Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

NOTE TO READERS: Registration, comments, Snail Mail and Email

Even as you read this, the blog is under siege by vile spammers trying to register to post their putrid slime. I have logs that show me what’s going on. The drawbridge is raised. The gators are in the moat.  Oil is … Continue reading

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UPDATE – Urgent Prayer Request: dying priest

UPDATE 19 June – PM: Just to let you know and to renew my request for prayers, my fried Fr. James Stromberg at last passed away.  With him at the time were some close friends and the Sisters.  They sang … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Annulments” and appealing to the Roman Rota

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question about annulment and the process.  A friend of ours and her husband have gone through the process in our local diocese. The friend sought the annulment for reasons that we believe (but do not know … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Australia

From my email: Dear friends This is a photo of Bishop Richard Umbers, 46, auxiliary bishop of Sydney (the youngest bishop in Australia and the first born in the 1970’s) from the Opus Dei prelature, celebrating a pontifical extraordinary form … Continue reading

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Takin’ Him To The Streets

‘Tis the season for processions.  We Catholics love to process with the Blessed Sacrament and in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of the Lord and also to venerate Our Lady and many patronal saints.  Some time ago I posted … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: UP Edition

I am in Northern Michigan.   I’ve seen exotic things. Here is a special hat, apparently having deep cultural significance. A priest friend says this is really important in the UP. I found LATIN on a traffic sign. And this … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readership?  Let us know. For my part, I have begun a bit of a road trip.  

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Reader Feedback: PODCAzT resulted in new musical composition

This is very cool feedback. From a reader… Dear Father, I would like to thank you for your post “Digging into Vox Clara”  [One of my old PODCAzTs – 077 08-12-16 – An Advent hymn dissected “Vox clara”, with digressions] from … Continue reading

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Jesuit James Martin: Back to the Reformation!

Jesuit James Martin – now best known, pretty much only know now, as a homosexual advocate – has become more strident.  Martin accuses the Church (therefore you, me, Christ) of homophobia. HERE  He has even suggested that the text of the Catechism of the … Continue reading

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A glimmer arrives at a good time, and from a young Jesuit!

Sometimes it happens on rough days that a glimmer peaks through. I received a handwritten letter via snail mail (address on sidebar) from a young Jesuit… I know, I know…. Here is some of it: Thank you for your vocation, … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some great news to share with the readership? Let us in on it. I, for one, need to hear some good news.

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Your Pentecost Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for your Mass of Pentecost Sunday obligation? Let us know what it was! UPDATE: Some of you took my request for “a good point made during the sermon” to vent about something … Continue reading

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2017 Norcia Summer Theology Program of the Albertus Magnus Center for Scholastic Studies

Lifted from NLM.  Go over there to see the photos, etc: The 2017 Norcia Summer Theology Program of the Albertus Magnus Center for Scholastic Studies, “Divine Power in a Hidden Way,” will be starting up in a month’s time: July … Continue reading

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Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. From The Mirror: Robot ‘preacher’ can beam light from its hands and give automated blessings to worshippers A robot ‘preacher’ that beams lights from its hands [I’ve gotta work on that one.] and can … Continue reading

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Your View From The Pew: SSPX Chapel

UPDATE: I’ve been informed that this is not an SSPX chapel, but rather an FSSP chapel! And yet my sentiments stand. ___ I had an interesting series of texts this morning from a friend in New Jersey. First, he sent … Continue reading

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