Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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Welcome Aboard New Registrants!

To participate in the combox here, you must be registered and approved (by me). Since the blog is under constant attack by spammers and nefarious ne’er-do-wells, I use the “about you” field in particular to screen registrations. Welcome aboard recent … Continue reading

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NYC Day 2: Seminaries and Spaghetti

The day began with a Solemn Mass for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost. I got to be a deacon for the Mass, which is rather rare for me. It was sacred fun. I don’t believe there are any photos. Later … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for this Sunday? Let us know.

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NYC Day 1: Pastrami

I feel about 75% better today after sleeping for about 10 hours.  Half of me is still in Japan (adjusting ad orientem is hard for me while going west isn’t that bad) and the other half is worn out from … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 19th Sunday after Pentecost: “Why did God make you?”

The snippers and stitchers of the Consilium allowed this Sunday’s prayer to survive unscathed in the post-Conciliar editions of the Missale Romanum. The Collect still echoes the ancient sentiments of Holy Church wherever the Roman Rite’s Ordinary Use of Holy … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday – CARDS!

The first thing to report is that I made a few QSL cards with my printer. I wanted to send a few out before I change my call sign. Next, I am in NYC right now. I brought my hand … Continue reading

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ZUHLIO RETURNS! “Fifty Ways To Rig A Synod”

It is my pleasure to release here the super ultra exclusive new hit from the always backward-looking performance artist Zuhlio! With the disturbing foreknowledge that the organizing office of the Synod of Bishops was going to change the rules and procedures … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Hurricane Dodging Edition

   I’m on my way into the storm.    Of course no sooner do I get to the gate but we hear an announcement that there is a traffic flow slowdown due to rain.  Why they can’t push these notifications … Continue reading

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FR. Z BLOG EXCLUSIVE! The return of…

I wanted to alert the readership that I received a note from, the distinguished artist ZUHLIO! Zuhlio is deeply concerned about the upcoming Synod of Bishops. He has decided to come out of retirement – again – with a new hit … Continue reading

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Off the cuff Francis on the family

Francis in Philadelphia speaking off the cuff about the family with a more or less simultaneous translator. Start at 1:58:29 to about 2:20:30

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