Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

I can picture it now.  It’s time for the homily at Sunday Mass.  You resolve to pay close attention and remember details because you know that Fr. Z will ask… Was there a good point or two made during the … Continue reading

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UK Ordinariate… Quo?

Over at the Catholic Herald there is an piece by Damian Thompson about the status quaestionis of the Anglican Ordinariate in England established in the happier times of Benedict XVI. What interests me in a special way is found toward … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Prayers after Earthquake near Norcia, Italy

UPDATE: Dom Cassian Folsom has some reflections on the earthquakes which shook the monastery at Norcia. HERE UPDATE: For the time being, the monks of Norcia have moved down to Rome and are at the Benedictine community on the Aventine … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Inertia Edition

Inertia describes the tendency of bodies to resist a change in motion unless acted upon by outside forces.  Bodies in motion tend to stay in motion while bodies at rest tend to stay at rest unless moved by some influence. … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback

I get lots of email.  Some of it is friendly.  Some of it is not. Here is some friendly feedback: Based in large part on what I have read on this blog, I recently began going to the Latin Mass at … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know. I, for one, spoke (14th Sunday after Pentecost) about seeking that which is above and treasuring up treasures in heaven. There … Continue reading

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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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In the depths of August, Pope Francis makes surprising appointments for Laity and Family

There were a few interesting appointments made today.  Check news.va. The first interesting thing is that this is just after Ferragosto. Today, Pope Francis appointed Bp. Kevin Farrell of Dallas to be the Prefect of the new dicastery for the Laity.  Farrell … Continue reading

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15 August – Assumption – Blessing of herbs, flowers and fruit

On 15 August, Feast of the Assumption, in the traditional Rituale Romanum there is a prayer for the blessing of herbs, flowers and fruits.  HERE These occasional blessings, attached to feasts, help us to experience more fully the rhythm of our marvelous … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon delivered during the Mass you heard to fulfill your Sunday obligation? Let us know.

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Olympics Day 4-5: Running and stuff

I continue to follow Volley Ball and Handball, Table Tennis and a bit of Badminton. There were some great shooting competitions yesterday.   This is .22 cal at 50m and the target is only about 6 inches in diameter. They have to … Continue reading

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Olympics Day 4-5: Fired Up

Last night, having avoided all Olympic news during the day, I summoned from the genie cave of my DVR the videos of the events.   I watched, of course, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky win gold medals.  He was pretty … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have good news to share with the readership? Let us know. For my part, I addressed seminarians of the diocese this morning.  They spend a week plus each summer together and with the bishop.  In the past, as … Continue reading

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Olympics Day 2-3: Maxed

I have my DVR recording multiple channels so that I can pick and choose which things to watch without commercials and skipping the sports that don’t interest me.  The DVR/TV system is so maxed out that I can’t change channels! … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two in the sermon at the Sunday Obligation Mass you heard? Let us know. For my part, I reflected on the Olympic motto citius, altius, fortius and its implications for the Christian life. After Mass … Continue reading

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