Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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The Insidious Footnote Saga continues: Fn. 329

I’ve been traveling and – frankly – backing off from the blog in order to have an actual vacation (NB: vacation, not rest). However, one of my Roman correspondents has again done yeoman’s work on a SUPER IMPORTANT point about … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readership? Let us know.

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Your Corpus Christi sermon, procession notes

What happened where you are for Corpus Christi, or Corpus Domini as it is called in some places, the Feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord? Was there a procession? Was there a good point made in the … Continue reading

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More on the question of deaconettes

I direct the readership to look at a piece in First Things: THE TRUE HISTORY OF WOMEN DEACONS hen Pope Francis announced his willingness to appoint a commission to study whether women can serve as deacons in the Catholic Church, … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readership? For my part… I’m in Rome.

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ASK FATHER: Q&A instead of homily

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, Is it permissible for a priest to instead of giving a homily at a Sunday Mass, “Open up that time to the congregation for a Q&A on any topics they would like to discuss?” I … Continue reading

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Your Trinity Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation? I’ll bet some of you heard some odd things about the Trinity. Here is a little Trinity Sunday question for you. In … Continue reading

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Thanks and Request for Prayers

First and foremost, I am very grateful for the monthly donations which have come in since the beginning of May.  I have been behind the eight-ball for quite a while and, hence, I haven’t been updating the sidebar where I usually … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z asks the readership for information – UPDATE

ORIGINAL Published 11 May 2016 First, where is a good herald when you need him?   I want to do a decent version of my coat-of-arms (I will revert to my family’s which is part of the one I was using). … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK on Mother Angelica with never before published information

The other day I chatted for a bit with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN, who stopped at our table at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.  When I got home from DC, I found waiting for me a copy of his new book … Continue reading

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My realistic solution to the problems in Amoris laetitia

I am trying to think back through the Church’s long history for an instance in which a Pope has withdrawn one of his own teaching documents, on faith and morals. Of course Popes have superseded previous documents by issuing their own. … Continue reading

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Interviews you should look into

First, there is an interview with Card. Burke at LifeSite.  In the summary before the interview itself: Answering a question in which I remarked that “many Catholics are troubled by the text,” Cardinal Burke did not deny that some of … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Westward Edition

I am on my way home after a few great days in Washington DC. I love Uber. Airport Burger review…. Ben’s Chile Bowl… It’s only after you order and pay that they tell you it’ll take more than 10 minutes. … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzTs for the Octave of Pentecost

Some Pentecost oldie PODCAzTs. I made these in 2008 during the Octave of Pentecost.  Perhaps they will be of interest to WDTPRS newcomers. 056 08-05-12 Octaves – Fr. Z rants & Augustine on Pentecost – PENTECOST MONDAY 057 08-05-13 John … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have good news to share with the readership? Let us know.  We need some positive charges.

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