Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard at your Mass of Obligation for this Sunday, Epiphany? Let us know what it was! For my part, I spoke about the various lights and “stars” which guide us … Continue reading

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Francis and the retreating US Bishops

As the US bishops meet in a retreat at Chicago’s Mundelein Seminary, with reflections by Rainiero Cantalamessa and the aegis of – I guess it was unavoidable – Card. Cupich, Francis sent them a letter.  HERE There is a piece … Continue reading

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What is your good news?

It has been some time since I’ve asked. What is your good news? Share something good and positive with the readership.

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UPDATE: Sending snail-mail 2018 Christmas cards

UPDATE: 7 Jan 2019 Worthington, ON Watervliet, NY Forest Hills, NY San Matteo, CA Croissy sur Seine, France St. Paul, MN Allenton, MI Hutchinson, MN Buffalo, NY Sea Girt, NJ Leominster, MA UPDATE: 3 Jan 2019 Tokyo, Japan (see you … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! 31 DEC & 1 JAN – Plenary INDULGENCES Alert!

FATHERS!  Tell your people. Catholics can gain a Plenary Indulgence on New Year’s EVE, 31 December (EnchInd. 26) be the recitation or the singing of the Te Deum. To gain the indulgence the usual following conditions must be met. 1. Sacramental confession … 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 Obligation for Sunday in the Octave of Nativity of Our Lord? Let us know what it was! Yes, a good point!

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered here 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 … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2018 25: Why St. Stephen after Christmas?

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 25, for St. Stephen’s Day.  Happy Boxing Day! These … Continue reading

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Your Christmas Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of Obligation for the Nativity of Our Lord?   Or perhaps you went to more than one Mass? Let us know what it was! Yes, a good … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Penultimate Edition

I’m on my penultimate air trip (I hope) of the year. Three things to note. First the pilot wanted to board early! Second, there is no tail number on this airplane, hence I’m not sure about who is actually running … Continue reading

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17 Dec: St. Daniel and the Furnace Boys

Some don’t know, and understandably so, that the Church recognizes many great figures of the Old Testament as saints, and she gives them feast days. They may not appear on the general calendar for liturgical observation, but they are listed … Continue reading

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Advent Penance Service Idiocy

From a friend. WARNING TO MALE READERS: Simply reading the text in the images, below, may compromise your testosterone level.   Imagine what reading aloud might do. This idiocy was perpetrated on the People of God at a parish. It … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: ”Festina Lente” Edition

I made the decision to go to NYC last night. My ribs are still sore but now much less. My shoulder is still pesky. My foot keeps me moving quite slowly. I am determined to be patient, ask for help … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass to fulfill your Sunday Obligation? Let us know. I made three points. One was about asking for miracles, while explaining the miracle for the cause of … Continue reading

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UPDATE on injuries and recovery with heartfelt thanks

UPDATE 7 Dec 2018: Many people have sent notes asking how things are going.   I can give this report. First, I was able to get up and, with some assistance, get to church last night for the Requiem for Bp. … Continue reading

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