Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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Omnium Gatherum – Of deaconettes, shoes and consecrations

UPDATE:
I just saw reports that the lib Left had a meltdown over 1st Lady Melania Trump’s shoes when she was on her way to Houston.  I can’t help but wonder about a connection between the Left’s obsessions and their amazing … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Civil divorce but stay together as married couple?

From a reader:
I (think) I have a tough question (“hagan lío”?):
Can a man and a woman, who validly embraced the Sacrament of Marriage 10 years ago and who STILL WANT to carry on living as husband and wife their indissoluble … Continue reading

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“Dunkirk on the Bayou” – Houston parish flooded – VIDEO

A priest friend of mine in Houston sent the following about his parish:
Dry so far. A nearby creek is close to overflowing, so that could be trouble. About 800 made it to Mass over the weekend, 10% of our usual … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback and a Lesson about Rash Judgment

I appreciate the feedback I get from readers through my CONTACT form (always on the top menu).  It makes my day and keeps me motivated.
I was just a teenager when I started reading your words of wisdom on the Catholic … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

It’s the 12th Sunday after Pentecost or else the 21st Ordinary Sunday. Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during the Holy Mass in fulfillment your of Sunday Obligation? Let us know.

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About tearing down statues of those of whom you disapprove

Variations of damnatio memoriae are cropping up everywhere, it seems.
From the past:
5. Further, no one arose to avenge Dion’s death; but in the case of Brutus, Antony, an enemy, gave him illustrious burial, and Octavius, an enemy, actually took care to … Continue reading

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MADISON: 22 Aug – Pontifical Mass at the Throne – Immaculate Heart of Mary

On Tuesday, 22 August, at 6 p.m., at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Monona, His Excellency Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the traditional Feast of the Immaculate Heart of … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Post Syzygy

MCI is a madhouse.  Many people have some sort of eclipse commemorating shirt.

I was supposed to do a radio slot with Drew Mariani but in the chaos it didn’t work.
We had some clouds but mangaged to see some of the … Continue reading

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That’s no moon!

Biretta tip to Ben Shapiro!
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Waiting for tomorrow 

Pretty soon!

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Peters on Nichols

The distinguished theologian Fr. Aidan Nichols, OP, recently gave a talk to a group of Anglican and Orthodox (both of whom are not yet in union with the Pope of Rome) about what might be done in view of the … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

It’s the 11th Sunday after Pentecost or else the 20th Ordinary Sunday. Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during the Holy Mass in fulfillment your of Sunday Obligation? Let us know.
For my part, later this morning, … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Here goes the Sun Edition

I’m on my way to the path of the much anticipated shadow of your planet’s largest satellite.

There is a lovely sight in the sky this morning directly in the East.   The Moon has lots of Earthshine and Venus is … Continue reading

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Feedback that gets to me

Occasionally I get feedback that really helps. Today I received this:

Wow.
This, friends, gets to me.
The token she mentions is something from my wish list, a recording of The Passion of Saint Thomas More by composer Garrett Fisher. US HERE – … Continue reading

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Twitter Liturgy: Luther would be so proud…

Luther would be so proud.
From NPR:
In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews
In Germany this year, the Protestant church is celebrating 500 years since Martin Luther brought about the Reformation. Today, as the number of churchgoers dwindles, the … Continue reading

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