Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

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Firstly, do give some attention to… YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS Next, some links, because they scroll off the front page pretty quickly. Enjoy! ASK FATHER: Deacons in Novus Ordo Masses ASK FATHER: Do I fulfill my Sunday obligation at an … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readership? Let us know!  

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered 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. I get many requests by … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sunday Mass obligation when traveling to remote places

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I travel to many places that don’t have a church (e.g. remote areas of Nepal; Bhutan; Ladakh) so I can’t attend Mass. What do I do? Pray the Rosary? This question has been answered many times, … Continue reading

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A note about comments, moderation, etc.

I have to use the “moderation queue” feature for many posts.  I can’t watch what is going on 24/7 and I won’t allow the combox to descend into the horrid fever-swamp of the comments at, say, Fishwrap.   As a result, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Two-phase wedding? First in church, then at the beach?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question regarding the situation of two Catholics being married by an unapproved minister. Would any law prevent the couple from contacting the parish and explaining what they want to do, then following the course … Continue reading

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A note to readers…

To comment here, you have to be registered and your registration must be approved. Registrations go into a queue, which I check when I can.  I’m not always near my computer.  Be patient.  Check once in a while to see if … Continue reading

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All-black boys school in Philadelphia where Latin is the key

A reader alerted me to a piece in the Wall Street Journal about an all-black boys school in West Philadelphia where Latin is taught in a serious way: Boy’s Latin. The subtitle of the article is outstanding: A dead language helps … Continue reading

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URGENT: Benedict XVI’s new text about Sacred Liturgy – The Russian Preface™

For years I have contended that if we do not revitalize our sacred liturgical worship, every initiative we undertake as a Church will wither and face.  Everything we do must start in worship and must be brought back to liturgical worship.  We must … Continue reading

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Your Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermons you heard for the Vigil of Easter? Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Easter Sunday Mass of obligation? Let us know!

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VIDEO: Her Triumph

The wonderful Benedictine Nuns in Missouri, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles sent me a note about a video they have for the centenary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. The video features a cut from their … Continue reading

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2017 CROTALUS POLL!

It is customary on Holy Thursday, after the jubilant Gloria introduction, to stop ringing bells in church during the Triduum and, instead, use some kind of clacking or ratchet noisemaker called a crotalus in Latin.  More on those HERE. Here’s a poll.  At … Continue reading

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LIVE VIDEO – Holy Thursday Mass at Ss. Trinita dei Pellegrini in ROME (FSSP)

Live stream NOW of Holy Thursday Mass at Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini in ROME HERE https://www.facebook.com/john.egan.18/videos/10101156235007600/ UPDATE: They are singing Tenebrae for Good Friday.  

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ASK FATHER: How to build Catholic identity at a Catholic college?

From a reader… I am a dean at a Catholic college in the US. The majority of faculty and administrators are not Catholic. How does one work to make progress on Ex Corde Ecclesiae when there is passive / semi-active … Continue reading

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About Greek “deipnon… supper”: a meal or a sacrificial meal?

Today, Fr. John Hunwicke of the Ordinariate has a terrific post which every priest and seminarian should read before Palm Sunday (that means “today”, right now as a matter of fact). I won’t give you clippings.  Take and read. HERE

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