Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

ARRIVED: Tenebrae Hearse! And a successful bout with Zuhlsdorf’s Law

The Tenebrae hearse arrived in time. I wanted it days ago, but it came. I wanted it days ago so that we could check it out and solve problems (which, since I have read a lot of Augustine, and I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The priest is a jerk and has hang-ups

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can priests be trusted with all parishoners or do they have hang-ups with particular types of people? I am a single woman and I feel like the priest at my church doesn’t like to be called … Continue reading

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A detail in a detail in a header on this blog and some details about a liturgical detail.

Speaking of Tenebrae hearses… As you know, the TMSM has obtained a new-old hearse.  THANK YOU, MB, for the generous donation! A Tenebrae hearse is a pavement standing candelabra with 15 candles. After each psalm of Matins and Lauds a … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Wednesday – More DMR and THE MOON

Be sure to catch up on ZedNet progress.  HERE Also, as a follow up to the fascinating tale of the Israeli Moon lander Beresheet (Hebrew for “In the beginning…” (1st word of the Genesis, and also of Gospel of John) … Continue reading

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Patience?

Please pardon the delay for the new LENTCAzT. I’m a little tired. The last couple of days have been exacting. Among other things, I was a speaker at a fine men’s conference in Milwaukee, an amazing event, really. I’ll be … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Prayers for His Hermeneuticalness – Fr. Finigan – UPDATE

UPDATE 3 April 2019: You can “Pound Fr. Finigan” by using this address/link: paypal.me/FatherTF And of course mine is paypal.me/fatherz UPDATE 29 March 2019: Click over to the great Fr. Finigan’s blog. His Hermeneuticalness has at last departed from his … Continue reading

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Study Commission: no evidence women were ordained to the diaconate

At LifeSite there is a story related to the final report of the study commission set up by Francis to look into the historical issues of female deacons, deaconesses, deaconettes, whatever. It was not the job of the commission to … Continue reading

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Francis’ Triduum Schedule: strange lacuna

From an astute reader… QUAERITUR: I’m sure you saw the announcement of pp. Francis’s Holy Week schedule. I want to say that in the past there was at least mention made that an announcement of “The Mass of the Lord’s … 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 Sunday obligation? Let us know!

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St. Patrick’s Breastplate: Armor for our time

During these dark days, we can benefit from the use of this prayer, called the Breastplate, or Loríca of St. Patrick, “The Cry of the Deer” (Latin Lorica is pronounced lo-REE-ka).  It is said that St. Patrick (+461) sang this when an … 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 Sunday obligation? I was deacon for the Mass so I didn’t preach.  However, the celebrant spoke to not being afraid of three things, temptations towards … Continue reading

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USA – Daylight Savings begins tonight: adjust clocks, don’t miss Mass

In these USA Daylight Savings begins with repercussions for Sunday Mass. We “spring forward”, and so we lose an hour. Reset your regular clocks before going to bed.  Many phones and mobile devices automatically adjust and they have alarm clocks! … 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 Sunday obligation? Let us know what it was. For my part, for Quinquagesima Sunday, I connected the image in 1 Corinthians 13 of seeing “darkly” … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered here 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 … Continue reading

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New book from Card. Sarah

I was very pleased to see this tweet: I am pleased to announce the release in France of my new book written with @ndiat1 and whose title will be: “The evening is approaching and the day is already falling”. My … Continue reading

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