Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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BLOG WORK and GLITCHES

I am doing some updates on the blog’s software.  Of course, since this is a fallen world (blogs are a proof that this is a fallen world), there are glitches.
One glitch is that every single registered and approved member was … 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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VIDEO FOLLOW UP: 13 Oct 2017 Pontifical Mass at the Throne @BishopMorlino @MadisonDiocese

We now have some video of the Pontifical Mass at the Throne celebrated by Bishop Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, on 13 October 2017 at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI for the 100th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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16 October 1978: Election of John Paul II

Where were you when you heard the news that a man from Poland had been elected to the See of Peter?
It was on this date in 1978.   Wow.  39 years.

Apropos recent debates that have strongly emerged in the Church, I note … Continue reading

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Urgent Prayer Request

May I ask a prayer from the readership?  I am ailing and I must MC a Pontifical Mass this evening.  First, something is wrong with my neck on the right side.  When I move, it hurts like crazy.  Second, I’ve … Continue reading

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A Dominican Thomist examines the claim that “Amoris laetitia” is “Thomistic”

This is really important.
I’ve been waiting for a Dominican well-versed in Thomas to examine the claim that Amoris laetitia is a “Thomistic” document and/or that it makes good use of the Angelic Doctor’s words.
At LifeSite find an examination by Father Thomas Crean, … Continue reading

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Recent Consecrations of Dioceses to the Blessed Virgin – REQUEST FOR LIST

UPDATE:  Some people are sending me emails about consecrations.  Thanks, but sorry. I want them posted here and I am not going to do that work.  I have enough to do.
Register.. get approved… post.
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I have been hearing numerous reports that bishops … Continue reading

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Prayer request for Santa Rosa and Fr. Z makes observations

Last Saturday I was in the Diocese of Santa Rosa, in Napa Valley, CA, to speak at a conference.
At one point I had noticed smoke plumes on the far sides of a large Eastern ridge.  On Saturday evening the other priest … Continue reading

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Some reader feedback

From a reader…
I wanted to thank you for your wonderful blog. I’ve been following you for a while and I wanted to let you know how grateful I am. I’m a convert who comes from a family of radical leftists. My aunt … Continue reading

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After 15 years man emerges from ‘permanent vegetative state’

At LifeSite I read a story about a man who emerged from a Permanent or Persistent Vegetative State (PVS) after 15 years.  It is a remarkable story, which merits to be more widely known.
I’ve been writing about PVS for a … Continue reading

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New sacred music disc: Renaissance Polyphony of Portugal for Our Lady of Fatima

The great folks at St. John Cantius in Chicago – where they have a fine sacred music program – have a new disc:
Renaissance Polyphony of Portugal for Our Lady of Fatima
US HERE – UK HERE

Too bad it didn’t come at the … Continue reading

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INDULGENCE 1st Sunday of October – Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii

There is a beautiful tradition for this day (often right at 1200 noon).  Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii.  The other day for this is 8 … Continue reading

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MADISON: 13 Oct 2017 – PONTIFICAL MASS – 100th anniversary of Fatima Miracle

On 13 October 2017 we observe the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun that concluded Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, Portugal.
In celebration of that anniversary and to give glory to God and honor to Mary, Mother of the … Continue reading

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This from a guy at a site that perpetually calls for dialogue and bashed Popes

The Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left, Michael Sean Winters, recently wrote:
Cardinal Gerhard Müller thinks the pope should appoint a group of cardinals to debate the “dubia” submitted by four cardinals regarding Amoris Laetitia. Bad idea. The church is not a debating society. … Continue reading

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23 September 2017

Here it is from Madrid.

The Sun is up and Virgo rises with the Crescent Moon at her feet.  The other orbs are above in Leo forming 12 in all.
Beautiful!
And they just closed the door to my flight.

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Sunday News? With some “correction”.

Rumors are bouncing and binging like pinballs.  Ooo the excitement!  What will it be?  Sites are rushing to talk about sources and possibilities.   How exciting it all is.  “I’m first!”
Sometimes that’s great and benign.  Other times you are hurting … Continue reading

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BOOK: Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness

UPDATE:
There is a good interview [HERE] of Peter K by Aurelio Porfiri, whom I just met in Rome.  It’s good.  Porfiri is a composer of sacred music.  At the Pontifical Mass in St. Peter’s for the Summorum Pontificum conference we heard … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Alignment

I’m off for another major city for a few days of adventure.
Meanwhile, this was the sight in the sky as I entered the airport terminal.

What are we looking at?

Farewell to Rome, again.

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MASS FOR BENEFACTORS

Right now… 4pm Rome time.

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Theologican College (seminary) asks Jesuit Fr. James Martin NOT to speak at event

Today I arose to messages that Theological College, an important major seminary with national prominence in Washington DC, had decided to withdraw an invitation to homosexualist activist and Jesuit Fr. James Martin, to speak at their “Alumni Days”.
Since I am … Continue reading

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