Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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MADISON 1 July: Pontifical Mass at Throne for Suffering and Persecuted Christians Around the Globe

UPDATE: I’ll pass this along… From the Chancellor of the Diocese of Madison: With this email I convey the dispensation of the Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, granted to any of those who assist piously in the … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know. In the EF, in reference to the effectiveness of God’s blessings, I spoke of Holy Water. In the OF, I also … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Coordinated prayer for Pope Francis against diabolical attack

My friend Fr. Byers wrote to ask for help with something. HERE He suggests that people all over the world pray at the say time each day (early morning Rome time) to ask God to protect Pope Francis from diabolical … Continue reading

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Yet another group of US women religious is being called to Rome for a chat.

Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) is squawking that yet another group of women religious in these USA is being called to Rome for a chat.   First, the Sisters of Loretto (think Sr. Jeannine Gramick) are summoned to talk about … Continue reading

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Your Good News

I had a good week last week at Acton University, catching up with friends, hearing great presentations, being challenged to stretch and give my own talk, reading Mass in the traditional form, hearing some outstanding confessions, hanging out with really … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard during your Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know what it was.   For my part, on this 5th Sunday after Pentecost, I spoke about how dangerous anger is, what … Continue reading

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Lawler on Papal Off-the-cuff Remarks. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Phil Lawler has some observations about what the Pope said the other day in his off-the-cuff remarks about marriage… and it seems also about priests. From Catholic Culture: The damage done (again) by the Pope’s statements on marriage During an address … Continue reading

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Prayers and Points about the Terror in Orlando

I was drafting something along these lines, but Fr. John Hunwicke has expressed also many of the points I wanted to get across (with my emphases and comment): Those who died in the most truly appalling events at Orlando … … Continue reading

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New book by one of our readers here

One of our frequent commentatrices here has a new book. The Jeweler’s Polish. US HERE UK HERE So… there’s this Jeweler… and he’s Polish, right? Or is it… a… fine powder used by jewelers called rouge?  At first blush, it … Continue reading

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RENEW Renewed!

I saw at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter), that RENEW seems to be slithering back! Many of you don’t remember RENEW. It is a program that was going to save the Church! Not so much. Way back in the … Continue reading

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Hurray for Hillary!

In honor of what’s’er’face in California, I am watching my new disc of…  

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Your Good News

Do you have some great news to pass along to the readership? As I note in the comments (especially some in the queue under other entries), there is a lot of negative out there. We are facing serious problems in … Continue reading

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DAY….? BARCELONA

I have been in Barcelona for a few days. Today I saw this. Of this building, Benedict XVI said, on the day he consecrated it (HERE): In this place, Gaudí desired to unify that inspiration which came to him from … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Let us know about a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass of obligation.

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New procedures to remove negligent Bishops… what could go wrong?

The Pope has issued an Apostolic Letter (heavy) Motu Proprio to establish procedures to remove bishops who don’t act adequately in regard to priests who hurt children or vulnerable people. Good.  On the face of it, that’s great. I’ve been irritated … Continue reading

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