Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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Wherein Rutler thrashes @AntonioSpadaro

At Crisis, Fr. George Rutler has posted a potent counterpoint to Jesuit jibber-jabber (I know… that could be taken for a tautology).  He goes after Antonio Spadaro, SJ, who has issued all manner of nonsense with Olympian authority.
Spadaro is one … Continue reading

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Spain: young people dancing a jota in reparation for blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin

UPDATE:
It seems that there is a conflicting report about this dance.  It is also said to be a flash mob organized for Children with Cancer Day, or similar.  HERE
I like the other version better, but if it isn’t true….
___ Originally Published … Continue reading

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Mega-Masses and too many Hosts

I’m on the record as being, at the very least, skeptical about big outdoor Masses where throngs of people are expected to receive Holy Communion (no matter who they are).   There are… problems that arise from these expectations.
One problem: … Continue reading

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Attacks on the family

Sr. Lucia said that Satan’s great battle is against the family.
Now listen to this.  Please, people, try to think. NB especially about 4:00. Family as the “final bulwark”.

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Wherein Fr Longenecker schools @JamesMartinSJ

Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin doesn’t respond to critiques of his position. He can’t. Well… if he did it would have to be along the lines of, “Yes. You are right and I was wrong.” But he’s unlikely to do … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL – Cops, ashes, and podcasts

This is just too cool.
I have a friend at the 19th Precinct in Manhattan, which covers quite a large stretch of the East Side. On Ash Wednesday one of the Dominicans from St. Vincent Ferrer went to the precinct station … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “kissing the porch”

For this Ordinary Form calendar Sunday, we have reached the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time.
In the Extraordinary Form this Sunday is the sober but helpful, purple-draped pre-Lent Quinquagesima Sunday.  The calendar is helping those who follow the TLM to prepare … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST – Fr. D

Please, in your charity, offer up a prayer to St. Michael the Archangel for Fr. D, who is in the midst of monumental changes.
Please, please… do this for this good priest.
Saint Michael Archangel,
defend us in battle,
be our protection against the … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two in the sermon you heard during your Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation?
Let us know.
For my part, taking a cue from the Gospel for Sexagesima Sunday, the parable of the sower and the … Continue reading

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Comments on what happened with the liturgical reform after Vatican II

At The Catholic Thing today there is an engaging piece about what happened with the liturgical reform after Vatican II.
On Grace, at Candlemas
There is a special poignancy in a year like this, when Septuagesima precedes Candlemas; when preparations towards Easter … Continue reading

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Newman – Candlemas

Blessed John Henry Newman’s 1849 poem “Candlemas”:
THE Angel-lights of Christmas morn,
Which shot across the sky,
Away they pass at Candlemas,
They sparkle and they die.
Comfort of earth is brief at best,
Although it be divine;
Like funeral lights for Christmas gone,
Old Simeon’s tapers shine.
And … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Who is in charge of the Moon?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
It occurs to me that two of the three people on Apollo 11 were in the military at the time of their trip the moon. The command module pilot, Michael Collins, and the lunar module pilot, Buzz Aldrin, were both active … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest tells people to stand around the altar during Eucharistic Prayer

From a reader…
As an avid reader of your blog please first be assured of my prayers.
I recently attended an Engaged Encounter weekend in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the priest who said Mass had the couples surround him at … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest breaks the host during the consecration. FAIL!

From a reader…
A kindly retired priest offers morning Mass, ordinary form, at our parish occasionally. At the Consecration of the bread, father literally breaks the host in two when he prays the words ” . . . He took the … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have good news for the elevation and edification of the readership?  Let us know.

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#OafForADay – Deacon in vestments and a dog mask

I’ve seen this from different sources, including lots of email.  However Dcn. Greg Kandra has the most prominent post.
An idiot deacon – listed among the Permanent Deacons of St. Rose of Lima Church in Eddystone in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two in the sermon you heard during your Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation?
For my part, I spoke about the centurion and the Lord.  First, as a friend reminded me this week, Teresa of … Continue reading

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From a priest: an interesting experience saying Mass

From a priest…
I am a priest of ___, ordained now about a year and a half. I have been a regular reader of your blog since college, and I wanted to write you about an interesting experience I had the … Continue reading

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My View For A While: Counter March

Time to head home.
Another wonderful Delta experience greeted me at the airport.
First, in my app, all my flights, today’s and future, vanished. That was strange.
Hence, I had to go through the check in process. At least there were not problems … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters on the Papal mid-air airplane nuptials

From canonist Ed Peters comes a post.  I wrote about it, HERE.   There are some striking parallels.  I wonder why?
Any way…
Thoughts on a mid-air marriage
Show of hands! Who wants to rain all over the sentimental parade lining up behind (what … Continue reading

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