Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

Note to readers

Over the years I have had to apply stricter and stricter moderation values on the combox so that it doesn’t degenerate into the slime you see in the comboxes of sites like the National Sodomitical Reporter or Crux or Amerika, etc.
Right now I’m … Continue reading

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Bp. Tobin’s Tough Love: Hirsute flabmeisters… mature women with skimpy clothes… hyperactive gum-chewing kids checking their iPhones

His Excellency Most Reverend  Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence has sobering reminders for his flock. HERE
No doubt His Excellency is addressing himself only to the Catholics of Providence. So, if you are not in that diocese pay no attention.  My emphases and comments:
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Blog travails continue – 404 page

I don’t know whether this came from an attack or if something is a little wonky with the database, but a couple times now people have found when clicking on links to posts or comments that they are directed to … Continue reading

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We installed some new defensive tools on the blog to protect from spammers and other vile twisted souls. I’ve been watching the logs of nefarious activity.
I just strengthened the defensive perimeter so that failed attempts to log in will result … Continue reading


Fr. Z’s Voice Mail

I have received a few more voicemails…
Remember, I don’t call back, but I listen to it.
I had couple hangups from timid people, but this one really stood out.

R in NC attended Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the first time.

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Monthly donations: a request

I had posted this back on 3 December and 13 February and 27 March (which had been “lean” days) and there was a great response.  Let’s give it another try!
I am always grateful when donations come in, either ad hoc … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

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

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Fr. Volpi, Commissar over Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, has died.

From Corrispondenza Italiana:
E’ morto padre Fidenzio Volpi … Fr. Fidenzio Volpi is dead.
I Frati Minori Cappuccini della Provincia di S. Carlo in Lombardia hanno annunciato la morte di Padre Fidenzio Volpi, all’età di 75 anni. Le esequie verranno celebrate a … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 2nd Sunday after Pentecost – Holy Fear

It isn’t really Corpus Christi in the traditional Roman calendar, though it is often transferred to this Sunday.  It is really the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost.  Corpus Christi was Thursday, the Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
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Staff breaks? Staff it out!

So… Pope goes to Sarajevo.  He was to use the Paul VI style pastoral staff/crucifix along with his most favoritest vestments, which are by now so very very familiar.  Via Vatican Insider.
Problem: the Paul VI staff broke!
Oh dear… what a shame!
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