Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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ASK FATHER: Why on earth did they start offering Mass “facing the people”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When I first started attending the TLM, I really struggled with Mass celebrated ad Orientem. However, the more I attended the TLM and Mass according to the Missal of Divine Worship (aka, Anglican Use), which in … Continue reading

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Prayer Request

I’m down with the crud.  Prayers, please.  It’s kind’a horrible.

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readership? Let us know.  I’m sure that we all could use some.  

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know.

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Card. Müller on the ordination of Deaconettes: “not necessary and not possible”

As you may remember, some months ago Pope Francis saw to the creation of a group to study the question of female deacons (aka deaconesses, aka deaconettes).  Last November, when the group met for the first time, I wrote: “Their … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know. I didn’t preach today, since I was the deacon for the Mass and I didn’t have another scheduled Mass.  Had … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have good news to share with the readership? I think we all need some.

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail: Forty Hours Feedback and a Candle-Mass in CA

I very much appreciate reader feedback by email and it is great to get voicemail. Here are a couple voice mails.  First, please know that I had a deuce of a time getting the audio off the computer and on … Continue reading

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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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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation?  Let us know. I, for one, will review the ways in which we can cooperate in the sins of another.  

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POLL: St. Blaise Day Blessing of Throats – 2017

Today we traditionally have the blessing of throats in honor of St. Blaise. Since yesterday was Candlemas it is logical to associate the blessing with candles. Did you receive a St. Blaise Day blessing of the throat? The combox is … Continue reading

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4 Confraternities of Catholic Clergy: Statement on Amoris Laetitia

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy of these USA, of Australia, of Ireland, and of England – four Confraternities – issued a joint statement about Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia. Statement of the Confraternities of Catholic Clergy 01/02/2017 As … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback

UPDATE 31 Jan: I had a call from the hate mail sender’s provider.  They did their own investigation.  We talked about the option of contacting law enforcement.   Since we are about to takeoff (I’m on an airplane) i couldn’t … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know. For my part, I am preaching at all the Masses at the FSSP parish in Littleton. Today, taking my cue from … Continue reading

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The liturgical attack begins

We saw this coming, didn’t we?  There was the appointment of new consultors to the CDW. From Amerika: Pope Francis has ordered a review of the new Mass translation Pope Francis has ordered a review of “Liturgiam Authenticam,” the controversial … Continue reading

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