Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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WDTPRS – 19th Ordinary Sunday: trusting audacity and harrowing consolation

the 19th Ordinary Sunday’s Collect, or “Opening Prayer” as it has been called, was not in previous editions Missale Romanum before the 1970 Novus Ordo. It has roots in the 9th century Sacramentary of Bergamo and thus is ancient text.
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IRAQ: Watching with horror, prayers, concern.

First, I am convinced that what is going on in Iraq is going to have dangerous consequences for us here in these USA and for Western Europe.  Prepare your minds and gird yourselves.
Pres. Obama flippantly called these heavily-armed and successfully murdering … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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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 email asking for … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “Ten Commandments of Reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament”

An old friend of mine, Msgr. Charles Mangan noticed my answer about safeguarding the Blessed Sacrament and sent me this to share with you.
“Ten Commandments of Reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament”
Monsignor Charles M. Mangan
1. Attend Holy Mass on Sundays … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Good points… good points from the sermon you heard for your Sunday obligation Mass…. Let us know what they are!
Today, 8th Sunday after Pentecost, I spoke of the Lord’s parable of the wicked steward in Luke as an admonishment to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: None of your….

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was just wondering if there are any documents that specifically require the composition of liturgical candles to be made of beeswax.
Quite often I see paraffin candles being used for the sacred liturgy, whether traditional or contemporary and … Continue reading

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Dust up in Paraguay

At Pewsitter, this headline caught my eye:
Accused Scranton priest sent to faithful thriving Paraguayan diocese whose bishop corrects gays and liberation theologists. Vatican investigates. Bishop defends priest. Cardinal suspends bishop then faints.
That sums it up.
Well… not quite.
I have followed only … Continue reading

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Some positive items

There are so many terrible things going on right now.  How about some good things?
Here is a great quote from St. Briget of Sweden, which I saw at The Back Of The World:
I Believe in Solemn, Reverent Liturgy Because…
…I believe … Continue reading

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Birettiquette

A priest I spoke with yesterday mentioned how clerics should properly use their birettas (hat, not Beretta… which is another post).
I call proper use of the biretta “birettiquette”.
Once upon a time I actually had made a little pamphlet on this… … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news you can pass along?

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