Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

When you vote WATCH THE MACHINE!

From CBS Pittsburgh: Voting Issues: Some Trump Voters Reporting Ballots Switching To Clinton CLINTON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Today is Election Day and for the most part, voting has been smooth. Many areas are already seeing long lines with some officials … Continue reading

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Something splendid in a sermon which all you PRIESTS should read!

This comes by way of intermediaries of the best sort.  First, my friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, tweeted.  He tweeted about a meeting of the wonderful Confraternity of Catholic Clergy in the UK, which had a meeting.  That Confraternity had a … Continue reading

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Spiffing video of incensation for #sumpont2016

I haven’t seen many photos from the beautiful Pontifical Mass we had in the Basilica of St. Peter during the 2016 Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage.  However, I spotted this video of the undersigned, acting as Deacon for the Mass. HERE ? Sequentia Sancti Evangelii … Continue reading

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Trump’s video message to Catholics

I don’t think that the criminal candidate for the Part of Death has a video message for Catholics. If she did have one, I would post it also. I know that the GOP candidate has a video message for Catholics. … 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 spoke a bit about the liturgical calendar and the Sundays that “remain after Epiphany”.  I also spoke about … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Canuck Edition

I’m back on the road, though this is slated to be a short trip. I’m not checking a bag, it’s so quick. VPOTUS Joe “the Theologian” Biden is in town today, no doubt campaigning for the criminal.  In ultra-lib Madison? … Continue reading

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Anthony Esolen under attack by his school, Domincan-run Providence College

I often direct you to the writings of Anthony Esolen, who contributes frequently to the increasingly-valuable Crisis.  Esolen is a prof at Domincan-run Providence College. I saw this at Touchstone, where Esolen is an editor. If you have benefitted from the writings … Continue reading

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All Souls Day and you readers, living and dead

It is All Souls.  We pray in special way for the dead today and during this octave, and indeed during this month. Do you know of any of the regular readers or commentators of this blog who have passed away? Let’s … Continue reading

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Did you vote early? Have you changed your mind?

Did you vote early? Have you changed your mind? There are states where you can change your early vote! MI, PA, WI, NY, CT, MS As for me, I shall vote on Election Day. Moreover, I would vote for the … Continue reading

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Your Holy Day of Obligation Sermon Notes

In most places today, All Saints, is a Holy Day of Obligation. Was there a sermon at your Mass to satisfy your obligation?  Was there a good point in it?

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My View For Awhile: “Me ne vado” Edition

It has been a great trip but it’s time to head back to The Cupboard Under The Stairs.   UPDATE Who knew that a flick about Nixon and Elvis would be so amusing? UPDATE First burger back. Now for another … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have good news to share with the readership? Let us know. I, for one, have had a successful and enriching sojourn in Italy, having experienced two pilgrimages and some days in between.  Among the highlights must be counted … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

If today I were in a pulpit, I would stick my heels into the floor boards. That said… Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon for your Mass of Sunday Obligation?

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ASK FATHER: Why do traditional Catholic “white wash” Halloween?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It surprises me how popular it’s becoming among traditional Catholics to “white wash” Halloween. It’s certainly not traditional! The 3 days of this time have always represented a trilogy –Hell, Heaven, and Purgatory. A time to reflect on the … Continue reading

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Rome 2 Day 4&5: My View For Awhile

The Roman ceremonies of the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage have begun.  We are jammed into a tiny church on the V. S. Giovanni Decollato (a favorite feast). Card. Castrillon arrived a bit ago.  I’m not sure why the choir sang Tota Pulchra Est. … Continue reading

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