Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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6 Jan – Thanks and Mass for Benefactors

Thanks from the bottom of my beady-black heart to all of you who over the last weeks have sent donations through Christmas cards, or who have made ad hoc online donations, or who have subscribed to monthly, automatic contributions.  Also, thanks to … Continue reading

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An Epiphany hymn… differently

From a couple years back… in case you are new around here. On a lighter note for your Epiphany joy, here is an offering from the official Parodohymnodist, the great Fr. Tim Ferguson. He provides an introduction: I was just … Continue reading

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ZUHLIO RETURNS! “Cardinal Kasper Will Accompany Me”

It is my pleasure to release at long last the super ultra exclusive new hit from the always backward-looking performance artist Zuhlio! I had note from Zuhlio, who has been pensive of late: I’ve been pensive of late. Just ponder about the great contributions … Continue reading

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Gregorian chant CD from the Benedictine Abbey of Fontgombault

I’ve have visited the Benedictine Abbey of Fontgombault a couple times, though not for many years.   Clear Creek in these USA is a daughter house of Fontgombault. The Monastic Choir of the Abbey Notre Dame de Fontgombault have issued … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Let’s start out the year with your good news, your good hopes for this new year of salvation.

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Obligation? Let us know. For my part, for the Extraordinary Form (it isn’t the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God), on this Octave of Christmas … Continue reading

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Thank you, dear readers. Mass for Benefactors

From the bottom of my beady black heart, I send out thanks to all of you readers for your many acts of kindness and your attention over the last year. Let’s all pray that this next year of salvation, 2017, … Continue reading

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Merenda Time!

It’s mid-afternoon coffee time. How is your supply? You know what to do.  

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Merry Christmas Octave!

We are in the Octave of Christmas.  Merry Christmas everyone! Here is a shot from our Midnight Mass. The word “immemorial” came to mind when I saw it.  We have a beautiful continuity with our many forebears who sacrificed so … Continue reading

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The 1914 Christmas Truce

From History.com: Just after midnight on Christmas morning, the majority of German troops engaged in World War I cease firing their guns and artillery and commence to sing Christmas carols. At certain points along the eastern and western fronts, the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are pastors bound to teach oddities of Amoris Laetitia?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Fr. Z: Our bishop visited our parish tonight to install our new pastor. The rite required father to vow to adhere to the teachings “which either the Roman Pontiff or the College of Bishops enunciates when … Continue reading

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Edward Feser: The Five Dubia and the Silence of the Pope

I found Edward Feser’s essay on Schadenfreude to be especially helpful after the election of Donald J. Trump as President of These United States of America after the humiliating defeat of Hillary and everything she stands for.   Truly helpful. … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 23: Thieve back hearts that bleed in sin

Here is ADVENTCAzT 23, for Monday in the 4th Week of Advent. Those who love God do not protest, whatever He may ask of them. These 5 minute offerings, to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Gayle – RIP

I received some sad news today.  The woman who made the most beautiful rosaries I have ever seen or used died, under tough circumstances. I spoke with her daughter tonight and told her that I would ask for prayers.  I … Continue reading

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1000 years of border changes in 3 minutes

This is mesmerizing. Think of all the strife and grief which produced those arbitrary changes.

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