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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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More queer Jesuit antics

Via California Catholic Daily: New Santa Clara theology dean opened IgnatianQ Conference [?!? – This must be part of the nether-side of the rock movement to “queer” theology.  No, really.] On March 24, CalCatholic published a press release from the Jesuit Santa Clara University announcing … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump and Physicking the Body Politic

I saw something today which reminded me of Dr. Stephen Maturin in the Patrick O’Brian novels. He dosed and physicked the sailors and officers with black draught and blue pill… which have, how to say, laxative effects.   He made his concoctions truly … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Ordinary Form Edition

I am in my chilly native place at the moment.  Tomorrow, I’ll have the 10 AM Mass at my home parish, St. Agnes in St. Paul, where I have not been for a long while… too long.  The music is … Continue reading

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Reason #218994 for Summorum Pontificum – UPDATED

UPDATE 29 Dec: It seems that the priest involved has been involved with his diocese in this matter HERE. There is also an article in a local paper which explains the fallout. HERE In short, Father is sorry that he … Continue reading

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Reason #8573 for Summorum Pontificum

A priest friend sent a video of a Portuguese priest, Fr. José Cruz in Moita dos Ferreiros from Easter 2014. I can imagine statues of Our Lady of Fatima weeping at the sight of this. Enjoy more of Cruz HERE.

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