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Request for prayers

I am ill.  I have a lot to do in the next few days.
I ask for prayers.
UPDATE 20 Dec:
The antibiotics start today.

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What kind of priest thought it was good to whitewash, trash statues, tear out altars?

It was a good day for The Catholic Thing today.  Anthony Esolen again knocked one out of the park in an piece in which he talks about reverence.
Esolen starts from an interesting jumping off point: Odysseus slaying the suitors, but sparing the singer … Continue reading

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Blog problems – UPDATES

I reverted to an older version of my theme while we do some work on the problem.
UPDATE:  We isolated the pesky problem that was causing a redirect from the blog to some stupid hack page.
See my Litany for the Conversion … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Thom Peters’ extraordinary life and faith

I direct the entire readership to an article in the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald (recently revamped into a magazine format and for which I have a new, revamped column).
They did a story on Thomas Peters (son of the … Continue reading

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When ‘experts’ interpret the wishes of the laity: What could go wrong?

Over at NLM my friend Gregory DiPippo has a fine essay with reflections on the imposition of the vernacular for Holy Mass back in 1969/70.  This topic has been on my mind lately, given that we have been at this … Continue reading

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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 email asking for … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point from the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass?
Let us know.

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Your Good News?

Do you have some good news to share with the readers?

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Of Prayers of Thanks and for the Nation

We had a Missa Cantata this morning, in the Extraordinary Form of course, using the texts for the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, adding the prayers Pro gratiarum actione.  The schola did a good job and Mass … Continue reading

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Registration error: Wherein Fr. Z screwed up!

Friends, I’m tired.
I just deleted a whole bunch of registrations by accident.
If you have the patience, and you registered lately and nothing came of it, you might try again.
Also… remember to use well that important field in the form wherein … Continue reading

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