Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

29 August: What are people chanting at end of Francis’ General Audience? Is it “VIGANO! VIGANO! VIGANO”?

UPDATE:
They could be chanting “VIGANO!”. I scrubbed the audio a little and slowed it down. I am hearing “ITALO!” There was a bishop there, Lucca Italo Castellani. Still, it is hard to tell exactly.   Here is some cleaned up audio, … Continue reading

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Card. Cupich: Francis has better things to do. People who resist him a racists. Rabbit hole!

Okay, that’s it.   I posted this within a different post, but it deserves its own place, for the record.
Chicago’s Card. Cupich, who surely owes his rise to a certain someone, has reacted to The Present Crisis and the Viganò Testimony.  … Continue reading

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“And that, to be restored, our sickness must grow worse…”

From The Four Quartets
East Coker
[…]
IV.
The wounded surgeon plies the steel
That questions the distempered part;
Beneath the bleeding hands we feel
The sharp compassion of the healer’s art
Resolving the enigma of the fever chart.
Our only health is the disease
If we obey the dying … Continue reading

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Some reactions to the Viganò Testimony. – UPDATED

UPDATE 27 August:
CNN… what a bunch of dopes.
Former Archbishop wants Pope to resign
Newsroom
In a statement seen by CNN on Sunday, former Archbishop and Vatican ambassador to the US Carlo Maria Vigano said he told the Pope about allegations of sexual … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z is intimidated and just a bit scared.

This began as a note under a weekly “Your Sunday Sermon” posts, in which I attempt to elicit from you, good points from the sermon you heard. That post turned into something else. Hence, I moved the text from there … Continue reading

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Pope John Paul – The Pope People Forget To Remember

Today is the anniversary of the 1978 election of Pope John Paul I, Papa Luciani.
He is the Pope people forget to remember.
Pray for him, who was Vicar of Christ for so few days. May God reward him.
It was the Year … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and MASS FOR BENEFACTORS

First, thanks to benefactors, donors – ad hoc or subscribed monthly – and to people who send things, books, etc., from my wishlists.  Today, I had a nice card from JM and a book from FCE.   I have also had notes from … Continue reading

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VIDEO – 23 Aug – Bp. Morlino with Raymond Arroyo on EWTN

Raymond Arroyo interviewed Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison.  It originally aired on EWTN’s The World Over on Thursday 23 August.
 

In another segment, Arroyo interviewed Bill Donohue of The Catholic League.
He said something that struck me. … Continue reading

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Comments from The Great Roman™

During The Present Crisis partisans of the loony and often homosexual catholic Left have attempted misdirection of attention away from the root cause – homosexuality – and toward clericalism. Watch: they will also try to connect the Crisis to traditional … Continue reading

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Letters of Bishops compared. Quite a contrast.

The other day Bp. Morlino (aka The Extraordinary Ordinary) posted a great Letter to the people of the Diocese of Madison about the present crisis. I wrote on it HERE.
Many bishops have issued statements or letters to their flocks.  Some … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass you frequented in fulfillment of your Sunday obligation?
Let us know what it was!
For my part, for the TLM, we had the Gospel reading about the 10 … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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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 by email asking … Continue reading

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Your Good News – Mass for Benefactors

Do you have some good news to share with the readership?  Let’s hear it!  We need good news.
Here’s some good news for you.
I will celebrate Holy Mass for the intention of my benefactors, always, of course, including DY and GS, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Invalidly married niece coming to visit with husband. What to do?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
First, great blog, thanks for all your hard work and sharing your insights and knowledge!
Second, I have a question for you re: my niece and her new husband. I’ll be as brief and organized as I can.

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The Goat Rodeo Continues: correction of French text of CCC 2267

When the Holy See released the changes t0 CCC 2267 in various language, the French was different from the rest.  While the rest of the languages said that the death penalty was “inadmissible”, the French version said that it was “inhumane”.  … Continue reading

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