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My View For Awhile: Northward

Off I go into the sunrise… sort of.

Back to the northern chill after a good visit with my mother.

UPDATE
The trip continueth after a hiatus in the lounge in ATL.
It is by now nearly an inexorable cosmic truth that at least … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Even more comes about The Letter™: additional missing text

UPDATE 18 March:
Here is an interesting tweet from expert canonist Ed Peters.

1983 CIC 1391. The following can be punished with a just penalty according to the gravity of the delict: … n. 1. A person who … changes … or … Continue reading

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UPDATES – More of and about The Letter™ of Benedict XVI on the booklets

Because I have about 60 emails having to do with this, and since I’ve already made a few comments about this odd story elsewhere, here is a follow up, for the sake of completeness.
Sandro Magister posted the full text of … Continue reading

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READER FEEDBACK: “I want to be treated as an adult when it comes to catechesis and the Sacred Liturgy.”

From a reader, reacting to my post: Communion in the hand. Wherein Fr. Z rants and provokes.
Firstly, I want to thank you for your recent post/rant about “age appropriate food” when it comes to the Catholic Faith. I have had … Continue reading

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Communion in the hand. Wherein Fr. Z rants and provokes.

Not long ago, Robert Card. Sarah penned a preface for a recent book (HERE) about Communion in the hand.  The Cardinal Prefect of the CDW argues that various forces and practices have diminished faith in the Eucharist.  Some of those … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST

Sometimes I receive pretty serious email.  This just came in.
Please pray for my Grandfather, he just signed the paperwork to be euthanized. God bless Father and thank you
 

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My View For Awhile: Delta Delayed Edition

I am lingering in Providence… which doesn’t sound so bad on the face of it. Alas, I’m at the Providence airport and not heavenly Providence.
Since Saturday I’ve preached the Masses and parish mission. We concluded last night with a well … Continue reading

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TIVERTON, RI – 28 Feb – SOLEMN TLM with @fatherz and @iPadre

For those of you near Tiverton, RI (and anywhere in Rhode Island is near Tiverton by default) tonight there will be a Solemn TLM at 7 PM (with deacon and subdeacon) for the close of the parish mission which I have … Continue reading

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27 Feb – St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows: Patron of seminarians, hand-gunners, marksmen

Today we celebrate a saint whom we might invoke for help in our discussions of school safety in the wake of those mass murders, and prudence in general when it comes to gun ownership according to law and our inalienable … Continue reading

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PARODY SONG ALERT: A Pirate Looks at … Solemn Masses

I received a note from one of you readers, who was channelling his inner Zuhlio.
Frequent reader, occasional poster. I’m stationed up at ___ Air Base waaaaay up in ___, and we’ve been stuck in doors due to a winter storm. While listening … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for this 2nd Sunday of Lent?
Let us know.
Right now I have a mission at the legendary Fr. Finelli’s parish.
 

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Wherein Rutler thrashes @AntonioSpadaro

At Crisis, Fr. George Rutler has posted a potent counterpoint to Jesuit jibber-jabber (I know… that could be taken for a tautology).  He goes after Antonio Spadaro, SJ, who has issued all manner of nonsense with Olympian authority.
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Spain: young people dancing a jota in reparation for blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin

UPDATE:
It seems that there is a conflicting report about this dance.  It is also said to be a flash mob organized for Children with Cancer Day, or similar.  HERE
I like the other version better, but if it isn’t true….
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Mega-Masses and too many Hosts

I’m on the record as being, at the very least, skeptical about big outdoor Masses where throngs of people are expected to receive Holy Communion (no matter who they are).   There are… problems that arise from these expectations.
One problem: … Continue reading

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Attacks on the family

Sr. Lucia said that Satan’s great battle is against the family.
Now listen to this.  Please, people, try to think. NB especially about 4:00. Family as the “final bulwark”.

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