Category Archives: HONORED GUESTS

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ASK FATHER: Two-phase wedding? First in church, then at the beach?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have a question regarding the situation of two Catholics being married by an unapproved minister.
Would any law prevent the couple from contacting the parish and explaining what they want to do, then following the course of Pre-Cana classes … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to build Catholic identity at a Catholic college?

From a reader…
I am a dean at a Catholic college in the US. The majority of faculty and administrators are not Catholic. How does one work to make progress on Ex Corde Ecclesiae when there is passive / semi-active resistance … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest combines Gospel and Sermon.

From a reader…
At mass on Sunday, after the congregation stood for the Gospel, the pastor asked us all to sit because he was going to combine his sermon with the Gospel. The best way to describe it is to say … Continue reading

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Pray. Please, pray.

Pray.  Please, pray.
One of the reasons why in today’s LENTCAzT I included a prayer for priests is because I have had emails and other contacts from good, traditionally oriented priests who are being persecuted by their superiors.  Even today, I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Does 4th Commandment apply to in-laws?

From a reader…
I simply cannot find the answer to this anywhere. My understanding is that my father in law and mother in law are my parents under the Catholic Church and therefore the 4th commandment applies to my duties and … 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 in Fresno, CA … 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 Brockman” <>
Subject: Prayers … 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 able … Continue reading

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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 to Carlo … 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 (French version). … Continue reading

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