Category Archives: SESSIUNCULA

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

ASK FATHER: Priest breaks the host during the consecration. FAIL!

From a reader…
A kindly retired priest offers morning Mass, ordinary form, at our parish occasionally. At the Consecration of the bread, father literally breaks the host in two when he prays the words ” . . . He took the … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have good news for the elevation and edification of the readership?  Let us know.

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#OafForADay – Deacon in vestments and a dog mask

I’ve seen this from different sources, including lots of email.  However Dcn. Greg Kandra has the most prominent post.
An idiot deacon – listed among the Permanent Deacons of St. Rose of Lima Church in Eddystone in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two in the sermon you heard during your Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation?
For my part, I spoke about the centurion and the Lord.  First, as a friend reminded me this week, Teresa of … Continue reading

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From a priest: an interesting experience saying Mass

From a priest…
I am a priest of ___, ordained now about a year and a half. I have been a regular reader of your blog since college, and I wanted to write you about an interesting experience I had the … Continue reading

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My View For A While: Counter March

Time to head home.
Another wonderful Delta experience greeted me at the airport.
First, in my app, all my flights, today’s and future, vanished. That was strange.
Hence, I had to go through the check in process. At least there were not problems … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters on the Papal mid-air airplane nuptials

From canonist Ed Peters comes a post.  I wrote about it, HERE.   There are some striking parallels.  I wonder why?
Any way…
Thoughts on a mid-air marriage
Show of hands! Who wants to rain all over the sentimental parade lining up behind (what … Continue reading

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Big Business Is WATCHING!

Two stories.  Both alarming.
First, apparently the group which secreted cameras and caught out Big Business Abortion (aka Planned Parenthood) has stung Twitter.  HERE
HIDDEN CAMERA: HUNDREDS of Twitter employees paid to view, mine your PERSONAL, PRIVATE posts
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ASK FATHER: If I confess to watching porn, must I say it was homosexual porn?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father, recently the catechist at our parish said that, when making our confessions, we ought to mention anything that might aggravate or mitigate the gravity of our sins, so that the confessor can get a clearer idea of … Continue reading

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Observing the Feast of the Ass – 14 January

A treat for the Feast of the Ass, which we celebrate today … to a greater or lesser degree than our medieval forebears.
Judging from the lyrics, this seems to be the festive installation of the “bishop” …who’s seems, appropriately, to … Continue reading

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