Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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Rome 2 Day 4&5: My View For Awhile

The Roman ceremonies of the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage have begun.  We are jammed into a tiny church on the V. S. Giovanni Decollato (a favorite feast). Card. Castrillon arrived a bit ago.  I’m not sure why the choir sang Tota Pulchra Est. … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Benedictine Monks of Norcia – affected again, badly, by new earthquakes

UPDATE: A reader sent email: Wednesday Oct 26, according to my Theosis devotional (from Eastern Christian Publications in Virginia) is the Commemoration of the Great and Fearful Earthquake, Constantinople, 740. For what it’s worth. ___ Last night, 26 Oct, I felt in … Continue reading

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Rome 2- Day 2 & 3: Cooking up vestments and victuals

Today I stopped in at Gammarelli to talk about the upcoming pontifical set of vestments in white and I saw a relatively inexpensive rose pianera. They will make a matching cope and have it to us by Gaudete Sunday. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know. I, for one, did not preach! However, I did meditate during Mass on how silly differences tend to keep … Continue reading

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Spiritual Super Powers: Monks of Norcia and Card. Sarah

I am reading Card. Sarah’s new book “The Power of Silence: against the dictatorship of noise”.  It is profound.  What a tonic for the confused pabulum we are getting from… elsewhere. I got a note from the Benedictine monks of … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray on Hillary’s anti-Catholic distortions at Al Smith Dinner

Clarity and common sense from my friend Fr. Murray on the Al Smith Dinner… Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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More Wikileaks emails about lib machinations tied to the Clinton campaign

This is a fascinating look into liberal catholic machinations. As you know the head of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, John Podesta, has been involved in creating institutions within the Church to create instability and revolution.  Wikileaks has the goods from his emails. … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation?  Let us know. I will have Mass later today in a Serragli chapel at San Marco in Florence.  I’ll talk to the pilgrim group … Continue reading

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Fishwrap rots from the head down

I am sure that by now you have heard about how the anti-Catholic Clinton campaign’s anti-Catholic manager John Podesta helped foment dissent in the Church and revolt by establishing anti-Catholic, catholic organizations.  HERE  Undermine the Church as a moral force, push … Continue reading

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Pray

We are on a cusp. Consistory announced today. Presidential debate tonight. I feel like…. Just pray. UPDATE: I’m afraid, in the matter of worldly goods.  I’m very afraid. In the matter of heavenly goods, I remain unshaken. Friends, don’t let … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

What was the good point you heard in the sermon for your Mass of obligation this Sunday. I didn’t preach.  I said Mass very quietly at a side altar in Roman church with one young fellow making quiet responses. I … Continue reading

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Thanks to readers and upcoming Mass for benefactors

Thanks to all you readers who are also monthly and occasional donors.  I am grateful for your help, without which this is not possible.  Thanks also to those of you who have sent items from my wish lists, stuff or … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! 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 … Continue reading

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Diocese of Arlington has a new bishop

Over the years I have written quite a few times about His Excellency Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, olim Bishop of Raleigh in North Carolina.  He was just translated to the Diocese of Arlington in Virginia. Bp. Burbidge has been open to … Continue reading

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The greatest 20th century Catholic novels

The great Anthony Esolen has posted his suggestion for the 10 greatest Catholic novels in English of the 20th century. How’s his list? 1. Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter – UK HERE 2. J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings … Continue reading

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