Category Archives: HONORED GUESTS

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ASK FATHER: “Today I was an Alter Server at Mass…”

I confess that I initially sent back a terse note to this one: “You are wrong.”   Having Reconsidered, more can be said… From a reader… QUAERITUR: Today I was an Alter [sigh] Server at Mass and upon returning home … Continue reading

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Peters on reactions and claims about Francis’s off-the-cuff contraception remark

From the canonist Ed Peter’s fine blog In The Light Of The Law.  He doesn’t have a combox over there and doesn’t mind if we use his stuff here. DO, however, go over there to his place regularly.  Emphases are … Continue reading

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It’s not an urban legend, it’s a LIE: Paul VI did NOT give permission to nuns to use contraceptives.

The other day Pope Francis, in the infamous post-Mexico airplane presser, said: Paolo VI – il grande! – in una situazione difficile, in Africa, ha permesso alle suore di usare gli anticoncezionali per i casi di violenza. … Paul VI … Continue reading

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Justice Antonin Scalia – RIP

This is a day for serious mourning for our country. Justice Antonin Scalia died, at age 79. Pray for the Scalia family, remembering in a particular way our friend Fr. Paul Scalia. Pray for these United States.

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Fr. Finelli’s podcasts about the Extraordinary Form

I direct the readership’s attention to the page of our friend and frequent commentator here Fr. Jay Finelli, iPadre. Fr. Finelli has a series podcasts about his experience of learning and saying Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form. Gosh… he’s up … Continue reading

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Some profess respect for separated heretical brethren, but hate unseparated traditional brethren

Fr. John Hunwicke has an interesting comment about the FSSP over at his excellency blog Mutual Enrichment.   This is the second of a short series.  He has a penchant for chain-posts, it seems.  You can find the rest over there.  Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Tales from a snow-stuck pilgrim bus: “Here in this place new snow is falling…”

I received an amusing note (and various SMS) from a friend in KC whose daughter is stuck on a bus in the snow after the March for Life.   A priest on the bus said Mass.  Here is a photo… grainy … Continue reading

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Health update

Thanks for the emails and promises of prayers. I was at the doctor today.  I’ve had a couple complications.  Coughing produces … colorful results.  Right now I not feeling horrid, but we are watching for pneumonia. Meanwhile, while I am … Continue reading

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Ongoing, post-Synod attempts to undermine indissolubility of marriage

I have this from a theologian friend.  He put together this summary of issues surrounding the last two Synods of Bishops on the Family and the current plots to undermine Catholic teaching concerning the indissolubility of matrimony. Read carefully.  He pulls … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Mom of 4 with 5th on the way – pancreatic cancer

From a reader: Sending this to you in the hopes that you can help get the word out about this family. They need a miracle. We are storming heaven in prayer for her. This family belongs to St. Stanislaus Oratory, … Continue reading

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