Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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BOOK: Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness

UPDATE: There is a good interview [HERE] of Peter K by Aurelio Porfiri, whom I just met in Rome.  It’s good.  Porfiri is a composer of sacred music.  At the Pontifical Mass in St. Peter’s for the Summorum Pontificum conference we … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Alignment

I’m off for another major city for a few days of adventure. Meanwhile, this was the sight in the sky as I entered the airport terminal. What are we looking at? Farewell to Rome, again.

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Right now… 4pm Rome time.

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Theologican College (seminary) asks Jesuit Fr. James Martin NOT to speak at event

Today I arose to messages that Theological College, an important major seminary with national prominence in Washington DC, had decided to withdraw an invitation to homosexualist activist and Jesuit Fr. James Martin, to speak at their “Alumni Days”. Since I … Continue reading

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Today in Madison, WI, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary, will celebrate Holy Mass in the Roman Rite’s greatest form, at the Throne in the Vetus Ordo. Mass begins at 5PM at the chapel of Holy … Continue reading

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TRAVEL and DATA and KEEPGO and You

I’m in Rome for the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage.  While here, I will use my KeepGo as a WiFi hotspot for data for my mobile phone.  I’ve written about it here. And, because of a generous reader, I’m working on a … Continue reading

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New Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio changes law about preparation, approval of liturgical translations

Today a new Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio was issued under the Latin title “Magnum principium”.   In various languages HERE (including the Latin text). There’s a lot to say.  I can’t now be exhaustive. Also, I want to read slowly the … Continue reading

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NoKo EMP: The calculations have changed

From Breitbart: Gaffney: On North Korea, ‘Strategic Patience’ Has Enabled Strategic Blackmail When Barack Obama handed off to his successor the presidency of the United States, he impressed upon Donald Trump that his greatest worry was North Korea. The intervening … Continue reading

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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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WDTPRS – 22nd Ordinary Sunday: Armies of angels, heavenly hosts

The Collect for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time.  See also the 6th Sunday after Pentecost. COLLECT – (2002MR): Deus virtutum, cuius est totum quod est optimum, insere pectoribus nostris tui nominis amorem, et praesta, ut in nobis, religionis augmento, … Continue reading

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Omnium Gatherum – Of deaconettes, shoes and consecrations

UPDATE: I just saw reports that the lib Left had a meltdown over 1st Lady Melania Trump’s shoes when she was on her way to Houston.  I can’t help but wonder about a connection between the Left’s obsessions and their … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Civil divorce but stay together as married couple?

From a reader: I (think) I have a tough question (“hagan lío”?): Can a man and a woman, who validly embraced the Sacrament of Marriage 10 years ago and who STILL WANT to carry on living as husband and wife … Continue reading

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“Dunkirk on the Bayou” – Houston parish flooded – VIDEO

A priest friend of mine in Houston sent the following about his parish: Dry so far. A nearby creek is close to overflowing, so that could be trouble. About 800 made it to Mass over the weekend, 10% of our … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback and a Lesson about Rash Judgment

I appreciate the feedback I get from readers through my CONTACT form (always on the top menu).  It makes my day and keeps me motivated. I was just a teenager when I started reading your words of wisdom on the … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

It’s the 12th Sunday after Pentecost or else the 21st Ordinary Sunday. Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during the Holy Mass in fulfillment your of Sunday Obligation? Let us know.

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