Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

Some profess respect for separated heretical brethren, but hate unseparated traditional brethren

Fr. John Hunwicke has an interesting comment about the FSSP over at his excellency blog Mutual Enrichment.   This is the second of a short series.  He has a penchant for chain-posts, it seems.  You can find the rest over there.  Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Tales from a snow-stuck pilgrim bus: “Here in this place new snow is falling…”

I received an amusing note (and various SMS) from a friend in KC whose daughter is stuck on a bus in the snow after the March for Life.   A priest on the bus said Mass.  Here is a photo… grainy … Continue reading

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URGENT! Wash DC #MarchForLife – Extraordinary Form Mass NOT CANCELLED – 3 PM – Old St. Mary’s

Contrary to tweets – the Extraordinary Form Mass in honor of Nellie Gray IS GOING AHEAD! There was word put out that it was cancelled.  NO!  Even the parish website (as I write) indicates that Mass was cancelled. NO!  IT IS … Continue reading

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Backing up hard drives and moving to a new computer: TIPS sought

A question for you tech-knowledgeable readers. I know someone who recently lost everything because the hard-drive died (yes, I know there are ways to deal with that, but in the case that’s not going to happen). Since disasters seem to … Continue reading

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Blog problems resolved

Yes, the blog was down today for a while.  I think this was a combination of Zuhlsdorf’s Law and another one of Pope Francis’ … interesting moves. A reboot took care of the annoying problem.

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail: URGENT PRAYER REQUEST and update on ACTION ITEM! #wookies4wes

I very much appreciate getting voice mails. Here are a couple items. First… you may recall that I had posted voice mail with an ACTION ITEM (HERE) about a screening of the new Star Wars movie for a seminarian dying … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news for the readership? For my part, I am 95% over my pulmonary crud.  Hurray!

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon that you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know what it was.   For my part, I contrasted the “troubled times” theme in the Mass setting, Haydn’s Missa in angustiis, and … Continue reading

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Anglican Communion suspends US Episcopal Church over same-sex “marriage”

Before anything else let me say: Anglicanorum coetibus! Here’s something slightly interesting. From USA Today: Anglicans suspend Episcopal Church over stance on same-sex marriage The Anglican Communion suspended the Episcopal Church, it’s American branch, from voting and decision-making for three years … 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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