Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

Card. Rodriguez speaks to Fishwrap about Curial Reform

Over at the Fishwrap, Jesuit Thomas Reese interviewed Oscar Card. Rodriguez Maradiaga about reform of the Roman Curia.
What could go wrong?
Make some popcorn and then click HERE.

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Benedict XVI empowered a movement that will bring beauty back to the sanctuary and to the whole world.

I saw this in The Week.  My emphases and comments:
In defense of Pope Benedict and the Latin Mass
Twelve summers ago I entered a dusty little church in a Polish neighborhood in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., that Poles had abandoned long ago. It … Continue reading

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How would you like a job wherein your shift change looks like this?

Who would like the job of minding this lighthouse?
How would you like a job wherein your shift change looks like this?

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“dust off the censer, and toss out the bong” – 07/07/07

Here is a grooovy oldie post from the WDTPRS archives. This, from this very day in 2007:
The Official WDTPRS Parody Song Writer, the esteemed Tim Ferguson has been at it again.
As he put it,
“I ruminated a bit more … and … Continue reading

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A follow up on the MOOS for the ordination of women

You will recall that our old pal Phyllis Zagano, a writer for the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap), promoted her MOOS for the ordination of women.
MOOS means, I understand, a “Massive Online Open Seminar”.  It seems it was not entirely … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in your Sunday sermon?  What was it?
Today I said Mass the 9:15 Novus Ordo at a parish which, for the first time, had Mass in the older, traditional form, at 7:30.  (I think it was … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Juventutem Thanks Benedict XVI for Summorum Pontificum

Here is a nice video “thank you” note from Juventutem to priests, lay people, Pope Benedict and Pope Francis for Summorum Pontificum.
On Monday 7 July we will have come to the 7th Anniversary of the release of the text.  It … 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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RECENT POSTS and THANKS

First and foremost, help each other:
YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS
Some recent posts. They scroll off pretty quickly.

“Brown Shirts” threaten medical workers treating illegal immigrants
Sr. Simone Campbell, NETWORK against SCOTUS on Hobby Lobby
ISIS terrorists call all Muslims next to “conquer Rome”
Archbp. Coakley … Continue reading

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New Seminary in France, also for Extraordinary Form!

I am delighted at this news I just received via email:
I thought you might be interested in learning about the new seminary that will be established presently in the diocese of Fréjus-Toulon by Bishop Dominique Rey, entrusted to the Fraternity … Continue reading

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