Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

Wherein Fr. Z muses about Lady Day, 25 March

Sometimes in the history of our salvation the stars line up to portend amazing events.  These stellar alignments are sometimes literally stellar, as in the case of the Star of Bethlehem.  I, for one, buy the arguments for the Star made HERE (which also … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback, Biretta Project Update, A Note to Cops, Challenge Coins

Some reader feedback. First, I received a great note from a seminarian who benefit from the generosity of one of you readers out there. For more on the BIRETTA PROJECT go HERE Next, a snail mail card from a fellow … Continue reading

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An odd dream

Do some of you find that dreams which come just before rising have a … different quality?  This morning I had a particularly vivid dream which is still stuck in my head.  Often dreams fade.  Not this one. Here are … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Away from the Church for 17 years, but I want to return

From a reader… I am a baptized Catholic who strayed far away, dabbled in Buddhism for 17 years, and now realize all that was ridiculous nonsense. I want to come back to the Church. Where do I start? First, good … Continue reading

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20 March – MADISON, WI – Pontifical Mass for St. Joseph

On Monday, 20 March 2017, at 7 PM His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne (Extraordinary Form) in the Chapel of the Holy Name Heights in Madison (Bishop O’Conner Pastoral Center – … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM – URGENT PRAYER REQUEST – Fr. Philip Johnson

From time to time over the years I have requested that you pray for now Father Philip Johnson, who suffers from a brain tumor.  Fr. Johnson was recently ordained. However, today I received this: Begin forwarded message: From: “Msgr. David … Continue reading

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USA: Daylight Savings begins tonight – set 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 clocks before going to bed. Don’t miss Mass.

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! 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 … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Deadly house fire

From a reader… Your prayers are requested for the Seago family. They suffered a horrific accidental house fire last weekend that tragically claimed the lives of the mother and 4 of the children. Only the father and one child were … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have good news to share with the readership? We could all use some good news.

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: “I have Stage Four cancer…pray to Carlo Acutis!”

From a long-time commentator here and a blogist: I have Stage Four cancer in the chest wall muscle and a tumor on the artery under the skull. I am considering all options. I am asking all my friends to pray … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback and Your Voicemail and Biretta Project Request (Octogenarian)

I think my Guardian Angel prompted some good feedback over the last few hours.  I really needed it. First, from a reader: Based on your recommendation, my wife and I watched The Nightingale last night – US HERE – UK HERE … Continue reading

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Blue Vestment Sighting – FSSP and TMSM

A week or so ago His Excellency Most Reverend Athanasius Schneider ordained men for the Fraternity of St. Peter in Wigratzbad. Some photos via FSSP HERE.  NB: The vestments are blue. I want to remind the readership of our BLUE Pontifical Project. … Continue reading

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Your #AshWednesday Sermon Notes – #ashtag

If you went to church for Ash Wednesday – it is not a Holy Day of Obligation – and if there was a sermon, was there a good point made which you can share with the readership?

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New Registrants, welcome!

There has recently been a flurry of new registrations to comment.  Great! Keep in mind that I am not always near my computer and, therefore, I am not always able to review and approve registrations swiftly.  It is rare that … Continue reading

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