Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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Please

Prayers, please.

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Your Good News

It has been some time since I’ve asked you what’s going on.  Do you have good news? I can start out with a couple items of lighter fare. I just learned of a Ham Radio net that operates on weekends … Continue reading

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Octave of Pentecost PODCAzTs

Some 11 years ago, I made a series of PODCAzTs for the Octave of Pentecost.   My technical  abilities have improved a little since then, and I seem to have had a little more energy, but they aren’t bad. So, these … Continue reading

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Calling experts with WordPress

Are there any experts on WordPress out there? I don’t mean, “I sorta know a little about it” or “I’ve done a few things with WordPress… a while ago”. I mean really expert. Please get in touch.  HERE

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DAY 6 – Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit – AUDIO

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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UPDATES: Black vestments, Gitmo, challenge coins, and some food

I thought I’d give you updates on a few things. First, regarding the Black Vestments project the mighty TMSM is pushing forward.   I had shown ya’ll a photo of the fabric for the set, though it had gold writing, instead … Continue reading

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Pres. Trump recalls 40th anniv. of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Poland

I found this in my email.  I regularly get messages from the White House Office of Public Liason.   This surprised me a little.  Also, HERE Presidential Message in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s First Pilgrimage … Continue reading

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DAY 5 – Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit – AUDIO

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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DAY 4 – Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit – AUDIO

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon during your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know.  And let us know if you celebrated Sunday after Ascension, 7th Sunday of Easter, or Ascension Thursday Sunday.

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ASK FATHER: Playing cards and deception, bluffing, lying

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I play board games and card games and some involve deception/bluffing/lying. For example, one game called cockroach poker involves different animal suits of cards, and on your turn you place a card facedown in front of … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP – Travel Vestments for US Navy Chaplain

You will recall that a friend of mine’s airplane went into the river on landing at NAS JAX and he lost his vestments.  I started a fundraiser to have new vestments made at Gammarelli in Rome. Gammarelli sent photos of … Continue reading

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Vigil of Ascension – old and new

Here is something I wrote a loooong time ago – 2006 – for an WDTPRS article in the print version of The Wanderer.  I had a column there for 11 years. …(I)n some places the Feast of the Ascension, which … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Difference between Pastor and Parochial Administrator

From a reader… QUAERITUR: With priest assignments currently being announced, I am curious about the difference between a Pastor and a Parochial Administrator. If a Pastor is reassigned to another parish as an Administrator, is that a lateral or a … Continue reading

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Rome Day 4: Of crashing ceilings, weeping parents, and the dust and hearts of saints

Lots of walking today.  I purposely guiding my path past Er Belli’s house.   You remember him from yesterday’s post. I went to Gammarelli and picked the lace for Fr. Johnson’s new alb which my Society, through the donations some of … Continue reading

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