Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

My View For Awhile: 11 Sept Edition

I’m on my way to the deepest south for a maternal visit. Cutting a bit closer than usual today I went from door to seat in about 45 minutes.   This isn’t a day I would have chosen as my … Continue reading

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Brilliant discussion on the Catholic Church and Western Civilization

This video is great. It was forwarded to me by the Rush of Madison, the great Vicki McKenna. Watch or listen to this video. It has many points which could be broken into individual discussion. There is a apologia Christianity … Continue reading

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Your Good News

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

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Literate: “What, Papa, is ‘Jesuit’?” Papa: “I think you’d better ask your Mother.”

From the erudite digital pen of Fr. Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment: September 3 Anno Domini 2116: a family dialogue An old favourite of some appreciative readers, reprinted by request with one or two tinkerings.  Literate and Latinate six-year-old: Papa, why was the … Continue reading

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“I ask St. Teresa of Calcutta to intercede with God for…”

On this first day on which Mother Teresa of Calcutta has been elevated to the altars of the whole Church, let us all ask her intercession for some pressing needs for our respective nations, especially for these USA. In particular … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two about made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation?  Let us know. For my part here, “up North”, to the small gathering, I pointed to the silence of the … Continue reading

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Moderation queue alert and some housekeeping notes

I have quite a bit of driving in store for me on Thursday.  That means that I won’t be able to check the moderation queue as often as I can when I am not on the road. Folks, I’m sorry … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and Mass for Benefactors

Tomorrow I head “up north”.  I will take my wonderful portable altar made by St. Joseph’s Apprentice. During my time “up north” I will say Mass for the intention of my benefactors (regular monthly and occasional donors, people who send stuff … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

I can picture it now.  It’s time for the homily at Sunday Mass.  You resolve to pay close attention and remember details because you know that Fr. Z will ask… Was there a good point or two made during the … Continue reading

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UK Ordinariate… Quo?

Over at the Catholic Herald there is an piece by Damian Thompson about the status quaestionis of the Anglican Ordinariate in England established in the happier times of Benedict XVI. What interests me in a special way is found toward … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Prayers after Earthquake near Norcia, Italy

UPDATE: Dom Cassian Folsom has some reflections on the earthquakes which shook the monastery at Norcia. HERE UPDATE: For the time being, the monks of Norcia have moved down to Rome and are at the Benedictine community on the Aventine … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Inertia Edition

Inertia describes the tendency of bodies to resist a change in motion unless acted upon by outside forces.  Bodies in motion tend to stay in motion while bodies at rest tend to stay at rest unless moved by some influence. … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback

I get lots of email.  Some of it is friendly.  Some of it is not. Here is some friendly feedback: Based in large part on what I have read on this blog, I recently began going to the Latin Mass at … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know. I, for one, spoke (14th Sunday after Pentecost) about seeking that which is above and treasuring up treasures in heaven. There … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! 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 … Continue reading

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