Category Archives: POLLS

Informal but interesting

BURNING QUESTION REVISITED – The true plural of “Gin and Tonic” – POLL

In the Christmas number of the UK’s (and now USA’s) best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a lighthearted feature in which notables are asked about “the perfect Catholic cocktail”.   I sense that they didn’t ask me because my opinion … Continue reading

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POLL: Gaudete Rose Vestments and Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard as you fulfilled your Gaudete Sunday Mass obligation? Let us know. Meanwhile, lets have a poll. Choose your best answer. Add interesting and thoughtful comments.  Anyone can participate in the poll, but … Continue reading

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What to do with former-Card. McCarrick’s galero in the @WashArchdiocese Cathedral

When a Pope names Cardinals they “get the red hat”.  These days the “red hat” is a Roman biretta in the cardinalatial red, porpora sacra.   However, as old paintings and present ecclesiastical coats-of-arms demonstrate, the old red hat was the great … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z channels his inner nerd – POLL

UPDATE 7 Sept I am watching the third day of hearings for SCOTUS nominee Judge Kavanaugh.  Today there are panels, with members pro and con his approval by the Senate.  I thought that the previous two days were going to … Continue reading

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22 July: Mary Magdalene and the Creed at Mass – POLL!

At NLM there is a really good post by Greg DiPippo about the roller coaster history of the liturgical observance of the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene. You might recall that in 2016 Pope Francis made her day – in … Continue reading

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Priest suspended for rapping during Mass. POLLS!

It has been said that rap does for music, what B&D does for romance. That said, there is a story at Daily Nation that a priest was suspended for rapping the during sacred liturgical worship. Father Paul Ogalo of St. … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Corpus Christi and POLL

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation?  Let us know! Many people will have celebrated Corpus Christi today (even though it was, properly, last Thursday).    Others may … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do I have to say “Amen” for weird Prayers of the Faithful at Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Are we required to join in the prayers of the faithful at Mass? Sometimes these can be excruciatingly political and occasionally downright wrong. For instance, on the recent solemnity of Our Lady Help of Christians (I’m … Continue reading

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Gallup Poll points to future demographic disaster. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

We are wobbling on the edge of a point where two demographic cliff faces converge. First, there is in most dioceses a clamant, ongoing loss in the number of active priests.  This will get worse in the next few years. … Continue reading

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POLLS: 2018 Holy Thursday Foot Washing – What happened where you are?

A couple years ago what was clearly a severe abuse was given official recognition so that women’s feet could be washed during the entirely optional “Mandatum” in the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Holy Thursday. NB: Before 2016, those who did … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes and Passion Sunday POLL: veils on images

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for your Mass of obligation this  5th Sunday of Lent (Novus Ordo). From this Sunday, traditionally called 1st Sunday of the Passion, it is customary to veil images in … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes and a ‘Laetare’ Sunday ROSE POLL

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard at the Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation?  Let us know. For my part, for the TLM this morning, I spoke of how we must have deprivation before we appreciate abundance.  … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sermons at daily Masses. POLL

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Why is it that it seems common practice at daily Masses in the EF to not preach (and thus not repeat the readings in English)? Would it be illicit to do so? Might this be a … Continue reading

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POLL: Starting your confession: “Bless me, Father…” or “Forgive me, Father…”

In another post, I responded to a question from a reader about blessings at the beginning of sacramental confession, following the words, “Bless me, Father, I have sinned…”. Of course, some people begin their confession differently. It occurred to me … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Wherein Fishwrap accidentally promotes something good! POLL ADDED

UPDATE 20 Sept: Some of the comments have spurred me to add a POLL to the post. ___ Originally posted Sep 29, 2017 These days I have not been watching nightly news and cable commentary and I am leaps and bounds more … Continue reading

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