Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readership? Let us know what it is.

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On this day in 1941 “Teddy Ballgame” Williams became the last player to hit .400 in a season. He did this during a double-header against the Philadelphia Athletics on the last day of the regular season. When he reached .400 … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard during your Sunday obligation Mass?   Let us know.

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10 less than perfectly reported points about Pope Francis’ US trip

I direct the readership’s attention to a helpful contribution from Acton Institute (which you should share with as many as possible in order to provoke MS Fishwrap into a case of the vapors). I won’t share the whole thing. Go there … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Domum

Off I go again, after this short trip to the land of the rising sun.  The system works well here: bus service runs to the airport regularly (though I am informed that it will be late to the hotel today). … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton, the example

At the UN Pope Francis held up Thomas Merton as an example. Here is a bit of Thomas Merton, the example: Pope Francis quoted Thomas Merton. Here is Merton on chant: This is what I think about the Latin and … Continue reading

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Tokyo – Day 3: Edo and Sumo and CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday

I enjoy the subway PSA’s… this one needs a caption. I caught a few minutes of the Holy Father’s visit to St. Patrick’s.  My good friend Fr. Murray is one of the commentators.  Alas, rainy Tokyo.  From my window you … Continue reading

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“Liturgy” of Women’s Ordination Conference

At the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap), dissidents as they are, they fall over each other in support of the (impossible) ordination of women.  Tom Fox seems especially enamored of this fantasy. There was a gathering of some supporters of women’s ordination, Conference for … Continue reading

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TOKYO – Day 2: Noodles, barriers, and prizes

Today we found ramen. Ramen here is nothing like what you might find in packets in grocery stores. It is an entirely different creature. And there are seemingly infinite varieties. When you stop at a good ramen shop, there is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I go to a different parish for Mass in Latin?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am a new comer to the Latin Mass. [?] Words cannot express how much we have missed since coming to the Latin Mass thru my children’s Catholic school. Our parish does not have a Latin Mass, yet … Continue reading

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