Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement!

Well… one of the shoes dropped.  Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement.
Pres. Donald Trump gets to nominate a second Justice.
We have to dust off his list of SCOTUS candidates.
This is amazing.
Think about it.  How many huge decisions were made about … Continue reading

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What if the papal conclave took place today?

At Il Sismografo I saw some interesting stats about the College of Cardinals.
The College today, 26 June 2018
Total electors – 114
Total non electors – 98
Total College – 212
Cardinals created by John Paul II
Electors – 19
Non electors – 58
Total – 77
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Your John the Baptist Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard at the Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation (under pain of mortal sin under most circumstances).
Let us know!
Today, I said the NOVUS ORDO at the request of the pastor, … Continue reading

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Fr. Phillips of @SJCantius will NOT be allowed to return to public ministry after he was exonerated

Yesterday I posted that Fr. Frank Phillips who founded the Canons of St. John Cantius in Chicago, who had been accused of immoral behavior and suspended pended an investigation by a board, had been exonerated of all charges.
The board issued … Continue reading

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Concerning Card. McCarrick

Card. McCarrick. What to say?
I remember that it was Card. McCarrick who suppressed information in a memorandum to US bishops from the Prefect of the Cong. for the Doctrine of the Faith, Joseph Card. Ratzinger, about guidelines for voting in … Continue reading

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Dubious dubia about the Dubia

Once upon a time there was a Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation that caused a lot of head scratching.  And so some Cardinals got together, four in all, and asked the writer of the Exhortation – or rather the Pope whose signature … Continue reading

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Day 1 #ActonU – Getting Started – Days and Deaths

There are some thousand participants from across the globe and many confessions and religion.
The first evening involves checking in, a social hour, supper and an address.

The first evening our speaker addressed us from Venezuela.

She is forbidden to leave Venezuela.
“We don’t … Continue reading

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“Perdonamose!” Midsummer Snails, John’s Birthday Feast and You.

UPDATE:
Thanks for “snail money” as JP called it, and to: GG
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Your planet once again is whirling its way towards your solstices, Summer in the North and Winter in the South.  Since the emphasis in Western Civilization has been northern, I’ll … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of Sunday obligation?
Let us know what it was.

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Speaking of Eucharistic Processions…

This is too good not to share.
Corpus Christi may have passed for this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the reportage, even from years ago.
John XXIII on Corpus Christi 1960. Compare and contrast?
Interesting details.

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READER FEEDBACK to post: Why we Say The Black and Do The Red

The other day I posted an excerpt from an offering by Peter Kwasniewski at NLM, under my title:  “Why we Say The Black and Do The Red“.  In a nutshell, the traditional manner of proclaiming or chanting the readings during … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Note Belated

Here’s a little challenge.  Instead of asking this on Sunday, let’s try for Tuesday.
Was there a good point in the sermon you heard last Sunday during your Mass of obligation?
Let us know!

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A Small Asteroid Hit Earth on 2 June

Sometimes friends and I joke – but not really – about how it might be preferable, given how things are going these days, to have an asteroid strike.
That’s what happened on Saturday 2 June.  Don’t worry.  We are still here.  … Continue reading

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AUSTRIA: Woman carried monstrance, read Gospel, blessed faithful on Corpus Christ

It is probable that widespread Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and many Masses coram Sanctissimo preserved Austria from the Protestant revolt, or so I have been told.
Now, it seems as if every story about anything Catholic that comes out of Austria … Continue reading

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The latest front cover of the UK’s best Catholic weekly

May I recommend to the readership that you would benefit from a subscription to the Catholic Herald?
HERE

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