Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! 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 … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some great news to share with the readership? Let us in on it.

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My View For Awhile: Homeward With Chant And Shakuhachi

I’ve had a great couple of days in Grand Rapids MI. It’s time to go home. The talk I gave to kick off the Fatima series at Sacred Heart parish – an amazing place, more later – was well received … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation?  Let us know what it was! For my part, though I haven’t given it yet, I intend to connect the Epistle (James 1) with … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Fatima and worship ‘ad orientem’

For a while, in preparation for talk, I’ve been reviewing the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. I noticed something interesting. Say that you are waiting for someone really important to arrive, perhaps someone you love.  You watch in the … Continue reading

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Your Fatima 100th Anniversary Events

Far and wide we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. I think the event of Fatima is an important ongoing event into our own time. How are you observing this event?  Any changes … Continue reading

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The Miracle for the canonization of Jacinta and Francesco

For a while now, I have been looking for information about the miracle approved for the canonization of the two Fatima seerers, Francesco and Jacinta.  The other day in Rome I even went to the Congregation for Saints to talk … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Favor of the Faith” case approved

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father, I am marrying a previously married woman who two weeks ago recieved a dissolution of her previous marriage in “favor of the faith” from the Holy Father. Today she recieved the official decree from … Continue reading

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Belgian religious euthanizers to be investigated

Not long ago, a Belgian religious order which runs psychiatric hospitals approved euthanasia for their patients. It seems that the Holy Father is going to let the CDF be the CDF.  Let the investigation begin! From LifeSite: Vatican to investigate … Continue reading

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Wherein a Cardinal waits on tables

One of the most moving, and instructive, experiences of my life occurred one summer when I visited my boss. One summer I took some friends with me to the Benedictine monastery of Metten, where my boss in the curia, and … Continue reading

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Rome: Mass for Benefactors

I am going to celebrate Mass for the intention of my kind benefactors while I am here in Rome where I also do not forget to pray for them at the altars and tombs of many great saints.   So, … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 4: Caprese, Carbonara and Consecration

It has been a quiet Sunday in the Eternal City, with perfect weather. This is exactly what you expect of Rome right now. ikeunchtime… which glass is mine? This entire Caprese is mine. Each strand of this is mine, also. … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have a bit of good news to share with the readership? Let us know.

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My View For Awhile: Quick Trip Edition

I’m off. A quick trip to Rome came up quite swiftly.  I was invited along on a business trip, and I, happy, was free to accept. I’ll be able personally to check on the progress of our new white vestments … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback

I appreciate notes and feedback, especially like this. From a reader… I *finally* took the advice that you keep hammering into the readers of your blog and went to confession last evening, a year since my last confession. I’m glad … Continue reading

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