Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

Latin for: “a little group, meeting, company, assembled for amusement”

Angels and liturgy

It is a commonplace that even a so-called “private” Mass is never truly private. The steps, cruets, candles, paten, chalice, the fringe of the stole the edges of the pages and the priest’s fingertips are wreathed about with myriads of … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Roman Week

Off I go to Rome for a short trip, especially for the sake of the annual Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage.
At the airport, I am already getting Latin inscriptions, or at least photos of the Latin inscriptions.

And a few steps later, more … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass to fulfill your Sunday Obligation?
Let us know.
You were paying attention, weren’t you?

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Romeward Bound for Summorum Pontificum 2018 and Masses for Benefactors

A reminder to my friends and acquaintances in Rome that it is, once again, time to hide the silverware.  I hit the City on Tuesday, 23 October.  I think the Carabinieri have already been warned, if the Great Roman™ has … Continue reading

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16 October 1978: Election of John Paul II – 40 YEARS!

Where were you when you heard the news that a man from Poland had been elected to the See of Peter?
Were you even born yet?
It was on this date in 1978.   Wow.  40 years.  4 DECADES.

Apropos recent debates that have strongly … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Coalition in Support of “Ecclessia Dei” – What’s up?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Several weeks ago, I noticed that attempts to access the TLM directory at the Coalition in support of Ecclessia Dei website, were coming up with nothing. I dismissed it as a server error, but it has persisted, and … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass to fulfill your Sunday Obligation?
Let us know.
For my part, I was deacon for a Solemn Mass.  I heard five Aquinas’ five points about the wicked, ungrateful servant … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Pro-abortion propaganda v. Catholics in NYC

Take a look at this propaganda video from a pro-abortion group in NYC.
Listen to what the respective sides chant.  Listen to the claims.
Think of how the Left and the Democrat Party of Death is calling for public action that is, … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Australia and removal of all abortion restrictions

From a reader…
Dear Fr Z I read your Blog all the time. At the moment we have some horrendous legislation before our parliament, with voting to commence next week. The vote will be an attempt to remove all legal restrictions … Continue reading

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NOTE TO READERS about email and contact

Dear readers, I get a huge amount of email.
If you want to write to me, use my CONTACT form.  A link is on the top menu.  If you don’t use that contact form, I may just delete your email if … Continue reading

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VARIA: Concrete parish project of reparation (PDF); Fighting back in Chicago; Disasters, death and YOU!; a little Latin (AUDIO); some super Catholic trivia.

Some various notes.
Today I received the PDF of a booklet made for Sacred Heart parish in Grand Rapids, MI (the city in which you find the HQ of ACTON INSTITUTE).    This is what one parish is doing to respond … Continue reading

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We’ll be right back after this message…

Today – the 8th day of the month – is one of this blog’s very lean days.
There are three people signed up to make monthly donations. That means when 8 September, 8 October, 8 November, etc., rolls around there are … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Convert -“Should I do as my fellow Romans do?”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am a recent convert to the Church from a Continuing Anglican Church.
I was a 45 year Anglo-Catholic.
I make what I consider to be the appropriate Signing and obeisances during the Gloria, Creed, Sanctus, Benedictus qui venit, Elevations, … Continue reading

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The answer to the chaos in the Church is…

I received a note today from a friend in London – how I need a visit there! – who made one of the wisest comments I’ve read about The Present Crisis.
“The answer to the chaos in the Church is to … Continue reading

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@JamesMartinSJ close association with “comedian” whose writer is “glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life”

Homosexualist activist and Jesuit Fr. James Martin, LGBTSJ, calls himself the “Show Chaplain” for the execrable and only occasionally amusing Stephen Colbert.  HERE and HERE
Here’s something for the “Show Chaplain” to Colbert Report, Colbert’s former show before taking over a new … Continue reading

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