Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

Pope Francis, Pope

I have been, frankly, both exhausted and a bit disgusted after the last Synod and I have been trying to have a little RnR.  That doesn’t make for a lot of posting of edgy stuff.
So, here’s a little meat … Continue reading

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Helen Hull Hitchcock – RIP

In your charity, please remember to pray for the soul of Helen Hull Hitchcock, who died recently.

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Card. Kasper invokes journalist war against another Cardinal?

Card. Kasper looks around for people to blame for his own enormous gaffe.  But the ending is a little … dunno… threatening?
From CWR. Go there for links and other stuff.
The controversy about statements made last week about African bishops and … Continue reading

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NYC Day 2: Benedict Edition

The day began with eggs Benedict.

By the way. Did you see how some loons are saying that some Cardinals tried to conspire with Benedict XVI to sway the proceedings of the Synod? Sheesh.
Next, from the Met.  There is an exhibit … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass?
Another question: Was the Synod that just closed mentioned in the sermon?  In what terms?
Was the Beatification of Paul VI mentioned?

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NYC Day 1: Pastrami Edition

I am at the glorious Pastrami Queen on Lexington.

Mushroom Barley soup

Pastrami

Corned Beef

“Smile!” … yep… he was smiling.

We spent time in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sort of my Mecca, to which I bow several times when I come to this … Continue reading

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What Card. Burke really said to BuzzFeed

Card. Burke to BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed News: I should ask you about the reports that you’re being removed from the Signatura. What message is that sending? Do you think you are being removed in part because of how outspoken you have been … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lay people purifying vessels at Mass

From a reader…
I recently attended a “school Mass” at a local Catholic school while I was substitute teaching for the day. I had the misfortune of happening upon a parish that uses about one extraordinary minister per member of the congregation. After Mass, … Continue reading

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Reports of Circuli Minores now available on Vatican website

The reports of the Circuli Minores are available on the Vatican website.  HERE
Card. Burke’s would be in Anglicus A.  Sample:
For example, where the Relatio appeared to be suggesting that sex outside of marriage may be permissible, or that cohabitation may be permissible, … Continue reading

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Is the leadership of the Synod dealing from a stacked deck?

Italian journalist Marco Tosatti, who writes for the Italian daily La Stampa,  hit it directly on the head today.  He points to some facts. You decide.  HERE in Italian.  My translation:
 Un Sinodo un po’ taroccato? A Synod a bit “phoney”. … Continue reading

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