Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

ASK FATHER: None of your….

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was just wondering if there are any documents that specifically require the composition of liturgical candles to be made of beeswax.
Quite often I see paraffin candles being used for the sacred liturgy, whether traditional or contemporary and … Continue reading

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Dust up in Paraguay

At Pewsitter, this headline caught my eye:
Accused Scranton priest sent to faithful thriving Paraguayan diocese whose bishop corrects gays and liberation theologists. Vatican investigates. Bishop defends priest. Cardinal suspends bishop then faints.
That sums it up.
Well… not quite.
I have followed only … Continue reading

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Some positive items

There are so many terrible things going on right now.  How about some good things?
Here is a great quote from St. Briget of Sweden, which I saw at The Back Of The World:
I Believe in Solemn, Reverent Liturgy Because…
…I believe … Continue reading

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Birettiquette

A priest I spoke with yesterday mentioned how clerics should properly use their birettas (hat, not Beretta… which is another post).
I call proper use of the biretta “birettiquette”.
Once upon a time I actually had made a little pamphlet on this… … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news you can pass along?

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two in the sermon you heard on Sunday?
Let us know what it was!

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My View For Awhile: 77 square mile edition

The zoo like boarding process is underway.

And so I settle in for a few (hopefully) boring hours to my connecting flight.

I am reading American Sniper on this leg.
It was a great conference experience. I met lots of great new … Continue reading

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Chow Line for “Cafeteria Catholics” (heh)

From Vatican Radio:
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis made a surprise visit on Friday to the Vatican’s canteen for its employees. He turned up there unexpected shortly after noon much to everybody’s astonishment and after taking a tray and cutlery joined the … Continue reading

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Latin America needs a revolution: a liberal and Catholic revolution

Liberation Theology is having a bit of a revival.  Is this good?  I am skeptical.  The problem with the Left is that they talk and talk with all sorts of grand words but they don’t explain how to create wealth … Continue reading

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“Are you still there? Did I do something wrong? I need to know…”

For your intense consideration:

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