Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

When ‘experts’ interpret the wishes of the laity: What could go wrong?

Over at NLM my friend Gregory DiPippo has a fine essay with reflections on the imposition of the vernacular for Holy Mass back in 1969/70.  This topic has been on my mind lately, given that we have been at this … Continue reading

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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 email asking for … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point from the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass?
Let us know.

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Your Good News?

Do you have some good news to share with the readers?

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Of Prayers of Thanks and for the Nation

We had a Missa Cantata this morning, in the Extraordinary Form of course, using the texts for the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, adding the prayers Pro gratiarum actione.  The schola did a good job and Mass … Continue reading

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Registration error: Wherein Fr. Z screwed up!

Friends, I’m tired.
I just deleted a whole bunch of registrations by accident.
If you have the patience, and you registered lately and nothing came of it, you might try again.
Also… remember to use well that important field in the form wherein … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two made during the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation?
Let us know!

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Prayers and help for Fr. Kirby of Silverstream Priory

From a reader:
Fr Mark Kirby, of Vultus Christi blog, who with a small community is trying to save and revive Silverstream Priory, is in hospital. Would you pray for him? Would you ask readers to pray for him? And give him … Continue reading

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QUESTION FOR READERS: Our Lady of Clergy image – in Paris?

I have for years had an image of Our Lady of the Clergy, Notre-Dame du Clergé, on this blog. See the sidebar.
Right now I have a special reason to ask her to stick by me and a few other priests … Continue reading

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Courageous Priest ACTION ITEM!

The folks at Courageous Priest have another tee and hoodie sale going on to raise money. They invited me to share this and then give me a taste of the sales.
I am working entirely on my phone right … Continue reading

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