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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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Registered here or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?
Continued from THESE.
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Your Good News – Mass for Benefactors

Do you have some good news to share with the readership?  Let’s hear it!  We need good news.
Here’s some good news for you.
I will celebrate Holy Mass for the intention of my benefactors, always, of course, including DY and GS, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Invalidly married niece coming to visit with husband. What to do?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
First, great blog, thanks for all your hard work and sharing your insights and knowledge!
Second, I have a question for you re: my niece and her new husband. I’ll be as brief and organized as I can.

My niece … Continue reading

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The Goat Rodeo Continues: correction of French text of CCC 2267

When the Holy See released the changes t0 CCC 2267 in various language, the French was different from the rest.  While the rest of the languages said that the death penalty was “inadmissible”, the French version said that it was “inhumane”.  … Continue reading

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Special message, prayer from Card. Burke for @fatherz readers and others

On 8 August 2018, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near La Crosse, WI, I asked Card. Burke to say a prayer for the Church and for the clergy. Perhaps you, too, would say a Memorare for … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass you frequented in fulfillment of your Sunday obligation?
Let us know what it was!
My part, I took on the issues of McCarrick and Francis’ change to CCC … Continue reading

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“HEY! Wait for me!” Latin of change to CCC 2267 about capital punishment now available.

You have to wonder who is running things.
Some of you of a certain age will remember going to the circus and seeing the classic clown car.  A tiny car would zoom out into the light and an impossible, Newtonian physics … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z asks a question about “reception” of a controversial doctrine

Libs are always saying that they don’t have to accept a teaching of the Church when they don’t like it.  For example, when it comes to Ordinatio sacerdotalis or Humanae vitae, they claim that the teachings haven’t be “received”.  Hence, … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass you frequented in fulfillment of your Sunday obligation?
Let us know what it was!
NB: Share a GOOD point.  This isn’t a gripe post.
For my part, I took … Continue reading

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McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Before anything else…
Lots of people are really angry, indeed enraged.  Horrid situations such as those caused by men like McCarrick are painful.  We can make choices about how to view them.  Anger is appropriate, but not to the point where … Continue reading

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Cri de Coeur: calls for punishing action against bishops complicit in L’Affaire McCarrick

Today I read at Crisis a smart piece by Eric Sammons which argued that, because of the unaddressed, indeed covered up scandal of McCarrick … and others, just wait!… Catholics should address the problem of feckless bishops by withholding money:  … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two made in the sermon you heard at the Holy Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation?
Let us know what it was.

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For your consideration…

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NB: Some people had a hard time using the form, below. I figured out the problem.  Try … Continue reading

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The image of the badge of the Vendée came to mind today

The other day, I saw a stage of the Tour de France that was in the Vendée.
Today is the anniversary of the martyrdom of the Carmelites of Compiègne.
I’ve been watching the lunatic frenzy and eruptions of malice from the Left … Continue reading

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17 July 2018 – 100 years after

The day after Pres. Trump met with Pres. Putin in Finland, today, is the 100th anniversary of the execution of the last Tsar Nicholas II and his family.

 

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