Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

“O my God, make them like a wheel; * and as stubble before the wind.” Consolation from a Psalm.

Scripture is perennially applicable.  As 2 Timothy 3 says: “All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice, that the man of God may be perfect, furnished to every good work.”  Hence, even … Continue reading

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“Why Trappist ale tastes better”

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald – PRINT edition [subscribe!] – there is a great piece about the Trappists of St. Joseph Abbey in Massachusetts who make great beer.
There are some stories in the print edition that you can’t get online.  … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Easter (Novus Ordo): a candle is honey sweet summons

This Sunday, in the Novus Ordo calendar, is called the 3rd Sunday of Easter. Let’s have a look at the Collect.
This Sunday’s Collect, it seems to me, reflects a conscious attempt on the part of Holy Church to remind us … Continue reading

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The Sovereign Merciless Order of Malta – Another step toward creepy.

UPDATE 12 April 2018:
This whole thing reminds me of something.
Do any of you remember waaaaay back in the 1980’s when John Paul II removed the head of the Jesuits and replaced him with his own pick Father, later Cardinal, Paolo … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for this 2nd Sunday of Easter?
Let us know.
 
I spoke of the four characteristics of the risen body which we will enjoy: brightness, subtlety, agility and the one I’m really … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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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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My View For Awhile: Westward …. Ho!

It’s to the Left Coast today. Yawn.

Dreadful weather this morning. Winter never seems to end. The older I get the more often I ask why I live in this climate: for my sins?
UPDATE
After a slight breather, it’s off to the … Continue reading

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PASCHALCAzT 47 2018 – Easter Sunday: VICTORY!

Today is Easter Sunday.  The Roman Station was St. John Lateran for the Vigil, which traditionally ought to start at Midnight, and St. Mary Major for the Mass during the day.
Today the great Anscar Vonier teaches us from the 3rd … Continue reading

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Your Holy Thursday Sermon Notes

Were there any good points made during the sermon you heard if you attended the Holy Thursday Mass?
Let us know.
For my part, I spoke briefly, as I am under the weather, about the significance of the Lord going to the … Continue reading

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Prayer Request

Friends, it’s Holy Thursday and I’ve come down with a nasty cold.
Prayers, please.  This isn’t good timing for problems with speaking, singing and … breathing.

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Of DC Gun Marches, Young People Synods, and Volcano Sacrifices

On the same day that in Washington DC there is a “march” staged by talking-point saturated young people about – call it what it is – undermining the 2nd Amendment rather than upholding it, a document was released from the … Continue reading

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Fishwrap attacks @BpJamesJohnston of @DioceseKCSJ for stopping controversial concert

The National Sodomitical Reporter (aka Fishwrap) threw an editorial tantrum today about the decision of the Bishop of Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph (where Fishwrap’s offices are located), Most Rev. James Johnston not to allow at a diocesan parish a … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Masses to rescue Lea Sharibu held by evil Islamic Boko Haram

Bp. Stephen Dami Mamza of Yola, Nigeria wrote
“The 110 school girls abducted by Boko Haram here in Nigeria about one month ago were all returned except for five of them who died and one of them, Lea Sharibu who happens … Continue reading

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Levity, Severity, the Confessional and YOU!

At First Things there is a good piece about toughness when it comes to preaching and discipline and gentleness in mercy, especially with penitents in the confessional. It is hard for priests to find that balance out en plein air … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Northward

Off I go into the sunrise… sort of.

Back to the northern chill after a good visit with my mother.

UPDATE
The trip continueth after a hiatus in the lounge in ATL.
It is by now nearly an inexorable cosmic truth that at least … Continue reading

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