Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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


First and foremost, help each other…
Some recent posts, which scroll off quickly.

A Blog Milestone and a Mass for Benefactors
Something fun for the consistory: The Cardinal… locations
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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.
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Link between German Church Tax and Germans pushing for changes?

At CNA we see a connection.
Could it be that the Germans are leading in the charge in watering down the Church’s discipline and teaching about reception of Communion, because of big losses in revenue through the Church Tax, Die Kirchensteuer?
As church-goers wane, … 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 of obligation?
Let us know!

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The stakes are high in Rome next week.

This is a big week coming up in Rome.  This could be a pivotal week in this pontificate.
9-11 Feb – Meeting of the Gang of Nine
12-13 Feb – Consistory meetings of all the Cardinals
14-15 Feb – Public events for the Consistory … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two from the sermon you heard at Mass on Sunday?
Yes, you should be paying attention, even to the extreme of being able to remember what was said on Monday!
You might also indicate if your … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Where to bow or genuflect in confusing church

From a reader…
I attend a “modern” church with the traditional long, central aisle. At one end (not the east) is the rose window above the wooden table that serves as an altar (ad popularum). At the other end is the Tabernacle in … Continue reading

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San Francisco parish takes step in right direction. Sky falls on pastor’s head.

UPDATE 29 Jan:
I had this note from a reader:
Check out how much the faithful have donated to support Fr. Illo in his decision for altar boys at Star of the Sea- $22K so far in 1 day!
God bless you!
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Card. Burke’s sermon on marriage

His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke recently celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the faldstool in the Basilica of San Nicola in Carcere in Rome.   The Mass took place the day after the close of the conference of the Confraternity of … Continue reading

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I can see why Pope Francis is concerned.

After all, who knows what sort of monster one of those rabbits might turn out to be? You might need the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.
[And before there are objections… yes, I … Continue reading

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