Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

Latin for: “a little group, meeting, company, assembled for amusement”

A priest writes with gratitude to you readers

From a priest reader comes some feedback for you readers… I am the recently ordained priest who offered the ordinary form in Latin for a community within in parish that is accustomed to the extraordinary rite. Thank you so much … Continue reading

Posted in Mail from priests, Reader Feedback | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Remembrance of things past

Today is the 146 birthday of the Marcel Proust.  Big deal, right?  It’s just that the OED’s WOTD today is “madeleine”.   “Madeleine” makes me think immediately – and in an appropriately nostalgic way – of a certain feast, of … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged | 11 Comments

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during the Holy Mass in fulfillment your of Sunday Obligation? Let us know.

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 13 Comments

REMINDER: The Internet, Prayer and You

Do you pray before using the Internet?  It might be a good idea.  Aside from the dangers for custody of the eyes and from reading horrible soul-annihilating things at Fishwrap (et alibi), there are matters of time expenditure and prideful personal exchanges, … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged | 7 Comments

10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum – NEW SONG!

The celebration continues!  I hope that you have wonderful plans for the evening. The official Parodohymnodist, Fr. Ferguson, has come through for us again. He penned one for the very day itself 07/07/07. He penned one for the 5th Anniversary … Continue reading

Posted in Lighter fare, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Parody Songs | Tagged , | 8 Comments

10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum: oldie tunes revisited

10 years ago, the official Parodohymnodist of this blog, inspired by the issuance of Benedict XVIs Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, penned and sent a celebratory tune. COMPOSER’S NOTE I ruminated a bit  … and came to the realization that, while “La Donna … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Lighter fare, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Parody Songs, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Parish starts ‘ad orientem’. Parishioner whines. Pastor responds.

I had a note from a reader about a parish in the Archdiocese of Detroit which moved towards ad orientem worship last January.  It seems that someone got her panties in a twist about it and wrote a nastygram email to … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , | 19 Comments

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

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

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Reactions to the change of Prefect at CDF – UPDATED

Originally Published on: Jul 1, 2017 There will be quite a few reaction to the change of Prefects at CDF.  Hereunder I hope to catalog some of them for easy reference. Here is something predictably tasteless from the start: CDF … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , , , , | 35 Comments

ASK FATHER: Lesbian Communion Ministers

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My Pastor allows 2 women who are in a public relationship (of the rainbow variety) to be Eucharistic ministers. What is the best way to approach him with my disapproval with the hopes of it stopping. … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during the Holy Mass in fulfillment your of Sunday Obligation? Let us know.

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 7 Comments

READER FEEDBACK: good for the spine

From a reader: Knowing well that a positive note can be a good thing for the soul, I just wanted to write a message to thank you for continually helping me (and I presume many others) to “man up” and … Continue reading

Posted in Reader Feedback | 6 Comments

Fr. Z’s Voice Mail and some Hate Mail

I had a question in my VoiceMail from a reader. I believe what the questioner is asking about is the Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary which, I believe, comes in two volumes, a missal for the altar and a … Continue reading

Posted in Reader Feedback | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Fr. Z’s Voice Mail and some Hate Mail

Wherein another reader does indeed “throw in the towel”

From a reader: In light of your rather depressed email correspondent [HERE], I want to share a more uplifting story. […] I have again become a Roamin’ Catholic. After decades as a “Novus Ordo Catholic,” I have thrown in the … Continue reading

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Hard-Identity Catholicism, HONORED GUESTS, New Evangelization | Tagged , | 22 Comments

Canonist Ed Peters DESTROYS a clueless critic of Bp Paprocki

This is a sheer delight to read.  Dr Peters doesn’t offer an open combox, but I do! Bp Paprocki’s norms on ‘same-sex marriage’ A few days ago, doubtless in response to pastoral questions he had been receiving from ministers in … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 23 Comments