Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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Ed Peters on the ‘sin’ of abortion, the ‘crime’ of abortion, and excommunication

The distinguished canonist (and commentator here) Ed Peters has a useful post at his fine blog In The Light Of The Law about the distinction of the sin of abortion and the crime of abortion and the sanction/censure that can be incurred … Continue reading

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Rename Washington DC while you’re at it!

So the First Gay President is now renaming mountains. It isn’t to be named after a Republican President anymore. Wasn’t Washington DC originally the place of the Nacotchtank? I demand that the District be renamed! Nacotchtank DC!

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ACTION ITEM! “Officer Down!” – Texas Deputy Murdered for being LEO

This is all over the news now. Though I am a little late on this, I ask for your prayers for the officer and his family. From FNC: The alleged gunman who murdered a Texas deputy unleashed 15 shots at … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

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

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Welcome Aboard New Registrants!

To participate in the combox here, you must be registered and approved (by me). Since the blog is under constant attack by spammers and nefarious ne’er-do-wells, I use the “about you” field in particular to screen registrations. Welcome aboard recent … Continue reading

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My View For While: Domum

Again… back to home and hearth.   Well… home and hot plate. UPDATE:  Well that was pretty dreadful. Now for Round 2.   

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Confused about Pope Francis? You have company!

William Oddie has an interesting piece at the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald (represented recently by Crisis which is growing in my estimation) about Pope Francis’ modus operandi. If you are confused sometimes about what Pope Francis does or what he says… … Continue reading

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He’s back! Fr. Byers returns from silence

It is good to see that – after a hiatus – Fr. George David Byers is back and up and running on these interwebs. His new blog is Arise! Let us be going! To set the mood, at this time … Continue reading

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Even For Fishwrap a new low

From The Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter)… The Church should work with Big Business Abortion – Planned Parenthood. To them, I’m sure, this is reasonable. Sample: The Catholic church should partner with Planned Parenthood to reduce abortions After 40 years … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM REMINDER: Birettas for Seminarians

I had a note from John at Leaflet Missal in St Paul. Birettas are coming in. He says he has some 35 seminarians around the country who would use one.  The biretta is in your court now! For the whole … Continue reading

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