Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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


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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?
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WDTPRS: Pentecost Sunday (2002MR): Our holy selvage and our salvation

The Fiftieth Day Feast, Hebrew Shavuot or Greek Pentekosté, for the Jews commemorated the descent of God’s Law to Moses on Mount Sinai, wreathed in fire, fifty days after the Exodus.  Fifty days after Our Lord’s Resurrection (the perfect number … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can’t find a confirmed godparent within the family

From a reader…
My wife and I are going to have our third child in November. We are having a hard time finding someone in the family to be our child’s Godparents when we baptize him/her.
Our main problem is basically … Continue reading

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Mass for Benefactors

I am about to say Mass for my benefactors.

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a GOOD point made during the homily you heard for your 7th Sunday of Easter or Sunday After Ascension (I hope) or for Ascension Thursday Sunday?
Let us know!

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Concerning concelebration

At his excellent blog, Mutual Enrichment, Fr. Hunwicke has a few posts about concelebration.
Pope Innocent III on Concelebration:
Innocent III takes it for granted that “from time to time many priests concelebrate” and adds “the Cardinal Presbyters of Rome have been accustomed … Continue reading

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Pontifical Masses

The crowning jewel of the Roman Rite is the Pontifical Mass, particularly when the diocesan bishop celebrates in his own diocese.  It is as if the whole diocese is present in the moment.
In Madison, WI, the local bishop, His Excellency … Continue reading

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Rome Day 1: The Stacks

I am in Rome for some research.  Happily I’ll meet with friends too.
Last night we went for some supper… as one does.

A view during the stroll home.

This morning I walked by two of the famous “Talking Statues”.
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Pope Francis and U.S. style capitalism

From Deseret News:
NEW YORK — The Rev. Martin Schlag is a trained economist as well as a Catholic moral theologian, and when he first read some of Pope Francis’ powerful critiques of the current free market system he had the … Continue reading

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Fishwrap is afraid of the “Credo” priests letter

Michael Sean Winters at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) is upset that over 800 priests and some bishops signed a letter asking that traditional Catholic doctrine be upheld at the next Synod of Bishops.
It’s strange simply to write that.
I … Continue reading

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