Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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Belgian Archbishop advocates Catholic recognition of same-sex stuff

Certain elements in the Church are lately emboldened. They have sensed that they have a window of opportunity. The iron is heating and they are striking.
Today we read of a bishop in Belgium who has been touted as, perhaps, the … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASCAzT 29: Why the three feasts after Christmas?

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast to help you observe the Octave of Christmas.
Today is Sunday in the Octave of Christmas.
These podcasts are a token of gratitude to my benefactors who donate and send items from my wishlist.  Thank you!
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The posts scroll off the main page pretty quickly.  Here are some helpful links to recent posts.
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ACTION ITEM! Send Fr. Z Christmas cards from around the world

I’m starting to get cards.  I’ll update that post as … Continue reading

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Your Christmas Sermon Notes

Was there a good point you heard in the sermon for your Christmas Mass of obligation?
Let us know!
Today we had a Solemn Mass.   A shot from the pews.


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Merry Christmas!

I wish all of you regular readers, whether you post comments or just read – all of you, sincerely – a wonderful, grace-filled Christmas.
Blessings for you and yours!

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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.
I get many requests by email asking for … Continue reading

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Request for prayers

I am ill.  I have a lot to do in the next few days.
I ask for prayers.
UPDATE 20 Dec:
The antibiotics start today.

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What kind of priest thought it was good to whitewash, trash statues, tear out altars?

It was a good day for The Catholic Thing today.  Anthony Esolen again knocked one out of the park in an piece in which he talks about reverence.
Esolen starts from an interesting jumping off point: Odysseus slaying the suitors, but sparing the singer … Continue reading

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Blog problems – UPDATES

I reverted to an older version of my theme while we do some work on the problem.
UPDATE:  We isolated the pesky problem that was causing a redirect from the blog to some stupid hack page.
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UPDATE: Thom Peters’ extraordinary life and faith

I direct the entire readership to an article in the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald (recently revamped into a magazine format and for which I have a new, revamped column).
They did a story on Thomas Peters (son of the … Continue reading

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