Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

A must read Open Letter to Pope Francis about Amoris Laetitia

I wrote about this in another post here today. Upon reflection I’m posting about it again to make sure that more people will see it. […] Third, this is an examination of erroneous claims some are making on the basis … Continue reading

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And there was a great battle in heaven…

These days I get a lot of email asking me to explain what is going on in the Church today.  The question is often accompanied by heart-felt, often heart-rending words of personal pain. What is going on the Church is … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 12: “You are the royal door for the heavenly King…”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 12, for Thursday of the 2nd Week of Advent, Immaculate Conception. Today features a lovely hymn. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with … Continue reading

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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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“People, Look East (except the priest)!”

Our Official Parodohymnodist, Fr. Tim Ferguson, has come through with a veritable scitament, a new version of an Advent hymn which most of you will recognize. To the hymn: People Look East 1. People, look east except the priest, The reform has … Continue reading

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Douthat on The End of Catholic Marriage

I’m out and about and so can’t do more than point you in the direction of Hell’s Bible (aka NYT) where the redoubtable Ross Douthat has written more about the Great Matter of what’s up with the Church’s teaching on … Continue reading

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HOT Cyber Sales! 50% Off Sale On All Indulgences

From a often amusing EOTT: Vatican Offering Cyber Monday 50% Off Sale On All Indulgences Even though far more Catholics shopped online than in churches on Black Friday weekend, they are apparently not done yet. A new EOTT survey released … Continue reading

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Please follow Fr. Z on Twitter

If you use Twitter, will you consider following @fatherz ? Thanks in advance!

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#GivingTuesday and You

Some are calling today #GivingTuesday May I suggest two good options? First, the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison, of which I am President, has been doing great work.  It has 501(c)(3) status. Also, I have posted quite a … Continue reading

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Online Shopping, and You

Everyone… since it is “Cyber Monday” and your email is being flooded with offers, may I remind you that you can help some great religions (and a priest)? When you Christmas shop online, pretty please use my Amazon search box?  I’ll get a … Continue reading

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From the Benedictines of Norcia: Life amid the rubble

For the sake of a wider audience, the latest from the Benedictine “Beer” Monks of Norcia, where the terrible recent earthquakes changed, and ended, lives. […] All of Norcia is the same; it’s like a war zone. There are military … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of obligation? For my part, I had both EF and OF today, including a 1st Holy Communion.  Nice. I spoke about the liturgical year and its … Continue reading

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Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”

Fathers, you might want to have everyone pray this after Mass on Thanksgiving Day and other major public holidays.  This, and other prayers, are deeply needed today. The following prayer was composed by John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, in 1791. … Continue reading

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French preview of interview with Card-designate Farrell about ‘Amoris Laetitia’

At the French site Le Croix we find an article with quotes from the head of the newly created Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Cardinal-designate Farrell.  He defends Amoris laetitia rather energetically, saying – with no hint of doubt … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for you Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know.  

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