Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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NYC Day 1: Pastrami Edition

I am at the glorious Pastrami Queen on Lexington.

Mushroom Barley soup

Pastrami

Corned Beef

“Smile!” … yep… he was smiling.

We spent time in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sort of my Mecca, to which I bow several times when I come to this … Continue reading

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What Card. Burke really said to BuzzFeed

Card. Burke to BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed News: I should ask you about the reports that you’re being removed from the Signatura. What message is that sending? Do you think you are being removed in part because of how outspoken you have been … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Lay people purifying vessels at Mass

From a reader…
I recently attended a “school Mass” at a local Catholic school while I was substitute teaching for the day. I had the misfortune of happening upon a parish that uses about one extraordinary minister per member of the congregation. After Mass, … Continue reading

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Reports of Circuli Minores now available on Vatican website

The reports of the Circuli Minores are available on the Vatican website.  HERE
Card. Burke’s would be in Anglicus A.  Sample:
For example, where the Relatio appeared to be suggesting that sex outside of marriage may be permissible, or that cohabitation may be permissible, … Continue reading

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Is the leadership of the Synod dealing from a stacked deck?

Italian journalist Marco Tosatti, who writes for the Italian daily La Stampa,  hit it directly on the head today.  He points to some facts. You decide.  HERE in Italian.  My translation:
 Un Sinodo un po’ taroccato? A Synod a bit “phoney”. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is Jesus a human person? Catechism 101

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Did Jesus Christ true God and true man, become a human person?
No.
The Second Person, the Eternal Son, God from God, took our human nature into an indestructible bond with His divinity and was born of the Virgin Mary, … Continue reading

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It’s time to get onto a war footing.

After looking at my email and some comments in the queue I am compelled to say…
Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour.
1 Peter 5:8
Everyone… CALM DOWN.
There is … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass?
Let us know!

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“The Church, while it strives to emphasise mercy, cannot do so by encouraging sin.”

I was alerted to a piece in The Spectator by Louise Mensch, a divorced a remarried Catholic who knows that, in her present situation, to receive Holy Communion would be a mortal sin.
It is a pleasant change of pace to … Continue reading

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Another donation suggestion post. Updates on past projects you helped with.

Sometimes people ask me about good causes to donate to.  They want to make sure that their hard earned money goes to something that will make a difference.
I want today to suggest three causes which are local to where I … Continue reading

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