, I went and did it. Or better yet, they came to me and I did it.
After obtaining my Technician license a couple summers ago, I set myself the goal of upgrading each summer.  Last summer, I obtained the General. … Continue reading

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More on the notion of Deaconettes: the last stitch?

When I am being optimistic, I like to think that His Holiness initiated this deaconess thing so that he can definitively sew the hammock shut navy style with a pair of cannon balls, put the last stitch through its nose (just to … Continue reading

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Atheists sue US House chaplain for not allowing non-prayer “invocation” in the House

From The Catholic League:
Atheists Sue U.S. House Chaplain
May 6, 2016
Bill Donohue comments on an atheist group suing the U.S. House chaplain:
Thursday, May 5, was America’s annual National Day of Prayer. So of course the anti-prayer Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) [These goofs … Continue reading

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