Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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QUESTION FOR READERS: Our Lady of Clergy image – in Paris?

I have for years had an image of Our Lady of the Clergy, Notre-Dame du Clergé, on this blog. See the sidebar.
Right now I have a special reason to ask her to stick by me and a few other priests … Continue reading

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Courageous Priest ACTION ITEM!

The folks at Courageous Priest have another tee and hoodie sale going on to raise money. They invited me to share this and then give me a taste of the sales.
I am working entirely on my phone right … Continue reading

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Card. Burke – off the leash – in Ireland

In the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, read about what Card Burke said about some of the burning questions for the Church today.
A sample:
Warning that Satan was sowing confusion and error about matrimony, the cardinal patron of the … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST

In your goodness, will you stop and, right now, say a prayer for a cleric who is going through some ecclesiastical … there’s no other way to put this… persecution of the liberal sort.
It’s as nasty as I have ever … Continue reading

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Happy 239th Birthday, Marines!

Happy 239th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!
Oorah and thank you.

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ASK FATHER: TLM vestments for military installation

Today seems an especially good day to post this request, from a priest:
I write with a request that some of your readers may be able to assist with. I am starting preparation to offer the EF at our military installation … 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: “The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass” became the “liturgy” – POLL

I was sent some text from “From the Pastor’s Desk” column of the 9 November Bulletin of Our Lady of Grace Church. I share it here below with my emphases and comments:
The Pastor’s Message
“Laudetur Jesus Christus!” (Praised be Jesus Christ!)
I … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Response to claim that Communion on tongue will spread influenza (and whatever else)

Appended below is letter by longtime Fr. Z’s Blog reader and participant to the pastor of the reader’s parish. It seems that in Sunday’s parish bulletin the pastor alleged that priests touch communicants’ tongues when people insist on receiving on … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: D. Madison – All Souls Pontifical Reqiuem

Last night His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, celebrated a Pontifical Requiem at the Throne for All Souls with the intention of the deceased priests and bishops of the Diocese.

 

 

And from the choir loft HERE

UPDATE:
More photos … Continue reading

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