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4 Confraternities of Catholic Clergy: Statement on Amoris Laetitia

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy of these USA, of Australia, of Ireland, and of England – four Confraternities – issued a joint statement about Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia. Statement of the Confraternities of Catholic Clergy 01/02/2017 As … Continue reading

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UPDATE 31 Jan: I had a call from the hate mail sender’s provider.  They did their own investigation.  We talked about the option of contacting law enforcement.   Since we are about to takeoff (I’m on an airplane) i couldn’t … 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. For my part, I am preaching at all the Masses at the FSSP parish in Littleton. Today, taking my cue from … Continue reading

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The liturgical attack begins

We saw this coming, didn’t we?  There was the appointment of new consultors to the CDW. From Amerika: Pope Francis has ordered a review of the new Mass translation Pope Francis has ordered a review of “Liturgiam Authenticam,” the controversial … Continue reading

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Washington DC 27 Jan – Annual Mass in honor of Nellie Gray

I was sent this information. Those of you who are in Washington DC for the March for Life will not want to miss this.  It was sent only on a PDF which means it is a mess to transfer here, … Continue reading

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BOOK: Nothing Superfluous: An Explanation of the Symbolism of the Rite of St. Gregory the Great

It is sometimes observed that elements of the Roman Rite, both traditional and revised, accrued as if my accident.  Liberals contemptuously squint at gestures (especially the reverent ones) as if they were barnacles on the hull of a ship that … Continue reading

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Maltese Catholics take out newspaper ad, plea to bishops

You will want to see this.  HERE Some of the faithful in Malta are making their case in the open. The other day a priest friend said to me: “Let bishops start treating the faithful the way they treat us.” … Continue reading

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Resignation of head of the Knights of Malta

At the Spanish site InfoVaticana we read: ÚLTIMA HORA: Dimite el Gran Maestre de la Orden de Malta a petición del Papa Según ha podido saber InfoVaticana, el Papa Francisco le habría pedido que presentara la renuncia. Matthew Festing fue … Continue reading

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Monday was a good day for the unborn and for #HamRadio

A couple of cheerful items crossed my screen on Monday. First, Pres. Trump reinstated the “Mexico City Policy”, which bars international NGOs that perform or promote abortions from receiving US government funds (i.e., taxpayer dollars). My only regret is that … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know. For my part,… I haven’t had my Sunday Mass yet, so I haven’t said anything yet!

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21 January St. Agnes: “Shining with the fire of divine love”

Let us invoke St. Agnes, virgin and martyr. O glorious Agnes who, though weak, was chosen by God to make His own might manifest in your martyrdom, together with the Holy Apostles intercede now before the throne of our Our … Continue reading

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PRAYER REQUEST: Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”

Fathers, you might want to have everyone pray this after Mass on Inauguration Day and other major public holidays.  This, and other prayers, are deeply needed. The following prayer was composed by John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, in 1791. He was … Continue reading

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Kelly Ann Conway, The March For Life, SCOTUS, Roe v Wade

This is interesting.

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during Holy Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation? Let us know! This week I have a bye.  I’m going to be deacon for a priest who has not yet … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS to readers, benefactors

I made a change to the sharing buttons plugin.  I think the blog loads a little faster now.  Perhaps you could make greater use of the buttons? Pretty please? I am deeply grateful to all of you benefactors who donate … Continue reading

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